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Russia says Turkey risked
lives of passengers

Reuters, by Staff

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Posted By:Photoonist, 10/11/2012 2:40:33 PM

Istanbul - Moscow accused Ankara of endangering Russian lives on Thursday after Turkey forced a Syrian passenger plane to land and seized what it suspected was military equipment being ferried from Russia to Syrian President Bashar Assad. Damascus said the interception of the Syrian Air plane was an act of piracy, further heightening tensions between the neighbors after Turkey's chief of staff warned his troops would respond with greater force if shells from Syria continued to hit Turkish territory. (Snip) A source in a Russian arms exporting agency told Interfax the jet was carrying no Russian weapons or military equipment.

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Russia claims there were no arms. Turkey claims it has confiscated military equipment. Russia still has regular cargo flights into Syria and its own navy ships dock at Tartus where they can offload anything. Russia could file a formal protests; Turkey can show confiscated arms real or fake. The next Russian flight could have a military escort in the vicinity rapidly ratcheting up the tensions and the consequences.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 10/11/2012 3:42:20 PM     (No. 8926361)

Reuters so can not true. I believe it would be illegal to put arms in a passenger plane. By the way, how would the Russian arms exporting agency know what was in a Syrian passenger plane? Me thinks they are too sure meaning they did know about the weapons. Putin's Russia is as untrustworthy as any Democrat.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: veritas, 10/11/2012 3:43:20 PM     (No. 8926366)

Where was it, Iraq [under Saddam] or Iran, where some Russians were attacked [whatever], and next day, some of the locals had disappeared? Something like that. Upshot -- wrong guys to mess with.

Putin is the wrong guy to be on the wrong side of. Remember his former department?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: FLCracker, 10/11/2012 4:44:17 PM     (No. 8926542)

Shades of the Lusitania!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Bevan, 10/11/2012 4:55:52 PM     (No. 8926564)

If Russia attacked Turkey from the rear, do you think Greece would help?

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