Turkey authorizes war, then claims it is not at war with Syria
Paul Joseph Watson
October 4, 2012
Following today’s parliamentary authorization for Turkey to conduct military attacks inside Syria, a move that is tantamount to a declaration of war, the assault on Syria is beginning to match precisely a strategy outlined by the neo-conservative Brookings Institution to achieve regime change.
Following a mortar strike that killed five people in Turkey’s southeastern town of Akcakale, an attack many have speculated could have been carried out by FSA rebels as a false flag, Turkey responded by bombarding a military post near the border town of Tel Abyad – killing several Syrian soldiers.
Even the New York Times acknowledged that the initial strike on Turkey could just as easily have been the work of “rebels fighting to topple the government of President Bashar al-Assad.”
After Turkey continued its attacks inside Syria early this morning, the country’s parliament convened to authorize “military cross-border operations into Syria,” although Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Besir Atalay insisted that the action did not represent an act of war.
So while Turkey is authorizing and conducting military strikes inside Syria and killing Syrian troops, not to mention having headquartered, trained, funded and armed militants to carry out terrorist attacks inside Syria, Turkey’s political leaders are still simultaneously claiming they are not at war with Syria.
This is as equally ludicrous as the scene in Mars Attacks where the aliens proclaim “don’t run, we are your friends,” as they are bombing and destroying the city. Turkey has been engaged in a proxy war with Syria for months and has just elevated that to a full blown military assault led by Turkish forces.
Meanwhile, Israel is diverting Syria’s military attention elsewhere by overseeing a build-up of troops on the Golan Heights, an Israeli-controlled plateau that overlooks southern Syria. After men who could have been either Syrian soldiers or anti-government rebels were seen approaching the area, Israel evacuated tourists and beefed up security in the area.
The confluence of Turkish aggression on the Syrian border and Israel’s move to shore up the Golan Heights is important because it mirrors precisely one of the plans outlined months ago by the neo-conservative Brookings Institution designed to create a pretext for regime change in Syria.
In a March 2012 paper entitled, Saving Syria: Assessing Options For Regime Change, the Brookings Institution, widely acknowledged as the most influential think tank in the United States, outlined its plan to use humanitarian concerns as a manufactured justification to conduct an aggressive military intervention in Syria.
The report reveals how Turkish and Israeli aggression would coincide to precipitate the beginning of the end for the Assad government.
“Israel could posture forces on or near the Golan Heights and, in so doing, might divert regime forces from suppressing the opposition. This posture may conjure fears in the Assad regime of a multi-front war, particularly if Turkey is willing to do the same on its border and if the Syrian opposition is being fed a steady diet of arms and training. Such a mobilization could perhaps persuade Syria’s military leadership to oust Asad in order to preserve itself. Advocates argue this additional pressure could tip the balance against Asad inside Syria, if other forces were aligned properly,” states the report on page six.
Both of these factors, Israel’s posturing on the Golan Heights and Turkey’s hostile border actions, are now in full swing.
“Turkey’s immediate, unwarranted act of military aggression, along with knee-jerk condemnations from the US bear all the hallmarks of an orchestrated event – or at the very least an attempt to opportunistically seize upon an isolated incident to disingenuously advance the West’s collective geopolitical agenda,” writes Tony Cartalucci.
“Syria clearly has no interest in threatening the security of Turkey, nor any reason to attack Turkish territory which would surely give NATO the excuse it has been looking for to directly intervene on behalf of its faltering terrorist proxies.”
Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show and Infowars Nightly News.