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American admiral: I was surprised when Turkey bought S-400 complexes from the Russians

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American Admiral James Foggo gave an interview to Greek journalist Vasillis Nedos, commenting on Turkey's acquisition of S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems from Russia.


James Foggo served as head of the Allied Forces Joint Command, headquartered in Naples, from 2017 to 2020. He previously commanded the Sixth fleet US Navy. Today, Admiral Foggo is a Principal Fellow of the Transatlantic Defense and Security Program at the Center for European Policy Analysis.

Foggo was asked what he can say about cooperation in NATO against the background of the acquisition of the S-400 by the Turks from Russia and the sanctions imposed by the United States against Ankara as a result.

Admiral Foggo:

I was surprised when Turkey bought the S-400 complexes from the Russians. But I was not surprised when the US administration imposed sanctions against Turkey for this. I believe that the ban on the supply of fifth-generation F-35 fighters to the Turkish Air Force will negatively affect the technological development of the Turkish army.

According to the American admiral, he is pleased with the fact that "Turkey remains a NATO member and adheres to the main goals of Euro-Atlantic integration, despite the differences that have arisen."

Admiral Foggo noted that the United States continues to interact with Ankara in a number of areas. As an example, he cited cooperation in the Mediterranean Sea within the framework of the NMIOTC program. It was also noted that the United States is concerned about the fact of Turkey's refusal to deploy the S-400.

Recall that earlier the United States rejected Turkey's proposal to create a working group, which, according to Ankara's representatives, would be able to prove that the S-400 air defense systems do not threaten the unified air defense system of NATO countries. Also, the United States refused to Ankara in transferring the F-35 fighters already paid for by the Turks. After that, Turkish military-political circles started talking about the fact that Turkey might consider the possibility of acquiring the Su-35 or Su-57 from Russia. But so far Turkey does not go further than statements in this regard.
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  1. cniza
    cniza 3 May 2021 17: 53
    +3
    After that, Turkish military-political circles started talking about the fact that Turkey might consider the possibility of acquiring the Su-35 or Su-57 from Russia. But so far, Turkey does not go further than statements in this regard.


    Everything will be clear soon ...
    1. oleg-gr
      oleg-gr 3 May 2021 20: 42
      +1
      NATO members should only buy weapons from Merikos, who make money on this bloc. And then some Turks decided that they were allowed to decide for themselves? Disorder, and the lost sheep must be brought back to the stall.
      1. cniza
        cniza 3 May 2021 21: 01
        +4
        Yes, but Turkey decided to show its self, we are interested to see ...
      2. Nyrobsky
        Nyrobsky 3 May 2021 22: 21
        +4
        Quote: oleg-gr
        NATO members should only buy weapons from Merikos, who make money on this bloc. And then some Turks decided that they were allowed to decide for themselves? Disorder, and the lost sheep must be brought back to the stall.

        The Turks show two fingers to the mattresses.
        On the right hand, the index finger is directed towards Greece, which is armed with the S-300 and no one from NATO bothers about this, and on the left hand they show the middle finger, which they promise to hold in the same position until they receive an intelligible answer about the question is why the Greeks can have Russian air defense systems, but the Turks cannot.
    2. Graz
      Graz 4 May 2021 04: 47
      -1
      the Turks are not our friends at all and this is to put it mildly and to arm a potential enemy with their best weapons is stupid
      1. Anar
        Anar 4 May 2021 08: 47
        +1
        The Turks are not friends, I agree, they are just mutually beneficial trading partners. But the question arises, who are the friends? If they are at all? The rest are either afraid to utter a peep because they will get them in the head, or they are forced to bow in order not to be destroyed (for example, like Syria, Armenia).
        And Friends must have relations such as the USA-England, Germany-Austria, the Baltic countries among themselves, China-Pakistan, etc.
        1. Artemion3
          Artemion3 4 May 2021 20: 56
          0
          I agree with you, Russia-Belarus-Kazakhstan-Tajikistan, where we have a base
  2. rocket757
    rocket757 3 May 2021 17: 53
    +5
    The Sultan is oppressing his line ... the minke whales rejoice. Direct consensus, some sort.
    1. cniza
      cniza 3 May 2021 21: 04
      +2
      There is a very big game going on and the number of players is not clear yet ...
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 3 May 2021 21: 52
        +2
        There aren't too many players to be reckoned with, followed by an example, or feared!
        Sheluponi revolves around a lot, this is also understandable, but who will pay attention to them.
  3. kventinasd
    kventinasd 3 May 2021 18: 47
    +4
    I was surprised when Turkey bought the S-400 complexes from the Russians

