Puppet Masters


Su-24 shoot down fall out: Azerbaijan recalls Consul General from Turkey

Translated by Kristina Rus
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Baku, capital of Azerbaijan
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has signed a decree to recall the Consul General of Azerbaijan in Istanbul and at the same time the permanent representative of Azerbaijan in the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization, Hasan Zeynalov, reports the official website of the President.

Another decree of the President recalled from office the permanent representative of Azerbaijan to the UN office at Geneva and other international organizations, Murad Najafbeyli.


Fanning the flames: Moscow warns against US plans to continue training Ukrainian troopers

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The United States has launched a new phase of training of Ukrainian servicemen, a fact, which may have negative consequences for the future of the Donbas truce, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova said on Thursday.

She recalled that 300 US instructors from the 173rd US airborne brigade had trained three battalions - 780 people - for Ukraine's National Guard in a period from April to November. "It is noteworthy that the training completed at a time when the situation on the line of contact in Donbas started getting worse and the newly trained people were apparently sent there," Zakharova said.

Comment: Looks like Ukraine is preparing for another push into Donbass with rumors that more tanks have been moved toward the region.


Paying the piper: Putin makes West accountable for Ukraine's debt-dodging

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Нaving putschists eat their economic words

A well-known Russian economist and flamboyant media personality critical of the government's liberal economic policies, supports Moscow's offer to forgive Kiev's $3 billion debt by the end of the year.

At the G20 summit in Turkey, Vladimir Putin said that
"Since our Western partners believe Ukraine's solvency will improve, and we have no reason to doubt this, our partners shouldn't hesitate to guarantee the loan."
He noted that the Russian Federation had asked for such guarantees either from the US or the EU - or even from one of the international financial institutions.
"We hope that this issue will be resolved by the beginning of December this year in view of the specific timetable of the International Monetary Fund," said Putin.
Some commentators are already implying sarcastically that Putin's proposal not to demand full repayment of Ukraine's debt this year as the charity of impotence. They say, "we don't have the ability to force the money from Kiev."

Comment: Another move by the chessmaster.

Red Flag

Putin: Turkey deliberately leading relations with Russia 'into a gridlock'

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Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused Turkey of intentionally bringing relations with Russia into a 'gridlock' following the incident with the downed Russian bomber in Syria.

The Turkish government has made no steps towards clearing up the situation with Russia after the Tuesday incident at the Syrian-Turkish border. The country has neither offered any compensation nor expressed any apologies over the death of the Russian pilot, thus apparently deliberately dampening relations with Moscow, Putin stressed in his speech at the presentation of foreign ambassadors' letters of credence in the Kremlin on Thursday.


Putin meeting with Hollande: Terror attacks force Russia, France to unite efforts

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French President Francois Hollande held a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday in Moscow and discussed counter-terrorism efforts, focusing on coordinating international activities against ISIL.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that terror attacks have forced Moscow and Paris to unite efforts.

"We grieve with you over the losses that France suffered, these are major losses. According to the latest data, as far as I know, 130 people are confirmed dead and over are 350 injured. You know that Russia has suffered serious losses as a result of the heinous terrorist act against a civilian aircraft [in the Sinai Peninsula]. All this forces us to join efforts against a common evil," Putin said.

Russia and France became targets of terror attacks conducted by ISIL militants, who claimed responsibility for both the explosion aboard a Russian A321 passenger airliner on October 31 and the November 13 deadly terror attacks in Paris.

France calls for a broad and strong coalition in the fight against terrorism, Hollande said during a meeting with the Russian leader.

Comment: It seems the Paris attacks had the opposite effect of the goals of the PTB. They seem to have calculated that France would call upon NATO. Interesting that that didn't happen.

Trouble brewing for Washington? Paris attacks could push the EU closer to Russia


Ordinary Turks apologize to Russia for Su-24 shoot down in Syria

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As expected, the F-16 attack on a Russian Su-24 bomber over Syria has become a hot topic for discussion on Turkish social media. Taking a peak at both the Turkish and English-language corners of the Twitterverse, Sputnik discovered that not only are many Turks upset over the incident, some are downright outraged over their government's actions.

