Monday, October 08, 2012

worst case scenarios at Turkey-Syria conflict

"ANKARA/DAMASCUS: Turkish President Abdullah Gul warned Monday that worst-case scenarios were 
playing out in Syria and vowed Turkey would do everything necessary to protect itself, as its 
army responded for a sixth day to Syrian fire.
Gul’s warning came as violence continued to rage on several fronts in the war, claiming at least 125 lives, 
while an evening suicide car bomb attack reportedly targeted an Air Force intelligence building 
outside the capital..." Link

"In a panel discussion held today in Madrid four officers who participated in the negotiation processes give their views on the subject. Endgame In Iran: diplomacy or conflict? the Spanish Javier Solana, American Tom Pickering, the Israeli Shlomo Ben-Ami and Trita Parsi Iran have chosen the first option.
The situation for a resolution of the conflict is more complicated today than in the past, said Javier Solana, former EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. The Security Council is divided. It agrees with Syria and will be even more difficult to do with Iran".Link

just one just 2 weeks prior Javier Solana met with Colin Powell to talk about the situation:
"Former US Secretary of State, Colin Powell, and former EU High Commissioner, Javier Solana, have said that there is little hope of a rapid solution to the Syrian crisis. Solana added that despite the violent anti-Islam film protests across the Muslim world, US Middle East foreign policy is unlikely to be altered dramatically.
Colin Powell, Former US Secretary of State, said, "We can find some kind of peaceful resolution."
Javier Solana, former EU High Commissioner, said, "I don’t think it is going to change."
(Source: LINK
and comes along Turkey/NATO fires...
stay tuned!

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