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United States to send troops and Patriot missiles to Turkey
cnn.com ^ | December 14, 2012 | CNN Staff

Posted on 12/14/2012 3:13:07 AM PST by John W

(CNN) -- The United States is to deploy 400 troops and two Patriot air-defense missile batteries to Turkey in the coming weeks to defend against potential threats from Syria, defense officials said Friday.

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta signed the order en route to Turkey, where he is visiting Incirlik Air Base, Pentagon spokesman George Little told reporters.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: missiles; nato; panetta; patriot; syria; troops; turkey; unitedstates

1 posted on 12/14/2012 3:13:11 AM PST by John W
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To: John W

Gotta protect Erdogan and all his muzzies. Barack and Tayyip are best buds.


2 posted on 12/14/2012 3:15:50 AM PST by bergmeid (FUBO)
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To: John W

I hope they read the Turkish tax regulations before bringing the Patriot missiles in. You have to (even military equipment) declare each and every individual piece of equipment, and someone from the Turk tax office must stamp the form as official. This normally takes at least a week. If you fail to do this....when you leave....your hardware stays there in Turkey, with the Turks.


3 posted on 12/14/2012 3:20:55 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: pepsionice

I’m sure that would mean Barry would bypass their stamping.


4 posted on 12/14/2012 3:23:12 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: bergmeid

This is a huge mistake. They need American troops to operate these batteries and my sense is they have nothing to do with Syria. The next question is, would they shoot down Israeli hardware?


5 posted on 12/14/2012 3:31:42 AM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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To: John W

Protecting the Kurds from another Sarin Gas attack, after the last one from Sadaam Hussein?

This is an indication that lethal gas will be put into Scuds.


6 posted on 12/14/2012 3:31:50 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: John W

Before you know it, we’ll have boots on the ground in Syria.

Let’s hope no one is surrounded and cut off - with the current Commander-in-Chief, the air support may be a little late.

Like three days late.


7 posted on 12/14/2012 3:32:29 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: John W

Refresh my memory.....Was it not Turkey who would not allow our troops to enter from their southern border into Iraq during the last Iraqi war?

Now Obama and his minion Pinata is sending our boys/girls to possibly die to protect these Turkish a$$wipes with our hardware?

More cannon fodder to advance the Arab Spring and the MB Jihadis????

This is one screwed up administration of misfits.


8 posted on 12/14/2012 3:38:49 AM PST by eartick (Been to the line in the sand and liked it)
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To: eartick
Kosovo all over again. Clinton supported Al-Quada in Kosovo now we are doing it again in Syria.

It isn't a mistake if you keep doing it

9 posted on 12/14/2012 3:46:06 AM PST by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: Candor7
This is an indication that lethal gas will be put into Scuds.

But the question is: Will chem weapons be used by Assad or by "rebels" (under orders from Obama) hoping to implicate Assad and draw NATO into the conflict?

10 posted on 12/14/2012 4:07:37 AM PST by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: John W

This is good news. All this time I’ve been hearing about what financial trouble we’re in. Clearly, we’re flush and ready to spend.


11 posted on 12/14/2012 4:33:13 AM PST by Wolfie
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To: John W

Wonder if the incoming team leaders Hagel and Kerry were consulted?


12 posted on 12/14/2012 4:40:17 AM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: eartick

“Refresh my memory.....Was it not Turkey who would not allow our troops to enter from their southern border into Iraq during the last Iraqi war?”

My first thought.


13 posted on 12/14/2012 4:49:56 AM PST by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: John W

And the moonbats are swarming all over the comments at the link.


14 posted on 12/14/2012 4:56:44 AM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: Erik Latranyi
"But the question is: Will chem weapons be used by Assad or by "rebels" (under orders from Obama) hoping to implicate Assad and draw NATO into the conflict?"

Very good question and one that should be added to whatever was really happening in Benghazi.

15 posted on 12/14/2012 4:57:54 AM PST by Truth29
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To: Erik Latranyi
Come on, now. Everyone knows there are no WMD’s in the Middle East - that's just a Republican myth.
16 posted on 12/14/2012 5:01:44 AM PST by Aevery_Freeman (The trouble with the "masses" is that they never achieve the "m")
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To: MestaMachine

The Turks have a decent relationship with Isreal.

