Skip to comments.Turkey delivers harshest attack yet on 'butcher' Assad (Israel Syria)
Posted on 05/05/2013 6:07:22 PM PDT by haffast
Turkey's prime minister on Sunday delivered his most virulent attack so far on Bashar al-Assad, calling the Syrian president a "butcher" and warning that he will be held to account for the deaths of tens of thousands of his citizens.
"If God permits, we will see this butcher, this murderer receive his judgement in this world ... and we will praise (God) for it," Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.
"You will pay a very, very heavy price for showing your courage to the babies in the cradle, the courage you cannot show others," he told a cheering crowd of lawmakers and party activists in a town near Ankara.
Erdogan's harsh words came after reported Israeli air strikes on a military target near Damascus, which Israeli sources said hit Iranian weapons destined for the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, an ally of the Syrian regime.
Ankara's first open challenge to Damascus to respond to Israeli operations came in February, when the Jewish state implicitly confirmed that its warplanes had hit a military complex near Damascus.
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu then mocked the Syrian army for its failure to retaliate.
"Why doesn't it throw even a pebble?" he said.
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If Assad wants to avoid the fate of Saddam Hussein, Qaddafi and Mubarak, he would seize the exit opportunity that Israel has just given him. He can announce that in view of “atrocity of Israel bombing Damascus” and the assault on the “Syrian nation”, he is asking the Arab League to broker a government of “national unity”. The deal of course would guarantee asylum somewhere and immunity for Assad and his family
Iran will back up Assad as long as they can.
Why do they have to defame butchers so? A butcher is a member of an honorable and valuable trade and to compare butchers with this criminal is, well, criminal.
Nothing like replacing one butcher with another-—or group of them.
Blow it out your as* Erdogonad-You still haven’t made recompense for the Armenians.
God, Y-H-V-H, Jesus, Allah, Vishnu, Buddha, Baal, Chemosh, Ishtar, Obama: just the names are different, to PC journalists.