Potential for WAR between Turkey and the Syrian government?

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posted on Jun, 14 2011 @ 07:58 AM
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The middle-eastern 'Arab Spring' took a new turn today with a significant hardening of language from Turkey towards the Syrian government - language that leaves many different options open to exploration...


Only a day after its general elections, Turkey has begun a substantial re-evaluation of its Syrian policy, as more than 7,000 Syrians have now fled to Hatay while another 15,000 mass near the border, according to reports.

“Turkey will keep engaging with Syria [to urge it to enact reforms and abstain from violence], but Syria’s attitude will determine our position,” a ministry official speaking on condition of anonymity told the Hürriyet Daily News.

The Turkish Foreign Ministry held a coordination meeting Monday with the participation of the Prime Minister’s Office, during which officials made “a political evaluation on Syria,” according to diplomats.

The meeting came after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Thursday that Ankara would talk to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in a “very different manner” after Sunday’s vote.



A day after the general elections, Turkey has begun a reappraisal of its policies toward unrest-hit Syria after a recent spike in the number of people fleeing the Arab republic. Some 7,000 Syrians have sought refuge in southern Turkey since the beginning of the security crackdown


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Could this be one of the potential flashpoints for a proper WAR as part of the Arab Spring? I've been left scratching my head wondering how this is part of the 'Shock Doctrine' that is clearly being applied in the middle east. Who wins from a war started by turkey to liberate oppressed citizens in Syria? What is the 'oil' factor here?

Most of all, how would a war in this regard affect Israel?

The Revenant.




posted on Jun, 14 2011 @ 08:10 AM
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No.

What on earth makes you see "WW3" in any of the article above? You're joking.



posted on Jun, 14 2011 @ 08:22 AM
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Ok, Turkey and Syria will not war. Why? Simple. Turkey has too much to lose. By declaring border actions, Turkey would show force in its Eastern areas. The regions have a large Kurdish Following that would support Syrian power and try to overthrow Turkey (Again), thus driving Turkey into another Civil War.

Furthermore, the conflict already in Stria would intensify with border troops crossing the border and may lead to US involvement (as Turkey is considered a "key ally" in the fight on Terrorism). Turkey hates the US and would like less involvement, thus would not jeopardize this.

Overall, a war like this is as unlikely as Saudi Arabia giving oil rights to Iran in the Persian Gulf.



posted on Jun, 14 2011 @ 08:22 AM
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Originally posted by gandalph
No.

What on earth makes you see "WW3" in any of the article above? You're joking.


Could anyone have foreseen the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand causing the 1st World War? Neither of the world wars were a static declaration of war my abrupt friend, rather, they were steady escalations of conflicts. WW3 will take a while before it kicks off - with many smaller scale wars helping it to 'float'.

The Revenant.
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posted on Jun, 14 2011 @ 08:27 AM
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Interesting points.

However, I don't think that the US issue is as you describe. The Turks have some of the most powerful armed forces in Europe, and could relatively easily handle Syria by themselves. They wouldn't need to request help.

The Revenant.



posted on Jun, 14 2011 @ 08:34 AM
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Lol, what a joke.

I see no war breaking out between Syria and Turkey. Syria is busy enough with their own people and Turkey won't start a war until until the PKK is gone for good. It's none of our business.



posted on Jun, 14 2011 @ 08:39 AM
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www.abovetopsecret.com...

The U.S. is poised to attack Syria? Could it be honestly said that Turkey would stay out of it if Nato intervened?

The Revenant.



posted on Jun, 14 2011 @ 12:47 PM
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US naval movements around Syria. Hizballah moves rockets

......military and intelligence sources report that Monday, June 13, the US deployed the USS Bataan amphibian air carrier strike vessel opposite Syria's Mediterranean coast with 2,000 marines, 6 war planes, 15 attack helicopters, including new V-22 Ospreys, and 27 choppers for landing forces aboard.Also this week, US naval units went operational in the Aegean, Adriatic and Black Seas as part of the joint US-Ukrainian Sea Breeze 2011 exercise.
The USS Monterrey cruiser armed with Aegis surface missile interceptors has additionally been stationed in the Black Sea. Western sources additonally report a build-up of ship-borne anti-missile missile strength in the Mediterranean basin..........



www.debka.com...





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