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The State Department actually justifies Turkish artillery shelling the Syrian territory.

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A surprising position (although we are talking about the US authorities, and therefore already not surprising) the position of the US State Department spokesman John Kirby on the Turkish artillery shelling of the northern regions of Syria. Mr. Kirby was asked to comment on the information that the Turkish army was launching artillery strikes on Syrian territory. To this, Kirby stated that "Turkey is taking action to improve the security situation on its borders."


The State Department actually justifies Turkish artillery shelling the Syrian territory.


Kirby mentioned the 98-kilometer stretch over which the Turkish side allegedly tries to regain control. When Kirby was asked how the attempt to regain control over the border with shelling of a foreign country’s territory came together, Kirby said he was not ready to comment on the actions of the Turkish military for the simple reason that "Turkey is a US partner in the antiterrorist coalition." Mr. Kirby was immediately reminded that his predecessor as the official representative of the US State Department (Jen Psaki) readily and verbally commented on the "activity of the Russian troops near the Ukrainian border."

Kirby's answer is RT:
I would not even be ready to comment on the actions of the US military. And Turkey is our partner in the antiterrorist coalition. At this point!


It turns out that if anyone (according to the logic of the State Department) is in a coalition with the United States, then he is allowed to conduct shelling of any state, to wreak havoc in which is the goal of the same United States. Clearly a new word in the system of international relations ...
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  1. avvg
    avvg 5 February 2016 06: 53 New
    14
    The fool understands that behind Ankara stick his ears Washington.
    1. Finches
      Finches 5 February 2016 07: 03 New
      32
      When we have a company of paratroopers, it just comes out to harvest cranberries for the winter near the Estonian border, then the Americans raise a universal howl about aggression and a nuclear strike in the Baltic States, scaring Europeans with our tanks near the English Channel, and here the Turks are scribbling heavy from the territory of a foreign country guns and they call it:"Turkey is taking action to improve the security situation at its borders."
      Well done! laughing
      1. Tatyana
        Tatyana 5 February 2016 07: 22 New
        +9
        From tex article
        It turns out that if someone (according to the logic of the State Department) is in a coalition with the United States, then he is allowed to conduct shelling of any state, to wreak havoc in which is the goal of the United States.
        A clearly new word in the system of international relations ...

        Moreover. This is “clearly a NEW word in the system of international relations”, the USA, most likely, will SOON be written under HIMSELF in some NEW international law, or CORRECT the old one so that the journalists stop the representatives of the US State Department from asking such UNCONVENIENT questions.
        Too often nowadays, journalists began to turn to the US State Department with similar questions!

        In other words, everything will be done in the same way as with the change of the IMF Charter under pressure from the USA - in order to allow the IMF to give loans further to Ukraine - the bankrupt state and the US colony.
      2. oldseaman1957
        oldseaman1957 5 February 2016 07: 48 New
        +1
        Quote: Finches
        When we have a company of paratroopers, it just comes out to harvest cranberries for the winter near the Estonian border,
        - Question: And why is this our landing does not collect cranberries from Washington, they say, it is much tastier there!
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    3. sgazeev
      sgazeev 5 February 2016 07: 59 New
      +5
      Quote: avvg
      The fool understands that behind Ankara stick his ears Washington.

      I want psaki with her updates in the office. wassat
      1. novel66
        novel66 5 February 2016 08: 47 New
        +5
        do you want psaki !! ?? phew, scary and stupid!
        1. Ami du peuple
          Ami du peuple 5 February 2016 09: 05 New
          +3
          Quote: novel xnumx
          do you want psaki !! ?? phew, scary and stupid!

          Does Kirby mean handsome and intellectual? Well, you have a taste, dear .. It’s cool to look at Zhenya Psaki, not like retiring this water-fool. In addition, a woman is much more loyal to utter nonsense than a military man. If there are such admirals in YueS Navi - anxiously becomes for the American navy laughing
          1. Bath
            Bath 5 February 2016 09: 33 New
            0
            But what were they waiting for something else? Universal greetings and unconditional support NATAI our operation in Syria galaperidol big bowl for me wassat
          2. aleks 62 next
            aleks 62 next 5 February 2016 10: 03 New
            +1
            ..... At least it was fun to watch Zhenya Psaki, not like retiring this moron. ...

