Israel lobbied the United States to exclude Turkey from the F-35 stealth fighter jet programme as part of its efforts to preserve a qualitative military edge in the region, The Times of Israel reported, citing Channel 12.

Since Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan refused to abandon a deal to purchase Russian-made S-400 missile defence systems, Israel, which is the second country after the US to receive the F-35 from Lockheed Martin, reportedly tried to block Washington from selling the jets to Ankara over alleged concerns that it would give Turkey advanced air capabilities.

Neither Israeli, nor American officials have commented on the report so far.

In mid-July, the US announced a decision to remove Turkey from its F-35 programmeafter Ankara received the first batch of Russia’s S-400s, saying that the fighter jets “cannot coexist with a Russian intelligence collection platform that will be used to learn about its advanced capabilities”.

“Unfortunately, Turkey’s decision to purchase Russian S-400 air defence systems renders its continued involvement with the F-35 impossible”, the White House said in a press release on 17 July.

The unilateral move was blasted by the Turkish Foreign Ministry as having “no legitimate foundations”:

“It is unfair that Turkey, which is one of the [United States’] main partners on the F-35 programme, is excluded from it. We are calling on the United States to abandon this mistake which cause irreparable damage to our strategic relations”.

Turkey received the first batch of S-400s last month in a move that caused US President Donald Trump to consider imposing sanctions on the NATO ally.

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The US has on a multitude of occasions voiced concerns the S-400s are incompatiblewith NATO military equipment and claimed that the Russian systems pose a threat to the F-35s, for the simultaneous procurement would ostensibly give Russian experts key insights into sensitive data related to the jet’s technology.

Washington has likewise threatened to impose sanctions on Ankara under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA). The Turkish side has, for its part, insisted that the acquisition of those weapons is its sovereign affair and has dismissed the possibility of abandoning plans to complete the deal.

 

Source: Sputnik

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If that happens to be true ,it is going to be the first and last time I’m gonna say with 100% sincerity : THANK YOU VERY MUCH ISRAHELL 😂😂😂😂😂 Any country that drops out of the most expensive failure of the DoD’s entire history is actually good news, for many different reasons, but it being NATO-member Turkey makes it the sweet ice on the great cake. Time for Turkish Su-35s and 57s 🤣🤣🤣🤣. Man,will you watch the NATO power with Russian air-defenses and Russian-made fighter planes, ffs this has to be a joke 😂🤣😂🤣

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+++ “Man,will you watch the NATO power with Russian air-defenses and Russian-made fighter planes”
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>>> It’s already the case, simpleton! As usual, you don’t know what you’re speaking about
NATO operates: Su-27, MiG-29, MiG-25 [storage], Su-25, MiG-21, S-300, S-200, S-125, S-75, Tor, 2K12 Kub, 9K33 Osa, 9K37 Buk [storage], 2K11 Krug [storage], 9K31 Strela-1, 9K32 Strela-2, 9K34 Strela-3, 9K38 Igla, 9K35 Strela-10…
And there is other stuff you can find in EU non-NATO countries or close allies’ inventories.

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Hey, GRYZ, you advance masked! It’s the acronym for Gaon Rabbi Yitzchok Zev!
Yitzchok Zev Halevi Soloveitchik (19 October 1886 – 11 October 1959), was an Orthodox rabbi and rosh yeshiva of the Brisk yeshiva in Jerusalem, Israel. He was known for his stringency in halakha (Jewish law)

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Since we’re into memes tonight, I’ll do it your way :
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Gryz is actually the short for “Gryzor”, which is a late-80′ shoot’em up platforming arcade game that I loved so much as a geeky kid, hence the title becoming the emblem for my online activities.
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@Gryz, nice did not know that game.

p.s. Sterntaler is a German fairy tale character. And the low German rendering would make it sterndaler. Star Dollar would be the literal translation into English.

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@Nakba, Gryz (Japanese: パイク, “Pike”) is a playable character in Phantasy Star IV: and Polish for bite and mouthful.

