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.
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