The official said the Russians observed American forces taking part in Turkish military measures to secure the Syria-Turkey borders.
The official said the information about a U.S. military presence in Turkey has led to a debate within the Syrian leadership about whether to move the Syrian military to its highest alert level.
Currently, the Syrian army is on its second highest alert.
While the presence of U.S. forces in Turkey could not be immediately verified, it is not the first time the American military has been accused of aiding the insurgency targeting Bashar al-Assad’s regime.
In February, WND was first to report the U.S., Turkey and Jordan were running a training base for the Syrian rebels in the Jordanian town of Safawi in the country’s northern desert region, according to several knowledgeable Egyptian and Arab security officials speaking to WND.
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TEL AVIV — RUSSIAN INTELLIGENCE HAS INFORMATION ABOUT U.S. TROOPS INSIDE TURKEY NEAR THE COUNTRY’S BORDER WITH SYRIA, A SENIOR SYRIAN OFFICIAL TOLD KLEINONLINE TODAY.
THE OFFICIAL SAID THE RUSSIANS SAID THEY OBSERVED AMERICAN FORCES TAKING PART IN TURKISH MILITARY MEASURES TO SECURE THE SYRIA-TURKEY BORDERS.
THE OFFICIAL SAID THE INFORMATION ABOUT A U.S. MILITARY PRESENCE IN TURKEY HAS LED TO A DEBATE WITHIN THE SYRIAN LEADERSHIP ABOUT WHETHER TO MOVE THE SYRIAN MILITARY TO ITS HIGHEST ALERT LEVEL. CURRENTLY, THE SYRIAN ARMY IS ON ITS SECOND HIGHEST ALERT.
WHILE THE PRESENCE OF U.S. FORCES INSIDE TURKEY COULD NOT BE IMMEDIATELY VERIFIED THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TIME THE AMERICAN MILITARY HAS BEEN ACCUSED OF AIDING THE INSURGENCY TARGETING BASHAR ASSAD’S REGIME.
IN FEBRUARY, KLEINONLINE WAS FIRST TO REPORT THE U.S., TURKEY AND JORDAN WERE RUNNING A TRAINING BASE FOR THE SYRIAN REBELS IN THE JORDANIAN TOWN OF SAFAWI IN THE COUNTRY’S NORTHERN DESERT REGION, ACCORDING TO SEVERAL KNOWLEDGEABLE EGYPTIAN AND ARAB SECURITY OFFICIALS.
Moves this week by the United States to position specialized massive “penetrator” bombs for an attack on Iran clearly demonstrate a total lack of grasp by key players of the risks involved and the chain of events that will inexorably follow.
This week, a threat against Iran by the United States was published by the UK Telegraph. Peter Foster, of their Washington Bureau met with Mike Donnelly, US Air Force Secretary to question him about deployment of experimental “bunker buster” bombs.
Donnelly is a Washington Insider, a computer programmer and administrative planner but did three years in the army, having served that short period after the end of the Vietnam War.
He has no combat experience and cannot fly an airplane. He is a perfect choice to run an Air force.
This is what Donnelly said:
“If it needs to go today”, would be available. We continue to do testing on the bomb to refine its capabilities, and that is ongoing,” he said “We also have the capability to go with existing configuration today. We continue to do testing on the bomb to refine its capabilities, and that is ongoing. We also have the capability to go with existing configuration today.”
This weapon, the Massive Ordnance Penetrator or MOP weighs 14 tons and cost nearly $100 million to design.
It has never been successfully tested. Essentially, it is an 8” cannon barrel filled with high explosives hoped to be dropped from the B2 Stealth Bomber. Each B2 costs $2.1 billion dollars not to mention the $300 billion in design costs.
Some members of congress have serious doubts it is capable of penetrating the “underground weapons labs in Iran” that the CIA had briefed the same members on.
That briefing told congress that no such labs existed.
This February, James Reisen and Mark Mazzeti of the New York Times reported the current level of American intelligence regarding Iran and nuclear weapons:
“Recent assessments by American spy agencies are broadly consistent with a 2007 intelligence finding that concluded that Iran had abandoned its nuclear weapons program years earlier, according to current and former American officials.
The officials said that assessment was largely reaffirmed in a 2010 National Intelligence Estimate, and that it remains the consensus view of America’s 16 intelligence agencies.”
Thus, the same members of congress concerned over the performance of the weapon have been officially briefed that there is no potential use for the weapon although they have clearly indicated that they intend to use the weapon despite the fact their own best information indicates their “opinions” are not rooted in reality.
There are further concerns, other than dropping a defective bomb on non-existent targets without rationale or legal authority.
It is also hoped that Iran has not modified its air defense radars as Serbia had, allowing them to shoot down America’s stealth planes. Serbia downed several back in the 1990s.