Skip to comments.Russia using advanced missile system sales to drive wedge between U.S. and allies
Posted on 09/14/2018 4:20:42 PM PDT by SleeperCatcher
Its understandable that the Chinese would seek the S-400, given Beijings lengthy ties to the Russian defense industry. But Turkeys decision to buy the S-400 is particularly worrisome given that Turkey is a NATO ally and buying a weapon system from a great power rival of the alliance can be viewed as Ankara moving closer to Moscow in general.
Also, buying a rival countrys air defense system cuts down on interoperability, which NATO is working to improve as Russia continues to pose significant threats to European interests.
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That is a large part of what the war games theater extravaganza was about. Sales pitch for their weaponry.
What do expect from a country named Turkey?
The finger should be pointed at Turkey for doing this. They are (supposedly) part of NATO and has no business to make these types of purchases from anyone but a NATO ally.
The Deep State/NeoCon cabal overplayed their hand with almost daily propaganda to turn public opinion in favor of war, or a proxy war in Syria, with Russia.
A lot has to be taken with a grain of salt.
(1) Turkey is not an ally.
(2) Turkey should be kicked out of NATO.
(3) If Turkey disputes (1) or (2), they should give the US full access to the S-400 for intel, reverse engineering, and other purposes.
I was in Turkey in 1982. I feel the same way. I dont think those clowns have EVER been our ally.
I thought it was the worst place I was ever at, in 20 years in the USAF.
There’s another way to look at this, though given that it’s Turkey that bought it probably not the case, but it gives us a chance to examine the weapon closely and determine its weaknesses.
Turkey is not our friend and has not been our friend for a long time.
> Turkey is a NATO ally
Turkey is in NATO yes, but “ally” is highly disputable.
I am going to start watching Boris and Natasha. Them and Bullwinkle. And Danger Mouse.
You can only destroy the world and kill everyone on it once. Selling everyone a weapon is a redundant effort to get to that point. If you give it to enough people from third world countries that have nothing to lose like North Korea or Turkey, and they have a nitwit leader that wants to go out with his name on TV, for about a a minute, then we really can’t do anything to stop it, can we, except make sure they don’t get it? Wasn’t that what was decided with Russia
U.S. president Dwight D. Eisenhower called for the creation of an international atomic energy agency Discussions on a nonproliferation treaty at the UN in 1959, and after multiple rounds of drafts, the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) is signed on July 1, 1968. The measure recognizes the five existing nuclear-weapons states at the timeChina, France, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, and the United Statesand guarantees other signatories the right to civilian nuclear technology subject to IAEA safeguards, but prohibits them from acquiring nuclear weapons capabilities. Lot of good that did.
So it has nothing to do with what they have, but who within them has it for use. And again, we. nor anyone else, has any say in it.
During my time in Turkey in the 60s, we shipped in a lot of specially made antennas to listen in on the various Russian rocket ranges. The Turks refused to let us use them as they had not been OKed in advance. So the antennas just sat in crates and boxes out in the weather. In the long run it did not mater as the Russians switched over to land lines.
Then again, shutting the water off to our base was not friendly, nor the locals crawling up the hill to kill us all. (Local forces brought out the Arty and said would reduce the town below to rubble unless the nonsense ended; it did).
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