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(CNN)   Turkey has changed its rules of engagement toward Syria from "defense only" to "biatchslap"   (cnn.com) divider line 66
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2012-06-26 08:31:41 AM
Well someone needs to do something.
 
2012-06-26 08:33:43 AM

exyankee: Well someone needs to do something.


I'm sure NATO (Teh UN) will send them a strongly worded letter.
 
2012-06-26 08:38:11 AM
In before

i63.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-26 08:40:19 AM
Assad is all, "Come at me, bro!"

//but in Arabic.
 
2012-06-26 08:40:26 AM
I'll just post this again from a past discussion I made it for.....

j.wigflip.com
 
2012-06-26 08:40:32 AM
Erdogan criticized Syria harshly on Tuesday for shooting down the Turkish fighter jet, saying: "Even if the plane was in their airspace for a few seconds, that is no excuse to attack."

Yeah, Syria. Stop being so mean!
 
2012-06-26 08:41:05 AM
That's nobody's business but the Turks'.
 
2012-06-26 08:42:11 AM
i48.tinypic.com
SWEET!
 
2012-06-26 08:42:31 AM
Why are we not defusing this situation? Have we no Nobel-Prize-Winning peacemakers?
scm-l3.technorati.com
 
2012-06-26 08:44:53 AM

markfara: Erdogan criticized Syria harshly on Tuesday for shooting down the Turkish fighter jet, saying: "Even if the plane was in their airspace for a few seconds, that is no excuse to attack."


Erdogan in a genius. Shame he'll be dead in a couple of years.
 
2012-06-26 08:47:12 AM
I hate seeing what is happening there.... but when we can't afford to cover our own people health care, or fix bridges and highways... why is it we have money for yet another war?

There are other people and countries in this world. Instead of waiting for us, they could get off the fence and do something about it too. Not saying we can just watch these things, but it get pretty tired when its always the same thing.
 
2012-06-26 08:47:18 AM
GilRuiz1

Why are we not defusing this situation? Have we no Nobel-Prize-Winning peacemakers?




Yes - Yes we do!i.telegraph.co.uk
 
2012-06-26 08:48:41 AM
Last time the Syrians messed with the Turks, this guy

upload.wikimedia.org

bamboozled them out of the Hatay territory.
 
2012-06-26 08:51:27 AM
I've got a feeling we are on the verge of a major mishap. Turkey, in retaliation, deploys its bombers for a precision strike which is blown of course by a sudden, massive sandstorm. The bombers drop their loads which accidentally kill all of the Russian soliders protecting the Russian embassy in Syria. Outraged, Russia launches a small nuclear strike against the capital of Turkey. The civilians, with no where to run, are told to eat massive amounts of damp bread in hopes to absorb the radiation fall out. When the strike hits, everyone for a thousand mile radius is roasted a golden brown, most noteably the workers at the cranberry canning factory, eight hundred miles from ground zero. They lay down next to the split cranberry, their stomachs packed with bread, their skin crispy brown. As part of an international team, an American expert group enters the factory to assess the damage. Then, due to a roof collapse, they are forced to eat the Turks, saying a prayer of both thanks and forgiveness before gorging on their tender meat. Nothing is ever the same again.
 
2012-06-26 08:51:53 AM
Lets test some nuclear weapons on syria and turkey and see how much longer they'll keep squabbling with each other over "war crimes"

Pussies never even seen an entire city flattened by a single bomb. What do they know about combat?
 
2012-06-26 08:57:52 AM

EyeballKid: That's nobody's business but the Turks'.


That's odd, I thought it was Syria's business.
 
2012-06-26 08:58:34 AM

ChipNASA: exyankee: Well someone needs to do something.

I'm sure NATO (Teh UN) will send them a strongly worded letter.


You can ask Gaddafi about the U.N.'s strongly worded letters. That little note titled Resolution 1973 was quite cheeky.
 
2012-06-26 08:59:02 AM

spentmiles: I've got a feeling we are on the verge of a major mishap. Turkey, in retaliation, deploys its bombers for a precision strike which is blown of course by a sudden, massive sandstorm. The bombers drop their loads which accidentally kill all of the Russian soliders protecting the Russian embassy in Syria. Outraged, Russia launches a small nuclear strike against the capital of Turkey. The civilians, with no where to run, are told to eat massive amounts of damp bread in hopes to absorb the radiation fall out. When the strike hits, everyone for a thousand mile radius is roasted a golden brown, most noteably the workers at the cranberry canning factory, eight hundred miles from ground zero. They lay down next to the split cranberry, their stomachs packed with bread, their skin crispy brown. As part of an international team, an American expert group enters the factory to assess the damage. Then, due to a roof collapse, they are forced to eat the Turks, saying a prayer of both thanks and forgiveness before gorging on their tender meat. Nothing is ever the same again.


