It is entirely within the realm of possibility that NATO backed mercs lobbed the mortar bombs into Turkey, enabling Turkey to justify this so called retaliatory attack.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's office said Turkish forces in the border region immediately shelled Syrian targets spotted by radar Wednesday, in response to what it called a “heinous” attack on the Turkish town of Akcakale.
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu protested the Syrian attack to the NATO alliance, of which Ankara is a member, and to the United Nations.
A NATO official told VOA that alliance ambassadors were meeting in emergency session Wednesday to discuss the situation.
How does Turkey know for certain the mortar fire originated with Syrian Army and not the NATO mercs?
How do we know this is not a false flag to kick start a Turkish/NATO invasion?
- Turkey's military struck targets inside Syria on Wednesday in response to a mortar bomb fired from Syrian territory which killed five Turkish civilians, Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's office said in a statement.
Davutoglu had also agreed with NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen on the need for an emergency meeting of NATO members, the statement said.
A mortar bomb fired from Syrian territory is NOT necessarily being fired by the Syrian military.
We know for the certain NATO mercs have mortar bombs
Map of Turkey showing the town of Akcakale in Urfa province
The town of Akcakale is definitely a border town. The attack from Turkey towards Syria were aimed at the town of ????? (haven't found it yet)
Before launching its military strike against Syrian targets Wednesday, Turkey reached out to NATO and U.N. chiefs.
Selcuk Unal, a spokesman for the Turkish Foreign Ministry, told CNN that Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu had contacted the Arab League and U.N. special envoy for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, about the incident.Davutoglu contacted NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen after the deadly shelling in Akcakale, NATO said.
A senior U.S. defense official said the Pentagon is watching the situation with some degree of concern, "but at this point, there's nothing to suggest it's going to become a broader conflict."
Exactly my point, how does Turkey know for certain that the mortar fire did not originate with NATO mercs?The official said the reciprocal fire appeared to be a smaller-scale border skirmish rather than a large-scale aerial bombardment.
Also, Turkey, is for all intents and purpose waging war on Syria and has been for a dam long time now with the help of NATO countries. They are in no position to play victim!
Also why is Turkey engaging in this type of attack at this time? Mortar has crossed the border previously. This time there were civilian casualties, sure, but Turkey has been actively promoting the ruin of Syria all along enabling mass civilian casualty counts. And still there is no indication it was Syrian Army that fired this mortar
From Syria regarding the above incident- SANA
Information Minister: Authorities in Syria Investigating Source of Gunfire That Claimed Lives of Turkish Woman and Her Children
DAMASCUS, (SANA) – Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi said on Wednesday that the relevant authorities in Syria are investigating the source of the gunfire that claimed the lives of a Turkish woman and her children, offering sincerest condolences on behalf of the Syrian government to the family of the deceased and the Turkish people.
"In case of border incidents that occur between any two neighboring countries, countries and governments must act wisely, rationally and responsibly, particularly since there's a special condition on the Syrian-Turkish borders in terms of the presence of undisciplined terrorist groups spread across the borders who have varying agendas and identities," the Minister told the Syrian TV, affirming that these groups constitute a threat to Syria's security and regional security.
Minister al-Zoubi stressed that the Syrian-Turkish borders are long and are being used to smuggle weapons, equipment and terrorists into Syria where they committed massacres, the latest such massacre being the one committed by Al Qaeda in Aleppo.
He said that Syria bases its conduct with neighboring countries on good neighborly relations and respecting the sovereignty of countries, and that Syria asks in return that its sovereignty be respected.
Pointing out that there was no condemnation from NATO on the attrocious attacks that took place in Aleppo today, courtesy of NATO's mercs who of course came into Syria via Turkey armed with the US funneled weapons
I saw Russia had condemned the action. Syria's political parties condemned the attrocities but NATO nations, surely cheered the handiwork of their terror crew. 50 dead. Abundant damage.
Via the Hindu we read of people's militias formed in Aleppo to fight the NATO mercs
Analysts point out that despite the heavy damage and the panic that it has caused, the latest string of bombings is unlikely to shift the scales of fighting in Aleppo, where reports have surfaced about the formation of peoples’ militias to counter foreign extremists who have deeply infiltrated the ranks of the opposition fighters.
Of course this makes me think of Tozz. Who I still hope is safe.
This post now has a follow up with the latest info