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  • 22 Turkish Air Force pilots killed

    02/18/2016 8:26:05 PM PST · by amorphous · 74 replies
    South Front: Analysis Intelliegence ^ | 19 Feb 2016 | Translation by J.Hawk
    According to Turkish Ulke TV station, the victims of the February 17 terrorist attack in Ankara include 22 Turkish Air Force pilots, out of 28 total fatalities. Turkish government has not issued an official confirmation but, according to Turkish media, Erdogan is deliberately trying to conceal that fact. The explosion took place next to the Turkish Armed Forces headquarters building, as well as the parliament and government buildings. The fatalities included 26 military and 2 civilians. Another 60 people were wounded. No terrorist organization accepted responsibility.
  • Paul Craig Roberts: The Neoconservatives Are Brewing A Wider War In Syria

    02/17/2016 4:40:51 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 27 replies
    Paul Craig Roberts ^ | February 14, 2016 | Paul Craig Roberts
    While you are enjoying your Sunday, the insane neoconservatives who control Western foreign policy and their Turkish and Saudi Arabian vassals might be preparing the end of the world. Any person who relies on Western media has no accurate idea of what is happening in Syria. I will provide a brief summary and then send you to two detailed accounts. The neoconservative Obama regime set-up the Syrian government headed by Assad for overthrow. A long propaganda campaign conducted in Washington's behalf by the Western media portrayed the democratically-elected Assad as a "brutal dictator who uses chemical weapons against his own...
  • Turkey shells Syrian regime forces, US calls to stop

    02/13/2016 2:23:51 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 30 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/2/16
    The Turkish military on Saturday hit targets of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) and the Syrian regime in two separate incidents in response to incoming fire, the state-run Anatolia news agency reported. In line with the rules of engagement, the armed forces shelled targets of the PYD around the town of Azaz in Aleppo province, Anatolia said, quoting a military source. The army also responded to Syrian regime fire on a Turkish military guard post in Turkey's southern Hatay region, it added. There were no further details on the nature of the Turkish strikes but they likely involved...
  • Mounting Evidence Putin Will Ignite WWIII

    02/12/2016 8:46:51 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 47 replies
    Observer ^ | 02/11/16 | John R. Schindler
    Mounting Evidence Putin Will Ignite WWIII By letting Putin get away with whatever he likes in Syria, Obama has created a deeply dangerous situation By John R. Schindler 02/11/16 10:51am Relations between Russia and Turkey have been dismal since late November, when a Turkish fighter jet shot down a Russian bomber on the border with Syria, killing its pilot. That began a war of words between Moscow and Ankara that ought to concern everyone, since the former has several thousand nuclear weapons and the latter is a member of NATO. Kremlin propaganda against Ankara has increased of late, setting the...
  • Russia warns of 'new world war' starting in Syria

    02/11/2016 7:24:36 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 57 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11 Feb 2016 | Richard Spencer
    Foreign and defence ministers of the leading international states are meeting in Munich and Brussels following the collapse of the latest round of peace talks Russia warned of “a new world war" starting in Syria on Thursday after a dramatic day in which Gulf states threatened to send in ground forces. Foreign and defence ministers of the leading international states backing different factions in the war-torn country met in separate meetings in Munich and Brussels following the collapse of the latest round of peace talks. Both Russia and the United States demanded ceasefires in the long-running civil war so that...
  • Russian PM: Foreign offensive in Syria could spark 'world war'

    02/11/2016 12:25:26 PM PST · by Mr. M.J.B. · 36 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2-11-2016 | Staff
    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev warned Thursday that if Arab forces entered the Syrian war, they could spark a "new world war" and urged ceasefire talks instead.
  • World War III inches closer as Turkey says it may enter Syrian conflict

    02/07/2016 6:32:29 PM PST · by Nachum · 82 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2/7/16 | Todd Wood
    The reason Russia is possibly building a new airbase on the Turkish border inside Syria became clearer today as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hinted Turkey could enter the war on the side of the anti-Assad forces who Russia has been primarily targeting. The Syrian government made major gains against the Sunni opposition in recent weeks as the Syrian city of Aleppo looked to fall from the opposition’s control. Turkey has repeatedly urged the American-led coalition against ISIS to do more to help the anti-Assad forces. “We don’t want to fall into the same mistake in Syria as in Iraq,”...
  • Putin ignores Kerry plea, instead deploys Top Gun fighter jet to join Syria battle

