Skip to comments.Greek and Armenian Americans Press U.S. Senators to Block F-35 Sale to Turkey
Posted on 02/12/2018 1:40:29 PM PST by Texas Fossil
WASHINGTONThe Hellenic American Leadership Council (HALC) and the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) have launched a national advocacy campaign encouraging U.S. Senators to block a planned sale of U.S. F-35 stealth fighters to Turkeys increasingly erratic and anti-American Erdogan regime.
The ANCA and Hellenic American Leadership Council have joined forces to launch a grassroots campaign to block the impending F-35 sale to Turkey (Graphic: ANCA)
This joint Hellenic-Armenian American initiative the most recent in a series of ANCA-HALC advocacy campaigns warns Senators against the dangers of providing Erdogan with advanced weapons that he may turn against our alliesincluding Greece, Cyprus, Israel, and Armeniaand, possibly even U.S. forces. The campaign also raises alarms regarding the likelihood that Turkey may leak highly classified F-35 technology to adversaries, including Iran and Russia.
To call your Senators on this issue, visit http://anca.org/NoJetsForTurkey to be directly connected to their offices through the ANCAs Quick Connect system.
Last year, House Foreign Affairs Committee member David Cicilline (D-R.I.) proposed an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Bill to block the F-35 sale following Turkish President Recep TayyipErdogan-ordered attacks against peaceful protesters in Washington, D.C. While the House Rules Committee did not allow full House consideration of Rep. Cicillines proposal, a second amendment, advanced by Rep. David Trott (R-Mich.) blocking the sale of semi-automatic guns to Turkey was adopted.
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Turkey has shown it's true face.
I am neither Greek nor Armenian and I’m against it!............They will give one to the Iranians to tear apart!...................
Greeks and Armenians know what the turks are really like. Typical m*slims: violent, hateful, dirty.
Week two they'll have all the software downloaded and know of any weaknesses in it, week three they'll be incorporating anything they find useful into an upgrade for their existing and in development aircraft.
And I am not Greek or Armenian either.
The Russians they’ll give one to, the Iranians would have to pay a pretty penny for one if they could even talk the Turks out of one. The bad blood between Turkey and Iran runs deep.
Yes, good assessment.
If I were an enemy of Turkey id love for them to spend billions of their own funds on the f-35.
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, Russia's Vladimir Putin and Turkey's Tayyip Erdogan meet in Sochi, Russia November 22, 2017. (photo credit: SPUTNIK/MIKHAIL METZEL/KREMLIN VIA REUTERS)
Who in their right mind would sell Erdogan Turkey anything now? Only a neocon or the DOD or CIA would be so un-American.
Well, they have the 2nd largest military in NATO. (headshake)
T-Rex is there this week. Clarity must be established.
What Turkey is doing in Syria is prelude to genocide.
Will send you a freepmail. What I send I believe to be totally true.
The Pope disagrees. He virtually kissed Erdogan and wiped his a$$ with the Armenian genocide record
They will give one to the Iranians to tear apart!...................
and one to the Chinese and one to the Russians. Its only fair ...
Why would we sell current technology to the enemy? And why do we have a base in an enemy country? Time to get all our troops out of Turkey and kick Turkey out of NATO.
I wished I knew when it was the right thing for Turkey to be in NATO (since 1952). I’m told during the cold war.
T-Rex is there this week. Wished I could hear the conversation.
Well, the Jesuit Pope is wrong.
Placation is not the solution to the conflict.
Identifying it and honestly making what it is know to the world is the solution.
I’m told by many that it is a poor substitute for the current class of fighters we use.
It is too small and light. The total focus on stealth is the trap that was set. Agility? Yes, incredible. But there are no longer dogfights in the world where visual contact is seldom possible when firing on a hostile aircraft. They are too far apart for that when they fire.
Tillerson grovels to Turkey.
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