            ..... Yes, yes !!!! .... And the photo shows one gyrus ... From a cap .... What did you want from this ????? .... wassat
    4. mojohed2012
      mojohed2012 5 February 2016 12: 52 New
      +2
      1. If all of a sudden tomorrow Syrian troops fire at Turkish artillery deployment sites, then the states and Turks will shout about aggression against NATO. So, here the situation is deadlock.
      2. The shelling of the northern territories of the SAR by the Turks is definitely a crime against the Syrian people. That would be some "neutral" and "no-man's" ground = ground missiles flew to the Turks and weeded their artillery at night, huh?
      3. If the border of Turkey with Syria is so transparent, then "some Turkomans, but not the ones that used to be, but the" correct "ones who are against the pro-Turkish Turkomans" entered Turkey and undermined their art nafig.
      4. Unidentified "ISIS / Kurdish / Sepoy / UFO bandit groups" attacked the positions of the Turkish troops and after their defeat and destruction of equipment "disappeared" "nowhere."
      5. Friends of Turkey from ISIS, "by mistake and very repentant" (from the territory controlled by ISIS) fired at the Turkish positions where their arta was.
      Any scenario is shorter, but the Russians would have nothing to do with it, and the Syrians too.
      1. hobot
        hobot 5 February 2016 15: 32 New
        0
        If the Turks are fired upon by the Kurds, there will simply be a conflict at the international strife
    5. mojohed2012
      mojohed2012 5 February 2016 12: 53 New
      0
      Or...
      6. "Evil little green men" suddenly materialized in the Turkish artillery and burned it all ...
  2. izya top
    izya top 5 February 2016 06: 53 New
    25
    no, I still don’t understand why he wasn’t awarded with beads yet request deserved winked
    1. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 5 February 2016 06: 55 New
      23
      Quote: izya top
      no, I still don’t understand why he wasn’t awarded with beads yet

      They are under the uniform.
      1. stalkerwalker
        stalkerwalker 5 February 2016 11: 45 New
        +2
        Quote: Alexander Romanov
        They are under the uniform.

        And just below the waist ...
        belay
  3. engineer74
    engineer74 5 February 2016 06: 54 New
    +4
    For me, one riddle - where did he get the rear admiral's epaulettes? request I was on the U.S. Navy for a better opinion ...
    1. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 5 February 2016 07: 21 New
      +1
      Quote: engineer74
      - Where did he get the rear admiral's epaulettes?

      He has no epaulette at all.
      1. Phantom Revolution
        Phantom Revolution 5 February 2016 09: 25 New
        +1
        Quote: Alexander Romanov
        He has no epaulette at all.

        shoulder straps from him slid onto the sleeve)
      2. woron333444
        woron333444 5 February 2016 14: 57 New
        +1
        He's a "Pindjak" - not a military man (I mean Kirby, not what he is wearing)
    2. Ugrumiy
      Ugrumiy 5 February 2016 07: 22 New
      +2
      He has shoulder straps of KONTRA admiral, and with the counter you yourself know what to do laughing
  4. VNP1958PVN
    VNP1958PVN 5 February 2016 06: 56 New
    +8
    Yeah! Jen was more fun! Get out of Zhenya’s decree!
    1. Al_oriso
      Al_oriso 5 February 2016 08: 59 New
      +4
      That Psaki, that Kirby - both play the role of jesters of peas. They do not comment on anything, explain nothing, are not ready to explain anything. The only thing, they learned to say: "And the point!".
      Psaki was remembered at least by the fact that Siberia was placed next to Ukraine. Kirby is not so spectacular.
  5. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 5 February 2016 06: 56 New
    +2
    The State Department actually justifies Turkish artillery shelling the Syrian territory.

