Skip to comments.Nato deploying Patriot missiles (and US troops) to Turkey-Syria border
Posted on 01/04/2013 10:27:25 AM PST by NormsRevenge
Nato has begun to deploy Patriot missiles to Turkey to help Turkish troops repel attacks by missiles or aircraft from neighbouring Syria.
The US European Command said its troops and equipment had started arriving in southern Turkey, and more would arrive in the coming days.
Germany and the Netherlands are preparing to ship their Patriot batteries early next week.
The six battery units are scheduled to be operational by the end of January.
Nato approved the deployment of the surface-to-air missiles early last month, after a request from Turkey, amid "grave concerns" that Syria could use chemical weapons.
Syria has said it would never use such weapons against its own people.
But new launches of "Scud-type missiles" against rebel fighters were being detected in Syria, Nato said in mid-December.
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German Patriot missile battery units are being shipped to Turkey early next week
Why do we not just allow that insane asylum called the middle east just destroy itself. Let them slaughter each other to the last person.
This would be real interesting but not worth a single American life unless they could disarm all gas factories and missiles and rescue all non muzzards that would be murdered when the "new democracy/SCarab spring" is fully inplemented with them friendly M-B-hoodrats. How bout if the Afghani's we've trained could send in a peace keeping force?
* Apologies for the pessimism* Isaiah chapter 17
You are getting your wish-—the Patriots are exactly designed to keep the battle, whatever it is, within Syria. Seems a little odd to me that NATO is happy, now, to help the Turks tho-—Erdogan was the genius who wouldn’t let us use his railroad to support our ops in Iraq. Makes me wonder if he’s had a bit of a “schooling” in the meantime since he was a newby when we were going into Iraq?
Problem is, this action is illegal, as the UN Security Council has vetoed it (5 members), and Turkey is the aggressor having already crossed the border to aid a internal Syrian insurrection (also illegal).
In short, Obama is trying to start an illegal war to advance the Muslim Brotherhood to control of the Middle East.
Russia has an axe to grind with NATO, and will make it go very badly for NATO, and will get backing from China and Southeast Asian nations. Russia backed down NATO over Georgia, and Bush was wise not to push it, while Obama wants war because it will greatly weaken and punish America's military while strengthening the Muslim Brotherhood and it's goal of the World Caliphate.
Right you are. Assad has absolutely nothing to gain by starting a Turkish-Syrian war. But both the Turks and the islamists inside Syria would have much to gain.
geopolitics: turkey can range at will in the border areas of iraqi kurdistan after PKK, since the area is under ambigous control and iraq is not really aligned with anyone turkey worries about. syria is a different kettle of fish, its uncle is russia which is historically antagonistic to turkey and is not far from its eastern boundary(other side of black sea).
Non-muslims saving muslims’ asses from each other, all over the world.
Iraq was not a NATO operation remember? The Turks did not participate, but other NATO member objected also. Saddam did not attack Turkey like his fellow Baath socialist Assad has.
I didn't reenlist in 1981 because I was facing a year and a half unaccompanied remote assignment at a detachment at DiyarbakÄ±r. My marriage is alive and well because I didn't stay in.
I have an uncle that thinks all Muslims are fine people because of the wonderful experiences he had in the Army in the 1950's putting around Turkey on a scooter with his first wife.
No telling how many ditty-boppers were stationed on the Russian border back in the day.