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(Washington, DC 10/6) The United States and European Union are setting the stage for a Syrian invasion. (Image)

Turkey is the fall guy.

The Turkish Parliament provided Prime Minister Recep Erdogan with a broad authorization "to make the necessary arrangements for sending the Turkish Armed Forces to foreign countries" Hurriyet, October 4, 2012. The vote was on party lines with the dominant AKP party forming a majority. Muharrem Ä°nce of the CHP opposition party said: "This motion has no limits. You can wage a world war with [it]."

The warning about the road to war may be near reality. McClatchy Newspapers just reported the following:

ISTANBUL -- One day after winning blanket authority to send forces into Syria, Turkey's prime minister warned Friday that his country is "not far from war" and said that it would be a "deadly mistake" for the Syrian government to test Turkey's will. McClatchy Newspapers, October 6, 2012

There is little doubt about which foreign country the president plans to invade. The resolution begins with these words: "The negative impact of the ongoing crisis in Syria on our national security, as well as on regional stability and security, is increasingly being seen." Never mind that the negative impact was brought on by Turkey's role as a supplier and conduit for foreign fighters now ravaging the two major cities of Syria.

The parliament also ignored the fact that the Turkish people they allegedly represent are overwhelmingly opposed to any action in Syria. Only 18 percent of the Turks polled support current policy in Syria according to a recent poll. It is fair to assume that fewer still would favor an outright invasion.

Why are war powers necessary?

A Syrian artillery shell landed in the Turkish border city of Akakale. The Turkish government claimed it killed five soldiers. The Syrians promptly apologized. That was a generous move given the fact that Turkey has been funding, training, and transiting foreign fighters into Syria for months in alliance with NATO and the Gulf oil oligarchs.

If any nation had real cause for serious anger, it would be Syria. Under Erdogan's rule, Turkey is an imminent threat to Syria's survival as a sovereign state. Just north of the Syrian border, the Turkish city of Adana is the launching platform for supplies and personnel that have devastated Syria's two major cities, Damascus and Aleppo.

The Libyan model of false flags, false reports, and subsidized rebels wasn't doing the trick with the next victim of the co-opted Arab Spring. Free Syrian Army (read Libyan rebels) looked too much like a terrorist organization to gain much sympathy. Then we heard the inconvenient truth about the presence of al Qaeda fighters and a contingent from the new Libyan state. As a result, the Syrian Transition Council became so toxic that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton refused an invitation to a meeting several weeks ago. From the very start, Russia and China vetoed UN resolutions that would have legitimized full scale NATO assistance to the rebels and their partners, the foreign fighters.

Despite all of this, the minute an excuse emerged to rattle swords and plan an invasion, NATO was right there with full support for Turkish belligerence. The British and French, along with the U.S. state department chimed in demanding a "firm" response to Syria.

What to do? How about a patsy war?

The Libyan formula for regime change is failing. Assad may survive. So horrifying to the Western powers and Gulf monarchs, that possibility spurred President Barack Obama to urge action by Erdogan a month or so ago. Obama's pose for a White House photograph of his call to Erdogan says it all. Time to step up to the plate Recep is the clear message. 

Why are the NATO powers supporting regime change? Let's see, oh yeah, they want to bring democracy to Syria. Those who accept that excuse may be interested in this proposition. The real reasons are somewhat more complex. Saudi Arabia is obsessed with the impact of Shia unrest in its oil providences bordering Shia Iraq. Qatar, full partner in the Libya aggression, wants Assad out to clear the way for a major pipeline deal. The NATO countries are major oil addicts. Hence, they want to keep their dealer happy. In addition, the NATO nations win big over energy hungry China and oil and gas rich Russia in the new great game to corner dwindling energy supplies.

