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World War III Starts In The Middle East? Saudi Arabia And Turkey Consider A Ground Invasion Of Syria

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Skull War - Public DomainAre Saudi Arabia and Turkey about to send ground troops into Syria?  If so, how will Russia, Iran and the Syrian government respond?  In 2016, Syria has become ground zero for a conflict that has been raging for centuries.  For more than a thousand years, the Sunnis and the Shiites have been wrestling with one another for control of the Middle East.  Saudi Arabia, Turkey and other Sunni nations had hoped to turn Syria into a Sunni nation, and for years they have been funding and arming ISIS and other Sunni insurgent groups in an attempt to overthrow the Assad regime.  Initially the Assad regime was losing quite a bit of ground, but the tide turned once the Syrians invited the Russians and the Iranians to help them.  Of course the Iranians have their own long-term goals.  Once Assad leaves power, the Iranians hope to turn Syria into a truly Shiite nation that is run and dominated by Hezbollah.  At this moment, the Sunnis and losing and the Shiites are winning.  Relentless Russian airstrikes have enabled Syrian, Iranian and Hezbollah ground forces to advance, and now they have surrounded Aleppo.  Before the war Aleppo was the largest city in Syria, and if it falls, the war will be very close to over.

Thousands of refugees are currently flooding out of Aleppo as the Russians bombard the surrounding area continually.  There is little hope that the Sunni forces that once were so optimistic about overthrowing Assad can hold out much longer without help.

As the situation becomes increasingly desperate, Saudi Arabia and Turkey are now considering what was once unthinkable – a full-blown ground invasion of Syria.

Of course this could very well set off World War III in the Middle East, but Saudi Arabia and Turkey have already invested so much in this conflict, and they don’t appear to be willing to throw up their hands and walk away now.

Just consider what Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters this past weekend

What’s going on in Syria can only go on for so long. At some point it has to change,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters on a plane back to Turkey from Latin America over the weekend.

As we’ve documented extensively over the past several days, Ankara, Riyadh, and Doha have their backs against the wall when it comes to the effort to oust Bashar al-Assad and perpetuate Sunni hegemony in the Arabian Peninsula.

Hezbollah has surrounded Aleppo and their advance is backed by what’s been described as an unrelenting Russian air campaign. The rebels’ supply lines to Turkey have been cut and without a direct intervention by either the US or the Gulf states, the battle for Syria will have been lost for the opposition which pulled out of peace talks in Geneva citing the ongoing aerial bombardment by Moscow.

And according to Bloomberg, he added the following ominous statement…

You don’t talk about these things. When necessary, you do what’s needed. Right now our security forces are prepared for all possibilities.

The Saudis are being less vague.  They are now publicly saying that they would definitely be willing to commit ground troops to the conflict in Syria…

Ahmed Asseri, a spokesman for the Saudi Arabia-led coalition fighting Yemen, said Saudis would also be willing to contribute ground troops as part of a wider campaign against Islamic State in Syria, Al-Arabiya television reported Friday.

And consider what one of their top generals told Al Jazeera

“Today, the Saudi kingdom announced its readiness to participate with ground troops with the US-led coalition against ISIL, because we now have the experience in Yemen,” Brigadier General Ahmed Asseri told Al Jazeera.

We know that air strikes cannot be enough and that a ground operation is needed. We need to combine both to achieve better results on the ground.”

In addition to Saudi Arabia, the government of the United Arab Emirates is also indicating that it is ready to send ground forces into Syria.  The following comes from the Express

On Sunday, the UAE, a federation of seven states and one the Middle East’s most important economic centres, said it stands ready to supply ground troops to support and train international coalition soldiers in the war-ravaged country.

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said boots on the ground are the most effective way to fight ISIS, also known as Daesh.

Mr Gargash said: “I think that this has been our position throughout, that a real campaign against Daesh has to include ground elements.”

All of that stuff that the UAE and the Saudis are saying about fighting ISIS is complete nonsense.

Thanks to the Russians, the Iranians and Hezbollah, ISIS and other Sunni insurgent groups are already on their last legs in Syria.

No, the truth is that the only reason the UAE, the Saudis and Turkey would go in would be to help the Sunni insurgency win the war.

And of course they would absolutely love the assistance of the United States in this venture.  Unfortunately for them, the Obama administration does not seem very eager to commit troops in large numbers to this fight.

I think that the Obama administration realizes that a full-blown invasion of Syria at this point could easily bring us to the brink of war with Russia.  The following is what U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry reportedly said to a Syrian aid worker on the sidelines of a recent international conference on Syria…

Two Syrian aid workers said they approached Kerry at a donor conference drinks reception and told him that he had not done enough to protect Syrian civilians. He then said they should blame the opposition.

