by Tony Cartalucci
Image: Aleppo International Airport (Wikipedia). With dozens of dedicated military airbases and airfields to choose from, NATO-backed terrorists have decided instead to target Syria's two main civilian airports, not because of military or defensive objectives, but to terrorize Syria's population, undermine the government politically, and paralyze civilian infrastructure. This unconscionable act of blatant terrorism will have no impact on Syria's security operations and is yet another demonstration of the absolute illegitimacy of both the so-called "Free Syrian Army" and their Western sponsors.
September 1, 2012 - Syria has over 15 military airbases, including dedicated airbases located near Aleppo and Damascus. These airbases are generally surrounded by networks of military infrastructure including storage depots, barracks, motor pools, and defensive positions. So much as even denting these facilities would require a standing enemy army, airpower, and armor - something the terrorists operating in Syria with NATO backing currently lack. Even a successful, concentrated attack on a single airbase would make little difference tilting the balance of power in favor of NATO-backed foreign terrorists operating under the banner of the so-called "Free Syrian Army" (FSA).
Image: (via GlobalSecurity.org) Syria has over 15 dedicated military airbases located across the country, including bases within effective range of Damascus and Aleppo. Many more airbases either are, or can easily be converted into dual military/civilian use. Additionally, helicopter airfields can be set up ad-hoc nearly anywhere. The latest threat then, by terrorists operating in Syria against the nation's two main international airports is a craven act of terrorism seeking psychological, not military, and certainly not defensive objectives. The West's continued support of the so-called FSA, and the UN's continued silence has entirely eviscerated both their collective legitimacy and the primacy of "international law."
Puzzling then was an announcement made by NATO terrorists, warning that in 72 hours, starting September 1, 2012, they would begin operations to target Syria's two international airports, Damascus International, and Aleppo International. The Telegraph would report that NATO's terrorist front, "warned it would target civilian planes using the airports in Damascus and Aleppo from tomorrow." The Telegraph would also claim, "it [the FSA] suspected government was using the flights to bring in weapons." Like all of NATO terrorist claims, no evidence has been provided by either the militants, or the Western press.
The Telegraph has just reported that terrorists are planning to shoot at civilian planes and paralyze civilian flights across the country - a terrorist act by any definition or law.
Declaration of Terrorist Intend in Absolute Violation of International Law.
RT has also reported in their article, "Syrian rebels give airlines '72-hour warning' before they plan to seize civilian airports," that terrorists, "gave a 72-hour advance warning to airlines to suspend flights to Syria before the rebels try to seize civilian airports in Damascus and Aleppo. They claim the Syrian Air Force is using them 'illegally.'" RT also noted that, "international law prohibits attacks on civilian airports, whether during internal conflicts or wars between states."
source here 1 Sept 2012 >>