    Learn to make decent air defense systems and perhaps the Turks will no longer want to go against the NATO overseers.
    1. Monster_Fat
      Monster_Fat 3 May 2021 19: 02
      0
      Something tells me that these complexes, under the false "surprises" and "protests", are already being sorted out and investigated by American and Turkish specialists. wink
      1. Lord of the Sith
        Lord of the Sith 3 May 2021 19: 18
        +5
        Ukraine sold the S-300 back in the early 90s, but I don't see any progress in the development of the US military-industrial complex.
        And this is the S-400 in Algeria, if I am not mistaken for 10 years.
    2. Albay
      Albay 3 May 2021 19: 45
      +3
      The point is not whether the United States has decent complexes or not. The fact is that the United States, under various pretexts, has been refusing Turkey to buy similar complexes for many years. Even Trump said that he understands Turkey's position and does not understand why the United States has so far refused to sell its complexes of Turkey.
      1. Rageee
        Rageee 3 May 2021 20: 31
        -1
        it is generally accepted that the Turks have access to the latest Western military developments and know-how, which of course is fundamentally wrong. It is enough just to look at the western technology, which is now in the sun of Turkey, one old thing. The same Greeks have much stronger air defense than the ancient trash of the Turks (not counting the purchased c400 of course).
        1. Albay
          Albay 4 May 2021 00: 42
          +1
          Well, the Greeks also bought the S-300 at one time, and the Americans and NATO then did not suit the hysteria, which the Turks also specifically presented to the Amers.
          There is a bias towards Turkey and this is clearly seen on other issues as well. I think this is mainly due to the fact that Turkey is a Muslim country.
          1. Graz
            Graz 4 May 2021 04: 57
            -1
            Albay
            yes, yes, just because of religion,
            this did not prevent the United States from supporting Muslim terrorists in Kosovo, and then imprisoning Orthodox Serbs in the Hague tribunal (90% of all accused), this did not prevent the United States from creating al-Qaeda, Nusrah and other Islamic terrorists,
            In Turkey, the Saudi embassy dismembered the opposition journalist Khashogi, and what do we see and see nothing, threatened, scolded, signed contracts for several hundred billion dollars for the supply of weapons to the Saudis, and nothing else.
            Americans understand religions like a pig in oranges when Sunni terrorists from Saudia brought down two skyscrapers in New York, how it was necessary to press Iran, Shiite Iran was accused of this
    3. Alex widerkehr
      Alex widerkehr 4 May 2021 11: 02
      0
      I'm wondering where is the practical application of the latest developments in American new air defense? This is understandable for Russians in Syria. But there is the same, not everything is smooth. As a result of the maneuver, the rocket went into our plane, the Russians were killed. In an interview, one of the leaders of Lockheed Martin said the best will always remain with us and a secret. So you can't underestimate your enemies.
  4. And Us Rat
    And Us Rat 3 May 2021 19: 23
    +3
    If it were not for the key geographical location, the Yankees would have kicked out the Turk from NATO with great pleasure, with a savory and sincere kick in the ass, and even kicked the flying carcass. Erdogan's dictatorship is simply an excellent excuse for democratization.
  5. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 3 May 2021 19: 24
    +2
    So Erdogan wanted to buy from the Chinese, they did not give it! And after an attempted military coup, he spat on everything and bought an S400 from Russia and lives in peace. For the exceptional, this is unexpected. And the Indians do not obey. the whole planet.
    1. Rageee
      Rageee 3 May 2021 20: 25
      -3
      Yeah ahead of the rest of the world .. have you heard anything about Sm3 \ Sm6?) or is there about GBI? in terms of air defense, about just the same Americans and ahead of the rest of the planet ...
      1. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 3 May 2021 20: 48
        +7
        Do not tell my Faberge, ostentatious nonsense for ideal conditions. It will intercept a ballistic missile without a beacon? And we are not going to overcome the air defense zones by aircraft. unleashed a victorious war, and would not say that they do not want confrontation with Russia.
        1. Rageee
          Rageee 3 May 2021 23: 27
          -1
          ostentatious not ostentatious, but these missiles exist and have already intercepted targets imitating ballistic missiles, and most importantly, they do not stand still and constantly improve and improve the performance characteristics of their anti-missiles ... today they can intercept only single ICBMs with varying success, but in 15 years they will be able to dozens ... in any case, their competitors have nothing like this. That is why I say that on the part of missile defense, the Americans will give anyone a light, and it is not for nothing that Russia is so worried about the development of the US anti-missile program, which in the not too distant future will be able to neutralize part of the nuclear potential of Russia and China ... This of course does not mean that The United States will immediately start a war, but this will have to be reckoned with, and after that the Americans will behave much more assertive and aggressive ..

