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War of Words Over Turkish Aircraft Incident

Turkey advances the ball closer to war.

by Stephen Lendman

On Friday, Turkey provocatively flew two warplanes at low altitude over Syrian airspace. Perhaps it was testing its defense systems or probing for other reactions. 

With conflict raging for months, doing so for any reason was hostile and aggressive.

Ankara's directly involved in Washington's war on Syria. It's arming insurgents. It provides safe havens. 

On May 22, the London Telegraph headlined "Syrian rebels say Turkey is arming and training them," saying:

Turkey's military is delivering arms "to the Syrian-Turkish border. No one knows where (they) came from originally, but no one much cares."

"....(N)ot only is Turkey supplying (weapons), it is also training Syrians in Istanbul."

The report went on to say Washington is supplying anti-Assad forces with weapons despite official denials.

Heated rhetoric followed Friday's incident. Ankara threatened "decisive action." Doing so advances the ball closer to war. Media scoundrels push the envelope.

On June 24, Bloomberg News headlined "Turkey Says Syria Downed Plane in International Airspace," saying:

"A Turkish warplane shot down by Syrian forces was in international airspace when it was struck," said Foreign Minister Ahmed Davutoglu."

The comments below followed:

"The unarmed plane briefly entered Syrian airspace minutes before it was hit on June 22, and then plunged into Syrian waters about 8 miles (13 kilometers) offshore, Davutoglu said on state television today."

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