Originally posted by lonewolf19792000
It definately seems like tension is heating up between Turkey and Greece, and Israel by default. i saw on the news yesterday about Turkey invaded
Helenistic air space (Greece) with 8 fighters and 2 planes that were "unarmed" which erupted into a dogfight with the Turkish warplanes retreating.
All this at the same time that there is a U.S. warship, and Russian and Chinese warships in the area. Israel responded to this threat by stocking the
Cyprus airbase with fighter planes.
Looks like Turkey is trying to push around the other kids on the block, and theyre finding out that their enemies are more than prepared to push
back. All this over oil. In the name of peace it is best for each country to just leave the damned oil where it is and forget about it, but it wont
There's alot of blustering and huffing and puffing going on. I wonder whose house is going to get blown in first? As an old story called the "3
little pigs" goes. Turkey says "little pigs little pigs, let me in!" I wonder which little pig will be the first to say "not by the hair on my
chinny chin chin!", Israel or Greece?
I believe we shall find out in the ensuing weeks to come. Oil and natural gas are very good motivations for war as oil=money and natural gas=more
Thing's aren't really escalating between Greece and Turkey.
This is the first such incident for months now. What it is, is perhaps things going back to how they used to be.
Turkish violations of Greek air space were a weekly if not almost daily thing along with intercepts by the Greek air force of the intruding aircraft.
One of the aims of the Turks, when they send an RF4 escorted by F16's, is to try and locate the S300 air defence systems.
What the Turks are doing, is basically an act of war according to International Law.
Turkey certainly is trying to push everyone else around.
They've been trying to do it with Greece for years. But Greece won't go to war unless declared upon first.
Now the Turks are biting off a little more then they can chew I think.
They've pushed Greece-Cyprus and Israel together. This is extremely bad news.
I don't think military planners in Turkey will be able to counter that alliance. They simply don't have the assets to do it.
So for that reason, I don't think they are pushing for a regional confrontation because they know they'd lose and lose badly.
There are no Israeli fighters in Cypriot or Greek air bases. There is an offer by Israel to send fighters to Cyprus to defend Cyprus' air space and
the rig(obviously primarily the rig, but intruding aircraft will be seen as a threat to the rig), and a request by Israel to deploy a couple squadrons
to Greece which Greece agreed to...this I believe has been leaked on purpose, and if it were to happen, would be in the event of being on the brink of
war with Turkey.
Seems like a purposefully leaked confirmation of the reports that Israel and Greece signed more then a strategic partnership and other smaller side
agreements, but went full on with a mutual defence agreement.
If it's true, Greece will honour such an agreement, and a lot of Israeli's I speak to say that there is no way that Israel wouldn't honour such an
agreement as well.
Just more pieces of the grand puzzle.