This is the Latest tactical deployment of Russian anti-terrior marines to the Syrian Port of Tartus the home of Russia's Mediterranean navel contingent. This group of commandos reinforces a group previously sent in March. The marines have been deployed for several reasons some of which tacticians do not want the public to know about. The fighting between the Syrian government forces (SGF)and the Free Syrian Army forces (FSA)has escalated to the point that security for the port of Tartus has become an issue for the Russians. The concerns in Moscow are three fold. With Syrian regular army officers and enlisted men defecting and joining up with FSA forces the SGF is no longer able to adequately suppress uprisings in the port aria. Then there is the growing number of militant Islamist insurgents flooding into Syria and sabotage is of a growing concern. Then we have the weapons of mass destruction(WMD). Military and security annalists from all over the world agree that Syria is the worlds repository for all things bio-chemically evil. Western intelligence has verified that most of the deadly bio-chem agents are stored in bulk barrels, drums and silos and are dispersed among the sites of Al Safir, the main Syrian missile base in the north; Cerin, a biological research center on the Mediterranean shore; military facilities at Hama and Homs; the Syrian naval base leased to the Russians at Latakia; and Palmyra, on the highway between Homs and Aleppo. Underground bunkers, holding Sarin (GB), Tabun (GA) and VX nerve gases, some four kinds of mustard gas and anthrax are in danger of falling into the hands of al Qaeda if the Syrian Army continues to loose strength.
The Russians as well as The Americans and the Israelis are stuck between a rock and a hard place in respect to Syria. Covert sources from all three nations have confirmed the presence of al Qaeda in arias of heavy conflict and in the vicinity of the chemical weapons stockpiles. And Iran has vowed to strike at any country for interfering in Syria. The Russians inserting troops at their bases as a preemptive measure and under the umbrella of base security has skirted the worlds criticism at this point. This time the warnings out of Tehran seem a bit more serious and it seems that they are aching for a fight with Israel threatening to “burn the country to ashes.” President Bashar al Assad may reach out to his friends in Iran soon and ask for more than just money to prop him up, his next move might be a request for troops. That request may have been granted? Iran's force is formidable boasting a military that includes 350,000 ground forces, 1,800 tanks and more than 300 fighter aircraft and a myriad of missiles.
Major General Robert Mood of the UN multinational force said in a press conference that he is suspending operations in Syria. He has ordered the 300 observers to hunker down for now and if the fighting continues to get worse then he will pull them out completely. This is a sign that outside intervention is shortly anticipated. With the observers going to ground and the weapons purchased by Saudi Arabia and Quatar on their way to Turkey from the US and the Russians securing their interests, airstrikes may start as soon as July, 2012. The Islamist element combined with WMDs has become the major issue with not only the West but with Syria's biggest trading partner Russia and with UN observers playing tit-a-lee-winks in their hotel rooms the Russians have a free hand.
Presidents Putin and Obama were clearly at odds during the G20 summit in Mexico the two leaders are defiantly at odds over Syria. A rumor of 5000 Russian security troops ordered by President Putin are on the way to help secure the chemical weapons facilities. The force of 5000 commandos is meant to augment the current Syrian 4th division that currently secures the facilities. That bad news was only the tip of the iceberg for Obama, June 18th the day of the G20 summit the Iranian news agency Fars Tehran’s propaganda machine reported a joint military action in Syria involving Russia, China and Iran and is slated to take place by the end of June. According to Fars the operation is “the biggest of its kind ever staged in the Middle East” a reported 90,000 personnel, 400 air planes and 900 tanks will be taking part. This may be bull bluster coming out of the radical regime but if true President Obama and the rest of the main stream Muslim nations in the region have completely blown it and you can flush Syria down the crapper right now.