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The United States handed over M777 howitzers to Kurdish formations in Syria, which caused bewilderment in Ankara

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The United States handed over M777 howitzers to Kurdish formations in Syria, which caused bewilderment in Ankara

The US donated 155mm M777 howitzers to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). The SDF are Kurdish formations that are backed by the US but are in conflict with Turkish forces. It turns out that these howitzers can now be used by the Kurds against the Turkish army, at least in northern Syria.


The United States, nominally heading the international coalition against the "Islamic State" in Syria and Iraq, has delivered another batch of weapons to the Kurd-led "Syrian Democratic Forces".

According to media outlets affiliated with the Syrian opposition, the new party, which includes weapon, ammunition, as well as vehicles, have already arrived in Derik (Al-Malikiya).

At the end of November, the Pentagon announced plans to "correct" the supply of weapons that could be used against US allies in NATO, in particular Turkey. However, the United States does not plan to completely stop the supply of weapons to the Syrian Kurds.

The official representative of the US military department, Eric Pachon, noted that the Pentagon is going to make changes in military assistance to "Kurdish partners" to the extent that is required for the final elimination of the "Islamic state"*.

The transfer of howitzers to the Kurdish armed formations caused bewilderment and tension in Ankara. Indeed, in Turkey they understand that behind all the words about the fight against ISIS * such weapons can be used by the Kurds against Turkish troops located in the north of the SAR.
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  1. Pharmacist
    Pharmacist 13 December 2022 14: 09
    +30
    I do not understand the surprise of the Turks. It's just business, nothing personal. laughing
    1. Uncle lee
      Uncle lee 13 December 2022 14: 14
      +25
      howitzers can now be used by the Kurds against the Turkish army
      Why didn't they throw the Hymers? For even more Turkish surprise! belay
      1. Evil 55
        Evil 55 13 December 2022 14: 35
        +5
        Well, the oil fields "righteously squeezed" from the Syrian people according to "democratic rules" must be protected with all the pro-American power, including howitzers .. hi
      2. Alexey RA
        Alexey RA 14 December 2022 11: 18
        +3
        Quote: Uncle Lee
        Why didn't they throw the Hymers? For even more Turkish surprise! belay

        Better "Bayraktara" - so that the Turks are completely surprised. laughing
    2. Cat Alexandrovich
      Cat Alexandrovich 13 December 2022 14: 33
      +4
      What surprise? It is written in the note - bewilderment! So they are idiots! laughing Plus stress. That is, they strain (pull). laughing
    3. Dost
      Dost 13 December 2022 14: 50
      +5
      I thought Khokhlyad's question "What are we for?" no one else has. And it turns out the Turks are the same. They trade with us and supply weapons to Ukrainians, but at the same time, they do not understand how the Americans can trade with them and supply weapons to Ukrainians.
    4. bandabas
      bandabas 13 December 2022 15: 18
      0
      Well, Mr. Erdogan is trying to sit on a pile of chairs. Play to the synagogue in Constantinople.
    5. ARIONkrsk
      ARIONkrsk 13 December 2022 16: 43
      +2
      Quote from Pharmacist
      I do not understand the surprise of the Turks. It's just business, nothing personal. laughing

      The Turks are not surprised when they themselves supply weapons to Ukram, so let the Americans supply and continue to crap.
      1. Andrey Moskvin
        Andrey Moskvin 14 December 2022 19: 18
        0
        In my opinion, this is an opportunity for Ukrainians to understand that for the United States that they are, that the Syrian babai are smeared with one world. Both 777 are thrown. The main thing is the interests of pendos.
        1. ARIONkrsk
          ARIONkrsk 15 December 2022 05: 35
          0
          Quote: Andrey Moskvin
          In my opinion, this is an opportunity for Ukrainians to understand that for the United States that they are, that the Syrian babai are smeared with one world. Both 777 are thrown. The main thing is the interests of pendos.

