I am watching the 1st debate and I read that read that Turkey retaliated for Syria attacking them. Then, I remembered that Turkey is part of NATO and our ally. NATO is currently meeting in Brussels about this situation. When anyone goes to war with Turkey, NATO and the US are required to go to war with them. Syria is supported by Iran and Saudi Arabia plus Russia and China protect them on the UN Security Council.
I doubt that President Obama really is thinking completely about this 1st Debate because he knows what is happening at NATO right now. The President knows that he probably should be getting back to the Joint Chiefs and maybe over to Brussels right now.
Why isn't the US media talking about this potential war right now? Shouldn't this be bigger news?
UPDATE: 10/4/12 7:40am
Syria’s ally Russia on Thursday urged Syria to publicly admit that its forces had fired the shell that killed the civilians.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the Syrian authorities had told him the incident “was a tragic accident and that it will not happen again,” the Russian news agency RIA quoted him as saying during a visit to Islamabad.
Looks like Russia is trying to avoid being drawn into a war too.
Although NATO pledged to continue to “stand by Turkey,” it proposed no immediate action.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton reiterated the United States’ support for Turkey in a telephone call with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davotoglu and pledged that the United States would stand by Turkey in any future discussions of the crisis at the United Nations, according to State Department spokesman Victoria Nuland.
NATO and US are standing by Turkey, but at the same time do not want this to turn into a war.
Does this somehow remind anyone of the archduke getting killed and starting a little war?