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Turkey Has Declared War on Syria – Does This Mean That World War 3 Is About to Erupt in the Middle East?

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has just announced that the only reason Turkish military forces have entered northern Syria is to “end the rule of the tyrant al-Assad”.  By publicly proclaiming that Turkey intends to use military force to overthrow the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Erdogan has essentially declared war on the Syrian government.  Of course this puts a member of NATO in direct military conflict with Russia, since Russia is working very hard to prop up the Assad regime.  If all-out war breaks out between Turkey and Russia, could that be the spark that causes World War 3 to erupt in the Middle East?  And once Turkey and Russia start fighting, would the United States and the rest of NATO be dragged into the conflict?

The big mainstream news networks in the western world are almost completely ignoring what Erdogan said on Tuesday, but without a doubt this is major news.  The following comes from a Turkish news source

The Turkish military launched its operations in Syria to end the rule of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Nov. 29.

“In my estimation, nearly 1 million people have died in Syria. These deaths are still continuing without exception for children, women and men. Where is the United Nations? What is it doing? Is it in Iraq? No. We preached patience but could not endure in the end and had to enter Syria together with the Free Syrian Army [FSA],” Erdoğan said at the first Inter-Parliamentary Jerusalem Platform Symposium in Istanbul.

Turkish military forces initially invaded northern Syria on August 24th, and at the time we were all told that the purpose of the invasion was to “fight ISIS”, but now Erdogan is telling us something completely different.

Breitbart is one of the few U.S. news outlets that is reporting on this story, and I want you to read the following quotes from Erdogan that come from a Breitbart article that was posted on Tuesday very, very carefully…

“Why did we enter? We do not have an eye on Syrian soil. The issue is to provide lands to their real owners. That is to say we are there for the establishment of justice. We entered there to end the rule of the tyrant al-Assad who terrorizes with state terror,” Erdogan continued, insisting his forces were not in Syria for “any other reason.”

The Daily Sabah notes that Erdogan spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin about Syria during two telephone calls last week. Since Russia launched a massive military operation to secure Bashar Assad in power, Putin would presumably have been interested in anything Erdogan had to say about toppling the regime in Damascus, and probably would not have kept quiet about it.

If the Turkish military is only in Syria to end the Assad regime, then presumably they will stay there until the job is done.

And this puts Turkey into a direct military conflict with Russia, Iran and Hezbollah since all three of them are already fighting very hard to help the Assad regime.

Of course there is another reason why Turkey is in northern Syria, and that is to fight the Kurds.  In fact, the Kurds and Turkey are both rushing to capture a little city northeast of Aleppo called al-Bab which is currently controlled by the Islamic State

Their immediate challenge is securing al-Bab, an Islamic State-held city northeast of Aleppo which Kurdish-led fighters are racing to take, and which lies close to the front lines of Assad’s allies.

Turkish-backed forces have made rapid gains since August, but largely through less heavily populated areas. Urban warfare around al-Bab is already taking a heavier toll. Five Turkish soldiers have been killed in the past week alone, three of them in a suspected Syrian government air strike.

“Right now the question is whether Russia will allow Turkey to seize al-Bab,” said the Muntasir Billah Brigade official.

But most people in the western world don’t know that Turkish soldiers are already dying in Syria.

Here in the United States, tens of millions of Americans are hailing a new era of “peace and prosperity” now that Donald Trump has won the election, but the truth is that one false move in Syria could easily raise tensions between the United States and Russia to the highest level that we have seen since the Cuban missile crisis back in the 1960s.

If Erdogan would have just stayed out of Syria we wouldn’t be in such a precarious situation.  Unfortunately, the president of Turkey is a narcissistic lunatic, and he dreams of a day when the old Ottoman Empire will once again be restored.

But his delusions of greatness threaten to make the Middle East even more unstable than it already has been.  In addition to his remarks above, on Tuesday Erdogan also called on all Muslims globally “to embrace the Palestinian cause and protect Jerusalem”

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has urged Muslims to defend the Palestinian cause, striking a tough stance on Israel despite improved ties between the two nations.

The president of majority Muslim Turkey said Tuesday that “it is the common duty of all Muslims to embrace the Palestinian cause and protect Jerusalem” and that safeguarding the Al-Aqsa Mosque should not be left to children armed with nothing but stones. Located in the Old City of Jerusalem, the hilltop compound is sacred to Muslims and Jews.

Most people in the western world pay very little attention to Erdogan, but the truth is that he is a madman that is often referred to as “Turkey’s version of Adolf Hitler”.  He is extremely ambitious, extremely nationalistic, and he is a warmonger.  That is a very dangerous combination, and I believe that it is only a matter of time before he starts a major war in the Middle East.

Somebody needs to get this guy under control, but unfortunately the Obama administration has been very hesitant to confront Erdogan about his outrageous behavior.

When Erdogan openly stated that the Turkish military is in Syria to overthrow the Assad regime on Tuesday, that was like lighting a match in a room that has already been doused with propane.

He needs to immediately retract those comments, because his unique brand of lunacy has now brought us dangerously close to the start of World War 3.

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    • Spikey Norman

      There will be no need for Russia to attack Turkey directly.

      All Russia need do is trash all the Turkish military that are illegally within Syria, which should not be too difficult. That complies fully with international law.

      Russia totally rules the skies over Syria, and without close air support the Turkish military in Syria will be sitting ducks.

      • mfritz0

        What would that do to the reaction of Gog with the reaction of Magog?

