Special forces mass in preparation for final assault
Paul Joseph Watson
December 7, 2012
Following the arrival of the USS Eisenhower in the Mediterranean sea just outside Syria, reports are now circulating that other NATO forces are firmly in place to launch an “imminent” Libya-style military assault to topple President Bashar Al-Assad.
“Sources close to the French Defense Ministry reported Friday, Dec. 7, that a Western-Arab military intervention against the Assad regime is due to begin shortly with the participation of the US, France, Britain, Turkey, Jordan and other anti-Assad Arab nations,” reports Israeli news outlet DebkaFile, adding that Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Qatar’s special forces will also be involved.
Following the news earlier this week that the USS Eisenhower and the USS Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group are now stationed in waters just outside Syria, the latest report adds that the French aircraft carrier Charles De Gaullehas also joined the fray.
Training exercises involving British and French special forces in recent weeks have concentrated on attacking fortifications in the Alawite mountains, which is where Assad is predicted to escape to should he flee Damascus.
The report adds that the assault, “Would be modeled on the Western intervention in Libya in 2011. It would combine an aerial blitz with ground action by special forces for destroying Assad’s chemical weapons stocks, his air force and his air defense systems.”
The attack could be preceded by an announcement that Assad has used chemical weapons, which the White House has made clear represents a “red line” that would mandate military intervention.
The sudden deluge of hysteria suggesting, “The Syrian military is prepared to use chemical weapons against its own people and is awaiting final orders from President Bashar Assad,” is based entirely on dubious claims by anonymous “US officials”.
In setting the stage for war, the establishment media has repeated talking points almost identical to those that preceded the US invasion of Iraq, despite the fact that rhetoric about Saddam Hussein’s “weapons of mass destruction” turned out to be based on completely fabricated evidence.
In backing the rebel assault on Syria, the United States and NATO powers have, just like in Libya, aligned themselves with Al-Qaeda terrorists who have killed U.S. troops and sworn to target America after Assad falls while seeking to impose draconian Sharia law across the whole region.
Of course, the possibility remains that all the rhetoric concerning an “imminent” NATO intervention could be part of a psychological propaganda campaign aimed at destabilizing the Assad government and convincing both ministers and members of the Syrian Army to defect.
A similar effort was attempted months ago when reports circulated that rebels were surrounding Damascus and that the endgame was near, but the stories turned out to be little more than hot air.