posted on Sep, 29 2011 @ 10:57 AM
Well the Syrian situation is a very complex one.
Regime change in Syria has become absolutely critical for breaking Israel's regional isolation, and also, i believe Israel thinks if Assad is
overthrown in Damascus, it will end the Syrian-Iranian alliance, and force the Hamas leadership out of Damascus, currently enjoying Assad's
Now the problem is Russia knows, if a pro-Western successor takes over the regime, in Syria, it would have its important navy base shut down.
The Syrian base is the only toehold Russia has in the Med, and is vital to Russia, not only for military purpose's but also for the flow of gas and
oil through the region, strategically, Russia can't afford to lose Tartus.
The Black Sea Fleet needs the Syrian base for sustaining any effective Mediterranean presence, and now the US has military bases in Romania coupled
with the appearance of the US warship in the Black Sea, just recently, and also the new radars in turkey, the arc of encirclement is tightening on
Personally i feel Syria is just part of the military complex's global chess game, and the cold war never really ended, Russia needs to have a regime
change, that benefits them in Syria, but the US's military geopolitical agenda, seems to be working so far, and with Putin about to take the the hot
seat once again, expect things to turn sour, if western intervention takes place.
In summary, there a bigger agenda going on, behind the scenes, then to overthrow long faced Assad.