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US Holds Military Exercises Against Its NATO Ally

US Holds Military Exercises Against Its NATO AllyNewspaper "New News" The naval and air forces of Israel, Greece, with the participation of 6 fleet The US Navy conducts large-scale exercises in the Mediterranean, code-named NobleDina. Moreover, the "conditional adversary" against which joint actions are being worked out is named explicitly and unambiguously in the scenario of exercises - this is Turkey, a country that is part of NATO. During maneuvers, the fleet and aviation perform the task of protecting gas fields in the Mediterranean from attack from submarines. All this simulates a possible confrontation in the zone of conflict related to the development of a gas-bearing layer off the coast of Cyprus, claims for which were announced by the Turks.

The active area of ​​the exercise is the southern tip of Cyprus and the Israeli territorial waters abeam the port of Haifa. In addition, the shelf of the island of Crete, disputed by Ankara, and the uninhabited islands of Imia and Kardag, located in 10 km from the border with Turkey, were in the maneuver zone. According to the scenario of exercises on gas fields on the Cyprus shelf - drilling platforms and gas pipelines that divert gas to storage tanks - Turkish submarines, fighters or unmanned aircraft attack. The reflection of the attack is taken by the Greek destroyer and submarine, combat aircraft and helicopters. The Israeli Air Force is practicing tactics to protect offshore and ground infrastructure from missile and torpedo attacks from submarines, as well as air battles with enemy aircraft.

The teachings of NobleDina became a kind of replacement for the similar ReliantMermaid maneuvers, which, before 2009, were conducted by the armies of Israel and Turkey with the participation of the United States. The strategic Israeli-Turkish partnership was broken largely due to the position of Ankara. For the first time, Israel and Greece held joint exercises a year ago. But now their scale and time frames have been expanded. According to the Greek website, part of the training tasks are performed in close proximity to the Turkish coast. Teaching is not without reason called NobleDina. Apparently, this is a transparent hint at NobleEnergy - an American oil and gas company operating on the coastal shelves of Israel and Cyprus, including in the area of ​​the disputed field. The headquarters of NobleEnergy is in Houston. The company operates in the USA, China, Ecuador, Israel, in the North Sea and in West Africa.

It should be noted that in the three years that have passed since Turkey initiated a policy of breaking up relations, Israel has established active cooperation with Greece, Cyprus and the countries of the Balkan Peninsula, including in the area of ​​security. Among other things, Israel signed an agreement with Cyprus to ensure the safety of gas fields in the exclusive economic waters of the two countries, as well as a number of agreements on cooperation in this field with Greece.

According to Yuliya Kudryashova, senior researcher at the Center for Euro-Atlantic Security at the Institute of International Studies at MGIMO, the exercise will not lead to a sharp aggravation of relations between the Turks and their NATO allies. She notes that in Syria, the interests of the United States and Turkey coincide: both countries support the local opposition. Ankara will not conflict with Israel, although the deterioration of Turkish-Israeli relations is largely due to the dispute over deposits in the Cyprus region. “Turkey is now quite active in the Syrian direction. She does not need an aggravation on the “second front”, ”said the expert of“ NO ”. However, the absence of an immediate negative reaction from Ankara does not mean that the exercises will not have long-term consequences for relations between Turkey and NATO.

