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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov cancels visit to Turkey after Su-24 downing over Syria

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has cancelled his visit to Turkey after Russian Su-24 jet was downed over Syria with an air-to-air missile launched by Turkish F-16.

"It was decided to cancel the meeting between Russia's and Turkey's ministers of foreign affairs, which was planned for tomorrow [November 25] in Istanbul," Sergei Lavrov told journalists.

The Foreign Ministry has also warned Russian citizens against visiting Turkey amid terrorist threats, Sergei Lavrov said. The terrorist threat in Turkey is growing, no less than in Egypt, he added.

"[We] need to underline the fact that terrorist threats are growing in Turkey," Lavrov said.


Russia may resort to electronic jamming systems to protect its pilots in Syria

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Russia will have to resort to electronic warfare in Syria to protect its pilots and prevent incidents similar to the downing of Russia's Su-24 jet on Tuesday, according to Lieutenant-General Evgeny Buzhinsky; they will include both ground-based systems and equipment installed on special aircraft.

"Regarding the possible impact of this incident on the further developments of the operation in Syria, I think that from now on, our pilots will be more attentive and if the Turks continue behaving in such a manner, Russia will have to resort to electronic jamming and other warfare equipment, including special aircraft with special equipment on board, in order to protect our pilots from being stricken with missiles," said the lieutenant-general.


Assad: Putin is the sole defender of Christian civilization in the world

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Syrian President Bashar Assad considers Russia's Vladimir Putin as the "only defender of Christian civilization one can trust."

"When I look at the present state of things in the world I realize that Vladimir Putin is the sole defender of Christian civilization one can rely on," Assad said in an interview with French magazine Valeurs Actuelles.

The Syrian leader also said that he would step down only if asked to by the Syrian people and the Syrian parliament, adding that the issue of his possible resignation had not yet been raised on an international level.

Syria will only share intelligence information with France if Paris changes its policies in the region, President Assad said.

Heart - Black

Putin calls Turkish government 'terrorist accomplice', warns of 'serious consequences' for shooting down Russian jet over Syria

During a meeting with King Hussein of Jordan, President Putin described how the Russian was shot down by a Turkish F-16 at least 1km inside Syrian territory, and said that it never threatened the Turkish republic. The pilots of the plane were engaged in a fight against international terrorism and the attack on the Russian jet was a "stab in the back" by Turkey, Putin said.

Putin stated that it is well known that oil and other products stolen by ISIS have been shipped directly to Turkey. Together with their American partners, Putin said that Russia had co-ordinated the fight against terrorists, and Turkey had ostensibly signed up to this agreement. Yet Turkey has been using its armed forces to protect the ISIS terrorist group. Now it becomes clear, Putin said, why ISIS is able to carry out such widespread attacks, even into the heart of Europe.

The shooting down of the Russian jet by the Turkish air force will have serious consequences for Russian-Turkish relations. Instead of immediately establishing necessary communications with the Russian government, the Turkish authorities instead contacted their NATO partners, as if Russia had shot down a Turkish jet. "Does Turkey want NATO to support terrorism?" Putin asked.

Russia has always been sensitive to the interests of regional powers, but it will never allow crimes like the one that occurred today to go unpunished, Putin asserted.


Putin: Turkey back-stabbed Russia and are terrorist accomplices by downing Russian warplane

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Russian President Vladimir Putin
Turkey backstabbed Russia by downing the Russian warplane and acted as accomplices of the terrorists, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.

"This incident stands out against the usual fight against terrorism. Our troops are fighting heroically against terrorists, risking their lives. But the loss we suffered today came from a stab in the back delivered by accomplices of the terrorists," Putin said.

Putin said the plane was hit by a Turkish warplane as it was traveling at an altitude of 6000 meters about a kilometer from the Turkish border. It was hit by an air-to-air missile launched by a Turkish F-16 jet. The crash site is four kilometers from the border. The plane posed no threat to Turkish national security, he stressed.

Putin said the plane was targeting terrorist targets in the Latakia province of Syria, many of whom came from Russia. Russia noticed of the flow of oil from Syrian territory under the control of terrorists to Turkey, Putin said. The money finances terrorist groups.

"IS has big money, hundreds of millions or even billions of dollars, from selling oil. In addition they are protected by the military of an entire nation. One can understand why they are acting so boldly and blatantly. Why they kill people in such atrocious ways. Why they commit terrorist acts across the world, including in the heart of Europe," the Russian leader said.

The downing of the Russian warplane happened despite Russia signing an agreement with the US to prevent such incidents in Syria, Putin stressed. Turkey claims to be part of the US-led coalition fighting against IS in Syria, he added.

The incident will have grave consequences for Russia's relations with Turkey, Putin warned.

