The mas Military Buildup of Russia in Syria is growing more and more. Now according to sources, The Kremlin seems less and less interested in observing any niceties with regard to how it describes Russia’s military involvement in Syria. Initially, it seemed likely that Moscow would go the Ukraine route by providing logistical support and lurking behind the scenes while officially denying – or at least downplaying – its role in the conflict. Over the course of the last two weeks, it’s become increasingly clear that Russia now intends to make no secret of its intention not only to stabilize the Assad regime but in fact to turn the tide completely with the provision of advanced weapons and equipment including combat aircraft, tanks, and drones.

The only remaining question was how long it would be before Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem made an official request for ground troops, allowing Moscow to abandon all pretense that Russia isn’t officially at war and while we may not have reached that point yet, you can’t very well build a forward operating base and not staff it which is why now, according to FT, Moscow is set to send 2,000 troops to Latakia as part of the mission’s “first phase”. Here’s more: Russia is to deploy 2,000 military personnel to its new air base near the Syrian port city of Latakia, signalling the scale of Moscow’s involvement in the war-torn country. Where is all of this leading? Are we thrusting full steam ahead for “Prophetic Wars” such as the War of Psalm 83 or the Big War of “Gog and Magog” of Ezekiel Chapter 38/39?, Or will this be another short confrontation of such that will eventually fizzle out? Only time will tell indeed. FULL REPORT