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1 posted on 06/29/2012 5:52:41 AM PDT by Strategy
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Meanwhile, in our nation's capital...


2 posted on 06/29/2012 5:56:08 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: Strategy; SJackson

Let them fight. Long and hard.


3 posted on 06/29/2012 5:56:41 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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Uh oh ...


4 posted on 06/29/2012 5:56:53 AM 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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It will be a Turkey Shoot.


5 posted on 06/29/2012 6:00:53 AM PDT by AU72
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Wasn't the shooting down of the jet an accident?

Why all the flexing?

6 posted on 06/29/2012 6:06:54 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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Turkey has 14 armored brigades. Any fight between Syria and Turkey will be short (unless Russia or Iran join in). Turkey is sending its own military convoy towards the border.
7 posted on 06/29/2012 6:09:56 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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I hope the CNN camera dudes are right there on the front to record the dust-up.


8 posted on 06/29/2012 6:14:53 AM PDT by corkoman (Release the Palin!)
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Muslims threatening muslims. Is there a downside?


11 posted on 06/29/2012 6:17:58 AM PDT by bergmeid (Leftism kills babies and economies. Leftism is truly a DEAD END.)
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Assad spells his name wrong.


15 posted on 06/29/2012 6:28:36 AM PDT by SkyDancer ("Ambition Without Talent Is Sad - Talent Without Ambition Is Worse")
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What could possibly go wrong in this peaceful part of the world?

21 posted on 06/29/2012 6:59:03 AM PDT by TSgt (The only reason I have one in the chamber at all times, is because it is impossible to have two in.)
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Syria Masses Tanks Near Turkish Border

In the event of an invasion, I am sure Prime Minister Erdogan would have to contemplate calling up his police force.

Turkey has a large, modern, well-trained military (which also happens to be the second largest in NATO, after the United States).

This is like Guatemala threatening to invade the United States.

22 posted on 06/29/2012 6:59:53 AM PDT by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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Syria Masses Tanks On Border With Turkey

Get your popcorn ready!

26 posted on 06/29/2012 7:08:55 AM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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Let the Turks fight their own battles.

When we needed to fly over to get to Iraq, Turkey said no.
So they bought and paid for this.

It’s our turn to say NO!


30 posted on 06/29/2012 7:20:40 AM PDT by Bon mots ("When seconds count, the police are just minutes away...")
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Makes me really wish Turkey was still secular and friendly to Israel. A Neo-Ottoman land grab would actually might put a cork in at least part of that hell hole.


40 posted on 06/29/2012 8:09:27 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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One of the reasons the Obomanation will get involved in this war is to shift attention away from the fact that Obomacare is just another massive tax increase designed to pay for another social program that'll make welfare and food stamps look like a side note.
41 posted on 06/29/2012 8:25:40 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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So how long till Assad falls and the MB takes over and then how long after that till Israel nukes Damascus into oblivion??


46 posted on 06/29/2012 9:50:55 AM PDT by eak3
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Drag things out in Syrria. Try to draw Iran in. Send in the drones.


47 posted on 06/29/2012 10:04:46 AM PDT by rhombus
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Turkey can’t expect NATO help. It’s not as if Syria were the aggressor here.

Of course who knows what Bambi will do just to get a boost in the polls.


48 posted on 06/29/2012 10:13:03 AM PDT by agere_contra
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170 tanks? Against Turkey (NATO Turkey?)

Best of luck with that. Though I suspect it is either for the rebels or as a screening force.


53 posted on 06/29/2012 11:33:04 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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That border, by the way, is disputed by Syria.

In Ottoman times, Hatay was part of the Vilayet of Aleppo in Ottoman Syria. After World War I, Hatay (then known as Alexandretta) became part of the French Mandate of Syria. Unlike other regions historically[vague] belonging to Syrian provinces (such as Aintab, Kilis and Urfa)[citation needed], Alexandretta was confirmed as Syrian territory in the Treaty of Lausanne agreed upon by Kemal Atatürk; although it was granted a special autonomous status because it contained a large Turkish minority. However, culminating a series of border disputes with France-mandated Syria, Atatürk obtained in 1937 an agreement with France recognizing Alexandretta as an independent state, and in 1939 this state, called the Republic of Hatay, was annexed to Turkey as the 63rd Turkish province following a referendum. Syria bitterly disputed both the separation of Alexandretta and its subsequent annexation to Turkey. Syria maintains that the separation of Alexandretta violated France's mandatory responsibility to maintain the unity of Syrian lands (article 4 of the mandate charter). It also disputes the results of the referendum held in the province because, according to a League of Nations commission that registered voters in Alexandretta in 1938, Turkish voters in the province represented no more than 46% of the population.[9] Syria continues to consider Hatay part of its territory, and shows it as such on its maps.[10][11] However, Turkey and Syria have strengthened their ties and opened the border between the two countries.

Syrians hold the view that this land was illegally ceded to Turkey by France, the mandatory occupying power of Syria in the late 1930s. Syria still considers it an integral part of its own territory. Syrians call this land Liwa' aliskenderun (Arabic: لواء الاسكندرون‎) rather than the Turkish name of Hatay. Official Syrian maps still show Hatay as part of Syria.[10][11]

Hatay


72 posted on 06/29/2012 6:29:36 PM PDT by annalex (http://www.catecheticsonline.com/CatenaAurea.php)
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