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US – Turkey eyeing military operation in Syria against ISIS if peace talks fail

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… from  Russia Today,  Moscow

[ Editor’s Note: My, my… John Kerry is signaling he is going into the Syrian negotiations prepared to put a gun to someone’s head if the US and Turkey do not get what they want. Gosh, I wonder whose head that could be, as ISIL is not going to be there… maybe ISIL’s supporters, like the Saudis or Qataris? Israel maybe? …certainly not Turkey, despite its now well-publicized oil smuggling.

So it must be Assad, whose Army has done more to fight ISIL than anyone, and this is the thanks he gets — a threat that the US and Turkey would move into Syria, under a NATO diplomatic cover of course, to occupy a part of northern Syria to salvage their pipeline plans for the above parties… all under the continued sham of fighting ISIL. You just can’t make this stuff up.

Note how at the end below, Kerry gives Erdo a light spanking on imprisoning journalists and calling academics treasonous for signing a protest letter. That will have about as much impact as the US’ protest about continued settlement building in the West Bank — useless words, because the Israelis know not one dollar will be cut from their US taxpayer Christmas-giving, 365 days a yearJim W. Dean ]

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– First published  …  January 23,  2016

US Vice President Joe Biden says the US and Turkey are prepared for military solutions in Syria if a political settlement cannot be found. He added that Washington recognizes the Kurdistan Workers’ Party is as much of a threat to Ankara as Islamic State.

“We do know it would better if we can reach a political solution but we are prepared …, if that’s not possible, to have a military solution to this operation and taking out Daesh,” Biden said at a news conference after a meeting with Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, as cited by Reuters. ‘Daesh’ is an Arabic term for Islamic State (formerly known as ISIS/ISIL).

A US official later clarified that Biden was talking about a military solution to IS, not Syria as a whole.

Biden added that he discussed with Davutoglu how the two allies could try and work together to support Syrian rebel groups who oppose President Bashar Assad. The US vice president backed Ankara in its battle with the banned Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), saying it was as much of a threat to Ankara as Islamic State, and that Turkey must do everything necessary to protect its citizens.

However, the pair disagreed about the status of the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) in northern Syria, with Biden saying there is a difference between the PYD and PKK.

“To say that these [groups] are separate, one should be unaware that those [PKK] guns are coming to [Turkey] from Syria,”Davutoglu said, according to Reuters.

Ankara believes the Syrian Kurds are looking to create a corridor along the northern border with Turkey, which would cut off Turkey from sharing a boundary with Syria.

“The PYD is a terrorist organization that cooperates with the Syrian regime. Struggling against Daesh does not grant them legitimacy,” the Turkish prime minister said.

Turkey has carried out attacks on Kurdish forces in northern Syria. In late July, the Kurds said they had been bombed at least four times, with civilians being among the casualties. Ankara maintained its airstrikes were aimed at members of the PKK.

Kurdish fighters have proved to be some of the most effective forces in helping to combat Islamic State in northern Syria, while borders in territories under its control have been sealed to stop the flow of foreign IS militants into Syria.

On Friday, Biden said Turkey’s intimidation of the media, curtailing of internet freedom and accusations of treason made against academics was not setting a good example in the Middle East.

“The more Turkey succeeds, the stronger the message sent to the entire Middle East and parts of the world who are only beginning to grapple with the notion of freedom,” Biden mentioned.

“But when the media are intimidated or imprisoned for critical reporting, when internet freedom is curtailed and social media sites like YouTube or Twitter are shut down and more than 1,000 academics are accused of treason simply by signing a petition, that’s not the kind of example that needs to be set,” he said.

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14 Responses to "US – Turkey eyeing military operation in Syria against ISIS if peace talks fail"

  1. Bill  January 24, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    Bottom line: Czar Vlad should have gone in sooner, bigger and badder. ( If he had demonstrated resolve sooner his enemies may not have spent so much money to overthrow the legit. govt. in Kiev )..As an aside; that chowder head Khadafy should have offered Russia a “mid-way Med” naval base and some real estate for an airbase as well. The Russians would have saved that country making it harder for the Khazarian Mafia to stir up unrest in Syria.

  2. jmf  January 24, 2016 at 7:33 am

    Daesh headquarters is the U.S. embassy in Ankara. Triangulate that.