With the Turkish Air Force attack on the Russian plane in Syria instantly provoking a swelling response of debate and condolences from both Russian and foreign social media users, Turkish social media users naturally joined in. But in a surprising twist, many offered apologies to their northern neighbor, emphasizing that it is the Recep Erdogan government, not the Turkish people, who should be blamed for the attack.

Some users appealed directly to their Russian friends, using the Russian-language hashtag #StabInTheBack.


Christ-like Putin - How he taught me a lesson

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Russia is the last major world power defending Christianity.
When Turkey ambushed and shot down the Russian SU-24 on Tuesday, the world held its breath.

Would this "stab in the back by the accomplices of terrorists", as Putin stated it, trigger World War III?

Despite Turkey's insane act of war, Putin has no plans for starting a war against Turkey and its NATO accomplices.

No doubt Putin's decision not to retaliate with military force springs from political strategy.

Yet nevertheless, it can also be seen as a self-sacrificial act.

Putin and Russia have received a major blow and chosen to turn the other cheek. Not because Russia is weak, fearful or incapable of responding with deadly force. But Putin has chosen to defeat the greater evil of terrorism instead of taking revenge.

Putin now invites his foes to cooperate to defeat the menace of terrorism. This is similar to Christ enduring the pain and shame of the cross to save the world. Russia seems to follow the same path.

Putin's political decision is an expression of moral superiority and meekness that springs from being poor in spirit, the first step of following Christ and an ultimately spiritual Christian virtue. The society of which he is leader possesses the Christian foundation from which such stature springs.

Putin has not only taught me what it means to be Christ-like - his Christ-like response saved the entire world from war on Tuesday.

Thank God for Mr. Putin.


Russia destroys Turkish truck convoy headed for Syrian militants -- Erdogan silent

Last night (November 25) the first photos and video came up of the destroyed Turkish convoy that arrived in the militant-controlled city of Azaz.


Turkish trucks destroyed by Russia

Star of David

The man behind the curtain: Israeli colonel captured among ISIL terrorist forces in Iraq


This was definitely not supposed to happen. It seems that an Israeli military man with the rank of colonel was "caught with IS pants down." By that I mean he was captured amid a gaggle of so-called IS - or Islamic State or ISIS or DAESH depending on your preference - terrorists, by soldiers of the Iraqi army. Under interrogation by the Iraqi intelligence he apparently said a lot regarding the role of Netanyahu's IDF in supporting IS.

In late October an Iranian news agency, quoting a senior Iraqi intelligence officer, reported the capture of an Israeli army colonel, named Yusi Oulen Shahak, reportedly related to the ISIS Golani Battalion operating in Iraq in the Salahuddin front. In a statement to Iran's semi-official Fars News Agency a Commander of the Iraqi Army stated, "The security and popular forces have held captive an Israeli colonel." He added that the IDF colonel "had participated in the Takfiri ISIL group's terrorist operations." He said the colonel was arrested together with a number of ISIL or IS terrorists, giving the details: "The Israeli colonel's name is Yusi Oulen Shahak and is ranked colonel in Golani Brigade... with the security and military code of Re34356578765az231434."

Comment: Israel and Western powers have been creating, funding, directing, and fighting among terrorists for a long time. Its nothing new, but is a fact that rarely seems to make it into the Western media and to the awareness of most people. Or if it does, the implications are never explored. No surprise there. Perhaps that will now begin to change since these types of 'smoking guns' have never been better documented and more apparent.

Remember these British SAS guys - who were caught dressed as Arabs red-handedly inflicting violent chaos among the Iraqi population several years ago?



Russia destroys militants that hunted ejected Su-24 pilot

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After rescuing the second pilot of the downed Su-24 in Syria, the Russian Aerospace Forces and the Syrian artillery targeted the area destroying terrorist groups there.

The terrorists hunting down the air navigator from the downed Su-24 in Syria were equipped with sophisticated direction finder equipment, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said Thursday.

The rescue operation took 12 hours.

"As soon as our pilot was safe, this area was targeted by massive Russian airstrikes an artillery bombardment by Syrian government forces for a prolonged period of time. Terrorists and other 'mysterious' groups operating in this area have been eliminated."

Comment: Well done Russia and Syria!