I’m reminded very starkly of Ezekiel 38:4 by today’s news.
Thus far Turkey has been a very reluctant participant in the Syria crisis. They have wanted to look tough on the integrity of their borders, and in calling for the removal of Assad and welcoming the resistance into their borders – but they have been reluctant to involve Turkish troops in the skirmishes, and in direct military support to the resistance.
I think these cross border forays are going to be the hooks in the mouth that drag Turkey’s military into this fight. I don’t think NATO will want to be involved directly, not even with airstrikes for fear of escalating with Iran or drawing the anger of the Russians. Turkey will have no choice but to go carefully and methodically into Turkey to secure a buffer zone – which I think will bring them into a crisis with Russia and Iran. The resolution of the crisis – a joint occupation of Syria perhaps? A lead up to a joint invasion against what they will all refer to as “the Zionist entity” but what we know as the apple of God’s eye.