This is an exciting video. The first part shows Muslim Brotherhood forces entering Syria en masse from Turkey. This is the guerrilla army that killed 120 Syrian forces in Jisr Al Shoughur on Monday. The last half of the video shows wild scenes shot inside Jisr Al Shoughur on the same day. Buildings in flames, armies of people marching in the street, chanting and waving swords, people pushing people down stairways, just serious chaos. Jisr Al Shoughur was a stronghold of the MB in the 1980’s and borders Turkey.
What is interesting is that it seems that the Turkish government had something to do with this incursion. There are a lot of theories about what is going on. It does seem clear that these MB guys had been hiding out in Turkey, and Turkey gave them the go-ahead to go invade Syria. But why? The leader of Turkey is an Islamist. Is the throwing down with the MB Islamists in Syria. Keep in mind that Turkey is also hosting the Islamist-dominated Syrian opposition. This seems to be a case of Islamist politics trumping regional cooperation, but it’s so hard to figure out.
Pretty wild video!