Washington has no decision to deploy Patriot air defense systems on Turkish border yet

Washington has no decision to deploy Patriot air defense systems on Turkish border yet

The US administration has not yet made any decision at the request of Turkey to temporarily deploy Patriot American anti-aircraft missile systems (SAM) on the southern border, due to divergence of opinion. This was announced by US Special Representative for Syria James Jeffrey.


During a visit to Istanbul, Geoffrey, speaking with the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Kelly Kraft, stated that the White House does not have a common opinion on the possible temporary deployment of Patriot air defense systems on the Syrian-Turkish border, so no decision has yet been made on this issue.

There is no consensus on what to do and how fast in the District of Columbia

- he said.

Earlier it was reported that the US State Department advocated the temporary deployment of two Patriot air defense batteries on the southern border of Turkey in order to create a no-fly zone for the Russian and Syrian aviation over Idlib. The Pentagon opposed this decision. The US military considers this venture "bad," while stating that it does not "want to set a bad precedent," which will still not change anything "in the calculations of the Russians." At the same time, both the State Department and the Pentagon say that there is no talk of selling Turkey Patriot air defense systems, the whole talk is about the temporary deployment of the complexes.

Recall that the Turkish Minister of Defense Hulusi Akar sent a request to Washington to temporarily place the Patriot anti-aircraft systems on the southern border of the country with the Syrian province of Idlib in order to close the airspace over the Idlib province for Russian and Syrian aircraft. The Pentagon said that they received the request and "in the know."
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  1. Lord of the Sith 5 March 2020 15: 53 New
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    Washington has no decision to deploy Patriot air defense systems on Turkish border yet

    Waiting for the results of negotiations between Turkey and Russia.
    1. Honest Citizen 5 March 2020 15: 56 New
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      And from whom is there the "Patriots" to protect Turkey?
      1. g1washntwn 5 March 2020 16: 22 New
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        Americans in a clinch. They understand that the Turks need them to bring down Patriots targets on the territory of the SAR. And this is a completely different level of technology transfer and conflict. The answers to such a curtsy from the Russian Federation most likely do not please them, otherwise everything would have stood there before the start of the Turkish intervention.
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    1. Zoldat_A 5 March 2020 16: 01 New
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      Quote: Sky Strike fighter
      The US administration has not yet made any decision at the request of Turkey to temporarily deploy Patriot anti-aircraft missile systems (SAM) on the southern border, due to differences of opinion.

      They want to help, but have not yet decided how. Trump brain. So forgive them Turkey.

      Imagine a sweet situation for America.

      America puts the Patriots, they bring down our plane, ours in return interfere with the soil of the Patriots on TURKISH territory. Moreover, the US "Patriots" is a legal way to introduce into the region billiards of all kinds of "marines and weapons." Active hostilities between Russia and Turkey begin. America is blissful and clapping.

      How is the script? I myself know that it’s bad.

      But if it worked, America would be happy. It’s impossible to push Russia’s foreheads with Ukraine; it didn’t work out with Georgia. Now recognized masters of provocation have all hope for Turkey.
      1. Sky strike fighter 5 March 2020 16: 15 New
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        Moreover, the US "Patriots" is a legal way to introduce into the region billiards of all kinds of "marines and weapons." Active hostilities between Russia and Turkey begin.

        I think that in Russia and Turkey they understand this well. In this case, it will be possible to organize a coup in Turkey with American help, the Americans will saddle Turkey and drive its army to Syria, Iraq and, in the future, as part of a coalition against Iran. Erdogan will then face the fate of Saddam Hussein, and Russia will be in a very delicate situation. So it is necessary to agree and freeze the situation. Commit so to speak.
        1. Zoldat_A 5 March 2020 16: 35 New
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          In this case, it will be possible to organize a coup in Turkey with American help, the Americans will saddle Turkey and drive its army to Syria, Iraq and, in the future, as part of a coalition against Iran. Erdogan will then face the fate of Saddam Hussein, and Russia will be in a very delicate situation.

          Here I am about exactly the same thing - a wet American dream.
      2. knn54 5 March 2020 17: 04 New
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        Turkey wants US intervention and NATO in the conflict. The US wants to embroil Turkey and the Russian Federation, staying on the sidelines. Yes, and the Pentagon is not completely sure of the declared effectiveness of its air defense systems.
        It remains to wait.
      3. Ros 56 5 March 2020 18: 31 New
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        Let them first report how their Patriots in Japan and the Saudis missed something. As the saying goes: did not boast when going to the army, boasted if you return.
  3. Keyser soze 5 March 2020 15: 55 New
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    Yes, at least a hundred air defense systems can be deployed, but the Americans can’t shoot at the Russians, it will not work in Syria. This is a reason for war.
    1. cniza 5 March 2020 16: 54 New
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      The United States will not climb, because they themselves do not understand how their Patriots will work in a real combat situation, you can completely disgrace ...
  4. Killemall 5 March 2020 15: 56 New
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    an attempt to land the Russian VKS will end badly for Patriot and for the Turks and in general ...
  5. gabonskijfront 5 March 2020 16: 01 New
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    Our people are not easy for them at the Pentagon, remember how Stirlitz spoke frankly with Shelenberg on football, "It was hard to work. Many idiots divorced saying the right words"
  6. McDonnell Douglas 5 March 2020 16: 08 New
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    And it would be interesting to put the C400 and Patriot on combat alert in Turkey and see which of the complexes will hit a Greek plane over Cyprus ...
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  7. cniza 5 March 2020 16: 52 New
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    Patriot in order to close the airspace over the province of Idlib for Russian and Syrian aviation.


    The sky there is already closed only to the Turks, and secondly, the United States will not go there, and it takes a lot of time, but it does not ...