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  1. esaul
    esaul April 4 2012 10: 49
    "Yes-ah, Oh!" - as Kisa Vorobyaninov used to say! Looks like the gingerbread in Washington for Turkey is running out, it's time to demonstrate the whip. Domostroy, and to work!
    1. domokl
      domokl April 4 2012 10: 55
      lol Turkey is advancing too hard on Israeli mazolas in both Cyprus and Iran ... Americans show who is from Hu ... Friendship is friendship. And the tobacco is apart ...
      1. Jaromir
        Jaromir April 4 2012 11: 11
        Poor Turks entered NATO, where the United States played the main role, but Israel turned out to be the main one! And under Israel, the Turks are somehow not going to live!
        1. SSR
          SSR April 4 2012 11: 48
          Imha. the word poor in relation to the Turks can be used only in quotation marks.
          These "poor" blood brought so much grief ...
          and now .. who knows .. the Anglo-Saxons will want to eat the fish as before and not choke on the bone .. and turn the "gaze" turchat in another direction
        2. Igorboss16
          Igorboss16 April 4 2012 12: 30
          they are a traitor and traitors in Africa, they probably smell amers that the Turks will help Iran and they are conducting a show, to intimidate
          1. admiral
            admiral April 4 2012 13: 54
            How can the Americans frighten the Turks?!. And if the Turks block the Bosphorus tomorrow! So what? Will the Americans again have to vote that they were misunderstood? ..
            1. alexng
              alexng April 5 2012 00: 19
              And now, whatever the United States does, everything will work against them. This is the layout of the pieces on the world chessboard. These teachings are an attempt at castling in the face of recent misfires. That feeling of impunity led amers into a stalemate. "I would be glad to heaven but sins do not push." Let's see what other stupidity the Yankees are ready to go to to hide their face smeared in poop. And time is playing against the United States, and they don't have enough breathing apparatus to throw outright. The further they put off the gamble with Iran, the more it becomes a losing Tatea. So they grab at straws, like exercises against Turkey. It's only the beginning.
      2. Ziksura
        Ziksura April 4 2012 11: 12
        Quote: domokl
        Turkey is pushing too hard on Israeli mazolas in both Cyprus and Iran ... Americans show who is from Hu ...

        Disagreement is then disagreement. But so openly against his official ally? Against a member of NATO? There is such a precedent. What similar can come around. A split in NATO? To us, then of course it is zero. But they are what they think.
        Quote: domokl
        Friendship is friendship. A tobacco apart ...

        The campaign here is not tobacco .... NATO needs to leave Afghanistan.

        Oh! What am I talking about. Let them sit in Afghanistan for a long, long time. The consequences are starting to like.
      3. older
        older April 4 2012 11: 19
        Rzhu .. So openly show Ankara who is who in this area is purely American ... Friendship is friendship, but Israel apart ... laughing
      4. Lord of the Sith
        Lord of the Sith April 4 2012 12: 41
        What kind of tobacco, what friends, if Americans are involved in business, the phrase sounds like this - Allies are allies, and oil and sachets with white powder apart ...
      5. Uralm
        Uralm April 4 2012 18: 00
        The Turks have the opportunity to prove themselves. A little bit of brains. And they are much smarter than amers!
        In NATO no one believes in NATO itself (among the military). These are already fairy tales for the electorate. no wonder they purposefully blunt them!
      6. 755962
        755962 April 4 2012 22: 41
        Quote: domokl
        Friendship is friendship. A tobacco apart ...

        Hmm, the tobacco case .. wassat
    2. Dmitriy69
      Dmitriy69 April 4 2012 11: 08
      What other nafig friends? TAM GAS FOUND fellow
      When it comes to sharing, with the Americans, all friendship ends. belay
      --Bolivar cannot stand two-- wink
      1. sergskak
        sergskak April 4 2012 11: 13
        When it comes to oil and gas, America doesn’t care whether you are in NATO or not. The rest would be to think, and they still firmly believe in the inviolability of the alliance.
      2. older
        older April 4 2012 11: 20
        Quote: Dmitriy69
        What other nafig friends? THERE GAS FOUND FELL

        The island’s entire shelf seems to be gasified ... And the grandmothers of the grandmothers were thrown because of this and the fists were shown to the Turks ...
        1. admiral
          admiral April 4 2012 13: 58
          And if it's all just a cover? And Turkey is just a smokescreen behind which it is easy to hide the true goals of the teachings - let's say Syria? How do you like this interpretation, gentlemen? ..
    3. Col.
      Col. April 4 2012 11: 20
      Quote: esaul
      See gingerbread near Washington for Turkey is running out