You're a bad man. How dare you make me laugh this early in the morning!
 
2012-06-26 08:59:33 AM

spentmiles: I've got a feeling we are on the verge of a major mishap. Turkey, in retaliation, deploys its bombers for a precision strike which is blown of course by a sudden, massive sandstorm. The bombers drop their loads which accidentally kill all of the Russian soliders protecting the Russian embassy in Syria. Outraged, Russia launches a small nuclear strike against the capital of Turkey. The civilians, with no where to run, are told to eat massive amounts of damp bread in hopes to absorb the radiation fall out. When the strike hits, everyone for a thousand mile radius is roasted a golden brown, most noteably the workers at the cranberry canning factory, eight hundred miles from ground zero. They lay down next to the split cranberry, their stomachs packed with bread, their skin crispy brown. As part of an international team, an American expert group enters the factory to assess the damage. Then, due to a roof collapse, they are forced to eat the Turks, saying a prayer of both thanks and forgiveness before gorging on their tender meat. Nothing is ever the same again.


On a scale of 1 to PocketNinja, I give this a C+. Not bad, but needs polish and focus.
 
2012-06-26 09:00:03 AM
Sorry Turkey. Article V only comes into play if it's unambiguous that you were the victim and not the aggressor. Article V didn't come into play when the Soviets downed KAL 007.
 
2012-06-26 09:02:19 AM

ChipNASA: exyankee: Well someone needs to do something.

I'm sure NATO (Teh UN) will send them a strongly worded letter.


'NATO condemned it 'in the strongest terms'

Oooooooooooo. That'll scare them straight.
 
2012-06-26 09:02:28 AM
Really, no Turkey slapping comments yet?
 
2012-06-26 09:10:46 AM
Article V didn't come into play during the Gulf of Tonkin incident.
 
2012-06-26 09:10:58 AM

spentmiles: I've got a feeling we are on the verge of a major mishap. Turkey, in retaliation, deploys its bombers for a precision strike which is blown of course by a sudden, massive sandstorm. The bombers drop their loads which accidentally kill all of the Russian soliders protecting the Russian embassy in Syria. Outraged, Russia launches a small nuclear strike against the capital of Turkey. The civilians, with no where to run, are told to eat massive amounts of damp bread in hopes to absorb the radiation fall out. When the strike hits, everyone for a thousand mile radius is roasted a golden brown, most noteably the workers at the cranberry canning factory, eight hundred miles from ground zero. They lay down next to the split cranberry, their stomachs packed with bread, their skin crispy brown. As part of an international team, an American expert group enters the factory to assess the damage. Then, due to a roof collapse, they are forced to eat the Turks, saying a prayer of both thanks and forgiveness before gorging on their tender meat. Nothing is ever the same again.


Long Turkey. Mmmmmmm With Mashed Potatoes and gravy
 
2012-06-26 09:11:33 AM

OldManDownDRoad: Last time the Syrians messed with the Turks, this guy

[upload.wikimedia.org image 230x288]

bamboozled them out of the Hatay territory.


'atta Turk..
 
2012-06-26 09:16:47 AM

exyankee: Well someone needs to do something.


No, they really really don't.
 
2012-06-26 09:19:58 AM
I think Syria has just made a horrible miscalculation. With Russia blocking UN resolutions, the West was stymied from legitimate intervention. By shooting down a plane from a NATO member country, Syria gave them all the excuse they need.

Of course, I'm not suggesting that the Turks deliberately provoked an attack (perhaps not expecting to actually lose the plane and crew) with a little game of "I'm in your airspace! Now I'm not! Now I am!". I'm sure this meeting between the US Navy command for Europe and the Turkish Naval Forces Command Chief of Intelligence two weeks ago was entirely coincidental.
 
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2012-06-26 09:22:46 AM

OldManDownDRoad: Last time the Syrians messed with the Turks, this guy

[upload.wikimedia.org image 230x288]

bamboozled them out of the Hatay territory.


Attaboy Ataturk!
 
2012-06-26 09:25:19 AM

Cuthbert Allgood: Assad is all, "Come at me, bro!"

