Skip to comments.Syria May Have Mistaken Turkish Jet for Israeli One
Posted on 06/27/2012 2:00:32 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
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A Syrian minister on Wednesday was quoted as saying his country's forces may have mistaken the Turkish plane they shot down for an Israeli one.
Syrian Information Minister Omran al-Zoebi told the Turkish news channel A Haber in a telephone interview that Damascus did "not want a crisis between Turkey and Syria."
Al-Zoebi said Turkish and Israeli fighter jets were mostly US-made, which may have led the Syrian forces to mistake it for an Israeli jet.
However, military observers note that Israel retired its last F-4 Phantom jet the type of jet shot down by Syria - in 2004.
Turkey warned Syria on Tuesday to keep its troops away from the countries' troubled border or risk an armed response, an angry reply to the downing of the Turkish reconnaissance plane last week.
The warning came after Turkey deployed its own forces along its Syrian frontier on Wednesday.
However, Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan clearly stated on Wednesday that Ankara had no intention of attacking Syria.
The statement was a clear drawing back from bellicose rhetoric earlier in the week, wherin Erdogan clearly defined Syria as an enemy and warned of consequences over the downing of the Turkish jet.
Analysts say both nations, former allies whose relations have progressively soured as Syrias ongoing 'Arab Spring' revolt has drawn out, are seeking ways to reduce potentially dangerous tensions.
UN officials say Syrian president Bashar al-Assad's bloody crackdown on the now-16 month popular uprising against his regime has killed some 10,000 people, mostly civilians.
Diplomats, however, say the actual number is likely much higher.
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Bashar El Assad
PS: This is not a Latma TV spoof. This is reality! Just ask my new minister of unrestrained anger, Tawil Fadicha.
>>owever, military observers note that Israel retired its last F-4 Phantom jet the type of jet shot down by Syria - in 2004.<<
News travels slowly when you get it all from the mosque.
Yes, it is the wiley Joooosss.
Here is a clue for you clowns in Syria.
The Israeli jet is the one that you don’t see or hear until after they have already decimated your air defense capabilities.
One jet on radar before anything of yours have been destroyed - NOT Israeli.
The Syrians knew damn well who's aircraft it was and the Turks used to be known as fearsome warriors and it is beyond me why The Turkish Army ain't right now stomping Assad's guts out...has to be the increasing Islamist influence in Turkey.
...wherever the Evil Islamists take hold of a country soldiers no longer fight face to face—no, they become cowardly terrorists, dishonorable assassins and mass murderers of innocent women and children
Enh. Turkey was already killing women and children during WW I. They were ahead of their time.
Apologize for our error....
I just discovered Latma TV on youtube, must have been a link from FReepers. Unbelievably funny stuff!
So, Latma TV is a counter to predominantly left Israeli TV? Honestly, I don’t understand liberals. You’d think that in Israel, surrounded by bloodthirsty enemies and jihadi murderers in their very midst, that liberals there would be just a teensy bit more realistic.
Anyway, “Jihad Bells” is an absolute hoot! And the lovely Ronit as the liberal foil who almost believed that “global warming” had submerged all of Tel Aviv including her car.
The Palestinian Minister for Perpetual Rage is priceless!
Apparently their army aint too good at the geography.
They must have used the same maps we used when we bombed the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade.
They were Islamists then and are becoming Islamists now—for a while between these periods they were almost civilized.
Yep, we knew sooner or later, ‘the jooos’ would be blamed for it. Anything bad that happens to an arab or islamic country....Israel’s fault.
Oh! That’s okay then. /s
10% might not be good enough.
Also, all those demonstrators Assad had killed? Thought they were Israeli tourists. Honest.
Turkey's Islamist government has hand-picked Muslim Brotherhood figures to lead the Syrian rebels. They'd love to help the Syrians rebels in any way they can. But wars are expensive, and Turkey's record against its Kurdish rebels isn't all that impressive - the kill ratio is something like 2 to 1, which stinks given that they are fighting against lightly-armed rebels equipped with battle rifles and RPG's. Turks are reputed to be brave fighters, but skill-wise, they really stink. An incursion into Syria would cost them billions of dollars in equipment and supply expenditures they cannot afford. That surveillance mission by the F-4 alone ended in a $20m write-off. The one thing guaranteed to result in a defeat for Erdogan at the polls is thousands of Turkish body bags coming home from Syria.
That is why the jets come in to finish the job. Decimation is the initial condition before you can even expect to see or hear the jets.
Carney would have convinced Turkey that Syria thought the Jet was Air Force One.
Heh. I'd like to suppose that the Syrians really did see a Joo on their radar, thanks to the equipment having caught an Israeli virus.
Imagine a scene... Achmed's radar blinking with six-pointed stars, Achmed in ecstasy as he watches the Joo lights drop off the screen. Achmed squeals in delight, "Yes! Mohamed's mighty forces destroy the Zionist entity!"
Then it turns out all that's left in the debris field are a few crispy korans, singed goat porn and several shattered hookahs.
ROFLMAO! Allahu fubar!
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