Skip to comments.BREAKING: Turkey Bombs Sites in Syria
Posted on 10/03/2012 12:22:28 PM PDT by therightliveswithus
Escalation. No real detail except this from Reuters:
TURKEY SAYS HAS STRUCK TARGETS IN SYRIA IN RESPONSE TO MORTAR STRIKE ACROSS BORDER - STATEMENT FROM PRIME MINISTER'S OFFICE
This came after a Syrian mortar killed five Turks today.
Turkey has contacted the United Nations and the Nato military alliance after Syrian shells killed five people in a Turkish town near the border between the two countries. The shells exploded after being fired into Akcakale from Tall al-Abyad in Syria, where forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad are trying to put down an 18-month-old insurgency.
See if it ends at least for now with this retaliation.
Hey it’s Moslem vs. Moslem - my favorite movie. Fire up the popcorn this promises to be entertaining.
Unlikely. Assad pledged he would deploy chemical weapons if his country was attacked.
Here we go
From al Jazeera:
Turkish armed forces have launched artillery attacks against Syria in response to a Syrian mortar strike, which has killed five members of the same family in southeastern Turkey.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said the attacks, carried out following radar tracking, were within the rules of engagement.
Who fired on whom first? Did the “rebels” i.e., al Queda fire them into Turkey? Did the Syrian government fire on al Queda taking refuge in Turkey?
Was this a real event, a provocation, an explosion of goat stew?
Looks like Syria is in for a long, bloody civil war that is a proxy war for Iran vs. Turkey, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States.
and while they are all pre-occupied, time for Israel to go after Iran’s nuke sites?
Some islamist will blame the Jews in 3...2...1...
Who fired the mortars? Syrian forces or terrorist rebels? Or do the Turks really care?
I’m amazed that Hillabeast and Obamabeast haven’t gotten us involved in the fighting yet.
It reminds me of the old saying, “Muslims hate Christian’s and Jew’s....almost has much as they hate other Muslims.”
Yep, let them kill each other and then let the Orthodox Christians come back to their rightful land.
Ww1 started because of allegiances. Hope this doesn’t dominoe out of control.
Susan Rice has mad a statement within the last few minutes.
“The United States condemns actions by both parties against each other, but condemns to an even greater degree, anti-Islamic filmmakers and those who would insult the Prophet Muhammad. There is no excuse for offending a peaceful religion and its millions of followers.”
More middle east policy success for Obama and Hillary.
Obama failed when the 3 AM phone call came.
Let’s see if he does any better when the 3 PM call comes.
Bad timing for my aunt and uncle to be in Turkey right now.
Will he use this “crisis” to get out of the debate?
“Some islamist will blame the Jews in 3...2...1...”
Of course it’s the Jooz. They all had their fans aimed in that direction, as it was a warm day.
They should be OK in Turkey, but if they were in Syria I'd really worry.
Except that Turkey is part of NATO...
GM is dead. Alqueda is alive and well.
When one member of NATO goes to war, we all do. That’s the treaty.
Assad stated that if he feels he is going to lose, he will launch his WMDs into Israel.
Be careful what you wish for. The Turks have become a much more militantly jihadist Islam country, as the secular government has been largely defeated at the polls, and the popular sentiment is AGAINST Bashar al-Assad. Turkey is pretty much on the side of the rebel forces in Syria, and their involvement in what has been a largely “civil” war, with the intent of replacing the more secular Bashar with an Iranian-supported puppet. Bashar will fall, much like Mubarak in Egypt and Khaddafi in Libya, leaving a vacuum that shall be quickly filled with a much more virulent and anti-Israel band of thugs.
Iran will not be Israel’s only problem in the Middle East. The cresent from Pakistan to Morocco is almost complete, and is coming together for a pincers action on Israel.
And Israel has been largely abandoned by the Current Regime in the White Hut.
Too bad “O” doesn’t read Freerepublic, or he’d know about this too!! :)
Maybe next week sometime, he’ll respond!!
Interesting that neither Fox or CNN had this, but UK and Jewish media had it on their front pages right away.
Agree. Here is how I see it.
The Turks, after the fall of the Ottoman Empire believe Jihad was over, they might as well give up on any dreams of global domination, join NATO, try to join the EU, remain secular etc...
Then, the Third Jihad began. It had already been in the works with Muslims colonizing the Western world and slipping into positions of power, even in the United States. Turkey now sees this Muslim Brotherhood caliphate beginning to form.
Tunisia, Egypt, potentially Syria. The Muslim Brotherhood has been clear that they intend to get rid of the monarchies in the Arabian peninsula. Libya may have a secular government, but apparently the Jihadists can do whatever they wish in that shattered nation.
Turkey sees this and is shaking off the dust from its own Jihad. After all, if a new caliphate is going to be led by anyone, it’s the Turks.
Slowly, internally, Turkey is gearing up to lead the new Ottoman Empire.
Another excuse for gas prices to go up even higher now.
just freakin’ peachy...
I knew Odumbass would manage to get a war started
Now the Muslim Brotherhood is bombing NATO targets
And they are NOT EVEN IN CONTROL Of Syria yet
This is how you deal with pukes.
I ALWAYS get a warm fuzzy feeling when muzzies kill muzzies!
So if Syria attacks Turkey, is that considered an attack on NATO?
Huh? Iran supports Bashar, and the rebels loathe Shias and thus Iran.
Grand coalitions/conspiracies are neat, simplyfying, and almost always wrong.
Witness the Soviets and China in the 1960s becoming so hostile they fought a small-scale war, while we mistakenly still bought into the "International Communist Conspiracy" centrally directed from Moscow.
Somewhere Obama is meeting with Valerie Jarrett trying to figure out who to apologize to first
I think safe to say Bashar Assad never saw Midnight Express the movie
No biggie, just another bump in the road
Watch Bambi say we need to come to the aid of Turkey in order to help da brotherhood
Well that will be hard to defend when his own ambassador went missing after an attack and he hopped aboard a plane for a fund raiser in Vegas.
Here I thought they’d been slacking off. It’s been HOURS since someone in the ME blew something/someone up...
“Witness the Soviets and China in the 1960s becoming so hostile they fought a small-scale war, while we mistakenly still bought into the “International Communist Conspiracy” centrally directed from Moscow.”
Anatoliy Golitsyn, a former KGB who defected to the West, said such splits were strategic. Part of an overall “sissors” strategy against the West. While there were real splits within the communist system, the fake ones were the ones that were the most dramatic and public.
Thinks this will get him off the golf course? Oh wait, he was practicing for the debate tonight in the very place he told us not to spend our money in.
Oil is down big today on the news of the Iranian currency crisis.
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