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carbola
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U.S. troops arrive in Turkey; rebels battle for airport in Syria
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U.S. troops arrived in Turkey on Friday to man Patriot missile defense batteries near the Syrian border, according to Turkish state media.
Syria has previously launched Scud missiles at cities near the Turkish border in a desperate bid to extend its firepower.
In response, the U.S., Germany and the Netherlands deployed Patriot air defense missiles to the border region to intercept any Syrian ballistic missiles.
The missiles and troops will be under the overall control of NATO, but the missiles will be operated by U.S. forces
A group of 27 U.S. troops landed in Gaziantep, Turkey, where they will survey the Patriot deployment, according to Turkish state news agency, Anadolu.
U.S. officials did not release any information about the troops arrival, but had said last month that forces will be deployed to Turkey.
"We've made very clear to them that were going to protect countries in this region," Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said last month. "We have to act to do what we have to do to make sure that we defend ourselves and make sure that Turkey can defend itself."



ironsides
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re: U.S. troops arrive in Turkey; rebels battle for airport in Syria
But Obama is a peacenik! He's not like that evil Romney war mongerer fellow. I'm sure the troops are just there to sample the cous-cous.


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jamboybarry
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re: U.S. troops arrive in Turkey; rebels battle for airport in Syria
I remember a time when Otto was on here bitching about Romney wanting to put troops into Syria



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braindeadboxer
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re: U.S. troops arrive in Turkey; rebels battle for airport in Syria
Turkey is plenty able to take care of it's own damn self. It's one of the leading regional powers.


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constant cough
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mooseknuckle
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The missiles and troops will be under the overall control of NATO,




This is very disturbing.


TigerPride10
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This is very disturbing.


Why? We're a part of NATO. If Turkey is attacked, the entire Alliance will respond, not just the United States.


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cajunangelle
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