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.