      I believe that the author of the article is simply not familiar with the practice of combat training and the methodology for conducting such exercises. These teachings are most likely bilateral, i.e. part of the forces of the participants "fights for the red", the other part of the forces - "for the blue". This is an ancient system of conducting combat training events as the world and to say that someone is actually someone's opponent is elementary dilettantism. Check out who is the "expert": "According to Yulia Kudryashova, senior researcher at the Center for Euro-Atlantic Security at the Institute for International Studies at MGIMO, the exercises will not lead to a sharp aggravation of relations between the Turks and their NATO allies." Is this madam an expert on coalition doctrines? Do not be ridiculous ... Yes, and at the beginning of Article 6, the US Navy was called the "VI Fleet of the US Navy" (I corrected it), so here are the "specialists".
      1. Ty3uk
        Ty3uk April 4 2012 11: 45
        I also thought about it at first, but the article says "Conditional adversary".
    4. YARY
      YARY April 4 2012 12: 32
      Valera Friendship is friendship, and gingerbread apart is it suitable?
      Cypriots, in which case (i.e. immediately) will ask the Greeks, and this is another story.
      And in the question of who to choose in case the Turk suddenly gets involved in the Iranian case, then do not even go to a fortuneteller!
      1. esaul
        esaul April 4 2012 16: 20
        Quote: Ardent
        friendship, friendship, and gingerbread apart?

        Andrew, as one of the options - in flight! laughing
    5. vadimus
      vadimus April 4 2012 13: 23
      Oh, how close and sweet the split is !!!
  2. maksman
    maksman April 4 2012 10: 52
    I wonder how the Turks will respond to this!
    1. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov April 4 2012 11: 10
      Turkey is no longer a democratic country, so their answer does not matter to progressive humanity
      1. aksakal
        aksakal April 4 2012 14: 10
        Quote: Alexander Romanov
        Turkey is no longer a democratic country
        - Well, so far this is not enough for democratization, let's wait, sir. When the Turkish regime is declared bloody, then we'll see. We need to be on our guard and lend a helping hand in case of smile
      2. Neighbor
        Neighbor April 4 2012 16: 34
        Little of. It turned out that Turkey is engaged in secret development of nuclear and bacteriological weapons! It harbors terrorists on its territory and poses a real threat to ordinary peaceful Americans.osk citizens!
        Americosia - urgently must take all steps to eliminate the danger hanging over the whole world and save the poor and destitute Turkish citizens from the tyranny and despotism of the ruling regime!
        laughing wassat
    2. Jaromir
      Jaromir April 4 2012 11: 17
      Conduct exercises with Venezuela and Cuba in the Caribbean!
    3. TRex
      TRex April 4 2012 15: 17
      We must remember the story.
      At one time, Admiral Ushakov F.F. being in the Mediterranean, with the support of the Turkish fleet and its marines (in the form of janissary), very badly battered the French ...
      The truth was indignant at the bad habits of the allies (their heads were often cut off on the opposite side).
  3. taseka
    taseka April 4 2012 10: 54
    Surprising NATO! As a rule, because of their tolerance, they always fight against the conditional countries of Bobonia and Jamatutia, and here you have Turkey in plain text! Finally, they realized that how many wolves do not feed, he will leave for Muslim !!!
  4. Joker
    Joker April 4 2012 10: 56
    Fools have another lesson, want to go further to NATO wink The USA is the most democratic and kind country in the world ..
  5. Ty3uk
    Ty3uk April 4 2012 10: 56
    Not everything is calm in the Danish kingdom. (c) What can not but rejoice. smile
    1. Jaromir
      Jaromir April 4 2012 11: 15
      The larger the gang, the greater the contradictions in it! Or, the larger the family, the more freaks in it!
  6. Alexander Romanov
    Alexander Romanov April 4 2012 10: 56
    Erdogan does not support a blow to Iran? -Erdogan has lost legitimacy and must leave.
  7. Uralm
    Uralm April 4 2012 10: 58
    Turks beware, soon you too will be "democratized"! Step to the right, step to the left shot. Jump in place, provocation
    1. Норд
      Норд April 4 2012 11: 58
      The EU does not take it, the "freedom" flotilla is shot, Cypriot gas is taken away, the Kurds become impudent. Where can the poor Turk lean against? At least declare war on Burkina Faso.
      As if indeed, given their militancy, they did not climb into Syria with the war ...
  8. Tugarin snake
    Tugarin snake April 4 2012 11: 00
    What the hell is not joking, maybe this will serve as an impetus for Turkey’s withdrawal from NATO,
    1. Atlon
      Atlon April 4 2012 11: 22
      Rather, an impetus to the "orange" revolution.
  9. Artur09-75
    Artur09-75 April 4 2012 11: 00
    Start chewing on each other. We are only happy!
  10. sergskak
    sergskak April 4 2012 11: 01
    Yes, let them rage. It’s good when there are disagreements within NATO. It’s good !!!
  11. vezunchik
    vezunchik April 4 2012 11: 03
    I’m your friend, but I’ll beat you in the face. bully
  12. Cripple cross
    Cripple cross April 4 2012 11: 04
    US Holds Military Exercises Against Its NATO Ally

