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Syria Shoots at Second Turkish Aircraft
Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/6/12 | Chana Yaar

Posted on 06/25/2012 2:28:03 PM PDT by Eleutheria5

Syria has attempted to shoot down a second Turkish aircraft searching for missing pilots, Ankara announced Monday.

Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc told a news conference the Turkish plane, which was searching for the jet that was shot down last week, was not damaged in the incident.

He met with reporters following a seven hour cabinet meeting that focused on Syria's attack last week on Turkey's war plane.

The F-4 reconnaissance aircraft was allegedly shot down while still technically in international air space near the border with Syria – about 13 nautical miles away, according to Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.

Arinc added that Syria would not go unpunished for shooting down the aircraft, which Ankara said was on an unarmed training mission to carry out a radar system test. Both of the pilots who were aboard the aircraft are still missing.

Ankara said that Turkey would protect itself against Syria's “hostile action” within the framework of international law. Syria gave no warning before opening fire. .....

(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: aircraft; syria; turkey; war; waronterror
Little Green Man in Bashar's Head (LGMIBH): Earth to Bashar...Earth to Bashar...Come in Bashar...

Bashar: Yes, Green Munchkin. I read you. Please tell me how to get out of this mess.

LGMIBH: Start a war, you idiot. It will make the rebels look like traitors, and divert the people's attention.

Bashar: But if I start a war with Israel, they might beat us and then I'll be humiliated before the whole world!

LGMIBH: Israel, Israel, Israel. Is that all you can think of? Use your imagination, Bashar!

Bashar: OK. Imagination. Um...tell soldiers to find dissidents' female relatives, and violate them in front of dissidents. Yeah. I wanna watch, baby!

LGMIBH: Not now, Bashar. Use it to find someone else to start a war with.

Bashar: Um...there's Lebanon, but I am friends with Hizbollah. If they fight with me, then they don't come here and rape dissidents' kinfolk while I watch. (Oh, yeah, baby!) So that leaves Jordan, but Jordan's no fun. Just a few Bedouins and a few jillion Palestinians. So let me see....Israel, no, Lebanon, no...Jordan--I know! Let's attack Turkey! They aren't even Arabs! Heh heh. Heheheh. Heheheheheh. Then we rape head Turk's grandma. Hehehehehehe.

LGMIBH: Very good, Bashar. I see work is done here. Time to inspire the Egyptian President elect. See you later.

1 posted on 06/25/2012 2:28:20 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5

Okay, the first time was an ‘accident’.
The second time ain’t no accident.............


2 posted on 06/25/2012 2:31:19 PM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: Eleutheria5

That’s it Syria, force Turkey to kick your ass. We’ll see how much of an Iranian sock puppet you are then.


3 posted on 06/25/2012 2:32:18 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Remove all Democrats from the Republican party, and we won't have much Left, just a lot of Right.)
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To: Eleutheria5

WTF!!! Two theories:

1: Bashar has lost his mind or lost control over his military forces.
2: Someone working or part of the rebels fired this 2nd time to attempt to draw Turkey in.


4 posted on 06/25/2012 2:32:53 PM PDT by C19fan
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To: Eleutheria5
I know! Let's attack Turkey!

Turkey would kick Syria's butt by the end of the week.

5 posted on 06/25/2012 2:33:47 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: DoughtyOne

Those tough Turkish SOBs on the border are sharpening their nice knives ready to loop off some Syrian heads.


6 posted on 06/25/2012 2:35:00 PM PDT by C19fan
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To: Eleutheria5

We should send da Toiks some Wild Weasals.


7 posted on 06/25/2012 2:37:41 PM PDT by Happy Rain ("You may call me a racist but I insist Obama is not God.")
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To: Red Badger

It just gets better and better every day and it just went from bad to worse of course.

Troublesome times are here.


8 posted on 06/25/2012 2:39:15 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (You've been screwed by your government.)
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To: DoughtyOne

Corn futures should be trading up on the basis of projected popcorn consumption, as prospect of war between Islamofascists and just plain fascists emerges.


9 posted on 06/25/2012 2:39:46 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: C19fan

I wouldn’t doubt it. Turkey IS NOT going to roll over on this.


10 posted on 06/25/2012 2:40:23 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Remove all Democrats from the Republican party, and we won't have much Left, just a lot of Right.)
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To: C19fan
There is a third possiblity........