I think there is another game going on.


17 posted on 12/14/2012 5:21:02 AM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Jack Hammer

If our troops get slaughtered I’m sure the media will be right there to smooth it over, lie, and cover up for obamster. I’m not sure we’d even hear about it.


18 posted on 12/14/2012 5:28:49 AM PST by virgil
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To: Jack Hammer

If our troops get slaughtered I’m sure the media will be right there to smooth it over, lie, and cover up for obamster. I’m not sure we’d even hear about it.


19 posted on 12/14/2012 5:28:49 AM PST by virgil
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To: John W

So we’re going to protect Turkey from no real threat, but we couldn’t protect our Libyan ambassador from a real one??


20 posted on 12/14/2012 5:40:44 AM PST by skully
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To: MestaMachine

I agree that we should NOT put these troops in Turkey. But we have to remember that Turkey is a member of NATO and the Patriots missiles are a defensive weapon.


21 posted on 12/14/2012 5:41:04 AM PST by rfreedom4u (I have a copy of the Constitution! And I'm not afraid to use it!)
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To: pepsionice
If you fail to do this....when you leave....your hardware stays there in Turkey, with the Turks.

...if Odungo has his way, he'll leave troops too

22 posted on 12/14/2012 6:17:22 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: John W

ridiculous -—


23 posted on 12/14/2012 6:17:45 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: John W
So why is this our problem again? Can't the Turks protect themselves?

BTW, flashback to 2003:

Turkey rejects U.S. troop proposal (to open second northern front in Iraq, 2003)

24 posted on 12/14/2012 6:57:39 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: John W

Hagel is a POS same as Kerry as am sure you agree. Funny to watch media talk of how Obama has picked a Rep


25 posted on 12/14/2012 6:59:06 AM PST by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2016 OR BUST)
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To: redgolum
The Turks have a decent relationship with Isreal.

Not anymore they don't...

Turkey's Erdogan calls Israel a "terrorist state

26 posted on 12/14/2012 7:04:04 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Aevery_Freeman
Come on, now. Everyone knows there are no WMD’s in the Middle East - that's just a Republican myth.

The democrat administration must protect this LIE at all costs.

27 posted on 12/14/2012 7:32:56 AM PST by johnny reb
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To: John W

The prime directive of Tyrant Obama is protection
of Islam and Islamic countries.

American ambassadors under fire from the Enemy?
... not so much.


28 posted on 12/14/2012 8:02:28 AM PST by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: John W
So, Barry instigates the whole Arab uprispring and then comes up with ‘solutions’ to help solve the quigmire of his own creation. Brilliant foreign policy there.
29 posted on 12/14/2012 8:12:55 AM PST by 444Flyer
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To: Diogenesis
The prime directive of Tyrant Obama is protection of Islam and Islamic countries.

I know none of us here care for Obama and his policies.... BUT that has got to be one of the dumbest things I have ever read.

30 posted on 12/14/2012 8:52:13 AM PST by Moleman
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To: John W

How come no threats from the Russians this time? They have ALWAYS opposed defensive missile batteries in Turkey... What the hell is going on?


31 posted on 12/14/2012 9:10:44 AM PST by miliantnutcase
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To: miliantnutcase

At this point Russia seems to have read the tea leaves, and accepts that the Syrian leadership is about to fall.

That’s actually a good thing. The last thing we needed was Russian involvement there.

Now the only question is, how will the rebel takeover affect the situation in Southern Lebanon?


32 posted on 12/14/2012 9:30:46 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Hurricane Sandy..., a week later and over 60 million Americans still didn't have power.)
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To: DoughtyOne

We now have serious unrest across North Africa, the Arabian peninsula, Syria, Lebanon and Gaza. Obama’s mid-east policy just keeps reaping rewards.


33 posted on 12/14/2012 11:00:40 AM PST by littleharbour
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To: littleharbour

About the most I could say in his defense, is that it certainly doesn’t help. What’s truly terrifying is who he has as advisers. He’s lost in space, and they’re nothing more than enablers for a guy lost in space.


34 posted on 12/14/2012 11:05:26 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Hurricane Sandy..., a week later and over 60 million Americans still didn't have power.)
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To: Steve Van Doorn
Then why are we continuing to do it?


