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NATO Approves Turkey Request for Syria Border Missiles
[An Nahar] NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. It's headquartered in Belgium. That sez it all....
on Tuesday agreed to deploy Patriot missiles along the border of member state Turkey as requested by Ankara to help it defend its territory against threats from Syria.

"NATO has agreed to augment Turkey's air defense capabilities in order to defend the population and territory of Turkey and to contribute to the de-escalation of the crisis along the alliance's border," a statement said.

Turkey formally asked its NATO partners to deploy the U.S.-made anti-missile system after a series of cross-border shellings, including one that left five civilians dead on October 3.
Posted by:Fred

#3  The Patriot was orginally an Anti-Aircraft Missle System that was given AMD/BMD capability.

A serious dilemma for the US stems from allegations that Al-Qaeda + other Jihadi Groups are interwined along wid FSA + anti-Assad rebel groups inside Turkey, + being protected + armed by Turkey - ALA "FAST-N-FURIOUS II", IFF TRUE THE SCENARIO EXISTS THAT PATRIOTS, ETC. US ARMS IRONICALLY MAY END UP BEING USED BY TURKEY TO ALSO PROTECT AL-QAEDA + ANTI-US ANTI-ASSAD JIHADIST GROUPS.

Strange bedfellows, indeed.

SYRIA = "LIBYA/GADAFFI II", only potentially much much worse + bloody???
Posted by: JosephMendiola   2012-12-05 22:40  

#2  Since the Patriot system defends against ballistic missiles and since Syria hasn't fired any of those, I think there is a chance the 'syria' angle is just a smokescreen and the reality is that Turkey is worried about ballastic missiles fired by Iran.
Posted by: lord garth   2012-12-05 09:17  

#1  Someone please tell them Thanksgiving is over.
Posted by: Skidmark   2012-12-05 01:35