TURKEY SHOOTS DOWN RUSSIAN JET
Putin warns Turkey of “significant consequences”
“It is a stab in the back, carried out by the accomplices of terrorists” (Putin)
(ISIS) are protected by the armed forces of other states, then it’s clear why they are so brazen, why they are killing people, why they are carrying out terrorist attacks throughout the world, including in the heart of Europe (Putin, Nov 24, 2015)
Unsurprisingly, Obama and NATO backed Turkey.
“Since ISIS has such huge resources of hundreds of millions and billions of dollars coming from illicit oil sales, and they are protected by the armed forces of other states, then it’s clear why they are so brazen, why they are killing people, why they are carrying out terrorist attacks throughout the world including in the heart of Europe,” Putin said today.
Do they want to make NATO serve ISIS? … We hope that the international community will find the strength to come together and fight against the common evil.
Except if the “common evil” is actually a creation by that same “international community.”
Only 9 days ago, speaking after a G20 meeting in Turkey (of all places!?), Putin stole the show with a startling revelation after the G20 Summit that Russia had shared intelligence with other G20 countries, including satellite and aerial images, that ISIS are being funded by 40 nations, including some G20 countries (see https://youtu.be/sihKTN4QLfA [VIDEO]).
Was today’s attack on the Russian jet a retaliation for Putin outing the New World Order leader’s duplicity?
After all, it sure seemed like a premeditated and well-planned operation by NATO, with Turkey pulling the trigger. And it bore the same hallmarks of deception this writer had witnessed as a war correspondent in the Balkans during the 1990s.
This was not lost even on some of the western media editors. If you watched the video released by Turkey today, did you ever wonder…
HOW COME TURKISH MEDIA WERE IN POSITION READY TO FILM THE DOWNING OF RUSSIAN JET?
I did. As a former war correspondent, I can tell you – it is very difficult, nigh impossible – to be at the right place and the right time in a war zone, and have the camera ready and pointing in the right direction.
For example, Lindsey Hilsum, Channel 4 News International Editor, asked this morning in her Tweet:
“How come a Turkish TV crew was in the right place, filming in the right direction as Russian plane shot down? Lucky? Or tipped off?”
To which I replied:
“Good question. Reminded me of CNN crews being ready to film massacres in Sarajevo in 1992-1993 for which Serbs were blamed.”
Whereupon, her Tweet disappeared. And someone (she?) blocked my access to her Tweets (see above message). However, the London Telegraph and the London Guardian had both preserved Hilsum’s original tweet in its own report. So here it is…
Worse, Hilsum made no mention of her tweeted questions and suspicions about the Turkish media being tipped off in her published Channel 4 story.
Was she threatened? If so, by whom?
It doesn’t matter. After all, Hilsum is an international media editor, not just an ordinary reporter. So she should have known better than to change her story to fit NATO’s political scenario.
In any event, here we have proof positive about how the “lamestream” media manipulate the news they report. And why they should not be trusted.
What will Russia do?
Until now, Putin has been rather tolerant of western betrayals and duplicity. Unlike some of the western leaders who are prone to grandstanding bravados which only exacerbate tensions, Putin is not known for knee jerk reactions and idle threats.
The Feb 2014 coup d’etat in Ukraine was a case in point. The downing of the MH17 Malaysian airlines jet over Ukraine was another. The oil war of 2014 was also intended to hurt Russia economically (see OIL WAR 2014: PRELUDE TO SHOOTING WAR?, DEC 7, 2014). All the while, Putin refused to be drawn into retaliatory military action.
But now, the latest attack on Russia caused deadly casualties. And it happened right after Putin and Obama had agreed on coordinating their military actions against ISIS (on Nov 15). Might this be the straw that broke the camel’s back?
Putin’s today’s warning to Turkey, and therefore to NATO – that there will be “significant consequences” – is that much more significant. And rather ominous.
Frankly, with or without NATO’s and Obama’s backing, I would not want to be in Erdogan’s shoes right now. Because it will be the Turks, not the Americans, French or Germans, who will be doing the dying if Russia retaliates.
Unless, of course, the erstwhile “peacenik” Obama is hell bent for leather to start World War III. In which case all bets are off.
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WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED…
A Turkish F-16 fighter jet, flying near Turkey’s border with Syria, shot down a Russian Su-24 military jet. It is not clear whether the Russian plane had entered Turkish territory. Turkey said that it did. The Russians deny it, and are accusing Turkey’s jet of crossing into Syria in order to shoot down the Russian SU-24 fighter jet.
Both sides have presented maps to back up their claims. The SU-24 ultimately fell to the ground well inside the Syrian border. Which gives more credence to the Russian version of the story.
As the SU-24 jet was spiraling down, the two pilots ejected from the plane. The Russian Defense Ministry has said that one pilot and a Russian marine who had been on the rescue helicopter were killed on the ground.
