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US sends warplanes to Turkey's Incirlik military base
Kuna ^ | Jan 11 2007

Posted on 01/12/2007 10:33:28 AM PST by Dog

ANKARA, Jan 11 (KUNA) -- U.S. F-16 jet-fighters arrived Thursday in Incirlik Air base in southern Turkish city of Adana after, the first time in three years.

According to Local Cihan News Agency, at least 16 F-16 jets joined by early warning system AWACS airplane, as well as tanker airplanes landed here at Incirlik coming from an American base in Germany.

An official at the U.S. embassy in Ankara announced that the planes arrived here for purpose of conducting exercises with the Turkish military in line with agreements between the two states.

Incirlik base was used as a northern recon base for American forces during the Iraqi war in 2003 and since then the base served as a logistic backup for the U.S. army.

Namik Tan, spokesman for the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, also confirmed that the U.S. planes arrived for exercises' purposes. (end) tk.

gta


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Exercises.... or....?
1 posted on 01/12/2007 10:33:30 AM PST by Dog
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To: Southack

fyi..


2 posted on 01/12/2007 10:34:08 AM PST by Dog
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To: Dog

We sent every available F-111A from our base (see tag line) to Incirlik in 1980 just days prior to the failed Hostage Rescue attempt in Iran.


3 posted on 01/12/2007 10:36:05 AM PST by Yo-Yo (USAF, TAC, 12th AF, 366 TFW, 366 MG, 366 CRS, Mtn Home AFB, 1978-81)
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To: Dog

And an additional carrier in the area?
Things must be getting ready..


4 posted on 01/12/2007 10:36:06 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Never bring a knife to a gun fight, or a Democrat to do serious work...)
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To: Dog

Bump


5 posted on 01/12/2007 10:36:24 AM PST by Constitution Day ("Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." Aldous Huxley)
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To: Dog

117's in the theatre too.


6 posted on 01/12/2007 10:36:57 AM PST by NonValueAdded (Pelosi, the call was for Comity, not Comedy. But thanks for the laughs. StarKisses, NVA.)
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To: Dog

somethings up.....


7 posted on 01/12/2007 10:37:28 AM PST by mystery-ak (My Son, My Soldier, My Hero........God Speed Jonathan......)
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To: Dog; Mo1; Cindy

Ping


8 posted on 01/12/2007 10:37:32 AM PST by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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To: Dog

"lions and tigers and bears, oh my!!!"


9 posted on 01/12/2007 10:37:36 AM PST by SMARTY ("Stay together, pay the soldiers and forget everything else." Lucius Septimus Severus)
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To: Dog

Cough, Iran, cough...


10 posted on 01/12/2007 10:38:20 AM PST by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

It is important that Iran see this is not a bluff. If anybody is bluffing it is Iran.


11 posted on 01/12/2007 10:38:30 AM PST by RightWhale
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To: mtbopfuyn

I didn't say it...:-)


12 posted on 01/12/2007 10:41:08 AM PST by Dog
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To: mtbopfuyn

that's what hubby is saying...not so much the US but Israel....have you seen all the reports of congresscritters saying that the US better stay out of Iran?...hubby also thinks this so called surge is re-enforcements for something that is about to happen.


13 posted on 01/12/2007 10:41:39 AM PST by mystery-ak (My Son, My Soldier, My Hero........God Speed Jonathan......)
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To: Dog

Makes ya go 'Hmmmm....'


14 posted on 01/12/2007 10:47:56 AM PST by MizSterious (Anonymous sources often means "the voices in my head told me.")
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To: mystery-ak
All of these assets (2nd Carrier Group, AWACS, F16s Tanker) could easily be part of a support and/or offensive package. Don't forget the Assets (B1,B2, B52 Bombers that do not need to be forward deployed any longer. All of these assets can be deployed from Kansas or Nebraska.
15 posted on 01/12/2007 10:49:10 AM PST by noname07718
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To: mystery-ak

Give me a second...I'm sending you a freepmail for Mike.


16 posted on 01/12/2007 10:49:17 AM PST by Dog
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To: Dog

:-)


17 posted on 01/12/2007 10:49:49 AM PST by NordP (America Votes: So sad to find out the majority is self-centered, short-sighted, and impatient.)
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To: mystery-ak

I would thing that having Iraq suppressed as much as possible would be needed if something was going to happen in neighboring country.


18 posted on 01/12/2007 10:51:08 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Never bring a knife to a gun fight, or a Democrat to do serious work...)
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To: mystery-ak

If your hubby's right...THIS is the kind of "strategery" I love!!! Ride 'em cowboy!


19 posted on 01/12/2007 10:51:38 AM PST by NordP (America Votes: So sad to find out the majority is self-centered, short-sighted, and impatient.)
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To: Dog
It appears Mr. Bush is using the type of diplomacy that America does best - sailing into the proverbial harbor with a battleship (117's, Awacs, Subs, aircraft carriers...) and dropping anchor.

Nary a shot needs to be fired.

20 posted on 01/12/2007 10:55:52 AM PST by llevrok
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