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Syria and Turkey's phantom war

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Everyone knows Washington will settle for nothing less than regime change in Syria -- to the benefit of a pliable, sub-imperial puppet (certainly not an Islamist). Everyone knows every provocation advances the not so hidden agenda of an all-out NATOGCC attack on Syria without a UN Security Council resolution, bypassing both Russia and China.

If "neo-Ottomanism" persists with its regime change obsession in Syria -- to a large extent tied to the Turkish dream of finding a solution to the Kurdish "problem" -- it had better start evaluating how Damascus could shower the Kurdish PKK with funds and logistics so they may unleash hell in Turkish Anatolia.

No doubt this will get much uglier. But in Wag the Dog terms -- and that's what this is all about -- no one knows for sure; is Turkey trying to wag the NATO dog into a war, or is it the other way around?

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Pepe Escobar is the roving correspondent for Asia Times. His regular column, "The Roving Eye," is widely read. He is an analyst for the online news channel Real News, the roving correspondent for Asia Times/Hong Kong, an analyst for RT and (more...)
 

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This incident seems to have been the result of a... by mhenriday on Tuesday, Jun 26, 2012 at 6:34:49 AM