11 posted on 06/25/2012 2:41:09 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Eleutheria5

Yes, as long as they’re going to do damage to each other, pass the bowl... ;^)


12 posted on 06/25/2012 2:46:45 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Remove all Democrats from the Republican party, and we won't have much Left, just a lot of Right.)
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To: DoughtyOne

They may not have the best or newest weapons, but I would not screw with the Turkish Army.


13 posted on 06/25/2012 2:57:56 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Eleutheria5
Turkey will not do a damn thing. The entire so called free world is built around cowards and the opposition knows it. The cowardly Turkish Country should be ashamed.
14 posted on 06/25/2012 2:58:16 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: The Antiyuppie

I agree, and vicious is the word that comes to mind.


15 posted on 06/25/2012 3:10:37 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Remove all Democrats from the Republican party, and we won't have much Left, just a lot of Right.)
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To: Logical me

Turkey might so. NATO won’t. They’ll want to talk things over with Assad.


16 posted on 06/25/2012 3:21:50 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Happy Rain

I think all USAF Phantoms have been pretty much expended as drone targets. I don’t think that there are any F-4 Wild Weasels to give.


17 posted on 06/25/2012 3:25:33 PM PDT by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: Happy Rain

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_nbDJoC58w&feature=share


18 posted on 06/25/2012 3:37:49 PM PDT by maxsand (teapot)
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To: Tallguy

I think you’re right. I was surprised Turkey was still flying F-4s. Maybe Israel can “spoof” Syria’s air defenses again so Turkey can take them out.


19 posted on 06/25/2012 3:40:06 PM PDT by Conservative Vet
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Eleutheria5, additional:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2899354/posts


20 posted on 06/25/2012 3:49:47 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Eleutheria5, additional:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2899354/posts


21 posted on 06/25/2012 3:50:02 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Conservative Vet

Israel & Turkey used to have a kind of strategic understanding (before the Islamists got control in Turkey), but I don’t think that ever extended to the level of Operations & Tactics. My two cents.


22 posted on 06/25/2012 3:53:23 PM PDT by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: Eleutheria5

Recon F-4s are not needed of a rescue and recovery. Turkey is purposely infiltrating Syrian airspace to get a response and to coordinate military action by the Muslim Brotherhood. This is an act of war by Islamist Turkey.


23 posted on 06/25/2012 4:04:16 PM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: Eleutheria5

Aye carumba


24 posted on 06/25/2012 4:41:58 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: F15Eagle

This could spin out of control really fast. I don’t think the Russians want a war—Syria might use it to get a sort of internal peace. If War starts Russia may well sit in their port and defend it—all the while making a deal with the Rebels to help them when they win. A few thousand Turks, and a few warships and Syria would fall like a house of cards—a blitz on Damascus and it would be over in a few weeks if not days. With Syria out Lebanon will be weakened. This will hurt Iran. In the End Russia is in a position to gain new friends in the New Syria (a client state of Turkey)and gain new friends in Egypt. Its a chess game for the Russkies.


25 posted on 06/25/2012 11:03:13 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

This probably won’t happen but imagine this scenario (because odd things do happen in this world).

If Assad feels squeezed, especially now that he has angered Turkey (are those two airmen dead from the first RF-4? I have not heard of them being found) if he were to fire SCUD’s with gas at Israel (which would be certifiable) Israel would likely nuke him in response (Isaiah 17) like they threatened to do with Saddam and Israeli Jericho 2’s.

That would possibly put a hook into Russia’s jaw if they lost people. That’s why I hate to see them there, while NATO Turkey is embroiled into this with Syria.

More often than not, the worst does *not* happen. Thank God. But there’s a lot of funky pieces moving in the Middle East these days (Egypt for example).


26 posted on 06/25/2012 11:15:04 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: Eleutheria5

War, good God y’all!


27 posted on 06/26/2012 4:17:07 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Eleutheria5

The current Syrian regime appears to have a death wish.


28 posted on 06/26/2012 9:01:55 AM PDT by robowombat
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To: Eleutheria5

In before a story from some lunatic claiming it was Zionists pretending to be Syrian who shot down the Turkish plane...or am I too late?


29 posted on 06/26/2012 1:28:03 PM PDT by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: lormand

The Zionist conspirators will be blamed when and if Syria decides it doesn’t want a war with Turkey after all.


30 posted on 06/26/2012 2:20:33 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Ba’athists v. Ottomans redux.


31 posted on 06/26/2012 2:24:30 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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