Libya, yet again. What a farce.
France on Tuesday became the first European country to recognize the newly formed Syrian rebel coalition and raised the possibility of arming the group as it begins taking charge of the opposition’s role in the civil war.Covering the ongoing "unofficial" attacks on Syria. No declaration of war by the nations of Turkey and Israel.
Nor NATO, for that matter. Though Turkey and Israel, both very clearly acting as proxies, both in the NATO fold are most definitely attacking Syria. And the Syrian nation is defending itself.
Smoke fills the sky after an air strike in Ras al-Ain, Syria. The town is on the border with Turkey and the close proximity of the raids have drawn condemnation from Ankara.Let’s read the latest................
The not so new, nor improved “Syrian Opposition” (mostly Muslim Brotherhood) has been recognized by the GCC, but not so far by the Arab League or France and Britain
The leader of Syria's new opposition coalition called on Tuesday on European states to recognize it as the legitimate government and provide it with funds to buy the weapons it needs to overthrow Assad.
But Britain and France appeared to set further conditions, notably for rallying support inside the country, before they grant full recognition to the Syrian National Coalition. And, like the United States, Europeans are still reluctant to arm rebel forces which include anti-Western Islamist militants.
Recall that all the internal opposition walked out on this NATO farce? Therefore the “opposition” has no internal support. Nothing has changed with this new Council, oops I mean Coalition. Recognizing the rebrand!
"I request European states to grant political recognition to the coalition as the legitimate representative of the Syrian people and to give it financial support," Mouaz al-Khatib, the Damascus preacher elected unopposed at a meeting in Doha, Qatar on Sunday to lead the new group.
Who is the Mouaz al-Khatib? If anyone else has some time to dig the goods up on this individual that would be most interesting.
France's defense minister and Britain's foreign minister both said on Tuesday that forming the new group under al-Khatib, a moderate noted for his embrace of Syria's religious and ethnic minorities, was an important step but not sufficient for full recognition as a government entitled to take over in Damascus.
Syria is bombing the NATO mercs who have laid seige to Syrian towns
(ignore the usual western media spin and lies)
More on Syria taking back the territory NATO mercs have laid seige to in the North
Again, ignore western media spin/lies. Syria is clearly cleaning house of the NATO mercs, aided and abetted by Turkey. It is Turkey that has chosen to involve itself.
The spin on this NYT’s article is just that spin, perception management, lies.
Syria pulled Turkey and Israel closer (spin) to military entanglements in its civil war on Tuesday, bombing a rebel-held Syrian village a few yards from the Turkish border for the second straight day
Interesting that the area under bombardment is a predominantly Kurdish area and there had been fighting between the Kurds and the NATO mercs about a week or so back. Rebel-Kurd tensions boil over in Syria's north - By Jennie Matthew
Mohammed Hafar was killed at dawn, shot while reportedly trying to rescue his brother Faisal, mortally wounded, from the latest gunbattles between Sunni Arab rebels and Kurdish militia in Syria.
It appears the NATO mercs had succeeded in laying siege to the town. A move that certainly not going to endear Turkey to the Kurds.
According to WaPo
Syrian rebels wrested control of Ras al-Ayn from the Assad regime forces last week. (Or Kurdish fighters?) The town is in the predominantly Kurdish oil-producing northeastern province of al-Hasaka.
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, speaking to journalists in Rome late Monday, said Turkey had formally protested the bombings close to its border to the Syrian government, saying the attacks were endangering Turkey’s security. He said Turkey had also reported the incident to NATO allies and to the U.N. Security Council.
The Syrian jet did not infringe Turkey’s border, he said, adding that Turkey would have responded if it had.
Turkish Foreign Minister formally protests Syria defending it’s borders from Turkey? What kind of upside down world is this?
Heads up for narrative creation. That means Turkey is telling tall tales. So is Israel.
Here is where those patriot missiles come into play. In response to chemical weapon usage? Read on
President Abdullah Gul raised the possibility of Damascus using chemical weapons against Turkey – a threat he said could be countered by Nato Patriot missiles.
It is known that Turkey and Israel do also. And that Israel has used them (White phosphorus on Gaza)
“It is known that Syria has chemical weapons and they have old Soviet delivery systems, so if there is in some eventuality some sort of madness in this respect and some action is taken, contingency planning has to be put in place and this is something Nato is doing,” he said.
Not so for Syria
Regarding the mortars that struck Turkey..
He said he believed that a series of incidents in which (alleged)Syrian shells have landed on Turkish terrain – which have led Ankara to return fire – were not intentional, but added: “Of course we cannot tolerate such action and we give the necessary response.”
Israeli officials signalled growing concern that Damascus is deliberately seeking to draw Israel into Syria’s internal war.
“As of yesterday [Sunday], our impression was that what we were seeing was the spillover from fighting inside Syria,” one Israeli official said on Monday. “We are not necessarily convinced that that is still the case.”
Of course. Israel spinning that Syria is attacking them? More spin. Israel is certainly creating the narrative of having to "retaliate"
Trying to recall how far back it was the tag team of Israel and Turkey together, attacking Syria, became a given. Not officially, not yet. That would still require the official kiss and make up.
I do question how the Turkish people feel regarding the collusion of the Turkish government with the Israeli government in the attack on Syria?
There brothers and sisters. There extended family members.
Not that this is a first , for Israeli and Turkish treachery and collusion. After all nine Turks died on the Mavi Marmara......................