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NATO: Turkey Wants Use of Air Defense Missiles
AP ^ | November 21, 2012 | AP

Posted on 11/21/2012 7:51:38 AM PST by John W

BRUSSELS November 21, 2012 (AP)-Turkey's government requested the deployment of NATO's Patriot surface-to-air missiles Wednesday to bolster its defenses along its border with Syria.

Any deployment of NATO forces needs the approval of the alliance's governing body, the North Atlantic Council. But this is seen as a formality since NATO has already said it has plans in place to protect Turkey from a spillover of Syria's civil war.

"Allies will discuss this without delay," NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Twitter. He said the deployment would augment alliance member Turkey's air defense capabilities and "would contribute to the de-escalation of the crisis along NATO's southeastern border."

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1 posted on 11/21/2012 7:51:40 AM PST by John W
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To: John W

Turkey Wants Use of Air Defense Missiles..

Thought this was a Thanksgiving thread for a few seconds.


2 posted on 11/21/2012 7:57:43 AM PST by Hang'emAll (Ride to the sound of the guns!)
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To: John W

This is the same Turkey that denied access to IQ for 3ID back in 2003? The same Turkey that is taking Hamas’ side against Israel?

This is not a Sicilian wedding day, and we should not grant this favor.


3 posted on 11/21/2012 8:06:44 AM PST by RitchieAprile (the obsteperous gentleman..)
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To: Hang'emAll

well this Turkey will give you gas and a bad case of the runs


4 posted on 11/21/2012 8:20:20 AM PST by molson209
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To: molson209
well this Turkey will give you gas and a bad case of the runs

That's because it has too much Greece.

5 posted on 11/21/2012 8:25:20 AM PST by dfwgator
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