Thursday, October 04, 2012

Syria 'Bombs' Turkish Village, Turkey Declares 'Almost War'

In response to a 'Syrian' shelling of Turkey, Syria is the sole rational voice thus far -
 Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi said that relevant authorities in Syria are investigating the source of the Wednesday mortar fire on a border town in Turkey.

Zoubi offered his sincerest condolences on behalf of the Syrian government to the family of those killed in the incident and the Turkish people.

"In case of border incidents that occur between any two neighboring countries, countries and governments must act wisely, rationally and responsibly, particularly since there's a special condition on the Syrian-Turkish borders in terms of the presence of undisciplined terrorist groups spread across the borders who have varying agendas and identities," the Minister told the Syrian TV, affirming that these groups constitute a threat to Syria's security and regional security.

The minister stressed that the Syrian-Turkish borders are long and are being used to smuggle weapons, equipment and terrorists into Syria where they committed massacres, the latest such massacre being the one committed by Al Qaeda in Aleppo.
A reasonable person at this point would be howling at the Turks right now 'What do you expect? You let these terrorists cross into our country through your borders! Of course they're bombing people. They're ter-or-ists!'

Of course Turkey wastes little time in declaring war not war on Syria -
The Turkish parliament on Thursday approved a government proposal to use military force against Syria “when necessary” in response to Wednesday’s cross-border bombardment that killed five civilians.

In an emergency meeting of parliament convened on Thursday morning, the Grand National Assembly voted 320-129 in favor of a bill calling for “a one-year-long permission to make the necessary arrangements for sending the Turkish Armed Forces” into Syria in light of the “negative impact of the ongoing crisis in Syria on our national security, as well as on regional stability and security.”
Of course long-time readers know that this is what NATO has wanted all along.

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