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UPDATE NOV 25, 2015
RUSSIA: “SPEAK SOFTLY BUT CARRY A BIG STICK”, LIKE S400 MISSILES
“Dead” Man Talking and Telling the Truth about Turkish Backstabbing
It is always fascinating how predictable the western media whores and their government sponsors are.
What does a person do who starts losing a debate?
He tried to change the subject.
Well, that’s exactly what’s happening in the American media on this Thanksgiving Eve morning. Only yesterday, all major lamestream media were trumpeting Turkey’s and NATO’s claim that Russian jet was shot down before it entered the Turkish air space.
Today, nearly nada. I had to dig through Golden State Warriors, George Osborne, Black Friday, Thanksgiving, François Hollande, Pope Francis, Chicago Police Department, Costco and Refugees stories to get to the update on the Russia-Turkey situation.
Because things evidently did not quite as planned for the New World Order stooges who provoked this deadly incident. Thanks to the heroics of the Syrian special forces, one of the two Russian pilots was rescued right under the noses of their terrorist enemies. And now he is talking to the media, telling everyone the truth of what happened.
The rescued pilot, Capt. Konstantin Murakthin, told Rossiya-1 television that the warplane’s two-man crew had no warning of the Turkish attack and denied they had strayed into Turkish airspace “even for one second.”
“The entire mission was in my full personal control until the explosion,” Murakhtin said from Russia’s Hemeimeem air base near Latakia where he was recuperating after the stealth, 12-hour rescue operation that plucked him from rebel-held territory (see http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-34925229).
The navigator vowed to rejoin the air campaign against the anti-Assad forces that Moscow has labeled terrorists.
“I have a debt to pay off on the part of my commander,” Murakhtin said of the SU-24 pilot, Lt. Col. Oleg Peshkov, who was shot dead by rebels as he parachuted from the stricken warplane early Tuesday.
Syrian special forces had staged a dramatic overnight rescue of one of the two Russian pilots who ejected from the SU-24 after it was struck by an air-to-air missile. Both Russian airman had been reported dead by Syrian rebel forces controlling the border area where the plane was shot down.
Which was obviously a false claim, as we now see. The “dead” man is now speaking and helping expose the Turkey-NATO failed ploy to the world.
He is not alone. Just as the Truth in Media reported yesterday, today, the Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told journalists in Moscow on Wednesday that the Turkish action in shooting down the jet had all the hallmarks of “a planned provocation.”
As a result, Russia has now ordered the deployment of sophisticated S400 ground-to-air missiles in Syria. The missiles have a range of 250 kilometers (155 miles), according to the missilethreat.com website. The Turkish border is less than 30 miles away.
The Kremlin also said it was moving the missile-carrying cruiser Moskva closer to the Syrian government-controlled Latakia area, where Tuesday’s deadly confrontation occurred, to provide better protection of Russian aircraft.
So Russia is speaking softly but carrying a big stick, to borrow the Teddy Roosevelt phrase.
The strengthening of Russian air defenses in the region further raises the stakes for the multinational coalition trying to contain the Islamic State extremists who have proclaimed a “caliphate” in the vast Syrian and Iraqi territory they control. If Russia were to shoot down a Turkish plane, or one from any other NATO member state, the Western military alliance would be obliged to respond to the attack.
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Speaking ahead of his meeting with King Abdullah II of Jordan in Sochi (Nov 24), the Russian leader said:
“This event is beyond the normal framework of fighting against terrorism. Of course our military is doing heroic work against terrorism… But the loss today is a stab in the back, carried out by the accomplices of terrorists. I can’t describe it in any other way.
Our aircraft was downed over the territory of Syria, using air-to-air missile from a Turkish F-16. It fell on the Syrian territory 4km from Turkey.
Neither our pilots nor our jet threatened the territory of Turkey. This is obvious. They are fighting terrorists in the northern areas around Latakia, where militants are located, mainly people who originated in Russia, and they were pursuing their direct duty, to make sure these people do not return to Russia. These are people who are clearly international terrorists.
Taking into account that we signed an agreement on deconflicting with the US, and as we know Turkey was among the ones that has joined the US coalition.
Since ISIS has such huge resources of hundreds of millions and billions of dollars coming from illicit oil sales, and they are protected by the armed forces of other states, then it’s clear why they are so brazen, why they are killing people, why they are carrying out terrorist attacks throughout the world including in the heart of Europe.
We will analyse everything, and today’s tragic event will have significant consequences, including for Russia-Turkish relations. We have always treated Turkey as a friendly state. I don’t know who was interested in what happened today, certainly not us. And instead of immediately getting in contact with us, as far as we know, the Turkish side immediately turned to their partners from Nato to discuss this incident, as if we shot down their plane and not they ours.
There has been abundance of images today surrounding the downed Russian jet, which has generated suspicions among some.”
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