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Turkey Shells Syria for Sixth Day, Says “Worst Case Scenario” Unfolding

Posted By yihan On October 8, 2012 @ 9:17 am In Featured Stories,Tile | Comments Disabled

Kurt Nimmo
PrisonPlanet.com
October 8, 2012

The Turkish military shelled Syria for a sixth straight day [1] Monday after the provincial governor’s office claimed a Syrian round landed in a cotton field near the town of Altinozu in the border province of Hatay.

The CIA-backed [2] Free Syria Army [3] is based in Antakya, the largest city in Hatay. The FSA is armed and funded by the Gulf States of Saudi Arabia and Qatar and receives logistics [4] from the United States. As we noted [5] in September, there is ample evidence that a large number of FSA rebels are in fact members of al-Qaeda.

The Hatay city of Akcakale is a key supply route [6] for the FSA and other so-called rebels.

Turkish President Abdullah Gul warned of a regional conflagration and said “the worst-case scenario we have all been dreading” is unfolding on the border.

“You have to be ready as if you were going to war anytime,” Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan [7] said on Sunday.

On Saturday, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta [8] said that the conflict on the border between Syria and Turkey may spread to neighboring countries and create a regional war.

In response to the latest incident, the Turkish military moved tanks and missile defense systems to the Syrian border. “A convoy of military vehicles towing howitzers headed toward the border town of Reyhanli in Hatay province today and the army sent reinforcements, including tanks and missile defense systems,” Bloomberg [7] reports today.

According to Faruk Logoglu [9], head of Foreign Relations of the opposition Republican People’s Party in Turkey and the former Turkish ambassador to the United States, his country’s meddling in Syria has increased the possibility of war between the two nations and the prospect of a wider and far more devastating conflict in the region.

“This one-sided policy, aiming to remove Bashar al-Assad by intervention in the domestic affairs of our neighbor, really intensified the conflict, sharpened the conflict, and probably resulted in more deaths than would have [occurred] otherwise,” Logoglu said last week.


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URLs in this post:

[1] sixth straight day: http://www.chron.com/news/article/Officials-Turkey-retaliates-to-Syrian-shelling-3927513.php

[2] CIA-backed: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/01/us-usa-syria-obama-order-idUSBRE8701OK20120801

[3] Free Syria Army: http://www.worldpolicy.org/journal/summer2012/taking-refuge-syrian-revolution-in-turkey

[4] receives logistics: http://syria360.wordpress.com/2012/07/26/turkey-running-proxy-invasion-of-syria/

[5] we noted: http://www.infowars.com/french-surgeon-half-of-rebels-in-syria-are-al-qaeda-terrorists/

[6] key supply route: http://news.antiwar.com/2012/09/18/syrian-troops-rebels-clash-over-key-border-crossing-with-turkey/

[7] Recep Tayyip Erdogan: http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-10-08/turkey-bolsters-border-units-amid-artillery-exchanges-with-syria

[8] Leon Panetta: http://www.infowars.com/panetta-warns-conflict-between-syria-and-turkey-may-produce-regional-war/

[9] Faruk Logoglu: http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/insidesyria/2012/10/201210774959651250.html

[10] Turkish president says “worst case” unfolding in Syria: http://www.prisonplanet.com/turkish-president-says-worst-case-unfolding-in-syria.html

[11] US-led NATO intervention begins in Syria war. Patriots in Turkey: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-led-nato-intervention-begins-in-syria-war-patriots-in-turkey.html

[12] Turkey Fires Artillery Shells Into Syria In Alleged Retaliation: http://www.prisonplanet.com/turkey-fires-artillery-shells-into-syria-in-alleged-retaliation.html

[13] Misfire: NATO mortar ‘gift’ from Turkey to Syrian rebels – newspaper: http://www.prisonplanet.com/misfire-nato-mortar-%e2%80%98gift%e2%80%99-from-turkey-to-syrian-rebels-%e2%80%93-newspaper.html

[14] NATO and Turkey Support Armed Rebels in Syria. Campaign to Recruit Muslim “Freedom Fighters”: http://www.prisonplanet.com/nato-and-turkey-support-armed-rebels-in-syria-campaign-to-recruit-muslim-freedom-fighters.html

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