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US Pulling Out Patriot Missiles From Turkey And Aircraft Carrier Out Of Persian Gulf

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posted on Oct, 9 2015 @ 11:09 PM
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Interesting timing considering the recent events.

Not sure what to make of this, since the recent "change" of Russia starting combat operations in Syria, you would think these pull outs would be put on hold.

Anyone else getting the feeling that we are withdrawing here?


timesofindia.indiatimes.com...



ISTANBUL: The US on Friday started to withdraw its Patriot missile batteries from Turkey, despite Russia's weekend incursions into Ankara's airspace amid a deepening crisis in Syria.

The batteries, based in Turkey's southeastern province of Gaziantep, have been taken to the Turkish harbour of Iskenderun for shipping back to the United States, the Dogan news agency said.

The withdrawal came despite Ankara's appeal for its NATO allies to keep their Patriot missiles in the country, as Russia started air raids on Islamic State targets in Syria on September 30 and Russian fighters twice breached Turkish airspace on October 3 and 4.



www.nbcnews.com...



As Russian warships rain down cruise missiles as part of its military strike in Syria, there's now a glaring absence in the region: For the first time since 2007, the U.S. Navy has no aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf.

Military officials said Thursday that they've pulled the USS Theodore Roosevelt, which is home to about 5,000 service members and 65 combat planes, so that it can undergo maintenance. The ship officially exited the gulf around 11 p.m. ET. The temporary measure is also the result of mandatory budget cuts.




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posted on Oct, 9 2015 @ 11:18 PM
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Something is up. Not sure what exactly it is but I feel that the coffee is starting to brew.



posted on Oct, 9 2015 @ 11:22 PM
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a reply to: infolurker

I suspect the term 'budget cuts' is the real reason for the Roosevelt's withdrawal plus the fact the Russians have convinced most of the world that Assad has to stay to run Syria unless we want another Libya etc etc and Israel wants a lot of fighting jihadi's on its borders. Assad kept that lot under control..

But…. how much do these ludicrous campaigns to get rid of some Head of State actually cost the American Tax Payer and exactly who benefits from these policies cos it sure aint the world or the American people.

I suspect the Brits will be cringing when Oinky cameron wails he is going to get going in Syria also just to remove Assad.
His NHS is crippled thorough a lack of funding but again, he has wasted tax payers money on these campaigns, with utterly no visible benefit to the Brits themselves.

Time for us all to start asking some very important questions.



posted on Oct, 9 2015 @ 11:22 PM
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I just read the thread where it's rumored that Turkey shot down a Russian aircraft. Officials could have had the fleet leave the area so as not to get sucked into anything should Putin retaliate. The timing for the carrier withdrawal and the rumored shooting down of a Russian aircraft is no sheer coincidence IMO.


edit on 10/9/2015 by EternalSolace because: (no reason given)


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posted on Oct, 9 2015 @ 11:22 PM
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Maybe the US knows the jig is up. Russia has done more in 72 hours than the US has done in 1+ years. We all know that ISIS is funded and armed by the US .Russia knows to......



posted on Oct, 9 2015 @ 11:23 PM
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Vlad is testing his global power, he knows this is the time to test it. Syria will either make Russia a joke, or an international savior. The former is most likely (nothing against Russia).



posted on Oct, 9 2015 @ 11:25 PM
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a reply to: EternalSolace

If that report is true, it is NATO forces that shot it down. Russia will not retaliate beyond some well thought out words.



posted on Oct, 9 2015 @ 11:32 PM
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a reply to: Vector99

And no one thought Russia would indirectly engage the US, via their proxy, in Syria either. NATO is nothing without US and UK backing. Putin also knows this.



posted on Oct, 9 2015 @ 11:34 PM
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a reply to: infolurker

A very wise move. I was starting to wonder if NATO had an ounce of sense left. Suddenly my doom scale has dropped several notches.


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posted on Oct, 9 2015 @ 11:35 PM
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a reply to: infolurker

Good, I hope it's the start of a full asset withdrawal in the region - time to go home.

It's also time to stay at home and reallocate all future foreign theatre military budget funds to take care of America - she has been neglected for long enough by various parties voted into office because they promised to do just that and reneged on those promises.



posted on Oct, 9 2015 @ 11:40 PM
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a reply to: EternalSolace

Honestly, that's the scary part for me.



posted on Oct, 9 2015 @ 11:41 PM
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originally posted by: GroidNificent
Maybe the US knows the jig is up. Russia has done more in 72 hours than the US has done in 1+ years. We all know that ISIS is funded and armed by the US .Russia knows to......

Last I checked ISIS is making gains, because Russia has barely targeted them.



posted on Oct, 9 2015 @ 11:45 PM
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originally posted by: OccamsRazor04

originally posted by: GroidNificent
Maybe the US knows the jig is up. Russia has done more in 72 hours than the US has done in 1+ years. We all know that ISIS is funded and armed by the US .Russia knows to......

Last I checked ISIS is making gains, because Russia has barely targeted them.

The US hasn't targeted them much either. This is literally Russia coming in and thinking they can play clean up of the US. They have been watching too much RT.



posted on Oct, 9 2015 @ 11:53 PM
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This is way less than you make it out to be.

The United States is withdrawing its Patriot missile system deployed near Turkey's border with Syria when its mandate expires in October.

A joint Turkish and U.S. announcement said Sunday that the air-defense units could be returned to Turkey within a week if the need arises. It said U.S. Navy ships would be present in the Mediterranean to support Turkey's defense.

The U.S., Germany and others deployed the batteries in 2013 to protect NATO ally Turkey after shells fired from Syria landed in the country.

www.militarytimes.com...


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posted on Oct, 9 2015 @ 11:56 PM
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Turkey played along with the deceivers in attacking Syria.

Now they have 15,298 Russian tanks and 3,281 nuclear weapons staring them in the face.

What's good for the goose is good for the gander.

Karma.
edit on 10 10 2015 by glend because: spelling



posted on Oct, 10 2015 @ 12:00 AM
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originally posted by: glend
Turkey played along with the deceivers in attacking Syria.

Now they have 15,298 Russian tanks and 3,281 nuclear weapons to staring them in the face.

What's good for the goose is good for the gander.

Karma.

Russian insider? GG now we know your forces. Your thought is silly tbh, no offense.



posted on Oct, 10 2015 @ 12:05 AM
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a reply to: Vector99

Why the diss on the Russians, shouldn't the world be grateful that ISIS/ISIL or whatever is getting hammered. How else would you deal with them except to bomb their tanks, supply depots and training grounds as well was the ugly little
sh-ts that flock there?

What exactly has NATO achieved? Its clearly forgotten military strategy and only specialises today in campaigns that waste money on deliberately ineffective action costing tax payers millions - unless you have a better take on Western achievements within the region prior to the Russians coming out to do something.



posted on Oct, 10 2015 @ 12:14 AM
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a reply to: infolurker

About time we go home. Far too many of our boys and girls died in a pathetic war that only benefits the Military Industrial Complex.



posted on Oct, 10 2015 @ 12:18 AM
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a reply to: Shiloh7

NATO has done piss-all as well.

Isis is purposely not being targeted by Russia.



posted on Oct, 10 2015 @ 12:23 AM
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Good news
Let Putin and the Russians get bogged down in that quagmire that is the Middle East. And a quagmire to me is whats under an outhouse.

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