THIRD POST – SEPTEMBER 30, 2012 – ERDOGHAN’S FOLLY IN FULL VIEW AS HE BARES HIS IGNORANCE AT HIS PARTY’S CONGRESS; IRAQI F.M. ZIBARI ALLOWED TO EMBARRASS HIMSELF POLITICALLY; SYRIAN ARMY BATTERS JIHADISTS IN ALEPPO; FOREIGNERS CAUGHT IN NORTHERN SYRIA WITH DRUGS.
At his party’s annual congress, Recep Tayyip Erdoghan, proclaimed the age of coups d’etat to be over. His Islamist Justice and Development Party which single-handedly ruined Turkey’s relations with all its Southern neighbors applauded him, even though as he spoke, the movement to oust him is gaining momentum. This scoundrel, who is responsible for the deaths of thousands of Syrians by his support for Jihadist kilers to whom he initially offered haven in the South, made a turn-around after the MIT (Turkish intelligence) and the army warned him that Southern Turkish anger would transform into an insurgency if conditions continue as they are. While two of my readers expressed skepticism that the FSA and its foreign Jihadist allies were actually booted out, Aslan reiterated his certainty of this because, as he said, their camps are empty. Yet, we know that German and English spies remain on the ground in Encirlik, Gaziantep (Aintab) and off the coast giving instructions and intelligence to the Islamist murderers they claim to be fighting in their own countries.
Aslan says that General Necdet Ozel, Chief of Staff, is obsessed with the low morale among officers and enlisted men in the Southern part of the country. He is also considering the possibility that Russia and China may be sponsoring a petition to have Turkey investigated for war crimes by the International Criminal Court. He is reportedly concerned also about the backlash from high-ranking Turkish officers after some harsh sentences were handed down just recently against 300 or more officers which the Erdoghan junta charged with plotting to overthrow its Islamist regime.
General Ilker Basbug is not happy about his arrest and trial. Another General, Necdet Ozel, is now readying a move to rid Turkey of the Islamist reprobate, Erdoghan. If not, Turkey is in for a spill-over that will devastate its economy and society.
The battle for Aleppo is engaged as we write. All telephone services to our sources and relatives are available and clear. The terrorists have been told that they cannot control the entire city for a number of reasons, the first being that the army is too strong and second, the population is too hostile. Efforts to occupy the Nayrab Bridge and its nearby military post, have failed and the number of terrorists killed there exceeds 50. The terrorists, instead have been gravitating to the center of the city near the Citadel of Aleppo and the Souq Al-Madina marketplace. We have credible news that Syrian intelligence intercepted communications from “foreign agents” in Southern Turkey which instructed the terrorists to occupy only certain areas which fit their previous patterns of behavior, to wit: ancient districts with narrow roadways that make the movements of armor difficult and force the government to use heavy artillery. However, we have also learned that the Syrian high command also had Intel confirming a “concentration” of terrorists in Aleppo after the Turks began edging them out of their Southern Turkish bases. The number of criminals in Aleppo may number now around 5,000, many of whom are Yemeni, Libyan and Chechen terrorists. SyrPer predicts that the battle for the area surrounding the Citadel will last less than 24 hours.
This is a scene from the Souq Al-Madina taken about 4 hours ago.
At the area surrounding Ghassaniyya in Idlib Province near the Turkish border, Syrian army units arrested over 21 terrorists, 13 of whom were carrying drugs such as Valium and other types described by Wael as “stimulants”.
Houshyar Zibari, the obese Kurdish Iraqi foreign minister, insisted yesterday that his country would no longer allow Iranian airplanes to fly into Iraqi airspace without a search to determine if they were carrying weapons for Syria. This statement was made without regard to the truth. Mr. Zibari whose rotund profile has become as recognizable as that of Alfred Hitchcock, did not explain how his country was going to enforce this new edict, especially since Iranian trucks loaded with men and material daily travel across Iraq without any interference. The Iraqi foreign ministry is clearly disconnected from reality or is acting disingenuously. He might also consider how Iraq can stop Iranian planes when the former has no air force or anti-aircraft defenses, thanks to the U.S. In any case, it is clear now that the government of Nouri Al-Maliki is committed to Syria’s military defense and is giving it everything that a good ally could give.