- Feb 13, 2005
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- Wildwood New Jersey
The F-4 Phantom disappeared over the Mediterranean, south-west of Hatay province, not far from Syria's coast.
After an emergency security meeting, his office said it was understood that Syria had brought the plane down.
In a statement, it said a search for the two crew members was under way involving Turkish and Syrian coast guard ships. Once all the circumstances were established, it added that Turkey would respond decisively.
Witnesses in the Syrian coastal city of Latakia meanwhile told BBC Arabic that Syrian air defences had shot down an unidentified aircraft near the town of Ras al-Basit.
will Obama wait to see which way the wind is blowing,.. or wait for all the other important leaders to make a decision..
BTW,... as a NATO nation we are obligated by treaty to defend Turkey..
As a NATO ally true to its obligations, Turkey sent troops to Afghanistan after 9/11 on the condition that they would not take part in combat operations. Despite pressure from allies, Turkey sticks strictly to this policy.
I suppose we could send a large liberal peacekeeping force,.. (like a OWS) to fill the obligation..