LOL! I thought the great and wonderful Obamessiah was supposed to wave his magic hand and bring peace, love, granola, skittles, and unicorns to the planet. Not one Islamofascist country in the Middle East seems to care. Geez, all that kowtowing on the Apology Tour went to waste.
From the WaPo.
The U.S. will send two batteries of Patriot missiles and 400 troops to Turkey as part of a NATO force meant to protect Turkish territory from potential Syrian missile attack, the Pentagon said Friday.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta signed a deployment order en route to Turkey from Afghanistan calling for 400 U.S. Soldiers to operate two batteries of Patriots at undisclosed locations in Turkey, Pentagon press secretary George Little told reporters flying with Panetta.
……A number of Syrian shells have landed in Turkish territory since the conflict in the Arab state began in March 2011. Turkey has condemned the Syrian regime of President Bashar Assad, supported Syrian rebels and provided shelter to Syrian refugees. Ankara is particularly worried that Assad may get desperate enough to use chemical weapons.
……At Incirlik Air Base, about 60 miles north of the Syrian border, an Air Force member asked Panetta what the US would do if Syria used chemical or biological weapons against the rebels. Panetta said he could not be specific in a public setting, but added, “we have drawn up plans” that give Obama a set of options in the event that U.S. intelligence shows that Syria intends to use such weapons.
During the initial stage of major combat operations in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Turkey refused to allow us use of their ground and airspace from our bases in Incirlik and Izmir for an attack from the north. As a result, we were forced to exclusively use the southern avenues of approach, and it took us much longer to reach Baghdad. It’s hard for me to muster sympathy.
Fuck Turkey. They’re not exactly an ally of ours, anyway.