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Syria says Turkey shoots down Syrian warplane
Yahoo News ^ | 3/23/14 | Associated Press

Posted on 03/23/2014 7:16:19 AM PDT by aposiopetic

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- A Syrian military spokesman says Turkey's armed forces have shot down a Syrian warplane near the countries' border, and called the act a "blatant aggression."

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; Syria; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: iran; israel; lebanon; obama; russia; syria; turkey; waronterror
I didn't see this posted already. Feel free to remove if it is a duplicate.

Since Russia backs Syria, this is to be expected these days.

1 posted on 03/23/2014 7:16:19 AM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: aposiopetic

Keep it up Turkey and Syria is going to give some AA missiles to the Turkish Kurds...


2 posted on 03/23/2014 7:21:10 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: aposiopetic

Let the games begin.


3 posted on 03/23/2014 7:24:01 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: aposiopetic

As we speak, official al-Qaeda terrorists are attacking an Armenian Christian area from the Turkish side of the border. The Turkish government is allowing and encouraging this.

This is a non-strategic area away from the other front lines. The rebels have no chance to make large gains because the population supports the government overwhelmingly. The purpose of the attack is to terrorize civilians who support the government. There was a similar attack last year in this area that resulted in dozens of civilians being executed after their villages were briefly captured and over 100 taken hostage by al-Qaeda where they remain.

Our NATO “ally” Turkey is openly trying to genocide Christians now. What is the purpose of post cold-war NATO again?


4 posted on 03/23/2014 7:54:36 AM PDT by Monmouth78
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To: aposiopetic
Maybe Turkey will do to Syria that our arses are afraid to do with our leader King Obama.
5 posted on 03/23/2014 8:22:21 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: aposiopetic
Taken from the article at the link:

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/heavy-clashes-syria-turkish-border-23023925

"Turkey changed its rules of engagement in 2012 after Syria shot down a Turkish military plane, declaring that any Syrian military element approaching the Turkish border would be treated as a legitimate target."

6 posted on 03/23/2014 8:22:45 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom.)
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To: Logical me

The Turkish regime of Prime Minister Erdogan, an elected Islamist, is primarily concerned with silencing opposition with tear gas in the streets and a complete shutdown of Twitter this last week where people talk about the corruption of the Erdogan government.


7 posted on 03/23/2014 9:26:48 AM PDT by Nextrush (AFFORDABLE CARE ACT=HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY BAILOUT ACT)
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To: aposiopetic
Islamic nation vs. Islamic nation.


8 posted on 03/23/2014 9:33:22 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: aposiopetic

Good for Turkey. Now, they need to start turning back Russian flagged ships from the Bosporus straits leading to the Med.


9 posted on 03/23/2014 9:42:01 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Logical me

>Maybe Turkey will do to Syria that our arses are afraid to do with our leader King Obama.

Considering Turkey is controlled by an islamist leader, I have to cheer for Syria to wipe out Turkish leadership.


10 posted on 03/23/2014 10:26:30 AM PDT by soycd
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To: Cyber Liberty

>Good for Turkey.

No thanks. Any islamist led country needs to have its leadership eliminated.


11 posted on 03/23/2014 10:28:11 AM PDT by soycd
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To: soycd

I can see the reason in that. At the moment, though, it appears only a backwards fanatical Islamist government is lifting a finger to stop the russkies.


12 posted on 03/23/2014 10:33:11 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: soycd

And Syria is not controlled by a fanatical Islamist dictator? Turkey has no reason to be angry with Syria?

It’s possible for a sparrow to fall that we don’t give a rat’s patootie about.


13 posted on 03/23/2014 10:35:44 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Starboard

Wonderful...NATO goes to war for the GD’ed Turks.


14 posted on 03/23/2014 10:36:54 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: aposiopetic

A marvelous excuse for Putin if Turkey seems to be bullying Syria. Move on Turkey, take Istanbul (watch his polls spike) and the Bosphorus, and ensure free access to the Mediterranean Sea.


15 posted on 03/23/2014 10:57:45 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: dfwgator
Obama would support the Turks with words, supplies, and money. Not with anything resembling a war.

16 posted on 03/23/2014 10:59:01 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: soycd

Maybe then we can get Constantinople back. And save Hagia Sophia from becoming a Mosque.


17 posted on 03/23/2014 10:59:13 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Genoa

Didn’t he say he would always stand with the Muslims?


18 posted on 03/23/2014 11:00:04 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

He said you could keep your doctor and your health plan. That guy?


19 posted on 03/23/2014 11:02:15 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: Genoa

You think Istanbul would be a pushover for Russia? OK.


20 posted on 03/23/2014 11:02:56 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Cyber Liberty

I would pick Russia.


21 posted on 03/23/2014 11:05:51 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

.... and if Russia and Turkey were at war, keep an eye on Iran.


22 posted on 03/23/2014 11:10:23 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: dfwgator

That is his secret code to the muzzies.


