Skip to comments.Erdogan Encourages Syrian Opposition
Posted on 05/06/2012 2:19:38 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of Turkey said, Sunday, that President Bashar Al-Assad's grip on Syria is getting weaker by the day and "victory is close," according to the Associated Press.
Unde heavy protection, Erdogan spoke to thousands of cheering Syrians who fled the brutal crackdown...
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Iran and Syria are too much in bed together, and have been for a very long time. Maybe Erdogan sees this as a way to checkmate Iran’s ambitions in the region. Knocking off a tried-and-true ally of the Iranian theocrats is not such a bad thing.
I would not be so quick to take it on face value, though. Iran may have decided to cut its losses, and Erdogan is very much in bed with Iran, too, and if that happens, all that means is that Iran will jump into bed just as sincerely with the Arab sproingers who finally take power.
...said, Sunday, that President Bashar Al-Assad's grip on Syria is getting weaker by the day and "victory is close," ...Under heavy protection, Erdogan spoke to thousands of cheering Syrians who fled the brutal crackdown...Erdogan was up Assad's tailpipe about the mass murders in the hundreds, and now it's over 9,000, possibly over 10,000. Iran not only supports Assad, the mullahs sent a few thousand thugs to help slaughter the peasants. Oh, and when Assad catches a bomb or bullet, as he will very soon, Iran will be positioned to start its own Occupy movement.
So is Erdogan still A’jad’s butt boy, or is he breaking with Iran?
He thought he could make an alliance with one of his (and Turkey’s) long-term enemies. He erred. Turkey remains the cork in the bottle, geographically, politically, and religiously.