October 3, 2012
After over a year of harboring foreign terrorists and supporting their operations near and across the Turkish-Syrian border, NATO-member Turkey has claimed it has retaliated with military force against "targets" inside Syria for an alleged attack on Turkish territory that it has blamed on the Syrian government.
Despite heavily armed listed-terrorist organizations operating in large numbers on both sides of the Turkish border with Turkey's explicit approval and logistical support, the government in Ankara appears to have excluded the possibility that these terrorist forces, not the Syrian military, were responsible for the attack which consisted of mortar rounds the armed militants are known to widely use.The New York Times itself, in its article titled, "Turkey Fires Artillery at Syrian Targets in Retaliation for Civilian Deaths," concedes that:
It was unknown whether the mortar shells were fired by Syrian government forces or rebels fighting to topple the government of President Bashar al-Assad. The Turkish response seemed to assume that the Syrian government was responsible.Turkey's immediate, unwarranted act of military aggression, along with knee-jerk condemnations from the US bear all the hallmarks of an orchestrated event - or at the very least an attempt to opportunistically seize upon an isolated incident to disingenuously advance the West's collective geopolitical agenda.