“He said that basically, it was the opposition that didn’t want to negotiate and didn’t want a ceasefire, and they walked away,” the second of the aid workers told MEE in a separate conversation and also on the basis of anonymity.

“‘What do you want me to do? Go to war with Russia? Is that what you want?’” the aid worker said Kerry told her.

For once, John Kerry has it right.

If a Sunni coalition spearheaded by the United States were to conduct a full-blown invasion of Syria, it would force the Russians to respond.

And once Americans and Russians start killing one another, World War III is only a hop, skip and jump away.

But even if the U.S. is not involved, joint military action by Saudi Arabia and Turkey in Syria definitely would have the potential to spark a major regional war in the Middle East.  From there, who knows how far it could spread.

Our world is becoming increasingly unstable, and Syria has become a crucible for rising global tensions that could explode at any moment.

Hopefully Saudi Arabia and Turkey will listen to common sense.  If they choose to go in, there is very little to be gained and so much that could be lost.  They will never be able to defeat the combined forces of the Russians, the Iranians and Hezbollah, and they could very easily end up starting a war that nobody wants to see.

  • K

    Don’t worry if the rebels loose. Obama will just bring them all here. Oh right, he already is.

    • Leftist

      Racyss! Racyssss!

  • John Noyb

    The Middle East is a powder keg and its just a matter of time before it blows sky high. All the key actors are now in place _ all that’s needed is the match to light the fuse – the Saudis and Turks might very well be that match.

    • freewheelinfranklin543

      And it says dc rats on the keg!

  • Rufus T Firefly

    The Muslim equivalent of what Porthos says in the 1975 film “The Four Mousketeers”- we are fighting these rebels in La Rochelle because they want to pray in French and we want them to pray in Latin.

  • guest

    “Of course the Iranians have their own long-term goals. Once Assad leaves power, the Iranians hope to turn Syria into a truly Shiite nation that is run and dominated by Hezbollah.”

    So says the evangelist who wants to bomb everyone for Israel.

    Christians were treated rather well in Syria when Assad had full control of the country. Oh wait… Iran is evil. LOL.

    I think it’s ironic Iran is doing more to protect Jews right now by fighting the Wahabist Jihadis than the Israeli government who gives them support.

    • krinks

      Love Israel having been there a few times but I don’t understand Israel’s support for and business deals with the “radicals” that are committing genocide.

      • A guy from Ukraine

        Very simple, Israel is willing to retain control over the syrian Golan Heights it captured during the 7-day Arab-Israel war in 1973. Even more so, ever since large oil deposits have been discovered there not long ago. It appears that most of the countries neighbouring Syria are interested in the untimely decease of this once peaceful and prosperous country.

        • Name

          The Syrian loyalists have dealt with this for nearly 5 years, they deserve support, not Israel.

  • Gay Veteran

    “…Saudi Arabia, Turkey and other Sunni nations had hoped to turn Syria into a Sunni nation, and for years they have been funding and arming ISIS and other Sunni insurgent groups in an attempt to overthrow the Assad regime….”

    that is NOT the main reason that Turkey and other Sunni nations are involved. a simple Google search shows that the main reason is gas pipelines going through Syria which Assad opposes, thus the war

    “…Of course the Iranians have their own long-term goals. Once Assad leaves power, the Iranians hope to turn Syria into a truly Shiite nation that is run and dominated by Hezbollah….”

    a truly Shiite nation? you’re a lawyer, what EVIDENCE do you have for that?

  • Gay Veteran

    “…“What’s going on in Syria can only go on for so long. At some point it has to change,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters on a plane back to Turkey from Latin America over the weekend….”

    the wannabe dictator Erdogan has been buying oil from ISIS in Syria, thus funding the terrorists

    • freewheelinfranklin543

      erDOGman has been doing way more than buying stolen oil.

      • Gay Veteran

        oh yes, terrorist groups like ISIS can’t exist without aid from our Turkish allies

  • Gay Veteran

    I fixed the quotation you cited: The TERRORISTS’ supply lines to Turkey have been cut

  • Gay Veteran

    “…The Saudis are being less vague. They are now publicly saying that they would definitely be willing to commit ground troops to the conflict in Syria….”

    ROFLOL, Saudi Arabia can’t even win their war of aggression against Yemen, the poorest country in the region. And that is with our supporting their war crimes

  • afchief

    And Obamadinajad sits by and does nothing. let’s face it Obamadinajad is doing everything he can to destroy America and it’s people.

    This is why he wants to bring 300,000 Syrian Refugees into America even though he has no idea who they are…if that is not treason what is??? He is willing to put American lives in danger WHAT TYPE OF MAN DOES THAT? Only a traitor DOES THAT!

