I the past hour I have received two important and long awaited good news about the war in Syria:
1) al-Qusayr has been fully liberated by the government force, this is official and confirmed by the BBC.
2) Some Russian S-300 are already in Syria. This is, of course, not official at all, but I have it from a source I personally trust and who got it from a reliable person “with access”.
Two points on the 2nd item: first, it remains unclear how many S-300 batteries are in Syria and, second, those who are currently in Syria remain under Russian control who have “conditioned their use or total control by Syria if and when a major or all out attack on Syria by Israel or Nato“.
I can see the logic for that: it would be to tell the Israelis “we (the Russians) control these missiles for the time being, so your airspace is not in danger (taking away one key Israeli excuse to attack Syria), but if you attack Syria, then we will hand them over the full system and you are on your own“. If my guess is correct, then this is a very slick tactic as it minimizes the incentives for anybody to attack Syria, but it also maximizes the deterrent effect of these systems.
Again, this is my personal speculation based on totally unofficial information passed to my by a personal contact.
Al Qusayr is major major blow to Al CIAda and its Wahhabi thugs and to the Zios first and foremost….The main target of controlling Qusayr has to do with suffocating Damascus and Hezbollah. That target has been destroyed by Hezbollah, Syria and Iran. The operational planning of the Qusayr battles was masterminded by Hezbollah wall to wall…
I fully confirm and concur with your Infos and analysis about the S300s…
if you check out the Brown Moses blog, it seems that the SAA and HA allowed many reinforcements to enter Qusayr over the past week — and then proceeded to smash them today. twitter reports from the BBC are saying that rebels are being hit very hard by artillery and air fire in their attempted escape. very well played by Iran, SAA, and HA.
@Anonymous: Amen to that!
@Everybody: Russian sources are reporting an increase in the concentration of Syrian troops around Aleppo. Also, ANNA news footage is showing a lot of dead bodies identified as infiltrators from Lebanon and killed by the Syrian military in various locations.
Hi Saker, hope you are well..i wanted to get your thoughts on RT news channel…any truth to rumours of a murdoch acquistion? your view about where RT sits with respect to global zionist media? is it part of the club? thks, Tarek
@Tarek: I did not hear this rumor, but I completely dismiss it. Oh, maybe Murdoch wants to buy RT, but the Russians will never sell it as it is a crucial instrument of “soft power”. Look at how much influence it had in 2012:
As to where RT sits with respect to the Ziomedia, its about the same as PressTV: they are very careful not to appear too anti-Zionist or anti-Israeli, but the reality is that they are solidly against the Ziomedia and that the very reason for their existence is to provide an alternative to the Ziomedia. Hence the US hysterics about these channels being the “enemy”:
At a time when al-Jazeera showed its true (pro-US, pro-Zionist, pro-Takfiri) face, Russia Today and Press TV are by far the two most powerful and important anti-Imperial news outlets, and Russia Today dwarfs Press TV in terms of audience. Finally, there is, of course, al-Manar, but they don’t have 24/7 broadcasts in English, which I infinitely regret…
HTH, kind regards,