Wednesday, October 3, 2012

NBC's Andrea Mitchell: 'Syria attacks Turkey!'

[NYTimes] "... It was unknown whether the mortar fire came from Syrian government forces or rebels fighting to topple the government of President Bashar al-Assad. Responses from Turkey and from the Pentagon appeared to assume that the Syrian government was responsible..."
oh how convenient,  
[CBS] "... Turkish media said Turkey has prepared a parliamentary bill for Syria that is similar to one that authorizes the Turkish military to intervene in northern Iraq in pursuit of Kurdish militants who have bases there. The bill is expected to be discussed in parliament on Thursday, Anadolu agency reported.If approved, the bill could more easily open the way to unilateral action by Turkey's armed forces inside Syria, without the involvement of its Western and Arab allies...." 
[Reuters] "... Syria's bloodshed has crept ever closer to Turkey's border as the uprising against Assad slides into civil war."Over the last 20 to 25 days there have been very heavy clashes on the Syrian side. We have felt the effects of these in Akcakale," Turkish Labour Minister Faruk Celik, an MP for the province where Akcakale is located, told parliament.
Residents, infuriated by the increasing spillover of violence from Syria, took to the streets shouting protests against the local authorities after the mortar bomb struck in a residential area, killing two women and three children.
"People here are anxious, because we got hit before..." 

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