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article imageOp-Ed: Mideast crisis worsens as Turkey and Syria clash

By Eliot Elwar     Oct 20, 2012 in World
Mideast crisis worsens as Turkey scrambles fighter jets when fighting threatens to engulf Syrian border, while Israel plans to intervene to prevent Syria’s chemical weapons from falling into wrong hands.
From the Telegraph: “Turkish and Syrian forces confronted each other in the air over the frontier between the two countries when fighting threatened to engulf the border region.” Turkish F-16 fighter jets were scrambled when a Syrian combat helicopter approached the border of Azmarin and fired down on rebel forces. The combat helicopter left shortly when the Turkish warplanes arrived before Syrian fighter jets were observed in the distance immediately afterwards. This situation gets more dangerous daily as these two countries near all-out warfare. This conflict could trigger the next world war involving NATO nations against Russia, China, and various Islamic countries.
From the Times of Israel: According to Prime Minister Netanyahu, Israel will consider a military option against Syria to ensure that its chemical weapons do not come under extremist’s control. Netanyahu added: “if such a situation arises, then Israel will weigh a military option.” This situation could become the flash point for starting an all-out Mideast war.
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