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Turkey Sends Military Convoy To Syrian Border
Timeturk ^ | June 26, 2012

Posted on 06/26/2012 8:29:17 AM PDT by Fennie

Turkey has deployed a large number of military vehicles to the Syrian border.

(Excerpt) Read more at timeturk.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: getchapopcornready; syria; turkey

1 posted on 06/26/2012 8:29:21 AM PDT by Fennie
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To: Fennie

Turkey could destroy the Syrian Army in a matter of days.


2 posted on 06/26/2012 8:33:30 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: Old Retired Army Guy
"Turkey could destroy the Syrian Army in a matter of days."

As long as the Russians stay out of it.

3 posted on 06/26/2012 8:35:54 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Truth29

No love lost between those two.


4 posted on 06/26/2012 8:47:16 AM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: edpc

Looks like the band “Suleiman and the Ottomans” are getting back together again.


5 posted on 06/26/2012 8:49:00 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Fennie

This reminds me of two dogs in a common area barking ferociously at another dog that’s strayed into their territory, when, for no discernible reason, they turn on each other and begin a death match forgetting their common enemy.


6 posted on 06/26/2012 8:58:57 AM PDT by Dysart (Race card is tryranny)
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To: Truth29; Old Retired Army Guy
As long as the Russians stay out of it.

And the Iranians, who are heavily involved with propping up the Shiite Syrian government, and who border Turkey to the east.

7 posted on 06/26/2012 8:59:57 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: Truth29
As long as the Russians stay out of it.

Putin's feeling stemmy these days. The thing holding him back is the U.S. President's resolve....

Oh, crap.

8 posted on 06/26/2012 9:01:31 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Fennie

Better them than us.


9 posted on 06/26/2012 9:02:04 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: PapaBear3625

The Iranians don’t want to pick a fight with Turkey. That’s a sure loser.


10 posted on 06/26/2012 9:02:22 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

I want the Iranians to pick a fight with Turkey.


11 posted on 06/26/2012 9:08:09 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Fennie
I wouldn't mind seeing them get into a fight to the last man standing.

Hey, a guy can dream can't he?

12 posted on 06/26/2012 9:14:02 AM PDT by Drill Thrawl (Another day. Another small provocation. Another step closer.)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

IIRC, turkey and iran have a mutual defense treaty. Both are committed to Kurdish genocide. Would they really fight each other?


13 posted on 06/26/2012 9:15:29 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

Perians/Iranians and Ottoman Turks fought countless wars against each other.


14 posted on 06/26/2012 9:18:13 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: cripplecreek

But remember Turkey is a NATO Country so ANYTHING that happens there can/WILL involve us eventually!


15 posted on 06/26/2012 9:22:15 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Izzy Dunne

I feel Pootie has been planning something for the last four years. Why would a statesman of a foreign country NOT plan something to take advantage of a temporarily weak USA? Especially since the fool in the hut has tipped the balance of power to the slammists. They HAVE to respond.


16 posted on 06/26/2012 9:30:44 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Cheney/Rumsfeld 2012)
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To: ichabod1
“Why would a statesman of a foreign country NOT plan something to take advantage of a temporarily weak USA?”

Good point. Especially if Putin senses that Americans are waking up (finally) and the pendulum is about to swing the other way.

17 posted on 06/26/2012 10:13:21 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (The GOPe has played us like a violin for the last time; high time to build the Constitution Party.)
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To: MichaelCorleone

A Turkish general reported said, on being admitted to NATO, that the problem with being allied with the Americans is that you never know when they are going to turn around and stab themselves in the back.

Over to, Barack.


18 posted on 06/26/2012 10:44:13 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The Democratic Party strongly supports full civil rights for necro-Americans!)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

Isaiah 17


19 posted on 06/26/2012 10:52:34 AM PDT by EBH (Obama took away your American Dreams and replaced them with "Dreams from My (his) Father".)
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To: Truth29

All the Russians could do for the Syrians is change them from a speed bump agaisnt the Turks to a a slightly higher speed bump.

