EDITOR’S NOTE (Nick Stamatakis): Just five days before the arrival of Greek premier Mitsotakis in Washington DC, President Bidenoglou showed his true colors: While Turkey still has the Russian made (best in the world!!) S-400 anti-aircraft missile system and refuses to return it as Congress demanded, Biden-oglou (and not Biden-opoulos…) formally asked Congress to approve a $400 million sale mostly of F-16 fighter jets and parts to Turkey… At the same time when Turkish aircraft violate daily Greek airspace in the Aegean…  A wake-up call for all of us and especially those who “personalize” politics believing that any president (Trump or Biden or anyone else) will do anything else but support the interests (not of America) but of the DC swamp… 

Lesson for Mitsotakis and all Greek politicians: If you want the “DC swamp” to support Greece keep Russia’s door always open!! This is the only language they understand!! 

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SOURCE – DAILYMAIL.COM

By David Averre

Biden asks Congress to approve new $400m weapons deal selling missiles and radar to Turkey for its fleet of F-16 fighters

  • Biden administration giving $400m worth of upgrades to Turkey’s fighter jets 
  • President Biden has requested that Congress approve the deal in a major move
  • The deal would see missiles and new radar technology delivered to Ankara
  • It represents a considerable boost for relations between the NATO members 
  • It comes as Turkey continues to provide more arms and aid to Ukraine amid the Russian invasion 

President Joe Biden has formally requested that Congress approves the sale of upgraded weapons systems, radar and other technical equipment to dramatically improve the capabilities of Turkey’s fleet of F-16 fighter jets.

The potential deal represents a major development in relations between Ankara and Washington, and comes as a result of Turkey showing considerable support for Ukraine amid the Russian invasion.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has allowed two rounds of Ukrainian-Russian peace talks to be held on Turkish soil while also supplying weapons to Ukraine – including the Bayraktar TB2 drone which has become a highly-effective tool for the nation’s armed forces.

US officials familiar with the request said the Biden administration may use the deal to gauge the level of support in Congress for a separate proposal to sell 40 new F-16s to Turkey, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Relations between Ankara and Washington have been tense ever since Turkey relied on Russia to provide its air-defence systems in 2017.

Members in both houses of Congress are also said to be wary of forging too strong a relationship with Erdogan amid concerns over his nation’s human rights record, though the US State Department declared its desire to improve ties with the NATO member last year.

‘Turkey is a key NATO Ally and critical regional partner, and the United States is committed to improving the relationship between our two countries. It is in our interest to keep Turkey anchored to the Euro-Atlantic community,’ a statement given in August read.

President Joe Biden has formally requested that Congress approves the sale of upgraded weapons systems, radar and other technical equipment to dramatically improve the capabilities of Turkey's fleet of F-16 fighter jets

President Joe Biden has formally requested that Congress approves the sale of upgraded weapons systems, radar and other technical equipment to dramatically improve the capabilities of Turkey’s fleet of F-16 fighter jets

US officials familiar with the request said the Biden administration may use the deal to gauge the level of support in Congress for a separate proposal to sell 40 new F-16s to Turkey, according to the Wall Street Journal (a pair of F-16 fighters are pictured in Arizona)

US officials familiar with the request said the Biden administration may use the deal to gauge the level of support in Congress for a separate proposal to sell 40 new F-16s to Turkey, according to the Wall Street Journal (a pair of F-16 fighters are pictured in Arizona)

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has allowed two rounds of Ukrainian-Russian peace talks to be held on Turkish soil while also supplying weapons to Ukraine - including the Bayraktar TB2 drone which has become a highly-effective tool for the nation's armed forces

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has allowed two rounds of Ukrainian-Russian peace talks to be held on Turkish soil while also supplying weapons to Ukraine – including the Bayraktar TB2 drone which has become a highly-effective tool for the nation’s armed forces

The deal is expected to be worth around $400 million and would include the sale of a variety of missiles, advanced radar equipment and other technical upgrades fitted to Turkey’s jet fighters.

Meanwhile, a further sale of 40 F-16s to Turkey would likely see Washington and Ankara develop much closer ties – something the Biden administration is said to be interested in amid fears an extended period of frosty relations could push Erdogan to partner with Russia and China.

Erdogan reportedly first expressed interest in purchasing a second fleet of F-16 fighters from the US in a March phone call with Biden.

But several lawmakers on both sides of the floor are resistant to the deal despite Turkey playing a major role in providing arms and support to Ukraine.

‘Turkey is a critical NATO ally, and so I have an open mind on allowing them to buy the F16, but it will take substantial convincing. I’m not there yet,’ said Sen. Jim Risch, the ranking Republican on the Foreign Relations Committee.

The State Department ‘doesn’t publicly confirm or comment on proposed defense transfers until they have been formally notified to Congress,’ a spokesman said.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Biden is evil, deluded and dangerous. Despite being Greek American, I’ve done a lot of research, American and French Investigative journalists, American experts, Prof. John Mearsheimer, past US Ambassadors to Ukraine, even Henry Kissinger, as well as the world press (as opposed to only the Anglo-Saxon press), and I totally understand Putin and Russia’s position. In fact, I’m shocked by their patience and restraint Russia continues to exhibit. Unlike the U.S. which sacrifices the inhabitants through their inhumane “Shock and Awe” wars, Russia has gone and continues to conduct as soft a war as possible.

    Now, Biden, the lunatic has threatened, coerced and even overthrew the government of any country that doesn’t follow along like Pakistan as well as committing virtual acts of terrorism through our proxy…all while both he and his son, each collect a $1,000,000 by Kosmoisky (sp) who owns Burisma and is the other puppet behind Zelinsky and his Nazi regime.

    How far has the US fallen financing, training and supporting ISIS and Al Qaeda in Syria and now NAZI’s in Ukraine. Biden is evil and demented.

    Let’s not forget, the destruction of our civil rights, the clear breaking of federal law by the illegal acceptance of foreign nationals and then smuggling them all over our country.

    Let’s pray that this evil, demented (if not demonic) creature escalated this into a world war, God forbid a nuclear war.

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