Turkey Claims Syria Fired On Second Turkish Jet, Says "Act Won't Go Unpunished", Has Invoked NATO Articles 4 And 5

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At this point even those who have never heard of the Gulf of Tonkin know where this is headed:


And yet:


Just the tip, eh?

And finally this, which makes it all too clear what Hillary Clinton's endgame here is:

  • Turkish deputy PM says Syria has also fired on a Turkish search-and-rescue plane -AP

And from Reuters:

Turkey said on Monday that Syrian forces had fired at a second Turkish plane which was searching for an F-4 reconnaissance jet shot down by Syria last week, but the second plane was not brought down.


Deputy prime minister Bulent Arinc told a news conference that Turkey would protect itself, within the framework of international law, against what it called Syria's "hostile action" of downing its warplane last week.


He said at the end of a seven-hour cabinet meeting on the incident that Syria's downing of the reconnaissance jet would not go unpunished.

Was that jet over Syrian airspace for "only 5 minutes" too?

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Mon, 06/25/2012 - 13:18 | 2558582 Calmyourself
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Of course I won't do that in your mouth.. promise..

Mon, 06/25/2012 - 13:27 | 2558622 Kitler
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So the gaunlet has been tossed down.

Will Turkey act or change name to Chicken?

Mon, 06/25/2012 - 13:35 | 2558661 t_kAyk
Mon, 06/25/2012 - 13:38 | 2558677 Kitler
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Warning: Black Turkey on the horizon.


Mon, 06/25/2012 - 13:44 | 2558709 Temporalist
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The Ben Bernank can fix this in 5 minutes...

Mon, 06/25/2012 - 13:49 | 2558727 Marginal Call
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Turkish delight. 

Mon, 06/25/2012 - 13:51 | 2558741 DonutBoy
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Where's the popcorn?

Mon, 06/25/2012 - 13:52 | 2558737 Kitler
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This is not a job for the Bernank.

Bara-a-a-a-ck! bac! bac! bac! bac! ... Bar-a-a-a-a-ck! bac! bac! bac!...



Mon, 06/25/2012 - 13:47 | 2558722 The Big Ching-aso
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Looks like some Syrians R gonna experience Midnight Express accomodations if the Turks get real horny 4 revenge.

Mon, 06/25/2012 - 14:22 | 2558907 DoChenRollingBearing
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Ha ha!  Nice one!

Mon, 06/25/2012 - 16:26 | 2559366 LeisureSmith
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Turducken is what you do when shit hits the fan.

Mon, 06/25/2012 - 13:37 | 2558672 bdc63
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those damn Turks ... never have been able to take a joke ...

Mon, 06/25/2012 - 15:01 | 2559083 Peter Pan
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The Turks thought they could get away with their arrogant beaviour just like they intrude on Greek air space virtually every day.

Will Russia act to defend Syria or will the engineered (?) drop in oil prices make her back off?

Never did I expect the USA to become such a warmongering nation because that is the pivotal factor in all these side shows.

Mon, 06/25/2012 - 15:24 | 2559179 Mountainview
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I read this script already somewhere in my history books. But I don't remember if it was in the 1930's or the 1990's?

Mon, 06/25/2012 - 16:05 | 2559303 Coast Watcher
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Mon, 06/25/2012 - 18:31 | 2559757 ghenny
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Mon, 06/25/2012 - 14:06 | 2558841 bloostar
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Remember most issues come back to th USA or Russia (possibly China now aswell). Maybe a way to destabilise Turkey and thereafter Europe by the big reds? Or a way for nato to get involved. There's reason behind everything.

Mon, 06/25/2012 - 14:31 | 2558945 Seer
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"There's THE USA behind everything."


Mon, 06/25/2012 - 14:53 | 2559055 gmrpeabody
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Then again..., all of these pukes are quite capable of phuking up all by themselves.

Mon, 06/25/2012 - 18:03 | 2559682 bloostar
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Thank you comrade.

Mon, 06/25/2012 - 14:59 | 2559076 MassDecep
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The real truth should read:

CIA insurgents have fire rockets inside Syria at Turkish fighter jets. War to get world out of economic collapse has started!!

Mon, 06/25/2012 - 13:30 | 2558640 a growing concern
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Just the tip, bitchez!

Mon, 06/25/2012 - 13:46 | 2558665 Divided States ...
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If someone entered my property, hes gonna get it. Dont matter for 5 seconds or 5 minutes, Im gonna take him out. Whats wrong with that? I am protecting my own interest. The Turks basically bluffed Syria to shoot at them FOR A SECOND TIME and they RIGHTFULLY obliged. And markets like this news, its definitely bullish.

Mon, 06/25/2012 - 13:52 | 2558750 The Third Man
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Just the tip? Only 5 minutes?

At top speed, the Mach 2.2 capable F-4 can cover a lot of miles in 5 minutes.

761 x 2.2 = 1674.2 mph

1674.2/60 = 27.90/minute

27.9 x 5 = 140 miles in 5 minutes time....that's enough for a bombing run.

Mon, 06/25/2012 - 15:24 | 2559178 Drag Racer
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F4 can not break the sound barrier on the deck...

Mon, 06/25/2012 - 16:59 | 2559464 The Third Man
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True....but even at 700mph it can still cover almost 60 miles in 5 minutes of fly time.

