Syria Threatens Turkey with Hezbollah’s Missiles

Wiam Wahhab is a Druze politician in Lebanon, who is a front man for Syria, and is allied with Hezbollah. This isn’t the first time he’s made this threat, but it takes on a new relevance now that Turkey and Syria are in a stage of active hostilities.

First Wahhab threatens active clashes in the streets of Istanbul, which is unsubtle code for violent Alevi protests. There are no definite figures on how many Alevi there are in Istanbul, but they form an estimated fifth of Turkey’s population, putting them somewhere in the 14-15 million range.

“It will happen in the streets of Istanbul and throughout the provinces of Turkey. You will see in Turkey what you see in Aleppo today,” Wahhab says, projecting the expansion of the Sunni-Alawite religious civil war from Syria into Turkey.

Then he warns, “If the Turks intervene, thousands of missiles will rain down on Turkish cities, factories, and other sensitive areas.”

Last time around, Wahhab threatened that 100,000 missiles would fall on Turkey if Turkish troops occupied any part of Syria and that 100,000 missiles would fall on Palestine, aka Israel, if NATO intervened. The 100,000 figure is significant because it’s the number that Hezbollah claims to possess.

Wahhab could be full of hot air, but it’s likely that as a Syrian agent, he’s relaying a message from Syria. And if he were acting out of line, then a year would have been plenty of time for Syria to tell him to shut up.

So Syria has shifted from threatening Israel with Hezbollah’s missiles to threatening Turkey with Hezbollah’s missiles. To get a sense of a similar set of events, imagine if during the conflict between the USSR and Communist China, Cuba was told to start threatening China with its nuclear missiles. That’s where we’re at now.

To get some larger context on this mess, Turkey is looking to reconstruct some Islamic version of the Ottoman Empire, even though the Turks are having trouble keeping the Kurds in occupied Kurdistan under control.

Syria has its own Greater Syria obsession, which was why it founded the PLO with dreams of using Palestinian terrorism to conquer Israel and Lebanon and annex them to Greater Syria. Wahhab isn’t just a Syrian agent, he’s part of an imperialistic network which Syria’s deluded leaders have used to try and build a Greater Syria.

Turkey and Syria are clashing along Sunni vs Alawite lines, which is a convenient platform for the newly Islamist Turkey because it enables it to strip away Syria’s Sunnis and turn them against an Alawite dominated Baath Party. But they’re also clashing along ethnic and imperial lines.

Turkey is looking to force Syria into its orbit for a new Ottoman Empire. Syria is looking to use the Shiite axis, that Wahhab calls the “Axis of Resistance” to maintain a Shiite empire. Both are using the fractured religious and ethnic minorities in the region as weapons, in the traditional fashion. Once you understand that, you also understand the phoniness of the entire Palestinian conflict, which isn’t about Palestinian nationalism, but about the nationalism of their Syrian, Turkish and Egyptian backers.

The Shiite Axis of Resistance is now facing off against the Sunni Axis of Resistance, both consisting of Jihadists and their state sponsors. The “Resistance” part usually means resistance to America and Israel, but in this case it’s come to mean a Resistance civil war between Sunnis and Shiites, both sides accusing the other of being American and Zionist puppets.

You will see editorials urgently telling Americans that we need to intervene in Syria. And sure that might be fun for Qatar, which just paid a supportive visit to Hamas, but it wouldn’t be any fun for us. On the other hand if Hezbollah starts firing all those Iranian missiles at Istanbul, that should be a hell of a fireworks show.

  • Thomas Wells

    Wonder what's in the warheads on those missiles. Maybe more than explosives?

  • Mary Sue

    I'd love to know why a Druze guy is in bed with Hezbollocks.

    • AdinaK

      Mary Sue, generally the Druze – at least in Israel – are basically loyal citizens. In fact, quite a few serve with distinction in the IDF.
      However, outside of Israel it is whole other kettle of Islamic fish. But most importantly, if not for the Islamist-in-Chief's rearranging of the Mid East, no way would Syria be at Turkey's throat, even though Turkey, for all intents and purposes, is Islamist too.
      The leader of the heretofore free world purposely set up a chain of events, its goal being to place his Brotherhood in every position as head of state. Now, that is not something which Assad finds acceptable, therefore, going after Turkey makes perfect sense.
      Erdogan and Obama have similar designs, which by their nature excludes anyone standing in their way –
      Regardless, none of the above is in America's or Israel's best interests. That's the key.
      Adina Kutnicki, Israel –

  • HeKtor Cobian

    Turkiye with the 8th largest military in the world and a member of NATO. Is not new to threats and saber rattling. Hezbollah missiles (using the term loosely, they are for the most part unguided.) As a NATO member it would invoke Article 5 protection as well as worldwide support. These statements are a valid as Saddam Hussein's statements of "mother of all wars" and are hardly newsworthy.

  • Shahin

    Why do we have to get involved on behalf of qatar? We need to make decisive actions that vb promote the same standardsof life, liberty, and pursuing happiness with governments there even if it means NO religious group has any authority, time to.bring in a shah, or prime minister who faithfully believe in American Constitution. Final.

  • Anar Mehdiyev

    Turkey dreams of recreating a Neo-Ottoman Empire that ll be the police and protector of Western interest in the Middle East. Sunnite Islam ll be used as a took to oust leaders in and outside Turkey. Ankara tried to use article 5 of NATO, but couldn’t succeed. The AKP in Turkey may divided Turkey under the name of democracy by giving Eastern and Southeastern Turkey to the Kurds to establish Kurdistan. Turkey is enlisted to be part of NATO in order to secure itself from the Russian Federation. If Turkey is that strong, why Cyprus issue, Armenian Genocide issue, minorities issues weren’t solved? Why the Iraqi Turkmens were left alone determining their fate?

  • isaac

    HeKtor Cobian turkey number 8 military power in the world can bbeat hezbullah. how about the number 1 military power USA can not beat Taliban after 11 years of fighting. if israel can’t beat Hezbullah what made you think that turkey can beat hezbullah. you must be living in la la land. believing the american and israeli propaganda. if north korea is starving then why america is afraid to go to war with north korea. and then why no 1 military in the word retreated from poor vietnamese fighters. think this way.. america and natos times are over

  • Jimbo

    No surprise that Turkey is building their terrorist state, they will most likely be one of the countries destroyed by Israel in the war of Gog and Magog. Bible prohecy is coming to past every day faster and faster and we are nearing the rapture, and the rule of the antichrist for 7 years, then a the kingdom of Jesus for 1000 years in Israel. What a day that will be! Jesus saves!

  • I hate gobblers

    Turkey is an artificial fascist genocidal country built upon the destruction of the indigenous Christians of the land (Armenians, Greeks, Assyrians), and it deserves a million missiles on itself without a war. Even today it is carrying out a silent genocide against the Kurds. Just like the liars of the US Govt keep silent about what an extremist terroristic country Saudi Arabia is, it does the same with Turkey, because supposedly it is a "friend". No wonder both of these terrorist nations became instant friends and are involved with the illegal terrorist invasion of Syria. I pray to God Turkey gets destroyed. It deserves it and more.