As Sa'iqa wrote:I dare disagree. The intervention (if it takes place) will seriously hamper SAA movements around the country. Syrian air defence has no chances of repelling NATO attack, the best we could see is 4-5 downed aircraft.
I don't know whether you are specialist, expert, or military professional, in anyway, Mr Moreau knew exactly what he say.
Take a look about the topics relating to S-300, if US, its western's allies and Israel were worry about the S-300, these missiles are really efficient, and able to inflict a severe blows to US.
I did not say that they forbide the syrian's sky to US aircrafts, but they caused a significant damages, if and only if they were used by high skills professionals.
In Syria, this is the case, moreover, they are at least 17.000 russians working in all areas, I repeat, working in all areas.
This war, if it takes place, it will open a new chapter in international relations, and this will be the end of US presence in Middle east, aside the western decline, you will see Russia's back.
Just last things, during the first iraq war, in 1991, for most of people US claimed that only few aircrafts were downed, in fact, most of the figures were provided by DOD, it appears that much of the figures were cheaped in order to mislead us, and mislead the world. They successfully did.
The losses were far heavy than claimed, do not be abused by the western's hype, the soviet/russian's hardware were far be efficient than you can imagine, US claims's purpose is politic, economic, and chieflty propaganda. I was abused during nearly 20 years by western propaganda, it is no use to tell more.
During the war in 2006, Hizbollah inflicted -with old russian's antitank hardware- to israelis tanks a such losses -more than 100-, that forced Israel
withdrew from the war.
Western barbaric imperialism is far more weaker than you can imagine, and if this war takes place against Syria, we will witnessed several dozens F-22, F-15, F-16-no use to tell more about this shits- downed.
In 2013, this is the end of US western barbaric imperialism in Middle East.