          Even those who understand will not say anything, but they will talk their own, because for everyone there the amers have a folder for the tribunal.
  2. Yaro Polk
    Yaro Polk 13 December 2022 14: 15
    +8
    the Nazis are more UNDERSTANDED ... why not them?
    1. volodimer
      volodimer 13 December 2022 20: 19
      +3
      Exactly! The whole world is with them... and suddenly 777 is not for them? Just some kind of insult.
      Not even Taiwan... Kurds!!! Where is Blinkin blinking his eyes?
    2. Nyrobsky
      Nyrobsky 13 December 2022 22: 18
      +2
      Quote: Yaro Polk
      the Nazis are more UNDERSTANDED ... why not them?

      laughing It's five!!! good
  3. YOUR
    YOUR 13 December 2022 14: 16
    +3
    Erdogan will eat his shoes out of anger. Face conflict. The admission of new members to NATO may be blocked or the States will start shaking like a pear, knocking out preferences for themselves
  4. Leshak
    Leshak 13 December 2022 14: 18
    +12
    Don't Turks do the same? They demonstrate friendship with Russia, and they supply weapons to Ukraine. So there is always something for a cunning, Turkish ass.
    1. spirit
      spirit 13 December 2022 14: 39
      +4
      Erdogan thought that he alone could sit on 10 chairs at the same time. This is a classic mistake of this kind of "Managers" they think they are the smartest in this world, so Erdogan dipped in his own guano hi
    2. Leader_Barmaleev
      Leader_Barmaleev 15 December 2022 08: 48
      0
      This is precisely what is called a very capacious word RECOVERY! To each is rewarded according to his deeds...
  5. Smart ass_
    Smart ass_ 13 December 2022 14: 19
    +3
    I wonder how this correlates with Article 5 of NATO?)
    1. Nyrobsky
      Nyrobsky 13 December 2022 22: 28
      +1
      Quote: Clever_
      I wonder how this correlates with Article 5 of NATO?)

      Absolutely not.
      But it must be assumed that the concept of "collective security" prescribed in Article 5 for the NATO bloc, is greatly devalued by the efforts of mattresses, and all the vaunted unity of this bloc is supported only by a club in the hands of the same mattresses.
    2. Andy_nsk
      Andy_nsk 14 December 2022 09: 26
      +3
      I wonder how this correlates with Article 5 of NATO?)

      This notorious article is referred to so often that it is time to read what it says.

      Article 5
      The contracting parties agree that an armed attack on one or more of them in Europe or North America will be considered as an attack on them as a whole and, therefore, agree that if such an armed attack takes place, each of them , in the exercise of the right to individual or collective self-defense, recognized by Article 51 of the United Nations Charter, will assist the Contracting Party subjected to or to Contracting Parties by Xia such an attack by the immediate implementation of such individual or joint action as it deems necessary, including the use of armed force, to restore and maintain the security of the North Atlantic area.
      _________________
      And what? - will provide all possible assistance! For example, they will bring in diapers for those who are very frightened by artillery cannonade!
      1. Alexey RA
        Alexey RA 14 December 2022 11: 21
        +1
        Quote from Andy_nsk
        Article 5

