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NATO launches war games in Mediterranean amid tension with Syria

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posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 11:49 AM
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From RT


NATO’s joint maritime group is flexing its muscle in the eastern Mediterranean Sea by conducting anti-terrorism drills as tensions between NATO member Turkey and its neighbor Syria escalate.
­The Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) is determined “to give a clear message to terrorists in the region that NATO is on duty,” German Rear Admiral Thorsten Kahler told the Turkish daily Hurriyet.
“What we have to make sure is to tell the terrorists to be careful; we are here and providing security for NATO member states,” he said.
The admiral said the group will be heading from Istanbul further into the Mediterranean on July 7. The force currently consists of three frigates from Turkey, Germany and France. The ships are armed with 76-mm and 27-mm guns, Mark 46 anti-submarine torpedoes, surface-to-air and surface-to-surface missiles and carry helicopters. They are manned by 545 sailors in total.


Good on you NATO.. why not increase tensions within an already powderkeg-type area!
Ugh..
Now, its only 3 frigates, and not a huge amount of force, BUT, the fact that they choose now to do it seems, well.. i dunno.. like they are trying to increase the tension in the area?!

Of course, this comes on the heels of the Turkish jet being shot down.. and then this from today as well,

Syria destroys five Turkish vehicles

Thoughts?!




posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 11:50 AM
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illumiNATO at their best
edit on 7/5/2012 by Ben81 because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 7 2012 @ 10:08 PM
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They want a war for a short term fix so the world can forget how the Euro and most of the worlds economies are failing and what better way than to start a war it puts people to work stimulates the economy then later saddles you with a ton of debt. Here at home Obama sits back and waits until it gets closer to the Nov elections and if the votes are too close he will get in on the war action as well to push the votes his way or a natural disaster will happen here at home that we started in the first place then he will save the day and get another 4 years in office. We are on a revolutionary road sooner or later I am afraid with our constitutional rights, and freedoms being challenged and restricted to the point were the government is so worried that they have 72 Fusion Centers to spy on us, FEMA bases dividing the country into 10 sectors in the case of an emergency, the councel of governors which would run the counry from 10 sectors in the event of a national emergency with President Obama getting to hand select all 10 governors, and new executive powers to the president to declare martial if need be all facts unfortunately and a ton of national debt that we dont need. So war here or overseas either way it is just a distraction and desperate attemp for countries to ignore the enivitable for what is soon to come a slowly sinking global economy.



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