In preparation for protecting its shores, Syria’s navy test fired live missiles from their ships and helicopters, according to Dawud Abdallah Rahijia, Syrian defense minister.
SANA, the Syrian news agency reported: “Naval Forces conducted an operational live fire exercise on Saturday, using missiles launched from the sea and coast, helicopters and missile boats, simulating a scenario of repelling a sudden attack from the sea.”
These tests come admits Vyacheslav Dzirkaln, the deputy chief of the Russian military and technical cooperation agency confirming that Russia will no longer sell arms to Syria – while the tension continues to mount over threats from the US government, Israel and the UN calling for Assad’s regime removed from power.
Dzirkaln said: “Russia, as well as other countries, is concerned by the situation in Syria. We are not talking about new arms supplies to that country. Until the situation stabilizes we will not deliver any new weapons (to Syria).”
Specifically, the Yak-130 aircraft that Russia is contracted worth $550 million to deliver these armaments to Syria will not be delivered. However, existing contracts will be honored. The advocacy is for “new weapons”.
According to Congressional Research Service, Russia sold Syria $4.7 billion in arms from 2007 to 2010, compared with $2.1 billion from 2003 to 2006.
Vladimir Putin stated that the Syrian government should enter into negotiations with the Free Syrian Army (FSA). “I am convinced that we must do everything possible to force the conflicting sides to find a peaceful political solution to all the disputed issues.”
Last month, Sergey Lavrov, Russian Foreign Minister, defended his country’s sale of armory to Syria at a news conference in Tehran. “We are not violating any international law in performing these contracts. [The US] are providing arms and weapons to the Syrian opposition that can be used in fighting against the Damascus government.”
At a House Intelligence Committee meeting in May, Representative Mike Rogers spoke out against the US arming the FSA with military grade weapons. Rogers said: “I’m not sure arming is the right answer here, mainly because we’re just not exactly sure who the bad guys are and who the good guys are right now in Syria. So you don’t know who you’re giving weapons to.”
The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and State Department, in conjunction with Saudi Arabia, are helping the FSA develop logistical routes to transport supplies into camps in Syria and train them in better communications abilities.
According to US officials, the CIA is divulging secret intelligence with the FSA so they can better attack Assad’s military forces.
The Special UN Envoy Kofi Annan has acquiesced that his brokered six point peace plan is not working in facilitating ending the violence in Syria.
Assad and Annan’s meetings in Damascus have resulted in Assad requesting : “building an approach from the ground up in some of the districts where we have extreme violence – to try and contain the violence in those districts and, step by step, build up and end the violence across the country.”
The UN and the Arab League, the architects of the plan, have not been able to secure a cease-fire while FSA and “opponents” of Assad’s government continue to attack.
Bassma Kodmani, a member of the Syrian National Council, says : “We think it’s going to be difficult to have a bilateral process. We think there’s a need for a third party to be the facilitator, the mediator. Ideally we think the UN is a legitimate and normal partner.”
Kodmani, who attended the Bilderberg Group meeting in Virginia earlier this year, is pushing for the forced regime change along with the US, Israel and the UN.
While people in Syria die and politicians call for new leaders to take over, the US dollar and control over oil in the Middle East is “the prize”.
Hillary Clinton, US Secretary of State and the globalist front “Friends of Syria” have “strongly suggested” that Russia and China are to blame for the escalation in the Syrian situation.
Dominique de Kevelioc de Bailleul of Beacon Equity Research, states: “Syria and Iran have been targets of interest of the U.S. for quite some time, as Washington under the George W. Bush Administration had known that a day would come when the U.S. and China would bang heads for precious crude supplies in the Middle East.”
While the days of the US dollar as the global reserve currency are quickly coming to an end, the US government is simultaneously scheduling the next “military conflict in the Middle East.”
Assad contends that terrorists, not his government, are responsible for the violence happening in Syria.
Faisal Mukdad , the deputy Foreign Minister and government spokesman remarked that the rebels who are fighting against Bashar al-Assad were “criminals and drug dealers.”Mukdad says it was those rebels who “escalated the attacks” and the Syria has a right to defend itself.
Mukdad blames the US government and France for thwarting peace plans ; referring to French foreign minister Alain Juppe’s comment “calling for war”. He says, “This is what the West wants – extremist and al-Qaeda forces controlling the whole region.”
Terrorist factions cause bombings and battles where civilians are caught in the cross fire. While innocent Syrians are being killed by the terrorist groups, the confusion as to their purpose mounts. They appear to simply be agitators, directly cause violence so that there will be violence.