seems like this won't go away anytime soon. turkey is up in arms, pressuring nato to take action. assad apparently won't back down, neither is the anti-assad movement. i have no idea how this might turn out. i guess it depends on russia and china. if putin's demands are met, toppling assad will probably be a matter of hours. then again, putin knows the game - and obama needs to show his electorate that he's gonna stay put. if this article is anything to go by, things will heat up within the next week or so.
The Turkish military mobilized large numbers of reinforcements from its eastern provinces to the Syrian border on Tuesday, amid rising tension with Damascus, after the downing by Syria of a Turkish Air Force jet on Friday, Turkish media reported.
Large numbers of Turkish troops — including at least 15 long-range artillery pieces and tanks – moved to the Syrian frontier from the eastern city of Diyarbakir. A video published by the Turkish Cihan News Agency showed Turkish tanks being transported by carrier trucks toward the frontier...