Russian warships have entered Syrian territorial waters in an aggressive move intended to avert any NATO-led attack on the country under the guise of a humanitarian intervention.
Russian warships are due to arrive at Syrian territorial waters, a Syrian information agency said on Thursday, indicating that the move represented a obvious concept to the West that Moscow would resist any foreign intervention in the nations civil unrest, studies Haaretz.
Russia has stepped up attempts to defend Syria in modern days, with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov eager to frame the violence in the nation as a civil war in defiance of statements by western powers that President Bashar al-Assad has overseen a bloody crackdown on innocent protesters.
As we observed prior to the attack on Libya, which was also framed as a humanitarian intervention, NATO powers are eager to demonize Assads govt by characterizing attacks by his forces as atrocities while mostly ignoring related attacks by opposition forces, these as this weeks raid on a Syrian air force intelligence complicated that killed or wounded 20 security police.
U.S. State Division spokesman Mark Toner rejects Russias declare that Syria is in a civil war, stating, We believe its very considerably the Assad regime transporting out a campaign of violence, intimidation, and repression in opposition to innocent protesters.
Of program, we noticed related rhetoric even as NATO-backed Al-Qaeda rebels have been commandeering fighter jets and firing rocket-propelled grenades in Libya, steps also undertaken by innocent protesters, we had been told at the time ( via nation.com.pk ).