18 02 2016
  • Map of U.S. Military Bases –

At this time 350,000 soldiers, 20,000 tanks, 2,450 warplanes and 460 military helicopters are massing in northern Saudi Arabia.  Saudi war planes have also been sent to Turkey for the first time.    The excuse for all this is a “military exercise” that is being called “Northern Thunder”. The Saudis are claiming that some 20 Arab and Muslim countries have joined them.   The actual goal is to somehow force the U.S. to back a ground invasion of Syria and block Russia from stopping it.

The Turks and Saudis, with Israel behind-the-scenes, are desperate now to do something, even a ground invasion, to prevent the Syrian Government — allied with Russian, Iranian, Iraqi and Lebanese forces — from “winning” the civil war.  The escalating proxy war in Syria is at the same time a greater proxy war for control of the entire Middle East.   The U.S. Neocons have always envisioned taking down Hezbollah and Hamas after taking over Syria.   Then they plan to move on to a surrounded and isolated Iran which would also mean undoing Iranian influence in Iraq.   For the Neocons defeating the Russians is also always a major part of their strategizing.

While Obama may still think he can hold back a regional war that could quickly escalate into some kind of limited world war, he has nevertheless acted as Neocon facilitator by super-arming the Saudis and Israelis as well as the Turks and GCC countries.   None of these countries could do what they are doing without tremendous help from both the Pentagon and CIA.  Whether by design or confusion Obama has set the stage and things may soon be beyond his control.

See MiddleEast.Org for more including the full article with the following quote:

“It bears emphasizing: the only moderates fighting in Syria are the troops of the Syrian Arab Army, made up of Sunni, Shia, Alawite, Druze and Christians. They and their allies comprise the forces of non-sectarianism in the country and the region, engaged in a pitiless conflict against the most reactionary and retrograde current of extremism the world has seen since Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge were rampaging across Cambodia.”