Thursday, April 12, 2012
NATO's fifth charter comes into play if clashes with Syria get worse and it will
Syria Cease-Fire Unlikely After Cross-Border Attacks: a quick end to the violence looked dim after Syrian forces opened fire across two tense borders the day before. The violence killed a television cameraman in Lebanon and at least two people at a refugee camp in Turkey.
Clashes as Syria deadline arrives: Shelling was reported in Homs early on Tuesday, and there were clashes on the Turkish and Lebanese border overnight. More than 100 people - many of them civilians - were killed on Monday, reports say. Damascus had agreed to the deadline but insisted on written guarantees first that its opponents would give up arms.
Syrians cower in Turkish camp as bullets and fear draw closer: "What is frightening is how close the Syrian army is getting to our camps, we can look through the fence and see them out there. Obviously for people fleeing the regime that is the last thing you want to see at night," added the scrawny young man with a long black beard.
Refugees at the Kilis camp said they had shouted "you dogs, you dogs of Bashar" as they watched two Syrian soldiers loyal to Assad run towards an object in the tall grass outside the camp, shoot at it with machine guns, and then pull what looked like a bullet-proof vest from a body. The body, that of a wounded rebel who had tried to crawl over the border to safety, was still lying there in no man's land, Tarek said, a grim warning of the risks such fighters face. You know those so called soldier are just as likely to be Hezbollah and Iranian Revolutionary Guard masochists!
Observers say NATO's fifth charter comes into play if clashes with Syria get worse: Most observers said if an armed attack occurs at the Turkish-Syrian border, NATO members might take action to assist the attacked ally. Erdoğan said Turkey may consider invoking NATO’s fifth article to protect the national security of Turkey in the face of increasing tension along the Syrian border. His comments came after four Syrians, who fled to Turkey from the violence in Syria, were killed by Syrian forces targeting refugees on the Turkish side of the border on Monday.
“NATO has the responsibility to protect the Turkish borders,” said Erdoğan, signaling that Turkey may officially ask NATO members for the application of Article 5 of the NATO Charter, which says an attack on any member shall be considered to be an attack on all, if the situation in Syria becomes unbearable for Turkish national security. The article was invoked by the US for the first time in October 2001, when NATO determined that the terrorist attacks on the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City were indeed eligible under the terms of the North Atlantic Treaty.
We are going to get dragged into this rest assured and you can't really think at least Russia and Iran will not come out in the open: I remember saying from day one that it would take almost the whole military to defect before they would have a chance and now that we know how involved Russia, Iran and Hezbollah are in the slaughtering that is going on around the country that is beginning to look like the beginning of their fight.
You have to be very concerned about what is happening in Syria especially. Russia, China, and Iran are 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 we have written about numerous times is well under way. We can only hope we keep it from erupting into WW3.
In closing: You know Putin just got himself reelected as President, he did this so he could be at the helm of Russia as he like me knows 100% that world war is our future. He plans on marshaling China who is rapidly building a more formidable military and whoever he can to take on US hegemony.Russia watched helplessly as we had our way in Libya. Putin blames what is happening in Syria on our interference and Libya for training the protesters to fight against Bashar Al-Assad.Russia and Iran will not let this be another Libya but?
Putin is going to do everything possible to keep us from helping the Syrian people and I really feel for them. I do not see this going down the way Libya did and Iran and Russia are going to make sure it does not. I am afraid the Syrian people are going to be sacrificed, sacrificed in what is merely an opening salvo in this the wars for future dominance. God help us!