Turkey strikes targets in Syria in retaliation for shelling deaths
Smoke rises after shells landed Wednesday in Akcakale, a town in southeastern Turkey's Urfa province.
October 3rd, 2012
04:35 PM ET

Turkey strikes targets in Syria in retaliation for shelling deaths

Turkey fired on targets in Syria in response to the shelling of a Turkish border town in which five civilians were killed Wednesday, a statement from Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's office said.

The town of Akcakale "was hit by artillery fire belonging to the Syrian regime forces," the statement said, in the first clear assertion of blame for the shelling.

"Our armed forces on the border responded immediately to this atrocious attack within the rules of engagement, and points in Syria determined by radar were hit with artillery fire," it said. "Turkey, within the confines of the rules of engagement and international law, will never leave these types of provocations aimed at our national security unanswered."

Nine people were also injured when the shell landed on the town in Sanliurfa province, near the Syrian border, the statement said.

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  1. Philip

    ...with China being supplied with Bushco (Carlyle Group) oil via Afghan pipelines.
    I'd like to focus on the Saudi citizenry for a moment. As mentioned, US 'blackwater' type paid militia currently guard theRoyal House of Saud NOT from outside enemies, but from their own citizens...most of whom believe in the Quran and so view Sauds and Bin Laden Carlyle group members (26) as Renegade Muslims who have rebelled from Islam and sided with the christian invaders of Saudi Arabia.
    But one would still think "Where's Saudi Arabia's Arab Spring" uprising? If millions don't want House of Saud ruling, where's the protests?
    Well, just like in the US, any sort of violent protest is immediatly snuffed by The National Guard. (cite Rodney King uprising) Even peaceful protests are short-lived with even fellow citizens spitting on the protesters. There are revolts in Saudi Arabia...snuffed before you even know they happened.
    But there is another similarity between US citizens and Saudi citizens, and it paints a picture...

    October 3, 2012 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Philip

    ...paints a picture of a national group of peoples who don't think as they have for centuries. It's just odd that these peoples don't "Arab Spring" like the others. What has changed about Saudis lately in history that would have them complacent with a gov. they know to be crooked and greedy?
    Saudi Arabia has a bigger drug problem than we do, both street and prescription.
    If you are on medication or if you are close to being drunk, none of this will male sense to you. You will feel somehow attacked by me and want to personally attack my name, while i have not attacked your name.
    With so many millions of Americans using prescription antidepressants and painlillers, I find it hard to believe that there aren't dozens on these blogs...hiding in a medicine cabinet like a closet for gays.
    Now you know why Sauis nor Americans will ever rebel.

    October 3, 2012 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Philip

    Russia never "sold their interests" in Caspian Basin oilwells, Mary.
    After American oilmen develiped Arab oilfields, Russia/soviet Union, who used to supply over half of the world's crude, could not compete with arab prodcers who had ocean ports. (Caspian Basin is landlocked)
    The loss of oil revenue would eventually bring down the Soviet Union which was carved-up into little countries like Ukrainne, Kahsishtan, Uzenekistan, etc. (spell check)
    The Carlyle Group sent the same man who is fighting our 9/11 victims families in court right now, James Baker III and his Texas law firm , into each of those countries and bribed each of those countries leaders into selling The Carlyle Group mineral rights.
    This is why the Soviet Union fell (loss of oil revenues to Arabs) and how The Carlyle Group ammassed enough wealth to pull-off the greatest caper in history: the crime of 9/11

    October 3, 2012 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mary

    oh, sorry. It was each of those countries surrounding the Caspin Basin that sold their mineral rights.

