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U.S. Considers Basing Predators in Turkey
Associated Press ^ | Staff

Posted on 09/11/2011 5:42:20 PM PDT by Nachum

The U.S. and Turkey are discussing how to continue cooperation against terrorist targets in northern Iraq after U.S. forces leave Iraq in December, including the possibility of basing Predator drones in Turkey, a U.S. official said Sunday. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to discuss the matter publicly. The U.S. currently is sharing Predator surveillance data with Turkey as part of a joint effort to combat the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, which the U.S. considers a terrorist group and whose fighters have launched cross-border attacks into Turkey from northern Iraq. The Predators, capable of transmitting

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KEYWORDS: predators; turkey
Yeah, this will work.

Bleh

(I think I'll start building my bomb shelter...)

1 posted on 09/11/2011 5:42:25 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

I thing they should consider basing basters there too.


2 posted on 09/11/2011 5:43:48 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Nachum

Turkey and Egypt are no longer allies. What will it take to prove that to this administration?


3 posted on 09/11/2011 5:44:09 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


4 posted on 09/11/2011 5:44:17 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Wrong move again by this lame ass idiot-ridden administration. =.=


5 posted on 09/11/2011 5:47:44 PM PDT by cranked
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To: All

US considering basting Turkeys in what???


6 posted on 09/11/2011 5:47:53 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Exercise your right to arm bears.)
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To: Nachum
basing or basting?
7 posted on 09/11/2011 5:48:00 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (...then they came for the guitars, and we kicked their sorry faggot asses into the dust)
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To: Paladin2

“I thing they should consider basing basters there too.”

Turkey Basters. Hmmmmm. It just might work. Look up land grab in the dictionary...


8 posted on 09/11/2011 5:49:50 PM PDT by jessduntno (Obama shanks. America tanks.)
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To: Nachum
here's a better approach for dealing with Turkey

9 posted on 09/11/2011 5:52:12 PM PDT by ari-freedom (It's time for Obama to get a downgrade.)
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To: Nachum
Gigantic Turkey [ which moves more and more towards Islamism] is becoming more dangerous than the little PKK.
10 posted on 09/11/2011 5:52:58 PM PDT by PRePublic (9)
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To: Nachum

I’m thinking that perhaps it is time to support the Kurds and not the worthless Turks.


11 posted on 09/11/2011 5:53:35 PM PDT by Bobalu (More rubble, less trouble)
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To: the invisib1e hand

he said blasting, blasting Turkeys predators.


12 posted on 09/11/2011 5:54:01 PM PDT by himno hero (Obamas theme...Death to America...The crusaders will pay!)
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To: Nachum
Shall we have Erdoğan and Gül over for cooked as Thanksgiving dinner then? Their Islamic feathers need to be plucked.
13 posted on 09/11/2011 5:55:48 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Nachum

they could base some Predators on our southern border...


14 posted on 09/11/2011 5:56:18 PM PDT by Irenic
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To: Nachum

Lets save ourselves some money and just send the blue prints and technical specifications directly to terrorists and our other enemies.


15 posted on 09/11/2011 6:04:30 PM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: Nachum

Putting Predators in a country that is turning hostile.

What could go wrong?


16 posted on 09/11/2011 6:04:30 PM PDT by lurk
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To: Nachum
Will all of the Predators be used for surveillance and action against the PKK or is Obama preparing the way for use against Israel?
17 posted on 09/11/2011 6:05:50 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: Nachum

There will be so much to be undone come Jan 2013.


18 posted on 09/11/2011 6:08:42 PM PDT by swamprebel (Where liberty dwells, there is my country.)
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To: Nachum

Using Turkey for this will turn out to be a bad idea


19 posted on 09/11/2011 6:10:02 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Nachum
The Predators, capable of transmitting full-motion video, are flow from bases in Iraq.

All your bases are belong to us??

20 posted on 09/11/2011 6:10:44 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (Hurricane Irene is Obama's fault because he hates people in general. Fair's fair.)
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To: swamprebel

Some of us have been keeping a list....


21 posted on 09/11/2011 6:10:44 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Using Turkey for this will turn out to be a bad idea


22 posted on 09/11/2011 6:13:13 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Nachum

Ah, we had one pro-American region in the entire Middle East outside of Israel: Kurdistan. This will end that.

