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Turkey and Iran are on the same side.

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Submitted by VBK Partners (Canada), Oct 22, 2011 at 19:42

This time, you got it wrong. Despite the posturing, Iran and Turkey are on the same side, plyaing good cop-bad cop in the western press. The two are actually working together, supporting dissidents in Syria, and hoping to overthrow the Assad regime, and replace the Baathists with an Islamic government that would be more helpful to the Iranian cause, i.e., Hezb'Allah and Hamas.

Remember, Assad has been trying to keep Hezb'Allah under his thumb, letting them out of their cage whenever he wanted to send Israel a message - but the kitten has grown into a tiger, and the tiger, a pet of the Iranian Shia regime, is looking to expand its teritory, and establish a stronghold in not only Lebanon, but Syria as well.

And Turkey, with cooperation from the gullible crew at NATO, has been supplying arms to dissidents in Syria (read: Palestinians looking to expand beyond their enclaves in Latakia, and return to Palestine).

So, in truth, the Assad regime is actually fighting a civil war, against elements in Syria, as well as Iranian backed fighters, inside and outside Syria, and they are doing this with the complicity of the Turks, who really want to bring Kurdish resistance to its knees (does no one see the parallel between the Kurds and the Palestinians? Why, please explain, do western governments not back Kurdish independence with even a fraction of the commitment they have displayed for Palestinian claims?)


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