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Turkey asks NATO to deploy Patriot
missiles, citing threats from Syria crisis

CNN, by Ivan Watson

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 11/21/2012 5:21:56 PM

In a potential escalation of the Syrian conflict, Turkey asked NATO on Wednesday for Patriot missiles to bolster its air defenses against its southern neighbor. A letter to NATO included the "formal request" that the alliance send "air defense elements," according to a Turkish government statement that cited "the threats and risks posed by the continuing crisis in Syria to our national security." The statement added that the NATO Council would convene "shortly" to consider the matter. NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said in a Twitter post that the request would be considered without delay.

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Turkey won´t ask Israel for their working system, but now are crying for ours? I thought they turned the Patriot Missile down because Russia threatened them. [Do the Chinese have one?]

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 11/21/2012 5:48:11 PM     (No. 9028257)

All this crazy "missile defense" sci-fi stuff is nothing but a fantasy of Ronald Reagan´s "star wars" disordered brain. Such systems will never work and are a waste of money, just like the liberals and Leftists warned us when Reagan first proposed the silly idea. Many of us still remember how loudly the liberal establishment laughed at the very idea of missiles shooting down missiles, how futile it would be to spend funds to develop such a system, funds that could better be handed out to people who couldn´t afford the latest, biggest color TV set or who had to drive last year´s model cars. Have the liberals forgotten how they hooted and hollered and ridiculed and made fun of "Star Wars?" Have any of them ever publicly admitted they were wrong - really, really wrong? If they have, I missed it. It seems that, while liberals are wrong about all kinds of things, and their programs never work out the way they planned, we just don´t ever seem to hear them admitting they made a mistake. Is there something about liberalism that prevents people from being honest about such things?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Chief1942, 11/21/2012 5:52:52 PM     (No. 9028261)

Stuff it! Erdogan. You Turks are a dispicable people. You love Islam so much, enjoy being slaughtered by those in that "peaceful religion". More Muslims have been killed by other Muslims than by any other group on the planet.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: stablemoney, 11/21/2012 6:07:02 PM     (No. 9028279)

Syria is no threat to Turkey. And who cares anyway, Turkey has done nothing but stiff us.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: KTWO, 11/21/2012 6:23:10 PM     (No. 9028302)

#3 ditto. Turkey, is no longer friendly or reliable in any meaningful sense.

Erdogan and his Islamists chose that path. It was not forced upon them.

NATO should exclude them. We should leave too. They will turn on us at the most opportune moment.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: stencil, 11/21/2012 8:38:57 PM     (No. 9028485)

Have to disagree. We need to develop (6 years ago, I would have written ´keep´) good relations with Turkey. Geographically imperative.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: LanieLou, 11/21/2012 10:06:17 PM     (No. 9028587)

AWESOME! Now the Muslim Brotherhood is telling NATO what to do! I guess NATO will provide cover for the rest of the Mo Bro invasions... Maybe even here!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 11/22/2012 1:10:27 AM     (No. 9028761)

Sorry, but that´s a big negatory, Turkey. Next time we need to invade and destroy your evil neighbor, don´t deny our military passage through your country. Then we can all be allies again.

In the meantime, let them fear the skies.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: veritas, 11/22/2012 1:39:54 AM     (No. 9028775)

Really? Did Obama certify for them that no Jews worked on the Patriot system?

OP: Israel´s Iron Dome and our Patriot system are designed to defend against very different threats. Each performs well. Our anti-missile SM-3 variant fired from the US Navy´s Arleigh Burke DDGs and Ticonderoga CGs defends against yet another type of weapon, up to ICBMs.

Turkey today has no place in NATO, not with its present policies and attitudes. A reliable and trustworthy Turkey would certainly be valuable [see post #5], but does not exist today. It seems the downside of keeping them in is worse than the downside of [let´s say] "easing" them aside, "out" of NATO in fact if not "officially."

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Reply 9 - Posted by: LaVallette, 11/22/2012 6:24:02 AM     (No. 9028877)

The infidels, whom the Muslims consider an abomination to their Allah and must be destroyed, are being asked to come to the Aid of a Muslim state from threats coming from another Muslim state.The seeds for the destruction of Islam is internecine warfare and we should therefore leave them to it.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 11/22/2012 8:49:48 AM     (No. 9029031)

Well, since it´s Thanksgiving, I´ll pardon Turkey - for a day- and then it´s back to some more Muslim on Muslim fun!

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