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« on: June 27, 2012, 09:32:58 pm »

If they do as many point out the US could be required to go in. However I doubt any ground troops would happen in that instance, or from any NATO country except Turkey, likely the US and the rest of NATO would just do Libya-style airstrikes. Also I imagine Turkey would mostly just use special forces for ground troops and also focus on airstrikes, letting Syrian rebels do most of the fighting.

But right now the Turkish government is basically threatening just this. I'd bet they already have special forces covertly in Syria right now.
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« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2012, 10:20:15 pm »

Turkey doesn't want to lose all of the goodwill its been building up in the Arab world and Syria has an incentive to be loud and warmongering, as long as there is no actual war to speak of. I bet it'll end like the recent showdowns the Koreas had, with Syria playing the North and Turkey the South.
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« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2012, 11:16:48 pm »

Turkey doesn't want to lose all of the goodwill its been building up in the Arab world and Syria has an incentive to be loud and warmongering, as long as there is no actual war to speak of. I bet it'll end like the recent showdowns the Koreas had, with Syria playing the North and Turkey the South.

Considering Saudi Arabia's actively arming the rebels and Egypt is incredibly condemnatory towards Assad, I'm not sure how intervention would lose goodwill among the Arab world.
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« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2012, 12:33:01 am »

Turkey doesn't want to lose all of the goodwill its been building up in the Arab world and Syria has an incentive to be loud and warmongering, as long as there is no actual war to speak of. I bet it'll end like the recent showdowns the Koreas had, with Syria playing the North and Turkey the South.

Considering Saudi Arabia's actively arming the rebels and Egypt is incredibly condemnatory towards Assad, I'm not sure how intervention would lose goodwill among the Arab world.

Easy.  The Turks go in, kick Assad out, but reestablish along the coast an Alawite State (a la Northern Cypress) and keep troops there ostensibly to keep the peace.
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