Turkey’s parliament authorises military action in Syria


BBC News
October 4, 2012

Turkey’s parliament has authorised troops to launch cross-border action against Syria, following Syria’s deadly shelling of a Turkish town.

The bill, passed by 320 to 129, also permits strikes against Syrian targets.

But Deputy Prime Minister Besir Atalay insisted this was a deterrent and not a mandate for war.

Turkey has been firing at targets inside Syria since Wednesday’s shelling of the town of Akcakale, which killed two women and three children.

Ankara’s military response marks the first time it has fired into Syria during the 18-month-long unrest there.
Syria’s UN envoy said two Syrian army officials were injured in the retaliatory shelling.

UN ‘mediation’
The Turkish parliament passed the bill in a closed-doors emergency session.
It permits military action, if required by the government, for the period of one year.

However, Mr Atalay insisted the priority was to act in co-ordination with international bodies.

He told Turkish television: “This mandate is not a war mandate but it is in our hands to be used when need be in order to protect Turkey’s own interests.”

He said Syria had accepted responsibility for the deaths.

“The Syrian side has admitted what it did and apologised,” Mr Atalay said.

Zeliha Timucin, her three daughters and her sister died in Akcakale when a shell fell in their courtyard as they prepared the evening meal.

They were buried in a local cemetery on Thursday.

Turkey had called for the UN Security Council to meet and take “necessary action” to stop Syrian “aggression”.

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Let’s look at the reality that the Syrian government is living and operating in.  It has, thus far, managed to avoid all-out conflict with the NATO nations, even though these nations have forces operating within its borders.  The Syrian government has been fighting an insurgency backed with foreign fighters such as al-Qaeda whom are supported by the Obama and French governments.  Basically, the Assad government has their back to the wall.  So, with Assad having walked a very fine line all this time, I am expected to believe that he fired on a Turkish town?
Of course there is mention of the United Nations, one of the globalists main tools of governance.
There are many, many people that think the stage has been set for the first great war of the 21st century, and bullshit like this just doesn’t help the matter.
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