Russians really don’t have any credible conventional capability to hinder or touch the Turks themselves at all, either.


20 posted on 06/26/2012 11:02:48 AM PDT by Strategerist
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To: Fennie

With Egypt and now this, this whole thing is turning into a huge mess. Israel is going to have to shoot first and ask questions later.


21 posted on 06/26/2012 11:04:01 AM PDT by eak3
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To: Strategerist
Exactly, the Russians can't even meet their recruitment goals....
22 posted on 06/26/2012 11:07:51 AM PDT by cmsgop ( The left always accuses the right for the sins of the left. from FReeper Just Lori, RIP)
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To: US Navy Vet

Yes. I hope this defuses soon. With Obama probably on the way out, there is no telling what can happen.


23 posted on 06/26/2012 11:10:00 AM PDT by PghBaldy (I eagerly await the next news about the struggles of Elizabeth Sacheen Littlefeather Warren.)
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To: Fennie

Syrian troops can’t be two place at once. They must either leave the Turk’s advance on the boarder unchecked, or they must pull troops that are supressing the revolution up to the boarder to keep an eye on the Turks. Giving the Turks an opportunity to rattle sabres and bring troops to the boarder was a huge mistake on Syria’s part.


24 posted on 06/26/2012 11:27:03 AM PDT by Kaisersrsic
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To: Fennie

This MIGHT be Ezekial 38-39. Russia will have to move in or be slammed by the UN and...hmmm Israel gets involved somehow. What a danged mess. mayeb it’ll be refugees with weapons trying to move through the Golan Heights. Okay, I’m reaching here but this is a mess. BUT muslims fighting muslims is always win win.


25 posted on 06/26/2012 11:28:19 AM PDT by Karliner ( Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28, Romans 8:38"...this is the end of the beginning."WC)
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To: PghBaldy

Could be Obama folks using Turkey as a proxy.


26 posted on 06/26/2012 11:29:01 AM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: ArmstedFragg
"Could be Obama folks using Turkey as a proxy."

With the reports of CIA personnel supplying weapons and logistical support to the so called Free Syrian Army, that is quite plausible.

27 posted on 06/26/2012 11:46:43 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Kaisersrsic

If this is something we engineered out of State, with the help of Defense, then it is brilliant. Stupid to take on the Turks. Syrians can’t take on the rebels and the Turks at the same time.

An extremely clean way of resolving the situation, if this in fact was engineered somehow by us. The Lebanese hate both the Russians and the Syrians. Haven’t heard much from them in all of this.


28 posted on 06/26/2012 11:54:08 AM PDT by RinaseaofDs (Does beheading qualify as 'breaking my back', in the Jeffersonian sense of the expression?)
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To: US Navy Vet

Hoo boy. Yep NATO and with Pooty-Poot determined to defend Syria.

Here we go?


29 posted on 06/26/2012 12:25:08 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: ArmstedFragg

I don’t get what you mean, but I don’t trust Obama or most of his people (there are a few who appear to have little character at times).


30 posted on 06/26/2012 2:28:23 PM PDT by PghBaldy (I eagerly await the next news about the struggles of Elizabeth Sacheen Littlefeather Warren.)
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To: MichaelCorleone; ichabod1

Russia, Iran and Syria all have a vested interest in a high/higher oil price. SA is pumping like mad to keep the prices down. There must have been some inkling that a ME war was coming.


31 posted on 06/26/2012 4:44:09 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Kaisersrsic
Giving the Turks an opportunity to rattle sabres and bring troops to the boarder was a huge mistake on Syria’s part.

Syria had no choice. An unidentified plane was flying at low altitude into their airspace. It was just a few years ago that Israel bombed the Syrian nuclear research facility. Turkey knows this and initially Erodgen accepted the apology from Syria. Then he apparently completely changed his mind. So somebody decided to escalate the situation.

32 posted on 06/26/2012 5:08:44 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Fennie.


33 posted on 06/26/2012 7:54:05 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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