AUSTRIA STARTING TO DEFEND HERSELF FROM MIGRANT INVASION

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Austria deploys armored vehicle and troops on its border with Italy, takes steps to protect its cultural legacy

The Italian Foreign Ministry summoned the Austrian ambassador July 4 over Vienna’s decision to re-introduce border controls. The move comes as Austria announced it was ready to deploy troops and armored vehicles to the Italian border over the growing migrant inflow.

“We need to prepare for the migration development in Italy, and I expect very promptly that border controls will have to be activated and assistance requested,” Hans Peter Doskozil told the online edition of the Krone daily.

By assistance the official means deploying 750 soldiers and four armored vehicles to the border, and the minister described the measure as “indispensable if the influx doesn’t diminish.” The forces can be fully operational within 72 hours, according to Doskozil. (for more, see… https://on.rt.com/8gym)

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Editorial Comment

EUROPEAN BORDERS ARE A JOKE

European Union is supposed to be a borderless “country” using a single currency – the Euro. In theory. In practice, it is anything but. It’s a boiling cauldron of nationalities and cultures trying to be noticed and respected. Some are trying to protect themselves from being absorbed in the EU melting pot.

Like Austria, for example. once the seat of an empire, now just a tiny landlocked country of 8.6 million people.

During our recent month in Europe, Elizabeth and I have crossed the borders of 9 countries, some multiple times. And what we have experienced is a total inconsistency in both the border controls and the use of currency.

Britain, for example, which has voted to leave the EU, never actually changed its currency. The pound still king, or queen, if you prefer, that once also great empire.

In Spain, Austria and Slovakia we used the Euro. But once we crossed into Hungary, we had to change our money to forints. And again the next day when we crossed from Hungary into Croatia, where they use the kuna.

Yet all these countries are members of the EU. But not all of the “Eurozone.” Such fine distinctions were lost on us, American tourists. We thought the EU is the EU. Like the US. It is actually anything but.

We also had to go through border controls – passports, customs, just like in the old days, when we crossed from Hungary into Croatia, and when we crossed from Croatia into Slovenia.

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The latter was particularly annoying. The Slovenians kept a long line of cars waiting for an hour and a half at the border just to take a perfunctory look at our passports, give us an unfriendly snarl, before waiving us through.

“I think I am going to have to write an editorial about this,” I told Elizabeth as we continued our drive. “To help other Americans who might make the same assumption as we did – that Europe is united.”

AUSTRIA DEFENDING HERSELF FROM ISLAMIC INVASION

We also witnessed other cracks in the EU “multicultural” armor during our stay in Austria. This predominantly Christian country, which suffered repeated military assaults by the marauding Ottoman Empire in the 17th century is now succumbing to a Muslim invasion.

Thanks to its EU membership and the lose immigration rules, Austria’s Roman Catholic share of the population has dropped from 89% in 1961, to 74% in 2001 to 58.8% as of 2016. The Muslim share, on the other hand, went from zero before the EU, to 4% in 2001 to 7% in 2016. And since the latter birth rates are much higher, such demographic invasion is threatening to achieve what the Ottoman Turks never accomplished.

So Austria is starting to defend herself, first legislatively, and now we see also at its borders with a fellow EU country – Italy.

While we were there, the Austrian Foreign Minister said the country would end Islamic kindergartens to boost integration. ‘We don’t need them’, Sebastian Kuz was quoted as saying (see https://on.rt.com/8fny). According to the foreign minister, proficiency in German must become a gateway to Austrian society.

In late May, Austria also passed law forbidding full-face Islamic veils in public. Starting in October, a €150 fine ($166) will be levied on women wearing burkas and niqabs.

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The legislative package that was passed on Tuesday night also requires asylum seekers to take a one-year integration course, during which they must learn Austrian ethics and the German language, German newspaper Bild reported. (see https://on.rt.com/8bxf).

Norway, one of the most tolerant countries in Europe, has also proposed similar legislation this year.  So is Switzerland, though the latter is not an EU member.

Bottom line?

Not only are the European borders a joke. The entire notion of European “unity” is a joke. This idea is actually a top-down imposed “Eurotopia,” as I put it in another editorial published 22 years ago (see below – http://www.truthinmedia.org/Columns/Drang.html).


