Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Syria Civil War Maps Batch Two - Syrian Air Defenses

Libyan War Maps 
Syrian Arab Spring Protest Maps - Batch One
Syria Civil War Maps Batch Two - Syrian Air Defenses 
Syria Civil War Maps Batch Three - Twitter and News Update Maps 
Syria Civil War Maps Batch Four - The Soccer Map  
Syria Civil War Maps: Batch Five - Ceasefire Violations
Syria Civil War Maps: Batch Six - Houla   
Syria Civil War Maps: Batch Seven - June 2012    
Syria Civil War Maps: Batch Eight - Battle of Damascus 
Syria Civil War Maps: Batch Nine - September 2012 
Syria Civil War Maps Batch Ten - October 2012 
Syria Civil War Maps Batch Eleven - Propaganda Maps
Syria Civil War Maps Batch Twelve - First Quarter 2013

Syria Civil War Maps Batch Thirteen - Chemical Weapons Attack?
Syria Civil War Maps Batch Fourteen - Israel Strikes Again
Syria Civil War Maps Batch Fifteen - Second Quarter 2013
Syria Civil War Maps Batch Sixteen - The Coming Western Intervention
Syria Civil War Maps Batch Seventeen - Al Qaedastan in Iraq and Syria

The protesters, now turning into rebels, in Syria are desperately trying to copy the success the rebels of Libya.  First, the Libyan rebels established a republic by founding a National Transition Council so the Syrian rebels setup on Sunday the Syrian National Council (SNC).

Now the SNC realize that a NATO-led air war in the model of Libya is needed to stop the tide of the Baath Party's Syrian Arab Republic's war machine.  The SNC has not only learned the lessons of Libya but also the need to establish easy to reach information like in Tunisia and Egypt.  To accomplish this SNC has published maps of the Syrian Arab Republic's air defenses!  This pretty much says "bomb here to establish air dominance."  Unlike Iranian protesters, it seems Syrians have no problem with foreign intervention right now.  (Hat tip: Foreign Policy)





2 comments:

pfly said...

The use of blue for land and brown for water is odd. I glanced at the maps before reading any text and was momentarily confused..."is this off the coast of Tasmania?"

Anonymous said...

pfly, Syria is not even close to Tasmania. Establishing air dominance is also not a priority for the FSA as you say because the vast majority of Assad's forces consists of tanks and various light artillery units. Air superiority is great but will do little to halt bombardments. That would require further NATO (read U.S.) involvement.