The Israel Defense Forces is readying for possible engagement with the Syrian military in September
Anticipating attempts by Syrian civilians to cross the border into Israel in September, the IDF has placed antipersonnel landmines along the Syria border in the Golan Heights
If you haven't read yesterday's post, refresh your memory. I am just doing a quick rehash so I can segue into today's news.
-Allegedly Turkey is afraid of NATO making war on Syria?
Headline- Turkey fears NATO attack on Syria
Turkey fears refugees from Syria, especially if NATO attacks Syria.
Given Turkey is a NATO member, what is with the spin on this bit of news??
Turkey is allowing NATO troops to move on into the nation, so I find that headline and entire article -bizarre
But there is more-
Turkey is recalling retired officers to deal with a 'sudden influx' of Syrian refugees
-The Turkish military said it recalled retired officers to serve at border outposts along the Syrian border in anticipation of a massive influx of refugees.
-Ankara said it was worried the situation might be exacerbated by a NATO intervention in Syria
According to this article the Turkish government has been preparing for a massive influx of refugees for the past two months.
Which obviously means Turkey has been participating in the attacks on Syria for months now. Turkey will also play it's NATO attack dog role.
There is always more-
-Observers said that the Turkish military intensified its preparations on the Syrian border
-Two Turkish brigades have taken their positions near the Syrian border in preparation for orders from the Turkish military leadership.
- Talks on "establishing a security zone inside the Syrian territory"
- Talks on the future participation of Turkey in any possible military move against Syria
As it is with Israel, so it is with Turkey-
Landmines in place on the border just for that influx of refugees..
Meanwhile, the internal conflict in Syria has postponed the clearing of mines along the Turkish-Syrian border. The two countries share a minefield three times the size of Cyprus. Since the Ottawa Treaty ( I will discuss that briefly) on the prohibition of anti-personnel mines went into effect in 1999, Turkey has been developing projects to clear mines in border zones near Syria and Iraq. In 2009, the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) government passed a law to facilitate the clearing of the mines near the Syrian border, but the plans have been put off due to the situation in Syria.
So Turkey was going to clear the landmines but, not anymore!
As for the "Ottawa Treaty" and the present day Canadian government's hypocrisy, racist colonialist agenda and role in the NATO world army.
The Ottawa Treaty or the Mine Ban Treaty, formally the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction, bans completely all anti-personnel landmines (AP-mines) As of April 2009, 156 countries have signed and ratified the Treaty. Poland and the Marshall Islands have signed but not ratified.thirty-seven states, including the People's Republic of China, India, Pakistan,Russia and the United States, have not signed.
Responding to a challenge issued by Canada in October 1996, on December 3rd 1997, 122 countries stated their intention to implement the Treaty. Forty ratifications are required for a treaty to come into effect and become international law. The The Ottawa treaty entered into force and became binding among the ratifying states on 1 March 1999.
"Landmines are indiscriminate weapons by nature - they do not distinguish between a soldier's footstep and a child's footstep. Their toll on mine-affected communities is devastating, and the consequences of their use are felt years after hostilities cease"
All this mining of borders, with Israel burying brand spanking new landmines and Turkey leaving theirs in place. Both nations doing so for the explicit purpose of killing refugees that will be fleeing the inevitable war in Syria.
Canada says not a word