    October 3, 2012 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mary

    Text me, Philip. GN

    October 3, 2012 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Philip

    So then, The Carlyle Group came to own the rights to a bunch of old oilwells that hadn't been pumping in years...oilwells that would need to be 'Worked Over', an oilfield term fro bringing a dead oilwell back to life.
    Back in the 1950s, oilmen had to set-up huge drilling rigs and litereally re-drill the well, oftentimes even deepening it.Also, casing pipe had to be pulled and replaced, and then re-cemented back in. And then along came Halliburton, who patented "fracking" and the game changed.
    It was none other than Halliburton who refurbished those oilwells for The Group. So now, The Group had productive oilwells, but no way to get that oil to their primary customers, India and China. Iraq and Afghanistan were in the way.
    The Bridas Corporation legally operated Afghanistans TAPI. (VAST PIPLEINE INFRASTRUCTURE) cite US court cases Bridas v Unocal, Turkmenneft v Bridas.
    Today, every single Bridas employee has either been shot as a suspected terrorist, or has been locked-up in GITMO.

    October 3, 2012 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pete

      @Philip,if you're talking about the same Carlyle Group that was owned by BinLadens father in NY.The same corporation that at the same time had both Bushs,father,son on their payrolls as advisors.The same Carlyle group that basically financed the Saudis and 9/11,tip those guys ha!!That's why Bush didn't want to take out Osama because they're old working buddies also working for his dad during that same time,check it out,he's up to his neck in it,Bush is!!How Bushs sent their private jets to take all the Bid Laden family members back to Saudi Arabia right after 9/11,check out the FAA flight records that day,its easy they're the only ones flying ,all planes were in lock down for days!!Thanks Philip,just more dirty laundry that the Bushs forgot to get rid of .Bush being indicted for human rights violations indicted by 147 countries being signatory and if caught he'll face a criminal trial at the Netherlands Hague where Hitlers boys were persecuted,nice ha,karma is so patient isn't it!!

      October 4, 2012 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Philip

    I invite any to dispute this factual accounting of what's really going on "over there". No need for personal insults.
    Gn all. Check ya tomorrow.

    October 3, 2012 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  8. saywhat

    Hi@Philip. Good morning@Mary

    What you say about the House of Saud, Carlyle Group and Haliburton is on the mark. If one goes deep into the dynamics of the region and causes surrounding the fall of Soviet Union. A lot becomes clear. Right upto 9/11 and Iraq invasion. Or I should put it this way- Iraq invasion and 9/11. The Iraq invasion was on the drawing borad much before 9/11.
    Unfortunately for the planners, Iraq invasion and occupation did not bear the fruit they were hoping for except perhaps some oil contracts for the British and American companies.

    October 4, 2012 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  9. Mary

    Gm, @saywhat, It's amazing, all the evidence that points to Bush/Binladen/House of Saud/Carlyle.
    Btw, I took a look at that video of the Ahmadinejad/Jewish *hug fest*. It is somewhat grainy in parts but that's him.
    The audio that women presents is very difficult to hear, but I intend to take another listen; Iv'e just been so busy.

    October 4, 2012 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  10. saywhat

    One I watched was pretty clear. It was on YouTube I forget though what the link was. Try another link.

    October 4, 2012 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  11. Hide Behind

    Could be Poland invasion!

    October 4, 2012 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  12. Philip

    Iraq lays just along the southern edge of the Caspian Basin, @saywhat. Iraq wan't invaded on account of Iraq's oil. It is Iraq's oil that is truthfully paying for the reconstruction, just like Bushman Paul Wolfowitz swore before Congress.. Tax dollares earmarked for the rebuilding of iraq were funneled to Halliburton who then refurbished those old soviet oilwells.

    October 4, 2012 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pete

      @Philip,that's probibly why that deal oil for food etc never made any headway,Halliburtons no bid contracts covered them too.The oil was exclusively for Cheneys Halliburton that's why he is still there in one way or another as logistics,he's covering his tracks....This war was started for crude only ,not democracy as that liar Bush said!!That's why Halliburton moved their corporate headquarters to Saudi Arabia that handled Iraq because of the deaths of military soldiers from faulty electrical pumps that powered gang showers at their barracks,electricuting them,they were Chinese made and not approved for that use!!They weren't grounded and were cheap that's all!!And Americans can't sue foriegn companies without spending major bucks for foriegn lawyers,so Halliburton gets away with murder,isn't that nice!!

      October 4, 2012 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  13. saywhat

    The oil leases and Russia getting a foot in there was always a consideration though.

    October 4, 2012 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
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