Russia Delivers Supersonic Anti-Ship Cruise Missiles To Syria As UN Chief Says Country Is In Full-Scale Civil War

Full-scale civil war? I wonder why?:

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An insurgent army which claims to be up to 15,000 strong is being coordinated from Turkey to take on President Bashar al-Assad of Syria, which risks plunging the region into open warfare.

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Russia Delivers Supersonic ‘Yakhont’ Anti-Ship Cruise Missiles To Syria


Russia admits defying West by supplying cruise missiles to Syria as U.N. chief says country is in full-scale civil war (Daily Mail, Dec. 2, 2011):

Russia last night admitted it had defied the West and supplied Syrian president Bashar al-Assad with a batch of cruise missiles.

Despite warnings today that the country was in civil war and ongoing concerns over terror tactics used against civilians, Moscow will also go-ahead with training the dictator’s troops to use the state-of-the-art weapons.

‘Supersonic anti-ship Yakhont cruise missiles have been delivered to Syria,’ said an informed Russian source.

A total of 72 missiles were ordered by Damascus, but Moscow did not make clear how many had been delivered in the recent past.

‘These arms will make it possible to defend Syria’s entire coastline against a potential attack from sea,’ said another source.

Israel fears the cruise missiles could fall into the hands of Hezbollah militants in neighbouring Lebanon.

The US also sought to halt arms sales to the Syrian ruler after his bloody crackdowns on street protests.

Moscow insists that a deal on the missiles and radar equipment, signed in 2007, is legal under international law.

With instability growing in the region, Moscow may have calculated that by arming the dictator, it reduces the chances of Western intervention in the country.

The revelation came as the U.N.’s top human rights official warned today that Syria has entered a state of civil war with more than 4,000 people dead and an increasing number of soldiers defecting from the army to take up arms against the the president.

Syrian president Bashar Assad has been trying to crush an eight-month-old revolt against his autocratic rule, but the violence has only intensified.

The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, said the death toll for the revolt stands ‘at 4,000 but really the information coming to us is that it’s much more than that.’
Heavy arms: A cruise missile similar to those shipped to Syria by Russia takes off during a test flight in the desert

Heavy arms: A cruise missile similar to those shipped to Syria by Russia takes off during a test flight in the desert

‘As soon as there were more and more defectors threatening to take up arms, I said this in August before the Security Council, that there’s going to be a civil war,’ Pillay said, speaking today in Geneva.

‘And at the moment that’s how I am characterizing this.’

The scathing criticism from Pillay comes as the pressure piles on Assad from home and abroad.

The European Union imposed fresh sanctions on Damascus today, while the Syrian opposition called a general strike inside the country.

The recent spate of economic sanctions from the EU, the Arab League and Turkey are punishing Syria’s ailing economy, a dangerous development for the government in Damascus.

Syrian business leaders have long traded political freedoms for economic privileges in the country, where the prosperous merchant classes are key to propping up the regime.

But the sanctions, coupled with increasing calls for strikes, could sap their resolve.

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’15,000 Strong’ Army Gathers To Take On Syria:

An insurgent army which claims to be up to 15,000 strong is being coordinated from Turkey to take on President Bashar al-Assad of Syria, which risks plunging the region into open warfare.

– Global Research’s Michel Chossudovsky: Syria’s ‘Peaceful Protesters’ Are ‘Death Squads Directly Supported By Turkey And Israel’ Armed With Heavy Machine Guns (Video)

Flashback:

U.S. General Wesley Clark (Ret.) (Video), explains that the Bush Administration planned to take out 7 countries in 5 years:

Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Iran.

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