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NATO's war provocation and its dangerous consequences

The NATO attack on a Russian military jet on Tuesday November 24, using the Turkish air force to do its dirty work, is a dangerous act of war against Russia with very dangerous consequences for the world. The murder of one of the pilots, shot by ISIS terrorists while parachuting to the ground, is a war crime for which Turkey and the NATO countries are collectively responsible. President Putin has rightly called it a stab in the back by Turkey, a betrayal that cannot be forgiven and will forever be remembered.

If anyone ever doubted that the joint criminal enterprise called NATO was supporting and directing the terrorist groups in Syria, the same groups, they claim, that conducted the attacks in Paris and on the Russian airliner over Sinai, they now have the proof.

Can there be any doubt that this attack on Russian forces in Syria is intended to disrupt the Russian-Syrian campaign against those NATO supported terrorist groups? Can there be any doubt that if they are willing to shoot down one Russian aircraft they are willing to shoot down more? Can there be any doubt that this attack is intended to push Russia to react with counter force against Turkey resulting in a claim by NATO that it is under attack, resulting in a general war?

Comment: The consequences for the world are going to be pretty darn bad, as long as events continue along their current trajectory. As the author noted, these NATO leaders know 'no morality, have no conscience'. They behave like psychopaths, and the fate of the West is still in their hands. Also see:


Turk-Stream pipeline postponed due to Turkey's aggression - Russia plans further restrictive measures

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Russia's Economic Development Minister stated that the Turkish Stream gas pipeline project falls under the restrictive measures against Turkey.

"This project is no different from any other, we are talking about our investment cooperation [with Turkey], it is one of the most perspective investment projects, and, just like any other project, it falls under the law on special economic measures," Ulyukayev said, commenting the fate of the Turkish Stream.

Construction on Turkish Stream was scheduled to begin in June, but was postponed pending a formal agreement. According the Russian Energy Ministry, Russia and Turkey were expected to sign the pipeline agreement no earlier than December 2015.

Comment: Also see: NATO Orders Stool-Pigeon Turkey to Shoot Down Russian Jet

Snakes in Suits

Not me: Turkey's Erdogan says Assad regime and supporting countries provide ISIS weapons and finance

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday dismissed "emotional" and "unfitting" suggestions that projects with Russia could be canceled following Turkey's downing of a Russian warplane near the Syrian border.

In an escalating war of words, he responded to Russian accusations that Turkey has been buying oil and gas from Islamic State in Syria by accusing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his backers, which include Moscow, of being the real source of the group's financial and military power.

The downing of the jet on Tuesday was one of the most serious publicly acknowledged clashes between a NATO member and Russia for half a century, and further complicated international efforts to battle Islamic State militants in Syria.

Comment: Erdogan certainly has a strange imagination: Terror state Turkey's blatant hypocrisy and treachery


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Fort Russ Public Security Brief: Turkish act of war against Russia

The Russian pilot executed by moderate terrorists while attempting to surrender.
Turkey has committed an act of War against the Russian Federation, in its downing of a Russian Su-24 fighter jet.

A Turkish fighter jet shot down the Russian plane. Turkmen militia, under Turkish command, have killed one pilot who attempted to surrender. The pilot, being one man surrounded by hostile forces, clearly unable and not wanting to fight, followed protocols and Geneva convention-proscribed procedures, and would have attempted to surrender. Instead, he was either killed in the field, while landing, or executed by the Turkmen militia once captured. At the time of writing this, the other pilot is still MIA.

Comment: And yet this admitted warcrime was brushed off as "self-defense" by State Department Deputy Spokesperson Mark Toner:

It is highly probable that these actions taken by Turkmen militia, as a proxy force under direct command from Ankara, carried out these actions with tacit state approval. Turkmen militias have played a supportive role in supporting ISIS border crossings and ISIS oil shipments into Turkey.


Russia has taken both diplomatic and military measures against Turkey - Medvedev

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Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Thursday that Moscow has already taken and will take diplomatic and military measures after the downing of a Russian Su-24 bomber by Turkey.

The Russian prime minister said that the downing of the Russian warplane over Syria was an "act of aggression" committed by Turkey.

"This was certainly an act of aggression against our country by Turkey, our neighbor and a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization."

"Military and diplomatic measures with regard to this crime have already been taken and more will be taken," Medvedev said during a government meeting on Thursday.

Comment: Also see:


Russia deploys advanced S-400 missile defense systems to Syria

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A RIA Novosti correspondent has reported that a Russian S-400 missile defense system has been deployed in Syria on Thursday.