    Obamadinajad lies daily to the American people, he has been bombing ISIS for 1.5 years and they get STRONGER, explain that to the American people, he knew that Turkey was buying ISIS oil & taking care of ISIS wounded fighters, yet he did nothing…Obamadinajad IS A LIAR, A DECEITFUL ANTI-AMERICAN TRAITOR WHO WILL DO HIS VERY BEST TO DESTROY AMERICA.

    LOOK AT HIS ACTIONS AND NEVER BELIEVE A LYING TRAITORS WORDS LIKE Obamadinajad!

    • Gay Veteran

      “…Obamadinajad lies daily to the American people, he has been bombing ISIS for 1.5 years and they get STRONGER, explain that to the American people, he knew that Turkey was buying ISIS oil & taking care of ISIS wounded fighters, yet he did nothing….”

      because he and the neo-cons want to use ISIS to overthrow Assad.
      the same neo-cons who under Bush started a war of aggression against Iraq

      • watchmannonthewall

        Actually, I can’t help but wonder if he isn’t playing both sides against the middle and hoping to take down the Sunnis, Israelites, and Americns all at once. So many things he does don’t seem to make sense unless there is an agenda behind it that exceeds just that of the neocons. He may be far smarter than many think!

        • iris

          thought I read that O has a Sunni background

          • watchmannonthewall

            Could be, but so many things seem to be misdirections with the man I’m not sure. For having that pedigree he sure seems committed to his relationship with Iran, and appears to have done real harm to the Saudis, opposite the sort of action one would expect. Missteps in Syria were/are so juvenile that it doesn’t seem possible collabortion with Russia wasn’t involved.

          • iris

            I agree. It sure seems like there’s a heavy duty agenda going on behind the scenes with “the powers that be”, or think they be. God is in control, even though He gives us free will. We can fold into His will or face the consequences. Most on earth will not want to accept Him on His terms and won’t want to fold into His will. Prophecy is being fulfilled before our eyes. This may not become WW3, but may be working towards Armageddon. I certainly don’t know, but so many things are coming together quickly.

          • watchmannonthewall

            I fully agree with the statement, and truth in it, “Most on earth will not accept Him on His terms and won’t fold into His will.” It is interesting how often Scripture, again, written to His Family, depicts His people rejecting Him and His messengers. These are actually the “most” God is concerned with. “I am sent only to the lost sheep of the House of Israel.”

            I was listening to a recorded online teaching out of Austrialia this morning when the host mentioned he is receiving emails from those who follow the teachings of Messiah around the world. The emails often relate how as the group the writers worship with come more and more into conformity with scripture, the group becomes smaller and smaller.
            “For though your people, O Israel, be like the sand of the sea, only a remnant within them shall return.”

            The verse ends by telling us that God will judge His people who refuse to return, but the final outcome is marvelous! “A destruction is determined, overflowing with righteousness.” (Is. 10:22) I pray for those who make up “the sand of the sea”, that they would indeed purchase some eye salve and their eyes will be opened so they can walk in righteousness before the destruction comes!

        • jan barks

          Yes, he is Sunni. Valerie Jarrett is Shiite. The belief that he ‘isn’t a leader, and doesn’t know what he is doing’ is what most people think and what he wants them to think.

  • MaxRockatansky33

    That’s why Global Elite will put a warmongering Republican Hawk to the W.H to go with a full blown invasion on Syria. BTW Saudis are loosing battle with Houtis in Yemen. How they can go to war with much stronger opponent in Syria?

    • iris

      Yes, the pendulum between “right” and “left” swings in the U.S., but most of the results have stayed the same for decades. Do you hail from outside the U.S., and if so, does your country have “elections”?

      • MaxRockatansky33

        So called elections are rigged. Usually those which are winning are lobbed by MSM and people choose those which Globalist want on the throne. In Europa, US, Japan and other “free democratic ” countries. Or create a situation in which is easy to predict how people will react. Create a migrant crisis and wait for change of political view of many peoples from left to right spectrum. Elitists needs war and chaos. Ordo ab Chao.

        • iris

          Yes, indeed.

  • Harold Smith

    The dark and devious Iranian “agenda” seems to be to try to peacefully coexist with its neighbors while trying to deter the USraeli Empire from its agenda of creative destruction and the forceful imposition of the Satanic “New World Order”. How awful.

    • gar yaldah

      loool ‘peacefully’ ‘coexist’ thanks for the laugh.

      • Harold Smith

        Don’t thank me, thank your mirror.

  • freewheelinfranklin543

    The US and its allies created ISIS.Funded,trained,armed and deployed by Uncle Scam. The Russians and Syrians will slaughter these idiots as they attempt to cross the border!