  3. Jim W. Dean, Managing Editor  January 24, 2016 at 7:02 am

    One thing is being missed here, even by me after reading the comments, that where there is a US airbase there has to be ground to air missiles. I cannot imagine otherwise. But there is some wiggle room. If it were a base for Special Ops that they wanted to keep below the radar they would not. But once it is a big target because of the facilities there, the number of aircraft, it would be the end of several careers if it had an air attack and had no defenses. Short range missile and be hidden in containers, or installed in prefab building with pop up roofs. But we will be watching not only these current bases, but preparation for others. Carter said their could be a much bigger deployment, which could be stage acting prior to the talks, but if true, there will be advance work going on and something that big cannot be hidden for long.

  4. US-First  January 24, 2016 at 6:46 am

    Air Dog sums up Erdogan – soon to be knighted by the Brits as Sir Rocco. Yes, the same Erdogan whose bark is worse than his Corgi bite and whose bravura is measured by his incessant urge and unlimited capacity to break wind.

    Maybe that airport after all that we are supposedly building in northern Syria is meant to fly our assets out when Russia counters this quibbling (pardon me ladies) bullshit with a punch meant for suckers. Of course the Israelis and their US lickspittles (modern day McCaananites) – dwarfed by their littleness to average God-fearing Americans, will escape with minimum losses and attempt to push this Zionist bandwagon of ISIS off into the desert sands to re-emerge again one day soon.

    Meanwhile, back in peace-loving DC where the best lack all conviction, the vermin will emerge full of passionate intensity scurrying from one AIPAC meeting to another with the traitorous scum of this nation who have just sold their hearts, minds and souls to a rancid entity, the inhuman Satanist-Khazarian-Zionists.

    “‘Tis you that say it, not I, you do the deeds and your unGodly deeds find me the words.” from Antigone … for Erdogon … by Sophocles.

  5. Observer from Europe  January 24, 2016 at 6:28 am

    Reading this article saves the cabaret.

  6. Beydety  January 24, 2016 at 4:41 am

    Look at the chair that terrorists sits in and look at the one Mr Kerry is sitting in.
    What does that tell about that deluded wannabe Sultan?

  7. Bill  January 24, 2016 at 4:33 am

    So part of the gang that created and equipped/equipping ISIS is threatening to put boots on the ground if the peace talks fail? Which they want to fail.

  8. Cold Wind  January 24, 2016 at 4:01 am

    I suspect the airbase the US is constructing in northeast Syria will have a lot to do with the timing of this ‘planned’ US occupation. In any case, the Russians are not visibly interfering which suggest exactly what?

  9. Doc Walt  January 24, 2016 at 2:09 am

    Brings to mind Walt Kelly who, in the Pogo comic strip, said “We have met the enemy and he is us.”

  10. Beydety  January 24, 2016 at 1:58 am

    “The PKK is as much of a threat to Turkey as Islamic State”

    That would have to be the most pathetic statement that nauseating Biden has made for 2016. Yeah, and these two terrorist supporters think Russia is just going to let that happen. They obviously haven’t heard the Russians have said they aren’t stopping until “all terrorists” are kicked out of Syria.

  11. loha  January 23, 2016 at 9:40 pm

    So the American Vice-president is saying:

    “We do know it would better if we can reach a political solution but we are prepared …, if that’s not possible, to have a military solution to this operation and taking out Daesh,”

    Therefore he is warning “someone” that if his country CAN REACH a “political solution” they will NOT take out “Daesh”.

    That could be one of the clearest admission to date, at this political level, of the reason for creating and funding ISIL, and continuing despite their certain defeat at the hand of the coalition of Syrian, Russian, Iraki armed forces and freedom fighters.

    One may wonder if he is talking to himself or to someone real…

    Because whoever he is threatening in Syria have their back against the wall, have managed to survive for 5 years now, and will obviously fight to the finish.

    And “public opinion” in the US and Europe is not as dumb as their elite believe, thanks in good part to VT, Reseau Voltaire, etc. So the criminal western elite are essentially talking to themselves now.

  12. Altimometer  January 23, 2016 at 8:24 pm

    The shameless behaving shamefully.

  13. Howie  January 23, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    Joe Bidet is just blowing hot air.

    I don’t think they want to take on Russia head on, they are not suicidal.

    This is merely posturing to gain brownie points with their israeli masters.

    • rockwool  January 24, 2016 at 4:11 am

      “They are not suicidal”, right, but they sit in NORAD and in other bunkers.

      It is humanity they’re staging to “suicide”, have done so for years and will continue until their Holocaust of Humanity is realized.

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