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Syria says 2 warplanes downed
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Posted By: MainelySane, 3/1/2020 6:27:49 AM

Kastanies, Greece - Syria’s official news agency said two of its warplane were shot down by Turkish forces inside northwest Syria, amid a military escalation there that's led to growing direct clashes between Turkish and Syrian forces. SANA says the jets were targeted over the Idlib region, and that the pilots ejected with parachutes and landed safely. These confrontations have added to soaring tensions between Turkey and Russia, which support opposing sides of the Syrian civil war. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday announced his country had opened its western borders to migrants and refugees hoping to head into the European Union. The United Nations said Sunday that at least

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Another wave migration is arriving at the border between Greece and Turkey. The Greeks aren't happy.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: JackBurton 3/1/2020 7:15:06 AM (No. 333384)
The Turks are in a dispute with Greece over oil rights. This is a military tactic on their part. Nothing less.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: LoneVoice 3/1/2020 7:59:32 AM (No. 333409)
God bless the people of the US fracking industry. You have made our country a net exporter of oil. We don't have to ever buy oil from Middle Eastern terrorist nations again.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: LadyHen 3/1/2020 8:22:18 AM (No. 333428)
Turks and Greeks. If anything will get the Greeks out of their stupid Euro induced liberal wacko coma it is their hatred of everything Turk, and for good reason. As it is, almost all of Europe has already gleefully imported it's own doom.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Strike3 3/1/2020 8:54:40 AM (No. 333467)
Smooth move by Erdogan in attempting to enter the EU. This will give him an unlimited dumping ground for all refugees and the ultra-liberal Euroweenies will be more than happy to accept them - except for Angela who is already drowning in them. Watch closely, if Donald Trump does nothing to intervene, the democrats will attempt to rake him over the coals for his inaction. If he attempts to control Turkey's aggression the outrage of the left will be for the opposite reason.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: jacksin5 3/1/2020 8:55:17 AM (No. 333469)
Not our circus, not our monkeys. Turkey needs to be expelled from NATO. They want to play these games, we do not need to be dragged into it.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: MDConservative 3/1/2020 9:05:17 AM (No. 333476)
And while the Turks are out, the US needs to withdraw from Europe. We'll take the North American flank. Let the effete Euros figure out how much they fear the Russians.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: bighambone 3/1/2020 11:06:35 AM (No. 333592)
Remember when President Trump was criticized by the Never-Trump warmongers, the Democrats, and the fake media for withdrawing a small number of American troops deployed along the Syrian-Turkish borderline between the Turkish military that was imminently going to invade across that borderline into Syrian military defense positions. Clearly those small numbers of American troops who did not have adequate force protection could have become casualties, either by accident or on purpose, if they had stayed in a no win deployment along that borderline. Now it looks like Trump was right again when he made that decision.
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