Friday, June 14, 2019

Turkey issues the US a threat over S-400...

Washington claimed it would trigger economic warfare on Ankara if Turkey went ahead with its deal to buy S-400 missiles from Moscow. The US, who recently sold 100 F-35 fighter jets to Turkey, see the S-400 missile systems as a threat and said Turkey could not have both at the same time. However, President Erdogan’s administration pledged to respond to any aggression with action of their own.

Foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said: "If the United States takes any negative actions towards us, we will also take reciprocal steps.

"We are determined on the S-400 issue. No matter what the results will be, we will not take a step back.”

The minister added that it is impossible to cancel the order from Russia.
Story here. 


Isn't it funny how a simple move to punish enemies has suddenly escalated into a tool to push certain behaviors on the part of frenemies?

Everyone is outraged by Trump's tariffs but its the natural extension of the sanctions regime that started in the Carter era and picked up steam in every administration since.

I can see Turkey actually agitating to make sure that they aren't part of a sanctions scheme.  I can see them attempting to retaliate.

This is the tender underbelly of Erdogan's leadership.  The economy has to work.

The flip side of all this is that they are setting up the end of globalism.  Turkey will join many minor countries along with Russia in setting up a backdoor...a black market that will help end this all.

I can't wait to see how this ends....

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