Skip to comments.Turkish Muslim pilgrims' bus 'shot at in Syria'
Posted on 11/21/2011 5:03:53 AM PST by jhpigott
21 November 2011
A bus, part of a convoy carrying Turkish pilgrims, has come under gun attack in central Syria, Turkish media and officials say.
At least two people, one of them a bus driver, were injured in the attack near the flashpoint city of Homs, they say.
The passengers, who had attended the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca, later arrived back in Turkey.
Private news agency Dogan showed images of the vehicle with one of its side windows broken.
"We confirm that an attack took place in Syria," a foreign ministry official told AFP news agency, without giving any further information, but reiterated Turkey's warning to its citizens not to visit Syria.
Another driver, Erhan Surmeli, said the bus had been carrying 25 butchers back to Turkey from Saudi Arabia following the festival of Eid al-Adha, or the feast of sacrifice, which starts after the Hajj (pilgrimage).
"We had stopped at a checkpoint," he told the Associated Press news agency by telephone.
"Syrian soldiers emerged from behind sandbags and cursed [Turkish Prime Minister] Recep Tayyip Erdogan when we told them we were Turks. Then they suddenly opened fire at the bus."
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Maybe 000bama is setting Erdogan up for a “Turkish” spring to establish a New Ottoman Empire.....
Does 000bama have a favorite faction among the Muslims?
Is he more pro-Arab than pro-Persian?
Is he more Sunni than Shiite?
Is he more pro-Iraq than pro-Iran?
I have these questions, because it is worthless to even ask if he is pro-American.
The best thing the CIA or any more capable black ops group could do for the world would be to stir up hateful discord among all these stinking muslim factions. Nothing would make me happier than to see alawites hunting shiites who have been murdering sunnis and the whole lot of them bombing each others busses, shrines, mosques and schools. Bring it on.
Really,if those were Armenians doing the shooting there would be another genocide.
Unfortunatly it was admitted today by the CIA that Hezzbollah rolled up many of our agents in Lebanon and Iran last June. We are really flying blind there now.
The irony of it all.
"We had stopped at a checkpoint," he told the Associated Press news agency by telephone. "Syrian soldiers emerged from behind sandbags and cursed [Turkish Prime Minister] Recep Tayyip Erdogan when we told them we were Turks. Then they suddenly opened fire at the bus."Assad's got to apologize and pay for the bus repairs, or Erdogan will hold his breath until he turns blue.