    02/04/2016 12:03:57 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 4,2016 | By Lucas Tomlinson, Jennifer Griffin
    Russia seemingly has ignored Secretary of State John Kerry’s appeals to stop bombing civilians and allow critical humanitarian aid to starving Syrians – and is instead escalating its military involvement, deploying four of its most capable fighter jets to Syria, two defense officials confirmed to Fox News. The decision to send the Su-35S jets poses yet another hurdle for Kerry’s efforts to proceed with peace talks. The Su-35S is Russia’s most advanced warplane, capable of air-to-air and air-to-ground missions, one official familiar with the jet said. Already, continued Russian airstrikes against Syrian opposition fighters, some backed by the CIA, were...
  • Closing In: Russia, Iran, Assad "Encircle" Syria's Largest City As Peace Talks Collapse In Geneva

    02/04/2016 10:06:01 AM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 2/4/16 | tyler durden
    Back in October, we previewed the “promised” battle for Aleppo, Syria’s largest city prior to the war. By the time Russia began constructing an air base at Latakia, the city - which is immensely important both from a strategic and psychological perspective - was controlled by a hodgepodge of rebels and militants including al-Qaeda, the Free Syrian Army, and ISIS. As we noted four months ago, if Russia and Hezbollah manage to recapture the city, it would effectively restore the Assad government in Syria even if the east of the country is still controlled by Islamic State. In many ways,...
  • The West's Great Folly: Believing Old Empires Had Gone 'Progressive,' Too

    01/14/2016 6:01:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 14, 2016 | Michael Gurfinkel
    By the end of the 19th century, it was commonly held that four European powers possessed great foreign services: the Habsburg Monarchy (known after 1867 as Austria-Hungary or the "Double Monarchy"), the Ottoman Empire, the Holy See, and Russia.Retrospectively, it appears that there was much truth about that opinion. Presently, we should take notice that these powers -- now treated by "progressive" discourse as expired, dusty tales no longer relevant to our modern conflicts -- are in fact pivotal instruments in world politics today.Agreed, we can preclude the Habsburg service, arguably the most prestigious of all four in 1914, which...
  • Resurgent Russia's Demographic Renaissance Continued Throughout 2015

    Below are the key figures for Russian Federation population in 2015: 1,932,227 live births 1,907,361 deaths Natural increase: 24 866 people Net migration: 76 060 people
  • The Sailor Who Apologized to Iranians is Identified as 27-Year-Old Navy Lieutenant

    01/14/2016 4:27:28 PM PST · by mandaladon · 113 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 14 Jan 2016
    The young Navy lieutenant who apologized to the Iranians after U.S. boats entered Iran’s territory has been identified as Lt. David Nartker. The 27-year-old grew up in Chicago and now lives in Ohio. Videos on his Facebook page show him firing weapons. Read: Iran Releases Humiliating Photos of Captured U.S. Sailors On Their Knees Nartker was among the 10 U.S. sailors who were captured by Iran earlier this week. The sailors were later released. But he found himself at the center of an international uproar after Iran released footage showing an interrogator haranguing him about being in Iranian waters. “It...
  • this is why the joint chiefs showed utter contempt for obama at sotu address

    01/14/2016 5:13:57 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 34 replies
    Now The End Begins ^ | 1/14/2016 | Geoffrey Grider
    JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF ARE NOT CLEARLY DRINKING THE OBAMA KOOL-AID Over the past 7 years, our “not Muslim” president Barack Hussein Obama has systematically decimated all branches of the US military by purging out any and all leaders who did not want to go along with his vision of an LGBT-infused, pro-Muslim military. We have listed below a partial listing of the results of the purge. DEFINITION OF THE WORD CONTEMPT AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE: 1. THE FEELING OR ATTITUDE OF REGARDING SOMEONE OR SOMETHING AS INFERIOR, BASE, OR WORTHLESS; SCORN. 2. THE STATE OF BEING DESPISED OR...
  • Iran's Top Nuke Negotiator: Seizure of 10 U.S. Sailors 'a Sign of Our Might'