Comment: This is a cowardly act of terrorism by the Turkish regime. And they are claiming it was Russia who was the aggressor! In no way shape or form is Turkey's sovereignty threatened by Russian operations in Syria. The only threat to the Erdogan regime lies in the exposure of Turkish support for ISIS. Ankara has crossed a line.

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Turkish terror regime's cowardly ambush of Russian jet will be answered

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A Russian Su-24 front-line bomber jet.
Turkey says two of its F-16 fighters shot down a jet that had crossed into Turkey and then crashed in Syria:
Two Turkish F-16's shot down a Russian-made SU-24 jet on Nov. 24 near the Syrian border after it violated Turkish airspace, presidential sources said.

Turkey shot down the jet after it failed to heed the warnings within the rules of engagement.

Initial reports said the jet belonged to Russia, but presidential sources later clarified that the jet's nationality was unknown.

The Turkish Armed Force also stated that the jet of "unknown nationality" had been warned 10 times in five minutes about its violation of the border.

Meanwhile, a Turkish official told Reuters that two warplanes approached Turkish border and were warned before one of them was shot down.
The jet was Russian SU-24. One pilot was killed and the body is in the hands of "rebels". At the end of a video the "rebels" made of the dead pilot they call themselves "mujahideen". A second pilot was wounded but landed in Syrian army covered territory.

Comment: The moderate terrorists have already posted pictures of the dead pilot, whom they claim to have shot at while he parachuted down. The vice chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Paul J. Selva, just happened to be in Ankara when the jet was shot down. Czech President Miloš Zeman stated the obvious: "Sometimes one may suspect that Turkey has informal contacts with Islamic State [IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL]. Considering that the Russian Air Forces are fighting IS, the attack appears to be too radical a measure." The Kremlin was initially cautious, with Peskov telling media: "What we should do is be patient. This incident is very serious, but until we see a complete picture, making any statements is impossible and wrong." Now Putin has said the incident will have grave consequences for Russia's relations with Turkey.


SOTT Exclusive: Bataclan bombers wanted to get out alive? Contradictory reports from French police

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Read these two accounts. One is attributed to an anonymous "anti-terror" officer who took part in the raid. The other, who also took part, provides his full name.

First, there's this one from the Guardian, from "Jean", one of France's "elite anti-terrorist police":


A little sanity: EU Chief speaks in favor of better economic ties with Russia


European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is becoming the spokesman for bring Russia back into Europe's daily economic life. He said it in Germany in October. He said it again at the G-20 meeting in Turkey. And following the Paris terrorist attacks recently, his call to integrate Russia with Europe may no longer fall on deaf ears.

The momentum of favorable E.U.-Russia politics is a positive for Russia investment.

After the G20 summit last weekend, Juncker reportedly wrote a letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin where he expressed his support for greater economic cooperation.

Comment: Is it possible that the EU leadership is finally seeing how utterly damaging the U.S.-manipulated sanctions policies against Russia are? Seems so. But don't expect Empire to give up vilifying Russia and upping the ante.


US policies on Ukraine conflict opens door to third world war, says analyst

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US and Ukraine soldiers, another war ahead?
"I think that the United States going into Ukraine is going to just simply up the stakes."

The US government's policies regarding the conflict in eastern Ukraine might lead to a third world war, an American political analyst says. "I'm very distressed to hear this new assumed role of the American government, with the Pentagon spending almost $250 million dollars to further aggression, to train Ukraine forces to fight against the Russians," Tim King told Press TV on Tuesday. "The United States, obviously, is doing everything that is possible, of course, to create a war with Russia and a third world war," he added.

King, the founder of the Global News Center, was speaking about the Pentagon's new training program in Ukraine that was revealed Monday. Under the program, American troops "will be training five battalions of active-duty troops and one battalion of special operations forces personnel," Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis said

"This is part of our ongoing efforts to contribute to Ukraine's long-term military reform and professionalism and to help them improve Ukraine's internal defense capabilities and training capacity," he added. The training comes after purported increase in violence between the Ukrainian army and pro-Russia forces in the eastern part of Ukraine over the recent weeks.

Davis noted that as of 2014, Washington has spent $265 million in order to train and equip Ukrainian forces with armored Humvees, body armor, counter-mortar radar, night vision goggles and medical equipment.

King said that there is no need for American intervention in the troubled region, because "the people there support their relationship with Russia and do not seek to have this major and complete disconnect with the government run by [Russian President] Vladimir Putin." The analyst noted that the US has waged "illegal" wars only to lose "every single one of them."

Comment: With the latest developments in Turkey regarding the downed Russian jet, we may be seeing this scenario already unfolding, and not in a good way. According to King: The United States is doing everything possible "to create a war with Russia and a third world war." Once created, it can't be undone.

Bad Guys

Turkish terrorist regime summons Russian Ambassador after Su-24 shot down over Syria

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Turkey has summoned the Russian ambassador over the downed Su-24, according to Bloomberg.

The Russian embassy in Turkey has neither confirmed nor denied that information.

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