Two more NEC-SE prediction were validated today.
The article states: “The Middle East woke up Friday, July 24, to two new full-fledged wars launched by Jordan and Turkey for cutting down the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant as is forces advanced on their borders. The United States and Israel are involved in both campaigns. Jordanian armored, commando and air forces are already operating deep inside Iraq, while Friday morning, Turkey conducted its first cross-border air strike against ISIS targets in Syria. Clashes between Turkish troops and Islamic fighters erupted at several points along the border. Both governments also conducted mass arrests of suspected Islamists. The Jordanian police picked up ISIS adherents, while 5,000 Turkish police detained 250 Islamist and outlawed Kurdish PKK suspects in Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir and Saniurta. Jordan Friday shut down its only border crossing with Iraq.”
On 25 MAR 15 NEC-SE stated: “Furthermore, Turkey now has possibly 60 to 90 days to determine whether closing the border will still allow them the regional influence and control they need over northern Syria and Iraq to be a regional hegemony and thus preventing further Iranian influence and further Kurdish territorial expansion within and along its southern boarders. If closing the borders does not achieve this aim you may be assured that Turkey will be forced to take military action in the KRG footprint and in northern Syria to create a security or buffer zone along key terrain against regional competitors, (Iran), and to ensure that fighting does not spill over into southern turkey.”
“With the closing of the boarder and the fight intensifying in Yemen, Jordan could find itself running out of options and consider sending ground forces into Syria….From a tactical standpoint it would appear that the first place Jordan would need to introduce forces would be the key terrain and cities in the Khabur River Valley. The objective in doing so would be to make Al-Shaddady and Hasakah what we in the Army call a “kill sack” to contain ISIS forces in Syria and within key cities to include the ISIL capital city of Al-Raqqah.”
“With Iran having indirect and direct control over Kirkuk and its oil fields, the taking of Tikrit will be the first step towards furthering Iranian hegemony goals in the region. Turkey is being pushed closer and closer to having to decide to introduce forces into Iraq and Syria.”
On 29 MAR 15 NEC-SE posted: “Since that time NEC-SE has stated during multiple radio and T.V. interviews that this day will come. No one should be surprised if Turkey will also have to enter KRG areas in Iraq given it can not tactically hold northern Syria if it does not push into various strategic areas within northern Iraq.”