Monday, June 25, 2012

US will help Turkey hold Syria ‘accountable’ for jet shoot-down, says Obama spokesman

(Yahoo!) The White House on Monday promised to work with Turkey and other NATO allies to hold Syria "accountable" for what American officials have described as the deliberate downing of a Turkish military jet, apparently in international airspace.

Turkey said it would push NATO, whose governing body meets Tuesday to discuss the matter, to consider the June 22 incident an attack on the entire alliance. Under Article V of NATO's founding document, an attack on one member is considered an attack on all.

"We stand in solidarity with Turkey, a key U.S. ally," spokesman Jay Carney told reporters aboard Air Force One. "We will work with Turkey, and other partners, to hold the Assad regime accountable."

We would have to be f'n morons to help Turkey wage a war on Syria. We should remind them of how they screwed us in 2003 by refusing US troops and planes access to Turkey and its airspace at the beginning of the Iraq war.

Not one US soldier, plane, or ship should be used to help Erdogan.