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Sat Nov 16, 2019, 04:06 AM

 

Turkey says it bought Russian S-400s to use them, not put them aside

Source: Reuters

NOVEMBER 16, 2019 / 4:09 AM

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey bought S-400 missile defense systems from Russia to use them, not put them aside, the head of the Turkish Defense Industry Directorate said on Saturday, days after talks between President Tayyip Erdogan and U.S. President Donald Trump.

In an interview with broadcaster CNN Turk, Ismail Demir said it was not logical for any country to purchase such systems only to put them aside, but added that Turkish and U.S. officials would aim to tackle the issue. He also said that no Russian personnel would come to Turkey to operate the S-400s.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-turkey-russia/turkey-says-it-bought-russian-s-400s-to-use-them-not-put-them-aside-idUSKBN1XQ07Z?il=0



Giving respect to despots does not earn you their respect, Donnie. They look down on you for the weak little snowflake you really are!

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Reply Turkey says it bought Russian S-400s to use them, not put them aside (Original post)
William Weehours Nov 16 OP
Marcuse Nov 16 #1
Igel Nov 16 #2
patphil Nov 16 #3
jpak Nov 16 #4
Xolodno Nov 16 #5

Response to William Weehours (Original post)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 10:15 AM

1. As the Ataturk dream fades to authoritarianism and secularism, how long will Turkey remain in NATO?

In the meantime, will both the F-35 and S-400 systems be rendered vulnerable to exploitation by the other side?

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Response to William Weehours (Original post)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 01:46 PM

2. They already look down on everybody else.

Status quo ante.

Turkey was a reluctant NATO ally. As it is, with its neo-Ottoman aspirations and it's joy at going back to genocide--something with long roots in the Empire, however people tried to deny it for political and rhetorical ends a decade or two ago--it's a bad fit with NATO.

When you're all "me and those like me must be first, f**k everybody else unless they serve us" it's hard to play nice with others or live up the altruistic tripe ... sorry, hype.

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Response to William Weehours (Original post)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 01:48 PM

3. And just who would he be using these anti-aircraft missles against?

Is he planning a full scale invasion of Iraq or Syria?
Or does he envision a time when he may have to use them against NATO forces?
He certainly doesn't plan to use them against Russia. Putin wouldn't have sold them to him if there was any chance they would be used against Russian military aircraft.

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Response to William Weehours (Original post)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 02:02 PM

4. Yo - Ismail Demir. you do know those certified canister S-400 rounds come with a...

Russian satellite activated "Putin Kill Switch"

Don't you?

Don't you?

Pity the Fool that buys Russian (or Chinese) mil-crap.

Yup

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Response to William Weehours (Original post)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 11:20 PM

5. Weird thought hit my head.

Is there a chance that Syria has already been partitioned secretly?

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