Things are heating up in Syria and the Middle East. Fast. Within the past week, The UK has continued bombing IS in Iraq and is just starting in Syria, while the U.S. led ‘Western’ Coalition has bombed the Syrian Army (NATOS absurd Denials amid Acts of War), killing 14 soldiers, and no one is is wanting to take credit for this one.
These facts come just weeks after Turkey shot down a Russian bomber plane. The reason: the plane temporarily invaded Turkeys airspace. We soon learned that NATO okayed it.
More recently, NATO has flatly denied Turkey’s provocative shoot-down of a Russian warplane even though Russia’s flight data shows that its Su-24 bomber was hit by a Turk F-16 jet that breached Syria’s border before firing its air-to-air missile.
Washington has also denied extensive aerial evidence of oil smuggling by the Islamic State terror group wending its way across the border to Turkish industrial centers. Russian defense ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov has mocked the American “see no evil” statements on the industrial-scale oil smuggling into Turkey as a “theater of absurd”. -RT News
Initially,Turkey didn’t want to let the US use its airbase, to bomb IS, which earned Turkey funny looks from the rest of Europe. After Russia started targeting IS controlled oil fields, Turkey responded by shooting down a Russian Warplane.
Turkey has maintained a buffer zone five miles inside Syria since June 2012, when a Syrian air defense missile shot down a Turkish fighter plane that had strayed into Syrian airspace. Under revised rules of engagement put in effect then, the Turkish air force would evaluate any target coming within five miles of the Turkish border as an enemy and act accordingly.
If Syrian rules of engagement would “move” its northern border up to the Black Sea would any plane in eastern Turkey be in violation of Syrian air space? No one would accept such nonsense and that is why no one should accept the U.S.-Turkish bullshit here. Russian planes should not respect the “new” Turkish defined border but only the legitimate one.
Russia has released aerial photographs, proving that Turkey has been buying stolen oil from IS, safeguarding and protecting the group and has established a “modified oil pipeline” between itself and IS in Syria, which consists of thousands of trucks. Iran also has stated is has proof of the same. President Erdogan and his family are supposedly involved, and the U.S. is backing Turkey’s word, as tensions between Russia and the West inch ever onward.
The U.S. has special forces units on the ground fighting IS, while the U.S. Coalition, Russia and the U.K. continue to bomb IS controlled territory. Well, Russia is. Apparently, the US and NATO dont know quite who they are bombing. Seems fairly clear why the U.S. was so opposed to Russia joining the campaign. Since IS is a U.S. creation, doesn’t it seem only natural the two do business together?
If you think Turkey was in business with these criminals and the US didn’t know, think again. Russia’s intentions were to destroy IS, and look at the progress done in such a short amount of time. If the US wanted IS gone, we would charge through wherever they are, and shoot, burn, bomb and kill our way to victory.
With so many Nations, with so many different objectives campaigning in such a small theatre, its only a matter of time before another incident sparks a real war, with world wide possibilities.