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Report: Turkey Fires Back after Syrian Shell Hits
[An Nahar] Turkish artillery struck back after a shell fired from neighboring Syria ploughed into Turkish territory without causing any casualties, the state-run news agency
...and if you can't believe the state-run news agency who can you believe?...

The shell fell near the town of Yayladag in Hatay province near the border with Syria and Turkish forces retaliated immediately, Anatolia said.

Since Syrian fire killed five Turks on October 3, Turkey has systematically retaliated to every cross-border shelling.

On Monday, 14 people were killed when a minibus packed with explosives blew up in a buffer zone between Syria's and Turkey's border.
Posted by:Fred

#7  When Pootie dives into that lake and surfaces with that rock under his arm, I'll be a believer.
Posted by: Besoeker   2013-02-16 20:24  

#6  I think Putin is still too busy photoshopping himself riding the Chelyabinsk Meteor without a shirt.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain   2013-02-16 20:22  

#5  I can see the situation room now, trying to figure out whether to back the Turks or the Russians.

Five Iron. Solid Five Iron.
Posted by: swksvolFF   2013-02-16 19:04  

#4  I for one would be conflicted.

Vlad would chop down those 4 Screamer Towers in a Moscow second tho.... so... maybe it's time.
Posted by: Shipman   2013-02-16 15:09  

#3  Not for lack of attempting an incident.

I'm not quite sure how I would feel if I woke up one morning and found that Istanbul is now Putingrad.
Posted by: swksvolFF   2013-02-16 13:52  

#2  Are the Ottomans on the rise again?
They had their chance, a fast vicious move against Damascus early on might have won much, now, they are rightly seen as laggardly bandwagoneers.
Posted by: Shipman   2013-02-16 09:30  

#1  Are the Ottomans on the rise again?

Seems that they could make some significant hay in the current environment. Have they gotten rid of all those uppity generals?
Posted by: Alanc   2013-02-16 08:17