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    Interesting idea, that the recent talk of chemical weapons might stem from opposition members hoping to stir up some intervention talk.

    In light of the fact Israel and Syria are still technically at war, it seems safe to think no outside force will intervene until and unless the major regional powers are mostly in agreement on that step. That list definitely includes Turkey. If there is no intervention chatter in Turkish society, that is a strong signal no intervention is close to happening.

    •  The Syrian opposition has never had much public (7+ / 0-)

      support in Turkey but it did have strong government support for quite a while.

      I think the last straw was when the rebels decided to 'liberate' Ar-Raqqah even though its residents openly pleaded with them not to come.

      When it was pointed out to the rebels that if they 'liberated' the city there would be even greater difficulty in obtaining enough food for the million or so residents and the additional million or so Syrians who had fled to Ar-Raqqah to escape the fighting in Aleppo and Damascus. The rebels replied something to the effect 'It's not a problem. They can just go to Turkey'. This remark was not very well received here.

      Lamb chop, we can quibble what to call it, but I think we can both agree it's creepy.

      by InAntalya on Fri Apr 26, 2013 at 12:19:03 PM PDT

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