Assad’s Deadly Agenda: First, Chemicals. Next, Powerful Russian Hypersonic Ballistic Missile


Russia Makes A Grave Move Toward WW3
Missile Crisis 2.0 In The Making

In Response To American ‘Patriot’ Missiles in Turkey
Moscow Has Upped the Ante Vigorously Against the West
And the West Has No Viable Answer Against It

The Russians have just given Syrian tyrant Bashar Assad
his most sophisticated weapon thus far – the Iskander cruise missile,
which has a hypersonic speed of 1.3 miles per second.

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On Dec. 5, the first American, Dutch and German Patriot missiles landed in Turkey. Within hours, three Russian warships had put into Syria’s Tartus port – the Novocherkassk and Saratov landing craft and the MB-304 supply vessel. Aboard were 300 marines. But there were not only fighting men. They also delivered a fearsome weapon for Assad’s army and a game changer in the Syrian conflict: 24 Iskander 9K720 (NATO codenamed SS-26 Stone) cruise missile systems, designed for theater level conflicts.

While NATO unpacked the Patriots in Turkey, a dozen mobile batteries – each carrying a pair of Iskander missiles – were fixed into position opposite Turkey, and another dozen, opposite Jordan and Israel. At all their stations, the Russian missiles are pointed at US military targets.

So, while the West was gripped with alarm over Assad’s poison Sarin gas shells and bombs and gearing up for missile attacks on Turkey, the Russians were injecting into the Syrian war field the most sophisticated weapon of death thus far.

The West and Israel have no answer for the Iskander’s hypersonic speed of more than 1.3 miles per second with a 280 mile-range and a 1,500-pound warhead which destroys targets with pinpoint accuracy. It is also nuclear-capable.

Russian President Vladimir Putin promised two US presidents, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, not to let the Iskander reach the hands of Syria or Iran.

Moscow has no illusions that once in Syria, the lethal cruise missile will pretty soon reach Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Saturday, Dec. 15, Iran’s chief of staff Gen. Hassan Firouzabadi warned that the Patriot missiles in Turkey portended world war. He was referring to the missile-versus-missile face-off in Syria .

 By giving Assad the Iskanders, Moscow has plumped itself squarely in the Tehran-Damascus-Hizballah camp, while on the contrary president Obama is carefully holding back from an unreserved commitment to the Syrian insurgency.

Some Western circles see Russia’s military intervention in the Syrian conflict as presaging Bashar Assad’s early downfall. The reality is that before he falls, the Syria ruler is getting ready for desperate measures – first by unleashing chemical warfare and, after that, using the deadly Iskanders for a last throw against his enemies.

And then, what? As it says in Isaiah 17:1,

“The burden of Damascus:  Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it will be a ruinous heap.”

The world is on the verge of the greatest cataclysm since the Flood of Noach; but most people, imbued by shear fear and irresponsibility, pretend to ignore what is constantly clearly evident all over the news: Worldwide society is rapidly collapsing at every level, planetary nature is inevitably agonizing, and a growing threat of nuclear doom extends is dark and lethal arms around all of us pulling us toward an abyss that seems to be inescapable. Meanwhile, we persistently continue in our perennial attempts to escape our bleak reality through empty positivism whose only result is to put us to sleep in front of mortal danger. Denial and wishful thinking will NOT change the course of history as prophesied. Only honest repentance and sincere and meaningful prayer, accompanied by selfless acts of humanity that arise from our conscious study of Torah shall merit this world to climb out of the hole in which we all are speedily falling. But the real problem is: are the masses willing to do it? Are you? Am I?

Notwithstanding, the best part of all this ugly panorama we face is how bad it is getting. We all know that immediately after the greatest darkness of the night is when the light of day appears, and immediately after the worst and more frequent pains of delivery arrives a beautiful baby. Si it is with the current situation of our world.

We all need to understand that if there is not a humble change of heart among the masses of the world — and even more importantly among the Jews — we shall have to go through what was prophesied by our holy Prophets in the old days … and it is not going to be nice. But after that terrible pain and indescribable horror a New World shall arise lead by Moshiach under the Commands and Rules of HaShem. Then, at last, the world shall enjoy true and lasting Justice and Peace. But it could have being the easy way! Who is at fault? You and I. After all, in the same way that denial and wishful thinking are signs of personal dysfunction, so is projection.

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Source: DebkaFilese

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Russia is disengaging from Syria: Arms shipments stopped, warships exit Tartus


Russian Navy in Tartus, Syria

Russian Navy in Tartus, Syria

Russian naval vessels have unexpectedly departed the Syrian Mediterranean port of Tartus and Russian arms shipments to Syria have been suddenly discontinued. debkafile’s military sources reveal that those and other steps indicate that the Russians are rapidly drawing away from the Syrian arena to avoid getting caught up in the escalating hostilities expected to arise from military intervention by the US, Europe and a number of Arab states. Russian intelligence appears to have decided that this outside intervention is imminent and Moscow looks anxious to keep its distance for now.

According to our military and Russian sources, these drastic steps must have been personally ordered by President Vladimir Putin. He is believed to have acted over the objections of some of his army and naval chiefs. This would explain the mixed statements issuing from Moscow in recent days about the disposition of Russian personnel at the naval base in Tartus and Russian military personnel in Syria.

Wednesday, Aug. 22, Commander of the Russian Navy Vice Adm. Viktor Chirkov said that if the fighting in Syria reached Tartus, Moscow may decide to evacuate the base. He stressed that this decision would have to be taken on the authority of President Putin. He was the first Russian official to suggest the possibility of an evacuation.

A week later, Aug. 28, Russian chief of staff Gen. Nikolai Makarov denied anything had changed in the working procedures of Russian military personnel in Syria or that there were any plans to evacuate the Russian naval base in Tartus:

“I think it’s too early to draw conclusions [from the situation in Syria],” said the general. “No one is running away from there.”

When a Russian journalist pressed the general and ventured to ask whether Moscow was terminating its military involvement in Syria, Marakov retorted, “Why are you so worried about Syria?”
But he didn’t answer the question.

debkafile’s military sources disclose that the Russians have taken five significant military steps with regard to Syria in the last two weeks:

  1. They cancelled a large-scale naval exercise dubbed “Caucasus 2012” scheduled to start mid-August in the eastern Mediterranean opposite the Syrian coast;
  2. Warships from three fleets – the Northern, Baltic and Black Sea – concentrated opposite Syria have dispersed and returned to their bases;
  3. Syrian President Bashar Assad was notified that Moscow was halting military aid to his army – except for intelligence updates and advice on logistics from Russian military advisers;
  4. Moscow has not clearly announced a freeze on arms shipments, including replacement parts for Russian weapons, which make up the bulk of the Syrian army’s weaponry. Officials have only said, “There are no large Russian weapons shipments planned in the near future to Syria.”
  5. The only Russian naval ship left in Tartus – a floating Russian Navy PM-138 shipyard – is also under orders to depart Tartus and return to the Black Sea in September.

A Russian source disclosed that all the remaining Russian personnel in Tartus have gathered on the floating shipyard, except for two officers on shore. This vessel and the remaining personnel are evidently packed up and ready to sail at any moment out of the Syrian port.

Source: DEBKAfile.