      • Andy

        it would be a turkey shoot

    • desertspeaks

      as soon as trump is sworn in, Erdogan will immediately back off.. right now he’s got the go ahead from ovomit and the shadow gvt..
      it looks as though they’re trying desperately to draw Russia into a shooting war and that will also end when Trump is sworn in.

      The shadow government days are numbered!

      • THOTH

        I hope you’re right. But, I’ve read that Trump jr. has already promised Erdogan full NATO backing in this endeavour. I can’t say whether this is true, or not, but if it is, I bet the move was encouraged by that war mongering scumbag, John Bolton. He’s on the short list to become Trump’s Secretary of State. This guy will make John (skull and bones) Kerry (Cohen) look tame. Bolton told the New York post,

        “Iran is now on a path to deliverable nuclear weapons, legitimized by Obama’s wretched deal, which is providing untold economic benefits to Tehran through unfrozen assets and renewed trade and investment, especially from Europe. Iran’s support for terrorism continues unabated, and its provocative international behavior has only worsened since the nuclear deal. Russia’s influence in the region is higher than at any time since the 1970s,”

        This is important because to the warmongers, Syria has always been seen as a steppingstone for Iran. If Syria falls, Iran is next. Trump has made similar ludacris statements with regards to Iran’s imaginary nukes and has erroneously referred to Iran as one of the world’s leading sponsors of terrorism. These are Israeli fairy tales, invented to generate fear in the public mind towards Iran, to provide the illusion that Israel’s enemies are a threat to the world and not just to Israel.

        John Bolton also said, “Israel and America’s Arab friends are desperately waiting for a strong American president who understands who his friends are”

        With friends like Israel, who needs enemies? America’s Arab friends are the most brutal regimes in the ME and are also the largest state sponsors of world wide terrorism. Saudi Arabia, Qatar, etc.

        Making John Bolton Secretary of State, is far from draining the swamp. Trump is no foreign policy expert, so he will be relying on the advice of scumbags like John Bolton. Whether or not Trump can be trusted is yet to be seen, but John Bolton is a proven warmongering liar and cannot be trusted under any circumstances.

    • TC

      Obama wants to declare martial law.

      Erdogan has been instructed to invade Syria with the stated objective to overthrow the Syrian government. Syria has mutual defense pacts with Iran and Russia and they must come to Syria’s aid if it is attacked by an outside force.

      The next step is for Turkey to mount a major attack on the Syrian army.

      When Syria declares war, Iran and Russia are bound to attack Turkey who invokes NATO Article V. When NATO agrees to come to Turkey’s aid Obama gets his wish.

      The election is postponed due to national emergency. Trump is blamed.

    • Icecharge

      Do the lunatics ever retract what they have said? Never heard.

    • 2QIK4U

      Remember erdogan is obama bin ladens Bitch. Russia will have every right to weck them while america has to 2atch. If america helps they are again illegal.

      • 2QIK4U

        Until osama uses the excuse of nato…. Cant wait till Obama bin laden is arrested. I hope he never gets to that seat on the UN. Trump will go to war against obama and the UN and i fully support Trump and your millitary once more.

    • VirusGuard

      Russia is playing games with us and allowed Turkey to invade Syria and are not doing much apart from talking when it comes to dealing with ISIS on the front lines.

      They are standing back in Aleppo and are taking the credit for what others are doing in the area and could clear Aleppo in days if they sent the boots on the ground in so we are being played a script from the book 1984

      This war on teror bullshit is a game that no one wants to end because it makes them too much money and is an excuse to remove our freedoms and rights whilst taking our taxes to pay for it all

    • THOTH

      “Why did we enter? We do not have an eye on Syrian soil. The issue is to provide lands to their real owners.”

      The Syrian people are the real owners of Syrian land. Assad was duly elected by the Syrian people in multiple elections. Assad has led the most effective anti terrorism campaign to date. None of the pathetic accusations made against Assad by the west and by the NATO puppet Erdogan have ever been substantiated with any real evidence. That being said, Assad is the legitimate, duly elected leader of the UN founding member nation. It’s never been the Syrian people trying to overthrow him. It’s always been terrorists backed by the west and its crappy gulf state allies entering Syria through terrorist Erdogan’s Turkey. He’s also the
      POS who allowed terrorists to flood into Europe with fake passports. It’s about time some psychopaths stretch ropes for their disgusting crimes. Anyone who supported these illegal and aggressive regime change wars in the Middle East should hang in public. Erdogan is a scumbag POS and a complete madman. Putin was not thinking straight when he decided to work with him a while back. Putin should not have warned Erdogan about that coup, he should have let the madman get killed. What ever happens, I hope those who truly deserve to lose, lose everything, so that they can no longer threaten the rest of the world.

      • THOTH

        Also, it’s about time a fleet of predator drones were sent out after every member of the Rothschild family. While we’re at it, Rothschild’s safe haven for dual citizen khazar criminals needs to flattened as well. Soros, Adelson, the Koch bros and Haim Saban, the Rockefellers and the Bush’s should all be targets of a drone as well. Without these terrible burdens, the world might actually have a chance at peace.

    • Judge Roy Bean

      I am against the land of Gog and Magog, Satan’s seat and know as Turkey or Asia Minor.

      Turkey messes with Russia in an attempt to take down Assad, there will be Turkey feathers scattered all over the landscape.

    • I-AM-FIRE

      That is why the west manufactured a ridiculous coup in Turkey that went nowhere and got probably decent people dead. Can Obama buba do anything right?? no, that is why his idiotic legacy stinks !

    • Syco247

      GOOD!!! let’s get the party started!

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