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The earliest date that Turkey could enter the EU is 2013, the date when the next financial perspectives (the EU's six year budgetary perspectives) will come into force. Ankara is currently aiming to comply with EU law by this date, but Brussels has refused to back 2013 as a deadline. In 2006 European Commission President José Manuel Barroso said that the accession process will take at least until 2021
Originally posted by Corruption Exposed
reply to post by hp1229
Nevertheless, this can serve 2 purpose if indeed turkey is mobilizing the troops. Prevent the exodus of refugees from sneaking into Turkey if and when Syria engages itself into a conflict with the West and ofcourse use it for ground invasion if Turkey indeed wishes to retaliate.
Please answer me this, what does Turkey have to retaliate from? They are the ones who violated Syrian airspace so retaliation against their downed aircraft would not justify retaliation. Has Syria attacked Turkey?
Turkey attacked Syria when it violated it's airspace so therefore it would be Syria who has the right to retaliate, no?
Originally posted by disfugured
As you can see.. that last NATO summit sure kicked off world events in the ME as most of us knew would happen. To top it off; the Bilderberg group meeting in Virginia. Not soon after both meetings; NATO countries are beating the war-drums. The US and Israel both admitted to arming Syrian Rebels to stir-up the region.. as they do in all countries prior to bombing it to smithereens and then not soon after occupying it. Soon it will be Iran.
I hope in my next life.. I wont be reborn onto this planet or any planet that have a global elite cabal running the show!
Originally posted by ThisIsNotReality
This is what happens in times of war (and between wars as well), you depict someone as being a horrible being who deserves everything that's coming to them, like the poor nurse, so the people will blindly follow and support the government that is fighting those "evils", while in fact, the only evil is the one that enjoys starting wars and killing innocent people.
Originally posted by H1ght3chHippie
The Turkish Army can not even defeat a bunch of rag-tag Kurdish rebels on their own territory.
Good point. Somehow that would make this a calculated move (including sending in the aircrafts (manned or unmanned)). I still have a feeling that they were unmanned (types that are used during missile tests of shooting down a moving combat aircraft). We have not heard about the pilots if they were captured or dead. Anyone?
Originally posted by Soshh
reply to post by hp1229
One can also assume an increase of covert support both from Turkey and other countries funnelling support through Turkey.
Well where is the common sense in justifying the syrian action? Nobody has the evidence if they were in the international or syrian airspace. On the other hand, I do agree that every country has a right to protect its airspace.
Come on now! we can't let common sense enter the equation can we?
Originally posted by SLAYER69
reply to post by Corruption Exposed
That video shows Turkey having an interesting combination of both American and Russian equipment.edit on 26-6-2012 by SLAYER69 because: d
Syrian tanks amass near Turkish border: FSA general
ANTAKYA, Turkey (Reuters) - A general in the rebel Free Syria Army said on Friday that Syrian government forces had amassed around 170 tanks north of the city Aleppo, near the Turkish border, but there was no independent confirmation of the report.
General Mustafa al-Sheikh, head of the Higher Military Council, an association of senior officers who defected from President Bashar al-Assads forces, said the tanks had assembled at the Infantry School near the village of Musalmieh northeast of the city of Aleppo, 30 kms (19 miles) from the Turkish border.