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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Turkey deploying troops on Syrian border

I went out to study Talmud with my almost-Bar Mitzva son for an hour this evening, and ended up being out for more than five hours (and had my hour with him interrupted more times than I could count). A long story....

The Turkish army is deploying along that country's border with Syria in fallout from the incident in which the Syrians shot down a Turkish plane on a training mission.
According to Hurriyet Daily, the Turkish deployment included 15 armored tanks in addition to long-distance guns and other military vehicles. "The convoy was heavily guarded en route to the border fearing an attack by Kurdish rebels," the report said.

The move comes hours after Turkish Prime Minster Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to retaliate against Damascus over the downing of its fighter jet.

Erdogan said that Turkey changes the rules of engagement with Syria and branded its former ally as "a clear and imminent threat".
This is getting interesting....

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At 2:51 AM, Blogger 935684 said...

May they both go to war, and may they both lose.

At 3:29 AM, Blogger Daniel said...

next , Syria will arm the Kurds

At 4:26 PM, Blogger Russel Harris said...

I seem to recall that when Turkey started to make threats against Israel one of the actions she took was to reprogram the IFF (Identification Friend / Foe transponders on all its airforce and navy vessels. Turkey put Israel on the Foe listing and Syria and Iran on the Friend list.

It will be interesting to see if they adjust the list again or if Syria had a similar IFF list.


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