    UGAHA !!! Who else wants to join NATO? laughing The USA, well done, accept NATO, deploy their missile defense bases and systems in these countries, and then work out exercises against their own allies. FINE! 5 points! Under a peaceful pretext and alliance, enter your troops and bases and then you can intimidate.
    With such layouts, everyone will soon run away from NATO - if they are allowed of course, otherwise it is difficult to quarrel with the United States when they themselves let their troops into their territory. laughing
    SAMEDOV SULEYMAN April 4 2012 11: 11
    Now Russia is banking, and in the light of recent events in the Middle East, it will be Russia’s last word. The Turks understand this and therefore they curtsey toward the Russian containment doctrine regarding Iran (this was also shown by the last statement by the Turkish leader) and Ankara’s position on the Israeli leadership’s statements about an air strike on Iran played an important role. when the vassal has an independent policy) And an important factor in relation to religion, recently the Turkish media have been discussing the negative attitude of official Washington towards Islam (banning the construction of a mosque on the site of twin towers, burning the Koran, etc.) while in Russia, everything is the other way around, and considering that the Islamists prevailed in the parliamentary elections in Turkey, it is unlikely that the vassal will be the same and complaisant boy.
  14. bashkort
    bashkort April 4 2012 11: 31
    NATO is a very amorphous entity. From the same Cyprus, Turkey and Greece generally fought until their United States disengaged, introducing a fleet into the area. Turkey for NATO is a second-class country, primarily due to the fact that it is Muslim. They are not taken to the same EU, fearing that all of Turkey will move to work with them)))
  15. timhelmet
    timhelmet April 4 2012 11: 32
    Not the mind of the NATO people, nor imagination.
    Who is sawing the branch on which it sits? US only. tongue
  16. dim-dim
    dim-dim April 4 2012 11: 33
    I wonder why the source address of the article is not listed ??
    1. EL GRECO
      EL GRECO April 4 2012 18: 27
    DEMENTIY April 4 2012 11: 37
    Good luck!
  18. Alexander Romanov
    Alexander Romanov April 4 2012 11: 48
    Erdogan agreed to lay the gas pipeline - the southern stream - than completely undermined the confidence of the world community

