See also this article from Veterans today which talks about the built up forces and the Saudi Arabs planes arriving in Turkey joining the fight.
Is Erdogan and in particular the Saudis being trapped.
Might be that we are about to witness the greatest Military showdown in our history. But by whom? If Turkey and the Saudis go ahead with their plans to enter Syria they will suffer great losses I think due to the Russians.
Remember the Russians already have their state of the art anti air craft S-400
system up and running in Syria due to the downing of a Russian SU-24 bomber close to the Turkish border but in Syrias air space. That system detects if anybody sneezes in the air in most parts of Syria and also Israel.
So Turkey needs a pretext to invade Syria which will be a false flag blamed on Russia.
If the Turks are moving ahead I think the retaliation from the Russians will be swift and without hestation thus making all military equipment rendered useless by any means (mini-nukes, EMP warefare etc). They will not even know what hit them.
Does this scenario play out then the US will sit perfectly in the front seat in order to watch what kind of tech the Russians have and their cababilities concerning military hardware. I think they will be shocked as well as the rest of the world which eventually will bring World Peace at least this is what I see.
The world needs to see that Russia is serious fighting Daesh which they already have proven but until Turkey and the Saudis are silenced I don't think there will be much progress in the alleged peace talks.
Seems to me that Erdogan and his likes are trapped by the US thinking they will get NATO support if/when the show gets going. Boy what a mistake all for the sake of erection an Ottoman empire?! We'll see soon enough if there currrently is only saber rattling or not!
Russia does not want to give up their efforts to help Syria fight the terrorists nor does Turkey give up it's efforts to fight the kurds and Assad! We know that both Turkey and some kurds work along ISIS since the stolen oil revenues moves past some kurdish areas in the north so..