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So you think nothing should be done to stop the co... by Tina Rife on Saturday, Oct 6, 2012 at 5:14:53 AM
The Syrian people don't figure in his thinking. It... by Jim Arnold on Saturday, Oct 6, 2012 at 1:01:01 PM
That my major concern on our meddling is the twin ... by Michael Collins on Saturday, Oct 6, 2012 at 2:03:49 PM
I know you are not a cold hearted SOB lol, but I d... by Tina Rife on Saturday, Oct 6, 2012 at 2:37:19 PM
Fulfills the goals of the Rom/Ryan military elite ... by Kim Cassidy on Saturday, Oct 6, 2012 at 10:07:49 PM
And, we need to make it clear to President Obama t... by Michael Collins on Saturday, Oct 6, 2012 at 10:21:47 PM
(I know this is a shock to some, lol) and cannot b... by Kim Cassidy on Saturday, Oct 6, 2012 at 11:40:38 PM
An exclusion zone is the proposal by the Turkish P... by Michael Collins on Saturday, Oct 6, 2012 at 10:16:24 PM
know the answers Michael but I do think the contin... by Tina Rife on Saturday, Oct 6, 2012 at 11:56:54 PM
"I do think that it is vital to respect internatio... by Jim Arnold on Sunday, Oct 7, 2012 at 12:06:26 AM
Hillary Clinton could stop sending tanks and troop... by Paul Repstock on Saturday, Oct 6, 2012 at 7:25:42 PM
She acts like she runs the world, worse than Condi... by Michael Collins on Saturday, Oct 6, 2012 at 10:18:12 PM
Well blame it all on Hillary if you want, but it i... by Tina Rife on Sunday, Oct 7, 2012 at 12:20:27 AM
...or are you simply the devil;) LoLDid I ever tel... by Michael Collins on Sunday, Oct 7, 2012 at 1:52:34 AM
I would LOVE to hear your private theory. I am al... by Kim Cassidy on Sunday, Oct 7, 2012 at 2:58:05 AM
but I am not playing devils advocate. I just don't... by Tina Rife on Sunday, Oct 7, 2012 at 11:46:12 AM
Where is it documented that the U.S. State Dept is... by Jim Arnold on Saturday, Oct 6, 2012 at 11:49:33 PM
I want some link love on this too.... by Tina Rife on Sunday, Oct 7, 2012 at 11:47:23 AM
Crowds Demonstrate Against War with Neighbor Ista... by Michael Collins on Sunday, Oct 7, 2012 at 4:59:18 PM
Back in the days of our pal the Shah, the Turks an... by msedano on Saturday, Oct 6, 2012 at 8:03:25 AM
Sorry, misplaced it.  Excellent comment.... by Michael Collins on Saturday, Oct 6, 2012 at 1:54:21 PM
I was so taken by the on target nature of the comm... by Michael Collins on Saturday, Oct 6, 2012 at 11:16:57 PM
I tried to stay on focus in this one but I have di... by Michael Collins on Saturday, Oct 6, 2012 at 1:53:49 PM
Turkey must be condemned at the UN for its ongoing... by Maria MarCha on Saturday, Oct 6, 2012 at 6:30:51 PM
Your points are sound, imho.  Erdogan showed ... by Michael Collins on Saturday, Oct 6, 2012 at 10:27:14 PM
You should live in Greece or Cyprus under the cont... by Maria MarCha on Sunday, Oct 7, 2012 at 4:04:29 AM
Cyprus is an excellent example of a conflict that ... by Michael Collins on Sunday, Oct 7, 2012 at 5:07:50 PM
detonation. In spite of the Syria "prompt appology... by Paul Repstock on Saturday, Oct 6, 2012 at 7:20:18 PM
Turkey is a great nation that could be a huge forc... by Michael Collins on Saturday, Oct 6, 2012 at 10:51:47 PM
And the news is jaw-dropping. Your article gives ... by Kim Cassidy on Saturday, Oct 6, 2012 at 9:49:38 PM
NDAA might actually be the only way the good side ... by Kim Cassidy on Saturday, Oct 6, 2012 at 10:14:56 PM
Assad is the leader of the people in Syria, and I ... by Tony Orlando on Sunday, Oct 7, 2012 at 9:24:23 AM
You certainly have a way with words, my friend. I... by Kim Cassidy on Sunday, Oct 7, 2012 at 6:22:36 PM
How come one person can say 'c-word', and my 'b*tc... by Kim Cassidy on Sunday, Oct 7, 2012 at 6:31:12 PM
Then the news gets big ratings, the news caster bu... by Tony Orlando on Sunday, Oct 7, 2012 at 9:26:40 AM
Reply to everyone:   Jim Arnold is a horse'... by Ned Lud on Sunday, Oct 7, 2012 at 10:20:56 AM
Can't imagine how to argue with you.... by Jim Arnold on Sunday, Oct 7, 2012 at 11:31:30 AM