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“PERPETUAL WAR FOR PERPETUAL COMMERCE” (April 1995)

And so the wars will continue. And so will NATO’s “Drang Nach Osten” (Eastward Push) against Russia, following in Hitler’s footsteps. And the “perpetual war for perpetual commerce” – New World Order’s slogan – to the tune of Beethoven’s 9th.

And the “Eurotopia” called the EU, will fester on, feeding like a leech on the wallets of European people – the New World Order sheeple. Just like the NWO leeches are doing in the U.S., Australia, Canada and elsewhere around the “developed” world. (see SELLNG FEAR TO BUY SUBSERVIENCE, MAY 12, 2015 – http://wp.me/p3QU1S-VB)/

Era of Peace?

What a joke! Sounds more like “Eurotopia.” Which was a subtitle of my 22-year old article about the New World Order’s conquest and enslavement of European nations, enroute to trying the same in Russia. As you will see, many of those opinions have now come true. Unfortunately – for the once “free Europe.”

“Partnership for Peace” – Modern-day Version of “Drang Nach Osten” Strategy – April 19, 1995

TAMING THE “RUSSIAN BEAR”

Would 75 States Make the “Old Continent” Safer?

http://www.truthinmedia.org/Columns/Drang.html

 

 

“EUROTOPIA” AGAIN ON DISPLAY IN FRANCE

MACRON THE NWO POLTRON SNUBS THE FRENCH NATIONAL ANTHEM

On this day in 1945, most of Europe celebrated the end of World War II. After a war that cost 60 million lives worldwide, most people on the Old Continent were filled with hope for a new Era of Peace.

Instead, what followed was 248 smaller wars and regional conflicts around the world that took another 30 million lives. The U.S. government started over 200 of those (see https://goo.gl/yo3hv4).

On this day in 2017, the forces of the New World Order, which have caused nearly all of those conflicts to feed their death merchants’ war machines, are also celebrating. Not the WW II victory. “Been there, done that,” they figure. They hailed the victory of one of their own in France.

The French president-elect, Emmanuel Macron (39), a leftist endorsed by Obama and the U.S. liberal establishment, as well as by Germany’s Angela Merkel and the EU president Jean-Claude Juncker, even snubbed the French national anthem in favor of the EU’s (Beethoven’s 9th Symphony Ode of Joy).

(see – “I’ll defend Europe!” Macron snubs French national anthem & walks onto stage to EU song after win – http://shr.gs/wY8jz5).

And so, the new French president now joins the ranks of those who believe in nothing. Except, of course, in the Almighty Euro, or Dollar, or Yen, or Yuan… as I said in my WASHINGTON TIMES’ Dec 29, 1996 column THE NOTHING PHILOSOPHY.

This writer can understand why the new French president snubbed his own country’s national anthem. Because it was conceived in blood during the French Revolution (1789) against the exact replicas of himself in the 18th century.

So here it is, “La Marseillaise”, with the French and English subtitles:

Shame on you, Macron – you Wall Street globalist poltron!  In solidarity with the French minority, who have still retained their national identity and pride, this evening, this writer also played “La Marseillaise” on his Steinway for the first time ever. And tears rolled down his cheeks as he did it.

“Vive la France! Vice la France libre!”

“PERPETUAL WAR FOR PERPETUAL COMMERCE”

And so the wars will continue. And so will NATO’s “Drang Nach Osten” (Eastward Push) against Russia, following in Hitler’s footsteps. And the “perpetual war for perpetual commerce” – New World Order’s slogan – to the tune of Beethoven’s 9th.

And the “Eurotopia” called the EU, will fester on, feeding like a leech on the wallets of European people – the New World Order sheeple. Just like the NWO leeches are doing in the U.S., Australia, Canada and elsewhere around the “developed” world. (see SELLNG FEAR TO BUY SUBSERVIENCE, MAY 12, 2015 – http://wp.me/p3QU1S-VB)/

Era of Peace?

What a joke! Sounds more like “Eurotopia.” Which was a subtitle of my 22-year old article about the New World Order’s conquest and enslavement of European nations, enroute to trying the same in Russia. As you will see, many of those opinions have now come true. Unfortunately – for the once “free Europe.”

“Partnership for Peace” – Modern-day Version of “Drang Nach Osten” Strategy – April 19, 1995

TAMING THE “RUSSIAN BEAR”

Would 75 States Make the “Old Continent” Safer?

http://www.truthinmedia.org/Columns/Drang.html

 

 

U.S. TROOPS DEPLOYED IN 138 COUNTRIES

U.S. TROOPS DEPLOYED IN 138 COUNTRIES

Yet Trump calls for increase in military spending

There has never been an empire like this in history. Other empires occupied foreign countries to get at their resources. The United States empire does it, too. But its main goal is to keep the world in a perpetual state of war.

