posted on Nov, 7 2012 @ 08:11 PM
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey will imminently lodge an official request with NATO asking the military alliance to deploy Patriot missiles along its
border with Syria to guard against violence spilling over, a senior Turkish foreign ministry official said on Wednesday.
If approved, the deployment would represent a further deterioration in relations between Turkey and Syria - once close allies - and see more military
hardware poured into a region where tensions are already high.
Nothing says get off my lawn like a bunch of patriot missiles.
With upwards of approximately 38,000 killed to date, i can understand Turkey's desire to contain the violence and prevent it splashing over to their
but....Are patriot missiles actually necessary?
We are talking about poorly armed rebels and a Syrian Army that would be out of the mind to drag another country, especially Turkey, into the fray.
In my opinion, the more destructive weapons that flood into the area, the greater the possibilities for "accidental" or unintentional use of said
weapons. If this was to happen, intentional or not, I fear the conflict would spread like a wild fire consuming all and increasing the death toll.
We are already seeing this conflict draw groups from the surrounding areas, as mentioned in the article:
Highlighting how Palestinian refugees have been drawn into the conflict, rebels killed 10 members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of
Palestine-General Command (PFLP-GC), which is loyal to Assad, in fighting near the Palestinian camp of Yarmouk in Damascus, opposition sources
The increase in the number players only adds to the complexity of this issue and further prolongs the violence as certain groups try to "settle old
edit on 7-11-2012 by MDDoxs because: (no reason given)