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I wouldn’t have guessed your taste for good games, fellow gamer Stern,thanks for the insight,too 😉

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“Simpleton” well well well, will you look at the kid-turned-teenage and using my own wording against me, isn’t that cute 😀 So I’ve been good at teaching you something, alas. You children grow up so fast… lol “As usual, you don’t know what you’re speaking about” and you’re supposed to know more about world affairs and military decision-making when advocating the use of nuclear weapons as a first strike option against non-nuclear countries to solve regional conflicts through genocide, correct ? or was it when you said the Israelis need you as their “Eminence Grise” in charge of all their… Read more »

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Dude, in case it wasn’t clear to you, and I’m sure it’s not since you’re a total dumbo on geopolitics and military topics alike, so I’ll add this : Turkey is dropping out of the two major pillars of NATO’s defense and offense apparatus : Air-Force and Missile Defense. One down, one to go. The S-400 capabilities are almost a no-brainer and have barely any true relevance. The symbol is of importance. Erdogan pushing his luck and keeping his current path against all odds, is what it is : a attempt out of NATO (read US) sphere of military control,… Read more »

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Dear rabbi GRYZ : Turkey didn’t dropped out, it was dumped and is desperately trying to re-embark. As usual, Erdog+Cavusoglu overestimated their influence, the importance of Turkey, their “strategic” location, thought having leverage, underestimated the US will, as they underestimate EU, as they underestimated Syria’s resilience, etc etc etc… As a result : Syria says : 🖕🏾, USA says : 🖕🏾, EU says : 🖕🏾, Kurds say : 🖕🏾 And there are way more 🖕🏾 to come. +++ “Time for Turkish Su-35s and 57s” >>> Not even sure. Considering the number of pilots remaining in TAF and the fact there… Read more »

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If I’m a rabbi, that makes me one of your teachers, which is quite accurate, nickname accepted, my little zionist child 🙂 “Turkey didn’t dropped out, it was dumped and is desperately trying to re-embark. ” That is why I said the whole affair is one of sheer stupidity, had you managed to read properly, and that it could possibly lead to the unthinkable break in relation between two strategic partners. The US is also doing exactly what is needed to further erode an already fragile relationship instead of giving real incentives to get them back. “What d’you thing about… Read more »

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oh, and that one too while I’m at it,article published THIS WEEEK LOL,that’s some good timing don’t you think,looks like luck of conve nence is also on my side 😂😂😂

https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2019/07/26/aircraft-mission-capable-rates-hit-new-low-in-air-force-despite-efforts-to-improve/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Air+07.26.19&utm_term=Editorial+-+Air+Force+-+Daily+News+Roundup

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@Gryz, nice find. Daeshbag – our French fried – also claimed that US planes have low readiness rates.

But Your find proves and beats his info.

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Nothing new, the filthy and parasitic jews are always moving their corrupted and malevolent strings of their puppets.

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So you do with your blind irrational hatred and your psychopathic genocidal tendencies. I’m sure a Jew could have helped you : Sigmund Freud.
Never questioned yourself from where this ridiculous hatred come from?
Were you in love with a Jewish girl who rejected you?

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Allegedly… I smell serious fake news, and for a good reason…
EVERYBODY knew that as soon as Turkey would receive S-400, CAATSA would apply!
It’s obvious that Turkey has turned to the enemy, and I’m not speaking about Russia which actually, well, let’s say that you can have false friends like Turkey or Qatar… You can have false enemies too, e.g. Iran and Turkey are false-enemies : both are shitlamists and both are led by Muslim-Brotherhood marionettes.

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“Iran and Turkey are false-enemies : both are shitlamists and both are led by Muslim-Brotherhood marionettes.”

and both are f*****g up core US interests in the ME, each in its own way.

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@Nakba, the news fits with rumors and facts about the alliances about the natural resources exploration in the region. Israel, Egypt and others have allied against Turkey’s hunger for Cypriot, Greek and other acquis.

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JEWS, TWITTER, YAHOO, FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM FAMILY MUST LASER TILL VANISH OR THE SUN PRAY THEM AS GOD
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What? You say what?
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