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Russia, Turkey, Iran, Syria; More Questions Than Answers

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Jul 10, 2012 at 16:51

Trying to understand this obviously deflective mindset of Turkey trying to find its place in history is, at the same time, both curious for the sake of curiosity and informative for a variety of reasons, of which this reader will muse over a couple.

There does seem to be a disconnect to the evidentiary facts, that Turkey is moving in a direction that appears somewhat duplicitous, the observation of which could be cause for concern for the West, but at the same time is cause for the local regional national entities to be more cautious of just what PM Erdoğan continues on doing, trying for posturing Turkey for a vision that apparently he and maybe a couple others know about and understand. American Secretary of State is so focused on a separate vision of the American Administrative Executive's view of the Middle East she has missed the mark as well.

While it may serve some purpose to present a Turkey of indifference in the middle of the unrest that continues to plague the region, the Turkish RF4 splashdown spins completely different scenarios that when connected to the other Turkish reconnaissance ventures, PM Erdoğan is found to be playing a coy game of political exploration that will eventually put him at as much risk as Bashar al-Assad; and maybe even worse. Now someone might overreact to Turkish interventions and interferences in the politics of the region, but will they be proximal to the response Turkey may be facing if PM Erdoğan's supposed adventurism finally triggers a backlash he is not ready for.

Turkey will not be held innocent if, for example, they try pushing the envelope of indicting Israel of the Mavi Marmara incident while trying to hide their own complicity in inciting the incident in the first place. Attempting to thwart the Israeli blockade is as much of an incitement to compel an Israeli response and is aiding and abetting a criminal act. That the Israeli's are being condemned for protecting their own sovereignty is just another ploy to engage the world in regional politics for the purposes of enacting an agenda of eliminating Israel from the world scene. One can say that is not true; but most who do understand, know better.

But here is irony: neither Turkey nor Iran appear to understand a more compelling circumstance: they might proclaim one story of their intentions; but another is unfolding in which they are implicated in a way they will never comprehend. And it is supposed here, that as the previous reader attempts to paint Turkey as indifferent to the happenings as Islamically inspired, the reality is shown to be quite conclusive. People typically do not shoot down 'peaceful' missions (Soviet Russia's KAL incident or the Iranian airliner being affronts to perceptions of peace); posing the question: what was the real intention of the Turkish reconnaissance mission and why will Turkey threaten warlike inferences unless they were indeed caught in the act?

You can bet the gas farms these questions are roaming in the Russian military mind.

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