Hmm. Russian warships amassing, Hizbullah threatening white settler zionist state, Iran threatening strikes, pro-Iranian militias ready to attack imperialist targets in Iraq, and now Syrian pilots ready for suicide missions. Not a very nice combination of forces in the face of possible imperialist bombing of Syria, whose ramifications I analysed here. - Sukant Chandan, Sons of Malcolm
Syrian army may use kamikaze pilots against west, Assad officer claims
At least 8,000 suicide 'martyrs' ready to foil US warplanes hand-in-hand with Hezbollah and Iran, says regime loyalist
The Syrian air force is considering using kamikaze pilots against attacks by western forces, a Syrian army officer operating air defences near Damascus has claimed in an interview with the Guardian.
The officer said 13 pilots had signed a pledge this week saying they would form "a crew of suicide martyrs to foil the US warplanes".
The Assad loyalist, in his 30s and serving with the Syrian army's air defence section 10 miles from the capital, said: "If the US and British armies launch a single rocket we will launch three or four, and if their warplanes raid our skies they will face hell fire.