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A place where I can lament the changing times; for eccentric comments on current affairs and for unfashionable views, expressed I hope, in cogent style; also occasional cris de coeur largely concerned, I regret to say, with myself.
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Wednesday, 3 October 2012
Serious Matters in the Middle-East
The news that Turkey, exasperated by the Syrian army firing into its territory has, for the first time responded in kind, will quite obviously have set alarm bells ringing around all the NATO countries.
Turkey has a large, powerful army; Bashar al-Assad would I think, be very unwise to permit further provocations.
And since the famously secular Turkish Army (carrying on the traditions of Ataturk) would perhaps not entirely find an opportunity to demonstrate its might to its current Islamic masters unwelcome, al-Assad should be doubly cautious.
The fact that I think that al-Assad should disappear up his own bottom is another matter of course.
Until the next time