On October 2, the wretched words of the Turkish premier began streaming out of his mouth soon after Turkey’s Parliament passed the Government motion for intervention in Syria by a vote of 298 to 98. "Turkey is not a country that will allow itself to be used in the search for a palliative solution. Dropping tons of bombs from the air is only a temporary solution and only delays the threats and the danger." (Rajab Erdogan, pushing for Assad's removal, not just bombing ISIS).
He howled an identical tune last year, August 2013, when US came close to bombing Syria. "What matters to Turkey is weakening the regime to the point where it gives up. It can't be a 24 hours hit-and-run." (Rajab Erdogan - Aug.30, 2013).
Five days earlier, September 28, at the World Economic Forum in Istanbul, his insinuation couldn't have been uglier: "We cannot stay out of this. It is not possible only from the air, there is also a ground dimension." He made his point fairly explicit. He isn't interested in pursuing ISIS. If permitted by his bosses in Washington, he would love to send Turkish troops on Syrian soil and target government installations.
Erdogan's neurotic obsession against a peaceful and non-radicalized Syria has reached a point where it appears mysterious. One begins to wonder if even a psychopathic killer like Netanyahu would abhor Bashar al-Assad that much as this. He has apparently surpassed his Arab counterparts in Saudi Arabia and Qatar.