posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 10:10 PM
I thought everyone knew Turkey has had troops on the border with Syria for a while. I've never really liked Kudlow that much, but he did work in at
least one Presidential administration. I still highly doubt he would be the one to break the news of Turkey getting involved in Syria. Turkish
involvement beyond the already publicized troops near the border would flash around the world pretty quickly.
As one of it's neighboring states, Turkey has a definite interest in Syria.One could argue that no matter which side you believe, the MSM western
media narrative, or the alternate Syrian state, RT, indie, conspiracy narrative, Turkey has a reason to get involved. If you believe the MSM
narrative, Turkey would be protecting innocent people from a murderous regime. If you believe the other narrative, Turkey could easily move into areas
to prevent "lawless rebels" from holding them since the Assad regime can obviously not.
I tend to believe that the MSM narrative is slightly closer to the truth than the alternate one,but readily admit that elements of it are most likely
true: like rebel groups fighting each other and executing government troops and supporters.
I don't believe the situation can go on like this much longer. There is evidence that fighting has spread into Lebanon. It is a full blown civil war
now and I don't seeing it ending in reconciliation. There are some intriguing questions about what Turkey will do. I imagine that they would prefer
to act as part of a NATO or US-Coalition if possible, but what will they do if the US or European NATO cannot come to a conscensus? Would or could
Turkey go it alone or with other regional powers like Saudi Arabia? Turkey has one of the larger armies in NATO, and is oft discounted when people
talk about Military power in the Middle East and always mention the US, Israel, Egypt, and Iran; but Turkey is probably the strongest in the
I'm sure there were plenty of people holding their breath after the Syrian shootdown of that Turkish plane a few weeks ago. I did for a little while.
To many incidents like that and Turkey can't not get involved.