Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Obama-gate and World War III

Since the start of the Syrian conflict, Russia has sniffed Obama's lack of resolve.

But now -- with so many domestic scandals plaguing Obama -- Russia is even more emboldened to pursue its interests in Syria, and that sets the stage for an inflammable conflict.


Russia recently sold advanced Yakhont anti-ship cruise missiles to Syrian President Bashar Assad.

These missiles, outfitted with an advanced guidance system, effectively empower Syria to thwart any attempt by international forces to help Syrian rebels with a naval embargo or no-fly zone.

Upping the ante, Russia sent at least a dozen warships to its Tartus naval base in Syria, according to a Wall Street Journal report last Thursday.

Russia has also declared its intention to complete its sale of the S-300 advanced anti-aircraft missile system to Syria.

The S-300 is a state-of-the-art system that can intercept fighter jets and cruise missiles at a range of about 124 miles and would therefore -- if actually delivered to Assad -- represent a game-changer in the Middle East.