35 posted on 12/14/2012 11:25:45 AM PST by magooey (The Mandate of Heaven resides in the hearts of men.)
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To: magooey

I am not sure. It isn’t just Clinton and Obama doing it we have backing from the EU so there is more to this then I understand.


36 posted on 12/14/2012 1:01:49 PM PST by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: John W

“We have always been at war with east Asia.”


37 posted on 12/14/2012 1:28:16 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Timber Rattler

Yeah, no kidding. Did he not see 2010?

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jun/03/gaza-flotilla-attack-turkey-funeral

Gaza flotilla attack: Turks killed by Israeli soldiers given heroes’ funeral


38 posted on 12/14/2012 5:34:53 PM PST 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: DoughtyOne
Now the only question is, how will the rebel takeover affect the situation in Southern Lebanon?

IMHO If the Sunnis are successful in outing the Alawite govt. of Assad in Syria, next up will be taking over in Lebanon by outing the Shiites and what is left of the Christians. -Tom

39 posted on 12/14/2012 5:50:14 PM PST by Capt. Tom
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To: Capt. Tom

And your view of Christian safety in Syria must also turn very dim.


40 posted on 12/14/2012 5:53:42 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Hurricane Sandy..., a week later and over 60 million Americans still didn't have power.)
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To: DoughtyOne
And your view of Christian safety in Syria must also turn very dim.

Absolutely. The reason the Christians survive is because the more tolerant Alawites run the Government. When the Sunnis take over the Alawites and the Christians will be crushed. The same thing will happen in Egypt and Libya now that the Sunnis have control of those countries; the Christians are fair game, there is no Mubarack or Gaddafy to protect them. - Tom

41 posted on 12/14/2012 6:04:04 PM PST by Capt. Tom
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To: Capt. Tom

I’ve seen some others make the same sorts of claims. It is surprising to me that people who hate the west and Israel to the degree they do, actually tolerate Christians, but I realize there’s a grain of truth in it.


42 posted on 12/14/2012 6:09:58 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Hurricane Sandy..., a week later and over 60 million Americans still didn't have power.)
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To: DoughtyOne
It is surprising to me that people who hate the west and Israel to the degree they do, actually tolerate Christians, but I realize there’s a grain of truth in it.

People like Gaddafy, Mubarack,Assad, and Saadam Hussein were of a secular bent and would tolerate Infidels.

The fundamental Sunnis, like the Muslim Brotherhood, Al Qaeda and Hamas etc. won't tolerate Infidels.
They are in the drivers seat in Egypt and Libya and are expecting to take over in Syria, with Lebanon and Jordan to follow.-Tom

43 posted on 12/14/2012 6:22:04 PM PST by Capt. Tom
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To: John W

NATO or just the two nations?


44 posted on 12/14/2012 6:26:39 PM PST by truth_seeker
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To: John W

My niece is serving there.


45 posted on 12/14/2012 6:27:52 PM PST by truth_seeker
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To: truth_seeker

God bless her and keep her safe.


46 posted on 12/14/2012 9:23:34 PM PST by bimboeruption (Clinging to my Bible and my HK.)
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To: pepsionice

It only takes a week when you don’t offer a ‘tip’ for exceptional service. There are no bribes in Turkey, as their highest court ruled while I was there.


47 posted on 12/14/2012 10:47:18 PM PST by GreyHoundSailor
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To: miliantnutcase

Why would there be threats from the Russians? Patriots have been deployed to Turkey before. They are purely a defensive missile. NATO deployed Patriots in Turkey during 1991 and 2003 for the Iraqi conflicts. Before Patriot the Turks had their own Nike-Hercules and also the US deployed batteries. Nothing new in deploying such defensive batteries.


48 posted on 12/15/2012 2:26:38 PM PST by Tommyjo
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To: John W

Why do we even have a Congress anymore?


49 posted on 12/16/2012 9:54:22 AM PST by onedoug
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To: onedoug
Why do we even have a Congress anymore?

Well, someone has to entertain lobbyists and keep the D.C. Cocktail party circuit alive.

50 posted on 12/16/2012 9:56:59 AM PST by TADSLOS (No need to watch the movie "Idiocracy". We're living it.)
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