23 posted on 03/23/2014 11:12:30 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: aposiopetic
Video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=89Hz8ChCRoM

24 posted on 03/23/2014 11:15:08 AM PDT by Errant (Surround yourself with intelligent and industrious people who help and support each other.)
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To: Genoa

Yeah, I would too, but it would be a lot tougher than some seem to imagine. On the plus side: Russia will have fewer resources to invade Estonia if they’re having to tie up tens of thousands of troops in Turkey.

I don’t see Russia attacking Turkey right now. They don’t have the fig leaf that they have for Crimea and Estonia (ethnic “Russians” already living there because of the Russification during the Soviet days). Going after Istanbul and the straits would strip the mask, and I don’t think Putin is ready to do that just yet.

Here’s the “tell”: If Istanbul denies the Russian navy access to the Med, and Putin calls that an “act of war,” then he’s ready to invade Turkey. All Hell will then break loose, and NATO will be forced to take a stand.


25 posted on 03/23/2014 11:42:24 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Genoa

That is a key part of the “Hell that would break loose.”


26 posted on 03/23/2014 11:43:58 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Sparky1776; militant2; TaMoDee; freedumb2003; PERKY2004

In a statement, the Turkish military said a Syrian MiG-23 entered Turkey’s airspace near the Hatay border zone after ignoring four warnings to turn back. One of two Turkish F-16s conducting a patrol in the area then fired a missile that struck the Syrian jet, which crashed 1,200 meters (yards) inside Syrian territory near the town of Kassab, the military said.

F-16 ping.


27 posted on 03/23/2014 11:48:01 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: aposiopetic

Oh, dear, Muslin killing Muslin!! Won’t dear ole Allah the Moon god be mad at them for killing each other, or did he/it/whatever encourage it??


28 posted on 03/23/2014 12:43:38 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (MARANATHA, MARANATHA, Come quickly LORD Jesus!!! Father send thy Son!! Its Time!)
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To: aposiopetic

“Turkey shoots down ... warplane”

Gee, I always thought that turkey shoots were just for fun. Who knew they were so dangerous?


29 posted on 03/23/2014 2:29:08 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA (A sarcasm tag would be insulting to the reader.)
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To: aposiopetic; All

Could this be labeled as a “Turkey Shoot?” per-say???


30 posted on 03/23/2014 3:04:24 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: stevie_d_64

As God is my witness, I thought Turkey’s could fly.


31 posted on 03/23/2014 3:05:09 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Well, well, well.

Damfool thing in the Balkans ping? Payback’s a b*tch ping?

Thanks aposiopetic.

The later topic:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3136485/posts


32 posted on 03/23/2014 3:56:04 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: elhombrelibre

That’s the payback part.


33 posted on 03/23/2014 4:02:06 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Cyber Liberty

34 posted on 03/23/2014 4:06:16 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Probably the pilot was using Mapquest, danged thing.


35 posted on 03/23/2014 4:07:32 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Logical me

Erdogan and Turkey is preferable to Assad and Syria, except to those who prefer Iran, Russia, and Hezbollah.


36 posted on 03/23/2014 4:09:15 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Starboard; SkyPilot; RetiredArmy

Everybody wins!


37 posted on 03/23/2014 4:09:33 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: RetiredArmy

NO MORE BLOOD FOR MUSLIMS!


38 posted on 03/23/2014 4:10:03 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Monmouth78

I am very, very sorry, but not at all surprised, to hear of the attacks on the Armenian Christian church.

No other country but Turkey could get away with this - harbouring an army of invading insurgents to attack a neighbouring state.


39 posted on 03/23/2014 4:27:35 PM PDT by BlackVeil ('The past is never dead. It's not even past.' William Faulkner)
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To: aposiopetic

Oh No! Not again! sarc/


40 posted on 03/23/2014 5:27:58 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: BlackVeil

It’s even worse than that now. Al-Qaeda posted a video online of themselves shooting at Syrian positions during the battle. It has now been shown from satellite imagery that where they were shooting from in the video is clearly and unambiguously on the Turkish side of the border right next to the Turkish border post. No one can deny Turkish government cooperation with al-Qaeda now. Civilians on the Turkish side of the border there, who are mostly Shiites and not sympathetic to the Muslim Bros. who run Turkey, are tweeting that casualty evacuation points were set up before the attack by the Turkish gov’t and that wounded al-Qaeda terrorists are being treated by Turkish authorities.

Turkey’s PM is caught up in big corruption scandal and the opposition has been warning for the last week that he might try to provoke more conflict with Syria as a distraction.

Turkey shot down a Syrian plane today and then Syria shelled Turkey. If this blows up into a major conflict, everyone needs to know what precipitated it, because we are not going to get the straight truth from “our” media.


41 posted on 03/23/2014 7:45:34 PM PDT by Monmouth78
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To: dfwgator

when did ‘we’ ever occupy Istanbul? Churchill tried it in 1915 and had his arse handed to him.


42 posted on 03/23/2014 9:46:35 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: RitchieAprile

“when did ‘we’ ever occupy Istanbul?”

When it was Constantinople? I’m still angry about that.


43 posted on 03/25/2014 4:26:30 PM PDT by Owl558 (Those who remember George Santayana are doomed to repeat him)
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