Turkey attacks on anti-ISIL Kurds strategic mistake: Iran cmdr.

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Turkey attacks on anti-ISIL Kurds strategic mistake: Iran cmdr.

… from Press TV,  Tehran

Is Erdogan taking too big a gamble here?
Is Erdogan taking too big a gamble here?

[ Editors Note:  I had been waiting for Iran to finally make a major statement on Turkey’s entering the Syrian war, with its thin veil of revenge on ISIS for blowing up Erdogan’s opposition – which no one believes – and then proceed to bomb Kurdish positions that are blocking ISIS supply routes to Turkey.

Iran has major economic interests with Turkey, as do the Russians who have also remained publicly silent on Erdogan’s latest neo-Ottoman Empire moves. Russia is somewhat over a barrel with its being committed to the new Turkish pipeline route to Europe, which when built, faces an uphill fight getting north of Greece.

Iran also is not happy with Barzani’s bringing up the Kurdish independence issue, as the future gas pipeline to Europe going through Turkey would be passing through another choke point, Kurdish state or no Kurdish state. It is hoped that the pipeline transit fees eliminate problems.

If Iranian advisers with the Syrian military are killed in bombing strikes by Turkey, we could see ground to air missiles flowing to the front lines quickly, and Turkish planes falling out of the sky. Erdogan would have his trigger to push his army into northern Syria, and who knows, maybe with NATO and US backing. A dangerous game is being played hereJim W. Dean ]

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–  First published  …  July 29,  2015  –

A top Iranian general has slammed as a “strategic mistake” Turkey’s recent attacks against Kurdish forces, who are fighting against the ISIL Takfiri terror group. Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Hassan Firouzabadi made the comments on Wednesday, warning that the Turkish military’s recent attacks against anti-ISIL Kurdish forces facilitate the access of Takfiri extremists to Turkey’s frontiers.

He said Turkey should be worried about its own nation in the face of ISIL’s “satanic conduct” and those supporting the terror organization, including the “Zionists and the United states.”

Firouzabadi’s comments come after Turkish tanks reportedly shelled four Kurdish-held villages in northern Syria late on Sunday, injuring four fighters of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG). Ankara had claimed that its offensive on the northern parts of Syria was solely aimed at undermining ISIL, a Takfiri group which controls territories there and in neighboring Iraq.

However, in a statement on Monday, the YPG said: “Instead of targeting IS (ISIL) terrorists’ occupied positions, Turkish forces attack our defenders’ positions. We urge [the] Turkish leadership to halt this aggression and to follow international guidelines.”

The senior Iranian military official further criticized Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar for providing support to Takfiri terrorists, stressing that such a policy will “sooner or later” backfire and endanger their own security.

Firouzabadi further advised Ankara, Riyadh and Doha not to count too much on their “alliance with ISIL,” stressing that the Takfiri terror group eyes ruling the entire Islamic countries, and that the three Muslim states are no exceptions.

Turkey recently launched airstrikes allegedly against the bases of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in northern Iraq as well ISIL positions in Syria after a deadly bomb attack which left 32 people dead in the southwestern town of Suruç, across the border from the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani.

This is while the Takfiri militants operating in Syria have long enjoyed the support of Turkey as well as its Western and regional allies, including Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

Many media reports have recently that Ankara actively trains and arms the militants in Syria, and also facilitates the safe passage of would-be foreign terrorists into crisis-hit areas. In a report published last Sunday, The Guardian quoted an unnamed senior Western official as saying that evidence on direct dealings between Turkish officials and ranking ISIL members was “undeniable.”

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5 COMMENTS

  1. pretending to fight ISIS-ISIL whatever and bombing those actually fighting them is going to backfire. his pet terrorists he (erdogan) supports sure WILL have easier access to turkey and they might not be too happy about his “officially” changing sides where he just might HAVE TO attack his pet terrorists for appearances, or the potential of his support for the terrorists starts getting decimated by Syrian forces, which is deserved anyway..
    when the terrorist mercenaries get their butts kicked enough they WILL run to turkey, too bad erdogan, have fun with that… and NATO-UN whatever oughtta tell him the same.

  2. So Turkey is blatantly telling the world that it does support ISIS and the UN decribes this as an important issue to discuss. An important issue to discuss is changing from market brand to store brand milk and vegetables, not the haneous and deliberatly criminal act of supporting terrorists.

  3. There are horror, and the fact that we live in a sick world in which everything is allowed lunatics. Turkey agrees to perform two countries, Iraq and Syria in contravention of any law, and it is a disaster in which the lunatics all allowed. And no, the facts point to a crime of aggression against humanity. Turkey is the executor of the US and Israel in the horrific genocide of Iraq and Syria and Yemen as the Academy for terrorists and terrorist logistics, now directly carried out the aggression. Genocides Turkey do not bother, because it is basically the foundation of his genocidal, and throughout its history the country mega-genocide, and now lives on someone else winning the genocide territory, Istanbul-Constantinople never belonged to the Turks in any basis, so it is not a Turkey as genocide are normal for her, but what about humanity and the world, it is the essential question. If Turkey enters and with the military, it will be a terrible mistake for her and for the world. The consequences will be dire, and Turkey will naizad have to ask once for their ethical history.

  4. Sorry, Mr. Dean___the French Foreign Minister visited to Iran in 14-years, two weeks ago

    The French Foreign Minister is in Iran TODAY in 14-years, NOT two weeks ago.

  5. Mr. Dean___“You just can’t make this stuff up!”
    Well, the USA CORRUPT TRAITORS POLITICIANS could scream from the “Top of the Mountain”
     The World Train Left them behind, being EXPOSED TRAITORS, who work for Foreign Country ISRAEL
     1st the Iranian President was invited to Russia’s Putin the first week in July
     2nd the German Foreign Minister visited to Iran in 11-years, two weeks ago
     3rd the EU Chief was in Iran, last week, she said EU countries are ready to start business with Iran
     4th the French Foreign Minister visited to Iran in 14-years, two weeks ago
     5th when USA CORRUPT POLITICIANS forced Turkey/NATO__to create Turmoil in the Middle East
     TODAY, Turkey President is in China promising them they won’t mess-up with Syria & Iraq,
    Turkey is one of the 54 “AIIB Members & The Silk-Road that (Starts in China & Ends in Turkey).
    Translation = USA CORRUPT TRAITORS POLITICIANS __ Turned USA as a “NON-EXISTANT COUNTRY”

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