Source: NATO to approve Patriot missiles for Turkey
A Patriot missile being launched
December 4th, 2012
09:22 AM ET

Source: NATO to approve Patriot missiles for Turkey

By Jill Dougherty reporting from Brussels

A European diplomat tells CNN says NATO will decide Tuesday to approve Patriot missiles for Turkey. Turkey has asked for the air defense system as protection from Syria.

"It is a political decision," the diplomat tells CNN, "a sign of solidarity for Turkey."

A Russian official, speaking with CNN on background, claims the Patriot systems are more symbolic than militarily necessary. Echoing comments by Russian president Vladimir Putin that Syria, embroiled in a brutal civil war, has no interest in attacking Turkey.


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    Wow the Zionists really want War with the whole Middle East

    December 4, 2012 at 11:51 pm | Reply
  3. iamjimmyjack

    I sign of solidarity? Oh really...was Turkey in solidarity with the US when they were selling Iran gold to skirt sanctions? Jeezz

    December 4, 2012 at 11:54 am | Reply
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