    01/14/2016 5:11:23 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 14, 2016 | Bridget Johnson
    Iranian officials stressed that they taught the U.S. a lesson by seizing 10 sailors from two boats in the Persian Gulf.The semi-official Fars News Agency reported Wednesday that Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told Secretary of State John Kerry that the U.S. needed to apologize before the sailors were released. According to a statement from Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps, "the Americans have extended an apology," Fars said.Zarif tweeted today: "Happy to see dialog and respect, not threats and impetuousness, swiftly resolved the #sailors episode. Let's learn from this latest example."Washington denies any "official" apology was offered. Iran broadcast a video...
  • Iranian Seizure of American Sailors: The Message

    01/14/2016 6:09:13 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/14/16 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    Peace is achieved through strength, and a perception of strength. Obama has humiliated our allies, and has done all he can to show weakness to the enemy Shortly after President Obama, and other global appeasers, struck a deal with Iran over their nuclear ambitions, and literally hours before Obama’s State of the Union Speech, ten American U.S. Navy military personnel were taken hostage by the Iranians. The sailors were held on Iran’s Farsi Island, and then released after Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry slobbered all over themselves in apologies for the Americans daring to venture into Iranian waters...
  • Did the U.S. Just Pay the "Jizya Tax" to Iran? ~ Vanity

    01/14/2016 6:02:15 PM PST · by GraceG · 21 replies
    Caller to a Radio Show brought up a very fascinating point: From an article about Jizya: Ann Lambton states that the jizya was paid in humiliating conditions by every free male dhimmi of age. According to Cohen, the Quran itself does not prescribe humiliating treatment for the dhimmi when paying Jizya, but some later Muslims interpreted it to contain "an equivocal warrant for debasing the dhimmi (non-Muslim) through a degrading method of remission" The Sailors were Humiliated during the whole process of getting them back, and this sent a clear message to all the 57 Islamic States out there... Kinda...
  • ISIS plotting 'to slaughter THOUSANDS' in 2016 in bid to spark huge FINAL BATTLE with West

    12/30/2015 9:16:44 AM PST · by b4its2late · 99 replies
    Express ^ | 13:27, Wed, Dec 30, 2015 | UPDATED: 15:08, Wed, Dec 30, 2015 | By Jason Taylor
    ISIS is planning to massacre thousands of civilians in public places around the world in 2016 as it desperately seeks to draw the west into a titanic "final battle". The sick terror group will activate hundreds of sleeper cells in "dozens of countries" in an unprecedented bid to destabilise western governments and spark a huge military retaliation in the Middle East. The shock claim, from one of the world's leading authorities on the death cult, comes amid fears of a New Year's Eve terror plot in London and other major world cities. Islamic State has carried out more than 50...
  • CNN Republican Presidential Debate (kiddies at 6:30ET, main event at 8:30 post 1001 ) LIVE THREAD

    12/15/2015 2:31:26 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 4,079 replies
    CNN ^ | December 15, 2015
    GOP candidates debate for first time since terror attacks.
  • Allah Stripped Turkish Leaders Of Their Sanity Says Putin

    12/10/2015 6:03:13 AM PST · by PeteePie · 31 replies
    Figuro International News ^ | Dec 3, 2015 | Edmondo Burr
    President Vladimir Putin has attacked the Turkish ruling elite by saying that “Allah has deprived them of their sanity.”
  • Rick Santorum: World War III Has Started

    12/08/2015 6:42:21 PM PST · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 8, 2015 | Dan Riehl
    "We will not start World War III by taking out (Iran's) nuclear capability. We will stop WWIII. WWIII is underway in the world today. Everybody needs to understand that. WWIII has started and unless we short circuit it, it's going to explode into a real global conflict," Republican Presidential candidate Rick Santorum warns on Breitbart News Daily.
  • Russian foreign ministry urges nationals in Turkey to return home

    11/26/2015 8:08:51 AM PST · by Lera · 21 replies
    Russia's foreign ministry on Thursday urged nationals currently in Turkey to return home after tensions with Ankara soared over the downing of a Russian warplane. "In connection with the existing terrorist threats on Turkish territory, we once again recommend that Russian citizens refrain from visiting Turkey, and recommend that Russians who are there for personal purposes return home," the foreign ministry said in a statement. The statement follows recent calls by Moscow for Russians not to travel to Turkey.
  • Russian rescue helicopter 'shot down by Syrian rebels'

