Turkish firm drilling wells on Syria border.... and further into Syria?
It seems possible. It seems likely.
Arp Petrol has begun seismic research and feasibility works in the area that showed that there were rich oil fields. The company is expected to start drilling in the region where it plans to make 15 million Turkish Liras of investment. The company’s license includes Şırnak, and Mardin’s Nusaybin and Midyat districts.
“There are many active wells across the [Syrian] border. Why shouldn’t we be here? We think that the oil was originated in Syria and immigrated to Turkey. We are working on the oil producer zone’s extension in Turkey. We are chasing the oil and natural gas extension of Syria,” he said.We think the oil that originated in Syria, immigrated to Turkey? We are chasing the oil and natural gas extension of Syria? Given the loss of Syrian control of northern parts of the country, would the Turks send drilling firms to access Syrian oil and gas? Considering the Turks annexed Hatay province?
In a manner that can only be described as underhanded. With the help of France, of course.
In 1921, Turkey signed the Ankara Treaty with France, which controlled Syria at the time. The agreement stipulated that Hatay -- then called Sanjak of Alexandretta -- would remain within French Syria under a special regime. This changed in 1936, when French colonial rule came to an end next door and Turkey pressed Paris to make Hatay independent. France acquiesced, not wishing to alienate Ankara and push it toward the nascent Nazi-led Axis -- the province gained independence in 1938 and was annexed by Turkey in 1939.
By that date, Hatay had avoided the powerful Kemalism campaign that swept the country in the 1930s, spreading nationalist consciousness and rooting the Turkish language among non-Turkish groups. As a result, Hatay Arabs still differ from ethnic groups elsewhere in the country today, maintaining a strong Arab identity and continuing to speak Arabic even among the educated elite.
Hatay is also the only province that mirrors Syria's key ethnic divides. In addition to ethnic Turks, it is home to Alawite Arabs (co-religionists of the Assad regime), Sunni Arabs, Kurds, Circassians, Armenians, and Arab Christians. Moreover, Hatay's Alawite and Sunni Arabs are connected to Syrian Alawites and Sunnis through familial and tribal links.
Turkey has a history of being underhanded.
Finally the Guardian deems it newsworthy to cover the slaughter by the NATO hired killers in the Alawite villages near Lattakia
If you read the headline you might think this is something that is just happening. You and I know it is not!
You and I will recall that this mass slaughter perpetuated upon the innocent civilians by NATO/Israel's Islamic IDF army, happened a month ago. And the innocent children, victims of NATO nations bought and paid for savagery had their bodies manipulated and used for propaganda in the NATO merc chemical weapon false flag in Ghouta, Syria.
Armed rebels, led by local jihadis as well as members of Jabhat al-Nusra and the al-Qaida linked group, Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, left their headquarters in the largely Sunni town of Salma. They sneaked into the al-Akrad mountains, taking control of five Alawite villages. The rebels called it Operation Liberation of the Coast and the aim was to send the government a message that even the Alawite heartland was no longer safe.
Rumours of massacres spread as some 25,000 Alawite villagers fled to Latakia. The next day the rebels captured more Alawite villages and reached Aramo, about 12 miles north of Qardaha.
Over the next few days government forces regrouped and gradually recovered the lost ground with help from air strikes as well as local paramilitaries.And three cheers for the Syrian Arab Army and the Syrian people for ridding themselves of this filth
A description of what your tax dollars are being used for. Yes, that is you and you and me, residing in any NATO nation. Does this shame us all?
"When we got into the village of Balouta I saw a baby's head hanging from a tree. There was a woman's body which had been sliced in half from head to toe and each half was hanging from separate apple trees. It made me feel I wanted to do something wild," he recalled.
Sick. I cannot express the level of disgust I feel when reading this. Depraved comes to mind. And this is supported by Canada, Britain, France, Obomba in the US, Israel, Turkey, Saudi Arabia etc., This is bolstered, shored up and presented as legitimate!
"Salafists from abroad were behind the attack."Why I have quoted the sentence regarding salafists will become clear after we recall Ghouta.
Now, if you have been lost in space and are unaware of the connection between this heinous barbaric act and the Ghouta chemical attack it is time to refresh our collective memories
Wednesday August 21/13: "Chemical attack" conveniently staged and timed in Syria. Planned Staged Psy-op.
This is the attack that featured the dead children kidnapped from the Allawite villages and used by the hired killers for propaganda
Friday, September 20, 2013: One Nun puts US/Israeli intelligence to shame over stage managed Syrian footageThanks James, for your hard work on this article! Jihadists Use Kidnapped Children In Faked Videos
RT: There was a massacre in Latakia on August 4, 2013 that went unreported. The mainstream media in the US and the countries allied to it failed to cover this or casually pass it over, obviously because it was inconvenient to change the agenda in Syria.
The study mentions that the relatives of children that were abducted by the US-supported insurgents have begun to come forward to identify their relatives in the videos. It paints an ominous picture that the bodies of these children were prostituted to open the field in Syria for a foreign military intervention.About those Salafis? This is the dirty work of Saudi Arabia!
Saudi Arabia boosts Salafist rivals to al Qaeda in Syria
Reuters can spin shit as well as the rest of the main stream media outlets
The Salafists are not rivals to the AQ. They are the same radicalized killers, with a slightly different religious indoctrination. When it comes to killing they are as murderous as their hired killer brethern of the Wahhabi brand
It was Saudi Arabia which nudged rebel brigades operating in and around Damascus to announce this week that they have united under a single command comprising 50 groups and numbering some thousands of fighters.
The formation of the Army of Islam in the capital's eastern fringe under Zahran Alloush, leader of the group Liwa al-Islam, strengthens Salafist jihadis owing allegiance to Riyadh against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), an al Qaeda branch which has in recent weeks taken control of territory from other Islamist forces in parts of northern and eastern Syria.
Saudi officials do not comment on their operations in Syria. However, rebel and diplomatic sources told Reuters that Saudi Arabia, which furnishes arms and other supplies and funds to Assad's opponents, was behind the Army of Islam.Foreign Policy got into cheer leading for the Salafi killing team:
But today, Salafi-leaning insurgents are the single most dominant force in liberated areas. Liwa al-Islam, which is the central player in the Army of Islam, now dwarfs both the FSA and radical militias such as Ahrar al-Sham and Jabhat al-Nusra, which long played a prominent role in the region. These groups had coordinated with each other through a Damascus military council, but Ahrar al-Sham pulled out of the council shortly after the merger, issuing an angry statement that criticized "the hegemony of certain factions and the exclusion of [other] effective ones."
These developments, however, are not all bad news. The rise of Salafi-leaning rebel groups offers an opportunity to combat the real extremists -- al Qaeda-linked groups such as Jabhat al-Nusra and the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS).
Let me requote the idiot from Foreign Policy:
The rise of Salafi-leaning rebel groups offers an opportunity to combat the real extremists
Now let me remind you all exactly who the perpetrators of atrocities were in the Allawite villages in the north coastal area of Syria
"Salafists from abroad were behind the attack."
According to the obvious dolt from Foreign Policy the Salafi killers backed by Saudi Arabia offers and opportunity to combat the real extremists?
Does this guy take anti-depressants or some sort of pharmaceutical mind altering drug?
In case you are curious. The FP article is entitled: "The Army of Islam Is Winning in Syria- And that's not necessarily a bad thing." Author: Hassan Hassan
So, it is "not necessarily a bad thing" that a bunch of Salafi baby killers, rapists & slicers of women is "winning" ? How does one define winning?