Comments on: Russia’s payback against Turkey over shoot-down may turn deadly http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/12/15/why-russias-payback-to-turkey-could-be-lethal/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: comradestalin http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/12/15/why-russias-payback-to-turkey-could-be-lethal/#comment-1126032 Sun, 27 Dec 2015 17:53:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45280#comment-1126032 arm the Kuds Putin

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By: comradestalin http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/12/15/why-russias-payback-to-turkey-could-be-lethal/#comment-1126031 Sun, 27 Dec 2015 17:52:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45280#comment-1126031 Putin should arm the Kurds,help them estb, a Kurdistan

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By: pbgd http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/12/15/why-russias-payback-to-turkey-could-be-lethal/#comment-1125289 Wed, 23 Dec 2015 00:44:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45280#comment-1125289 The Turks controls the Bosporus and the Dardanelles. If they close the narrow passage to Russian ships, Putin’s Syrian base is history.

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By: AZreb http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/12/15/why-russias-payback-to-turkey-could-be-lethal/#comment-1124860 Mon, 21 Dec 2015 13:25:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45280#comment-1124860 Putin means what he says and says what he means – then he follows through. Erdogan and his government believe they have NATO for protection, but how many of the member countries really want another war? Of course the US president will back Erdogan, no matter what he does but the US citizens and Congress just might have a say in any of Obama’s decisions.

Erdogan has bitten off more than he can chew – and he should think twice about baiting the Russian bear. Putin is patient and does not act in a hurried fashion – but he will act.

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By: TPJ94 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/12/15/why-russias-payback-to-turkey-could-be-lethal/#comment-1124362 Thu, 17 Dec 2015 18:03:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45280#comment-1124362 cohen is forever missing the point

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By: Solidar http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/12/15/why-russias-payback-to-turkey-could-be-lethal/#comment-1124352 Thu, 17 Dec 2015 17:16:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45280#comment-1124352 Russian passenger jet downed by ISIS, killing all 250 civilians on board: Putin looks at his feet and says “we’ll never know who did this.”

One russian pilot killed in a war that Russia chose to be in: “This is the start of World War 3!!!”

Putin is incompetent.

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By: Ivan_Terrible http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/12/15/why-russias-payback-to-turkey-could-be-lethal/#comment-1124325 Thu, 17 Dec 2015 14:32:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45280#comment-1124325 Putin implied Russia might use force against Turkey: “We shall remind them many a time what they have done and they will more than once feel regret what they have done,”

Classic Western lies.
The phrase does not mean the “use force” against Turkey.
Putin spoke about economic sanctions.

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By: Stubbley http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/12/15/why-russias-payback-to-turkey-could-be-lethal/#comment-1124224 Thu, 17 Dec 2015 04:53:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45280#comment-1124224 Why would they use an air-to-ground missile to shoot down a Turkish plane? They have an S-400 system there and jets with air-to-air missiles. Perhaps downing a jet with an air-to-ground missile would provide “style points?”

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By: tralalalalalala http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/12/15/why-russias-payback-to-turkey-could-be-lethal/#comment-1124196 Wed, 16 Dec 2015 18:45:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45280#comment-1124196 This is a disaster.

Russia now has a military fortress directly in the middle of the chaos and the ability to shoot down any neighboring EU airplanes that travel near Turkey.

They will be there for decades while Putin reestablishes his empire.

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By: MedicareMan http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/12/15/why-russias-payback-to-turkey-could-be-lethal/#comment-1124191 Wed, 16 Dec 2015 17:52:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45280#comment-1124191 Turkey can close the Straits if there is a declared war. If there is a declared war Istanbul will be a big parking lot. Stupid writer.

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