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US deploying rocket artillery near Syrian/Turkish border

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posted on Apr, 26 2016 @ 11:36 AM

Looks like more escalation in the never ending war.....
The US will place these 90 KM range artillery systems along the Syrian border....

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's foreign minister says the United States will deploy a rocket launcher system in southeastern Turkey across the border from Syria.

In an interview with the Haberturk newspaper published Tuesday, Mevlut Cavusoglu said U.S. HIMARS missiles would arrive in May as part of a joint effort to combat the Islamic State group.

Turkey regularly shells IS targets in northern Syria in response to cross-border rockets which have hit the Turkish town of Kilis.

Turkish shells have a range of approximately 40 kilometers (25 miles) whereas HIMARS missiles can reach targets 90 kilometers away. HIMARS stands for High Mobility Artillery Rocket System.

The Turks seem to be able to get away with literal murder, and without NATO censure, as they bomb the PKK Kurds and anyone else in the vicinity.....Now we will be able to help them.

posted on Apr, 26 2016 @ 11:38 AM
a reply to: bandersnatch

That must be to protect the supply lines between ISIS and Turkey

posted on Apr, 26 2016 @ 11:45 AM

originally posted by: Zcustosmorum
a reply to: bandersnatch

That must be to protect the supply lines between ISIS and Turkey

Like the addition of US troops in Syria to rebuild the insurgent infrastructure and guard against future airstrikes by the Russians?

They shot down a Russian jet near the border with a General Dynamics, F-16 "Fighting Falcon". That was a bit too obvious (tends to point the finger back at US/NATO). Ignominious US "rocket artillery" are just vapor trails when they strike.

There are already Patriot Missile batteries along the Turkish border pointing at Syria.

Same game as usual, "Assad must go…"

posted on Apr, 26 2016 @ 11:57 AM
a reply to: intrptr

Just came across this link that has links to vid reports and some of the stuff on Syria / Asaud must go gang .

posted on Apr, 26 2016 @ 12:24 PM
a reply to: the2ofusr1

Thanks, book marked for review, later. Gotta go for now.

posted on Apr, 26 2016 @ 05:44 PM
I read somewhere that Russia was ready to drop Assad and that Iran was sending more troops to make sure Assad won't get killed.

Syria is turning into a bigger clusterf#$k than Iraq & Libya combined....

It's gonna be a hot summer so much chaos everywhere in the world. something big is planned by the evil elite

posted on Apr, 26 2016 @ 06:01 PM
a reply to: bandersnatch

Looks like more escalation in the never ending war.....

Against ISIS.

The US will place these 90 KM range artillery systems along the Syrian border....

Here is a bit more about them...

The U.S. will place a HIMARS rocket artillery system in Turkey to stop cross-border attacks by ISIS in Syria and also base the mobile system in northern Iraq to back an eventual push on Mosul, a top military planner said Tuesday.

"Those are two separate HIMARS systems -- one going to be used in Turkey to support our operations, one in support of our operations in Iraq," said Air Force Maj. Gen. Peter Gersten, deputy commander for operations and intelligence for Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve.

The truck-mounted M-142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) will be placed in northern Iraq to support Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) for the eventual offensive on the ISIS stronghold of Mosul and will "absolutely" move forward with the ISF as it gains ground, Gersten said in a video briefing from Baghdad to the Pentagon.

Gersten said the HIMARS in northern Iraq would initially be placed in the Tigris River Valley, suggesting that the system would be used to support Iraqi forces near Makhmour, about 60 miles southeast of Mosul. The ISF has been using Makhmour as a staging area for a Mosul offensive that has currently stalled against heavy resistance from Islamic State of Iraq and Syria fighters.

"As part of this deal, HIMARS systems will be arriving in Turkey's borders in May. Therefore, we will be able to hit Islamic State in a more efficient way," Cavusoglu told the Haberturk newspaper, Reuters reported.

