AVE MARIA - by Helene Fischer - video ~ link
An unnamed source said the military deployment of US anti-missile ships and accompanying support personnel will occur in January and later this spring, Global Research reported.
Commander of the US Third Air Force based in Germany Lt.-Gen Frank Gorenc said it is not just an "exercise," but a "deployment," The Jerusalem Post said. Washington and Tel Aviv have planned to hold what they call the largest-ever joint military exercise this spring. The US commander visited Israel two weeks ago to confirm details for “the deployment of several thousand American soldiers to Israel.”
He also defended remarks by Lebanese Defense Minister Fayez Ghoson about the unrest in Syria and criticized those saying that attacking the defense minister is an indirect attack on the Lebanese Army.
Lebanese defense minister recently said that members of al-Qaeda terrorist group, fighting against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, have entered Syria via Lebanon.
Head of al-Marada movement also said that Lebanon would continue to support the Syrian government.
“We are with the Syrian regime, but we will not take any act against Lebanon. We don't raise President (Bashar) al-Assad's picture, we rather raise our president's picture. We believe in having a good relation with Syria, but we don't say that it is our reference. For us, Lebanon's advantage is a priority, and history will prove that,” Frangieh said.
Although not mentioned, the "strategic prize" of the first stage of this war on Iran is Syria; the first campaign in a much wider sectarian power-bid. "Other than the collapse of the Islamic Republic itself," Saudi King Abdullah was reported to have said last summer, "nothing would weaken Iran more than losing Syria."