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Syria shoots down Turkish F-4 fighter jet
Fox News | 22 June 2012 | Fox News

Posted on 06/22/2012 9:51:45 AM PDT by WellyP

URGENT: Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan reportedly says that Syria has admitted to and apologized for shooting down a Turkish warplane, Reuters reports


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: vanity

1 posted on 06/22/2012 9:51:51 AM PDT by WellyP
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To: WellyP

Turkey Shoot! And to think they are part of NATO.


2 posted on 06/22/2012 9:59:29 AM PDT by stocksthatgoup (Common sense although common knowledge is seldom common practice.)
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To: WellyP

Getting a bit jumpy?


3 posted on 06/22/2012 10:00:35 AM PDT by Pecos (Constitution? Oh, you mean that thing we USED to have.)
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To: WellyP

The Turks are one group of people you don’t want to mess with. This could be a problem for Syria.


4 posted on 06/22/2012 10:02:35 AM PDT by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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The Turks are one group of people you don’t want to mess with. This could be a problem for Syria.

Shining spots of incompetence can show up in the most fierce organization.

6 posted on 06/22/2012 10:10:02 AM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: Skooz

They, the Turks, are probably just sorry that the news release wasn’t managed so they could blame the Israelis. Not that they won’t still try.


7 posted on 06/22/2012 10:10:02 AM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: F15Eagle

Have been on the Breaking News Thread F15 regarding this subject. Has any news organization interviewed the pilots or pilot of the (allege) shot down Turkish plane?


9 posted on 06/22/2012 10:16:40 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: WellyP

It must take a lot of work to keep an old F-4 Phantom in the air after all these years.


11 posted on 06/22/2012 10:24:27 AM PDT by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: F15Eagle

Agreed. A Wag or Eat the Dog moment is not in order. A prayer for time and truth.


12 posted on 06/22/2012 10:24:46 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: WellyP
Dear President Assad,

Please say hello to my little friends:


13 posted on 06/22/2012 10:50:39 AM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: WellyP

Suggests that Turkish aircraft ECM and countermeasures are lacking.


14 posted on 06/22/2012 11:14:19 AM PDT by pabianice
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It was a “flying brick”. I don’t think they had and counter measures at all. The Turkish F16 are a totally different animal. Want to bet the IAF was watching all of this?


15 posted on 06/22/2012 12:45:56 PM PDT by WellyP (question!)
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To: WellyP
Turkish
16 posted on 06/22/2012 12:55:21 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: WellyP

The thought it was an Israeli plane. Oh well no big deal. We’re sorry.


17 posted on 06/22/2012 1:00:27 PM PDT by ncfool (OMG 2012)
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To: WellyP

The fighter jet was shot down over the coastal town of Ra’es al-Baseet and went into the water near the seaside city of Latakia. Another jet was also shot at.

Both pilots are in Syrian custody, Syria has apologized for the shoot down and will return the pilots.


18 posted on 06/22/2012 1:15:17 PM PDT by gandalftb (The art of diplomacy says "nice doggie", until you find a bigger rock.)
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To: WellyP
Some iNet sites are reporting it as an RF-4E. Makes sense it would be one of those at this time.


19 posted on 06/22/2012 4:49:08 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Rules are for the guidance of wise men and the blind obedience of fools - Solon, Lawmaker of Athens)
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To: F15Eagle

Syria might be trying to draw NATO into the fray so Russia can justify sending arms to the region.
The Middle East is Gods Monkey House. Everyone throwing their own crap at each other with no rhyme or reason. Arm Israel to the teeth,start drilling here and be done with the lot of them.


20 posted on 06/23/2012 1:45:32 AM PDT by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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