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    Syrian Army shoots at returning Turkish Hajis

    On top of Erdogan's increasingly strong words against the Syrian dictator comes this news. I wonder if Erdogan will use this incident as a reason to intervene against Assad more forcefully.



    Buses carrying Turkish pilgrims came under attack near the Syrian city of Homs as at least four more people were killed Monday in a regime crackdown in the same flashpoint region, reports said.
    The latest violence came as Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad his days were numbered and that he could not stay in power indefinitely through the use of military power.
    And in a signal of support for groups seeking to oust Assad, Foreign Secretary William Hague met representatives of Syria's opposition for the first time, although he said it was too early for Britain to formally recognise them.
    Russia for its part accused the West of provocative behaviour in the Syrian crisis, saying Western countries were telling the opposition to forget dialogue with the embattled president.
    Two people were injured when "Syrian soldiers" attacked the Turks travelling by bus back from the Muslim hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia after taking a wrong turn near Homs, said the private CNN-Turk television station.
    "We confirm that an attack took place in Syria," a Turkish foreign ministry official told AFP, without elaborating.
    The opposition umbrella Local Coordination Committees said two buses had come under fire and published a video online showing several shattered windows on one bus.
    "Military and security forces open(ed) fire on two buses of a Turkish company heading towards Turkey via the Bab Hawa border crossing, injuring some of the Turkish travellers," said the LCC.
    One pilgrim and the bus driver were injured, Turkish media reported.
    "We were a convoy of eight to nine buses. First we saw a red car carrying four people. They fired at us from there," injured pilgrim Cemil Karli, 50, told Anatolia news agency.
    Muslims are so good at dividing that they can divide the atom. If you see two Muslims, probably they belong to 3 parties.
    Al-Ghazali

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    Aren't we eager for war here?

    Although turkey is a NATO member, I don't think it has the capabilities to run the war by itself just like EU couldn't run it without american support, which I think would be unacceptable to majority of conspiracy theorists here maybe even you.
    Say no to 'islamofascism'..

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      Re: Syrian Army shoots at returning Turkish Hajis

      Originally posted by Doppleganger View Post
      which I think would be unacceptable to majority of conspiracy theorists here maybe even you.
      Actually, I was one of the cheerleaders for the whole Libya bombing campaign. Still am.
      Muslims are so good at dividing that they can divide the atom. If you see two Muslims, probably they belong to 3 parties.
      Al-Ghazali

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        I have seen many cheerleaders turn into actual bashers of the campaign who make Qadaffi out to be some Umar (RA) as he fed, clothed, educated his people (we know how much truth is in there). It is good you are not one of those.
        Say no to 'islamofascism'..

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