posted on Feb, 17 2012 @ 11:40 PM
Turkey's Energy Minister Taner Yildiz says Ankara will not abide by the Western sanctions imposed against Tehran’s energy sector, stressing
that Ankara will maintain its strong energy ties with Tehran.
“Turkey is not a member of the European Union (EU). Therefore, its decisions are not binding for us. Likewise, the decisions made by the US will not
be binding,” Yildiz said at a Thursday news conference with South African Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies in the Turkish capital city of
Turkey and Iran have something going that transcends the current crisis? Oh this isn't a good sign of things to come.
It doesn't prove anything, perhaps. As signs and omens go, this ought to ring BIG alarm bells inside the U.S. Leadership about making absolutely 100%
positively SURE we all understand the true situation here. We AT LEAST need to be certain beyond any question that we know who the players are and are
Syria, North Korea, Venezuela and now...Turkey. These nations are all apparently doing their normal business with Iran and whatever else on the side
that isn't entirely clear....but clear enough to sure see something is there.
It's going to be hell if we go around the world to hit one nation and find ourselves being painted with aquisition and targeting radars from several
directions at once and with serious force. I've had a real bad feeling on this whole thing since before Iran became the direct focus and immediate
target. Back to about the time Egypt fell. Something wicked this way comes.
Speaking of Turkey.....and Iran....in the same sentence and all...Let's all keep this happy fact in mind:
Ankara's Star Gazete says country's new F-16 radar system modified to recategorize Israeli targets as hostile. Order said to come directly from
PM Erdogan's office; naval, submarine radar systems to be changed next
The US system is comprised of lists of "friends" and "foes." The system's settings are designed to prevent pilot error as well, to an extent,
disabling the ability to fire at "friendly" targets even by mistake. The US system identified Israel as a 'friend,' thus preventing Turkish
fighter jets from firing at them automatically.
The new system, however, allows Turkey control the "friend or foe" list
The above article wasn't written within the past week or even the past couple months. That article came from September, 2011.
Again....I can't help but have this nagging feeling that there is more than we're seeing and alliances that are either deeper or more extensive..or
both...than the U.S. is aware of. History is full of nations being fooled and fooled to very bad ends. It's folly to think it's impossible for us
simply because, well, we're us.
Turkey isn't alone in blowing these off and looking for alternative ways to continue the operations with Iran. They sure struck me as the most
unexpected though. That comment about not being a part of the E.U. in the first linked source is also downright painful for Europe. It has to be.
Europe has been jerking Turkey around for years while Turkey badly wanted E.U. membership...now it seems that they may have a serious change of heart
and that damn sure would represent a serious change in strategic reality in the region.
Time will tell I suppose.... Events sure are starting to make details fuzzy though and I suppose it only gets worse for that from here on out.