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Originally posted by McGinty
Suddenly the reason Turkey was allowed to join the EU is crystal clear.
Now if Turkey gets caught up in a war with Syria, then the rest of the EU will come to the 'aid' of their alley, Turkey, and the US will come to the aid of their alley, the UK.
And whatdoyaknow, the Empire States of America have another foothold.
Tell me i'm wrong... No, really, do tell me - it's pure guess work
edit on 4-10-2012 by McGinty because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Thunderheart
I'm ready man! eff it! WW3 bring it on! let's just get this over with! let your freak flag and your missiles fly!!!
last one standing turn the lights out please.
NATO and Turkey invade Syria.. Iran then attacks bases and Israel and NATO units in Syria. USA and Israel attacks Iran. (this is like chess, so remember, these folks are thinking 3-5 steps ahead), and China and Russia defend Iran. Hell, Jordan may even have to get into it and back a side.
Then its back to sticks and stones.
Originally posted by justwokeup
Turkey isn't a member of the EU.
They want to be but it has not happened yet. Not all members want them and the issue is contentious.
They are already full members of NATO which offers them a stronger collective defence assurance than EU membership.
Originally posted by hotbread
reply to post by Xcathdra
What would you do if someone punches you in the face?
Originally posted by ZakOlongapo
i bet that AL CIADA or MOSSAD did that attack on Turkey from Syria. for obvious reasons!
Originally posted by Kemal
Wow, so the US and Saudi plan seems to work.
I've read on a newspaper called "Hurriyet" 1,5 months ago when I was on vacation in Turkey, and it was said that the US did a scenario sometime during spring for a whole day where they targeted to drag Turkey into war with Syria, but without troop support from U.S. and Saudi Arabia.
They gained this aim by increasing PKK attacks, especially bomb attacks all-across Turkey, including a bomb attack in Gaziantep (which indeed happend and killed 8 ppl).
reply to post by Jeremiah65
Watch this and you'll understand. He says a pretty nice line: "Imamate versus Caliphate"
Originally posted by Xcathdra
reply to post by all2human
Its not the first time its happened... Turkey is also not the only country to be on the receiving end of an incident like this. So far there have been several other incurssions / exchanges between Syrian government forces and Lebanon and Jordan with heightening tensions on the border of Israel and Iraq.
Whiel every nation has a right to defend itself one has to wonder where the line is drawn? When you have a dictratorship the lower ranks of the military are not going to determine on their own to fire across the border. That order is going to come from the government / military leadership. If it doesnt I would imagine the military members who fired will disappear.
Independent thought / intiative is not common in the command structures like Syria (old soviet union would also be a good comparison).
That brings us back to the saying -
Eliminate the impossible, then whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. Not to mention the Syrian government has claimed responsibility for the attack, which in and of itself is interesting.
Why would Syria claim that type of incident? I am curious whats going on behind the scenes now.