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http://www.globalresearch.ca/dangerous-crossroads-u-s-invade...

Libyan style "no fly zone" for Syrian & Russian aircraft. This will not end well.
 
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This may end well. Neither Assad nor Putin wants to engage in combat with the US Air Force. So, they will probably leave the Kurds alone, which would be a good thing.
 
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The US want to protect whatever rebel group we support at the time. I can't imagine we'd be stupid enough to shoot down a Russian jet, Syrian yes, Russian no. If it was confirmed we shot down any Russian planes, they have enough anti-air missiles to make it a no fly zone for any country.

I am surprised that there wasn't more repercussions over the Russian rescue helicopter being hit with a TOW missile a few months ago, so what do I know.
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steven1mac wrote:
The US want to protect whatever rebel group we support at the time. I can't imagine we'd be stupid enough to shoot down a Russian jet, Syrian yes, Russian no. If it was confirmed we shot down any Russian planes, they have enough anti-air missiles to make it a no fly zone for any country.


You are right, the US does not want to shoot down Russian jets.

But we don't want the Russians bombing the Kurds. The point of our warning is to make the Russians nervous enough so that they don't bomb the Kurds.
 
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Koldfoot wrote:
They're under some delusion Hillary can win.

Who's going to win?
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Koldfoot wrote:
Won't happen.

They're under some delusion Hillary can win. Even the most deluded would concede this would kill her chances.


Hillary doesn't need to win. Under EO 13603, Obama can remain in office in the event of emergency, etc.
 
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http://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/middle-east/china-enter...

Add China to the mix.
 
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I swear to God, I'm not sure how to unknot the Russian shills from the Muslim apologists from the anti-American conspiracy theorists.

The OP's article is from Al-Masdar "News" as passed along by GlobalResearch.ca. The former is an Arab mouthpiece rag that lies by definition. The latter is an anti-American, 9/11 conspiracy theorizing, everything are the Jews' fault online waste of photons.

Who the frick is Captain Jeff Davis. Isn't he a minor Defense Dept. spokesman from like 2 years ago.

Do the comments sound like they come from a US Defense Dept. spokesman. Do none of you puppets have the common sense to google the Defense Dept. itself. Koldie, I'm surprised at you.

Honestly!
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Ah another military 'policing' adventure for the US polticians to be able screw up * and then run away from.

* in this case they may have to work a little harder than normal but I'm sure they will manage it.
 
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1, What confirmation of this is there?
2. If true, somebody's selling the US a load of goods. There's no way in hell Turkey would do anything to protect the Kurds. Turkey, ISIS and Iran are their major enemies, and from what I've seen and heard, the animosity with the Turks is the most virulent on both sides.
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Proposal:

If you think that Turkey is going to protect the Kurds, I dare you to walk into a crowd of Turks and shout, "Biji Kurdistan!" ("Long live Kurdistan!" in Kurdish). Make sure your medical insurance is paid up first.
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whac3 wrote:
Proposal:

If you think that Turkey is going to protect the Kurds, I dare you to walk into a crowd of Turks and shout, "Biji Kurdistan!" ("Long live Kurdistan!" in Kurdish). Make sure your medical insurance is paid up first.

The war in Syria has become a collection of local tribal fights. Goups can be non-belligerents in one place and fighting each other in others.
Turkey is doing this primarily to prevent two Kurdish enclaves linking up, allowing a Kurdish state all along the Turkish border all the way to IRAQ. Such a statelet would inevitably cause the Kurdish majority in the Turkish border lands to become harder to govern.
The lack of a Kurdish state was a bad error in the settlements at the end of the First world war.
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BenPerkins wrote:
Koldfoot wrote:
Won't happen.

They're under some delusion Hillary can win. Even the most deluded would concede this would kill her chances.


Hillary doesn't need to win. Under EO 13603, Obama can remain in office in the event of emergency, etc.

One of the stupidest comments ever on RSP.
 
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MikePustilnik wrote:
This may end well. Neither Assad nor Putin wants to engage in combat with the US Air Force. So, they will probably leave the Kurds alone, which would be a good thing.

Except that the Turks will bomb the shit out of them.
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BenPerkins wrote:
http://www.globalresearch.ca/dangerous-crossroads-u-s-invade...

Libyan style "no fly zone" for Syrian & Russian aircraft. This will not end well.


Well, that's a "legit site".
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Koldfoot wrote:
jmilum wrote:
Koldfoot wrote:
They're under some delusion Hillary can win.

Who's going to win?


Good one.

I still refuse to give a thumb until it slips off the front page.

I need a translation on this.
 
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jmilum wrote:
Koldfoot wrote:
jmilum wrote:
Koldfoot wrote:
They're under some delusion Hillary can win.

Who's going to win?


Good one.

I still refuse to give a thumb until it slips off the front page.

I need a translation on this.


Biden, of course.
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So who are we fighting now?

For fuck sake we need to leave the hell alone, we are bombing side A whose is fighting side B&C C Is also fighting A and D is fighting everyone. E is allied to A but also Attacking U who are supplying arms to B,C and D some of whom are allied with E against I, which is nothign to do with this war. C is at war with T who also hates A and D bit less then C and who is also allied with U.

For fuck sake.
 
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edgerunner76 wrote:
jmilum wrote:
Koldfoot wrote:
jmilum wrote:
Koldfoot wrote:
They're under some delusion Hillary can win.

Who's going to win?


Good one.

I still refuse to give a thumb until it slips off the front page.

I need a translation on this.


Biden, of course.
I think he has Biden of more then he can chew.
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isaacc wrote:

I swear to G-d, I'm not sure how to unknot the Russian shills from the Muslim apologists from the anti-American conspiracy theorists.

The OP's article is from Al-Masdar "News" as passed along by GlobalResearch.ca. The former is an Arab mouthpiece rag that lies by definition. The latter is an anti-American, 9/11 conspiracy theorizing, everything are the Jews' fault online waste of photons.


When word of this invasion came out, there were few reports available online - hence why I used those examples.

Today there are more sources available. Example:

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/216865
 
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BenPerkins wrote:
isaacc wrote:

I swear to G-d, I'm not sure how to unknot the Russian shills from the Muslim apologists from the anti-American conspiracy theorists.

The OP's article is from Al-Masdar "News" as passed along by GlobalResearch.ca. The former is an Arab mouthpiece rag that lies by definition. The latter is an anti-American, 9/11 conspiracy theorizing, everything are the Jews' fault online waste of photons.


When word of this invasion came out, there were few reports available online - hence why I used those examples.

Today there are more sources available. Example:

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/216865


Mmm. . . Note the differences in title between this article and those of your thread and original link.
 
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Turkey is in this first and foremost to push back the Kurds. They never cared much about IS, at least until the latter started bombing Turkish targets.

That the US is acting in support means that, as usual, the Kurds ran out of luck (and allies).
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Venga2 wrote:
Turkey is in this first and foremost to push back the Kurds. They never cared much about IS, at least until the latter started bombing Turkish targets.

That the US is acting in support means that, as usual, the Kurds ran out of luck (and allies).
Just as in WW1 they are going to be abandoned for political expediency.

If we think Turkey is going to make this better we are very much mistaken. This is a land grab, make no mistake about that.
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