NATO Deploys Missiles to Turkey

January 21, 2013

On January 21 North Atlantic Treaty Organization forces began positioning Patriot missile batteries in Turkey at NATO's southern perimeter along the border of Syria. NATO is expected to deploy six of the missiles there and make them operational by early February.

Although labeled "defensive", the Patriot missile system is designed as a first-strike weapon which can wipe out the strategic or short-range missiles of an adversary, thus destroying its deterrent force and leaving it defenseless. This greatly increases the threat and reality of a first-strike attack by NATO.

Such military actions are extremely dangerous and provocative steps on the part of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization headed by U.S. imperialism.