"And I have found both freedom and safety in my madness, the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us. But let me not be too proud of my safety. Even a Thief in a jail is safe from another thief. "

Khalil Gibran (How I Became a Madman)

Lübnan Marunîleri / Yasin Atlıoğlu


Friday, April 20, 2012

The Ottoman illusion and the last cards of the attack on Syria (Wassim Raad- Voltaire Net)

During this past week, talk emerged regarding Turkey’s possible engagement in a military attack on Syria. By looking into the balances and equations, this could be considered a possible option, although it is unlikely based on logical calculations. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan linked his political fate to Turkey’s future role in the Syrian crisis, while fearing the end of the crisis with Syria’s victorious exit from it, as this would mean the emergence of a new regional order led by the bloc that includes Syria, Iran, Iraq and the resistance. Indeed, this would mean the development of Syria’s role and that of its president instead of its retreat, as it had been hoped by the prime minister of the government of Ottoman illusion at the beginning of the crisis through an urgent wish to impose Turkish influence within Syria by giving a prominent role to the Muslim Brotherhood organization in the context of the Syrian political equation...