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Excerpt: "Turkey's military fired an artillery round into Syria on Sunday in immediate retaliation after a shell fired from Syria landed in the Turkish border town of Akcakale."

Smoke rises after a shell hit Akcakale. (photo: Veli Gurgah/Anadolu/EPA)
Smoke rises after a shell hit Akcakale. (photo: Veli Gurgah/Anadolu/EPA)

Turkey Returns Fire Across Syria

By Associated Press

07 October 12


urkey's military fired an artillery round into Syria on Sunday in immediate retaliation after a shell fired from Syria landed in the Turkish border town of Akcakale.

The Syrian shell hit near a plant belonging to the Turkish grain board, several hundred metres from the centre of Akcakale, where five civilians were killed on Wednesday in previous Syrian shelling.

At least six mortars could be heard being fired from Turkey. It was the fifth day in a row that Turkey had returned fire. Abdulhakim Ayhan, the mayor of Akcakale, confirmed that Turkish artillery immediately returned fire. There were no immediate reports of casualties in the latest incident.

The strikes and counter-strikes are the most serious cross-border violence in Syria's conflict, which began as a pro-democracy uprising but has evolved into a civil war with sectarian overtones. They highlight how the crisis could destabilise the region.

Turkey, once an ally of the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, but now a leading voice in calls for him to quit, has nearly 100,000 Syrian refugees in camps on its territory and has allowed rebel leaders sanctuary. Its armed forces are far larger than Syria's.

The Turkish prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said on Friday his country did not want war but warned Syria not to make a "fatal mistake" by testing its resolve. Damascus has said its fire hit Turkey accidentally.

Turkish artillery bombarded Syrian military targets on Wednesday and Thursday, killing several Syrian soldiers after Syria's initial fatal bombardment. your social media marketing partner


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+1 # Activista 2012-10-07 15:02
"he Syrian government has already expressed regret over the deaths of the Turkish civilians without being able to establish the cause of those deaths. And, ahem, my assumption will have to be at this point, that the “fix-is-in” and that no matter what the Syrian government says or does, Western plans – that is plans of NATO nations and their Gulf Cooperation Council allies in the Persian Gulf, they’re not going to back down. They are nothing if not relentless…."
another Mr. "Peace" Obama war that "rebels" are loosing. NATO "peace" bombs solution?
+3 # Glen 2012-10-08 05:48
The Nobel awards are being posted this week, including peace prize. We could make jokes and snide remarks concerning who will be awarded this time around.
+2 # Glen 2012-10-08 05:46
And the local skirmishes continue to spread... With any common sense applied, this will end, but as Activista states, this is more of the same with an unseen program at play within U.S. government agencies.
+1 # Activista 2012-10-08 16:49
Turd Furguson:
"The Brookings Institution policy change plan in full effect in Syria.
"“Israel could posture forces on or near the Golan Heights and, in so doing, might divert regime forces from suppressing the opposition. This posture may conjure fears in the Assad regime of a multi-front war, particularly if Turkey is willing to do the same on its border and if the Syrian opposition is being fed a steady diet of arms and training. Such a mobilization could perhaps persuade Syria’s military leadership to oust Asad in order to preserve itself. Advocates argue this additional pressure could tip the balance against Asad inside Syria, if other forces were aligned properly,” states the report on page six." - From Saving Syria: Assessing Options For Regime Change March 2012
Nothing is ever an accident, it's always planned. The neo-cons using another false flag to get what they want.... another war. And Turkey is falling for it being the pawn."
+1 # Glen 2012-10-09 06:22
Difficult to get folks to understand the agenda and that nothing happens without a reason. Nothing happens in a vacuum, either. There are always witnesses. The reports, however, are swept under the bulldozers. "If it isn't reported in U.S. news, it isn't happening."

It could be that Turkey is not "falling for it being the pawn". It could be that Turkey is being pressed into this, or at least members of their military. Threats and economic war is very intimidating.
+1 # Activista 2012-10-08 16:34
Syria rebels fired the mortar to get NATO involved (typical alCIAda plot)
"the mortar used to attack the Turkish town of Akcakale is a design specific to NATO and was given to Syrian REBELS by Ankara, according to Turkey’s Yurt newspaper. The mortar killed one adult and four children from the same family on Wednesday.
An article by the paper’s Editor-in-Chief , Merdan Yanardag, states that the newspaper received information from a reliable source, which claimed that Turkey itself sent the mortars to rebels in the so-called "free army."
+1 # RMDC 2012-10-09 05:05
NATO is a colonization force now. Its purpose was changed after 1991. It now seeks to be a global imperialist military. Syria is in the sights of NATO and these events are only lame attempts to gin up a pretext for an all out war.

Russia and China successfully blocked the US and Europe from getting a war declaration in the Security Council, so now they are trying a new tactic. It is still up to Russia and China to stop the creeping wars of NATO. I'd say Russia should issue an ultimatum to NATO -- do not go to war against Syria. The consequences would be a full engagement of Russia, China, India, Iran, and Latin America on the side of Syria. Syria would be the Sarajevo of WW IV. I think NATO would back off. They don't want a big war that would cost them real damage. They just want to kill Arabs and other dark skinned people with impunity. THey don't want Russian missiles raining down on London, Paris, Berlin, or elsewhere. They are cowardly racists who want to kill arabs and muslims because they follow the old 19th centure faith in the "white man's burden"; that is, the necessity for superior races to kill and brutalize the inferior ones. Obama is the house negro of the AAIE (anglo american israeli elites) -- same group as the ones who ran WW I.
+2 # Billy Bob 2012-10-09 08:26
One word is all you need to know:

+1 # Activista 2012-10-09 11:24
Project for the New American Century - Wikipedia, the free ... September 2000, the PNAC published a controversial 90-page report entitled Rebuilding America's Defenses: Strategies, Forces, and Resources For a New ...
+1 # RMDC 2012-10-10 04:25
Don't read wikipedia for information on PNAC. Read "Enduring Freedom or Enduring War: Prospects and Costs of the New American 21st Century." You can get it on Amazon. It traces the policies of PNAC back into the 1980s. The appendix reprints all essential PNAC documents. It is really a valuable book.
0 # Activista 2012-10-10 16:22
Thank you for references ...
I need only essential information, being informed, especially when my mind is like 100% AGAINST PNAC.
Then any argument for PNAC is valuable to understand how these people think, what values they have. America is now divided - like in "Greening of America" - ask one or two questions and one can guess who is their candidate.
I find it unbelievable how MANY people - mostly under 50 are brainwashed by mass media propaganda. Go on Yahoo forum - seems that American in 1968 when I came to USA were less brainwashed and there was no internet.
+1 # Activista 2012-10-09 11:22
All quiet on the Western Front ?-
TRIPOLI, LIBYA — Libya’s parliament ousted the country’s new prime minister (Mustafa Abushagu - pro American, Hillary boy) in a no-confidence vote on Sunday, the latest blow to hopes that the country’s factions could agree on a government charged with restoring stability after last year’s civil war."
the civil war is going on - and will go for generations (thank you NATO, Hilary) - now NATO is planning the same "liberation", i.e. perpetual civil war - killing - in Syria.

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