|The Syrian army is slowly disintegrating as troop morale plummets, with Irran Russia and China there then what?|
Many more soldiers killed and defected as Syrian military losing morale: Russian military supply ship heads back to Syria under armed escort!
Just in: Almost 40 Syrian soldiers - including a general and two colonels - have defected to Turkey, according to Turkish state television. Reports said that the general, two colonels, two majors, one lieutenant and 33 soldiers had arrived in Turkey but did not give any more details.
Another channel, CNN Turk, also reported the defections, adding that they had arrived with members of their families, making a total of 224 individuals. The reported defections come a day before an emergency Nato meeting to discuss the shooting down of a Turkish warplane by Syrian forces.
At least 34 killed, more than 1/2 soldiers as Syria violence hits new heights. Violence in Syria killed at least 34 people on Sunday, more than half of them troops who died in clashes with rebels as the bloodshed reached new heights, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. In a further blow to the army, rebels captured 11 soldiers during an attack on their base in the regime stronghold of Al-Nabak in Damascus province. At least 16 soldiers were killed in fighting in the northern province of Aleppo, while two others died in attacks elsewhere in the country.
"The clashes happened almost simultaneously at dawn" in several towns in Aleppo province, the Observatory's Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP by telephone. The Britain-based group added that a number of soldiers defected after an attack on an artillery battalion in the province, taking with them a large amount of weapons. "The morale of the military is very low," Abdel Rahman said, adding the army recently buried 113 soldiers in one region alone.
More than 15,000 people, mostly civilians, have been killed in Syria since the outbreak of the revolt against Assad's rule in March 2011, according to the Observatory.
A ship carrying Russian helicopters to Syria, which turned back after its insurance was cut, is expected to resume its journey accompanied by at least one other vessel, Interfax reported on Sunday, citing a military source.
The report is likely to reignite international criticism of Russia's arms deliveries to Syria which U.S. officials have called reprehensible and the Arab League has said should be stopped. "A military-diplomatic source in Moscow told Interfax that (the ship) will go from Murmansk to Syria. According to his information the ship should travel under escort," the news agency reported.
Syrian soldiers are being killed and defecting in larger and larger numbers causing the Military to lose morale. Think about the large scale slaughtering of civilians seemingly sanctioned by China, Russia, and Iran with their keeping the West from helping the people and their supplying of arms and ammunition and high tech weapons to slaughter them and as we are led to think, be used to keep foreign Nations from interfering with what has developed into a civil war thanks to Assad.
You have to be more concerned than ever about the huge "wide spread land air and sea military "exercise" Iran, Syria, Russia, and China are preparing for in July. Putin may back Assad's removal or Assad may be killed otherwise he and the Alawite's and their allies are going no where. Russia just sent in marines and 2 war ships to Syria to supposedly aid in evacuation of necessary. Russia and China are not going to allow themselves to be kicked out of Syria as would be the case if the opposition gained power.
Likewise, there is also no way Iran is going to let her ally and guard 'Syria" fall to the opposition or more pointedly Democracy and US and Western influence. With that said Iran, Russia, China to stage massive joint military drill in Syria: Iran, Russia, China and Syria are planning to hold joint military drill in Syria in early July, according to a report published Tuesday morning by Iran's semi-official Fars News Agency.
Citing "informed sources," Fars reported that the four countries will conduct war games on land and at sea, with the participation of some 90,000 soldiers, 1,000 tanks and 400 aircraft. According to the sources, Egypt has agreed to allow 12 Chinese warships passage through the Suez Canal on their way to Syria. Iranian battleships and submarines, along with Russian nuclear submarines, warships, aircraft carriers and mine-clearing destroyers will also participate in the exercise.
This is no frigging game, this is no frigging joke. Under the guise of a war game I do not believe we have a choice but we are preparing to allow the 4 players to set up and have on station all the military equipment, hardware, and personnel, they will need when this "blows" even if they instigate it when "dragged into this" because "free Syrian Army" attacked one of their interests.
Any way you look at it, 1000 tanks, 400 aircraft, 90000 soldiers, 12 Chinese war ships, that is not an exercise that is a staying force. If the Government somehow falls there is no way in hell that Russia and China are just going to go home and sulk. They are going to stay whether the people like it or not and make this their stand in the middle east.
Putin and China have had enough. They are going to make a stand. If you have not noticed they have chosen to make it here on the backs of the Syrian people. I do not like what I see! Syria is China and Russia's last real foot hold in the middle east they and Iran are not going to give this up easily. This is going to take a hell of a long and deadly fight. I fully expect Russia and China to be drawn into this and then the entire middle east will take sides. I hop[e we can avert WW3 but I would not bet on it!