US nixes F-35 jets for Turkey, cuts Turkish pilots training

Following Ankara’s deal to purchase Russian S-400 air defense systems, the Trump administration began removing Turkey from its F-35 stealth fighter program by slowing training for Turkish pilots. Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan sent a letter to his Turkish counterpart that laid out the steps for Turkey’s removal from the program unless it changes course. No more trainees will be accepted and those already in the US will have to leave. The US says Turkey’s acquisition of Russia’s S-400s poses a threat to the F-35 stealth fighters, two of which have already been delivered: Turkey cannot have both. Moscow said on Friday that the S-400s destined for Turkey are ready for consignment at the end of July.

 

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13 thoughts on “US nixes F-35 jets for Turkey, cuts Turkish pilots training

  • Jun 9, 2019 @ 9:41 at 9:41
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    Am i the only one that see’s a WW3 in the making here?Russia provoking U.S..Turkey allying with Russia.U.S. and Turkey (a nato ally) receiving Russian weapons.Iran surrounding Israel,Syria,Russia and Iran allied against Israel,China in an uproar,Venezuela falling apart, too many things going on to number.Times are very sketchy in my opinion right now.

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    • Jun 9, 2019 @ 11:16 at 11:16
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      You’re not the only 1

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    • Jun 9, 2019 @ 13:18 at 13:18
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      dont wary if there wwIII russia will lose the war .including iran all those countries will be dismantel . russia is a weak country . in syria russia and iran failed to acheive the goal which is to free syria all foreign forces. if russia triggers awar it will defeated and occupied. the threat of nuclear war by russia is better a lie russia knows well that the west is well armed with nuke and will retaliate so hard that russia will cease to exist

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      • Jun 9, 2019 @ 15:24 at 15:24
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        I notice you don’t have much to say about China…?

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    • Jun 9, 2019 @ 23:42 at 23:42
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      I see what you’re talking about, turkey will dry up the Euphrates and Tigris river’s with it’s electrical dams and let that 2 hundred million man army to cross and invade isreal and the West.

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    • Jun 10, 2019 @ 3:16 at 3:16
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      yeah you are the only one making a big deal about things.
      everybody is making a lot of money and all these countries are prosperous and so are their leaders, even Iran. Nobody wants a war. NOBODY!! so there is a lot of noise but nothing is going to happen.

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    • Jun 10, 2019 @ 11:24 at 11:24
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      Indeed. WW3 is shaping up.
      Russia China primaries, plus their satellite States.
      Hotspots-
      1. China Pakistan NK etc VS Japan, India, VN, SK, Philippines, Australia, Singapore, USA.
      2. Ukraine
      4. Eastern Europe
      5. Scandinavian front
      7. Caribbean – Venezuela, Cuba, Mexico vs USA Columbia, Brazil.
      8. Mid-East – US & Allies vs Russia Iran Turks Syria.
      9. Africa – US allies vs Russia/Chinese Allies.

      It’s getting dicey all over.
      I think the Russians and Chinese are overplayed and don’t know it yet.

      What kicks it off?

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  • Jun 9, 2019 @ 17:15 at 17:15
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    I wonder where those two F-35’s that have already been delivered to Turkey will end up?

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    • Jun 9, 2019 @ 18:07 at 18:07
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      They are still in USA not due to be shipped until November.

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      • Jun 10, 2019 @ 4:02 at 4:02
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        Make Turkey gift the F-35’s to Armenia.

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      • Jun 10, 2019 @ 11:26 at 11:26
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        They will go to Israel.

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    • Jun 10, 2019 @ 8:03 at 8:03
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      That’s a great question!!

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