Isn’t America (and our NATO compatriots) in enough wars?
I think so, but the powers that be have that insane look in their eye again and Syria is appears to be the next target. The West has been emboldened by its faux victory in Libya and is now ready for the next “domino” to fall.
Syria- after Iran- should be the last country the West wants to play “regime change” in and here’s why…
The S-300 Missile System – the great equalizer as far as air defense systems go – was designed by the Russians and if there’s a war it will be operated by them. It’s a particularly nasty air defense system that can track up to a 100 targets at once and engage up to 12 at a time.
Its surface-to-air missiles are devastating with a range of up to 100 miles and they travel at up to six times the speed of sound which is a lot faster than an F-16.
Which means our big, bad aircraft carriers would be sitting ducks against Syrian anti-ship missiles. Namely the P-800 Oniks and the P-15 ship to ship missile systems. These are very nasty indeed, capable of Mach 2 speeds, skimming the water at 10 meters. We won’t even see them coming until they slam into the hull!
And this is only the tip of the iceberg where the Syrian defenses are concerned.
They have 500,000 troops in the army – between reserves and active duty- that are equipped with 5,000 tanks, 1,000 mortars, 7,000 anti-tank weapons launchers, 3,000 infantry vehicles and 1,700 anti-aircraft guns. Their Air Force is 60,000 strong and uses the infamous Mig-29 “Fulcrums”– which can go toe-to-toe with anything we Americans produce. And they have the Mil Mi-24 Attack helicopters equipped with Gatling guns, bombs and missiles.
About 3 months ago, Iran sent 3,000 special forces to Syria in anticipation of these events and the two countries have a mutual defense treaty where if one is attacked the other helps out. So we attack the Syrians we have to fight the Iranians too. And the Russians have, what is rumored to be at least 5,000 special forces and support staff ready to go to war with NATO.
We start a war here and this ain’t gonna be Iraq or Afghanistan, we’ll be going to war with the “Soviets."
And if Drudge is to be believed, China, Russia, Syria and Iran are coordinating war games in anticipation of a NATO attack.
And bear in mind the Assad Family that run Syria are of an obscure branch of Islam called the “Alawi’s” who comprise only 17% of the population and know they will be exterminated if they lose control of the Country.
So will our Nobel Peace Prize winner- El Presidente Obama- start another war?
He’s tanking in the polls and is getting more and more desperate every day. Does Obama launch ANOTHER war to salvage his re-election?
At the very least, World War 3 ought to be reason enough to call off the election.
Because we are not gonna be able to beat the Syrians without pushing the World to the brink.