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I grew up in a military family and joined the Air Force in 1971 during the Vietnam War. It was there that I became a peace activist.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Turkey Attacks Syria

The Turkish army has shelled Kurdish targets near the city of Azaz in northwest Syria, including an air base recently retaken from Islamist rebels, with a massive attack. It also hit Syrian forces across the border, according to media reports.

My reading of this is that the Turkey-Saudi-US supported ISIS forces are getting slammed largely due to Russian intervention in Syria.  Turkey-Saudi Arabia are now reportedly preparing to do a land invasion of Syria to save the reeling ISIS forces.

The US (as usual) is playing a confusing game of working both sides.  The US supports ISIS because it wants Assad to fall in Syria and at the same time it sees Russia becoming successful and fears Washington will become irrelevant - so the US agrees to work with Russia on a ceasefire.  Washington essentially is playing the role of a double agent.

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