NATO: Patriot missile battery operational on Syrian border
A leftist clashes with Turkish policemen during a January 21 protest in Adana against NATO's installation of Patriot missiles.
January 28th, 2013
05:32 AM ET

NATO: Patriot missile battery operational on Syrian border

By Melissa Gray and Greg Botelho

The first of six Patriot missile batteries intended to protect Turkey from Syrian threats is operational along the countries' shared border, NATO said Saturday.

The other five batteries, which NATO says are to be for defensive purposes only, are expected to be in place in coming days.

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NATO foreign ministers decided in December to deploy the batteries after Syria launched Scud missiles near the Turkish border. In October, errant Syrian artillery shells hit the Turkish border town of Akcakale.


Filed under: Missile Defense • NATO • Syria • Turkey
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  3. wjmccartan......true blue to the red and white

    At least I finally know your main handle is puny boy. That's funny.

    January 29, 2013 at 1:20 am | Reply
  4. Tembisa

    Reblogged this on World Chaos.

    January 28, 2013 at 8:46 pm | Reply
  5. John Geheran

    I can't blame those protesters above. I don't like the idea of our missiles being installed there either. Our tax money could be put to far better use by combating the news strains of the drug resistant flu viruses and other diseases here at home!

    January 28, 2013 at 9:32 am | Reply
    • Bibi The Play yer

      Get used to spending all your money on protecting our aggression . . . we own you dummies . . . . and when we want you to set up missiles around our enemies . . . then you do it!

      Our safety is above your safety . . . our security is your responsibility . . . .even if we don't pay any taxes to support it . . . it is why we have you dummies to pay for it . . . . . remember our enemies are your enemies.

      When we wage war, covert war, or any acts of aggression towards our neighbors . . . you stu-pud 'er americans are to back us up . . . . and if you have to . . .. we will want you to fight our wars and to do all the dying . . . . and don't ever forget it . . . . . and keep the money coming!

      We are the chosen people . . . .we are the zine-0-ists of israelies!


      January 28, 2013 at 10:25 am | Reply
      • Chris

        Buttttttttt this is Turkey we are talking about so take your meds and try not to hurt yourself today.

        January 28, 2013 at 11:13 am |
      • BigShiz

        Bibi the gay Muslim,I bet you cross dress too.

        January 28, 2013 at 11:38 am |
      • Bibi The Play yer

        @ Stu-pud 'er Chris . . . .please stay dumb . . . the missiles are aimed at Syria.

        Gitty-up . . . . hi-ho silverstein . . . . heee-haww! Gitty-up . . .tonto . . . and tonto is Chrissy . . . .LOL!

        January 28, 2013 at 3:34 pm |
      • meifumado

        Bibi The Play yer's post was brought to you by the letters T and R and O and L and L

        January 29, 2013 at 12:31 pm |
    • George Patton

      you phunnie boy, do you want Saddam's scuds, or Iranian missiles to hit your country? We should put missile defence system on borders of ALL muslim countries.

      January 28, 2013 at 5:27 pm | Reply
      • wjmccartan

        Now that's how a general talks phunnie boy. There really is a price for freedom, America pays it everyday, you think the east is just going change the rules of the game, un uh. This cost to much to get and nobody, I mean nobody taken it away from us.


        January 28, 2013 at 5:45 pm |
      • wjmccartan

        I see now that my name just got hijacked here. For the record, I'm totally against all Western aggression in the Middle East and elsewhere and I'm the true wjmccartan here!

        January 28, 2013 at 7:43 pm |
      • meifumado

        I think it would be better if we just carpet bomb every muslim country

        January 29, 2013 at 12:33 pm |

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