Skip to comments.Road To World War III: Turkey Shells Syria For Second Day As Saudi Warplanes Arrive [Update]
Posted on 02/14/2016 7:59:55 AM PST by amorphous
On Saturday, the geopolitical world was shocked when Turkey began shelling Aleppo, where the Syrian opposition has its back against the wall in the face of an aggressive advance by Hezbollah and the IRGC supported, of course, by Russian airstrikes.
To be sure, everyone knew Ankara and Riyadh would have to do something quick if they wanted to preserve the rebellion. Their proxies are being rolled up rapidly by Hassan Nasrallah's army and Vladimir Putin's air force juggernaut. But few expected the escalation would come so quickly.
But Recep Tayyip Erdogan is unpredictable (just ask the lone surviving pilot of the Su-24 Turkey shot down in November) and this weekend, he decided that there's no time like the present when it comes to starting World War III.
Officially, Turkey says it's shelling Kurdish positions in Syria in self defense. Itâs all about securing the border against hostiles, Ankara says. Of course the idea that the YPG are set to invade Turkey is laughable. The Syrian Kurds have secured enough space in their own country to declare an autonomous proto-state, and they neednât aspire to capturing Turkish territory.
But for Erdogan, that's precisely the problem. Ankara fears the YPGâs gains will embolden the PKK militarily and the HDP politically and last Juneâs elections clearly suggest that an emboldened Kurdish minority has the power to shake up the political scene.
And so, Turkey is set to take the fight to Syria in the name of fighting "terrorists", which for Erdogan, means eradicating the Kurds.
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They are free to have “WW3”
We aren’t participating.
June 25, 1950
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, when the turkeys in Turkey denied us access to Iraq at the last minute, we should have split Iraq along ethnic lines and rewarded their treachery with a newly minted Kurdistan right on their border.
We aren't participating.
NATO Article 5 doesn't apply if a NATO country is the aggressor...
The battle is over Raqqa. McCains boys are next on the Putin hit list.
The Russians will make both of them run to their Uncle!
in point of fact, that is what happened.
Obama foolishly thinking a diplomat could maintain the various new zones of interest blew it by pretending to be involved while doing nothing.
We have to stay out of it since our enemies are at each others throats.
Those enemies would be: Saudi Arabia, Russia , Assad, Iran, Isis, and the free Syrian army. - Tom
(I hope the Kurds can grab some territory for themselves out of this mess.)
"If necessary, we can take the same measures in Syria, as we took in Iraq, in Qandil [the mountain range in Northern Iraq]"
The Turkish Prime Minister also added that Turkey expects to get the support of its "friends and allies".
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Your absolutely right.
You knew the Turks despised us when Bush offered them a 20 billion dollar bribe to gain entrance over Turkish soil for us to get into northern Iraq, and they still turned us down. - Tom
Time to bring these guys back.
Gee self, you forgot to put one of our biggest enemies on the list TURKEY._Tom
We are in the middle WW IV. The Islamic conquest of the world aided by progressive quislings.
A senior Iraqi security official who wanted to remain anonymous told Fars News on Saturday that they have "compelling evidence that a US helicopter landed in Albu Arim palms of Fallujah city to take out the ISIL leaders who were in contact with the Americans."
He added that there was more American aircraft flying over the region, probably to protect the airplane which was boarding the ISIL leaders. The security official is certain that the US saved the ISIL leaders from possible attacks by the Iraqi Army and security forces.
Spokesman of Iraq's Kata'ib Hezbollah (Hezbollah Battalions) forces Jafar al-Hosseini disclosed already last October that captured ISIL leaders have acknowledged receiving logistical backup and intelligence support from the US. ISIL commanders who were captured have confessed that the US supports the terrorist groups, Al-Hosseini told Fars news Agency.
Evidence Shows US Helping ISIL to Survive in Iraq
Regardless, if it goes nuclear, and I see that as Russia's last option, we may well be on the receiving end of some of nuclear spears. And for those who thought 9/11 was a disaster, you haven't seen nuttin' yet if the US gets hit by even a few ICBMs.
And let's not forget the Chinese who at some point, I'm sure, will send their 200 million man army to join the fun. Probably when it's to their advantage, and other combatants have been weakened.
Meanwhile Obama will be golfing in Indonesia awaiting his coronation as head of a new Muslim Caliphate, or appointment to head the UN.
We will participate.
We always have to clean that ____ up.
Yes, we have to because we need a world to work & trade with.
Living well in a blighted neighborhood sucks.
We did divide Iraq into 3 distinct countries?
I missed that in the MSM news coverage.
What are the names of these new countries?
Obama is going to make sure we're in the big middle of this. In fact, Obama and his co-conspirators are responsible for this.
While there are many with different interests struggling for these interests, the ultimate interest, besides pipelines, is domination of the world by Islam. It's to that end that I believe Obama, Erdogan, SA, Iran, the Muslim Brotherhood, and others see as the final end - justified by any means.
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