"`But I don't want to go among mad people,' Alice remarked.
`Oh, you can't help that,' said the Cat:`we're all mad here.'"- Lewis Carroll
Somebody light the fuse! (if it hasn't been already) Let's get this show on the road!!
I'll let you know what Damascus is like soon enough...
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I see this as case of Turkey instigating (for us) an attack by Syria so that the Obama regime can send troops against the last Original dictator in the region. Despite Hillary telling the mean old bad man to act nice and quit shooting protestors. His lack of obedience is unacceptable.
Im sure the check for that old F-4 is already delivered by State dept courier.
Doesn't sound like it's over.
Turkey dubs Syria 'a clear threat', vows to retaliate
AFP – 4 hrs ago
- Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip …
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- Article: Turk jet clearly breached Syrian sovereignty: officialMon, Jun 25, 2012
- Article: More Syrian army defectors flee to TurkeyMon, Jun 25, 2012
- Article: NATO condemns Syria over downed Turkish plane2 hrs 9 mins ago
Turkey branded its former ally Syria "a clear and imminent threat," on Tuesday as its Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan vented his fury over the downing of a Turkish fighter jet.
In his most outspoken criticism of the Damascus regime, Erdogan vowed to retaliate against the "heinous act" and promised a change of military attitude to any Syrian officer approaching the common border.
"The rules of engagement of the Turkish Armed Forces have changed given this new development," Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan told parliament following the shooting down of F-4 Phantom jet Friday. The two pilots are still missing.
Any risk posed by Syria on the Turkish border will be "considered a threat and treated as a military target," he said in a jam-packed room of lawmakers who frequently interrupted the address with applause.
Erdogan said his government would retaliate "with determination" and take what he called the "necessary steps by determining the time, place and method by itself".
The prime minister said Turkey's military jet violated the Syrian airspace for a short time and "by mistake" and repeated that it was unarmed, flying solo when it was shot down by Syria "without a single warning."
"We did not receive a single warning, note from Syria (regarding airspace violation)...They acted without warning. This is a hostile act," Erdogan said.
Erdogan said that Turkish airspace had been violated 114 times by military aircraft from different countries, including Syria, since January 1, 2012.
"Syrian helicopters violated our airspace five times. These were short-term violations," to which Turkey issued the necessary warnings, Erdogan noted.
"This latest development shows that the Assad regime has become a clear and imminent threat to the security of Turkey, as well as for its own people," he added.
Erdogan broke with former friend and ally Assad, whom he called "a bloody dictator," after unrest that erupted mid-March last year met a bloody response from Damascus, sending more than 33,000 refugees into Turkey.
"Turkey will support Syrian people in every way until they get rid of the bloody dictator and his gang," he said on Tuesday.
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My impression of the Turks is not real high, European version of the Korean Military.
1km= 20 sec in and out, so the Turks may have been sloppy pilots and strayed into Syrian Airspace. The Syrians were quick on the trigger, and may have violated some ICAO regulation (ironic if you think about).
I saw another report that said the Syrians fired on a SAR Aircraft, and that is what prompted the Art V request.
Problem is Russia is heavily invested in Turkey, so this could quickly become NATO vs Russia event (which is why I envision a very limited strike).
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Rather interesting to see the Council on Foreign Relations put out an article like this. Makes me wonder...
Things are really heating up in Syria, most violent fighting yet, groups stating the "Battle of Damascus" is coming. This civil war is about to get way more bloody.