The official authorities of the United States, Great Britain, France and some other states discuss the possibility of a military strike on Syria. On this background there has been a sharp rise in crude prices and gold in world markets.
Forex market is also periodically has a “fever” from received news related to Syria. If military intervention begins, it will be difficult to predict the behavior of the major currency pairs. It is very possible that there will be very large and multi-directional volatility of their movements.
Statements by a number of officials - the U.S. President Barack Obama; the head of the State Department, John Kerry; British Prime Minister David Cameron - give reason to believe that the question of a military strike against Syria will be addressed in the very short term.
Despite the fact that the UN investigation continues, aggressive politicians already decided everything for themselves. They do not need proofs; they need their ambitions related to the geo-political and therefore economic influence in the Middle East.
Moreover, potential aggressors almost openly ignore data from such UN experts as Carla Del Ponte, who confirmed yesterday that chemical weapons were used by terrorist groups. One gets the impression that they already decided everything. The same scenario was used in Libya before its destruction.
What is clear is that under the guise of “democratic values”, the invaders are trying to solve their own interests, including those of economic nature.
According to several media sources in Jordan have already held a meeting of heads of military departments of the United States, European countries, as well as a number of Middle Eastern countries.
The issue is in the intensity of shelling Syria: is this a show "lesson" of the North Atlantic Alliance and its allies or it will be something like a prolonged bombardment of Libya?
According to the Washington Post, the U.S. administration is considering a limited strike against Syria, "which does not take more than two days." Strikes can be applied to the sea-based cruise missiles from destroyers in the Mediterranean, as well as with the Strategic Air Command. The UK is considering the use of its bases in Cyprus for air strikes.
In general, the various terrorist groups in fact already are the land element of the NATO operation against Syria. Active support of "rebels" with money, weapons (and possibly thereby chemical weapons) and with intelligence on the part of NATO, as well as a powerful media campaign, tells about the long-term intent to destroy the current government of Syria.
However, the difficult financial situation in the U.S. and Europe, coupled with a more serious challenge in the form of a quite powerful military ground force and air defense forces of Syria - all of these factors speak in favor of the limited scope of direct military intervention by NATO and its allies.
We can’t exclude the option that in the future in Syria will be marked new cases of use of chemical weapons, while there is a little hope for real proof of such incidents. This may be the reason for a full-scale and prolonged military intervention against Syria by NATO.