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Turkish Premier Urges Syrian Leader to Step-Down.....
« on: November 22, 2011, 08:11:44 AM »

BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey's prime minister said Tuesday that Syria's president must step down over the country's crackdown on dissent, ratcheting up the pressure on the increasingly isolated Bashar Assad, as Syrian activists reported that four children were killed by security forces.

In his harshest words yet, Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey reminded Assad of the bloody end of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and those of past dictators, including Adolf Hitler.

"For the welfare of your own people and the region, just leave that seat," Erdogan said in a televised speech.

"If you want to see someone who has fought until death against his own people, just look at Nazi Germany, just look at Hitler, at Mussolini, at Nicolae Ceausescu in Romania," he said. "If you cannot draw any lessons from these, then look at the Libyan leader who was killed just 32 days ago."

Assad's deepening isolation and the growing calls for his ouster are a severe blow to a family dynasty that has ruled Syria for four decades — and any change to the leadership could transform some of the most enduring alliances in the Middle East and beyond.

Syria's uprising has grown increasingly violent in recent months. Army defectors who sided with the revolt have grown bolder in recent weeks, fighting back against regime forces and even attacking military bases — raising fears of a civil war.....snip!

There it is a NATO Country telling Assad he must step down. Looks like this will now escalate into a Libyan style play.

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Re: Turkish Premier Urges Syrian Leader to Step-Down.....
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2011, 11:00:45 AM »
NATO will not get involved in Syria.  It doesn't have enough oil.  The same problem that Darfur had. 

« Last Edit: November 22, 2011, 12:50:50 PM by Peter1469 »

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Re: Turkish Premier Urges Syrian Leader to Step-Down.....
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2011, 11:21:50 AM »
NATO's raison d'ętre is long gone anyway. Time for a new alliance predicated on new realities
"Pushing people forward simply because of their colour, irrespective of merit, would be most unfortunate and would of course lead to disaster. It would mean that Rhodesia would then develop into a kind of banana republic where the country would in no time be bankrupt."

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