- Turkey’s Ankara False Flag Blaming Syrian Kurds Clears Pathway to Turkish-Saudi-Gulf State Invasion of Syria and WWIII
by Joachim Hagopian, http://www.lewrockwell.com/
Turkey’s been blasting away all month long shelling heavy artillery mortars from its side along the Turkish border killing Syrian National Army soldiers, Syrian Kurd forces (YPG), at least, one Russian advisor and defenseless civilians in border villages inside Syria. Widespread reportage of the ongoing daily Turkish artillery barrage into Syria was publicly confirmed by the Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu since February 13th. Though a NATO member, longtime close US ally and next to Empire and Israel among the world’s leading partners-in-crime for state-sponsored terrorism, earlier this week Turkey was asked by Washington to cease its border aggression. Yet Turkish President Recep Erdogan has elected to defy his US master and continues his daily bombardment of northern Syrian villages and Syrian militarily controlled outposts abandoned recently by decimated escaping Islamic State terrorists.
Because the US has consistently backed Turkey’s provocative acts of war in the past, including Turkey’s premeditated shoot down last November 24th of the Russian Su-24 jet killing its pilot immediately defended by Obama’s bogus contention that Turkey has every right to protect its own airspace despite no evidence the ill-fated warplane had ever entered Turkish airspace, Erdogan miscalculated counting on America’s ongoing unconditional support and felt betrayed when the US began backing the Syrian Kurds. The Turkish president assumed that regardless of how severe his violation of international laws or magnitude of violent transgressions become, the US and NATO will always have his back. But if Erdogan was paying attention to history, he would realize the US Empire has a long track record of turning against its onetime allies after using them up for their own self-serving gains (vis-à-vis Saddam, Muammar, Mubarak, Osama and even Putin).
It seems that Erdogan may be a bit over-confident after Obama and his neocons minimally gave the tacit go-ahead recently for an upcoming joint Saudi-Turkish invasion of Syria where US uses its proxy allies to fight the Russian coalition that in recent weeks has been making mincemeat out of their darling terrorists. As of late the Turkish leader’s vital supply line to his terrorists has been significantly severed. He and the Saudi monarchy are seething over America-NATO’s reluctance to directly commit its ground forces in Syria. This has the arrogant dictator chomping at the bit to save his vested lost ISIS holdings behaving with unpredictable brashness and recklessness reaching unprecedented megalomaniacal heights.
Recall a couple months ago Erdogan’s aggressive if not erratic move to invade Iraq in order to protect and salvage his illicit oil interests before Putin blew up his and his son’s oil flowing caravans coming into Turkey from Syria, again defying all international law invading another war-ravaged nation. A former Iraqi high-up government official stated that ISIS sold $800 million in stolen oil to Turkey in the last eight months, thus making a fortune for the illegal Erdogan family oil business. No doubt Recep’s delusions of grandeur have him frantically holding onto his long-held fantasy of becoming the next sultan of a reclaimed second Ottoman Empire.