    11/24/2015 10:16:15 AM PST · by islander-11 · 10 replies
    Mirror.co.uk ^ | 11/24/15 | Anthony Bond
    A Russian rescue helicopter has been shot down by Syrian rebels while searching for pilots missing after Turkey downed a Russian jet. The helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing in a government-held area in Syria's Latakia province. A Syrian insurgent group, which uses U.S. Tow missiles, said its fighters hit the helicopter with an anti-tank missile. Video footage has emerged online appearing to show the helicopter after it crashed in dense woodland. Plumes of smoke can be seen coming from the aircraft.
  • American forces to arrive in Syria 'very soon'

    11/22/2015 10:07:15 PM PST · by Mr. M.J.B. · 34 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/23/2015 | Staff
    Dozens of American special operations forces will arrive in Syria "very soon," as promised by President Barack Obama's administration, a senior official said Sunday.
  • US Congresswoman Introduces Bill To Stop "Illegal" War On Assad; Says CIA Ops Must Stop

    11/21/2015 4:41:30 PM PST · by amorphous · 54 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 21 Nov 2015 | Tyler
    Last month, US Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard went on CNN and laid bare Washington’s Syria strategy. In a remarkably candid interview with Wolf Blitzer, Gabbard calls Washington’s effort to oust Assad "counterproductive” and “illegal" before taking it a step further and accusing the CIA of arming the very same terrorists who The White House insists are "sworn enemies." In short, Gabbard all but tells the American public that the government is lying to them and may end up inadvertently starting "World War III."
  • King Of Jordan: "We Are Facing A Third World War"

    11/17/2015 3:13:50 PM PST · by Biggirl · 70 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 17, 2015 | Pam Key
    Tuesday at a news conference in Kosovo’s capital city Priština, King Abdullah of Jordan declared the planet was in the midst of a Third World War.
  • Pope Francis: Paris Attacks Part of a “Piecemeal Third World War”

    11/14/2015 1:16:01 PM PST · by NYer · 46 replies
    Aletelia ^ | November 14, 2015 | DIANE MONTAGNA
    VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis on Saturday called the Paris terror attacks "a piece" of a "piecemeal Third World War," and said he is praying for the families of the victims and the entire French people.In a telephone interview at noon Rome-time with the Italian Bishops Conference official television network TV2000, the pope said he is "moved and saddened" by the carnage of Friday’s attacks in Paris."I am moved and saddened. And I don’t understand, but these things are difficult to understand; they are carried out by human beings," he said. "I am moved, saddened, and I am praying. I am very close...
  • Iran Will Receive Russian S-300 Missile System By Year-End: Dehqan

    11/10/2015 12:01:42 PM PST · by Strategy · 14 replies
    Iran Daily ^ | November 10, 2015
    Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan says the country will take delivery of Russian-made S-300 surface-to-air missile defense system by the end of the year. Speaking to reporters in Tehran on Tuesday, the Iranian minister added that the "executive stage" of the agreement for the delivery of the missile system is over, adding that Iran will receive a "major part" of the shipment in less than two months. "We have concluded a contract with the Russian side and it has also been signed," Dehqan said in response to a question about an earlier report on an agreement between Tehran...
  • China Tests Anti-Satellite Missile

    11/09/2015 11:58:39 AM PST · by McGruff · 52 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 11/9/2015 | Bill Gertz
    China recently conducted a flight test of a new missile capable of knocking out U.S. satellites as part of Beijing's growing space warfare arsenal. The test of a Dong Neng-3 exoatmospheric vehicle was carried out Oct. 30 from China's Korla Missile Test Complex in western China, said two defense officials familiar with reports of the test. A Chinese press report also provided details of what was said to be a missile defense interceptor flight test carried out Nov. 1. Photos of the missile's contrails were posted online.
  • "Word On The Street" US SPEC Ops Firefight Russians In Syria "Unconfirmed"

    11/06/2015 7:31:38 AM PST · by George Varnum · 66 replies
    You Tube ^ | Nov 5 2015 | Pastor Paul Begley
    WHAAATTT??!!!! Are you SEEEEERIOUS??!!!
  • Merkel threatens WAR if countries oppose Muslim invasion and close borders