Which is fodder for the power- and profit-hungry American “death merchants” and their other corporate cohorts.

Just look at where the greatest number of American troops are based. Not in Afghanistan. Not in Iraq. Not in Yemen. Not in Syria.

Japan hosts the most U.S. troops with 39,000 in total, while Germany comes second with 34,800. South Korea has the third-highest number of U.S. service members overseas with 23,468.

It’s like World War II or Korean War never ended. And we – American taxpayers – are paying for this military extravaganza. Whether we like it or not. Nobody asked us. They just took.

And what is our new president doing about it? In late February, Donald Trump sought to increase the US military budget by $54 billion while cutting back non-military programs by the same amount.

O tempora, o mores… (Cicero, “oh, the times we live in”)

“PERPETUAL WAR FOR PERPETUAL COMMERCE” – that’s the true New World Order motto, as this writer discerned 25 years ago, not “world peace through world trade,” as they officially espouse.

DALLAS BLOWBACK: GOVERNMENT-TRAINED KILLER TURNS ON POLICE

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DALLAS BLOWBACK: GOVERNMENT-TRAINED KILLER TURNS ON POLICE

“When you play with fire, you get burned by fire.”

“All who draw the sword will die by the sword.”

On Thursday night in Dallas, Micah Johnson, a black Army veteran, did what the government trained him to do: KILL. He used his military skills to take out enemy combatants as he perceived them – five white DPD officers – before being killed himself by a robot bomb deployed by the Dallas police.

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“Violence begets violence.”

Fifteen years ago, the morning of 9/11, this is what I wrote in part:

“To stop anti-American terrorism, Washington must stop its own state terrorism.  Both brands of terrorism are despicable and inexcusable…. May God have mercy upon the souls of all innocent people who died today as “collateral damage” of the Clinton/Bush arrogant foreign policy.  The Washington-led New World Order has now come home to roost.  For, “all who draw the sword will die by the sword.”  (“Collateral Damage Hits Home” Truth in Media editorial published on 9/11/01)

But these warnings fell on deaf ears of the people who have usurped the U.S. government and are using our military might to wage war against the world (see the 5-part series of AMERICA IS AT WAR WITH THE WORLD – Sep-Nov 2015). In Part 3, I also commented about the domestic war the ruling “elite” are waging against the American people (see WAR ON THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, Nov 3, 2015).

What happened in Dallas on Thursday night is another chapter of that war. A blowback. A government-trained killed turned on the government and started killing the Dallas police. Who, in turn, used a “weapon of mass destruction” (robot bomb) to kill him, a U.S. Army veteran. It was the first time in the history of U.S. policing that a bomb robot was used to kill an American citizen.

And that should give all of us a pause before we start to judge both sides in the Dallas tragedy. Here’s an excerpt from a story in Motherboard (Using a Bomb Robot to Kill a Suspect Is an Unprecedented Shift in Policing):

Peter W. Singer, an expert in military technology and robot warfare at the New America Foundation, tweeted that this is the first known incident of a domestic police force using a robot to kill a suspect. Singer tweeted that in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, soldiers have strapped claymore mines to the $8,000 MARCbot using duct tape to turn them into jury-rigged killing devices. Singer says all indications are that the Dallas Police Department did something similar in this case—it improvised toturn a surveillance robot into a killing machine.

Improvised device or not, the concerns here mirror a debate that’s been going on for a few years now: Should law enforcement have access to armed drones, or, for that matter, weaponized robots? In 2013 Kentucky Senator Rand Paul staged a 13-hour filibuster that was focused entirely on concerns about the use of armed drones on US soil. Last year, North Dakota became the first state to legalize nonlethal, weaponized drones for its police officers.

“When domestic law enforcement officers can use force from a distance, it may become too easy for them to do so, and the inevitable result will be that these weapons are over-used,” Jay Stanley, a senior policy analyst for the American Civil Liberties Union wrote in a blog post while North Dakota was considering that bill. “When officers are not physically present, their perception of a situation and their judgment about when to apply force is more likely to be flawed, non-targets are more likely to be injured, and excessive amounts of force are more likely to be applied.”

Stanley also noted that drones and other remote weapons would “increase the militarization of the police.”

