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On Monday, Turkey's military hit Syrian military positions, claiming Damascus had fired a shell landing in the Turkish border area in Hatay province’s Altinozu district.
Meanwhile, Turkish president Abdullah Gul says Ankara will
Unfolding events bear close watching. Anything may happen ahead and likely will at some point. Chances are false flag provocations will be responsible.
He said that the request by the US has been rejected by the Iraqi government since Baghdad views such a military presence as "reoccupation" of Iraq.
The cause of the blast and time of the gas flow resumption were not immediately clear, but an investigation has begun to assess the damage.
While this could be said about virtually any politician, the fact is that despite President Chavez' flaws, he has posed a substantial obstacle to Western ambitions across South America, and has consistently opposed Western machination across the world. It has been pointed out, however, that President Chavez is heading a political movement very similar to the highly criticized, Wall Street proxy, Thaksin Shinawatra of Thailand - that is, using populist policies to build a reliable voting bloc to stay perpetually in power.
In many aspects this is true, though Venezuela's policies are sustainable, and a direct result of nationalizing the oil industry, while Shinawatra of Thailand simply took money out of state coffers while attempting to further privatize and sell-off to foreign multinationals, Thailand's vast resources.