Skip to comments.Turkey Sends Military Convoy To Syrian Border
Posted on 06/26/2012 8:29:17 AM PDT by Fennie
Turkey has deployed a large number of military vehicles to the Syrian border.
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Turkey could destroy the Syrian Army in a matter of days.
As long as the Russians stay out of it.
No love lost between those two.
Looks like the band “Suleiman and the Ottomans” are getting back together again.
This reminds me of two dogs in a common area barking ferociously at another dog that’s strayed into their territory, when, for no discernible reason, they turn on each other and begin a death match forgetting their common enemy.
And the Iranians, who are heavily involved with propping up the Shiite Syrian government, and who border Turkey to the east.
Putin's feeling stemmy these days. The thing holding him back is the U.S. President's resolve....
Better them than us.
The Iranians don’t want to pick a fight with Turkey. That’s a sure loser.
I want the Iranians to pick a fight with Turkey.
Hey, a guy can dream can't he?
IIRC, turkey and iran have a mutual defense treaty. Both are committed to Kurdish genocide. Would they really fight each other?
Perians/Iranians and Ottoman Turks fought countless wars against each other.
But remember Turkey is a NATO Country so ANYTHING that happens there can/WILL involve us eventually!
I feel Pootie has been planning something for the last four years. Why would a statesman of a foreign country NOT plan something to take advantage of a temporarily weak USA? Especially since the fool in the hut has tipped the balance of power to the slammists. They HAVE to respond.
Good point. Especially if Putin senses that Americans are waking up (finally) and the pendulum is about to swing the other way.
A Turkish general reported said, on being admitted to NATO, that the problem with being allied with the Americans is that you never know when they are going to turn around and stab themselves in the back.
Over to, Barack.
All the Russians could do for the Syrians is change them from a speed bump agaisnt the Turks to a a slightly higher speed bump.
Russians really don’t have any credible conventional capability to hinder or touch the Turks themselves at all, either.
With Egypt and now this, this whole thing is turning into a huge mess. Israel is going to have to shoot first and ask questions later.
Yes. I hope this defuses soon. With Obama probably on the way out, there is no telling what can happen.
Syrian troops can’t be two place at once. They must either leave the Turk’s advance on the boarder unchecked, or they must pull troops that are supressing the revolution up to the boarder to keep an eye on the Turks. Giving the Turks an opportunity to rattle sabres and bring troops to the boarder was a huge mistake on Syria’s part.
This MIGHT be Ezekial 38-39. Russia will have to move in or be slammed by the UN and...hmmm Israel gets involved somehow. What a danged mess. mayeb it’ll be refugees with weapons trying to move through the Golan Heights. Okay, I’m reaching here but this is a mess. BUT muslims fighting muslims is always win win.
Could be Obama folks using Turkey as a proxy.
With the reports of CIA personnel supplying weapons and logistical support to the so called Free Syrian Army, that is quite plausible.
If this is something we engineered out of State, with the help of Defense, then it is brilliant. Stupid to take on the Turks. Syrians can’t take on the rebels and the Turks at the same time.
An extremely clean way of resolving the situation, if this in fact was engineered somehow by us. The Lebanese hate both the Russians and the Syrians. Haven’t heard much from them in all of this.
I don’t get what you mean, but I don’t trust Obama or most of his people (there are a few who appear to have little character at times).
Russia, Iran and Syria all have a vested interest in a high/higher oil price. SA is pumping like mad to keep the prices down. There must have been some inkling that a ME war was coming.
Syria had no choice. An unidentified plane was flying at low altitude into their airspace. It was just a few years ago that Israel bombed the Syrian nuclear research facility. Turkey knows this and initially Erodgen accepted the apology from Syria. Then he apparently completely changed his mind. So somebody decided to escalate the situation.