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Russia Alarmed Over U.S.-Turkish “Operational Meeting” On Syria

Voice of Russia
August 24, 2012

Moscow alarmed as Turkey and West hold “Operational Meeting” on Syria
John Robles

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Turkey wishes to be one of the main players for NATO, the West and its Middle East Allies in the region and has many times failed to support the positions of its once allies and friends, including Syria as well as Russia.

Now the anti-Assad bloc is attempting to terrorize the world into allowing it to invade Syria by using the pre-Iraq-invasion claim of chemical weapons. This has been repeated many times over the past two months and appears to be the new “point of contention” after the provocative airspace violation did not bring about the result sought by the West.

Turkey, the West and their Persian Gulf allies are in violation of international law and internationally accepted norms and should be facing serious international resistance, yet the United Nations and the world continue to allow such infringements on the territorial sovereignty of Syria.

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Syria’s claims that the uprising on its sovereign territory is being orchestrated from outside the country were given further credibility by an eight-hour operational meeting held in Ankara behind closed doors between US Ambassador to Turkey Elisabeth Jones, Turkish Foreign Ministry Deputy Under-Secretary Halit Cevik, diplomats, military representatives and intelligence agency representatives.

Detailed self-avowed plans for bringing about the hasty collapse of the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad were discussed.

Since the beginning of the crisis Turkey has positioned itself as one of the staunchest opponents of President Bashar al-Assad who was once seen as a “friend and brother” according to a recent statement by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Turkey wishes to be one of the main players for NATO, the West and its Middle East Allies in the region and has many times failed to support the positions of its once allies and friends, including Syria as well as Russia. Recent statements in support of Russia’s position against an armed outside intervention into Syria were obviously carefully staged lies to attempt to appease Moscow which will protect its interests in the region.

The meeting follows the recent provocation by Turkey where a Turkish F-4 Phantom Fighter was shot down in Syrian airspace but which did not bring about the planned result.

Ankara and the Western “architects” had hoped to draw NATO into the conflict by claiming Turkey was being threatened by Syria. Unfortunately for NATO and Turkey the real facts behind the incident came out and even though Turkey claimed the plane was shot down in international airspace and the wreckage somehow flew into Syrian territory, no one was buying it.

The aircraft was in violation of Syrian airspace and was shot down in Syrian airspace by Syrian anti-aircraft batteries with a range of only a few kilometers. Those are the facts and no matter how Ankara wanted to repaint the picture that is how events occurred.

Now the anti-Assad bloc is attempting to terrorize the world into allowing it to invade Syria by using the pre-Iraq-invasion claim of chemical weapons. This has been repeated many times over the past two months and appears to be the new “point of contention” after the provocative airspace violation did not bring about the result sought by the West.

The fact that Turkey and the West have been openly funding and supplying violent insurgents, introducing jihadists and every type of foreign mercenary and terrorist, into Syria to continue the bloodshed is a point that should be causing international outrage, yet the West operates unimpeded and openly admits to such violations of international law and international norms.

Turkey has admitted that along with Washington and a number of Arab countries in the Persian Gulf they are training and providing support for foreign fighters on its territory, fighters that are being sent into Syria to support and aid the insurgents. There are reports that as many as 15,000 such foreign fighters are ranged along the Turkish-Syrian border.

Moscow has been opposed to foreign military intervention into the Syrian conflict since the very beginning and this includes “secret” armies being funded and trained by the West in their continuing attempt to force violent regime change in Syria.

The West has never held talks or in any way promoted the bringing about of a peaceful resolution to the internal Syrian conflict and this has alarmingly become completely and totally evident by all the steps that the West has taken and all of the statements issued by Western Officials over the past few months. This includes an August 11th joint statement by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Turkey’s Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on their joint planning to implement mechanisms to bring about the hasty termination of the current Syrian government.

Turkey, the West and their Persian Gulf allies are in violation of international law and internationally accepted norms and should be facing serious international resistance, yet the United Nations and the world continue to allow such infringements on the territorial sovereignty of Syria.