The ability for police to remotely kill suspects raises due process concerns. If a shooter is holed up and alone, can they be qualified as an imminent threat to life? Are there clear protocols about when a robot can be used to engage a suspect versus when a human needs to engage him or her? When can the use of lethal force be administered remotely?”

Good questions. The kind of questions our government officials should have been asking. Instead, our pathetic president and the pretender to the throne (Hillary) are again harping for gun control. Never mind that statistics prove that there is absolutely no relationship between gun ownership and the number of murders in the U.S. (see the chart).

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Their goal is evidently to disarm the nation so they could shoot us like ducks at will.  Or blow us up with a “weapon of mass destruction” as the Dallas police did on Thursday night.

MESSAGES WRITTEN IN BLOOD

Micah Johnson, a black Army veteran, who was apparently wounded in a shootout with police, wrote the letters “RB” and other markings in his own blood. The investigators are trying to decipher their meaning by looking through evidence from Johnson’s suburban Dallas home. This undated photo posted on Facebook on April 30, 2016, shows Micah Johnson, who was a suspect in the sniper slayings of five law enforcement officers in Dallas Thursday night, July 7, 2016, during a protest over two recent fatal police shootings of black men. An Army veteran, Johnson tried to take refuge in a parking garage and exchanged gunfire with police, who later killed him with a robot-delivered bomb, Dallas Police Chief David Brown said. (Facebook via AP)

Whatever they find, or think they have found, will be of little consequence. The credibility of the U.S. police is at an all-time low. The only way to start to regain it is to renounce violence, and abandon the use of the “weapons of mass destruction,” like that robot bomb.

And a global scale, the only to win the “war on terror” is for the U.S. government to stop acting as the world’s biggest terrorist, and bring our troops back home. Which is the same message I broadcast to the world the morning of 9/11.

Fifteen years later, we have ample additional evidence of the futility of violence. As I said to Elizabeth on Thursday night, paraphrasing Mahatma Gandhi, “if we keep up the eye-for-an-eye policy, the whole world will go blind.”

POLICE KILLINGS SOAR IN RECENT YEARS AS OFFICER FATALITIES DECLINE

Meanwhile, if you ignore the partisan rhetoric and let the facts speak for themselves, the first two charts tell the real story about what’s going on in our country.

Considering the widespread militarization of the police, no wonder the police killings are going through the roof as the police fatalities are declining.

That’s something this writer earned about in Dec 2014 – see OBAMA REFUSES TO REVERSE MILITARIZATION OF POLICE IN AMERICA, DEC 2, 2014 – https://truthinmediablog.wordpress.com/2014/12/02/on-police-militarization-in-america/

What happened in Dallas on Thursday night was an escalation of an already alarming trend – a pushback against the police killings across the country.

As I said to Elizabeth on Thursday night, paraphrasing Mahatma Gandhi, “if we keep up the eye-for-an-eye policy, the whole world will go blind.”

Meanwhile, police killings soar in recent years, as officer fatalities decline

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Also see OBAMA REFUSES TO REVERSE MILITARIZATION OF POLICE IN AMERICA, DEC 2, 2014.

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Also see, Plutocrats of the New World Order (Mar 1997); Bilking Main Street to finance Wall St.’s greed (May 1997), DANCING ‘ROUND THE GOLDEN CALF (Dumbing Down of America, Aug 1997), WIPING OUT THE MIDDLE CLASS(May 1998), Toward a Nation of Morons  (Washington Times, Jan 2006, click here for the TiM version), Dumbing Down of America (Mar 2013), etc.

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UPDATE JULY 18, 2016

BATON ROUGE BLOWBACK II: GOVERNMENT-TRAINED KILLER TURNS ON POLICE

Or Did He? Some Facts in Official Stories Don’t Add Up

“On Sunday morning in Baton Rouge, Gavin Long, a black U.S. Marine veteran, did what the government trained him to do: KILL. He used his military skills to take out enemy combatants as he perceived them – five white police officers – before being killed himself by Baton Rouge police – on his 29th birthday.”

The preceding was the lead to the Truth in Media editorial “DALLAS BLOWBACK: GOVERNMENT-TRAINED KILLER TURNS ON POLICE” (http://wp.me/p3QU1S-1vb). I only changed the names, places and the dates. What happened in Baton Rouge on Sunday morning was a virtual replay of an assault on Dallas police on Thursday a week earlier. Blowback II.

