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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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To: Dog
The mooooolahs in Iran must be getting worried now.
21 posted on 01/12/2007 10:57:52 AM PST by msnimje (You simply cannot be Christian and Pro-Abortion.)
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To: llevrok
Nary a shot needs to be fired.

Killjoy.

22 posted on 01/12/2007 10:58:27 AM PST by null and void (Propaganda doesn't have to make sense. Hell, it often works better if it doesn't.)
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To: Dog

Iran - starting with a 2000lb JDAM through Ahmadenijad's bedroom window. Then on to wherever the Iran government meets, take the whole building out during a meeting.

A single 500 lb bomb through Ghaddafi's bedroom window brought him to heel.

There's somethin' happening here,
What it is ain't exactly clear.
There's a man with a gun over there,
Tellin' me I gotta beware.
I think it's time we stop,
Hey, what's that sound,
Everybody look what's going down.


- For What It's Worth, Stephen Stills, 1966


23 posted on 01/12/2007 10:59:41 AM PST by astounded (Islam - a murderous cult masquerading as a religion...)
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To: Dog
This President likes it fast and loose with planned events. Like the handover of gov't. in Iraq. No waiting for the scheduled and widely publicized date, and thereby giving the creeps a perfect blueprint for disrupting the handover.

These guys will once again be presented with the done deed, when it is no longer something that they can interrupt or or challenge.

Can't wait. 'W' is the man!
24 posted on 01/12/2007 11:00:14 AM PST by SMARTY ("Stay together, pay the soldiers and forget everything else." Lucius Septimus Severus)
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To: Dog; Nancee; All
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.

Ayup, the greatest exercise of all time is about to begin! We have other planes exercising in eastern Iraq. They are jogging around the track, stretching their wings and tales and lumbering up! FNC, a few days ago, said that B2s bombed the insurgents east of Baghdad, however, I saw B1s on the accompanying video. I don't know if FOX was confused or let the cat out of the bag.

Everything is adding up to have faith in this President who isn't going to leave office before pulverizing Iran's nukes and military infrastructure. I truly believe it. I think it's coming sooner than the RATS expect.

Biden started already squealing: You cant attack Iran without Congress approval!

Biden, the Bidet, keep ringing the alarm and alerting the Iranian enemy. Get our kids killed and captured, that's the spirit! Oh sh!t we may make it past the RATS and win the whole war with Iran, in Iraq, and with global terrorists! Wow, that's unacceptable, isn't it RATTY traitors?

You RAT bastards will get no say, the 60-day CIC powers before you can control anything. You and your MSM fifth column will lose and that, by definition is an AMERICAN win!

25 posted on 01/12/2007 11:10:06 AM PST by melancholy
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To: melancholy

tales = tails

, by definition...= , by definition,...


26 posted on 01/12/2007 11:11:45 AM PST by melancholy
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To: Dog

I thought we were not on good terms with Turkey because of the Kurds in Iraq?


27 posted on 01/12/2007 11:12:38 AM PST by MinorityRepublican (Everyone that doesn't like what America and President Bush has done for Iraq can all go to HELL)
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To: MinorityRepublican

That's right...that is what is so strange about this.....


28 posted on 01/12/2007 11:13:27 AM PST by mystery-ak (My Son, My Soldier, My Hero........God Speed Jonathan......)
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To: Dog

Iran is in play.

Finally.


29 posted on 01/12/2007 11:14:39 AM PST by Rb ver. 2.0
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To: Dog
What you are looking at is the gradual buildup of forces ahead of military action against Iran.

* By early Feb there will be two carrier groups operating in the area, not part of regular rotation, the Stennis deployed early so that where would be a 2 month overlap, meaning there will be 2 carrier groups within range of Iran until the end of March. [including 8 guided missile destroyers and 2 attack submarines].

* Patriot missile battalion(s) moved into the region.

* F-16's being sent to Turkey.

* AWACS aircraft being moved back into the region, this is crucial since there hasn't been an AWACS presence in the region since the Iraq war - and any potentional military activity will require this.

* 20,000+ extra troops being moved into Iraq may free up certain elements that may be used in an attack on Iran.

* USS Boxer strike group is in the region.

* USS Bataan strike group left port recently to sail to the region.

And this is only the open source information, no doubt there is a lot more happening that we don't know about.

If any military action against Iran/Syria is being planned, or if the US is positioning to prepare for Iran's responce of an Israeli attack, then everything points to this happening between early Feb and late March

30 posted on 01/12/2007 11:15:49 AM PST by maquiladora
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To: Dog

Iran must feel a bit surrounded by all this....

