TURKEY ATTACKED FIRST.
TURKEY CANNOT EXPECT TO BE ABLE TO INVOKE NATO ARTICLE 5 – BECAUSE TURKEY ATTACKED FIRST.
Turkey is acting without good advice.
Article 5 0f the Washington Treaty states that
“..Collective defence means that an attack against one Ally – is considered as an attack against all Allies.”
Obama had better bring his lapdog Recep back into line.
The decision to act – or not – would be made not at NATO HQ in Brussels – but in Washington, DC.
It is not hard to imagine an American president risking nuclear war to defend a country supporting a terrorist organization against Syria and Russia.
It is only half a world away – and they have approved Saudi’s war planes to be relocated to Turkey.
Image borrowed from Washington Post.
The Syrian government has confirmed that its army positions were targeted by Turkish shelling on Saturday (13th February) – which also hit the positions of the Syrian Kurdish militias in the northern Aleppo province.
Turkish shelling reportedly continued Sunday.
The shelling targeted the Menagh military air base and the nearby village of Maranaz.
Kurdish forces and the Syrian Army had taken control of the air base on Thursday.
The Menagh base had previously been controlled by the Ahrar ash-Sham Islamist terrorist gangs, which seized it in August of 2013. Ahrar ash-Sham jihadist mercenaries at the base had been supported by Al-Nusra terrorists and some other gangs of barbarian apes coming from Turkey.
Just so happens Kurds were in the area – Erdogan does not like Kurds that much.
For full and regular updates stay away from the Mainstream Media.
Edit: No – do not just rely on one source.
Jerusalem Post is pretty good plus FARs
Sputnik, TASS, Russia Insider just loves rubbing salt into the US wounds.
The Moscow Times – not really allied to Putin.
War Crimes – have been committed by the US and allies – they then find any excuse not to print the truth – even blame Russia / Putin for everything.
I do not like the kleptocrat – but looking at other world leaders – guess what?