Location, location, location
We are speaking of Northern Syria today. Turkey is making lots of noise about threats from Northern Syria involving the Kurds. The Kurds have been mentioned countless times here, don’t worry no flashbacks coming. Just the latest.
Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday Turkey could act against a “terrorist” organisation in northern Syria if it sees it as a threat, in a warning to Kurdish militants believed to be active in the region.
Erdogan believes Kurdish militants are in the area? If they are???? Then they have to be with the Turkish backed FSA!!! So the alleged Kurdish threat that Mr Erdogan “believes” is kind of, no, it is incredibly lame. When it comes down to reality vs some “claim” keep it mind that incredibly lame and highly questionable claims can be woven into a credible narrative that can be used to justify the intervention Turkey has been working towards for a very long time now.
Additional propaganda promoting a war making agenda comes from the Telegraph, promoted by Michael Weiss. Who this man is and his affiliations, have been covered previously, I won’t bore you all yet again “An interview with an insider” You gotta love that kind of spin!
Concluding the Turkish angle: We have to act against the Kurdish terrorists in Syria
Now let us take this from the Israeli angle-
Israel has been “fretting” over alleged WMD’s. The very threat of these WMD’s may give Israel the justification to intervene. Today we are supposed to believe Israel is still really, really, really worried.
Israeli officials are more worried about the possibility that the weapons could fall into the hands of Islamic militants from Lebanon's Hezbollah or other groups should the regime fall.
"For us, that's a casus belli, or red line," Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Wednesday. He told Israel Radio that the government would act immediately to prevent that from happening as tensions rise along Israel's northern border.”
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak disclosed over the weekend that he had asked the military to prepare for a possible attack on targets in Syria”
If Israel is tracking these weapons as claimed then why the 'fretting'?
Spy satellites, advanced reconnaissance aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles are just some of the systems that Israel is using to track events in Syria and specifically to keep an eye on the country’s chemical weapons arsenal.
WMD’s aside, what this is really about for Israel is the Golan Heights
“The Golan holds tremendous strategic importance for Israel, both as a territorial buffer that protects northern Israel, including the Sea of Galilee, and as a key water source.”
If Israel is “forced to intervene” they will just have to clear the Golan Heights issue up once and for all.
If Israel attacks from the South and Turkey attacks from the North....
But wait just one minute. Israel and Turkey would never work together. Why, they are very angry with one another!!!! You know the Mavi Marmara incident?
Well what if Israel apologized?
I had speculated previously that if Israel issues some sort of an apology to Turkey over the Mavi Marmara stage show this would be a signal that an attack on Syria is imminent
So this is interesting- US-Pakistan apology may yield Israel-Turkey detente
Gov't official: Israel ready for rapprochement after US apology to Pakistan over accidental killing of soldiers sets precedent.
Israel catches Turkey in two minds
On Monday, Netanyahu met in his office an eight-member team of senior Turkish journalists in a high-profile attempt to break the ice between Israel and Turkey.Digression and clarification- Netanyahu managed to initially win over only four Kadima Party lawmakers, leaving him with a relatively fragile majority at first, from my reading presently, it looks as if that has gotten up to seven Kadima Party lawmakers on board. Goodbye Lieberman. Your influence is done.
Israel today is in a mood to compromise. The recent inclusion of Kadima Party in the ruling coalition marginalizes "hardliners" like Lieberman.(Wasn't it convenient that the Israeli government had it's brief meltdown? Splitting the Kadima Party and giving Likud a tiny majority) Netanyahu himself was never in two minds that rapprochement with Turkey was in Israel's interests.( Only four Kadima members were necessary to accomplish this feat.)
The second factor is of course the upheaval in Syria. The alienation from Turkey hurts Israel and accentuates its regional isolation and limits its options on the ground to be proactive despite Israel's unquestionable military superiority over Syria.
The short point is that closest possible cooperation with Turkey at the level of the military and intelligence is needed to optimally handle the fallouts.
The Israeli statement following Netanyahu's meeting with the Turkish media personalities quoted him as saying:
"Turkey and Israel are two important, strong and stable countries in this region, which is very turbulent and unstable. The Turkish people and the Jewish people have had a long relationship. Turkey and Israel have had a long relationship. We have to keep looking for ways to restart the relationship we had because I think it is important for which of our countries, and it is particularly important now for the stability of this region at this time."
Netanyahu told the Turkish journalists: "Since I believe in a common interest, both Israel and Turkey should do as much as they can to restore their relationship. We would like to restore our relations again and both countries are looking for opportunities to do so."
I will reiterate. When Israel apologizes to Turkey. They will jointly attack Syria sometime afterwards
This is theatre for the masses. It will play via the media as a really big deal. A huge rift sealed
Israel and Turkey kiss and make up. Wowee!
As phoney as a wooden nickel. Israel and Turkey have been colluding against Syria for a very long time now. The apology will be the catalyst to kick off the attack. Don’t be surprised if it is all done in the spirit of “global brotherhood” with the Olympics as the background.
As Pope Benedict said
“I pray that, in the spirit of the Olympic Truce, the goodwill generated by this international sporting event may bear fruit, promoting peace and reconciliation throughout the world”
Wouldn’t peace and reconciliation between Turkey and Israel be so swell for the global community? The dynamic duo (Keeping on with the batman theme) could then take on the dastardly Syrian government. Besides “war is peace”, right? Humanitarian intervention and all.