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2013-01-27 The Grand Turk
Patriot missile defense battery operational
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Posted by Steve White 2013-01-27 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [336097 views ]  Top

#1 Ummm... anyone count the number of days this took? I think it was 9. Which is worrisome.
Posted by Shipman 2013-01-27 03:34||   2013-01-27 03:34|| Front Page Top

#2 "a clear demonstration of the agility and flexibility of NATO forces and of our willingness to defend allies who face threats."

So what exactly are the “threats” that would justify NATO deployment of Patriot missile batteries? Why it’s to intercept “possible” rockets fired from Syria you silly goose. OK, except that Assad hasn’t threatened, has absolutely no desire, nor is there any strategic advantage to expanding operations into Turkey. In fact, when a Turkish aircraft was downed Damascus nearly shit itself apologizing. Moreover, they don’t have to. The Syrian forces have been mostly successful in pounding the ratlines out of Turkey on their side of the border anyway. It all may seem a bit counter intuitive until to recall Hillary’s Smart Power admonishing. What does it matter?
Posted by DepotGuy 2013-01-27 11:14||   2013-01-27 11:14|| Front Page Top

#3 OK, except that Assad hasn't threatened

Actually, he has. It's essentially the Syrian, (likely) non-nuke, version of the 'Samson Option'.
Posted by Pappy 2013-01-27 20:47||   2013-01-27 20:47|| Front Page Top

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