Monday, June 18, 2012

Are Iran, Russia And China Planning A Major Military Exercise In Syria?

Russia, China, Iran Plan To Stage In Syria “Biggest Mid East Maneuver” -- Debka File

Middle East military tensions around Syria shot up again Monday, June 18, with the news reported by the semi-official Iranian news agency Fars that a joint Russian-Chinese-Iranian exercise is to take place in Syria.

It was described as “the biggest of its kind ever staged in the Middle East” with 90,000 personnel, 400 air planes and 900 tanks taking part.

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Update #1: ‘Iran, Russia, China, Syria to launch biggest joint war game in Mideast’ -- Tehran Times
Update #2: Large-scale military drill by Russia, China and Iran in Syria, website -- Iran independent News Services

My Comment: It is late in the night in Russia for my sources to get back to me on this story. Personally .... I am skeptical that these countries would conduct a major military exercise in a country that is essentially at a state of civil war .... and at numbers approaching 90,000. But if this story is true .... as well as the numbers involved .... those numbers do not reflect a military exercise .... they are numbers that comprise an invasion force.

WNU Editor: Hat tip to reader coffinman82 for the tip.

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