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Report: Turkey Considered Naval Invasion of Israeli Waters
INN ^ | 5/7/2014, 11:36 AM | Ege Berk Korkut

Posted on 05/07/2014 2:44:42 AM PDT by Olog-hai

A Turkish newspaper has released details of a high-level meeting of the country’s military leaders, in which the Turkish government had considered sending warships into Israel as a military escort for the Mavi Marmara flotilla—and the possibility of triggering a war with the Jewish state as a result.

On May 31 2010, nine Turkish Islamists were killed on the flotilla after violently attacking IDF soldiers, during an attempt to break Israel’s naval blockade on the terrorist group Hamas-enclave Gaza. The incident worsened a growing diplomatic crisis between Turkey and Israel, who had once been close allies. …

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: flotilla; gazablockade; mavimarmara; rop; turkey

1 posted on 05/07/2014 2:44:42 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Was Samantha Powers present at these meetings pushing for a Turkish naval presence in hope of provoking an Israeli attack which would then force NATO to intervene in order to carry out its responsibility to protect the boat load of radicals?


2 posted on 05/07/2014 2:59:37 AM PDT by fso301
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To: Olog-hai

Erdogan is writing checks he may not be able to cash. The Turkish navy is not up to a fight with the Israelis


3 posted on 05/07/2014 3:23:54 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: Jimmy Valentine

You have to wonder if Turkey would have tried to invoke NATO mutual defense in such an altercation, and what Barry might try to do.


4 posted on 05/07/2014 3:37:29 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: FreedomPoster

Bttt


5 posted on 05/07/2014 4:11:20 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: Jimmy Valentine

A pair of Israeli Air Force F-15aI’s and it’s “game over” for the Turkish flotilla.


6 posted on 05/07/2014 4:14:36 AM PDT by Tallguy
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To: FreedomPoster

Re Turkey crying “NATO”—you beat me to it.

Boy, wouldn’t the Russians have loved that problem!


7 posted on 05/07/2014 4:37:24 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Tallguy

The U.S. Navy sank the battleship Yamato with iron bombs dropped by dive bombers. That was seventy years ago & before shipkilling missiles existed.

Turkish naval ships invading Israeli waters would last a few minutes, tops.

Hope Erdogan & his Koran-wavers know the words “casus belli”.


8 posted on 05/07/2014 5:23:30 AM PDT by elcid1970
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To: Jimmy Valentine
The Turkish navy is not up to a fight with the Israelis

Could be a valuable training exercise for the Israelis, but there are more productive methods.

9 posted on 05/07/2014 5:24:38 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Olog-hai
But after mulling the possibility of an armed conflict with Israel, the government abandoned the idea of escorting the Mavi Marmara with warships.

"They chose...wisely."


10 posted on 05/07/2014 5:40:51 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: FreedomPoster

By treaty, we would have to side with Turkey against Israel. That is not right.


11 posted on 05/07/2014 6:52:42 AM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: Dalberg-Acton

Only if Israel was the aggressor.

That’s where this scenario could have gotten interesting, given our current Administration.


12 posted on 05/07/2014 7:29:15 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Olog-hai

And king soetoro made the Israelis apologize for boarding the ship.


13 posted on 05/07/2014 7:32:42 AM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux. If not now, when? If not here, where?)
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14 posted on 05/07/2014 8:17:19 AM PDT by SJackson (the Democrats take back control, we don’t make (this) kind of naked power grab, J Biden)
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To: Olog-hai

‘Freedom Flotilla II’ set to sail for Gaza from Turkey
http://www.jpost.com/Diplomacy-and-Politics/Freedom-Flotilla-II-set-to-sail-for-Gaza-from-Turkey-369065


15 posted on 07/27/2014 3:12:04 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Another Sharia Flotilla? Obviously Erdogan’s emboldened by recent events.


16 posted on 07/27/2014 3:50:38 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

He’s a Muzzie, right?


17 posted on 07/27/2014 4:04:00 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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