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Wed Oct 10, 2012, 08:55 PM

Turkey-Syria tensions sky high

Source: The Daily Star

DAMASCUS/ANKARA: Turkey intercepted Wednesday a Syrian passenger plane suspected of transporting banned cargo from Moscow to Damascus as the U.S. announced it had military planners in Jordan to prepare for any chemical weapons threat.

Meanwhile, on the ground in Syria, the regime rejected a call by the United Nations for a unilateral cease-fire Wednesday as rebels confronted columns of tanks and troops sent to retake a strategic town on the road to main battleground city Aleppo.

In Aleppo, rebels launched an attack on army positions in the northern metropolis’s landmark Umayyad Mosque in the heart of the Old City, adding to the urgency for the army to restore its supply lines.

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While the United States has not intervened militarily in Syria, President Barack Obama has warned Assad that any attempt to deploy or use chemical or biological weapons would cross a “red line” that could provoke U.S. action.

Read more: http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2012/Oct-11/190952-turkey-syria-tensions-sky-high.ashx#ixzz28x39hMjP
(The Daily Star :: Lebanon News :: http://www.dailystar.com.lb)

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Response to TomClash (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 09:03 PM

1. Assad must have a death wish

I mean, doesn't he have enough problems with the rebel movement in his own country?

And now he's ordering strikes on Turkey?

He's a madman.

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Wed Oct 10, 2012, 09:15 PM

2. Assad is a stupid fuck. Don't expect him to give a shit about what the US says. If anything...


he might do a Sadam ...fake it.

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Thu Oct 11, 2012, 08:08 AM

3. Turkey intercepts a civilian airliner, the FSA says it will shoot down, and this talks about "red

lines" over a chemical weapons the Syrian regime has NEVER threatened to use against the armed opposition?

This is so February 2003.

The FSA announced in September that it intends to shoot down civilian airliners over Syria


Syrian rebels say civilian airliners now 'legitimate targets'

By: Alex Thomas London
01:16 6 Sep 2012

Civilian aircraft flying in or out of airports in the Syrian cities of Damascus or Aleppo risk being shot down from 10 September onwards, opposition group the Free Syrian Army has publicly declared.
"The airports of Damascus and Aleppo will be considered legitimate targets as of 10 September," says the group's political advisor, Bassam El-Dada.
Speaking on France 24's Arabic channel, he accused the Syrian regime of having "transformed these airports into platforms that serve to transport troops and refill arms and ammunition via Syrian, Iranian and Russian civilian airplanes."

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