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(Yahoo)   Shiat might have just gotten extremely real in the Mid-east as it appears that Syria may have shot down a Turkish Fighter jet   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 175
    More: Scary, Prime Minister of Turkey, Middle East, Turkish, Erdogan, FSA, Kofi Annan, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, United Nations Security Council  
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2012-06-22 04:25:38 PM
Or it's pre sahhabt fireworks.
 
2012-06-22 04:26:04 PM
Now I've gotta look at urban dictionary to see what disgusting sex act a Turkish Fighter jet is
 
2012-06-22 04:26:47 PM
Nuke 'em
 
2012-06-22 04:27:54 PM
Seriously scare mods - I'm already quaking - a middle-east country attacks another middle-east country.

*yawn*

/shiat is so unreal...
 
2012-06-22 04:28:00 PM
Turks are saying they're not sure now.
 
2012-06-22 04:28:06 PM
www.freakingnews.com
 
2012-06-22 04:28:29 PM
Here we go, unrest in the Middle East in 3..2..oh...this sh*t has been going on for thousands of years. nevermind. carry on.
 
2012-06-22 04:29:06 PM
Since Turkey is in NATO, this could be bad for Syria.

But hey, they don't know what happened, and it happened somewhere over the Mediterranean. Lots of countries with air forces around there.
 
2012-06-22 04:29:56 PM
It's nobody's business but the Turks'.
 
2012-06-22 04:30:02 PM

jakomo002: Since Turkey is in NATO, this could be bad for Syria.

But hey, they don't know what happened, and it happened somewhere over the Mediterranean. Lots of countries with air forces around there.


It's also a F-4 Phantom. Rather old airframe with a lot of hours on it. Could easily have crashed.
 
2012-06-22 04:30:24 PM
It was aliens.
 
2012-06-22 04:30:42 PM
As God is my witness, I thought Turks could fly
 
2012-06-22 04:30:53 PM
bloodthirsty turks
 
2012-06-22 04:31:25 PM
Gah. Reuters reporter sensationalizes what looks like a nothing story, and subby dumps a load in his pants after reading the nut graf:

If the Syrians did indeed bring down the Turkish F-4 jet, a new crisis could erupt between two prickly Middle Eastern neighbors already at bitter odds over a 16-month-old revolt against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

The rest of the story in no way backs up that assertion, which comes straight from the reporter. The Turkish prime minister seems to be downplaying the crash, and even if the Syrians did shoot it down, it's pretty clear that they did it by accident and apologized, because the Turks aren't supporting the insurgency from the air, a la Libya.

Worst case scenario, Syria and Turkey get in a fight, Turkey calls in NATO, and a Libya scenario ensues despite Russia's loud protests. Putin ain't getting his second-rate military's ass kicked over Syria.
 
2012-06-22 04:33:01 PM
Literally makes zero difference. Turks are oddly calm.
Germany winning against Greece in soccer has more geopolitical impact than this.
 
2012-06-22 04:33:27 PM
At least the joos didn't do it
 
2012-06-22 04:34:00 PM
"The prime minister spoke for 15 minutes about trips he had just completed to Mexico and Brazil before mentioning the loss of the plane in response to a question."

I know this was probably an economic mission or something like that, but I can't help imagining the Prime Minister of Turkey calling a press conference and showing the reporters a bunch of slides from his summer vacation...
 
2012-06-22 04:35:05 PM
IMO, if Turkey decides it's had enough (there have also been a few cross-border shooting incidents, IIRC), and it decides to invade, that could be the best outcome for this crisis. It looks a lot less bad for Turkey (a majority-Muslim country ruled by a moderate Islamist party) to conduct airstrikes or invade than it would be for the US, or God forbid, Israel to do the same. The only caveat is that they have to be careful to protect the Christian and Shi'ite population as well, or else it could turn into Iraq a la 2006.
 
2012-06-22 04:35:57 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-06-22 04:35:59 PM
Hopefully, if it does come down to a real war, maybe Syria can rename Istanbul back to Constantinople
 
2012-06-22 04:36:21 PM
img801.imageshack.us
 
2012-06-22 04:36:29 PM
Let me see how much the average American will care...

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Meh.
 
2012-06-22 04:36:47 PM

ha-ha-guy: It's also a F-4 Phantom. Rather old airframe with a lot of hours on it. Could easily have crashed.


F-4E Terminator 2020, late 80s airframe, low hours, state of the art avionics, sensors, communications and they all have brand new wiring and hydraulics.
 
2012-06-22 04:36:53 PM
Well, don't worry. According to the New York Times, the CIA is working secretly (maybe not so secretly anymore) to funnel arms to the Syrian rebels through a network of regional intermediaries that includes the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria. So that'll wrap things up quickly and neatly, and won't have any repercussions.
 
2012-06-22 04:37:03 PM
Curtis: "I got this shiat from Turkey that will boogie woogie on your brain! It's what sent them Arabs off!"
Pedro: "Arabs, from Turkey?"
Curtis: "Yeah man, YEAH Arabs from Turkey!"
 
2012-06-22 04:37:32 PM

DeltaPunch: [img801.imageshack.us image 461x601]


I win.
 
2012-06-22 04:38:11 PM

ha-ha-guy: It's also a F-4 Phantom. Rather old airframe with a lot of hours on it. Could easily have crashed.


Turkish air force has a pretty good safety record and their F-4 fleet went through a major modernization within the last few years.

