NATO preps for new war
News From Jerusalem: NATO troops are training in Turkey for a Turkish-led NATO invasion of Syria, a senior Syrian diplomatic official claimed to WND.
Separately, informed Middle East security officials said Russia has been inspecting Syrian forces and has been advising Syria about possible Syrian military responses should NATO attack the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
The officials said Russia recently sold Syria a large quantity of Iskander ballistic missiles, and that, in light of the NATO threat, the Russian government renewed its pledge to sell Syria the advanced S-300 anti-missile system.
The Syrian diplomatic official, meanwhile, recognized his country receives general support from Russia, but told WND that Assad's regime is concerned the European Union and U.S. may offer Russia an economic incentive to scale back Russian support for Syria.
The report comes as Assad reportedly warned yesterday he will set the Middle East on fire if NATO forces attack his country.