    Erdogan agreed to lay the gas pipeline - the southern stream - than completely undermined the confidence of the world community
  19. plotnikov561956
    plotnikov561956 April 4 2012 11: 50
    Frankly, a similar development of events pleases. The anti-Syrian-Iranian front is bursting at the seams.
  20. sergo0000
    sergo0000 April 4 2012 12: 02
    What to do! In a large family there is also a divide for inheritance! But against a common enemy (in this case Russia) to unite as one, be sure!
  21. Volkhov
    Volkhov April 4 2012 13: 21
    They are simply joining forces before a joint attack on Syria - this is NATO’s main business, they don’t spare money there, the latest weapons are coming, now it’s still.
    Our interest is that the idea would die instantly and without torment, and Russia simply did not have time to participate in the salvation of NATO. Vodka and whores leadership, moving to all branches of government and losing charge from an iPhone ...
    1. Timoha
      Timoha April 4 2012 16: 33
      and the name of the teachings is corresponding. in Russian it sounds "nnnoo! bl.ya.adina!"
  22. maxbrov74
    maxbrov74 April 4 2012 13: 59
    Turkey, Israel, the USA, the least that can be said about them is that they are not friends to us. May our enemies grind each other’s forces better than ours and our friends.
  23. Odinplys
    Odinplys April 4 2012 14: 05
    Already, many NATO countries understand ... Zionists are only concerned about their well-being ...
    And the fact that you are their ally ... at this stage ... will not prevent them from drowning you in the blood ...
  24. ward
    ward April 4 2012 14: 06
    I have said before and will repeat ... There is much in the world, a friend of Horatio, which is incomprehensible to you learned sages ... Do not multiply the number of essences beyond what is necessary ... Turks themselves by themselves, but now ...
  25. Bat1stuta
    Bat1stuta April 4 2012 14: 10
    read komenty. in my opinion you already said everything, there’s nothing to add lol
  26. rolik
    rolik April 4 2012 14: 23
    As the goblin said in one of the films:
    - They showed your king a fig! It is necessary to punish the .... tsev.
    The proud Yankees were offended for being sent. And then the Greeks were offered friendship forever against Turkey. The Greeks are only happy, now it’s time to raise the issue of Cyprus, and older friends will support it. In the place of the Turks, I would disconnect the bases of NATO friends from the light and water (wai wai the apharia plum was aloud, now I’m going to dismantle the kitten, change hooks and stupids). The maneuvers would probably have ended right away. And Erdogan is a direct indication of who he is for staff members (torpedo, cannon fodder, weapons storage warehouse, rubber product, throw it after use). And that in the case of a big mess, he is just a bargaining chip in the US game, and he will be allowed to go under the knife without even thinking. And now he has a choice, or become an independent player or destructible protector in the event of war.
  27. Knowing
    Knowing April 4 2012 14: 55
    they probably noticed that Turkey is not on friendly terms with Iran
  28. Mr. Truth
    Mr. Truth April 4 2012 14: 57
    The NATO bloc has never been homogeneous.
  29. Pacifist
    Pacifist April 4 2012 15: 23
    According to the main document of the bloc, "an attack on one or more members of the bloc is classified as an attack on the NATO bloc as a whole" ...
    Recursion? laughing
  30. wbigfire
    wbigfire April 4 2012 16: 32
    That's right Sergo0000! When they suddenly decide to share the riches of Russia, neither Islam, nor Catholicism, nor Buddhism, nor any other religious troubles will unite. So Russia and those who are always with her oh how to keep an eye out, especially at the present time.
  31. Comrade
    Comrade April 4 2012 17: 51
    Wait, there are Turks ... the time will come and the Jews will be framed and the French and British ... how can any alliances be made with these nits ?!
    I don’t like the Turks (all the same, we have been fighting with them all our lives), nor the Americans (even the rats), let them urinate, and we will sit on the sidelines and take a look.
    1. Marat
      Marat April 6 2012 21: 51
      Comrade! Neither of us are friends - it would be nice if we sorted each other out - everything is easier for us
