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Another Syrian Insurgent Provocation?
Posted By yihan On May 12, 2013 @ 3:42 am In Featured Stories,Tile | Comments Disabled
The LRC Blog 
May 12, 2013
It appears that two powerful car bombs have gone off  in Reyhanli, a Turkish town on the Syrian border, with early reports suggesting at least four dead. It is a dangerous turn of events — particularly as Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan has dug a deep hole for himself through his support for the insurgents in Syria and has, as his strategy has collapsed, gone into full panic mode . Erdogan may hope to salvage some of his policy by accusing the Syrian government of bombing Turkey, internationalizing the conflict, and thereby inviting a Turkish military response.
As with the illogical sarin gas claims, why would the Syrian government bomb a town full of its supporters in Turkey thereby giving Erdogan the excuse he has been looking for to begin international military action against Syria? Does it make sense?
However, the insurgents have a long  history  of provocations  in attempt to draw neighboring countries and beyond into their fight to overthrow the Syrian government. Also, car bombs are the insurgents stock in trade .
This is a serious development, as already no mainstream corporate media outlet is reporting that Reyhanli is a pro-Assad village. Such reporting would weaken claims that the Syrian government is behind the car bombs.
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 The LRC Blog: http://www.lewrockwell.com/blog/lewrw/archives/137438.html
 have gone off: http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/11/world/meast/turkey-syria-violence/
 gone into full panic mode: http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/09/18148044-exclusive-turkish-pm-erdogan-syria-has-crossed-red-line-used-chemical-weapons?lite
 pointed out: http://www.moonofalabama.org/2013/05/the-reyhanli-explosions.html
 pro-Assad Alawites: https://twitter.com/MahirZeynalov/statuses/333181407348285441
 long: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4354244,00.html
 history: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/12/us-israel-syria-idUSBRE93B0ZB20130412
 provocations: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=4&cad=rja&ved=0CD8QFjAD&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.jpost.com%2FMiddle-East%2FUN-strongly-suspects-Syrian-rebels-used-sarin-gas-312178&ei=Ej6OUZOXEcLs0QGjqIDQCQ&usg=AFQjCNHGgLvg3SThlUpNCQGmMViMZrenLg&sig2=cDJdQpKEVJRhIw8FyV80zg&bvm=bv.46340616,d.dmQ
 stock in trade: http://rt.com/op-edge/syria-blast-rebels-us-624/
 20 killed, 46 injured as explosions rock Turkish town on Syrian border – officials: http://www.prisonplanet.com/20-killed-46-injured-as-explosions-rock-turkish-town-on-syrian-border-%e2%80%93-officials.html
 Turkey Mobilizing: Media Manipulation, Provocation Or Reality?: http://www.prisonplanet.com/turkey-mobilizing-media-manipulation-provocation-or-reality.html
 Syrian Insurgent Provocations: Going For Endgame?: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syrian-insurgent-provocations-going-for-endgame.html
 Turkish military on war preparedness after Syrian Scud Ds moved to border: http://www.prisonplanet.com/turkish-military-on-war-preparedness-after-syrian-scud-ds-moved-to-border.html
 Turkey Deploys Anti-Aircraft Guns On Syrian Border: http://www.prisonplanet.com/turkey-deploys-anti-aircraft-guns-on-syrian-border.html
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