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posted on Aug, 11 2012 @ 06:46 PM
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U.S. and Turkey to Tighten Coordination on Syria



www.nytimes.com...

ISTANBUL — Turkey and the United States agreed Saturday to accelerate preparations for the possible fall of Syria’s president, Bashar al-Assad, creating a formal bilateral team to manage helping the opposition, providing aid to fleeing refugees and planning for worst-case outcomes that include a chemical weapons attack.

At a news conference here, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Turkey’s foreign minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, said that with the situation in Syria growing more dire — as the battle for Aleppo continues to rage — it was time to create a nerve center for information sharing and planning. They said a unified task force with intelligence, military and political leaders from both countries would be formed immediately to track Syria’s present and plan for its future.




Mrs. Clinton, who also announced an additional $5.5 million in humanitarian assistance for refugees, left open the possibility of setting up a no-fly zone, suggesting that the new planning team assigned to perform an “intense analysis” of all options could be a precursor to more direct assistance. But she stopped short of describing specific plans for helping Syria’s opposition fighters now, or the timing.



Precautionary if the 'Proxy War' fails to deliver as planed, also talk of a 'Chemical Attack' is being brought up again, planning for 'Worst Case Scenario'

what can be said about the Syria issue, has been said, not much left to say, what we should worry about is the action behind the scenes, the thought process behind the proverbial 'Chess Pieces'

we can be certain Syria shall not end 'Politically' Libya is a prime example,


www.voanews.com...
online.wsj.com...




posted on Aug, 11 2012 @ 07:28 PM
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I think they knew they were always going to do this, but they couldnt do it too early as Assad still have some power, and if the US and Turkey actively joined forces it would have looked more like leaders Vs leaders.

Now, Assad is silent, hidden and weak.. im surprised they dont just put in a body double of the man and hijack it.

But I think the battle of Aleppo was lost, you heard for a week how Assad was massing an army on the outskirts, the rebels got hit, massive losses, they abandonded districts and its been rather quiet since... and i dont mean quiet as in its peacful, i mean if it was a raging battle where both sides put everything into play against each other you'd be having bbc flashes of intense fighting....

But the US and Turkey cannot let up, they must make this seem dire and always remember its about the innocents being slayed, not the political power and influence.



posted on Aug, 11 2012 @ 11:07 PM
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Indeed, Indeed, i doth concur with you,


and yet no one else finds this intriguing? or a progression upon further events?



posted on Aug, 11 2012 @ 11:33 PM
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US and Turkey......wow



posted on Aug, 11 2012 @ 11:38 PM
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Well with el France making it a threesome,(even getting ready to save frenchmen in Isreal too....)
What do these guys know we dont?
This is a short road to outside intervention in Syria sooner than later......they have to get in to prop up the flagging, but not beaten yet rebels.....
People were croing like banty roosters yesterday with Aleppo being withdrawn from by the rebs......
But it a minor set back with this much military assistance on tap....
Turkey....Fifty officers captured by Assad a while back......
Blackwater/Academi training rebs in turkey?? rumour only, but somebody is training them and equipping them.
Troops of Quatar, UAE, Saudis,jordan,and a few western ones too, along with CIA, MI6,The Surrete, and mossad no doubt all rumoured to be in and out of the areas of contention...
I think they will send in arab looking regulars of somebodys country in strength soon too........maybe just not openly, but the rebs are not getting the job done are they?
First damascus was a bust, now Aleppo is going bad.....
Time for the various plaers to make a major move one way or the other......
And bear in mind this all could just be a cover for the start of the iran campaign......
Tho recently the Saudis told Isreal, "No Shortcuts across our land!"
Funn thing last yeear there was supposed to be a Isreali forward airbase in saudi desert.....
It was all a bauzz the strike was on.....but no0 go that time...



posted on Aug, 12 2012 @ 01:03 AM
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worldnews.nbcnews.com...



ALEPPO, Syria -- The United States and Turkey indicated on Saturday they might impose no-fly zones in Syria as battles between rebels and President Bashar al-Assad's forces shook Aleppo and fighting erupted in the heart of Damascus.


The same no fly zone in iraq, and libya, we see a pattern here that US led NATO is imposing on these countries...



posted on Aug, 12 2012 @ 01:55 AM
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THISISITTHISISTHEBIGONEEVERYBODYRUUUUUUN!!!!!



posted on Aug, 12 2012 @ 01:55 AM
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air assets are in the area, wonder how long it will take them...



posted on Aug, 12 2012 @ 01:59 PM
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Originally posted by Darth_Prime
we can be certain Syria shall not end 'Politically' Libya is a prime example,

what if Syria has enough people support against external intervention.
Lybia did not have. like Iraq and Afghanistan. fightin with people will have no winner.They do want reforms but still I think they will withstand against foreigns. Why!?
because they can not tolerate that a monarchy in Saudi Arabia and other arab countries decide for them
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posted on Aug, 13 2012 @ 12:56 PM
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Tell you what, where has international law gone these days?

Or doesn't it apply to Syria and Iran and Libya and Iraq and Afghanistan....
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