Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Turkey vows not to stand idly by and allow Bashar Al-Assad to kill his people
Homs massacre warning - live updates as Bashar Al-Assad is saying he is a "puppet" and the military controls him and Turkey vows not to stand idly by
Syria: Homs massacre warning - live updates: • Opposition claims Syrian army preparing to attack Homs
• Former Lebanese PM "proudly" backs Syrian uprising
• Muslim Brotherhood boycotts constitution council
Syria kills 60 fleeing soldiers, reports sayDeserters felled by machinegun fire; 40 civilians also killed, say rights campaigners
Syrians launch civil disobedience campaign: Syrian activists launched a campaign of civil disobedience to pile pressure on President Bashar al-Assad, after he drew a stinging rebuke from the US for denying he ordered a deadly crackdown. Okay so Bashar is saying he is a "puppet" and the military controls him! Bashar said he would step down immediately if the people did not want him, well see ya later and don't let the door hit you in the backside.
15 Killed as Syrian Protests Spread
Syrian pipeline attack raises supply threat: Rebel fighters have blown up a key oil pipeline in Syria, in their first significant attack against the oil industry since the uprising began nine months ago. Damascus confirmed the attack on Thursday, blaming “terrorist groups”, according to the state-run Syrian Arab News Agency. “A destructive terrorist group targeted a crude oil pipeline in Tal Al-Shur, north-west of Homs refinery,” the agency said.
Turkey considers Iraq as alternative trade route: Regional pressure mounted against President Bashar Assad's regime on Tuesday as Saudi Arabia urged its citizens to leave Syria, and Turkey said it could use Iraq as an alternative trade route. That would cut out Syria entirely as Damascus faces broad economic sanctions over its deadly crackdown on an 8-month-old uprising. Russia's foreign minister, however, gave the regime a boost, warning against imposing ultimatums on Assad's government.
Turkey: We won't allow Syria to threaten security of region: Turkey cannot stand by and watch if Syria's crackdown on a popular uprising puts security in the region at risk, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Friday. While Turkey has no desire to interfere in Syria's internal affairs, it has a duty to tell Syria "Enough!" if it puts Turkey's security at risk by fighting its own people and forcing people to flee the country, he said.
Turkey, which has the second-largest army in NATO, said last month it did not want any military intervention in Syria but that it was ready for "any scenario" including setting up a buffer zone inside Syria. Turkey, which has become increasingly critical of its one-time ally, fears an all-out civil war based on sectarian lines in Syria could spill across its borders and spark tensions among Turkey's own people.
I hope Turkey realizes that the elephant in the room is Iran and they are not now and will not in the future stand idly by and allow Syria to fall to Democracy.
You know I firmly believe and have said so a million times by now that since 9/11 everything was construed to allow Bush to gain the power he needed to prosecute his new order not just in the Middle East but on the entire world! He diverted from Afghanistan to get back into the Middle East with the goal of setting up a larger safety zone for Israel and going after Iran. Both will fail! It has long been my contention that coming to Israel's aid once they attack Iran will be our in to Iran!
The entire middle east and north Africa and our more than century of interference and exploitation can take the blame for that too. Planting our military in the middle of the mess Bush has created out of the Middle East because of his failed Democratization program is going to be a Custer's Last Stand on a grand scale if we are still there when this breaks open! Looking at the war cabinet Obama has amassed I am going to say at this point that this is going to happen even under a President Obama.
You have to be very concerned about what is happening in Syria especially. Iran is not going to allow Syria to fall to Democracy. What we saw after the voter fraud in Iran was mild compared to what the IRG will do if this movement spreads to Iran. I really wish Bashar would step down but Iran is the elephant in the room any way you look at it. The total middle east breakdown Sunni against Shiite we have written about numerous times is well under way. We can only hope we keep it from erupting into WW3.