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Fri Feb 25, 2022, 12:23 AM

The Turkish ship that was hit

First, I'd like to apologize for usurping someone's thread; I believe that someone else mentioned this incident, but I can't locate it.

A Turkish ship was hit by a shell or a missile:

https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/turkish-controlled-bulker-reportedly-hit-by-shell-in-the-black-sea

Turkey is a member of NATO. This is all that NATO needs to insert itself into the fight. It doesn't matter that no one got hurt. It wouldn't even matter if Turkey didn't care, although the article includes:

"Turkey's president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, however, issued a stronger statement denouncing the attack on the ship and the assault. Calling it a violation of Ukrainian sovereignty and an unjustified attack he said that “Turkey supports Ukraine’s struggle to preserve its territorial integrity,"

But, nothing happened. No response. Who was Russia shooting at and why? Are their gunners so inept that they shot a missile at a ship transiting the sea? They certainly weren't crawling along the shore area. And to nail the wheelhouse?

Don't tell me that it was an accident. Ukraine is not the one that massacred all those border guards on that island. If it was an accident, it still was a hit on a NATO member. Does no one care?

No, apparently not. Yet if excuse were needed, this is it. This is an example of a slow, confused response. Turkey should be complaining bigtime at the UN and at NATO, perhaps tomorrow. At least get it on record for posterity.

But, I'll just say, repeating words previously said like an automaton, and then doing no protest with the proper authorities, kinda indicates that you don't really care if someone shot up your ship without provocation. This is all NATO needs to justify helping Ukraine. Yet, there will be nothing. Did Turkey close those two straits yet? No.

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