    Thus, it pokes Turkey into continuing the anti-Syrian and anti-Russian campaign. But in the end, Turkey will have to answer for everything. In an acute situation, the United States will simply withdraw itself and shift all the problems onto Erdogan. And this "sultan", intoxicated by such support, completely ran out of coils and really felt unsinkable. But the fall will be very, very painful.
    1. demo
      demo 5 February 2016 08: 54 New
      +2
      Wait.
      Information slipped through the box that Saudi Arabia was ready for a ground operation.
      Not so simple and unambiguous.
      Americans directly try to draw everyone and everything into a conflict.
      And there at least grass does not grow.
      Erdogan is a boy, "the seed".
      Which also shears his "cache".
      It will be difficult for the Syrians, oh, how difficult.

      A good example is the presence of Turks in Iraq.
      Iraqis mourned and all.
      1. rotmistr60
        rotmistr60 5 February 2016 09: 12 New
        0
        Information slipped through the box that Saudi Arabia was ready for a ground operation.

        I wrote about this on another thread.
        Iraqis mourned and all.

        And who now practically controls the Iraqi government?
        1. donavi49
          donavi49 5 February 2016 09: 19 New
          0
          No one, there is a multi-trunk:
          - You can’t get away from Iran, there are so many pro-Iranian troops and moods in society that the government that announced the break with Iran will not last a week.
          - It’s also impossible to quarrel with the United States, yet the United States supplies high-tech equipment, planes, holds most of Iraq’s money, a key trading partner, trains the army, and strikes by order of the Iraqi army, and in general, if a small, and especially a warring country swears USA, she does not live long.
          - Saudis, the dominant force in the south for Iraq, even the prime minister used to hysterically against the backdrop of finds of weapons, food, equipment with the arms and inscriptions of the KSA, now this is commonplace and even not shown in the news (like this on tweeters, and here the bearded kittens had a warehouse out there are boxes with rations from Qatar, and then from KSA).


          Therefore, they pursue a policy of all-all. Iran is promoted as they can. Despite the protests, the Assad / Iran / VKS boards pass through without any difficulties in any volume. The United States also helps, as they can, have already stopped scandalizing for the loot and the number of deployed US troops.
  6. SAM 5
    SAM 5 5 February 2016 07: 00 New
    +3
    Quote: engineer74
    For me, one riddle - where did he get the rear admiral's epaulettes? request I was on the U.S. Navy for a better opinion ...

    He swam a lot and now swims and does not sink. IMHO everything is clear.
    1. Alexanast
      Alexanast 5 February 2016 08: 18 New
      +7
      I have sailed a lot of sailors, I have seen many different rivers, I never will .... I won’t start - I’m not such a person.
  7. tux
    tux 5 February 2016 07: 05 New
    0
    The hand washes the hand.
  8. Yak28
    Yak28 5 February 2016 07: 07 New
    +3
    They are NATO allies. Even if the Turks send troops to Syria, and the United States strikes against our airfield, they will only support them.
    1. alex-cn
      alex-cn 5 February 2016 07: 12 New
      +2
      Because the return will not fly to the United States. But, I think they won’t get into a fight, but they’ll technically help, so that then they will be dictated both to us and to us ...
  9. Aleksandr72
    Aleksandr72 5 February 2016 07: 09 New
    +5
    It turns out that if someone (according to the logic of the State Department) is in a coalition with the United States, then he is allowed to fire at any state, to wreak havoc in which is the goal of the same USA. A clearly new word in the system of international relations.

    I would not say that this is a very new word. It’s just that Mr. Rear Admiral (and who gave him the admiral epaulettes? Did he go to the sea at least once, or just swim, like a well-known substance in the toilet?) Spoke in a straightforward manner, characteristic of some oakish military style:
    I would not even be ready to comment on the actions of the US military. And Turkey is our partner in the antiterrorist coalition. At this point!