        The funny thing is that the case of a war between two NATO countries is not even considered here. Although there was a precedent, yes ... exactly in those parts. smile
    3. Leader_Barmaleev
      Leader_Barmaleev 15 December 2022 08: 50
      0
      It correlates very well - remember the cat Matroskin - "joint work for my benefit - ennobles"
  6. Grandfather Mozai
    Grandfather Mozai 13 December 2022 14: 24
    +3
    On this news (in fact, a fact), you can stop the joyful reports, some of our patriotic channels, that "now, soon, the United States will run out of weapons to support the Outskirts ..", that Nata is experiencing a shortage of this, this is easier speaking - piss in the ears.
    1. New-pechkin
      New-pechkin 13 December 2022 14: 54
      +1
      "now, soon, the United States will run out of weapons to support the Outskirts .." that Nata is in short supply
      I can immediately imagine how the American military-industrial complex suffers, NATO will experience a shortage.
  7. engineer74
    engineer74 13 December 2022 14: 36
    +8
    When these howitzers work on the Turks, you need to carefully throw in the information that the Kurds buy ammunition in 404 wassat
    Do we have 155 caliber nuclear or chemical shells by any chance? wink
    1. volodimer
      volodimer 13 December 2022 20: 42
      +1
      152 is, it is possible to roll the belt up to 155. But well, to khuam .. Why give a grenade to a monkey? The Turks may and deserve a "slap", but definitely not a "nuclear slap"
      The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons just implied that the leadership of the first 5 countries would have adequate people who would not use it with or without reason.
      And now ... Biden, Macron, an unstoppable series of British prime ministers, nuclear weapons are in the hands of inadequate people.
  8. Bingo
    Bingo 13 December 2022 14: 45
    +1
    laughing It means that not everyone was shaken off from the party that India refused))) And again - where to get the shells?
    1. Leader_Barmaleev
      Leader_Barmaleev 15 December 2022 08: 56
      0
      You may not believe me, but an artillery shell is a very easy product to make. Remember the footage of how the boys at the lathes sharpened up to 40 pieces per shift, and in the neighboring "workshop" women filled them with TNT. The most high-tech part of the projectile is the detonator, so the detonators are unified and the Americans will sell them in packs. So I don’t see any special problems with shells wink
  9. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 13 December 2022 15: 02
    +2
    The United States surprised not only Erdogan with such a delivery, but the whole world. And also say the Kurds mastered 777 in one night.
  10. tarabar
    tarabar 13 December 2022 15: 03
    +1
    Well, the time has come for Erdogan to drive the striped pissing rags from Inzherlik.
    1. Nyrobsky
      Nyrobsky 13 December 2022 22: 32
      0
      Quote: tarabar
      Well, the time has come for Erdogan to drive the striped pissing rags from Inzherlik.

      Road spoon to dinner. It was necessary to drive in 2015. Now, against the backdrop of graters with Ankara, Athens will provide any airfields for mattresses, especially after Edik's words that Turkish missiles will reach Greece without any problems. winked
  11. maxim1987
    maxim1987 13 December 2022 15: 06
    +2
    I am more and more touched by an organization called NATO
    1. engineer74
      engineer74 13 December 2022 15: 25
      +2
      These are all flowers, berries will come when 404 ceases to exist: "dear members of the Euro-Atlantic unity" will begin to demand compensation for the supply of weapons and military equipment from the NATO budget! wink
      1. Sergej1972
        Sergej1972 14 December 2022 10: 38
        0
        Does it exist, a full-fledged NATO budget? There are military spending of NATO countries. And there are expenses for the maintenance of the NATO apparatus, plus for some programs. Last year for everything about everything 1 billion 610 million euros.
  12. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 13 December 2022 19: 08
    +1
    US handed over to Kurdish formations in Syria M777 howitzerswhich caused bewilderment in Ankara
    Well, Erdogan
    backwater Bayraktar... request
    On the other hand, MANPADS and ATGMs will be handed over tomorrow, recourse
  13. Sasha Koblov
    Sasha Koblov 13 December 2022 20: 19
    0
    They are giving nightmares to anyone they want, but we are all silent as if in our pants .....
  14. Hiller
    Hiller 13 December 2022 20: 21
    +1
    Yes, it can't be!!! Turks surprised??? That is, they (bashi-bazouks) can be supplied (what I want. I turn back), but Uncle Sam nizzyayaya ??? Schoolchildren! Uncle has nothing personal, just business. Learn. And do not forget who organized the coup in the Turet region when Erdogan "teared his claws" on a helicopter thanks to a warning from the GDP.
  15. TermNachTer
    TermNachTer 14 December 2022 11: 22
    0
    Great news, now the Turks will not be bored))) The Kurds have UAVs, now the main thing is that there are enough shells.
  16. zontov79
    zontov79 14 December 2022 15: 24
    0
    Normal, what))) according to the admin, my comment is too short and does not carry a semantic load!
  17. Fangaro
    Fangaro 14 December 2022 20: 39
    -1
    Interesting move...
    Theoretically, now Turkey will expect some very big profit from NATO for accepting Finland and Sweden.
    Or US supplies of weapons that will neutralize 777
  18. Leader_Barmaleev
    Leader_Barmaleev 15 December 2022 09: 05
    0
    My friends, pay attention - how competently, and most importantly, in a timely manner, the United States is fanning a Kurdish bonfire. Has the project "Ukraine" ceased to bring normal dividends? Well, to hell with it, we are launching the Kurdistan project. But what about NATO? And here the logic is simple - "My piano, where I want to go there and put it" (c)