Skip to comments.Syria crisis: Nato approves Patriots for Turkey
Posted on 12/04/2012 10:14:32 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
Nato has approved the deployment of Patriot anti-missile batteries along Turkey's border with Syria.
The long-expected move emerged from a meeting of Nato foreign ministers in Brussels, and amid growing fears that Syria could use chemical weapons.
Nato's Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen and the US have said this would be "completely unacceptable".
Syria has insisted it will not use chemical weapons against its own people, "in any circumstances".
The meeting of the 28-member Western military alliance's foreign ministers in Brussels follows a request from Turkey to boost its defences along the border.
As he emerged from the meeting, Mr Rasmussen tweeted: "Nato has agreed to augment Turkey's air defence capabilities. We are determined to defend Turkey's people and territory."
Nato officials have previously made clear such a move would be purely defensive.
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Suppose to be a video at the BBC article,....not working for me.
I prefer turkey for patriots.
Invite a Serviceman to dinner this Christmas.
Patriot anti-missile batteries are manned by US Troops ..BTW
The CIA has said those weapons "can be delivered by aircraft, ballistic missile and artillery rockets".
Now here we are in the present day, with the same retarded progressives now running the country. The Russians will view the deployment as being offensive in nature. This will make them contemplate having Assad either use the Chemical WMD's to end the terrorist insurgency, or to launch a first strike from Syria into Turkey before the missile defense systems are activated.
NATO had to enlist Al Qeada and Muslim Brotherhood terrorists just to defeat Ghaddafi. Assad is in a different league. He can target every single Turkish and Jordanian city with the worlds most deadliest chemical and biological warheads.
The video is now working. At least it worked for me at 3:35PM EST.. It’s short. About a minute worth of video that tells you nothing the article does not bring out.
Didn’t Turkey opt out of supporting us during DESERT STORM? They didn’t want to fight with Moslems. Now, we’re supposed to defend them? From Moslems? Something doesn’t make sense here.
KGB Putin's anti-American Neo-Soviet foreign policy ensures that the USA and Russia will be in conflict and that our ABM program will continue to expand. Putin's stupid and evil hostility to the USA is against Russia's own best interests. Missiles in Turkey are the price Putin pays for his evil support of islamofascist terrorists.
What is happening is NATO has decided to protect the Turkish citizens from reprisals from Assad. So they are putting the Patriot batteries along the entire border between Turkey and Syria. To begin with, DC does not know its tail from its nose. That should have been done before they decided to topple Assad. Stupid. Stupid. Stupid. So the Russians find out that the batteries on going in, they tell Assad. So Assad decides to ready his chemical weapons. Both the Russians, Iranians and Syrians have deduced that the patriot missile emplacement will be a precursor to an invasion of Syria by NATO forces.
So Obama gets a call on the golf course, telling him about the chemical weapons activity due to the patriot missile decision. So he gets all riled up and warns Assad that using the chemical WMD would cross the red line. Both Obama and Hillary fail to mention that their decision to actually protect the Turkish citizens from their invasion of Syria, caused the Chemicals to be mixed in the first place. We are being led by buffoons. They always lie to us. And they are gonna get a whole lot of people killed.
Wheres that picture of the Giant Round table and the Generals sitting around it....time to lay that out for us all to contemplate.
They got a better deal this time around.
Works for me now.....thanks.
No Rational Global Strategist would do some of what they are doing.
Assad shelled Turkey and killed Turkish citizens. These attacks on a NATO member justifies NATO action to defend itself. That is the reason for the Patriot missiles.
They are literally flying by the seats of their pants simply due to the fact that they have no clue as to what they are doing in the first place. The coverup of Benghazi is a prime example. It is exactly as Clint Eastwood plainly stated. We deserve better then this. The world deserves better then this.