Thursday, 23 May 2019

The Planet's Bully: 'Buy Arms from US or suffer the Consequences!'

The "non-interventionist" Trumpian clusterfuck is now pressurizing Turkey to make it buy its lethal stuff from the US's giant 'Arms-O-Mart' and not from its Russian counterpart:


The US has urged Turkey to drop its purchase of Russia's S-400 missile defense system. But Turkey has refused to back away from the deal, saying Turkish soldiers are about to receive training on how to use it.
Turkey is preparing for US sanctions after going ahead with the purchase of Russian military hardware, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said in a statement circulated Wednesday.
The White House has threatened sanctions under the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA), which prohibits business activities with Russia's intelligence and defense industry.
The United States is hoping to pressure Turkey, a NATO ally, into buying its Patriot missile battery system. However, the Turkish government has refused to back out of purchasing Russia's S-400 missile system, Akar told reporters.
"We've sent personnel to Russia for S-400 training that will begin in the coming days and will span the following months," Akar said.
In response to US pressure, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday that Russia and Turkey consider "such ultimatums unacceptable."

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16 comments:

  1. I personally don't care if Turkey's new S-400 system lights up it's radar and US EF-16's accidently take it out in a "friendly fire" incident.

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  2. Doesn't anyone understand the concept of "systems integration" anymore?

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  3. Sorry Allies, we're not integrating every Russian System into ours... you either meet OUR standards specs, or you are on your own.

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  4. Turkey should by the Arrow System if they don't like Patriots.

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  5. Supid is as Stupid does...

    News - Asia - March 2013


    Turkey has largely finalised the acquisition model for its T-Loramids surface-to-air missile (SAM) programme after confusion over whether it had abandoned a direct purchase of systems, including offset commitments by the bidding companies.

    The Turkish SSM (Procurement agency) has rr-launched the T-LORAMIDS tender formulating the acquisition of 12 missile firing units. A new clause is added however, ,requiring the bidders to simultaneously pitch a co-development model for a more advanced SAM. Runners up for the previous tender included Russia's S-300, US Patriot PAC-3, Europe's Eurosam Aster 30 SAMP/T, and China's HQ-9. Israeli/US Arrow systems was rejected due to political grounds.

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  6. I've a better solution: put the psychopaths that run the WH against the wall at dawn...

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    1. The only "good" that a sabre can EVER do is in the "rattling".

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  7. An "integrated" air defense system beats 100 localized systems in every war.

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  8. ps - Speaking of bullies, the Beeb is back in pure propaganda form...

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    1. That's a great video but the BBC didn't make it. I'll probably put it up shortly.

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  9. btw - On the "origins" of Trump-Russia...

    OANN’s Jack Posobiec sent the following tweets on Friday.

    BREAKING: Samantha Power targeted any call made about Israeli settlements for unmasking. When she found Gen Flynn making calls she opposed, she passed information to Sally Yates who opened Logan Act investigation. DNI Coats has now reviewed all unmasking.

    BREAKING: White House plans to declassify documents showing that Samantha Power was on a “one-woman crusade” for the Palestinians and against Israel in 2016. Repeated unmakings were used to ensure her effort did not fail.

    The Conservative Review’s Jordan Schachtel tweeted that the “Obama WH was so incredibly hostile to Israel that they used extraconstitutional surveillance powers to spy on pro-Israel advocates to make sure they could thwart efforts to defend Israel. Gross abuses of power & they got off scot-free, for now at least.”

    (Note: The Obama administration, you may recall, was caught spying on the Israeli government in December 2015.)

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    1. Got a link for that?

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    2. Jack Posobiec, really Farmer? That guy even promoted the Pizzagate rubbish!

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  10. "The Conservative Review’s Jordan Schachtel tweeted that the “Obama WH was so incredibly hostile to Israel that they used extraconstitutional surveillance powers to spy on pro-Israel"

    Total BS. In Conservative Israel-venerating circles you don't need to do much to be branded as an 'Israel hater'. The fact that 'O' disliked Netanyahoo is ample reason for these dingbats to suspect Israel hatred/anti-Semitism.

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