Turkey: Old habits die hard

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.

Illustrated definition of wimps.