    11/05/2015 5:14:56 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 132 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 11/4/2015 | Pamela Geller
    A protestor holds a poster showing German Chancellor Angela Merkel wearing a head scarf in front of the Reichtstags building with a crescent on top and the writing 'Mrs Merkel here is the people' during a rally of the group Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the West, or PEGIDA, in Dresden, Germany. Der Chancellor Merkel is warning of war to those countries that do not lay down and surrender to the Muslim invasion. Ironically, Merkel invoked the Balkan wars in the 90s, in which the US (Clinton) and NATO took the wrong side. Referencing the bloody conflicts in...
  • Inside the Pentagon’s Fight Over Russia

    11/03/2015 12:34:19 PM PST · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/2/15 | Mark Perry
    For those villagers eagerly snapping pictures on the side of a road in the Czech Republic in late September, the appearance of the line of U.S. “Stryker” armored fighting vehicles must have seemed more like a parade than a large-scale military operation. “We are demonstrating operational freedom of maneuver across Eastern Europe,” Col. John V. Meyer III told a reporter. But not everyone is convinced. “This Stryker parade won’t fool anyone in Moscow,” says retired Army Colonel Douglas Macgregor. “The Russians don’t do many things well, but they have been subverting, destabilizing, invading and conquering their neighbors since Peter the...
  • Will Obama Create World War 3? [Video]

    11/01/2015 1:36:48 PM PST · by Randall_S · 23 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | November 1, 2015 | USA Transnational Report
    Whether it's a worldwide conflict or a relatively contained regional conflict, the parallels between today and the 1930s and 1940s are hard to miss Most people spend Halloween dressed up and trying to find or create some fright. Instead, I watched the 1942 war documentary Prelude to War, directed by the legendary Frank Capra. Considering what is going on in the world today, and all the parallels between then and now, it was scary enough. As you watch the movie (52 minutes), think about our challenges today. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KniXvfsBavM While watching Capra's propaganda masterpiece, consider some of the parallels between their...
  • Stunning warning: War coming to Europe

    10/31/2015 6:17:27 PM PDT · by amorphous · 141 replies
    WND ^ | 31 Oct 2015
    With millions of Muslim migrants pouring into Europe, some experts are warning the continent faces a future of revolution, civil war or surrender to Islamic rule. Author, WND columnist and anti-Shariah campaigner Pamela Geller thinks it is already too late. Asked if she thought it would come to civil war in Europe, Geller told WND, “Yes, I do.” She’s not alone. “If the European political establishment maintains its stranglehold on power, it seems unavoidable that Islam will continue to build a political presence that will ultimately lead to Muslim uprisings and a European reaction outside of accepted political channels,” said...
  • MARCO RUBIO URGES ATTACKS AGAINST RUSSIAN AIRCRAFT IN SYRIA

    10/11/2015 9:36:01 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 74 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/10/15 | NEIL MUNRO
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) has declared in a little-noticed TV interview that the United States should go to war against Russia, merely to block a flood of Muslim immigrants that can otherwise be stopped by a few European border guards. Rubio wants to create a No Fly zone over Syria to prevent the Syrian air force from bombing rebel and civilian targets. Any Russian sortie into the no-fly-zone would be no different than any other adversary, Rubio said Oct. 5 in a CNBC interview. His urge to shoot down Russian aircraft is a sharp break in the nations national security...
  • Will The Discovery Of Huge Amounts Of Oil In Israel Lead To War In The Middle East?

    10/10/2015 11:14:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    End of the American Dream ^ | 10/10/2015 | Michael Snyder
    Billions of barrels of oil have been discovered in Israel, and this discovery could essentially make Israel energy independent for many decades to come. But there is just one problem. This discovery was made in the Golan Heights. If you are not familiar with the Golan Heights, it is an area that Israel took from Syria during the Six-Day War of 1967. The government of Israel considers the Golan Heights to now be part of Israeli territory, but the United Nations does not recognize Israel’s claim. Instead, the UN still recognizes Syrian sovereignty over that area. So now that massive...
  • Turkeys Islamists betrayed Uyghurs, damaged ties with China