//but in Arabic.


And Turkey is all "Kiss your Assad goodbye"
 
2012-06-26 09:27:28 AM

czetie: I think Syria has just made a horrible miscalculation. With Russia blocking UN resolutions, the West was stymied from legitimate intervention. By shooting down a plane from a NATO member country, Syria gave them all the excuse they need.

Of course, I'm not suggesting that the Turks deliberately provoked an attack (perhaps not expecting to actually lose the plane and crew) with a little game of "I'm in your airspace! Now I'm not! Now I am!". I'm sure this meeting between the US Navy command for Europe and the Turkish Naval Forces Command Chief of Intelligence two weeks ago was entirely coincidental.


As long as the Arab League is staying out, NATO will stay out as well. Syria is a much more complex place than Libya was, and Assad is not an international terrorist like Qaddafi was.
 
2012-06-26 09:30:18 AM

spentmiles: They lay down next to the split cranberry, their stomachs packed with bread, their skin crispy brown.


spentmiles, the Salvador Dali of the non-sequitur.
 
2012-06-26 09:34:41 AM

GentDirkly: Sorry Turkey. Article V only comes into play if it's unambiguous that you were the victim and not the aggressor. Article V didn't come into play when the Soviets downed KAL 007.


I don't see them asking for that. I do see them asking for diplomatic backing. They will take care of Syria alone.
 
2012-06-26 09:40:59 AM
As God as my witness, I thought the Turkish could fly.
 
2012-06-26 09:44:31 AM

fappomatic: As God as my witness, I thought the Turkish could fly.


Holy god is that old and tired long ago.
 
2012-06-26 09:48:40 AM

I_C_Weener: Come at me, bro


تأتي إلي الصنو
 
2012-06-26 09:56:43 AM
Apparently Turkey's been itching to take out Syria for a long time: TPM Link
 
2012-06-26 10:26:07 AM

the lord god: GentDirkly: Sorry Turkey. Article V only comes into play if it's unambiguous that you were the victim and not the aggressor. Article V didn't come into play when the Soviets downed KAL 007.

I don't see them asking for that. I do see them asking for diplomatic backing. They will take care of Syria alone.


Good luck with that if Russia gets upset about losing their only Mediterranean port.

One way NATO could help: Let Russia pay Greece, who could use the money, to use one of their ports...
 
2012-06-26 10:30:18 AM
International waters extend all the way to the Syrian coast.

Plus how could the Syrians not have known the warplane was unarmed?
 
2012-06-26 10:31:03 AM
What a Turk getting ready to perform a biatch slap might look like:

i46.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-26 10:31:12 AM

GilRuiz1: Why are we not defusing this situation? Have we no Nobel-Prize-Winning peacemakers?
[scm-l3.technorati.com image 300x346]


Aren't you the guy who always biatches when someone brings religion into a thread about science, claiming no one had mentioned it?

Yeah. Yeah, I thought you were.

/Physician, heal thyself.
 
2012-06-26 10:31:50 AM
If an F-4 belonging to the, lets say Mexican, military flew into US airspace for an unknown, but brief, amount of time, and the US military shot the plane down, what level of retaliation do you think would be appropriate for Mexico?

Syria's current oppression of an opposition movement is horrific, and the current leadership needs to go, preferably to the Hague, but I think people are confusing two different issues:

1. the current human rights abuses
2. shooting down a military jet that violated its airspace

Because lets be honest, in the above example, the reaction from most Americans wouldn't be "well, that was probably an overzealous response to a brief navigational miscalculation." It would be "AMERICAN #1 FARK YEAH WE SHOWED THEM!"
 
2012-06-26 10:43:49 AM
Still Turkeys' fault for being in the wrong airspace. No amount of whining is going to change that.
 
2012-06-26 10:44:48 AM
I'd actually like to hear more details. There's a pretty big difference between, "Syria blasted them outta the sky 1.2 seconds after the Turkish plane entered their air space," and "Syrian forces attempted to hail the craft, but it wouldn't respond and when it failed to alter course to exit Syrian air space it was shot down."

The reality of the situation could be anywhere in between the extremes and the only details I've read state the Turkish plane crossed into Syria's air space and that the plane was shot down by Syrian forces.
 
2012-06-26 10:46:05 AM
karnal: GilRuiz1

Why are we not defusing this situation? Have we no Nobel-Prize-Winning peacemakers?



