February 20, 2016

The War Criminals of Saudi Arabia And Turkey Have Lost All Sense of Reality In Syria

Be careful the company you keep.

An excerpt from, "Madman Erdogan Trying to Pin Ankara Massacre on YPG Kurds of Northern Syria, Despite Blatant False Flag by Turkish Intelligence" by Webster Tarpley, February 19, 2016:
To underline once again that Turkey is the main sponsor of and haven for terrorists of many stripes, a group of 500 jihadi killers was reportedly on its way from the Turkish border towards Azaz, the key to the road from Aleppo back into Turkey. If Azaz is taken by the Kurds, many terrorists will be cut off and eliminated before they can return to their privileged sanctuary in Turkey.

It is time for Obama to publicly reject the wild demands coming from Ankara, and to encourage the more sensible forces in the Turkish Army that Erdogan and his terrorist retinue are a vice they can no longer afford.
An excerpt from, "Duff: Troublemakers: Ankara, Riyadh Envision the Creation of New ‘Wahhabi Empire’" by Gordon Duff, Veterans Today, February 20, 2016:
Furthermore, Turkey has committed an act of aggression against Russia by shooting down the Su-24 in the Syrian airspace on November 24, 2015.In short, the erratic Turkish leader is fanning the flames in the already war-torn region. In addition, Ankara’s tentacles have been spread to Europe: the Erdogan government has no scruples about blackmailing Brussels amid the ongoing refugee crisis.

However, what is more important, the Turkish Armed Forces have amassed over 18,000 troops on the Syrian border, while a 250,000-strong military contingent is ready to move into both Syria and Iraq within 30 days, he underscores.

While Turkey can potentially invade Syria and Iraq from the north, Saudi Arabia is ready to move its armored forces into the region from the south. Does it mean Syria and Iraq will fall victims to Ankara and Riyadh? No, it is highly unlikely amid the Russo-Syrian advance.

Although the Turkish artillery has been shelling Azaz, Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have continued to advance towards the Syrian city.
An excerpt from, "Misguided Missiles?" Sputnik News, February 20, 2016:
Saudi Arabia has announced it is ready to supply surface-to-air missiles to the Syrian rebels in order “to change the balance of power on the ground” and “to allow the 'moderate opposition' to neutralize the helicopters and aircraft.”

Meanwhile, it's mostly Russian aircraft operating there. So against what targets these missiles will be used? 
An excerpt from, "The folly of failure in Yemen" by Mehboob Qadir, Daily Times, February 20, 2016:
Initiative is still with the Houthis, which is what matters in war and should worry the Saudi strategists. Rebels have been proactive for quite some time and the next might start raiding deep inside Saudi territories. This will cause two different but mutually reinforcing effects. Militarily it will tend to partially reverse the front on the fixed Saudi forces slicing it dangerously at different places. Socially it would be even more unsettling. It can force populations in border areas to shift helter skelter inwards in larger numbers. A major displacement can seriously jeopardise Saudi Arabia’s internal security system resulting in the breakdown of law and order. Uncommitted locals, disaffected expats and proxies might take advantage of the slipping grip of the police and intelligence agencies. If such a thing happens, that will be the beginning of the end of an otherwise composed and apparently stable Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The ensuing anarchy can be anybody’s guess and its ramifications for the region could be really devastating.