SYRIA ESCALATION by US, Saudis, Turkey

20 04 2014


For the first time the US is supplying new anti-tank and anti-aircraft weapons to the Syrian “rebels”.   Facing prolonged civil war, or even defeat, Obama is escalating US involvement.

Obama recently visited Riyadh, King Abdullah then dutifully sacked Rasputin-like Prince Bandar, and the new American weapons are on the way — Saudi paid-for, Turkey and Jordan the smuggle points, US made and safeguarded with new technology restricting who can fire.

Will Russia, and possibly Iran as well, now respond and up-the-ante further?  They could, for instance, decide that for every tank and plane these new weapons take out more new ones and other new weapons systems will be sent to Syria.  Wider regional conflagration grows more likely.