Vulcan 607 wrote:another505 wrote:Vulcan 607 wrote:So Turkey is threatening to attack US forces in Syria not the brightest idea
Except things are going his way since the crackdown. Theres no sanctions or retaliation other than not upgrading his leo2a4 but he can go to russia to start buying stuffs like the s400.
Usa and the west simply dont have enough stakes in it to care or resist and they are too busy with internal affairs. Operation olive branch shows that. And now Is the perfect time to attack with the momentum still going and the door of oppurtunity is still there. usa troops simply have to back out. Besides, if it does come to shove, turkish backed rebel could be doing the diry work against usa soldier while turk just give reconnaissance and continue the fight against kurs. Happened before with a small skirmish and hilariously russia had to come and stop it.
Turkish backed rebel forces won't last long against US, UK and French air support and if Turkish forces do directly attack US forces, well I can see Edrogen been trapped between a rock and a hard place. he can't be seen to back down but if he picks a fight with the U.S. they will wipe his forces out. I personally wouldn't be surprised to see another coup if he actually attacks the U.S. military this time backed by US forces.
you are only implying that US and the West will actually give the fight in the first place. By the trends of things, in my guess, they won't, there are no incentives and they haven't being do it Afrin. they can't even give a freaking sanction, there is no unified resistance against him then some politicians and newspaper yelling, and some protest.
is quite a political embarrassment that the rebels the west used to support against Assad are now shooting them. And even losing one USA/West soldier outweights losing 30 FSA rebels.
the turks could give artillery support to the rebel against USA soldier i suppose, which would help a lot, and if they get called out, Erdogan can simply call it a "mistake" and no one is going to do anything about it