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  •  Not to worry, unnamed Pentagon official says (8+ / 0-)

    "Turkey just saying, don't mess with us."

    A senior U.S. defense official said the Pentagon is watching the situation with some degree of concern, "but at this point, there's nothing to suggest it's going to become a broader conflict."

    The official said the reciprocal fire appeared to be a smaller-scale border skirmish rather than a large-scale aerial bombardment.

    "We think this is Turkey basically saying, 'Don't mess with us. Whatever is going on inside Syria, don't mess with us,'" the official told CNN.

    Both nations would have an interest in not allowing the conflict to escalate, according to the official.

    "Who are these men who really run this land? And why do they run it with such a thoughtless hand? David Crosby.

    by allenjo on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 01:56:52 PM PDT

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