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Strife of Remnant Ottomans

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Jun 27, 2011 at 18:01

The situation between Turkey and Syria presents circumstances that, if unchecked, could be the basis of an all out conflagration on the order not seen since World War One. This may seem far-fetched, yet consider the comparative histories of each and try to determine the true justification of why this may actually be conceived for other reasons. Both Turkey and Syria have been in parlays with Iran, ostensibly for the various and nefarious reason as stated by the Iranian president. If that is true, then whom does Iran side with if hostilities erupt?

Second, if there are hostilities, how will that affect the next flotilla we hear tell of? Or, more insidiously, is there a connection?

Anyone?

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Daniel Pipes replies:

The first question is easy to answer: Tehran sides with Damascus.

And the flotilla is just a PR event, not an AKP priority.

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