posted on Aug, 27 2013 @ 04:50 PM
reply to post by TrueAmerican
So what would YOU do if you were Assad, and knew you were about to be obliterated?
Starting from the idea that all would be lost and I would have no chance of victory I would dedicate my efforts in self preservation, preservation of
command and control and valuable assets (I would have already cleared all my monetary investments as to avoid any attempt to freeze them, probably
moving them into Russia, Iran and China). I would then wait for a way to return to power, even if using a puppet...
First I would move my main command and control OPs into Iran (and move there) it would be clear by now that if Syria is a stepping stone (I would also
move most of the air-force there and military stockpiles and build the supply chain out of Iran as much as possible (including moving armament and
training facilities out of Syria as much as possible). I would also start to accept recruits from Iran and other aligned forces as to bolster my
efforts, heck I would even welcome an expeditionary force from North Korea, Indonesia as the conflict even more internationalized (in similar lines to
how many nations permitted their citizens to participate in the Spanish civil war).
The next step would be moving civilian state infrastructures also into Iran, all ministries could be run from the there as to survive the dismantling
of the Syrian state that would continue to be eroded.
I would place my military efforts in cutting the "mercenary terrorist" supply channels and infiltrate as much as possible those forces. I would even
create a false faction to join the rebels.
Next I would make all the military material that I had no ready operational use into friendly forces across all boarders (Iraq, Kurds, Jordan and
Lebanon) as to augment the area of conflict and make progress slower.
I would have long ago had established sleeper cells inside the nations that are supporting those mercenaries, terror attacks would focus not in
killing civilians but in destroying economic interests especially oil and energy and communication targets (sea bed cables would be primary targets)
and food and water production this last ones could be done cheaply and covertly. I would also try to make crossing the Suez and Panama canals also
Of course that beyond having to commit real atrocities this would all be for not in the long run, so having the choice I would probably just submit
and get a good deal from the attackers. But this would not work against a Theocracy like Iran there will be utterly hell, remember those stories about
volunteers for martyrdom in clearing mine-fields...