Thursday, April 30, 2015

Is The Syrian Army On The Verge of Collapse?

Forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad hold their weapons as they walk in Aleppo's historic citadel October 1, 2014.

Jeremy Bender, Business Insider -- The Syrian military is on the verge of collapse

The Syrian Army is facing its most serious challenges since the start of the Syrian Civil War.

Fatigued, over-stretched, and losing the support of its base constituency, the Syrian Army is conceivably nearing the point of collapse. Major rebel offenses have taken control of the strategic cities of Idlib and Jisr al-Shegour in the north. Meanwhile, a second rebel offensive in the south has been steadily working its way towards Damascus, the capital.

These steady rebel gains have demoralized the Syrian military, created fissures within the regime of president Bashar al-Assad, and force Damascus to accept greater foreign assistance in propping an ailing government, according to an April 30th New York Times report.

Here's why the regime may be nearing its most serious crisis yet.

WNU Editor: If they are having trouble gaining recruits .... Assad regime struggles to find new military recruits (Al Arabiya) .... this war of attrition will ultimately force Assad to be completely dependent on Hezbollah and Iran .... an alliance that would only embolden the Sunni rebel groups and further escalate this sectarian civil war.


Unknown said...

Same story ran last year.

I cant imagine that the situation has gotten better.

B.Poster said...

Russia is the main supporter of Iran. Russia is the main supporter of Syria. Russia is a major oil exporter. Instability is "helpful" if one wishes to increase the price of oil. It seems regardless who actually "wins" Russia wins regardless the outcome.

The combination of Russian superior strategy and tactics combined with the world's most powerful military and their close alliance with China the world's second most powerful military and the most powerful industrial country on earth makes Russia, for all practical purposes unstoppable.

ISIS and the other Sunni groups are enemies of America, Iran is an enemy of America, Iran's main backers of Russia and China are enemies of America. No matter how this turns out America loses. It'd be far best for us to redeploy all of our military assets all around the world to positions along our borders and off of our coasts that would at least allow us a fighting chance to defend our country.

phill said...

That's what they'd want us to do communist.

Unknown said...

B Poster

Spreading fear are we?

Denethor: My sons are spent. My line has ended. Rohan has deserted us. Theoden's betrayed me. Abandon your posts! Flee, flee for your lives!

[He turns around, and Gandalf knocks him out with his staff]

Gandalf: Prepare for battle!