Turkey will fight against ISIL and other terrorist groups in the region but will stick to its aim of seeing Syrian dictator Bashar Al Assad removed from power, Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday .The aim was always removing Assad. It's never changed. Not once. In all these years.
“We will [also] continue to prioritise our aim to remove the Syrian regime, to help protect the territorial integrity of Syria and to encourage a constitutional, parliamentary government system which embraces all [of its] citizens.”
We are looking at the same situation as Iraq. Remove the government whose aim is to keep the country unified. Balkanize the nation and call it democracy.
The Turkish opposition calls it what it is-
The motion brought to Parliament by the government is not aimed at broadening the struggle against terror, but is directed against Syria itself.
“We would support a motion on the struggle against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant [ISIL] or the Kurdistan Workers’ Party [PKK], in short, against terrorist organizations
“But this is not the motion that came to Parliament. On the contrary, it is about struggling against Syria,” he added.Why would Turkey fight against ISIS/L? When Turkey along with the US, Israel, UK, Canada, Qatar, Jordan, UAE etc have been supporting them all this time
The CHP leader said there was a perception in the West that Turkey was "backing ISIL."
“This perception is correct. ISIL has offices in Turkey. They have units that gather members in Turkey.
Yah, we know!
NATO claims they will fight to defend Turkey if attacked? What?!
Always keep in mind that false flag potential. You have to! For the simple reason, the evil bastards are always plotting. Always planning. Always conniving.
In Brussels, NATO'S new Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said the alliance must be very clear that it would come to Ankara's aid if Turkey was attacked.
"Our responsibility, the basic responsibility, is to stand up and be very clear that we are going to protect Turkey, that collective defence, Article 5, is something which is also going to be applied if Turkey is in any way attacked," he told his first press conference at NATO's headquarters on Wednesday. Article 5 is NATO's key mutual self-defence clause.A massacre in Kurdish town, real or fabricated, would end the PKK's peace talk with Turkey
In other words... the Kurds are giving Turkey additional justification to invade Syria.
Fighting terror is one lie.
Humanitarianism is the other lie.
Still think the Kurds and Turkey haven't worked out some sort of deal?
I think they have. It's been pretty clear they have, for some time now
"If this massacre attempt achieves its goal it will end the process," Ocalan, leader of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), said in a statement released by a pro-Kurdish party delegation which visited him in jail on Wednesday.
"I urge everyone in Turkey who does not want the process and the democracy voyage to collapse to take responsibility in Kobani," Ocalan said in the statement, released on Thursday.
Lastly the varying brands of rebel? The illusion of difference is being shattered. And it always was as illusion. What ever the brand. The agenda was always the same.
Now, suddenly, we are getting a narrative of of cohesion, which will necessitate taking the fight into all of Syria- How perfect for the regime change agenda. Boiling the frog Or slippery slope
Fighters from Jabhat al-Nusra, al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria, and other Islamist groups say they are trying to negotiate a truce with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis).
Before the strikes, the two jihadi forces had been at war for nearly a year over divergent strategies and competition for resources. These clashes helped more moderate rebel forces trying to topple President Bashar al-Assad regain some of the influence they had lost, as Islamists came to dominate the opposition in Syria’s three-year conflict.
When the US air strikes last week targeted not only Isis but Nusra, the group’s fighters and some radical Islamist scholars began to push for improved relations in the face of what they call a “war on Islam”.See how that works out for a regime change agenda in Syria?
The 'good guys' who were backed by the west are now siding with the 'bad guys' who are being attacked by the west. That makes them all 'bad'
“Most Nusra fighters want to end the fighting with Isis so there can be complete focus on Assad and the west,” said a source close to the Nusra leadership
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an opposition monitoring group, says dozens of fighters have abandoned former units to join Isis in recent weeks. Militants from Ahrar al-Sham, a hardline opposition group, also complain they and many Islamist units are losing fighters.
“There were always a few leaving to join Isis, but it’s gotten a lot faster now, it has created an emotional wave,” said one Ahrar fighter. “They started to think Isis must be right.”They were always ISIS/L whatever? They are NATO's jihadist fighters. Maybe some of them realize that fact? And maybe some of them don't? Some of them will die. Fodder for the geopolitical game. No different then any soldiers for any nation state - "Dumb stupid animals"