A hardly noticed detail of the operation in Al-Qusayr (Syrian city near the border to Lebanon): some fighters of the Qassam Brigades were killed and others were taken prisoner in this operation. It does not take long to guess on who’s side they have been active: on the side of the “rebels”.
In this context,and, in particular, their local representative in Lebanon, Ali Baraka, as unwanted with the insistent demand, that he should leave Lebanon very fast.
The visit of the Emir of Qatar to Gaza was actually and straightaway seen as an attempt to win the Hamas fighters for the war against Syria. This would be consistent with the interests of the aggressors that would establish a mobilization machinery, trained combat brigades and get additional human resources, which should not be underestimated, in this way, as well as it would serve the interest of Israel that could lead all the various troublemaking militant groups in one direction and thus, “away from itself”.
The coincidence of the interests of Qatar and Israel now ultimately receive a final confirmation in Al-Qusayr.
Meanwhile, the progress of the Syrian army is not to downplay anymore: the active hostilities shift more and more to the north. For the most part, Baath-units and fighters of Hezbollah remain in al-Qusayr, while the main forces of the Syrian army attack the next warlord-enclave, namely ar-Rastar.
This enclave has already been established in late 2011, and not far away from this place the terrible tragedy of al-Hula has occured just a bit over a year ago. The Syrians estimate the strength of the bandits that are located in ar-Rastan to 3-5 thousand “guns”, and the main part of the outlaws in Al-Rastan (Ar-Rastan) are Syrians (Al-Faruk), just like in al-Qusayr.
The foreign mercenaries (Al-Nusra Front) in this location are around 500-700 men according to preliminary estimates. Apropos, he presence of the Qassam Brigades are also reported from Al-Rastan (Ar-Rastan).
Anyway, the presence of Hamas in Syria is coincidental in an amazing way with the planned natural gas pipeline by Qatar. They focus mainly at the planned nodal points of this route, which is a pure coincidence (irony), of course.
In addition, and in defiance against all the doubters of the meanwhile in dozens confirmed deal with the Russian S-300, there is a new small addition: the Washington Post has published an order of the Syrian Ministry of Defence at JSC Rosoboronexport (Russian: OAO Рособоронэкспорт) from mid-March 2013 (here is a copy of the document, including the translation into the English language).
It is interesting that for the entire Syrian Arab Army (SAA) only 15 million bullets were ordered for the AK-47, while the United States has alleged ordered (just recently) about 900 million bullets for the global needs of its revolutionaries.
There are some small problems with the published list by the Washington Post. For example, no automatic 40-millimeter grenade launchers (item 11 in the list by WP) are produced in the Russian Federation (RF).
What comes closest in this matter would be the semi-automatic 6G30 (RG-6 grenade launcher). Even in other aspects, this list looks partially a little odd, but the list has therefore not necessarily to be the work of a apprentice as an intelligence agent from Toronto or Haifa.
And for the evening uplifting: the full interview of Bashar al-Assad with Al-Manar from 30.05.2013. Please look at it. Especially those, who think that Assad would create an “Alawite principality” along the coast plus a Syrian “rump state”.