Mon, 06/25/2012 - 17:03 | 2559476 Overflow-admin
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But F-4 isnt capable of Mach 2.2 around level zero (the air is too dense, not enough trust vs drag to maintain the speed + engine not working in best conditions).

Max Speed At Sea Level : 780kt (Mach 1.18; 1,445km/h; 898mph)

So lets say 70miles ok?

Mon, 06/25/2012 - 17:42 | 2559620 IMACOINNUT
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Considering the age of the F4-E having been built in 1974 ( at the latest) the wings probably fell off as it tried to make a getaway at that speed.

Mon, 06/25/2012 - 14:35 | 2558964 Doomer
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Buy the fucking tip!

Mon, 06/25/2012 - 13:45 | 2558715 battle axe
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One word, "Mayans".

Mon, 06/25/2012 - 18:34 | 2559768 ghenny
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Mormon Theocratic Kingdom

Mon, 06/25/2012 - 14:02 | 2558815 1100-TACTICAL-12
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got potassium iodide ?   WWIII is starting right before our eyes.

Mon, 06/25/2012 - 16:57 | 2559458 ZeroAvatar
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Let's see:  Worldwide economic meltdown, CHECK.  War with Russia weeks away, CHECK.  US fiscal cliff, St. Trayvon trial, Obama unelected, riots in the street: CHECK.  Record heatwave, apocalyptic fires, smoke in the atmosphere, CHECK. Martial law by December 1, 2012, CHECK.  Police state, drones in US skies, tanks in streets, black helicopters on rooftops, CHECK.  Atmosphere poisoned by FUKU radiation, oceans polluted, fresh water scarce: CHECK.  Zombies everywhere trying to pass themselves off as human as they watch DWTS, Snooki, kardashian, CHECK. 


What's not to love?

Mon, 06/25/2012 - 18:36 | 2559775 ghenny
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Snooki for Head of the Fed

Mon, 06/25/2012 - 19:31 | 2559904 Ben Dover
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Snookie gives head to the Fed?

Mon, 06/25/2012 - 13:18 | 2558583 wisefool
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51% of americans do not care. and why would they?

Mon, 06/25/2012 - 13:22 | 2558608 Stormy Weather
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To raise this number they only need of a good incubator story 95% will believe, once again.


Mon, 06/25/2012 - 13:29 | 2558635 wisefool
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What if these syrian SAM operators had just returned from the United Nations/Al Gore Environmental party in Rio last week, and decided that combat air patrols are destroying the environment? I "wheels up, rings off" for the syrian defense force!

Mon, 06/25/2012 - 13:51 | 2558744 Marginal Call
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I'm gonna hold out for Colin Powell with sattelite pics of an ice cream truck serving yellow cake. 

Mon, 06/25/2012 - 14:00 | 2558795 wisefool
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Project Babylon was a project with unknown objectives commissioned by the then Iraqi president Saddam Hussein to build a series of 'superguns'. The design was based on research from the 1960s Project HARP led by the Canadian artillery expert Gerald Bull. There were most likely four different devices in the program.

Somebody please dig up Al Haig. we are going to need some serious taxation for this one. Al Gore is off getting a massage in one his several multimillion dolar ocean front mansions.

Mon, 06/25/2012 - 14:51 | 2559050 Pure Evil
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They'll care when they re-institute the draft. Currently the all-volunteer services is stretched beyond the breaking point.

Hopefully those approximately 800,000 recently amnestied illegals can fill the void.

Mon, 06/25/2012 - 15:14 | 2559141 10mm
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Good Luck with that Draft.Fuck em,fuck em in the ear.

Mon, 06/25/2012 - 17:07 | 2559472 ZeroAvatar
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Yeah, I'm a former Marine, but I'll let anyone who wants to avoid the draft hang out at my compound.  They'll have to help grow food, defend the perimeter, and other assorted details, but I can't see letting anymore good U.S. men and women fight these wars for TPTB.  Why die, for nothing?


If they were here, in CONUS, defending our borders and America, that would be different.  Fighting wars for oil, for Israel, for any reason other than an attack on American soil is just not gonna cut it with me anymore.

Mon, 06/25/2012 - 17:13 | 2559501 Seer
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As former Marine myself, I second your comments!

Tue, 06/26/2012 - 00:47 | 2560584 monad
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War is a Racket by USMC Major General Smedley Butler

Mon, 06/25/2012 - 15:45 | 2559241 Liquid Courage
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Obviously, at the top of the list of "Dumb-ass Things We Fucked Up in 'Nam Not to be Repeated in the New, Improved PNAC" is:

1. NO DRAFT. no how, no way!

Next must be:

2. EMBED those muthafuckin', pansy-ass War Correspondants and keep them firmly under our thumb ... I mean wing ... yeah, that's it ... for their own protection, of course.


Working like a charm so far and I would not expect that part of the Game Plan to change any time soon.

Mon, 06/25/2012 - 18:39 | 2559780 ghenny
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Why not go the whole hog.  Children of all the Chickenhawks of the last administration starting with Cheney and Bush families. Follow that up with the Romney tribe.

Mon, 06/25/2012 - 13:30 | 2558638 knukles
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If it interferes with fucking with the Kardashians then all hell'll break loose.

I can't take this drama.
Gonna go get a prostate massage and back tweezing.

Mon, 06/25/2012 - 13:32 | 2558650 Comay Mierda
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99.9% have no idea what the Gulf of Tonkin event was.  99.9% can't even find Syria on a map

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