This is coolbert:
Responding once more to the challenge as posed by the Colonel USMC.
Incursions of Turkish regular army troops south of the Turkish/Syrian border hardly a rarity. That most recent threat as posed to Syrian YPG not a random and unique occurrence. Threat to Syrian/Russian/SDF/YPG as emanating from Turk proxies and associated terrorist groups existing and have existed for some time.
Intervention of the Russian or American using diplomacy also not unusual.
Turkish machinations in the area in part to restore to some degree [even if minor] territories once within the sovereign territory of the old Ottoman Empire? The Sultan [Erdogan] does indeed have megalomaniac aspirations?
See previous blog entries as germane to the topic:
"Drone attack on Russian bases in Syria came from Turkish-backed rebels – MoD"
"Turkey warns Damascus not to send troops to Afrin"
"Trump's Syria envoys arrive in ME: US says no to Idlib offensive"
DIPLOMACY AND A NEGOTIATED SETTLEMENT TO THE SYRIAN CIVIL WAR A MUST. AGREED UPON IN AN AMICABLE MANNER BY ALL WARRING PARTIES! FOREIGN INTERVENTIONISTS INCLUDED. HOW SUCH A NEGOTIATED SETTLEMENT WILL OCCUR I CANNOT SAY BUT NO OTHER MEANINGFUL SOLUTION POSSIBLE. !
Not American troops remaining in the area for another thirty years at the least!!