Looks like they are looking to get the upper hand in the fight with ISIS...honestly it's about time.

posted on Apr, 26 2016 @ 11:36 PM
a reply to: tsurfer2000h
do you believe everything you read.

look at how long it took Russia to strategize and perform successful aerial campain in a matter of weeks while the US kept bombing (accidently) the wrong targets. or were they the right targets.

its like there is something in the water which makes us forgive and forget those things wihin weeks.

I'd like to believe the reason they gave for this re enforcement is not what it seems.
the US needs ISIS to exist until the next president is in by next year then well focus on NK.
keep the war paradigm in full bloom.

any one know the last peacetime era in the US. im 35 years young .. and i really dont know the answer.

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posted on Apr, 27 2016 @ 03:10 AM
a reply to: Annunak1

Probably the deal is, you can have Crimea, but we have Syria. Not a bad play for Putin. They were getting a bit scared that the Russians wouldn't leave much left of ISIS.

posted on Apr, 27 2016 @ 04:54 AM
a reply to: odzeandennz

Can you provide anything that proves what I read as being wrong?

Russia's aerial campaign really...they bombed civilians...ISIS is still a threat in Syria, and Iraq...and now Russia has pulled back without the destruction of ISIS which is what they said would be their endgame that didn't come close to happening...and you ask me if I believe everything I read?

NK is only throwing a fit because the worlds attention is in Syria at the moment. ISIS is like any other terrorist doesn't matter who is president they will exist...they use ideology as their reason to exist. And the problem is you can't defeat ideology, you can only hope to contain it.

You do understand NK has been doing the same song and dance toward the US since Kim Jong Un's father was in power...they never moved on from the past, and don't seem to care about the future of the people there.

Now you canbelieve the conspiracy theorists here that believe everything is a plot with the US to run tje world, but a bit of research and reading will show you differently. Just because you read something that someone here thinks is a conspiracy...that doesn't mean it is.

posted on Apr, 27 2016 @ 05:08 AM
a reply to: anonentity

Leave much of ISIS...they bombed more of those who weren't ISIS than they did ISIS.

As for Crimea...that is put on the back burner for now because of ISIS...that situation is far from over.

And nobody is giving it to Russia...not Ukraine, not the west, and most of the world condemns Russia for doing what they did. The only one's who don't are Russia's allies...what few they have.

The only reason it hasn't been dealt with is because Russia has thteatened use of nuclear weapons against anyone who tries to take it back.

That is why they still have it.
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posted on Apr, 27 2016 @ 06:53 AM
They used to get called the 90km sniper in Afghanistan. They were used extensively to support special forces units tracking high value targets. It's not a grid removing saturation type of system it's absolutely pin point and accurate. If the US does intend to actually combat Isis this would be a good way to do it. If the forward line of friendly forces comes into contact with enemy forces they could call them in to take out difficult targets.

Personally, if you look at the way we used air superiority, intelligence assets and the northern alliance to combat the taliban, something doesn't quite add up. Isis could have been wiped off the face of the planet by now.
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posted on Apr, 27 2016 @ 01:36 PM
The PKK are going to bear the brunt of these "anti- ISIS" artillery bet....

posted on May, 1 2016 @ 02:00 PM
ISIS are evil. They deserved to be blown into smithereens. However I do not like what the USA is doing near the Syrian border. They have no inkling of the customs, traditions and of what Syria is like. I wish they would pack up their toys and go home. Let the Middle East sort themselves out. As to the war in Syria, all sides are guilty of war crimes. However western media bias against Assad has been appalling. Please think about what you read and consider that others have equal blame.

posted on May, 2 2016 @ 04:54 AM
Meanwhile in Syria: chemical warfare reaches new heights.

Syria's Assad Used Chemical Arms Against ISIS

ISIS used mustard gas on Assad troops

Frankly, this area is beyond repair. Maybe, in a couple of decades, there will be peace there.
On the other hand... it's Arab Muslims we are talking about here...

posted on May, 2 2016 @ 05:13 AM
a reply to: Zcustosmorum

who else is going to launder all of that oil for them! and i bet the kurds arent happy either.

posted on May, 2 2016 @ 07:31 AM

off-topic post removed to prevent thread-drift



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