That’s at least what one would have to conclude reading our government and lamestream media dispatches. They are all painting the alleged killer, Gavin Long, as an anti-police vigilante. And it all sounds quite plausible. The man had virtually incriminated himself by posting incendiaries messages and videos on the internet.

SHOOTING HAD STARTED BEFORE THE POLICE ARRIVED

Except for one thing: The shooting had already started BEFORE the police arrived, according to eyewitnesses quoted by London’s Daily Mirror.

“This was not a come at police shooting,” the witness said. “There were men out here shooting at each other before police ever got here.” (see Daily Mirror UK – https://is.gd/nwcqwW).

Check out also this quote from a New Orleans newspaper:

“A gun battle between citizens in Baton Rouge was underway Sunday morning (July 17) before police officers arrived on the scene near Airline and Old Hammond highways, a witness told WAFB-TV. Brady Vancel, who was working in the area, told the television station that he heard multiple gunshots before police arrived on the scene.

After hearing the shots, Vancel said he saw one citizen lying on the ground and a second one carrying an assault rifle before he sought refuge in a home nearby. He then hear more gunshot, apparently after police arrived on the scene.” (seeThe Times-Picayune – https://is.gd/MX92u9).

So the police were RESPONDING to a “shots fired” call. They were not necessarily the target, as in Dallas.

No mention of that important fact in any of the major media reports. Why not? Because the government-media spin doctors have decided to act as a judge and a jury and condemn the only dead alleged assailant as a culprit?

The truth is sometimes murky. Especially when deliberately obfuscated by those in government who are driving the case for gun control. So keep your eyes and ears and minds open. And don’t believe everything you see in print until your heart tells you so.

MILITARIZATION OF POLICE

But seeing is believing, some say. And what you see in the picture below is yet another proof of tremendous militarization of police in this country.

Look at the heavily armed police carrying assault rifles and shotguns. Like the mafia. Only in uniform. Except this is not a movie. This is a scene from a Baton Rouge street on Sunday July 17, 2016.

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Also see…

 

OBAMA HAD BETTER BRING ERDOGAN TO HEEL BEFORE HE STARTS WW III

OH WAIT… OBAMA IS USING HIM TO DO THE U.S. BIDDING?

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Turkish Troops and Tanks Cross Iraqi Border Prompting Sharp Rebuke From Iraqi Prime Minister, Yet They Shot Down Russian Jet for an Alleged 15 Second Intrusion into Turkey

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CVNILEsWUAAR3MrHas Erdogan (Turkey’s  president) lost his mind? Or is he being used as Washington’s “mad dog” to provoke Russia into a military confrontation?

Either way, it’s not working.  Russian president Putin is not taking the bait.

Instead of engaging in the military “saber rattling,” as he called Turkish/NATO bravado during his Dec 3 state of the union speech in Moscow, Russia is applying economic sanctions on Turkey that are far more painful for those driven by Greed. Like the westernized societies, including Turkey. Because they are hurting Erdogan’s and his backers pocketbooks (see PUTIN: TURKEY WILL REGRET SHOOTING DOWN SU-24 JET, Dec 3).

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PREMEDITATED MURDER?

Meanwhile, the truth about the Turkey’s Nov 24 shootdown of the Russian SU-24 jet is beginning to trickle out, as Truth invariable does, sooner or later. Right from the start, we suspected that the whole incident was a well planned provocation.

Why?

Well, past experiences in such matters as a war correspondent in the Balkans during the 1990s, for one. Also, because the Turkish TV crews were “miraculously” in place at the right time to film the shootdown.

SU 24 2015-11-24 at 11.42.43 AM“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,” the Truth in Media editor wrote on Nov 24 (“AMERICA IS AT WAR WITH THE WORLD, PART VI: HOW TO START WW III?,” NOV 24, 2015).

Well, now more facts are emerging that seem to support the notion that the shootdown was a premeditated murder and a deliberate provocation to Russia.

Screen Shot 2015-12-05 at 4.26.40 PMWikiLeaks revealed today in a tweet that a Turkish ‘deep throat’ revealed six weeks ago Erdogan’s plan for a Russian jet shootdown? https://archive.is/mZTQ3#selection-367.0-385.0 … #Syria #ISIS and https://twitter.com/UyusukKursun/status/673216243290218496).

Why?

