The missiles are the SS-N-30A Kalibr, a long-range, low-flying cruise missile capable of carrying conventional or nuclear warheads. The Pentagon, fearing Kalibr’s ability to infiltrate air defense networks, constructed the JLENS aeriel detection network around the Washington D.C. area to detect a so-called “decapitation strike” by nuclear-armed Kalibrs.
http://www.popularmechanics.com/militar ... n-targets/
Likely there are cards yet to be played by Syria and its allies, which include wider roles for Iran and China to contribute in if and when necessary. The idea is to make continued Western intervention in Syria as costly as possible. It must be remembered that beyond the deepening rhetoric of the West, they still have only one goal – the same goal that they had when first beginning their proxy war with Syria – regime change in Damascus before pursuing regime change in Tehran, then Moscow and then Beijing.
It is likely the West will not stop until forced to tactically, strategically, economically, and politically. It is therefore incumbent upon Syria and its allies to create and apply the necessary force to do this.
http://landdestroyer.blogspot.com/2015/ ... syria.html
Tony Cartalucci – America’s Creeping War in Syria
December 8, 2015 (Tony Cartalucci – NEO) – A string of recent provocations against both Russia and Syria are meant to look like isolated incidents, but in fact constitute incremental “mission creep” into what may become full-scale US intervention in Syria
The endgame in Syria is soon approaching, and to prevent this, the US and its regional allies have begun a series of provocations meant to tip toe the West into deeper war in the region, and in particular, against Russia and Syria.