Israel National News
reports: France appeals to the United Nations for authorization to employ the means necessary to conclude the bloodshed in Syria, which will intensify an already increasing proxy war between Russia and the Western powers throughout the Mideast. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov recently blamed America for supplying weapons to Syrian rebel forces fighting against Assad’s regime, following U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s accusation that Moscow was sending attack helicopters to Damascus.
Voice of America News
reports: Russia recently defended its arms sale to Syria by blaming America for providing weapons to the Syrian rebels. Russia is supplying air defense weapon systems to Damascus because of past arms contracts that ‘in no way violates international law,’ according to Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
The Christian Science Monitor
reports: Washington made charges against Moscow by asserting that Russian-supplied weapons are killing Syrians ‘on an hourly basis.’ However, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov fired back by saying Russia is only supplying Syria with defensive weapons, while the U.S. is supplying the region with deadly offensive weapons.
The BBC News
reports: Russia is facing increased American led Western pressure to surrender its support for Syria. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned Russia that it could risk losing influence in the Mideast if Moscow fails to cooperate with Western objectives against Syria.
Russia’s President Putin has been at a summit meeting in China with Iran’s President Ahmadinejad, which is Israel’s most bitter enemy. Russia has provided hundreds of millions of dollars in advance technology and military equipment for Iran’s arm forces and its nuclear weapons development program. Now Russia provides advanced missile technology, despite the ban that is supposed to prevent Iran from furthering their illegal nuclear weapons development program.
Russia is providing the besieged Assad regime in Syria with attack helicopters. Assad has already killed thousands of his own people as he clings to power, and these helicopters could become a powerful weapon for him to employ against the rebellion. Syria is known to have huge stocks of chemical and biological weapons, and the fear in Israel is that they might fall into the hands of terrorist groups like Hezbollah who are well organized and active in Syria. Therefore, because Russia seeks to return to its former superpower status during its Soviet Union days, the Cold War days are returning to the world.