    10/05/2015 4:19:17 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    Today's Zaman ^ | April 13, 2015
    April 13, 2015, Monday Turkey’s Islamists betrayed Uyghurs, damaged ties with China Turkey's relations with China that were upgraded to a strategic partnership in 2010 were dealt a significant blow a year later when increasingly assertive political Islamists in the Turkish government started playing a game of proxies with the Uyghurs of Chinese nationality as part of their short-sighted vision of a regime change in their southern neighbor, Syria. This sudden turn of policy with respect to China's Xinjiang region, shaped at the highest level of the government with chief Islamist Recep Tayyip Erdoğan setting the bar, has been a...
  • Syria: Chinese Uyghurs Killing Russian Spies According to Turkey's Plan

    10/04/2015 12:22:26 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies
    Reason ^ | October 3, 2015 | Charles Paul Freund
    Syria: Chinese Uyghurs Killing Russian Spies According to Turkey's Plan It's a Zionist conspiracy, of course Charles Paul Freund | October 3, 2015 So while enormous numbers of Syrian refugees are attempting to get out of the Middle East and into Europe, what is happening in the empty villages they have left behind? According to Al Mayadeen, a Beirut-based satellite news service, at least some of the abandoned villages in northern Syria are filling up with the families of Muslim Chinese Uyghurs. These Uyghurs, claims the report, are entering the country along with their wives and children to fight alongside...
  • Turkey to Buy Chinese Missile Defence System

    04/22/2015 1:57:10 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 14 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | April 22, 2015 | Teddy Ng & Reuters in Istandbul
    [This is from the International Edition of SCMP] China has won the bid to co-produce a multibillion ($3Billion) long-range air and missile defence system in Turkey, in what is its largest and most advanced arms sales to a NATO country. The Turkish defence minister announced the decision to approve the US$3 billion bid by China Precision Machinery Import and Export Corp, rejecting rival offers from Russian, US and European firms. The winning Chinese FD-2000 system beat the Patriot, the Russian S-400 and the French-Italian Eurosam Samp-T, it was announced on Thursday. [snip]
  • China seen behind Japan's failed Turkey arms deal

    08/11/2014 11:53:15 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    Nikkei Asian Review ^ | August 3, 2014 | TETSUSHI TAKAHASHI
    TOKYO -- Nearly three months after lifting its long-standing arms embargo, Japan recently approved plans to supply missile parts to the U.S. and conduct joint military research with a British company. Behind the scenes, however, there was a deal that fell through. Under new guidelines governing the transfer of defense equipment and technology, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on July 17 convened the National Security Council to look into two applications submitted by private companies. One was Mitsubishi Heavy Industries' request for permission to export seeker gyros used in Patriot surface-to-air missiles to the U.S. The other involved Mitsubishi Electric, which...
  • Turkeys Decision a Wake-Up Call for U.S. Missile Defense Suppliers

    10/29/2013 10:22:32 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    National Defense Blogs ^ | 10/29/2013 | Sandra I. Erwin
    U.S. antimissile systems have been the gold standard for decades, and American firms have sought to capitalize on that prestige as they court customers in the Pacific Rim and the Middle East. So it came as a shock that Turkey, which hosts a U.S.-made radar as part of a larger NATO missile shield selected a Chinese company to build a national defense system. The decision, two years in the making, appears to have been based not on technical merits, but on fire sale prices and economic benefits that the Chinese were able to offer to the Turks, said Mike...
  • China's Mideast clout growing amid Turkey missile deal

    10/30/2013 7:07:26 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 1 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 10/16/2013 | Jerusalem Post
    LONDON - China's likely sale of sophisticated missiles to Turkey over the objections of its NATO allies might have angered Washington and other capitals, but it should not have been a surprise. Even as the US has spent billions of dollars and lost hundreds of lives in Iraq and Afghanistan, Beijing has been quietly upping its presence in the Middle East. Militarily, the US - which maintains a permanent aircraft carrier presence near the Gulf as well as dozens of other warships and major bases in Turkey, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates - is by far the dominant regional...
  • Chinas buying of German firm risk for Turkish UAV

