Thursday's incident was the first time the military has responded to shots fired from across the border and comes at a time of increased fears that Turkey and other neighbors of Syria are being drawn into the country's civil war.
Tension at the Syrian - Turkish border ~ link ~ Turkish General Staff said fire was opened from Syrian side on a patrolling unit of Turkish troops
Turkey returns fire after shots are fired from Syria ~ link ~ Turkey’s military said it fired into Syria after shots were fired at an armored personnel carrier from across the border with Syria.
Jordan military drill involving many nations IN PREPARATION FOR SYRIA WAR ~ link ~ also see this related story in French ~ link ~ The military forces are now admitting that they are staying in place near the Syrian border after the formal military exercise ends. This is a multinational invasion force! Stirling
A joint military exercise scheduled to take place in Jordan next week is aimed among other things at readying forces for a possible intervention in Syria, Western officials told Ynet on Tuesday.
More than 15,000 soldiers from 18 different countries are set to take part in "Eager Lion 2013."
Turkey finds Sarin Gas in homes of suspected "Syrian" rebels ~ link ~ Sounds like the Turkish police stopped a major False Flag involving chemical WMD from taking place, one that would no doubt have falsely been blamed on the legitimate Syrian forces of Assad!!! The Turkish police were NOT prepared to go along with the mass murder of Turkish civilians to further globalist/Zionist war aims! Stirling
Turkish police foil al-Nasra chemical bomb attack planned for Adana, Turkey ~ link ~ Seven members of Syria's militant al-Nusra group were detained on Wednesday after police found sarin gas, which was reportedly going to be used in a bomb attack, during a search of the suspects' homes, Turkish media have reported.
Newspapers claimed on Thursday that two kilograms of sarin gas, which is usually used for making bombs and was banned by the UN in 1991, had been found in the homes of suspects detained in the southern provinces of Adana and Mersin. Twelve suspects were caught by the police on Monday. The reports claimed that the al-Nusra members had been planning a bomb attack for Thursday in Adana but that the attack was averted when the police caught the suspects. Along with the sarin gas, the police seized a number of handguns, grenades, bullets and documents during their search. Five of the suspects were released later on Thursday.
Turkish police detain terrorism suspects affiliated with groups fighting Assad's military ~ link ~ Good to see that the Turks have some real men in their police service who WILL NOT ALLOW Mossad and western intelligence agencies to do False Flag chemical attacks on Turkish civilians. Stirling
Turkish police have rounded up 12 people suspected of ties to a "terrorist organisation" in a string of raids across Turkey, the governor of the southern city of Adana said on Thursday.
Local media reported the suspects were affiliated with al-Qaeda and the Al-Nusra Front battling the regime of Bashar al-Assad in Syria.
Assad: We have received the first shipment of the Russian S-300 missiles ~ link ~ In interview with Hezbollah TV station, Syrian president says next shipment of anti-aircraft missiles due to arrive 'soon'; states his government would not stand in way of groups 'that will want to fight for liberation of Golan'
Israel: Syrian Missile Defense Acquisition a 'Red Line' for Military Action ~ link ~ The absolute evil insanity of Netanyahu shows its face. The Israelis are determined to take a club to the largest 'hornet's nest' on Earth. An act that is apt to get six million Jews in Israel killed!!! Stirling
In a meeting with European Union ambassadors, Israeli National Security Advisor Yaakov Amidror declared the Syrian government’s imminent acquisition of S-300 anti-aircraft missiles to be a “red line” that would obligate Israeli military action to prevent them becoming operational.
The S-300′s are the pride of Russia’s air defense arsenal, and Syria is eager to acquire them after several recent Israeli air strikes, which their existing defensive systems proved unable to prevent. Russia insisted that since the system is purely defensive, and the rebels don’t have any aircraft, the missiles are unrelated to the ongoing Syrian Civil War and they see no reason to delay delivery.
The comments come just a day after Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon suggested in an interview that Israel might attack the Russian Navy in an attempt to sink the ships and prevent the delivery. That is seen as extremely unlikely given Russia’s military capabilities.
Syria: Assad says S-300 missiles have arrived ... Israel: 'Will act before they become operational' ~ link
Syria's Assad warns Israel on air strikes and Golan - with video ~ link ~ Setting the stage for a truly massive blow up if the nutty Netanyahu regime stays on course!!! Stirling
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad has warned Israel that it will respond in kind to any future air strikes.
Sources: IDF studying Syria's combat deployments ~ link ~ Colonel Zvika Haimovich of the air defense corps said southward launches against Syrian insurgents by President Bashar Assad's forces gave Israel mere seconds in which to determine it was not the true target - a distinction that could prove crucial for warding off an unprecedented regional conflagration.
"Syria's batteries are in a high state of operability, ready to fire at short notice. All it would take is a few degrees' change in the flight path to endanger us," he told Reuters in an interview at his base in Palmachim, south of Tel Aviv.
They're Going To Attempt This One Way Or Another: Will you send your sons and daughters to fight? - with video ~ link ~ Most people think that World War I started as a result of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria. It’s an easily digestible narrative, and one that can be summed up in a thirty second talking point. But students of history understand that neither the assassination of Ferdinand or Pearl Harbor were the underlying reasons behind the wars that subsequently ravaged our planet. These were mere flash points – catalysts for a broader expansion of wars that were already in progress. The conflicts had been building for years, even decades, before these events took place.
Both World War I and II were the result not of singular events, but rather, of economic policies and regional expansion that pitted one group against another – often with various groups of like minded conglomerates all over the world involved.
The Storm Clouds Are Gathering and the following evidence suggests that we’re just a single event away from wide-scale global war, just as humanity has experienced so many times throughout history.
Syrian War Goes Russian: 50,000 volunteers from Russia and the Ukraine heading to Syria in support of Assad - video ~ link ~ link
Turkish police clash with protesters in bomb-hit border town - with video ~ link ~ Also see ~ link