Yes - Yes we do![i.telegraph.co.uk image 460x287]


I'm sure he has what he needs to defuse the situation down in his magic murder bag.
 
2012-06-26 10:55:28 AM

DECMATH: the lord god: GentDirkly: Sorry Turkey. Article V only comes into play if it's unambiguous that you were the victim and not the aggressor. Article V didn't come into play when the Soviets downed KAL 007.

I don't see them asking for that. I do see them asking for diplomatic backing. They will take care of Syria alone.

Good luck with that if Russia gets upset about losing their only Mediterranean port.

One way NATO could help: Let Russia pay Greece, who could use the money, to use one of their ports...


I would be surprised to see Turkey invade and occupy any part of Syria. But I could see them taking out some anti-aircraft sites.
 
2012-06-26 11:00:58 AM

FabulousFreep: Still Turkeys' fault for being in the wrong airspace. No amount of whining is going to change that.


Is it also their fault that they are being shelled by Syria for taking in refugees?
 
2012-06-26 11:18:51 AM
Now Turkey is saying the Syrians have shot at a search and rescue plane searching for the first plane.
Link

In other news, the Russian ambassador has a mild concussion from facepalming too hard.
 
2012-06-26 11:42:12 AM

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: If an F-4 belonging to the, lets say Mexican, military flew into US airspace for an unknown, but brief, amount of time, and the US military shot the plane down, what level of retaliation do you think would be appropriate for Mexico?


You realize that there is a whole escalation of force / chain of command in the U.S. military that would make it pretty much impossible for this to happen before diplomats from both sides had a chance to put on the brakes, right?
 
2012-06-26 11:45:23 AM

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: If an F-4 belonging to the, lets say Mexican, military flew into US airspace for an unknown, but brief, amount of time, and the US military shot the plane down, what level of retaliation do you think would be appropriate for Mexico?

Syria's current oppression of an opposition movement is horrific, and the current leadership needs to go, preferably to the Hague, but I think people are confusing two different issues:

1. the current human rights abuses
2. shooting down a military jet that violated its airspace

Because lets be honest, in the above example, the reaction from most Americans wouldn't be "well, that was probably an overzealous response to a brief navigational miscalculation." It would be "AMERICAN #1 FARK YEAH WE SHOWED THEM!"


The Mexican Army has crossed our borders more than once in recent years. We haven't done shiat about it.

If a Mexican AF plane crossed into our airspace we would attempt to hail them. We would scramble jets to intercept them. You can bet your sweet ass we would only shoot them down as a last resort.

According to reports Syria made no attempt to contact the Turkish F-4. There are conflicting reports as to whether it was in Syrian airspace (Turkey says no, Syria says yes). There are further reports that Syria also fired on a search and rescue aircraft looking for any survivors from the F-4.

And I think you generalize Americans too quickly. Certainly there would be the "America! Fark Yeah!" contingent, but there would also be some demanding criminal charges for anyone in the military chain of command who had anything to do with the whole thing.
 
2012-06-26 11:53:39 AM
Turkey is a major problem for Syria. Even without NATO support (which would be forthcoming if requested), the TSK could handle the Syrian military. Turkey has 2-3 times as many personnel under arms as Syria (depending on which estimate you believe), a lot of decent equipment, some excellent training, and a powerful hankering to increase its position as a regional player. Add in the facts that their Prime Minister has a hot temper, and a military culture that produces some frighteningly effective troops. If the ballon goes up between Turkey and Syria, Syria gets obliterated.

The problem is, Syria has Russia and Iran in its corner. Turkey has NATO, If Turkey crushes Syria, Iran might feel pressured to chime in on Turkey's southeast border (not that this would save Syria). Russia might feel obligated to lend a hand as well. Either of these would absolutely drag in NATO. That was probably one of the big concerns behind the scenes at the emergency NATO summit. The Russians are not likely to have warm fuzzies at the thought of fighting in the trans-Caucusus and the Black Sea against the Turks and NATO. Even if they won, they'd lose their access to the Med. As long as everyone keeps an eye on the long-term picture, tensions might be maintained at a level short of war. If Assad grows desperate enough, he might think his only way out would be to force his Russian and Iranian backers into a global conflict. Even the threat of this is giving him more time to deal with the nascent civil war he's botching.

We're all being kept dancing at the edge of an abyss by a second-generation despot in a probably vain attempt to keep himself in power. The situation has the feel of Sarajevo in August 1914 to it.
 
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