Erdogan fails to implicate NATO On Syria

12 Oct

by Pierre Khalaf  / 8 OCTOBER 2012

The developments on the Turkish-Syrian border were the main object of interest of the concerned international and regional circles. And while Erdogan’s government firstly threatened with war, it recanted these threats later on and alleviated its tone, while continuously confirming it did not want war with Syria.

Firstly, the Turkish escalation – that was extremely confused in determining the source of the shell which was said to have exploded inside the Turkish territories – surfaced right after the emergence of signs pointing to the bankruptcy of the armed gangs in Aleppo. About two weeks ago, the Turkish leaders thought that these gangs will be able to address a lethal blow to the Syrian state, but the Syrian Arab Army was able to contain their terrorist activities and regain control over the situation on all the fronts inside of Syria. As to the suicide operations in the city of Aleppo, they constituted a desperate blow staged by a failed plan, and were not part of a military move on the field. Indeed, according to the information, the armed terrorist gangs are witnessing increasing divisions and defections, while the armed Syrian elements are fleeing to their towns and villages and even addressing the families’ dignitaries to arrange their surrender and disarmament to benefit from the pardon opportunity. As for the foreign fighters, many of whom were killed, their remnants are spreading throughout Syria to prepare a long-term war of terror against the state, people and army.

Secondly, the Turkish threats aimed at lifting the collapsed morale and at fixing the situation endured by the terrorist gangs. Nonetheless, these efforts failed, as the Syrian people who proved to enjoy a high level of awareness and who rallied around their national state, seem to be more motivated than ever to deter the terrorist plan. In the meantime, the popular factions which were influenced by the propaganda of the opposition a year and a half ago, are now turning towards the state and rallying once again around the army and the leadership of President Bashar al-Assad, in light of the facts they were able to uncover and the political awareness they accumulated as a result to their suffering. Even the so-called revolution coordination committees which acted as apparatuses to lead the rebellion since the beginning of the events, they have started to rebel in most regions and adopt positions calling for disarmament to respond to the dialogue calls as the only way to solve the crisis. Some of them are even handling direct negotiations with the security sides to arrange the status of the armed men and ensure the surrendering of their weapons to the official state apparatuses. Because this Syrian transformation is real, Erdogan could not end it with an aggression that led to completely opposite results. Indeed, the Turkish attack fueled Syrian patriotism in the face of a hostile foreign harassment, using the domestic crisis to undermine the Syrian state.

Thirdly, Erdogan’s attempt to lure NATO into war on Syria through direct military invasion failed. And just as it had happened following the downing of a Turkish plan, a statement issued by NATO called for the calm and wise handling of the border skirmishes, and did not humor the Turkish threat to wage war. In the meantime, the strongest blow to Erdogan’s illusions came from the Security Council which was forced to issue a statement condemning the terrorist attacks in Aleppo and naming Al-Qaeda network by name, which supported the Syrian viewpoint and weakened the momentum of the hostile campaigns against Syria. Erdogan perceives some European positions which recently emerged in regard to the dispatch of the diplomatic missions to Syria again with great suspicion, as he knows that the West is suffering defeat and seeking safety rafts, without being concerned about those whom it implicated in costly choices and positions. Erdogan is also detecting that reality in the ongoing Turkish debate surrounding the cost of the predicament in Syria on the economic, political and security levels.

Syria is ready to deter any attack and its allies are not idle, especially following the regional transformation which resulted from the Iraqi-Iranian pacts. As for the allies of the government of Ottoman illusion inside NATO, they wish to distance themselves from any new venture which might have dire consequences, while its Qatari and Saudi allies have no armies, and only enjoy some funds allocated to destroy the Syrian strength. For their part, the Muslim Brotherhood organizations that are in power in Gaza, Egypt, Tunisia and Libya, they are useless. Indeed, they are cheering Erdogan and encouraging him to become involved, at a time when they are afraid of the results and repercussions on their domestic arenas in case they were to engage in the alliance of aggression against Syria. This situation might continue for a long time on the Syrian-Turkish border, but what is certain is that the adventure will be extremely costly for Erdogan. His American and NATO masters on the other hand are seeking an exit strategy from the impossible Syrian predicament.





Source: voltairenet 

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