    And thereby, voluntarily or involuntarily, he directly reflected in his statement the policy of his country in this matter. The policy that various talking heads from the State Department tried to veil earlier, hiding it in their verbal concept ... all.
    I have the honor.
    1. Mixweb
      Mixweb 5 February 2016 07: 19 New
      +3
      You're right. At least in this regard, the representative of the State Department turned out to be more honest than his predecessor. Although, most likely, due to insufficient language hanging
      1. Mikhail Krapivin
        Mikhail Krapivin 5 February 2016 07: 54 New
        +2
        Quote: Mixweb
        You're right. At least in this regard, the representative of the State Department turned out to be more honest than his predecessor. Although, most likely, due to insufficient language hanging


        He is military, stern and brutal, where does he get a well-hung tongue? "I am an old soldier, Donna Rosa, and I don't know the words of love." :)
        1. Mixweb
          Mixweb 5 February 2016 08: 09 New
          0
          This is its main difference from Psaki)
  10. Great-grandfather of Zeus
    Great-grandfather of Zeus 5 February 2016 07: 17 New
    0
    Why did he spread his hands like that? Explains, "They shook me on such a size member" ???
  11. shimus
    shimus 5 February 2016 07: 25 New
    +1
    Bad luck, if the US State Department hires such "officers" as Kirby, then the rest are even stupider ???
  12. Sly
    Sly 5 February 2016 07: 29 New
    0
    sick to read
  13. Mikhail m
    Mikhail m 5 February 2016 07: 36 New
    +3
    The entire so-called coalition acts illegally in Syria. So Turkey is bigger, Turkey is smaller - it does not change the essence of the matter. And why is it only about Turkey, and not about all this cole of vultures?
  14. Zomanus
    Zomanus 5 February 2016 07: 42 New
    +5
    Wait...
    Syrian army is now approaching the border
    with Turkey over a sufficiently large extent
    and will give an answer as expected.
    And at the same time we will check the operation of our radar counter-battery war.
    In the meantime, on the diplomatic field we will prepare everything for this.
  15. Volzhanin
    Volzhanin 5 February 2016 07: 44 New
    +2
    Watering the geeks!
  16. Andrey160479
    Andrey160479 5 February 2016 07: 53 New
    +2
    It clearly smells like an invasion of Turkish troops, with the support of the United States. So it's not far off, but it seems to me that in 1-1,5 months we will see everything. This will be another test of Russia's strength. In a word, this is War. I no longer believe in the common sense of the "partners".
    1. Masya masya
      Masya masya 5 February 2016 08: 15 New
      +3
      "Saudi Arabia can undertake a ground operation in Syria in cooperation with the Turkish side. At the same time, Riyadh can send several thousand of its troops to Syria."

      Original news RT in Russian:
      https://russian.rt.com/article/146438
      A grandiose racket is expected?
      1. Alexander Romanov
        Alexander Romanov 5 February 2016 08: 23 New
        0
        Quote: Masya Masya
        A grandiose racket is expected?

        Yes, some kind of a schucher, so .... just the 3rd world.
        1. Masya masya
          Masya masya 5 February 2016 08: 31 New
          +3
          "only 3rd world"
          So am I about the same ...
  17. gla172
    gla172 5 February 2016 07: 54 New
    +1
    "" "Davutoglu said that" Turkey has the right to take any measures to protect its security, "adding that ...... Moscow is trying to" divert attention from its criminal activities "in Syria." "" ""
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 5 February 2016 09: 07 New
      0
      Well, he is not hiding. Their window of opportunity closes. Therefore, the movement should begin in February-April. Now the Saudis will join. They are not very fighters, but the planes are more or less there, and after the Saudis and all sorts of Sudanese, Colombians will go.
  18. Shuhrat
    Shuhrat 5 February 2016 07: 58 New
    +1
    Maybe a couple of FABs fall in the wrong place. Technique "rusty" and "stupid ammunition" anything happens, the Turks about ..... whether from impunity.
  19. drop
    drop 5 February 2016 07: 59 New
    +1
    The DPRK artillery, which has corresponding agreements with the PRC and the Russian Federation, must also prepare the sweeping of the border with South Korea. And Abkhazia, which has an agreement with the Russian Federation, is clearing the border with Georgia. This gentleman is pushing the world to war. I have the honor.
  20. Shuhrat
    Shuhrat 5 February 2016 08: 05 New
    +1
    Quote: Drop
    The DPRK artillery, which has corresponding agreements with the PRC and the Russian Federation, must also prepare the sweeping of the border with South Korea. And Abkhazia, which has an agreement with the Russian Federation, is clearing the border with Georgia. This gentleman is pushing the world to war. I have the honor.

