Sunday, September 23, 2012

Syrian rebels take control of third of 7 border crossings, move command from Turkey to Syria

Syrian rebels take control of third border : Officials in Turkey have confirmed that rebels in Syria have seized control of another border crossing between the two countries. Fierce fighting began in Tel-Abyad on Tuesday night. 
Amateur video appears to to show fighters sheltering from and returning gunfire from behind a wall. It is the first time rebels have targeted a crossing in Syria’s al-Raqqa province – a region which has remained staunchly behind the government of Bashar al-Assad. Tel-Abyad is the third of seven major crossings along the Turkish-Syrian frontier to come under rebel control.

Rebels move command from Turkey to Syria: In a video titled "Free Syrian Army Communique No. 1 from Inside," Col. Riad al-Assad, the leader of the Free Syrian Army, announced the move. "To our free Syrian people and to all free revolutionaries in Syrian towns, villages and suburbs and to all armed factions of the revolution," he declared, "we announce the entry of the leadership of the Free Syrian Army into liberated territories in Syria."

He emphasized that the move was made "in collaboration with battalions inside Syria." Fighters and opposition activists inside the country have complained that the Free Syrian Army is too far removed from the battle inside Syria. It was the latest in a series of recent efforts by the armed opposition inside and outside Syria to establish a tighter command and supply structure. The announcement Saturday came as activists in the northern province of Idlib claimed to have carried out an audacious attack in which three rebel battalions worked together to attack a Syrian army base and shoot down a fighter jet.
It is getting closer: Assad is going down. It is afterwards that worries me because the Arabs, Iran, The United States, Russia, and even China want to exert their interests over what is left! The Rebels top General has been saying that Syrian rebels can topple Assad without any external help. It is beginning to look like they can. I am very concerned about Hezbollah, Iran, and Russia though because they will not let it go at that and this will turn into a total middle east civil war.

In a single incident, rebels killed at least 18 soldiers in a car bomb and ground attack on a military position in Idlib province of northwest Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Speaking of the assault in Idlib, Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman said, “There were 70 to 100 soldiers there when the attack occurred” in the town of Saraqeb.

I remember saying a year ago that the Syrian protesters are the bravest in the world as they know they at the least are facing dedicated Syrian and Iranian Revolutionary Guard killers and now we find out we were right on and then some. I know the protesters vowed not to be deterred stating they will break the Government period but there is no way. The Syrian Government will kill and arrest who they have too. Iran will accept nothing less!

I remember the Syrian opposition saying that they would not stop and would ultimately defeat the Government saying Democratic transition would safeguard Syria from violence. As outsiders looking in we know nothing could be further from the truth. People are being imprisoned and murdered and I can not see that stopping until the Democracy movement is crushed. Supposedly this expected situation is begging for us to get involved but we damn well better not. Unless that is going to war with Iran is the goal.

I remember saying from day one that it would take almost the whole military to defect before they would have a chance and now that we know how involved Russia, Iran and Hezbollah are in the slaughtering that is going on around the country that is beginning to look like the beginning of their fight.

You have to be very concerned about what is happening in Syria especially. Russia, China, and Iran are not going to allow Syria to fall to Democracy. What we saw after the voter fraud in Iran was mild compared to what the IRG will do if this movement spreads to Iran. I really wish Bashar would step down but Iran is the elephant in the room any way you look at it. The total middle east breakdown we have written about numerous times is well under way. We can only hope we keep it from erupting into WW3.

In closing: You know Putin just got himself reelected as President, he did this so he could be at the helm of Russia as he like me knows 100% that world war is our future. He plans on marshaling China who is rapidly building a more formidable military and whoever he can to take on US hegemony.Russia watched helplessly as we had our way in Libya. Putin blames what is happening in Syria on our interference and Libya for training the protesters to fight against Bashar Al-Assad.

Putin is going to do everything possible to keep us from helping the Syrian people and I really feel for them. I do not see this going down the way Libya did and Iran and Russia are going to make sure it does not. I am afraid the Syrian people are going to be sacrificed, sacrificed in what is merely an opening salvo in this the wars for future dominance. I heard that Russia is gathering forces to go into Iran via Armenia for a quick strike through Georgia. We have a showdown setting up that looks disastrous for the worlds future. It will be a miracle if we can keep this from turning into WW3!

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma

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