February 10, 2016

Turkish PM Davutoglu Makes Dangerous And Provocative Statements, Further Signaling An Insane Invasion of Syria

The "muscular" rhetoric of these two warmongering numbskulls has helped bring Syria to ruin, and could potentially bring America and Russia closer to a military confrontation.

First the enemies of Syria came by night. Now they come by day.

First they came through the back door. Now they come through the front door.

First they came with proxy armies and terrorist groups under the religious protection of Islam. Now they come with national armies and mercenaries under the political protection of NATO.

First they came under the Western slogans of freedom and democracy. Now they come under the Islamist slogans inspired by anti-Shiite and anti-Kurdish bigotry.

First they came to chop heads and take women and children as captives. Now they come to do the same.

An excerpt from, "Syria invasion plan? Turkey will defend its ‘Aleppo brothers,’ says PM Davutoglu" RT, February 10, 2016:
Turkish PM Ahmet Davutoglu pledged to return a “historical debt” to Turkey’s “Aleppo brothers” who helped defend the country in the early 20th century, just days after Russia warned of Ankara’s intentions to invade Syria as the rebels there falter.

“We will return our historic debt. At one time, our brothers from Aleppo defended our cities of Sanliurfa, Gaziantep, Kahramanmaras, now we will defend the heroic Aleppo. All of Turkey stands behind its defenders,” Davutoglu said at the meeting of the Party of Justice and Development parliamentary faction, which he heads.

 Davutoglu was apparently referring to World War One and subsequent events in the Turkish War of Independence, seemingly glorifying the defense and retaking of Turkish cities from the Allied forces. Yet, he failed to mention that the Turks had been drawn into the war by Ottoman imperial ambitions. Turkey had entered the conflict by shelling the Russian port of Odessa from the sea. It then suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of Russian troops in the war’s southern theater, before the Ottoman Empire was occupied and divided by the Allies. At the time, the three cities Davutoglu named saw thousands of Armenians and other minorities slaughtered by Turkish nationalists as part of the Armenian Genocide, which Ankara denies to this day.
An excerpt from, "Foreign Policy Diary – Turkey’s Military Intervention to Syria" South Front, February 10, 2016:
Experts suggest Turkey is ready to deploy some 18,000 troops with substantial artillery and air support to occupy a 30-kilometer deep territory across the border running from the city of Jarabulus westward to the city of Azaz. The operation would cover an area under ISIS control, and it would provide a direct military assistance to terrorists and facilitate establishing of a buffer zone for the vestiges of their forces in Northern Syria. It would drastically escalate the tensions with the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the predominantly Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). However, the Turkish military is fully capable of completing the first move aimed to push the SAA and the SDF from the aforementioned area and occupy a significant part of Northern Syria.

This step will likely face a hard answer of the Russian military grouping located in the country. The Russian land and navy air-defense systems and fighter jets are fully capable to neutralize the Turkish air force which will allow the Syrian government to counter-attack the Turkish intervention forces. Thus, the anti-terrorist forces will get a chance to exercise a counter-attack which will be likely supported by the Russian Aerospace Defense Forces.
Title:  Foreign Policy Diary – Turkey's Military Intervention to Syria. Source: South Front. Date Published: February 10, 2016.