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Turkish daily: Turkey’s plan to finish off Assad
by Cem Ertür
13 Feb 2012
Launched in late May 2011, Turkey’s policy of naked aggression against its neighbour Syria reaches a new height after the veto of the UN Security Council resolution on Syria.
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Sabah, 8 February 2012
Libyan model for Syria
Following the veto on the United Nations Security Council resolution to stop Assad regime’s massacres, Turkey is now launching an alternative initiative. As was the case with the Libyan model, in the initial stage Ankara will aim to bring together countries that are interested in resolving the Syria problem.
If international consultations are fruitful, then a conference will be held in Istanbul to gather the “Friends of Syria” around the table. This conference will aim firstly to bring together all the Arab League member states to be followed by a more comprehensive summit with the participation of the US and the EU.
[Note: The excerpt above has been translated from Turkish by Cem Ertür]
Turkish daily: Turkey’s plan to finish off Assad
compiled by Cem Ertür
11 February 2012
1) Turkey’s Prime Minister Erdogan initiates plan to liberate Syria (9 February 2012)
2) US scenario in Syria: Turkish incursion, Israeli invasion (6 February 2012)
excerpts from: Erdogan initiates plan to liberate Syria
Sabah English, 9 February 2012
Turkey is getting ready to seek out legitimacy for international intervention, should the U.N. Security Council not reach a ruling, in an alternative arena in order to halt the bloodshed in Syria. The first step towards forming the ‘Friends of Syria’ Group will be taken at the February 13th meeting of the Arab League. [...]
The three main stages of the plan [Turkey’s] Foreign Affairs Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has referred to as the "new roadmap" is as follows:
1- First and foremost all efforts will be made to secure a U.N. ruling. For this purpose, Prime Minister Erdogan called Russian State Leader Medvedev to deliver the message, "Assad stalled us, and he stalled the Arab League. This time don't let him gain more time by stalling you as well." Should Russia maintain their current stance against U.N. intervention then the legitimacy to establish the infrastructure for a potential operation in Syria will be sought from an alternative arena.
2- Should a U.N. ruling not be reached or should it not be enough to stop Assad then the international community will come together in order to intervene and establish sanctions just like what happened in 1999 against Kosovo and in 2003 against Iraq. The initial stages will involve isolating Assad by withdrawing international diplomats and closing all political doors.
Davutoglu held a series of meetings in Munich for this very purpose. In addition to obtaining Germany's support, Davutoglu also spoke with his counterparts in Iran, Qatar and Italy. While Turkey is preparing to host the meeting of the 'East' and the 'West', the first step to establish the Syrian Friends Group will be taken at the February 13th Arab League meeting.
3- The first objective of the ‘Friends of Syria’ Group, which will consist of the Arab League, the African Union, the EU and the United States, will be to stop Assad and to help the Syrian public by setting up a buffer zone in order to open a border crossing to provide food and humanitarian aid and later, if necessary, to save civilian lives.
US scenario in Syria: Turkish incursion, Israeli invasion
Press TV, 6 February 2012
Informed sources have uncovered a US plot entailing a Turkish incursion and a full-scale Israeli strike to overthrow the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
The sources said aspects of the plan such as rejecting calls by Damascus for an Arab League meeting over the crisis in the country, recognizing of the Syrian opposition as the “legitimate” government of the country and granting them offices in Turkey to work against the Syrian government, have already been carried out.
As part of the plan, Syrian embassies and consulates would be attacked in several countries and the diplomatic offices would be used as bases to inflict heavy blows on the Syrian government.
According to the sources, the other parts of the US plot which are in process or expected to happen in the near future include:
Firstly the Syrian government will be demonized as a war criminal and its case will be taken to The Hague and international human rights bodies.
Washington will then task Turkey with sending troops across the border into Syria to incite internal friction and civil war within the country by arming Syrian civilians and the opposition against the government.
In the next step, Washington will arm Wahhabi fighters and members of the Fath al-Islam in Tripoli, supported by the Qatari army and Libyan fighters, and order them to attack Syrian border villages.
Israel will jump into the fray by expressing readiness to carry out military operations against Syria. Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman recently announced he would be visiting the US next week. He is expected to meet with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, US senators and other senior officials.
Officials close to Lieberman were quoted by Israel sources as saying that the he will ask the US government to increase international pressure against Syria, urging Washington to go beyond sanctions in line with efforts to overthrow the Syrian government.
Jordan, another Syrian neighbor, will also announce its readiness for military intervention in Syria upon receiving the US green light order.
Al-Qaeda militants stationed near the Iraqi-Syrian borders will also start operations inside Syria after receiving a US-Qatari order.
Syrian Television channels will then be removed from Nilesat and Arabsat satellites to prevent the Syrian government form airing its side of the developments.
New Syrian passports will be issued and Syrians who do not obtain the new document will not be allowed into Western and Arab countries.
One necessary condition for the success of the plot to topple the Syrian regime, according to the informed sources, will be the defection of Syrian armed forces and the prime factor in the conspiracy will be the assassination of the Syrian president.
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