31 posted on 01/12/2007 11:19:41 AM PST by Dilbert56
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To: maquiladora

I think you are right on target....I am hearing the same assumptions here at home.....we will see...


32 posted on 01/12/2007 11:20:55 AM PST by mystery-ak (My Son, My Soldier, My Hero........God Speed Jonathan......)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0
Iran is in play.

Finally.

Actually, taking care of Iran would be part of a rational, comprehensive plan to insure success in Iraq. The sectarian violence is fueled by someone, somewhere. Best part is that Iran is so darn close to lots of existing U.S. military bases and personnel - Iraq and Afghanistan. That's a two front war for Iran.

33 posted on 01/12/2007 11:21:46 AM PST by Bosco (Remember how you felt on September 11?)
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To: noname07718

Exactly. See my post above.


34 posted on 01/12/2007 11:21:50 AM PST by maquiladora
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To: Yo-Yo

And we were on immediate deployment status in Germany...already had rations, ammo, etc palletized and ready to go. Quite unusual for mechanized infantry in that day. When they had us update wills and punched out extra dog tags for us we knew they weren't playing around.

Yes, those were exciting days!


35 posted on 01/12/2007 11:23:39 AM PST by Eagle Eye (I'm a RINO because I'm too conservative to be a real Republican.)
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To: Bosco

I contend that Iran/Syria were in the plan from day one of the Iraq invasion.


36 posted on 01/12/2007 11:23:56 AM PST by Rb ver. 2.0
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To: Dog; Brucifer

*ping*


37 posted on 01/12/2007 11:24:27 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life)
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To: mtbopfuyn

that's "turn your head and cough, please".


38 posted on 01/12/2007 11:25:06 AM PST by epluribus_2
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To: maquiladora
Hey Maq,

I agree with your assessment.

* 20,000+ extra troops being moved into Iraq may free up certain elements that may be used in an attack on Iran.

Probably enough to capture Iran's western oil fields in tact.

...everything points to this happening between early Feb and late March

Yup, late winter/early spring........exactly.

39 posted on 01/12/2007 11:25:43 AM PST by melancholy
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

perhaps, but I don't think this is the "big one" against iran. I think we would attack targets along the borders used as assembly areas for men and munitions coming into iraq. in other words, I don't think this is going to be any kind of all out assault against iran, their military, their nuclear program, their ability to close the persian gulf, etc.


40 posted on 01/12/2007 11:26:15 AM PST by oceanview
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To: NordP

Only a moron would announce ALL their upcoming military plans in a "change of direction" speech. I think W has a few high-result-oriented strategic plans before this war is over.


41 posted on 01/12/2007 11:26:33 AM PST by epluribus_2
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To: Dog

Target: Tehran


42 posted on 01/12/2007 11:27:36 AM PST by KingArthur305
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To: Dog

Target: Tehran


43 posted on 01/12/2007 11:27:38 AM PST by KingArthur305
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To: maquiladora

This is another thing that I find very interesting...http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1766234/posts


44 posted on 01/12/2007 11:27:44 AM PST by mystery-ak (My Son, My Soldier, My Hero........God Speed Jonathan......)
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To: mystery-ak

Hi mystery. Prayers for your loved ones as the build up continues. Meanwhile, those embarrassing California witches, Pelosi and Boxer, are worried about ending smoking in the Capitol bldg., and Condi's lack of an "immediate" family.


45 posted on 01/12/2007 11:28:34 AM PST by Wolfstar ("Common sense is not so common." Voltaire, 1764)
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To: oceanview

perhaps, but I don't think this is the "big one" against iran.



maybe not by the US, but don't forget Israel...what are they about to do....


46 posted on 01/12/2007 11:29:16 AM PST by mystery-ak (My Son, My Soldier, My Hero........God Speed Jonathan......)
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To: Wolfstar

I know....have I told you lately how much I detest the rats...lol


47 posted on 01/12/2007 11:30:11 AM PST by mystery-ak (My Son, My Soldier, My Hero........God Speed Jonathan......)
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To: mystery-ak

And now a word from our sponsor in Iran:

"DING-DONG - Jihad calling!"


48 posted on 01/12/2007 11:30:27 AM PST by princess leah
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To: mystery-ak; MinorityRepublican

This time the stakes are enormously more dangerous. It's Iran's nukes which will empower them to swallow Iraq whole and have the Shiites threatening the all the Sunni regimes including Turkey's.


49 posted on 01/12/2007 11:31:04 AM PST by melancholy
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To: Dog

Let's make some glass!


50 posted on 01/12/2007 11:32:15 AM PST by sappy
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