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Turkey dubs Syria 'a clear threat', vows to retaliate
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Posted on 06/26/2012 8:32:58 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Turkey dubs Syria 'a clear threat', vows to retaliate AFPAFP – 3 hrs ago

Turkey branded its former ally Syria "a clear and imminent threat," on Tuesday as its Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan vented his fury over the downing of a Turkish fighter jet.

In his most outspoken criticism of the Damascus regime, Erdogan vowed to retaliate against the "heinous act" and promised a change of military attitude to any Syrian officer approaching the common border.

"The rules of engagement of the Turkish Armed Forces have changed given this new development," Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan told parliament following the shooting down of F-4 Phantom jet Friday. The two pilots are still missing.

Any risk posed by Syria on the Turkish border will be "considered a threat and treated as a military target," he said in a jam-packed room of lawmakers who frequently interrupted the address with applause.

Erdogan said his government would retaliate "with determination" and take what he called the "necessary steps by determining the time, place and method by itself".

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: erdogansapansy; iran; nato; russia; syria; turkey; waronterror
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To: GonzoGOP

“Everyone else, from the Crusaders in the holy land, to the Brits at Galipoli, and the Chinese at Kumyangjang-Ni have found them tough customers. “

Although the Turks proved impossible to dislodge from the heights of Gallipoli during WWI, they got buttraped every where else...


41 posted on 06/26/2012 12:58:20 PM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: Tzimisce

A long drawn-out tie would be best, I think.


42 posted on 06/26/2012 2:14:47 PM PDT by expat2
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To: Sub-Driver

If a fighter plane wanders into Syrian airspace, you might expect it to get shot down. The Turkish government is just looking for an excuse to intervene.


43 posted on 06/26/2012 2:20:08 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: Alas Babylon!; American_Centurion; An.American.Expatriate; ASA.Ranger; ASA Vet; Ax; Azeem; ...
MI Ping

This one bears watching!

44 posted on 06/26/2012 2:46:37 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: Morgana
no matter what we do, it'll prolly be wrong...
45 posted on 06/26/2012 2:49:26 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: ASA Vet; Alas Babylon!
Have to chuckle at your ping list, ASA Vet.

The book Alas Babylon! used an inadvertant missile launch on the Syrians to lead up to nuclear hostilities between us and Soviets.

I don't reckon that will happen now, but it will be interesting to see how things shake out in the coming months. Or weeks?

46 posted on 06/26/2012 2:58:16 PM PDT by HiJinx (He who controls the water, controls life.)
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To: popdonnelly

Bingo!


47 posted on 06/26/2012 3:03:03 PM PDT by gandalftb (The art of diplomacy says "nice doggie", until you find a bigger rock.)
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To: gandalftb
Зенитная Самоходная Установка.
Zenitny Samochodnaya Ustenovka (ZSU)

Шилка shilka

ZSU-23-4

The effective vertical range is 1.5 km (0.93 mi) at a direct range to target of 2.5 km (1.6 mi) and target speed of 250 m/s (up to 500 m/s if a modern fire control system is used.)

48 posted on 06/26/2012 3:24:00 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: Tzimisce

Certainly not Syria. But recently Turkey has been headed down the road to become another Jihadistan.


49 posted on 06/26/2012 3:34:47 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: ASA Vet
The Cuban Air Defense forces use the SHILKA. Whenever there was a flap, such as flotillas from Miami heading to the island to spread propaganda, the DAAFAR (Defensa Anti-Aerea Artilleria de Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias) would roll their SHILKAS to the beach on my street. I would lace up my running shoes and jog by units to try and get some unit markings. The soldier in the turret would wave his AK-47 in the air and yell at me to stay away.

The Cuban Ministry of Defense is organized along Soviet lines. The Air Defense forces are a separate component.

50 posted on 06/26/2012 3:48:38 PM PDT by Ax
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To: popdonnelly

Correct, this is a long game of Mediterranean regional powers: Egypt v. Turkey v. Iran/Iraq v. Saudi Arabia. Each is desperate to be the next Caliphate and run worldwide Islam.

They’re deluded, but it goes with the territory/culture.


51 posted on 06/26/2012 4:41:26 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Sub-Driver
Islamist AKP/Gullen Turkey is helping rebels in Syria and is violating its airspace. It is a threat to Turkey.
All of the parties involved are evil. However, WMDs in the hand of Syria run by the Arab Revival Socialist (Ba'ath) Party are safer than in the hands of the Muslim Brotherhood. A nuclear Iran is a threat. Syria is weak. And as long as Sunni Islamists are fighting Ba'athists and Iranian special forces, the better. Let them slaughter each other. Hama Rules apply.
52 posted on 06/26/2012 5:08:37 PM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: The Pack Knight
The Turkish population could be devastated if Syria decides to use and deploy its vast Chemical and Biological WMD. Turkey has signed on to the nonproliferation treaty and has no Chemical or Biological WMD. There are US nukes residing in Turkey, but they are under Obama’s control.
53 posted on 06/26/2012 5:15:02 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks gandalftb.


54 posted on 06/26/2012 7:35:10 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Sub-Driver.


55 posted on 06/26/2012 7:54:26 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: ASA Vet
Правильно, сирийцы купили 400 из них.
56 posted on 06/26/2012 9:03:57 PM PDT by gandalftb (The art of diplomacy says "nice doggie", until you find a bigger rock.)
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To: gandalftb
Кто платит?
57 posted on 06/26/2012 9:57:45 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: Sub-Driver

Is Obama playing with the powder keg again?


58 posted on 06/26/2012 11:29:44 PM PDT by Crucial (Tolerance at the expense of equal treatment is the path to tyranny.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I hate to be melodramatic but if this planet sees its end due to the violent morons in the Middle East, it can be said that it was brought about by Barack Obama.


59 posted on 06/26/2012 11:31:32 PM PDT by Crucial (Tolerance at the expense of equal treatment is the path to tyranny.)
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To: frankenMonkey
Let them beat each other to bloody hell. Keeps them distracted from messing with Israel.

Kind of like all those Iraq - Iran wars we used to see in the '70's and '80's.

60 posted on 06/26/2012 11:34:23 PM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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