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Jim W. Dean -- NATO Warns Turkey It Won’t Support Ankara in Conflict With Russia

NATO Warns Turkey It Won’t Support Ankara in Conflict With Russia
By Jim W. Dean, Managing Editor on February 20, 2016

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… from Sputnik News,  Moscow

He will be remember for his theatrics
He will be remembered for his theatrics

[ Editor’s Note: Sputnik hyped this title a bit but where there is smoke there is often fire. This is a yesterday story and now part of the fur ball of mixed reports coming in, especially after Obama is now telling us Turkey’s security is a big concern when that is the veil thin legal cover for Erdogan going into Syria.

There had been no news of Syrian Kurd attacks on Turkey. They had plenty of Turkey’s terror proxies to kill in Syria, so it did not make sense to give Erdo cover to torment them more.

So it looks like a staff person of the Pentagon person got to the White house and said, “You have to say something supportive of Erdogan to chill him out’. I would not hold my breath. There is a history of leaders sending multiple and mixed signals, for confusion purposes. But that also ups the chances for a major event over reaction which later no one will accept responsibility for. Failure is always an orphan with no named father.

But that said, what NATO can or will not do, the US can. NATO is not running the Western terror proxies. Maybe after GLADIO they wanted to lay low for a 100 years before getting back in to the mass murder business to swing tight elections. I had predicted the talks would just become another battlefield where anything goesThat’s not what I wanted, but that’s what we are getting so far...Jim W. Dean ]

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Turkish military inside Northern Syria
Turkish military inside Northern Syria

– First published  …  February 19,  2016 –

As tensions escalate between Turkey and Russia, NATO has warned Ankara that it will not take part in a war provoked by the Turkish government.


Last November, Turkey shot down a Russian jet flying through Syrian airspace. While many feared that the incident would plunge both countries into war, conflict was avoided, though relations between Moscow and Ankara have remained chilly.

As Turkey pushes to deploy ground forces across its border to remove the legitimate government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, the Turkish government is, again, threatening the world with war.

“The armed forces of the two states are both active in fierce fighting on the Turkish-Syrian border, in some cases just a few kilometers from each other,” one NATO official told Der Spiegel.

Ankara’s aggression seems partially based on the assumption that, should conflict erupt, Turkey will be supported by its NATO allies. According to Article 5 of the NATO treaty, the collective defense clause would be invoked if any member state is attacked.

But European leaders have made it abundantly clear that they have no interest in participating in a war of Turkey’s making.

“NATO cannot allow itself to be pulled into a military escalation with Russia as a result of the recent tensions between Russia and Turkey,” Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn told Der Spiegel. Of Article 5, Asselborn stressed that “the guarantee is only valid when a member state is clearly attacked.”

Germany appears to agree.

“We are not going to pay the price for a war started by the Turks,” said a German diplomat, speaking on condition of anonymity.

NATO leadership made similar warnings soon after Turkey’s downing of the Russian bomber last year.

“We have to avoid that situations, incidents, accidents spiral out of control,” NATO General Secretary Jens Stoltenberg said at the time. “I think I’ve expressed very clearly that we are calling for calm and de-escalation. This is a serious situation.”

On Friday, French President Francois Hollande stressed the need to prevent conflict between Moscow and Ankara.

“There is a risk of war between Turkey and Russia,” he said in an interview with France Inter radio.

As Turkey calls to escalate the violence in Syria, Russia has called for a meeting of the United Nations Security Council to address its concerns over the rising tensions.


“The situation is becoming more tense due to increased tensions on the Syrian-Turkish border and Turkey’s stated plans to send troops to northern Syria,” reads a statement from the Russian Foreign Ministry.
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