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    Re: Turkey 'agrees to US air base use'

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    What about the Kurds in Syria?
    I assume they would get support through the Kurdish nation. No one else is helping them. Our arms that we are sending to support them have to go through Baghdad for inspections and then reported to Iran. If the Kurd's had a independent nation we could funnel the weapons they need. I am thinking anti tank weapons specifically. Right now, from what I understand, those are not getting to them through Baghdad. None of the ME countries want to see a independent Kurdish nation.
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    Re: Turkey 'agrees to US air base use'

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    Not only did Turkey deny the agreement was in place, they went on to bomb the Kurds in Syria as an exclamation point.
    Heya JM. Yeah I had that up in the Turks and Kurds Thread. Erdogan might as well as forget about the NO fly zone inside Syria.

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    Re: Turkey 'agrees to US air base use'

    Quote Originally Posted by Simpleχity View Post
    The Kobane calculus could change quickly and dramatically with US Apache runs from Turkish bases relatively close to the border. However...

    What bothers me about Obama's boots-on-the-ground prohibition is how it would effect likely necessities like SAR operations.

    If a coalition jet fighter or copter goes down, how do they propose to rescue the crew without boots on the ground?
    I have no doubt whatsoever they would put boots on the ground in that situation. There is a long history of doing so even in the most hostile of situations. You can count on it.

    Contingency plans already in place and crews on standby before one aircraft flies over enemy territory.

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    Re: Turkey 'agrees to US air base use'

    Quote Originally Posted by DDD View Post
    Well perhaps the Kurds could play the boots on the ground and save the potential downed chopper? Then, Turks are also nearby?
    No way we would leave that up to them. No way no how.

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    Re: Turkey 'agrees to US air base use'

    Quote Originally Posted by PoS View Post
    Dumb move by the Turks, now their citizens will be facing terror reprisals.
    They have to do something. They could be next in line at some point

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    Re: Turkey 'agrees to US air base use'

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    No way we would leave that up to them. No way no how.
    No way for Kurds and Turks? What if they already did and were heroes?
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    Re: Turkey 'agrees to US air base use'

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    The world needs Turkey? No it doesn't. Not to defeat ISIS. It can be done without them.
    It can not be done with major ground effort from a Sunni nation...

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    Re: Turkey 'agrees to US air base use'

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    It can not be done with major ground effort from a Sunni nation...
    Well I will have to disagree with you UG. .....but the Kurds are Sunni. They also have an army of over 100k. They just need weapons and they can handle the area to the north and the border crossing into Syria. As they wouldn't trapse all over Iraq. Like say down by Anbar.

    But now with the Turks pulling the stupid move and attacking those Kurds in Turkey. They just created more of a problem. Which Do you think Turkey would have done any of this BS if we would have applied pressure to them in the first place?

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    Re: Turkey 'agrees to US air base use'

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Well I will have to disagree with you UG. .....but the Kurds are Sunni. They also have an army of over 100k. They just need weapons and they can handle the area to the north and the border crossing into Syria. As they wouldn't trapse all over Iraq. Like say down by Anbar.

    But now with the Turks pulling the stupid move and attacking those Kurds in Turkey. They just created more of a problem. Which Do you think Turkey would have done any of this BS if we would have applied pressure to them in the first place?
    Providing the Kurds with the right weapons would be the best thing for the Kurds and the worst for ISIL. Unfortunately, no one in the ME wants them to have weapons.
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    Re: Turkey 'agrees to US air base use'

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    Providing the Kurds with the right weapons would be the best thing for the Kurds and the worst for ISIL. Unfortunately, no one in the ME wants them to have weapons.
    Definitely not the Turks.....nor the Shia in Iraq.

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