Following the lead of American leaders like Dick Cheney, and Barack Obama, Turkish officials are now inching forward with their plans to implement a buffer zone and no-fly zone over Syria by simply changing the name of the zone they wish to implement.
Like Dick Cheney’s “Enhanced Interrogation” and Obama’s “Kinetic Military Action,” Turkey’s Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has now stated that Turkey is neither calling for a “buffer zone” or a “no-fly zone” enforced by the military over Syria; it is calling for a “safe zone” to be enforced by the military over Syria. In other words, Turkey is calling for a “buffer zone” and a “no-fly zone” to be enforced by the military in Syria.
Davutoglu’s statements were made in an interview with Al Jazeera on Wednesday October 17. By changing the name of the buffer zone to a safe zone, Davutoglu is banking on the hopes that the Turkish people remain as befuddled as the American public. The truth is that, most likely, they are not.
Unfortunately, Americans appear to be susceptible to any and all forms of propaganda, no matter how trite and pathetic it may be. For this reason, it is likely that the general public will be easily sold on the idea of a NATO enforced “safe zone” in Syria that begets even more direct war in the middle east and an untold additional number of innocent lives lost in Syria as well as the destruction of the secular government of Bashar al-Assad. The general public, of course, will watch airstrikes, missile attacks, and other military action in total confusion and ignorance only to forget Syria was ever a country two weeks later.
With this in mind, Davutoglu outlined the borders of the buffer zone that he and his NATO partners wish to see in Syria. These borders are set to reach into regions such as “Idlib northern Latakia, Hasakah, Jarablus and Kobani.”
These regions include the entire spectrum from east to west of Northern Syria and are located relatively deep into Syrian territory. A buffer zone with these borders also comes dangerously close to Aleppo, a scene of fierce fighting between terrorists and the SAA, but is increasingly coming under government control. Aleppo is Syria’s largest city.
A buffer zone, no-fly zone, aka “safe zone” in Syria has been the wish of NATO since the beginning of the Syrian crisis.With the establishment of this “buffer zone,” a new staging ground will be opened that allows terrorists such as ISIS and others the ability to conduct attacks even deeper inside Syria.
Working together with its NATO/GCC allies as well as the ever-present provocateur Israel, the United States is helping to create a buffer zone in the North and East of Syria while continuing to facilitate the opening of a “third front” on the Syrian border with Israel.
Such a strategy was discussed in 2012 by the Brookings Institution in its publication “Assessing Options For Regime Change,” where it stated
An alternative is for diplomatic efforts to focus first on how to end the violence and how to gain humanitarian access, as is being done under Annan’s leadership. This may lead to the creation of safe-havens and humanitarian corridors, which would have to be backed by limited military power. This would, of course, fall short of U.S. goals for Syria and could preserve Asad in power. From that starting point, however, it is possible that a broad coalition with the appropriate international mandate could add further coercive action to its efforts.
In addition, Israel’s intelligence services have a strong knowledge of Syria, as well as assets within the Syrian regime that could be used to subvert the regime’s power base and press for Asad’s removal. Israel could posture forces on or near the Golan Heights and, in so doing, might divert regime forces from suppressing the opposition. This posture may conjure fears in the Asad regime of a multi-front war, particularly if Turkey is willing to do the same on its border and if the Syrian opposition is being fed a steady diet of arms and training. Such a mobilization could perhaps persuade Syria’s military leadership to oust Asad in order to preserve itself. Advocates argue this additional pressure could tip the balance against Asad inside Syria, if other forces were aligned properly.
The recent statements by Davutoglu, as well as those made by American officials regarding their “openness” to the establishment of a no-fly zone/buffer zone, is yet more proof that the NATO operation against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is merely Libya 2.0.
At the end of the day, it is important to remember that the U.S. airstrikes and its attempts to create a “buffer zone” inside Syria are nothing more than a farce. The death squads running amok in Syria are themselves entirely creatures of NATO and they remain under NATO’s command.
The true enemy of ISIS, Khorasan, and the cannibals of the Levant has always been and continues to be Bashar al-Assad.
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Brandon Turbeville is an author out of Florence, South Carolina. He has a Bachelor’s Degree from Francis Marion University and is the author of six books, Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies, Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident, volume 1 and volume 2, and The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria. Turbeville has published over 300 articles dealing on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville’s podcast Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV. He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at) gmail.com.