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posted on Oct, 3 2012 @ 03:21 PM
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Breaking: Turkey strikes Syrian targets retaliating to mortar attack on border


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Turkey has fired back at Syria after Syrian mortar bombs killed five people and wounded eight others in a Turkish town near the border, says the Turkish Prime Minister's office. NATO schedules an urgent meeting to be held later in the day.
“Our armed forces in the border region immediately retaliated against this heinous attack… by shelling the targets spotted by radar,” Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan’s office said in a statement. According to Syrian media, Turkish artillery hit targets in the province of Idlib.
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posted on Oct, 3 2012 @ 03:21 PM
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Turkey is now deploying tanks, artillery and missile batteries to the Syria border, reports Mahir Zeynalov, a journalist with the prominent Turkish newspaper Today's Zaman, citing sources on the ground.

NATO ambassadors are to convene later in the day to discuss the shelling of the Turkish town. The meeting will be held under NATO Article 4, for consultations when a member state feels territorial integrity is under threat, officials say.

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has earlier contacted UN Syrian envoy Lakhdar Brahimi, UN Secretary General Ban-ki Moon and senior Turkish military officials about the incident, as well as Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the NATO Secretary General.



After reading and making a reply to Corruption Exposed's thread about the mortar attack on Turkey, I refreshed my browser and this popped up.

The NATO meeting was already set, but this gives new context. Some people even assume this NATO commission will be called under the Article 4 ( I don't know about that... but who knows)

Thing's are sure heating up, and I'm not liking the way this is heading. Especially after hearing about Russia warnings about a possible NATO intervention.

Let's see how this is played out.

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edit on 3-10-2012 by GarrusVasNormandy because: add link to CE's thread



posted on Oct, 3 2012 @ 03:29 PM
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Apparently we did post the same news at the same time



posted on Oct, 3 2012 @ 03:31 PM
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Does anyone know if the FSA (Al-cia-da) has it's hands on any of the syrian artillary, and if so in my mind wouldn't it be a optimal for them to say use it to draw NATO into this fight. I just venture that Assads' government and armed forces wouldn't complicate there fight by drawing turkey and NATO into the fray.

As well after the Russian warning this too me just seems to ominous like the excuse the war mongers have been looking for to say to Russia and China "well look at what they are doing now", "shelling our allies we have no choice but too attack".

I just fail to think that a govenrment under siege from foriegn mercenaries would create further conflict with those supporting arming and enabling said FSA (Al-cia-da) fighters, and thus making this a fight that is unwinnable from the government stand point.

SaneThinking



posted on Oct, 3 2012 @ 03:31 PM
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This does not look good.
If turkey is now directly targeting Syrian Military bases it now depends on how far the Syrians will go by responding with another attack. Knowing they may have backing from Russia. Also I hope the Turkish Army does not ... by mistake target any Syrian Bases where Russian Military personnel may well be stationed.
This could cause an escalation between NATO and Russian forces..
I hope they all calm down..



posted on Oct, 3 2012 @ 03:31 PM
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Originally posted by Telos
Apparently we did post the same news at the same time


Too close.


Let's call it a draw and let the mods decide.



posted on Oct, 3 2012 @ 03:54 PM
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Thanks for posting the update to this dangerous situation


I will definitely stay tuned to this thread...

S+F



posted on Oct, 3 2012 @ 03:56 PM
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I have heard (but cannnot confirm) that the FSA has it's hands on a whole lot of Syrian equipment so this could very well be the FSA using Syrian mortars to cause some trouble.

Anything is possible and no one has any flipping idea on what is going on over there other than the fact that the West and it's allies are doing their best to make the worse of an already bad situation by supporting these terrorists.



posted on Oct, 3 2012 @ 04:01 PM
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According to the German News Agency "Der Tagesspiegle" they are quoting Turkish Politicians and Militayr sources as stating that they believe the attack on the Turkish village was deliberate, "NOT a MISTAKE".

Source

The Turks are really angry.. see the picture of the Turkish leader in the link above P'd off most definitely....



posted on Oct, 3 2012 @ 04:07 PM
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Already a thread...

Earlier Thread



posted on Oct, 3 2012 @ 04:18 PM
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Originally posted by Jeremiah65
Already a thread...

Earlier Thread


I hate to play rent a mod such as you are but the other thread is in a diff forum so this one will be allowed to stay as it is BAN. I could be wrong but it's up to the mods to decide



posted on Oct, 3 2012 @ 05:39 PM
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Posted earlier here:
www.abovetopsecret.com...

Please add further comments to the ongoing discussion in the above linked thread.
Thanks




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