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Submitted by myth (Germany), Jun 6, 2013 at 05:06

Perhaps some people have forgotten about the red line which triggers Western intervention. Turkey's border as a NATO member state defines this red line. Earlier various NATO countries moved Patriot missile defense systems to that border. NATO obliges us to secure the integrity of that border.

The West should be content that no militia groups gather inside Turkey, rearm or refresh supplies on Turkish territory. I am afraid a Western intervention would export the war in Syria across the Turkish border.

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