Skip to comments.Turkey and US plan 'intelligence shield' and Syria 'after Assad'
Posted on 08/24/2012 5:48:09 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
Washington and Ankara have agreed to create an "intelligence shield" to prevent militants of the Kurdistan Workers' Party from freely entering and operating on the Turkish territory from Syria as they discussed "after Assad" future.
The format of the Turkish-American anti-terrorist cooperation anticipates joint collection and sharing of intelligence data on militants' activities on the Syrian territory and Turkish border districts, including possible rotation of chemical weapons on Syrian territory.
According to the Turkish NTV channel the "intelligence shield" is to be directed by CIA operatives that have been previously working in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
The shield's creation is the first known result of work by the Turkish-American "operations planning group", the creation of which was initiated during the visit of the US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Ankara on August 11.
"As you know, this meeting was called as a result of the conversation that the Secretary [of State] and Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu had on August 11. And they had agreed to have intensive conversations about operational planning. And so those conversations began today went into some detail," commented the meeting the US State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland.
The group that first met on Thursday is led by Turkish Foreign Ministry Deputy Under-Secretary Halit Cevik and US Deputy Secretary of State Elisabeth Jones. The group's body includes military and intelligence officials from both countries.
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Syrian Kurds are seen holding their rifles in the Kurdish town of Jinderes, near the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, on July 22, 2012, as Kurdish activists on the Syria-Turkey border started taking control of towns in the area without encountering much resistance from the forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. (AFP Photo/Bulent Kilic)
An intelligence shield is the number one answer to the Family Feud question, “What’s up with Obama’s Policies?”
David Rohde -- Amid the daily reports of clashes and killings in Syria, a subtler message is emerging: America is increasingly irrelevant.
Russia's Foreign Ministry's said that it has Syrian guarantees that it will not deploy chemical weapons.
First step by obama would be to make sure the muzzlem brotherhood takes over.
Turkey, US officials in first operational meeting on Syria
No, first step is Zero’s denial that such a thing had happened; second, that he had anything to do with it; third, that it wasn’t such a bad thing; and fourth, that the whole thing was supported from the start by his administration.
An excellent Syrian-Kurdish website, use Google translate:
Thanks gandalftb. Wow, I will definitely have to use Google translate.