    As they say in the east, a quarrel between a neighbor is a disaster for you. Let Tan and Canada better protect the border between themselves
  21. Corsair0304
    Corsair0304 5 February 2016 08: 25 New
    0
    Unfortunately, Kirby did not say anything new. Rather, he spoke out predictably to nausea. All this mouse fuss is nothing more than a continuation of pro-American politics in the Middle East: ISIS did not succeed in ruining Syria and dropping Assad - they came from the other side, through Perdogan with his frostbitten ambitions about the Great Port. The shelling of the Syrian border is nothing more than a continuation of the provocation to destroy our Sushka. From a military point of view, an artillery strike does not mean much, I think the Syrian military has not experienced such a thing during the war.
    Americans are trying us and the Syrians for nerve strength and endurance. They are looking for a reason for Turkey's military invasion of Syria.
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  23. Velizariy
    Velizariy 5 February 2016 08: 39 New
    0
    Diplomatic language has sunk into the summer ... Pendants carry all nonsense and outright vile lies, and slander Garant and not only ... Maybe Lavrov and Churkin should also not strain and send them in a certain direction. And talk about them as inadequacies and liars directly.
  24. OlegV
    OlegV 5 February 2016 08: 45 New
    +1
    Clowning in the style of a la Psaki.

    Where are they found ????
  25. Gray 43
    Gray 43 5 February 2016 08: 47 New
    0
    Now it has even become interesting, what will he say if the Greeks begin to bring down the Turkish planes violators? The stump is clear that if Assad responds to the Turks in the same way, then the entire "coalition" will pounce on bombing and bombing for real, and not how they fight ISIS
  26. kit_bellew
    kit_bellew 5 February 2016 08: 48 New
    +1
    I would like to separately note that the United States is the only country in the world that does not have a ministry (or a department) foreign affairs. In 1789, the fathers of world democracy, the giants of thought and persons close to the Potomac River decided that everything happening in the world was directly related to the interests of the United States, and, without further ado, they called the department - the department public US Department of State. What other logic do you want from them?
  27. afrikanez
    afrikanez 5 February 2016 08: 54 New
    0
    Interestingly, in Syria there is something to shoot at their artillery? It would not be bad to put the Turks in their place. angry
  28. Million
    Million 5 February 2016 09: 12 New
    0
    Turkey fulfills the will of its owners, the United States. They will not blame themselves)
  29. triglav
    triglav 5 February 2016 09: 20 New
    +1
    It's time to shut their mouths. It is necessary to firmly warn the Turks that, in the case of continued shelling of the territory of the SAR, a retaliatory strike will be delivered by the forces of the Syrian army. And all at once shut up! By the way, the American coalition should be warned against rash steps. And indeed, by order of Assad, this coalition should close access to the territory of the SAR.
  30. guzik007
    guzik007 5 February 2016 10: 04 New
    0
    You can humor as much as you like, but the question is in the air. And what will we do if Erdogash still decides to send troops to Syria? Something is disturbing in my soul.
  31. bikeev1234
    bikeev1234 5 February 2016 10: 33 New
    0
    Double-faced anuses, correctly VVP said "wet them all in the assortment"
  32. koshmarik
    koshmarik 5 February 2016 11: 28 New
    +1
    I think that the artillery duel between the Turks and the Syrian army has been going on for a long time. At present, apparently, the Turkish-Americans are looking for an excuse to start a small victorious war between Turkey and Syria, followed by the connection of NATO forces. A peculiar test of strength. Well, let them try, especially since the peoples of the EU are simply eager for battle to give their lives for the Turks.
  33. Alex ..
    Alex .. 5 February 2016 12: 43 New
    0
    Bring back the Psaki ... This Kirby is really ... freak ..
  34. Pete mitchell
    Pete mitchell 5 February 2016 14: 52 New
    +7
    .. Americans want to eat fish and get pleasure. In terms of the arrows on Russia, I don’t want to officially support Turkish stupidity.
  35. 7 poplar
    7 poplar 5 February 2016 15: 12 New
    0
    ushlepki amerikosovskie!
  36. PValery53
    PValery53 5 February 2016 19: 02 New
    0
    With the same fervor and success, one can justify the shelling of American territory by some Papuans.