Iran's Fars News Agency says Tehran has "corroborative evidence to prove US involvement in arms smuggling into Syria."
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir Abdollahian said thousands of weapons and mercenaries have entered a number of Syrian border towns and cities.
Saudi Arabia and Qatar said they're prepared to help opposition forces. Of course, they've been doing it all along with Turkey, Jordan, Washington, Britain, France, and Israel.
Kuwait's parliament passed a nonbinding resolution calling for providing opposition forces weapons and breaking ties with Damascus.
Washington's dirty hands want Assad replaced by a pro-Western regime. If current methods fail, expect war to follow.
In recent days, this writer established contact with a Syrian monitoring events on the ground. His name's unmentioned for his safety.
On March 4, he said a major Al Qaeda figure was arrested in Damascus. The same day, he emailed as follows:
"Sources familiar with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said a secret military order includes plans by senior Syrian military officials to confront a possible United States surprise attack."
"The plan involves Syria's military responding immediately and decisively, including launching rocket and missile attacks against Israeli and US targets."
"Syrian forces established a joint military operations Chamber, involving officers from the Syrian army, Iran, and Hezbollah, to coordinate military action if ordered. This means that any U.S. military attack against Syria Sijah will be met by the greatest possible missile force."
Clearly the stakes are drawn. Heated rhetoric's picking up. John McCain wants air attacks launched. Assad's preparing to respond defensively. Anything ahead may erupt suddenly and violently.
When America plans regime change, everything's on the table to achieve it, including war. As things now stand, bet on it.
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