          if the air defense of the Russian Federation, including the s400 \ s300, were as perfect as the jingoistic patriots present, the Jews would not have smashed the Syrians whenever they please. S300-S400 have never worked in real combat conditions, although these complexes have been in Syria for more than one year. They drew a circle on federal channels with a compass, saying that within a radius of 400 km C400 would destroy everything, the sky was locked, and then the curvature of the earth interfered ... so there is no need for ostentatiousness here. You don't see a log in your own eye, but you will find a speck in someone else's ...
          1. tralflot1832
            tralflot1832 4 May 2021 00: 34
            +2
            Well, let them freeze their Arleigh Burkees north of Canada., The most effective strike on the United States through the North Pole, see the globe of Ukraine .. After our ICBMs pass the North Plus, our buses release hundreds of decoys, their warheads. Remember the experiments with polyethylene targets in 90 They passed successfully. And who knows the energy and innovation of our missiles. The Americans are afraid of this, after your SM 6 does not intercept anything, from the word at all. Kerdyk stutue of Freedom. actions, lesson IL 28 is mastered. You shoot, we shoot, but for now everything is fair. So far! Do you think your Bibi did not surrender the interests of Israel. Assad is still in power, and he will continue to be. And then Iran is on the way, Muhammor has some kind of interest, this is not Trump, all in the Mossad.
        2. Alex widerkehr
          Alex widerkehr 4 May 2021 11: 29
          +1
          Tell me why the Americans need a war with Russia? What will it give them besides a headache? It is not economically profitable. Through the purchase of bonds, Russia invests the American economy. Big business also contributes to their economy. Many Russians themselves or their children live in the United States, including children from the upper strata of society. Tell me if your relatives lived there would you give an order to start the war? The Americans hold large stakes in Russian commodity companies. Yes, they are fighting for influence over other countries. But no one is going to fight. Nothing brings people together like a common enemy. All propaganda is based on this principle. Trying to hide the deplorable state of the economy.
    2. Albay
      Albay 4 May 2021 00: 45
      -1
      All the same, even taking into account the s-400 complexes bought in Russia, they are not enough to cover the whole country and important objects for Turkey.
      1. Alex widerkehr
        Alex widerkehr 4 May 2021 11: 31
        0
        And in Russia, the air defense does not close the entire country.
  6. Ratmir_Ryazan
    Ratmir_Ryazan 3 May 2021 20: 05
    +4
    The Turks chose the first between the S-400 and F-35.
  7. CastroRuiz
    CastroRuiz 3 May 2021 20: 20
    +3
    TR bought the S-400 with only 1 whole, the shtob will not allow the US Zion to bomb F35 and F22 with impunity.
  8. Rageee
    Rageee 3 May 2021 20: 22
    -4
    I’m thinking about this .. why Turkey didn’t wait for the transfer of at least the first two contracted F-35s, and only then didn’t buy the c400?) why did they burn so much?
    in any case, she would have left 2 copies of the advanced aircraft of the Americans, which they could then give, say, to China for disassembly, if the United States carries out sanctions and refuses to supply the rest of the aircraft))
    1. Snail N9
      Snail N9 3 May 2021 21: 15
      +5
      You seem to have forgotten that Erdogan was really "on fire" - the United States prepared to remove him and replace him with Gulen. But it did not grow together - Erdogan survived. From here it all started ...
    2. Albay
      Albay 4 May 2021 00: 56
      0
      Rageee welcome. I think the question here is this, as soon as the turmoil began in Syria, the West and the United States actively encouraged Turkey to invade, even NATO presented three Patriot batteries for appearance. be an international coalition, be so kind as to provide your contingents, NATO and the USA refused and Erdogan waved his hand at them. After that, under the very first pretext, these batteries were withdrawn from Turkey.
      With the development of unmanned aviation, Turkey decided that it is much more important and the lagging link is air defense / missile defense. Literally, the pozovchara Selcuk Bayraktar announced that his company, Baikar Makina, is actively working on a project that will replace the F-35 and that this is a purely national project.
      They say, thanks to the refusal of the United States to sell these aircraft to Turkey, we will create our own which will not be worse ..
  9. sad1940
    sad1940 3 May 2021 23: 31
    -1
    Quote: Monster_Fat
    Something tells me that these complexes, under the false "surprises" and "protests", are already being sorted out and investigated by American and Turkish specialists. wink

    most likely it is so and, accordingly, the question arises: "what the hell should have been sold?". The dough from this was not a lot of money and did not become friends with the Janissaries ?!
  10. tolmachiev51
    tolmachiev51 4 May 2021 02: 41
    +1
    They do not believe you, that's the whole alignment.
  11. Pavel57
    Pavel57 4 May 2021 10: 35
    0
    Quote: Graz
    the Turks are not our friends at all and this is to put it mildly and to arm a potential enemy with their best weapons is stupid

    Well, or the game is played at a higher level when it is not visible to us.
  12. stoqn477
    stoqn477 4 May 2021 13: 30
    0
    Quote: Albay
    Well, the Greeks also bought the S-300 at one time, and the Americans and NATO then did not suit the hysteria, which the Turks also specifically presented to the Amers.

    The S-300 was bought not by the Greeks, but by Cyprus. This is not Greece. They are currently stationed in Greece for political reasons.
    1. Albay
      Albay 5 May 2021 00: 55
      0
      Who cares, they were immediately transferred to Greece and Greece is using them for the air defense of their country and none of the NATO members and the United States had a question about the incompatibility of these systems with NATO ones. In the case of Turkey, the Americans pulled their underpants over their heads, saying it’s dangerous))