Skip to comments.Arab states, Turkey plan 'No-Fly Zone' over Syria ("backed by American logistic support")
Posted on 11/22/2011 4:39:17 PM PST by dynachrome
Senior European sources said that Arab jet fighters, and possibly Turkish warplanes, backed by American logistic support will implement a no fly zone in Syria's skies, after the Arab League will issue a decision, under its Charter, calling for the protection of Syrian civilians. The sources told Kuwait's al Rai daily that the no fly ban will include a ban on the movement of Syrian military vehicles, including tanks, personnel carriers and artillery, adding that this move would aim at curbing the movement of Assad forces, and cripple their ability to bomb cities. The European sources said the no fly ban might lead to the paralysis of the Syrian regime forces "in less than 24 hours." Meanwhile, it is reported that the leadership of the Turkish General Staff informed all the concerned parties with the Syrian issue its rejection of the idea that the Turkish army would launch any invasion to the Syrian territory including the area adjacent to the Turkish border to establish a "buffer zone" to protect civilians fleeing the violence.
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No surprise Hussein has fallen in with the muslim brotherhood`s second attempt at civil war in Syria.
Of course the first try was crushed by the Alawite Assad in the 1980s.
Hussein`s foreign policy of a radical muslim caliphate marches on.
Syrias leadership is Alawite - Turkeys Islamists, who are Sunnis, would naturally be offended by people they view as subhuman killing fellow Sunnis.
Ahmad ibn Taymiya (1268-1328), the still highly influential Sunni writer of Syrian origins, wrote in a fatwa (religious decision) that the Nusayris are more infidel than Jews or Christians, even more infidel than many polytheists. They have done greater harm to the community of Muhammad than have the warring infidels such as the Franks, the Turks, and others. To ignorant Muslims they pretend to be Shiis, though in reality they do not believe in God or His prophet or His book. Ibn Taymiya warned of the mischief their enmity can do: Whenever possible, they spill the blood of Muslims. They are always the worst enemies of the Muslims. In conclusion, he argued that war and punishment in accordance with Islamic law against them are among the greatest of pious deeds and the most important obligations for a Muslim. From the fourteenth century on, Sunnis used the term Nusayri to mean pariah.
Alawis had had no recognized position in the millet (sectarian) system of the Ottoman Empire. An Ottoman decree from 1571 notes that ancient custom required Alawis to pay extra taxes to the authorities and justified this on the grounds that Alawis neither practice the fast [of Ramadan] nor the ritual prayers, nor do they observe any precepts of the Islamic religion. Sunnis often saw food produced by Alawis as unclean, and did not eat it. According to Jacques Weulerrse, no Alawi would dare enter a Muslim mosque. Formerly, not one of their religious leaders was able to go to town on the day of public prayer [Friday] without risk of being stoned. Any public demonstration of the communitys separate identity was taken as a challenge [by the Sunnis].
Sunnis were not alone in reading Alawis out of Islam-mainstream Shiis did likewise. And Alawis in turn saw both groups as deficient.
Sunni heresiographers excoriated Alawi beliefs and viewed the Alawis as disbelievers (kuffar) and idolaters (mushrikun). Twelver Shii heresiographers were only slightly less vituperative and regarded the Alawis as ghulat, those who exceed all bounds in their deification of Ali. The Alawis, in turn, held Twelver Shiis to be muqassira, those who fall short of fathoming Alis divinity.
My first thought is the path of Israeli war planes to Iran.
No need. All Assad has to do is to start backing Turkey's Kurdish rebels. Turkey's Kurdish population is estimated at 16m people. Assad could also finally stop persecuting the Kurds in Syria and welcome them as a buffer against Turkey and an ally against Sunni Arabs in Syria.
The problem with using those missiles on Turkey is that Turkey is a NATO ally, and a missile attack on Turkish soil brings all kinds of treaty complications, whereas giving Turkish Kurds sanctuary creates all kinds of problems for the Turks without triggering a NATO response.
Me too. I immediately thought Iran when reading the headline.
That would certainly cause Turkey a lot of grief, too; but it sounds like it would take awhile to get rolling. If Turkey is going to try and do the same thing the US and NATO did to Libya, Assad will want to strike quickly before he loses the capability. After seeing Qaddafi's fate, I suspect that Assad will not surrender and will try to take as many of his attackers as possible with him.
I doubt the administration would want to explain outright betrayal of Israel but under the guise of ‘protecting Syrian civilians’ they’d have no problem raising the alarm and within minutes the entire mooslime world would be shooting missiles.
Barry Hussein Obama, making the world safe for the Muslim Brotherhood since 2009.
Can you hear Iran scream? Iran is being squeezed very very hard
Arab jet fighters, and possibly Turkish warplanes, backed by American logistic support will implement a no fly zone in Syria's skies, after the Arab League will issue a decision, under its Charter, calling for the protection of Syrian civilians.Iraq will balk.
Hmmm, not so sure about this. They may agree to call for a no fly zone but I cannot see these countries setting up a NFZ that hasn’t also been agreed on by the UN. And there is no way Russia/China will allow that to pass.
While he might or might not take great pleasure is slaughtering random numbers of Turks with missile barrages, launching those missiles is a surefire way of guaranteeing his own demise, because that will trigger a Turkish invasion that he will surely lose. Gaddafi fell because too few were willing to fight to the death for him. Syria's Alawite, Druze and Christian populations (~30% of the population) know that they will be exterminated if Sunni Islamists take power. As long as Turkey does not invade, Assad has a strong chance of staying in power, because these minority populations will stand with him to avoid being slaughtered in the event that the Alawite regime falls.
I don’t see a vital American interest. Of course, that’s why I expected Obama to back this.
Thansk to whowver put this in “breaking” I was unsure of the source for the story, since I had nver heard of alwabawa.
Turkey is the front man for a larger conspiracy. Motive for Turkey is ticket into the EU (as bad an idea as it is). Part of the NWO.
Purpose is to eliminate national sovereignty piece by piece and precedence has been established and entrenched for a future attack against the United States. Who will be the winner? Muzzies? China? The UN? Agenda 21?
Drill and let the Muzzies destroy each other.
Nations that can resist internal subversives may become allies to fight the NWO. They are the non-socialist and converting to capitalism states and states stepping away from their advances towards socialism after seeing the light.
Good, we get to help the Sunni in their perpetual war against the Shia. This should turn out well.
My guess is that it’s the Jordanian media mouthpiece, funded on a shoestring budget, relative to Qatari-government-funded al Jazeera. I’d think of it as the moderate alternative to (all jihad all the time) al Jazeera. From Wikipedia:
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