  32. vovan100
    vovan100 April 4 2012 17: 55
    the Turks want the Amer radar missile defense system to be installed in their possession, which is against us, so let them be friends with the amers and NATO .... that’s what they need ........
  33. old rocket man
    old rocket man April 4 2012 18: 51
    The situation has been ripening for a long time, stubborn opposition to Turkey's accession to the EU, the position of France on the "Armenian genocide", the position of the United States and NATO in the Greek-Turkish conflict over Cyprus. Again, given that Turkey is interested in good relations with Russia, and has always to Germany, then against the background of the European economic crisis and a clear deterioration in relations with the United States in recent years, Turkey's developing economy benefits from a "turn" of its activity to the East, towards Iran, Russia and the markets of Central Asia and the Caucasus.
    So a gradual break with NATO is not so fantastic. In short, wait and see, I hope, pretty soon bully
  34. EL GRECO
    EL GRECO April 4 2012 18: 53
    The warriors of Greece and Turkey can not escape. Too much gas and oil found .... and everything on the Greek shelf. Turkey is insulting that it will not have a share. And the sea will suffer from oil production, you can forget about paradise beaches and the blue sea.
  35. max73
    max73 April 4 2012 18: 56
    News - from the category of another "duck" ... not a single specific link! eu, crazy and nato, rather, they will surrender cyprus without hesitation (they will buy our weapons) ... the Greeks, with their problems - nervously smoke ... but Turkey will not be left without attention and will not leave nishtyaks, do not expect sales .. .even one of their strategic airbases - to all surrounding countries - like a "yellow" card ... and the Turks ... the Turks will play this card! and, by the way, ask the "respected Internet" about the real friendship between the Israeli and Turkish peoples ... SYRIA is an example of this!
    1. old rocket man
      old rocket man April 4 2012 19: 41
      Well, I wouldn’t be so categorical, firstly, doctrines = this is not a duck, but a fact, and secondly, contradictions between the main NATO the countries of England and the USA, on the one hand, and Germany and France, and mainly, of course, with Germany, have reached a maximum and there is no tendency to decrease them. Third, and most importantly, Germany is tired of being a sponsor, a kind of cash a cow for the patchwork EU, and the fate of the EU and NATO, as it seems to me, are interconnected, the collapse of one will inevitably lead to the collapse of the other
  36. Analyst
    Analyst April 4 2012 20: 06
    The Turks simply showed their place, and we don’t baptize children with them.
  37. vvr-81
    vvr-81 April 4 2012 20: 28
    Amer Amer is not lively to you, well, they want to live peacefully, they’re going to make the enemy even wet their sabers, yes, and there’s no need for such an organization to be a scorpion to please us, but no so we will help
    1. Col.
      Col. April 5 2012 09: 38
      Quote: vvr-81
      Amer Amer is not lively to you, well, they want to live peacefully, they’re going to make the enemy even wet their sabers, yes, and there’s no need for such an organization to be a scorpion to please us, but no so we will help

      Vasya, where did you study? Your gibberish only the same "literate" as you can make out. 25 mistakes in two lines - you have to be able to!
  38. Analyst
    Analyst April 4 2012 20: 32
    Maksimovich knows a lot of things, and it would not hurt our grief politicians to learn from him.
  39. Pessimist
    Pessimist April 4 2012 23: 30
    Turkey is a chain dog of the West in southern Russia. And all these teachings are there. Turks, as they served England, will be so! And the teachings are nothing more than entourage !!!
  40. Max79
    Max79 April 4 2012 23: 31
    I think if anything, Ankara will secretly support Iran. Is it even ridiculous to split the NATO bloc? This makes me happy good drinks The whole elite of the United States is ruled by Jews, so no wonder ...
  41. Alexei-
    Alexei- April 5 2012 07: 19
    it would be nice if they were biting each other))))
  42. rehord
    rehord April 15 2012 20: 32
    Do not forget that we have 99 percent Jewish government