Sure, let a NATO member buy a Russian anti-aircraft system

Sure, let a NATO member buy a Russian anti-aircraft system

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By: Allen Nitschelm on June 17, 2019 | Editorial Review

This is a review of the following Boston Globe Article:
Article Title Invitation to an arm's race
Date 06/09/2019
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Journalist Stephen Kinzer
Article Summary

Editorial column that seems to argue Turkey, a member of NATO, is right to want to buy a Russian anti-air missile defense system.

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This article is completely non-sensical. At first reading, I figured the guy just didn’t realize that the Russian-built S-400 missile defense system would be operating at the same time and in the same place as our brand new jet fighter, which the missile system would be tasked with SHOOTING DOWN in a war. Or that Russian operators would be privy to both systems at the same time as they helped their Turkish customers integrate the system.

But then I realized that Stephen Kinzer knew all this, but he is just a moron.

It would be embarrassing to try to explain Kinzer’s various arguments for why we should allow a NATO member to go rogue and install this system, which Kinzer hypothesizes several uses for, against potential NATO air strikes (!).

Why don’t we just eliminate the middleman and send our new state-of-the-art fighter jets to Moscow? Maybe Beijing would like a couple samples as well.

What a moron.

 

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