“Erdogan is attempting to mobilise his voters by a threat of war. Turks are patriotic chaps, they were brought up on worshiping their WWI hero General Kemal Ataturk. For them (like for many nations), a threat of war is a clarion call for unity and support of government. For this reason he plans to pull Turkey to the brink of war with Russia. “

A page right out of the “Wag the Dog” film scenario, it seems.

The so-called Turkish “Deep Throat”, Fuat Avni, an anonymous knowledgeable insider who sends his twits under https://twitter.com/fuatavni_f has a strong record of disclosing noxious plans of the government.

Now (Oct 12, 2015) he claimed Erdogan has given orders to shoot down Russian planes operating in Syria while claiming they have intruded into Turkish airspace (see https://archive.is/mZTQ3#selection-507.0-507.330).

Which is exactly what happened on Nov 24, six weeks later!

It gets worse…

Iraq Orders Turkey to ‘Immediately’ Withdraw Troops Sent across Border

Today, Dec 5, Turkish media reported that about 150 Turkish soldiers backed by 20 to 25 tanks had been sent by road to the Bashiqa area north-east of Mosul, the city that is Islamic State’s main hub in Iraq.

A border violation? No kidding.

About 150 troops and two dozen tanks and artillery pushing their way 150 km (over 90 miles) into a sovereign country. That’s quite a bit more blatant a “border violation” than was even the 15 second alleged intrusion by the Russian jet on Nov 24, which Russia has denied it ever took place.

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Iraq has told Turkey to “immediately” withdraw forces, including tanks and artillery, it has deployed in the country’s north without Baghdad’s consent, the office of the prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, said on Saturday.

“The Iraqi authorities call on Turkey to … immediately withdraw from Iraqi territory,” the statement said.

Screen Shot 2015-12-05 at 6.05.00 PM“We have confirmation that Turkish forces, numbering about one armoured regiment with a number of tanks and artillery, entered Iraqi territory … allegedly to train Iraqi groups, without a request or authorisation from Iraqi federal authorities,” it said.

The deployment “is considered a serious violation of Iraqi sovereignty”, it added.

Again, no kidding! Sending troops and armor 90 miles deep into Iraq?

ALTZAR: So if Iraq, for example, were to take a cue from Turkey about its shootdown of the Russian over an alleged 15 second border violation, they should ask Obama to wipe out the entire Turkish column.

Fat chance, of course. Because my money is that Erdogan IS actually Obama’s mad dog on a not so short a leash,

GUARDIAN: Iraq orders Turkey to ‘immediately’ withdraw troops sent across border…  http://gu.com/p/4ezfe/stw

BOTTOM LINE: NEW RUSSIAN NAVAL BASE ON THE MEDITERRANEAN, COUNTERPOINT TO U.S. BASE IN KOSOVO

As for the bottom-line, the Russians are likely to end with a fully developed naval, air and ground base in Latakia on the Mediterranean shore, its answer to the vast US base in Kosovo and a solution to the limitations of the Bosporus. It will be a new Sevastopol, the greatest Russian enterprise for a century. Putingrad, anyone?

Bottom Line? Russian May End Up with New Naval Base in the Mediterranean, Countering the Huge U.S. Base in Kosovo

 

Unsurprisingly, Obama and NATO backed Turkey. 

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Excerpt from “AMERICA IS AT WAR WITH THE WORLD, PART VI: HOW TO START WW III?,” Nov 24, 2015

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.”

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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…

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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.

Obama Putin in TurkeyBut 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…

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NATO Secretary General during his press conference
NATO Secretary General during his press conference Nov 24, 2015

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

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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.

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Demonstrators in front of the Turkish embassy in Moscow (Nov 25, 2015)

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 WarriorsGeorge OsborneBlack FridayThanksgivingFrançois HollandePope FrancisChicago Police DepartmentCostco and Refugees stories to get to the update on the Russia-Turkey situation.

Why?

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).

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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.

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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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NEW “FREEDOM DAY IN US of A”: A SMALL VICTORY BUT STILL A VICTORY

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY… NOV 28, 2015

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NO MORE SPYING BY NSA IS NOW LAW

Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves (Abraham Lincoln, Feb 1, 1865)

Our “lamestream” media greeted the new Freedom Day with deafening silence. Here are the top headline news today… RussiaBlack FridayPope FrancisPlanned ParenthoodTyson FuryDavid CameronDonald TrumpPhiladelphia 76ersJordan SpiethBoko Hara

NSA? Nada. Freedom Act/ Nada. Edward Snowden? Nada.