Turkey; if you can confirm Syria did this; give their military 24 hours to stand down and surrender and then commence general operations. Wipe out their air force and send in the army. Just clean up this mess.
 
2012-06-22 04:38:35 PM
Young hearts be free tonight....time is on your side.
 
2012-06-22 04:39:59 PM
What a cute way to draw the US Military deeper into the sandy vag clusterfark that is the Middle East.
 
2012-06-22 04:40:39 PM
Sounds like they're on the highway to the danger zone. Gonna take it right into the danger zone.
 
2012-06-22 04:43:23 PM
Wow who woulda thunk violence in such a stable region. Next thing you know we wont be able to walk teh streets of Detroit alone at night.
 
2012-06-22 04:43:33 PM

LordJiro: Let me see how much the average American will care...

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Meh.


But then there is Turkey--NATO member. The only organization in the world, counting the UN, who will actually get together and blow your shiat up

One could say given the outspoken policies of the major European NATO members, probably not the smartest move on the Syrian front.

Syria, backed by Iran, kinda-not-so-much-really backed by Russia. Watch how long it takes for the Assad regime to become the guys whose phone calls the Russians suddenly can't find time to answer.
 
2012-06-22 04:43:39 PM

Rapmaster2000: Sounds like they're on the highway to the danger zone. Gonna take it right into the danger zone.


I don't like you, Maverick. You're dangerous.
 
2012-06-22 04:44:54 PM
Turkey is sending this guy in to take care of it
 
2012-06-22 04:45:47 PM

Hyppy: DeltaPunch: [img801.imageshack.us image 461x601]

I win.


*shakes tiny fist*

I had a tumblr link that wouldn't hotlink, so I wasted 2 minutes screencap+imageshacking it myself. Damn you tumblr!!!!

img689.imageshack.us
 
2012-06-22 04:46:18 PM

clovis69: ha-ha-guy: It's also a F-4 Phantom. Rather old airframe with a lot of hours on it. Could easily have crashed.

F-4E Terminator 2020, late 80s airframe, low hours, state of the art avionics, sensors, communications and they all have brand new wiring and hydraulics.


I would have the shot the thing down my self if I saw this guy flying it.
cache.io9.com
 
2012-06-22 04:46:30 PM

supershaft: As God is my witness, I thought Turks could fly


Golf clap.
 
2012-06-22 04:46:59 PM

LordStormes: Turkey is sending this guy in to take care of it


images2.wikia.nocookie.net

// damnit fark, if the image is too big to post, don't post the comment anyway without it ;(
// yes I should have previewed
 
2012-06-22 04:47:09 PM
Thank God they didn't lose any of their Sopwith Camels or Grigorovich M-5s. A loss like that would have been crippling to their Air Force.
 
2012-06-22 04:47:20 PM
Joey, have you ever been in a Turkish Fighter Jet?

/Turn & Burn!
 
2012-06-22 04:47:38 PM

Remarkable_Anus: Young hearts be free tonight....time is on your side.


The Sharif don't like it.

/You have to let that raga drop
 
2012-06-22 04:48:20 PM

mbillips: The rest of the story in no way backs up that assertion, which comes straight from the reporter. The Turkish prime minister seems to be downplaying the crash, and even if the Syrians did shoot it down, it's pretty clear that they did it by accident and apologized, because the Turks aren't supporting the insurgency from the air, a la Libya.


This. Turkey isn't going to get involved in the shiatfest in Syria over a random shootdown that both pilot survived.

There are 4 or 5 different factions all fighting in Syria now, and the only thing they hate more than each other is outsiders. Turkey doesn't have the fanatical warmongers we have in the US, so I suspect they're going to keep to keep their hand out of the blender for this one. It wasn't even a particularly good ring. Just let it go.
 
2012-06-22 04:48:42 PM
We're asking all the wrong questions. What we need to know is how this affect Doner Kebab production?
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/Better than Taco Bell, IHOP, Dennys, or Waffle House after a night of heavy drinking
//Havent had a good one since I got back to the states, so Im stuck going to Awful House
 
2012-06-22 04:54:43 PM
Sounds like a Middle-East Problem
 
2012-06-22 04:55:10 PM

ha-ha-guy: jakomo002: Since Turkey is in NATO, this could be bad for Syria.

But hey, they don't know what happened, and it happened somewhere over the Mediterranean. Lots of countries with air forces around there.

It's also a F-4 Phantom. Rather old airframe with a lot of hours on it. Could easily have crashed.


Pretty sure I drove by one of those yesterday in Wakeeney, Kansas. Nice to see them representin' in the Great Plains. Ain't much else to look at.
 
2012-06-22 04:58:54 PM
another scary tag for an unscary event

fark off fark
 
2012-06-22 04:59:05 PM
Maybe the Syrians shot it down because they thought it was an Israeli jet?

Or maybe the Assad regime just doesn't have much control of the indisciplined twats they've given guns to?

The first might have been an attempt to distract and unify the country against Israel, the second I think might well be true about the massacres of villages and neighbourhoods but surely operating things that can shoot down a Phantom is only a job for the most trusted?
I guess a third option is that the Syrian regime is desperately incompetent. Dictatorships often are.
 
2012-06-22 04:59:31 PM
And Tyler too !
 
2012-06-22 04:59:51 PM

supershaft: As God is my witness, I thought Turks could fly


The reporter who sorts this out is a shoe-in to win the Buckeye Newshawk award.
 
2012-06-22 05:00:59 PM
Hey subby, quit posting scary tags and just go play your zombie games
leave real life to adults, go get lost in fantasy land
 
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