December 14th, 2012
10:05 AM ET

Germany to join U.S. in deploying Patriot missiles to Turkey

The German parliament approved Friday the deployment of German Patriot anti-aircraft missiles to Turkey, with 461 Bundestag deputies voting in favor of the deployment, 86 against and eight abstentions.

The decision followed an earlier announcement that the United States intends to deploy 400 troops and two Patriot air-defense missile batteries to Turkey in the coming weeks to defend against potential threats from Syria.

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  1. jetfuel4


    December 14, 2012 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  2. KeyserSoze

    Show off. I wish my tax payer money would not be wasted in deploying patriots to Turkey.

    December 14, 2012 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Georgia Yvon

    SHAME, SHAME ON CNN for interviewing and televising the surviving children! Shame on you!

    December 14, 2012 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Azzeddine Houfani

    I just heard this terrible newa, i'm from Montreal, canada, i'm terribly affected, so sad, killing the kids!!! it's emergency the US government to stop that!!! a new law is necessary to stop violence!!

    December 14, 2012 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  5. danDy SerOquEL

    HedDo. mY nAmeD iD danDy. WhaT'd d iS Yor naMeDeded?
    ...and I hope this shooter too isn't like the others. (under the care of a prescription writer at the time of the shooting, also for many years prior)
    I'm getting tired of saying I told you so. (that it's the MEDS, *not* the guns)

    December 14, 2012 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Hide Behindp

    Oh the laws are coming don't worry about that. The military and cons no longer need the support of the cold fingered crowd to support the war efforts they have lots of hand wringers hollering to intervene for democracy and womans rights tokeep the methodical and somewhat cpntrollable violence in other lands.
    As to topic at hand:
    Is there a getting louder of what seems to be the sound of hobnailed boots as the geese march in ranks?

    December 14, 2012 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  7. aisha

    may the person who did this go to hell,killing innocent children ,oh my god!!my heart bleeds for their families for i am a mom too!

    December 14, 2012 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • aisha

      sorry i intented to write it for the connecticut shooting, my bad!

      December 14, 2012 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Christian Nation

    The world views and and 85% of US view the USA as a "Christian Nation", just as we view some foreign nations as "Muslim Nations".
    When a man from a muslim country kills a bunch of people, we call him a "muslim extremist" and his crime is called "errorism".
    Therefor...CHRISTIAN EXTREMIST KILLS 26 at Christian School in the USA (headline)
    An armed christian extremist opened fire on christian schoolchildren Friday morning, another in a long list of such terror attacks in America.
    An official speaking on terms of anonymity says Israel has graciously offered MOSSAD services to help with America's recent blight of domestic terrorism.

    December 14, 2012 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Stephen Real

    It'll be interesting to follow this NATO Patriot Missile Battery Unit.
    NATO has a pretty solid professional work relationship.
    But the question in my mind is will they pull the trigger over Syria?
    Now that could be hot politically.

    December 14, 2012 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Hide Behindp

    How does one combat insanity?
    For that matter how do we know that the US shooter and Chinese knife wielder were insane?
    Was it because the killings were not sanctioned by the state, and what difference in innocence between those wee ones and the wee ones that numbered 500,000 under 5 years of age we caused and let

    December 14, 2012 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Hide Behindp

    Oh the terror of it all, having to send our innocents abroad to defend those poor innocent Turks from retaliation for our declaring war on Syrias government.

    December 14, 2012 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  12. saywhat

    @Hide Behind
    Simple rules of thumb. All those who commit acts of terrorism but do not look middle eastern should automatically be declared insane.
    State terrorism is to be condoned if committed by 'closest' ally.

    December 14, 2012 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  13. saywhat

    On deployment in Turkey. Well that country is a NATO member and their stance conforms to our agenda.

    December 14, 2012 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  14. moreRONPAULlibertyDJdefeats2013

    Most obviously based upon all prevailing data for decades of apology- no one under 30 in America should be allowed out of it as they demonstrate to the world the wages of DJ liberty. We will simply watch the T.V. show.

    December 15, 2012 at 1:50 am | Report abuse |
  15. Pete

    Idiots here posting about the school massacre and this posts about Patriot missiles going to Turkey..Does anyone here think there the same because there's multiple sites talking about those poor kids and that 20 year old monster in Connecticut...Patriots in Turkey may slow Assads chance of using chemical weapons because he don't know what's up Americas,Germanys sleeves militarily..Missiles could be short range billistic missiles that can carry anything so he'll be carefull if he hears this move with more to come I would quess!!

    December 15, 2012 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
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