Why all the flexing?
We know Assad is an Iranian puppet, so it stands to reason he'd follow their orders/example.
See July, 1914.
Syria says it is a response to Turkey moving tanks to the Syrian border. Syrian tanks are there to meet any Turkey invasion. Saudi Arabia has also moved troops to its border with Jordan and Iraq. The Saudis expect an attack from Iraqi Shiites. The whole place is about to blow up thanks to Obama/Clinton and the US States of Idiots Department.
That’s the question isn’t it?
Turkey probably doesn’t want to actually invade Syria, but they know that by moving troops to the border, Syria must respond in kind, taking pressure off the rebels.
Are they doing it because Turkey really wants the hard line islamists to take power in Syria? Or are they doing it just to kick a longtime rival when they are down, and not caring much about the possible long term consequences? Or are they doing it at the behest of some other entity that doesn’t want to get involved directly?