Turkey’s role in Syria is deplorable and they should be blamed for supporting and enabling terrorists to cross border, including McCain. But I also think they are setting up Erdogan for a more pliable client. Turkey is important in the plans/plot, especially in putting pipelines for water through Syria as planned in 2000, and maybe Erdogan was resisting by challenging Israel.
I also have no doubt that Fethullah Gülen is behind all this; extremely powerful, lives in the US, is a major player in Turkey, and BLAMES Turkey for the Flotilla incident since he is in bed with Israel.
This putting the blame on Turkey which came into circulation in Sy's piece blows me away, and it also acts as a divergent taking attention away from those who may truly be complicit. I don't even think it was the Saudis, though they arm and fund the terrorists. I wrote in an article much earlier: "According to the UN report two types of rockets had been used, including an M14 artillery rocket bearing Cyrillic markings and a 330-millimeter rocket of unidentified origin – though perhaps not so unidentified. Shortly after the August incident, Foreign Policy published and made mention of these mysterious rockets which according to former UN inspectors bore a strong resemblance to a 1970’s American weapon—the SLUFAE . Although SLUFAE had been shelved, the concept was built upon by several countries—namely Israel. According to the former UN inspector, "a very similar munition was found 3-5 years ago, during one of the Israeli excursions," into Southern Lebanon”. Further, there is the strong possibility that the rockets with Cyrillic markings (attributed to the Soviets) can be traced back to the “Bear Spares” program.
Both Israel and Egypt made the "Bear Spares" program feasible – major contributors. Neither has their chemical weapons under scrutiny - have not signed the chemical weapons treaty. Both had the opportunity, but since Israel supplied the "intelligence" to the US and gave them the "proof" in the form ofthe "conversation" making Syria complicit, I am confident Israel is responsible.
Let us not forget why Syria was targeted, who planned it, and who executed the plan. Do not take away from that responsibility by readily accepting everything that may be music to your ears.