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OK! War -- and then what?

Reader comment on item: Thoughts on the Syrian Downing of a Turkish Warplane
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Submitted by Pantelis (Greece), Jun 25, 2012 at 08:57

Turkey can't act alone. She needs the aid of NATO forces to take down the syrian air defence. If Turkey starts a war by herself she will surely have casualties, especially at her airforces. What if the quite strong syrian air defence downs 60-70 turkish jets? After that Turkey will be more vulnerable to Israeli and Greek plans for the region. Israel will be able to reaffirm his role as the dominant power of the region and Greece will find the opportunity to expand the sea miles from 6 to 12 and to establish an EEZ that nowadays Turkey rejects and thus claim the disputed oil fields. More for Turkey to lose than to win.

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