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Obama Sold Turkey Drones (Predators)
Weekly Standard ^ | 9/26/2011 | Lee Smith

Posted on 09/26/2011 1:07:58 PM PDT by mojito

Yesterday, the Turkish media reported, “Turkey … agreed with the US on a deal involving the transfer of US-engineered unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that could prove crucial in combating terrorism.” The Predator drones, expected to be delivered in June 2012, are supposed to help the Turks combat terrorists, which in Ankara’s narrow definition means the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) crossing into Turkey from the Iraq border.

The Predators, said Turkish defense minister İsmet Yilmaz, “are UAVs with better qualities and features than the [Israeli-made] Herons.” Ankara, the report explains, was “disappointed by Israel's failure to return six Herons it had sent to the country for maintenance.”

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Israel; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: ayersintifada; demclowns; democrats; dncintifada; drones; dronesturkey; erdogan; kurdistan; manchurianmuslim; obama; obamaintifada; predators; russia; serbia; turkey; turkishintifada
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So let me get this right: Israel sold Turkey drones but refused to return some sent back to Israel for maintenance because of the nasty anti-Israel talk coming out of Ankara. And then 0bama went and sold Turkey Predator drones to spite Israel and to reward Turkey for their recent anti-Israel threats and diatribes. And of course these Predators are going to end up being examined by the Chinese, who will find them very interesting, I'm sure.

And this on top of 0bama's decision to place a sensitive NATO radar station in Turkey.

And people somehow have gotten the impression that 0bama is anti-Israel and works to undermine US security from the Oval Office. I wonder how anyone ever got that idea?

Really, how could anyone call this treason from within?

1 posted on 09/26/2011 1:08:08 PM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito
What is a "Turkey Drone?"

:>}

2 posted on 09/26/2011 1:10:30 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Palin is coming, and the Tea Party is coming with her.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Maybe some that do not fly?


3 posted on 09/26/2011 1:12:08 PM PDT by Rogle
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

You wondered too?


4 posted on 09/26/2011 1:12:14 PM PDT by SMARTY ("Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny. " Edmund Burke)
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To: mojito
Obama’s true colors show up when he's undermining Israel...
5 posted on 09/26/2011 1:12:32 PM PDT by GOPJ (Muslims will want to go to the moon when the Jews set up Israel there. - Dennis Miller)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
What is a "Turkey Drone?"


6 posted on 09/26/2011 1:14:18 PM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“Obama Sold Turkey Drones (Predators)”

Most likely this is an expose on his activities as a youth in Indonesia. Roadside poultry vendor. They were supposed to be harmless drones but it turned out he was selling violent predatory fowl.


7 posted on 09/26/2011 1:14:46 PM PDT by Lady Lucky
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
What is a "Turkey Drone?"

I hear it's healthier than a Beef Drone.
8 posted on 09/26/2011 1:14:46 PM PDT by BikerJoe
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To: Rogle

OH THE HUMANITY!

9 posted on 09/26/2011 1:15:52 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (California: Making Texas more Conservative one voter at a time)
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To: Rogle

I thought turkey’s could fly!


10 posted on 09/26/2011 1:16:02 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Oh, the horror, the horror. They are hitting the ground like sacks of wet cement!

As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly

11 posted on 09/26/2011 1:17:03 PM PDT by lonevoice (The Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers, impeach we much)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Sarah Palin used to have them killed.
12 posted on 09/26/2011 1:17:21 PM PDT by Lady Lucky
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To: mojito

13 posted on 09/26/2011 1:17:32 PM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
What is a "Turkey Drone?"

They can't reproduce and spend their lives foraging and bringing food back to the hive.


14 posted on 09/26/2011 1:18:54 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Now days calling someone a racist is like telling them there's a crumb on their chin)
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To: mojito

As God is my witness I thought Turkey Drones could fly...


15 posted on 09/26/2011 1:19:10 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't Blame Me, I voted for Kodos!)
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To: mojito

16 posted on 09/26/2011 1:20:01 PM PDT by Chaguito
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To: Iron Munro
Barry must be the queen.
17 posted on 09/26/2011 1:20:15 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Palin is coming, and the Tea Party is coming with her.)
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To: Lady Lucky
No, she didn't.

She murdered them herself... from a helicopter!

;-)

18 posted on 09/26/2011 1:21:07 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't Blame Me, I voted for Kodos!)
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To: mojito
Thanks Obama. . Do China and Russia have one now too? Huh? Answer the question!
19 posted on 09/26/2011 1:22:22 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
What is a "Turkey Drone?"

Kind of like a liberal speech. They just drone on and on, never get to the point and put you to sleep.

20 posted on 09/26/2011 1:22:37 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: mojito

I wish I could stop laughing. My keyboard is getting icky.

So, let me get this straight: OUR congress has spend considerable time and energy to get Turkey to apologize for the mass gencide of the Kurds.

Now we are selling them Turkey Drones (still laughing) to facilitate more of the same?

Who the hell is running this country? It sounds like all politicians need to be on lithium.


21 posted on 09/26/2011 1:23:11 PM PDT by SusaninOhio
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To: mojito
Well, there are already a half dozen WKRP references, destroying my plans to appear witty. So here's a replacement picture of a turkey and a turkey drone.


22 posted on 09/26/2011 1:23:54 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Compare "Delay is preferable to error" - Thomas Jefferson // "Pass this bill now!" - Barack Obama)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

The funniest WKRP episode without a doubt. I laugh just thinking about it.


