WW3: Saudi Arabia And Turkey Consider Ground Invasion of Syria

Due to the constant war over Syria by Sunni and Shiite forces, the ingredients for World War III are being laid out by Sunni forces as the Shiites foreshadow their own victory with constant air strikes made by Russian allies.

One Syrian aid worker addressed U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, at an international conference on Syria, regarding the thousands of refugees fleeing the war-plagued city of Allepo, and how Kerry did not do enough to protect Syrian civilians.

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.

Source: EndOfTheAmericanDream



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