    09/16/2013 10:00:38 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    Hurriyet Daily News ^ | September/17/2013 | Burak BEKDİL
    China’s buying of German firm risk for Turkish UAV Burak BEKDİL Chinese Avic’s acquisition of German Thielert, leaves the first Turkishmade drone, the Anka, without an engine. Turkish officials are worried that buying of Thielert, engines supplier of Anka, may delay the project It looked entirely like any other business takeover between the Chinese and Germans with no relevance to Turkey. But the news that a Chinese group had acquired the troubled German maker of aircraft engines means Turkey must now find a new engine supplier for its first indigenous unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), the Anka. Turkish officials and the...
  • The Superpower Behind the Turkish Protests

    06/05/2013 7:37:40 PM PDT · by cunning_fish · 12 replies
    Johngaltfla ^ | June 4, 2013 | John Galt
    To understand the rage and news from Turkey and the alleged Turkish Spring being promoted by some websites and commentators, one has to have a deep understanding of the friends and enemies the nation of Turkey has acquired in eighty plus years of independence and Westernization thanks to Mustafa Kemal Atatrk. In the West, the British still resent the Turks for their unwillingness to take up arms against the Nazis in World War II. Believe it or not, some Germans hold the same animosity because a Turkish alliance with Nazi Germany would have crushed the Allies in Europe and the...
  • China, Turkey conduct second major exercise

    11/12/2010 8:47:52 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 8 replies · 1+ views
    World Tribune ^ | 11/12/2010 | Eorld Tribune
    China and Turkey have conducted another military exercise.Sources said China has sent army special operations forces for an exercise in Turkey. They said the exercise in early November lasted a week at the commando school in Turkey. "This was an exercise planned nearly a year ago," a Turkish source said. This marked the second major military exercise between China and Turkey in as many months. In October, the two countries, in the first such mission with a NATO member, participated in a combat air exercise called Anatolian Eagle
  • NATO warns Turkey against buying Chinese, Russian air defense systems

    07/26/2011 8:17:51 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies
    Hrriyet Daily News ^ | July 25, 2011 | MİT ENGİNSOY
    NATO warns Turkey against buying Chinese, Russian air defense systems ÜMİT ENGİNSOY ANKARA- Hürriyet Daily News Monday, July 25, 2011 NATO may avoid sharing ballistic missiles intelligence with Turkey if the nation decides to buy Chinese or Russian systems for its missile defense program Ankara would have to operate without NATO’s intelligence information on incoming ballistic missiles if it chooses to buy Chinese or Russian systems for its national air and missile defense program, officials of the Western alliance have warned Turkey. Participating in the ongoing competition to win Turkey’s national air and missile contract are the U.S. partnership between...
  • New Russian Missiles Aid China, Iran -- May Spark New Arms Race

    02/24/2007 9:34:27 PM PST · by Fennie · 16 replies · 1,197+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Monday, Feb. 12, 2001 | Charles R. Smith
    While U.S. weapons development stalled almost completely during the 1990s - both Russia and China have continued to field a new generation of missiles for which the west has no equal nor defense. A popular new weapon is the Russian long range air-to-air Vympel R-77 missile, NATO code named AA-12 Adder. The R-77 is designed to destroy other aircraft beyond visual range and reported to be equal to or better than the U.S. made AIM-120 AMRAAM missile...
  • Moscow plans main oil hubs in Turkey and Israel

    11/19/2005 9:06:32 AM PST · by Alex Marko · 13 replies · 438+ views
    Moscow plans main hubs in Turkey and Israel for Russian and Azerbaijani oil and gas exports to southern Europe and China November 18, 2005, 1:55 PM (GMT+02:00) Russian president Vladimir Putin discussed the plan with Turkish prime minister Tayyep Erdogan and Silvio Berlusconi of Italy at the inauguration Thursday of the Blue Stream pipeline network laid on the Black Sea bed by the Russian Gazprom and Italian Eni oil giants. Putin spoke of extending this pipe network to the Turkish Mediterranean port of Ceyhan. A new underwater branch would then be built to connect Ceyhan with Israels Ashkelon oil port,...
  • Joint ventures likely in arms production: China, Ukraine, Turkey contacted

    07/10/2005 9:22:22 AM PDT · by jb6 · 1 replies · 246+ views
    Dawn ^ | July 9: | Ihtasham ul Haque
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    07/31/2015 10:32:58 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 52 replies
    CNN Money ^ | July 14 2015 | Chris Isidore
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