All contentions by the West and United States that they are the world’s “moral policemen” and “guardians of humanity” now seem to be outrageous.

The violent overthrow of a sovereign government can only be called an egregious violation of international norms. Russia has always called for stopping bloodshed by establishing peace in order for the Syrian people themselves to decide the fate of their own country.

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  1. AR
    August 25, 2012 at 6:47 am

    It’s long overdue that that Syria and its allies start arming, financing, and supporting the Kurdish guerrillas who are fighting for independence from the Turkish occupation of their nation.

    You could call them the Free of Turkey Army!

    What’s good for the goose is certainly good for the gander.

    That’s something the American Axis of Evil must learn the hard way.

  2. August 25, 2012 at 9:59 am

    Reading articles like this in a range of blogs and journals over the years leads me to only one conclusion that the armaments industry is largely responsible for global conflicts. The shoe is now on the other foot in terms of causality.
    The only solution is for the public to demand a forum for the Criminalisation of Weapons Manufacturers. Weapons of mass destruction are not required in a civilised world and those who have been promoting their use since the invention of the cannon are of a type of being that we really do not want on this planet.
    A regime change is necessary. Militarism and all the Intelligence networks needs to be fully democratised. The public have to wake up and demand a regime change to get rid of this type of terrorism being spread around the globe.

  3. Michael
    August 25, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Instead of being “alarmed”, Russia and China should immediately create and dispatch joint Sino-Russian defense force to defend territorial integrity of Syria from Axis of Evil military aggression and impending invasion.
    Russia should have has passed point of alarm long time ago from bloody butchering and destruction of sovereign Federal Yugoslavia from 1991-1999, carnage of Iraq, Afghanistan, Iraq again to Libya 2011!
    Time to ACT and DEFEND!!!
    As the Latin concept in medical treatment goes: “Similia similibus curantur” or applied in this case, use military might to treat and fend of military might!

  4. Hoarsewhisperer
    August 26, 2012 at 6:10 am

    There’s a case to be made that meetings of this kind are tantamount to shuffling deck chairs on the Titanic. Such talkfests would be unnecessary if NATO and Friends weren’t so impatient and may be safely interpreted as a clear indication that they’re receiving too much bad news about the progress of their fake uprising in Syria.

    This interview with a journalist, rescued from the FSA by the Syrian Army, demonstrates that the Syrian Army has the ability to track the FSA’s every move by the simple expedient of intercepting its so-called “secure communications” – and it’s also obvious that the FSA does not enjoy a similar, reciprocal, advantage over the Syrian Army.
    Yara Saleh, hostage of the Free Syrian Army

    http://www.voltairenet.org/Yara-Saleh-hostage-of-the-Free

    (The interview starts about 10 minutes in).

    Further evidence that the fake Syrian uprising isn’t going to plan can be deduced from this critique of a recent BBC propaganda hit piece
    BBC censors video showing dark side of Syrian rebels

    http://www.voltairenet.org/BBC-censors-video-showing-dark

    Russia and China have re-stated and reinforced the principle of non-interference by external military forces. This means that they can’t, and won’t, intervene militarily in the uprising either. All they’re doing is giving the Syrian Government an opportunity to deal with the “uprising” as it sees fit, for as long as it takes for the conflict to be resolved one way or the other. However, there should be no illusions about the fate of any NATO attack on Syria with Russia standing guard – and China waiting in the wings.

    Syria has successfully resolved an uprising in the past, so it is unlikely to have forgotten how to do so again. In the meantime, it has strengthened its ability to repel an Israeli attack and to retaliate for any such attack.
    The downside of the ‘uprising is that guerrilla forces are notoriously difficult for conventional forces to crush quickly and decisively, However, as the US knows only too well, Syria has a range of large, well-trained and professional, overt and covert security services and their expertise in infiltration and clandestine operations will probably trump NATO’s arms length efforts at regime change.

    So most of the Empire’s upbeat propaganda is little more than an attempt to “keep the door open” for intervention. What’s clearly missing from this plot is a coherent vision of what NATO plans to send through that “door” when, and if, it opens.

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