Saturday, May 26, 2018

Putin: Turkey Will Not Yield to US Bullying on S-400 Purchase

Putin did not use the word "bully" I did for my headline, cause I like it! 
It's so very topical,  popular and  so easily understandable :)

Press TV

Readers here know I can’t abide by out of context quoting, therefore, I’m enjoying the inclusion of the full context of Putin’s statement, provided by Press TV, below:
Russian President Vladimir Putin has lashed out at the United States for pushing NATO member Turkey into abandoning its decision to purchase S-400 surface-to-air missile systems from Russia, saying the US pressure will not produce any results.

"Turkey, a NATO ally, has decided to buy the world’s most advanced air defense system in its class, the S-400. So what? Why is it a crime?" Putin said at a meeting with global news agencies in St. Petersburg on Friday.

    "I am having a hard time to explain this pressure. Such attitude against Turkey is unfair," Putin said, adding, however, that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan would not yield to Washington’s pressure.

    "As well as I know President Recep Tayyip Erdogan it is quite difficult to get any results by using pressure tools towards him. On the contrary, this will encourage Mr. Erdogan, and he will not make compromises while protecting national interests," said Putin.

There is more in the linked article from Pompeo- but, I’ll save that for a post on that topic alone.


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  1. Yes I have thought;-)

    Turkey needs to buy the S-400 because they work and the f-35 doesn't. That would leave Turkey to buy Jet Fighters from Russia also because once again they work. Win- Win for Turkey

    1. competition vs monopoly-
      that's how I see the whole situation with these weapons purchases

      though, I have to add the entire war machine is horrific-

    2. It has nothing to do with competition vs monopoly. The US has had a secret weapons embargo on Turkey for a long time. They have prevented Turkey from buying air defence systems for two decades. The US refused to sell Turkey drones and javelin system, amongst all, while providing the latter for YPG/PKK.
      The US doesn’t want Turkey to have a functioning army and sophisticated weapons, (hence the Gülenist infiltration of the military and national defence industry) because that means Turkey can defend the Turkish presence in Anatolia.
      The US doesn’t want Turkey to have S-400 because that excludes the possibility of imposing regime change. It’s as simple as that.

    3. Hey Rescue: I've since bookmarked information indicating that the reason the US is opposed to Turkey's purchase of the S-400 is because they will be unable to attack Turkey

      "The US doesn’t want Turkey to have S-400 because that excludes the possibility of imposing regime change. It’s as simple as that. "

      You are correct!