Saturday, January 20, 2018

Turkey's Operation "Olive Branch" is ongoing in Syria

Interesting name Turkey has chosen. Should we interpret that as an olive branch to Syria?
It surely would have been carefully selected as to deliver the right tone or message

a branch of an olive tree used to symbolize peace. any offering of peace or conciliation.

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"The command of the Russian group of troops in Syria has taken measures to ensure security of Russian servicemen located in the district of Afrin, where the Turkish Armed Forces launched a special operation against the Kurdish armed groups," the statement read.
It was reported yesterday the Russian troops has either entirely exited or partially exited Afrin.
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 The Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim stated that the country's warplanes have bombed YPG, PYD targets in the Syrian city of Afrin.
Explosions heard from Afrin after Turkish jets cross Turkey-Syria border, reported Anadolu.
Turkish war jets hit PYD/PKK observation post in Syria's Afrin.
Free Syrian Army troops begin entering PYD/PKK occupied areas in Syria's Afrin.
The Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim stated that the country's warplanes have bombed YPG, PYD targets in the Syrian city of Afrin.
The senior Turkish official also declared that the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army had started a military advance in the territory of the Kurdish-populated Syrian city of Afrin.
"From this moment, the heroic Turkish Armed Forces have launched an air operation to destroy the PYD/PKK and Daesh elements in Afrin", Yildirim announced.
The start of the advance has been confirmed by the country's Armed Forces, which declared that the "Olive Branch" operation has been launched at 05:00 p.m. local time (02:00 p.m. GMT).

It's been reported that Tillerson contacted Turkish officials. 

Not much on what was said. Though I'd reported yesterday that the US was not pleased with the Turkish move- suggesting their border force creation was just misunderstood.

I did two posts on this situation yesterday:

13 comments:

  1. I do wonder if Turkey's sudden move here is part of a diabolical plan for giving the US their "excuse" to send combat troops directly into Syria now... The Turks are giving the US government their out by allowing those criminals to now go out and claim that they have no choice but to go into Syria to "protect" the Kurds...

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    1. Hey North

      the turks move is not sudden at all- it's been talked about for sometime now.

      In my opinion the use of the kurds was a means to get Turkey into Syria in hopes of further destabilizing Turkey- for the desired israel 2.0 aka kurdistan- which will be a terror state/expanded Israel- etc.,... USrael needs a big chunk of Turkey to be annexed for this "kurdistan" much water and oil resources, nevermind blocking Iran etc. Oh and impeding Russia via the Black Sea.
      think of the Turkish Straits. Have a post here on that but for now wikipedia will suffice
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkish_Straits

      The US already has troops in Syria and lots of them- they don't need this turkish incursion to justify their desired intervention, though they may spin in that manner.

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  2. And yes Penny I like your observation regarding the choice of name for this move into Syria

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  3. Hi Penny.

    I feel Turkey didn't have much choice about this incursion. Their concerns have fallen on deaf ears, and the US promises of old to move Kurdish controlled territory east of the Euphrates are absent. The manufactured entity known as Kurdistan post 'ISIS' is virtually a de facto statelet insiduously embedded with Zio US mercenaries. The proclamation of the 30,000 strong border force was part of the last phase of formally declaring this abomination. I feel there is tacit approval from Russia and Syria, despite the noise to tackle this entity physically. Syria had previously called them out as traitors and Russia perhaps is sticking to its objectives of maintaining Syrian sovereignty. None of these states including Russia and Iran want a concrete occupation of US forces smack in their region, with military bases and all kinds of logistics and equipment. Not to mention key natural resources. This is clearly an existential threat to their respective regions. Perhaps, the first obvious goal would be to categorically cut off any chance of connecting the Kurdish entity to the Mediterranean and Afrin. Hence, this move. There will be noises especially from MSM about Turkish aggression but I see it may be part of a strategy between Syria, Russia and Turkey.

    I do see North's concern about turkey giving the Zio US a pretext here to escalate but they are always looking for a pretext and will manufacture one if they have to. Better to take the initiative, perhaps.

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    1. hey abdullah-

      "I feel Turkey didn't have much choice about this incursion. Their concerns have fallen on deaf ears, and the US promises of old to move Kurdish controlled territory east of the Euphrates are absent."

      Agreed. I had long posited here that everyone including Russia will tolerate a Kurdish entity east of the euphrates.. it would be a tough slog for a landlocked entity...

      The proclamation of the 30,000 strong border force was part of the last phase of formally declaring this abomination.

      Agreed and have written about it.

      "Perhaps, the first obvious goal would be to categorically cut off any chance of connecting the Kurdish entity to the Mediterranean and Afrin. Hence, this move. There will be noises especially from MSM about Turkish aggression but I see it may be part of a strategy between Syria, Russia and Turkey."

      It sure looks to be part of a strategy- despite the noise

      agreed wrt any pretext will do- the usrael doesn't need Turkey's move

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    2. abdullah: I noticed your first comment same as above had gone into spam. Never know why that happens.
      sorry about that, just wanted you to know I'd seen it today

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    3. Oh I did wonder why it didn't show 1st time. Thanks for mentioning it.

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  4. If Erdogan is so worried about his ISIS/SDF buddies going rogue, why does he let weapons transit thru Turkey to the bastards?

    And why not attack East of the Euphrates where the vermin have been digging in for some time?

    This looks like another war front against Syria disguised as an attack against ISIS, SDF or whatever the Zio-thugs are calling themselves.

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    1. "If Erdogan is so worried about his ISIS/SDF buddies going rogue, why does he let weapons transit thru Turkey to the bastards?"

      that would all take to long to clarify- however I will say not everything has been what it seemed.

      "And why not attack East of the Euphrates where the vermin have been digging in for some time?"

      Greg, I've long held the opinion and expressed it here on many ocassions that all interested parties- Russia, Syria, Turkey, Iran can tolerate a kurdish entity EAST of the Eurphrates- but not west of it.
      Turkey has been vocal, very vocal about the Kurds being on the west side of the Euphrates and have in fact created the block that exists today-

      That said Syria has tried to fly over the territory east of the euphrates and the US intervened. Twice. I wrote about that quite some time ago

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  5. I cannot imagine that SDF are Turkey's buddies

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