The S-400 Triumf (NATO reporting name: SA-21 Growler) next generation surface-to-air missile system has been deployed to the Hmeymim airbase in Syria where the Russian Aerospace Forces group is stationed.

The Russian Defense Ministry announced the deployment of the S-400 systems on Wednesday, a day after Turkish fighter jets had shot down a Russian Su-24 bomber, which had been taking part in Russia's anti-terror campaign in Syria.

Comment: Lavrov slams Turkey for effectively allying with ISIS & playing major role in their illegal oil trade

Airplane Paper

Cameron: Seeks to increase UK airstrike plan against ISIL in Syria

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PM Cameron seeks to increase scope of airstrikes against ISIL.
British Prime Minister, David Cameron, has presented his Syria bombing plan to lawmakers saying Britain should join airstrikes against the ISIL terrorist group in the Arab country. "I believe that we should now take the decision to extend British airstrikes against ISIL into Syria," Cameron told MPs on Thursday. "It is wrong for the UK to sub-contract its security to other countries", he said while addressing the House of Commons.

During the speech, the premier said the threats to British interests and people are such that the country cannot afford to stand aside and not to act. He said there have been seven terrorist plots in the UK in the last 12 months. Cameron's call is in response to a recent Foreign Affairs committee report on airstrikes as well as recent deadly attacks in the French capital, Paris.

The UK is already part of a US-led anti-Daesh coalition but its air unit is restricted to target the terrorist group inside the Iraqi territories. The government argues it is illogical to restrict action to Iraq as ISIL does not recognize the border between the countries.

The Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn who is a veteran anti-war campaigner seems remaining against any action in Syria but he is under pressure to offer his MPs a free vote. On Thursday, he reiterated his opposition saying "he is reluctant to support strikes without the approval of political plan for Syria".

Comment: Cameron is sounding more scared and more desperate...could be an on-script "intended response" or, regarding Russia, the writing on the wall.

Life Preserver

Dramatic details emerge of downed Su-24 pilot rescue by Russian marines: No man left behind

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A Mi-8i helicopter of the Russian Aerospace Forces circles around the territory of Khmeimim air base in Syria.
Gripping new details of the rescue of the downed Russian Su-24 pilot have been revealed. The details are straight out of the movie "Black Hawk Down," and reveal how Russian Marines saved the pilot in a breath-taking frontline op involving a fierce shootout with militants. Cpt Konstantin Murakhtin, who escaped death after his jet was attacked by a Turkish Air Force F-16, parachuted into the middle of territory held by hostile Syrian rebel fighters, making any effort to save him incredibly dangerous. His fellow pilot Lt Col Oleg Pershin was reportedly killed by Turkmen militants in the air even before landing.

Murakhtin was fortunate enough to land safely, but his position was directly in the line of crossfire from the Syrian Army and terrorists. He activated a life beacon and could do nothing but wait for help. The Marine rescue team sent to save the pilot left Russia's Khmeimim airbase minutes after the Su-24 bomber was shot down by the Turks in Syrian airspace, just one kilometer from the Turkish border.

"We moved out just 15 minutes after we got information that the Turks had downed our aircraft. The area was between Durin and Turkmen heights, where fierce shootouts have been taking place. We scrambled three [Mi-8] helicopters which headed for the probable crash site," a source close to the rescue operation told RIA Novosti.

Comment: Turkey claims that it "repeatedly" warned the Russian pilots, but the jet's navigator, who survived the crash and was rescued by Syrian forces, is adamant that they received no such warnings. Neither through the radio, nor visually.See also:One dead as Russian Mi-8 helicopter attacked during pilot rescue mission in Syria

Evil Rays

Surviving Russian pilot says Turkey provided no warnings before shooting down warplane

Konstantin Murakhtin, the surviving pilot of the doomed Russian Su-24M Fencer jet
The sole survivor of the downed Russian Su-24M Fencer jet says the Turkish jets did not issue any visual or radio warnings before shooting down the warplane.

"There was no warning, not by radio exchange nor visually. There was no contact at all," said Konstantin Murakhtin, the surviving pilot of the doomed jet, speaking to Russian journalists on Wednesday at the Moscow's base in Syria after being rescued by Russian special forces and Syrian troops.

The remarks made by the Russian pilot are in contrast to those of Turkish government that claimed its F-16 warplanes had issued warnings before shooting down the aircraft.

I ordered them to shoot, says Mr. Premier

Meanwhile, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said that he himself had given the order to destroy the Russian jet.
"Despite all the warnings, we had had to destroy the aircraft. The Turkish Armed Forces carried out orders given by me personally," said Davutoglu, speaking to a meeting of his ruling Justice and Development Party, the Canadian ThinkPol news website reported.