The United States gave the go-ahead Friday to deploy Patriot anti-ballistic missiles to Turkey along with enough troops to operate them as the heavily embattled government in neighboring Syria again vehemently denied firing ballistic missiles at rebels.

5 Responses to “Mission”

  1. JeffS says:

    Yup. Classic mission creep.

    Oh, and here’s the new national anthem for Turkey.

  2. Skyler says:

    Creep, shmeep. What I want to know is, why are we only sending enough to operate them and not enough to guard them?

    Seems less like mission creep and more like mercenaries to me. Mercenaries are never a good idea, and Turkey should know that.

    How would you like to be one of those mercenaries sent to protect Turkey for money? About as good as Ambassador Stevens felt, I’m sure. And about as comforted in knowing that if the Iranians wanted to steal my missiles that Daddy O would back me up.

  3. major dad says:

    So, what’s the plan? Shoot down Syrian A/C over Syrian airspace? Shoot down Scuds? Protect the poor Turks? Push Assad into a corner and he will use those chemical weapons. Why wouldn’t he?

  4. leelu says:

    Lost my scorecard, but I’m thinking that Assad is the titular bad guy, the rebels the good guys. (Please correct if wrong.)

    So, based on what Major Dad says, our policy is to push Assad into gassing the rebels.

    How is this different from Obama’s policies for the Arab Spring or Benghazi??

  5. major dad says:

    All depends leelu, Assad is a bad apple but some of the rebel groups are far from being good guys. A shit storm regardless who wins…

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