  • yep

    no, it will start with the chinese, first, then it will start with russia, and i hope the chinese and russians will win, to get rid of these zionazi state many people are living with today in america

  • Undecider

    This would be a good jobs plan for all the Lefty lunatics. Tell them they can fight global warming by jumping into the meat grinder.

  • Alcoholic Prepper

    I think the Saudis would lose a ground war in Syria. The king’s mercenary army is not motivated enough.

  • Mike

    Iran will attack first.

  • Seen2013

    “Before the war Aleppo was the largest city in Syria, and if it falls, the war will be very close to over.”

    I am given to understand that ISIS and its fellows losing Aleppo effectively ends the war.
    -Aleppo’s lose was hoped to force Assad to form a new capital and slowly get whittled out of power completely.
    -Aleppo’s lose was also the justification to claim ‘Assad must go’.
    -Aleppo makes up a large portion of the backbone of Syria.

    The US, France, Germany, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and other members of OPEC-Arabian Alliance miscalculated from their successes in Libya:
    1. NATO based a fleet southwest of Cyprus at the time Russo-Sino held too little resources or routes to aid Gaddafi from NATO interventionism for Italy’s largest oil exporter in the Med.
    Why did Russia and China abstain their UN vote? They were cut off.
    2. Syria is home of Russia’s primary Med port, it has a mutual defense pact with Iran creating a counter-pincer from US positions in Iraq, Afghanistan, and it’s Amphibious forces near the Persian Gulf and specifically the Strait of Homez.
    If you follow the US is promoting Saudi Arabian-Arabian Alliance’s ambitions due to OPEC, China declaring invading Pakistan is an attack on China; the only way to pincer Iran without threat of a counter-pincer is removing Assad’s Syria.
    3. Syria is the main reason that the US and its allies sought to move Ukraine away from Russia and towards NATO and the European Union for economic interests.
    In a manner of speaking, Russo-Sino placed them in checkmate by neither involving themselves in Libya in a lose-lose situation, and they mobilized following for just this situation transferring naval firepower into the Med-Black Sea region hence the claims Russia was abandoning Tartus, Syria south of Aleppo.

    “For once, John Kerry has it right.”

    Kinda hard to miss Russo-Sino declaring support for Assad’s Syria, Ukraine, Iran, North Korea, and Pakistan under threat of world war or nuclear war.
    In fact, if you look at what’s available, Russo-Sino have the positioning to conventionally strike the US from the Arctic, Pacific, and Cuba.
    Whatever the Hawks and Doves had in mind was clearly an abysmal failure.

    “They will never be able to defeat the combined forces of the Russians, the Iranians and Hezbollah, and they could very easily end up starting a war that nobody wants to see.”

    The Arabian Alliance will utilize the OPEC Treaty that is the main pillar for the deficit to debt spending to leverage the US into direct conflict, and I would surmise that the Arabian Alliance definitely wants war that would destroy Israel, Iran, Syria, and drastically weaken Russia in the region.

    The Arabian Alliance’s ambitions lay in regional dominance of the Middle East as a oil and natural gas monopoly as a economic-political-military bloc. Israel has untapped natural gas/oil near Gaza and southeast Israel (exceeds its 1960s-70s border), Iran is a major rival to Saudi Arabia in oil exporter, and Russia is another rival while Russo-Sino’s trade pacts threaten Saudi Arabia’s largest revenue generator in Chinese oil imports.

    Fact is war for oil is war for US Dollar’s world’s reserve currency status under old school measurements at over 80% of GDP.

    So goes US Dollar’s world’s reserve currency status so goes over 80% of GDP. Oh yeah, if they enter Syria, the US and the rest of NATO will enter the war culminating into World War III and likely the first Nuclear War. Well, it’s either that or NATO dissolves and the US loses its world’s reserve currency status.

    • Gay Veteran

      NATO dissolving would be a good thing for world peace, without NATO it will be harder for America to start more wars of aggression

      • Seen2013

        If globalization didn’t occur and NATO dissolved after the implosion of the USSR, it would have been a benefit for a tranquil time, but the ship sailed long ago.

        Today, it only makes a difference in who is most likely to be the aggressor, and either way is celebrated as a path towards world peace and global security.

        Under extensive analysis surrounding Ideology, world peace is about conformity of consensus that promotes ‘born to rule and born to be ruled’.

        • iris

          Yes, indeed. The way of the world. Glad my hope is in Jesus Christ, and my citizenship, in heaven.

  • watchmannonthewall

    Yes, sir. I am aware of these events and people. I am also aware that there is some sort of secret agreement between Prez and Putin agreed to in December regarding the ME, which seems quite odd since our neocons are clammering for more involvement against The Bear.
    Is it all misdirection intended to keep us occupied with crises, which they may keep racheting up, until they all are ready to spring their next big “we can solve everything, you need us” plan on the unsuspecting public (us)?