My question is, what do we get from Turkey in return for killing Kurds for them? Nothing. It’s an insane policy and shouldn’t even be contemplated.


23 posted on 09/11/2011 6:14:56 PM PDT by denydenydeny (The moment you step into a world of facts, you step into a world of limits. --Chesterton)
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To: Nachum

Turkey is apparently under the rule of a man who believes the world will end in 2038. He is apparently as backward and deranged as Iran’s Ahmedinijad and Turkey is threatening acts of war against our strongest ally in the region, Israel. What the hell is wrong with our government and military that we would even consider supplying leading-edge military technology to this country?


24 posted on 09/11/2011 6:16:19 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: Nachum
U.S. Considers Basing Predators in Turkey

How 'bout we gather up our world-wide marbles and come home?

Protect ourselves, protect our true allies, develop our own resources...and stop trying to pacify and peaceify people who want us dead!

Geesh! Why is this so difficult?

25 posted on 09/11/2011 6:22:10 PM PDT by MamaTexan (I am ~Person~ as created by the Law of Nature, not a 'person' as created by the laws of Man)
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To: denydenydeny
It’s an insane policy and shouldn’t even be contemplated.

But it achieves the "optics" Obama feels are necessary for his re-election. And after all, isn't taht what's important? /sarc
26 posted on 09/11/2011 6:25:46 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Gen.Blather

You were almost right. Turkey is NOT a friend of the US, they are,on the other hand a friend of the administration.


27 posted on 09/11/2011 6:28:21 PM PDT by WePledge (Ich werde fur immer ein Hollenhund werden. Semper Fidelis)
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To: Nachum

Typical Obama!

Turkey turned on ISRAEL so now he wants to ARM a Israel hating country.

Obummer is a Muzzie.......


28 posted on 09/11/2011 6:41:00 PM PDT by ncfool (The new USSA - United Socialist States of AmeriKa. Welcome to Obummers world or Obamaville USSA.I)
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To: Nachum

More from this communist government making army weapon stations and giving bigger and better missile weapons in islamic countries for the terrorists.


29 posted on 09/11/2011 6:42:27 PM PDT by lephantom
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To: jessduntno

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071230/quotes?qt=qt0511663


30 posted on 09/11/2011 7:01:29 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Exercise your right to arm bears.)
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To: Nachum
Undermining our allies and rewarding our enemies again.

Obama is becoming very adept at this sort of sellout.

31 posted on 09/11/2011 7:11:05 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Nachum

It’s the Turks that are terrorist threat. They are intent on aiding the PA against Israel which could be a big problem after the UN vote on PA independence. The PA will declare independence and ask for Turkish help no matter what the outcome of the vote.The Israelis are considering helping the Kurds and Armenians right now.
Maybe the drones could be made to remotely self destruct if Turkey behaves badly.


32 posted on 09/11/2011 7:11:41 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: BipolarBob

Heh heh heh ... it’s twue what they say about your turkey basters!


33 posted on 09/11/2011 7:15:09 PM PDT by jessduntno (Obama shanks. America tanks.)
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To: Nachum

Do not trust turdkey, they are NOT our friends.


34 posted on 09/12/2011 3:31:27 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Obammy is little more than a quota boy with a teleprompter)
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To: Nachum

we on this site all know this is not just a bad idea, it is part of the nobama muslim caliphate plan. but the rest of the USA either won’t be aware of it, or will think, ‘this is good, we are playing nice’ with turkey.

more here:
http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/generic/story_channel.jsp?channel=defense&id=news/awx/2011/09/12/awx_09_12_2011_p0-368363.xml&headline=Turkey In Talks To House U.S. Drones

where the roto-reuters reporter calls turkey a vital USA ally, when the true description is, as WePledge pointed out, is that turkey is a vital ally of ‘the administration’.


35 posted on 09/13/2011 4:37:34 AM PDT by jbp1 (be nice now)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Nachum. Another stellar move by Zero.
36 posted on 09/13/2011 8:15:36 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: ncfool

It’s just the first step in Obama’s proxy war against Israel.


37 posted on 09/13/2011 8:29:57 PM PDT by this_ol_patriot (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner)
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