Sunday, October 07, 2012

Syria Asks For Action: Turkey Is A NATO Country

Just like there was no non-violent solution to Hitler the only just conclusion to the state mayhem in Syria is military action by an alliance of countries.

Turkey is a NATO country. The NATO premise is that if any NATO member is attacked, all NATO countries will join in a counter attack.

Well, a NATO country has been attacked. Turkey has been attacked.
The organization constitutes a system of collective defence whereby its member states agree to mutual defense in response to an attack by any external party.
Nowhere does it say in the NATO chapter that NATO needs UN approval, or approval from China and Russia before action can be taken.

It is a shame that the world watches as tens of thousands get killed in Syria.

NATO should take action on behalf of Turkey, or it should dissolve itself.

I stand for non violent movements for democracy. That is my principle. But Syria is a clear case for military action to lead to regime change.

Given the circumstances only Turkey can save the day. Turkey is the only legitimate regional power around there. And it needs to flex some muscle.

Wider war feared between Turkey and Syria more than 30,000 people have been killed since the anti-Assad uprising began.

Can Turkey force U.S. and other NATO countries to attack Syria? the United States, would be compelled to strike back on Turkey's behalf..... British Foreign Minister William Hague Sunday called the incident "outrageous" ..... Secretary of State Hillary Clinton .. called the incident a "brazen and unacceptable act........ The meeting, or "consultations," is one Turkey called under Article 4 of the NATO treaty .... With the consultations, there is a chance Turkey will demand a collective military response. The notion comes from what is known as Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's Washington Treaty, which states that should a member nation - which Turkey is - be attacked, other NATO members are compelled in a collective act of self-defense ...... the plane was shot down in international air space. .... Turkey's prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, may feel compelled to make a decisive response ..... "Turkey is a NATO member. Turkey is a very, very formidable power. Turkey is four times the size of Syria. The Turkish military is a mighty institution. ...... "And the idea that this ragtag regime in Damascus would shoot down a Turkish airplane, a jet fighter ... a Phantom - F-4 Phantom plane - tells you that Bashar al-Assad's regime has the sense of invulnerability, that no one is coming to the rescue of the Syrian population"

Turkey warns Syria future attacks 'will be silenced' The Turkish parliament has approved a resolution allowing military forces to deploy abroad
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