23 posted on 09/26/2011 1:24:15 PM PDT by CIB-173RDABN (California does not have a money problem, it has a spending problem.)
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To: WayneS

I’d post a youtube link of the Palin Turkey Kill interview, but don’t want to contribute to the traffic! :)


24 posted on 09/26/2011 1:26:53 PM PDT by Lady Lucky
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
What is a "Turkey Drone?"

That was my first thought from the headline - something like a duck decoy, maybe?


25 posted on 09/26/2011 1:27:12 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: KarlInOhio

...and the viewer is left to decide which is which. I like it!


27 posted on 09/26/2011 1:28:47 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't Blame Me, I voted for Kodos!)
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To: mojito

Hopefully the remote OFF switch remains functional.


28 posted on 09/26/2011 1:30:01 PM PDT by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: BikerJoe

Turkey drone: It’s like a Meatball calzone except with turkey.


29 posted on 09/26/2011 1:30:09 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: mojito

Turkey threatened war against Israel and is going to go to war against Israel. That means to us, that we need to remove Turkey from NATO immediately, and stop ALL funding and military aid NOW!!!

Where the hell is the Republican Congress in this? They need to shut down the government over this yesterday!


30 posted on 09/26/2011 1:30:30 PM PDT by Dogbert41 (http://www.durban3nyc.com/. Go there and learn what those who seek to destroy Israel are up to)
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To: KarlInOhio

Look at the body language - 0 is afraid of that bird.


31 posted on 09/26/2011 1:32:37 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: mojito

Turkey Drone (range: western US)


32 posted on 09/26/2011 1:32:48 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Now days calling someone a racist is like telling them there's a crumb on their chin)
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To: Art in Idaho

LOL, you can bet they have copies already built.


33 posted on 09/26/2011 1:33:32 PM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow democrats.)
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To: mojito
Turkey Drone


34 posted on 09/26/2011 1:35:35 PM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war)
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To: Art in Idaho

LOL, you can bet they have copies already built. No big deal, most of the electronics are probably built in china.


35 posted on 09/26/2011 1:35:41 PM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow democrats.)
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To: mojito
Oh that's just great—especially as how Turkey is getting more and more in bed with the jihadists.

Soon some Mohammed Atta wannabe in Ankara is going to be working a computer joystick while looking in the monitor for some juicy target in NYC to launch his Hellfire missiles at.

36 posted on 09/26/2011 1:36:52 PM PDT by Happy Rain ("Yer it!")
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To: MrB

O remembers when the turkey attacked Clinton’s willie.


37 posted on 09/26/2011 1:43:06 PM PDT by Inspectorette
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To: mojito
“The capitalist will sell you the rope with which you'll hang him.”

Unfortunately this is the reality, period. When we boycotted Pakistan the French raced in and sold their stuff. The Germans have Iran as one of their biggest trading partners. Austrian 50 cals to Iran and then Iraq... Somehow post 1991 mines made in Italy were in Iraq. France had refurbished Roland air defense missiles they sold the Saddam regime, some delivered only MONTHS before the invasion.

With the end of the Cold War came a break in a common unified security policy towards the remaining threats and especially when economic interests are involved it has become a complete free frawl. Money talks, politicians worry about self preservation, big business has a lot of clout, these stories are non-issues in today's media, and many nations/people have no perceived threat to self. So you see an entirely reckless behavior.

38 posted on 09/26/2011 1:44:27 PM PDT by Red6
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To: mojito
Ankara, the report explains, was “disappointed by Israel's failure to return six Herons it had sent to the country for maintenance.”

Way to go, Israel. Great job!!!!

39 posted on 09/26/2011 1:53:33 PM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war)
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To: Raycpa

Turkey drone = Obama speaking


40 posted on 09/26/2011 2:10:28 PM PDT by taterjay
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To: mojito
I wonder which model he is selling them. Hopefully the last one.


41 posted on 09/26/2011 2:11:46 PM PDT by RightFighter (Now back to my war station.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

turkey drones are sort of like gizzards I think...


42 posted on 09/26/2011 2:31:27 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: KarlInOhio

So here’s a replacement picture of a turkey and a turkey drone... I see the turkey and his drone..What is the fat bird doing in the middle? Laying eggs for Biden?


43 posted on 09/26/2011 2:51:37 PM PDT by Safetgiver (I'd rather die under a free American sky than live under a Socialist regime.)
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To: mojito

Wait...just last week I read here on FR that Turkey is about to sell their domestically developed drones to Egypt (or one of those other Arab countries). So they don’t trust in their home-made tech for their own use?


44 posted on 09/26/2011 3:00:37 PM PDT by Moltke (Always retaliate first.)
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To: mojito

I hate to be a nag, but I remember many Freepers telling me, we can’t stand up to Turkey, “because we need them.” Many Freepers seem to feel we should do whatever Turkey wants.


45 posted on 09/26/2011 3:12:04 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: KarlInOhio

Which is which?


46 posted on 09/26/2011 3:29:49 PM PDT by reg45 (I'm not angry that Lincoln freed the slaves. I'm angry that Franklin Roosevelt bought them back.)
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Thanks mojito.


48 posted on 09/26/2011 3:43:13 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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Can’t help but wonder why Turkey is such an important ally these days. Perhaps they’re not as awful as Pakistan, but...


49 posted on 09/26/2011 4:44:42 PM PDT by yup2394871293
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To: mojito
Obama Sold Turkey Drones (Predators)

This whole thread would have been a lot shorter if the author of the article had titled it "Obama sold drones to Turkey".

But it wouldn't have been as funny.....even though it is a serious and stupid thing he did (not to mention a slap in the face of Israel who is the only true democracy in the Mideast).

50 posted on 09/26/2011 4:54:49 PM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war)
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