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Major US pivot from Turkey & Qatar to the Saudis?
« on: March 25, 2018, 12:53:04 PM »


Plans to speed up the transfer of the big US CENTCOM base in Qatar to Saudi Arabia were approved by President Donald Trump and Saudi Crown Prince Muhamed bin Salman when they met at the White House on Tuesday, March 20. This is an earthshaking event for the Middle East, which far transcends US-Saudi relations, say DEBKAfile’s military sources.

They also disclose that, despite repeated denials, the Trump administration is in the process of another momentous move, packing up its air force and quitting Incirlik in southern Turkey, the biggest air base in the region.

The two moves are interconnected. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has become an avid supporter of the Emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, who is locked in a feud with the Saudi rulers. Turkey recently established a large military base in the oil emirate. The Saudi Crown Prince and his ally, the UAE ruler Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan, are close friends and President Trump’s leading allies in the Gulf region. The two Gulf rulers view the Turkish president and Qatari emir as arch-foes.

The relocation of the two US bases stems additionally from the sharp reduction in fighting against ISIS in both Iraq and Syria. There is therefore less need for US air force operations in those parts. The US facilities and aircraft based in Incirlik are already being shifted to bases in East Europe, our military sources report. The Pentagon is also looking at Andravida in southern Greece as a replacement for Incirlik.

https://www.debka.com/the-us-liquidates-its-two-main-mid-east-air-bases-at-incirlik-and-al-udeid/

Good.  Then the move towards removing ourselves from NATO can occur quicker!
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Re: Major US pivot from Turkey & Qatar to the Saudis?
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2018, 10:41:08 AM »
  Good let's make them think about their attitudes and take the money out of those countries.
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Re: Major US pivot from Turkey & Qatar to the Saudis?
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2018, 02:25:27 PM »
How many more reasons do we need to pull the complete frack out of Turkey?!

https://www.algemeiner.com/2018/03/22/army-of-islam-erdogans-plot-against-israel/

We should be bombing this Would-Be Pan-Islamic Despot back into the sixth century!
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