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Turkish Army Attacks Targets in Syria
Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/10/12 | Elad Benari

Posted on 10/03/2012 2:38:16 PM PDT by Eleutheria5

The Turkish army attacked several targets in Syria on Wednesday evening, officials in Ankara confirmed.

The incident, the first of its kind since the uprising against Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad began in March of 2011, came several hours after a mortar shell fired from Syria exploded on Turkish territory and killed five people.

“Our military forces, operating in the border area, responded this evening to the criminal attack that took place earlier today,” said a statement from the office of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

“We used artillery fire against the targets and a hit was detected,” said the statement.

Meanwhile, AFP reported that NATO, in an emergency meeting Wednesday, backed Turkey and called on Syria to respect international law.

"The Alliance continues to stand by Turkey and demands the immediate cessation of such aggressive acts against an Ally and urges the Syrian regime to end flagrant violations of international law," a statement said after the meeting was called at Ankara's request.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: attacks; crossborder; syria; turkey; waronterror
Why is Turkey still in NATO? Just to drag NATO into their border skirmishes with Syria, and from there into another Libya?
1 posted on 10/03/2012 2:38:31 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5

Back when NATO was meant to be a defensive alliance, preventing a soviet attack in europe, it made sense for Turkey to be a member to bottle up the Black Sea.

Now NATO is an aggressive expansionist entity that grows larger every year, and drags us into European and islamic BS. And worst of all, it subjects US forces to the “leadership” of other NATO countries. Basically, it’s a way now for europe to access American military power.


2 posted on 10/03/2012 2:48:41 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: DesertRhino

Turkey itself increasingly represents a threat to Europe, and now Europe must defend Turkey from what? These attacks are designed to draw NATO in, just like the attacks on the Golan are meant to draw Israel in. That way, Assad can look like he’s defending Syria from an external threat, and call the rebels foreign agents.

So sure, NATO. It’s a nice, juicy worm. Pay no attention to the barbed hook. Have a bite. Let’s start WW III the same way WW I was started, through terminal stupidity.


3 posted on 10/03/2012 2:55:26 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

If the Syrian rebels win, they’ll slaughter every Christian who can’t escape to Lebanon or beyond. That includes Iraqi Christian refugees, who are facing a sort of double jeopardy!

The muslim Turk wants to use NATO to drag us and Europe into its anti-Christian scam. The Turk has always been one of our very worst enemies, and is behind a great deal of the “Bosnian” and “Kosovar” nonsense in the Balkans.

Abolish NATO! Abolish obama and Hillary! PHOOEY to the muslim Turk, and to all its little muslim cronies!!!!


4 posted on 10/03/2012 3:42:13 PM PDT by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: Honorary Serb

Or at least boot Turkey out of NARO and keep it around to protect Europe against an Islamic states assault. Allies don’t help rogue states harm other allies.


5 posted on 10/03/2012 3:46:31 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Well stated.


6 posted on 10/03/2012 4:32:30 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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“We used artillery fire against the targets and a hit was detected,” said the statement.

That's the beauty of artillery... the shells usually hit the ground.

7 posted on 10/03/2012 4:35:36 PM PDT by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: Eleutheria5

http://the-end-time.blogspot.com/2011/08/damascus-will-be-destroyed.html

About a year ago...one person’s opinion.


8 posted on 10/03/2012 4:38:15 PM PDT by EBH (0bama is guilty of willful neglect of duty.)
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Turkish citizens killed from Syria? Return fire within hours. American citizens killed in Libya? crickets...


9 posted on 10/03/2012 4:40:24 PM PDT by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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It seems events are happening that we have no control over and they are not ours to control either

I wonder what trumpet sounded when democrats shouted NO three times?


10 posted on 10/03/2012 4:47:05 PM PDT by EBH (0bama is guilty of willful neglect of duty.)
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“American citizens killed in Libya? crickets...”

No, Obama is just waiting for the best time before election day to make a strike.


11 posted on 10/03/2012 5:02:50 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Eleutheria5.


12 posted on 10/03/2012 6:24:27 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: nuconvert

Yep


13 posted on 10/05/2012 2:53:55 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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