Greek Defenses

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The war of aggression between Turkey and Syria as warmed up because Russia is a guarantor of Syrian sovereignty…and they haven’t exactly been able to show their teeth. Russia, a paper tiger? So far, it looks that way.
Turkey and neighbors
The Turks shot down two Syrian jets over the weekend and they continue to push south, enlarging the Turkish caliphate.
In a move unprecedented in recent history, the Turkish sultan-for-life, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has authorized 4 million Turks (many Christian) to flee the caliphate for Christian Greece or Christian Bulgaria. As you might expect, those countries don’t want millions of starving, impoverished Turks over loading the means of caring for them. It was a cold calculation by Erdoğan. Many of these “Turks” are Syrian refugees that flooded into Turkey as a result of its attacks on Syria that dislocated them in the first place. 

Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan confirmed that thousands of migrants has began forcing their way from Turkey into Europe. “Approximately 18,000 have forced their way through the gates but today it could reach 25 to 30,000. And we will not close these doors from now on, and this will continue.”

I’m sure that Germany would love to accept another three or four million uneducated muslims in need of food and shelter and endless welfare. Maybe they could air-lift them and save Turkey’s neighbors the trouble. The refugees bring their own medical crisis style communicable diseases. Not COVID-19. Not yet.

My company is putting a white paper on the desk of the Greek Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, proposing the formation of a Greek Legion comprised of Nepalese Ghurkas, who would be integrated into the Greek Military command structure as an infantry battalion, later a regiment (or two) if things work out. The success of the British system of using Ghurkas was noteworthy, but as Britain shrinks back onto its island, the need for these troops to defend the homeland has diminished. At the same time the need for Greece to be able to defend itself and Cyprus against the Turks has increased. So has the demand to defend the Greek border from hoards of displaced Turks and Syrians.
It remains to be seen whether the Greeks make moves to engage us to train up and include a Greek Legion into the order of battle.

19 thoughts on “Greek Defenses

  1. Wow. So when will someone decide that enough is enough from Turkey?
    As long as it doesn't mean U.S. troops on the ground.

  2. LL, are you a SEER? I was just reflecting on the Caliphate's attempted invasion of Greece and the Brigade of Gurkhas.

    You're right, UKLF can't take any more of these renowned warriors but Greece can and should.

    I look forward to your new GREEK LEGION, unlike the Sultan who illegitimately rules over Constantinople.

  3. What is your take on the Russians in Syria bombing the Turks in Syria? How does that play with Turkey being a (nominal) NATO country?

  4. The Gurkhas successfully guarded the Hong Kong border towards China. So they have the tradition and capasity to do the Job. Good suggestion and realistic.

  5. There may be a way without US troops, and that's my point, above. Will anyone listen to me? Only if they're smart.

  6. Nominal is right. I can't see any NATO country coming to Turkey's aid, Russians or no Russians. The US was right to leave Syria. Let the Turks, the Russians, the Syrians, the Persians (after coronavirus decimates them) and whoever fight over that patch of BS.

  7. If the Russ attacked the Turkish homeland it might be a different story.
    But in Syria? Just an oopsie.

  8. Good luck. The G also have experiences from Afghanistan securing embassies and other assets in conflict territorier. My best recommendations. But I am sorry to tell, the problem Greece are struggeling with will expand and last for years to come. A good solution is needed, the sooner the bretter.

  9. I don't think that he has friends. Turkey is a complex place, and in better times, a nice place. But Islam has its cold fingers around the heart of Turkey and that never ends well.

  10. Russia has declared its intentions to defend Syria and one can guess that they're syrious. The Turks have a massive war machine in place, they have a short supply line, and the Russian Army is a long way off with a very long supply line that runs through Turkish territory from the Black Sea…

  11. "…(after coronavirus decimates them)…"

    I have not read of death rates anywhere near that high. Do you have information different than what I have seen, or are you indulging in hyperbole here.

    Paul L. Quandt

  12. Russia apparently couldn't beat Ukraine, right on their own border in open terrain. All they have over the Turks is nukes, and that's good-bye, Russia time.

    I expect everybody will just let it go if they decide to play games with the Turks in Syria, as long as it stays in Syria. The big question is whether the Russians want to risk the bad advertising if more of their gear proves as ineffectual as their SPAA has?

    As for migrants flooding Europe; I thought I heard those pompous asses saying everybody should have open borders just now?

  13. I don't think that anyone has an accurate count on COVID-19 victims in Iran except that it seems to have gained a foothold there. The death rate seems to be somewhere around 2%, but in specific populations it could reach close to 100%. That's also true of strains of the flu that hit a nursing home and wipe them out.

    COVID-19 is exceptionally contagious. 1000X more than SARS and it was a wicked coronavirus.

  14. The Russians want to show that they can be a good daddy to Syria but as I pointed out, their supply line runs through Turkey from the Black Sea. So it's a more complicated issue than it might otherwise be. Turkey retains the initiative.

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