Even other nations have cheered Snowden on. Because…

Mankind has always been thirsting for freedom but rarely got drunk on it.

Here’s, for example, a poster from one of the pro-Snowden rallies in Germany.

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Can some of my German-speaking friends help me finish the sentence?

Unterstützung? (Support) Dankbarheit? (Gratitude) Liebe? (Love)….

shutterstock-160092761And yet, whether you are aware of it or not, this is indeed the first day of newly won freedom in this country us-ostrich-head-in-sand– freedom from the NSA electronic surveillance.

It’s a small victory, but still a victory for Edward Snowden and 320 million Americans, whether our heads are buried in sand or gazing at stars.

What’s this about?

Well, this morning, the Justice Department issued a terse statement:

Final temporary reauthorization of the Section 215 bulk telephony metadata data program in the US expires.

And with that, it was all over. No more NSA spying on Americans. Isn’t that something worth cheering and celebrating?

What that means is that from this day forward – Saturday, Nov 28, 2015 – we can all breathe a collective sight of relief. Because the National Security Agency will no longer be able to directly hold information about the phone calls of millions of US citizens.

At least not legally. Which is something. From now on, they will have to use solely their stooges in other countries to do it. Still… it’s progress.

The USA Freedom Act, passed in late May, allowed the NSA a 180-day transition period to sort out arrangements. That period expired today.

It is modest change but it is at least a change, raising public awareness of the scale of government surveillance and opening the way for privacy campaigners to chip away in hopes of further reforms. And it is a victory for Edward Snowden who sacrificed his freedom so we could regain ours.

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Thank you, Mr Snowden! These flags flying today at front and back of the Rainbow Shower are for you…

For more, see…

The NSA’s bulk metadata collection authority just expired. What now? http://gu.com/p/4etgy/stw

FIRST FREEDOM DAY IN AMERICA

It is utterly poignant that the original Freedom Day in America was declared by President Abraham Lincoln 150 years ago.

national-fredomdayFebruary 1, 1865 – when Abraham Lincoln, who was the nation’s president at the time, signed a joint resolution that proposed the 13th amendment to the United States Constitution. The amendment was made to outlaw slavery and was ratified on December 18, 1865.

Since that time, through coercion, corruption and voter apathy, we had squandered this precious gift our forefathers had given us. And now, thanks to one man, Edward Snowden, who sacrificed his freedom so we could regain ours, there is a new dawn rising over America. Let us not permit it to fade away…

Edward Snowden

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Also see, Plutocrats of the New World Order (Mar 1997); Bilking Main Street to finance Wall St.’s greed (May 1997), DANCING ‘ROUND THE GOLDEN CALF (Dumbing Down of America, Aug 1997), WIPING OUT THE MIDDLE CLASS(May 1998), Toward a Nation of Morons  (Washington Times, Jan 2006, click here for the TiM version), Dumbing Down of America (Mar 2013), etc.

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 Also see…

 

AMERICA IS AT WAR WITH THE WORLD, PART VI: HOW TO START WW III?

TURKEY SHOOTS DOWN RUSSIAN JET

Putin warns Turkey of “significant consequences” 

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“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. 

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“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.

President Barack Obama hosts a meeting with President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan during the NATO summit held in Newport, Wales, September 5, 2014. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, attended the meeting (not pictured). DoD Photo by Glenn Fawcett (Released)
Erdogan and Obama at NATO summit held in Newport, Wales, Sept 5, 2014.
NATO Secretary General during his press conference
NATO Secretary General during his press conference Nov 24, 2015

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.”

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putin - russia in TurkeyOnly 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.”

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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…

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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.

Obama Putin in TurkeyBut 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…

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NATO Secretary General during his press conference
NATO Secretary General during his press conference Nov 24, 2015

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

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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.

la-fg-russia-turkey-20151125-001
Demonstrators in front of the Turkish embassy in Moscow (Nov 25, 2015)

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 WarriorsGeorge OsborneBlack FridayThanksgivingFrançois HollandePope FrancisChicago Police DepartmentCostco and Refugees stories to get to the update on the Russia-Turkey situation.

Why?

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).

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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.

Screen Shot 2015-11-25 at 8.42.10 AM.PNG

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.

 

 * * *

READ MORE…

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.”

NATO CREATION TIMETABLE: “Map of NATO chronological”

by Arz – based on Image: Map of NATO countries.png. Licensed…

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