vendredi 7 décembre 2012

NATO-Arab Syria intervention imminent

Paris: NATO-Arab Syria intervention imminent

DEBKAfile Special Report December 7, 2012, 3:09 PM (GMT+02:00)

Sources close to the French Defense Ministry reported Friday, Dec. 7, that a Western-Arab military intervention against the Assad regime is due to begin shortly with the participation of the US, France, Britain, Turkey, Jordan and other anti-Assad Arab nations. debkafile: The reference is to Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Qatar’s special forces.
Our military sources add that the French aircraft carrier Charles De Gaulle carrying a complement of marines is deployed in the Mediterranean, having joined the USS Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group and at least five British warships which are also carrying a large marine force.
In the second and third weeks of November, British and French naval forces, plus 2,600 special ops combatants from both nations, performed landing-and-capture exercises against fortified locations on the coast and mountains of Albania as practice for potential operations against similar terrain in Syria, where the Alawite Mountains loom over the coastal towns of Latakia and Tartus.
The troops landing there would head for the Alawite Mts. to prevent Assad and his loyal units from retreating to his mountain stronghold and fighting on from there - as he plans to do if he is forced to flee Damascus.

French sources told Le Point magazine that the NATO mission for Syria, including the UK and the US, would be modeled on the Western intervention in Libya in 2011. It would combine an aerial blitz with ground action by special forces for destroying Assad’s chemical weapons stocks, his air force and his air defense systems.  

See earlier debkafile reports on the Syrian chemical warfare threat.


L’USS Eisenhower, un porte-avions américain muni de huit escadrons de chasseurs-bombardiers et de 8000 hommes, est arrivé sur la côte syrienne, le 5 décembre 2012, au milieu d’un violent orage, indiquant une préparation américaine pour une éventuelle intervention militaire au sol.

Les prétendus "rebelles" soit-disant "syriens", c’est-à-dire les mercenaires de l’impérialisme occidental, pourraient eux-mêmes utiliser l’arme chimique, en totale coordination avec les Etats-Unis et leurs alliés turcs, arabes, européens et israéliens, pour accuser ensuite Damas de l’avoir fait, et se créer ainsi de toute pièce un prétexte pour attaquer la Syrie.
J-M. V.