Nov 30 02:38

Turkey and NATO caught planning false flag attack to blame Syria

Just over a year ago this happened...the agenda rolls on.

Nov 29 23:05

McCain: Trump’s Rhetoric Turning Muslims Against the U.S.


Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)
said Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s rhetoric was turning Muslims “against the United States of America.”

Nov 29 21:23

Iranian Supreme Leader Sends Crucial Message to World Audience on Terrorism

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei released an important message to the world youth on global terrorism, including the recent terrorist attacks in Paris.
Here is the full text of the letter:
In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

To the Youth in Western Countries,
Today, there are very few people who are uninformed about the role of the United States of America in creating, nurturing and arming al-Qaeda, the Taliban and their inauspicious successors. Besides this direct support, the overt and well-known supporters of takfiri terrorism- despite having the most backward political systems- are standing arrayed as allies of the west while the most pioneering, brightest and most dynamic democrats in the region are suppressed mercilessly.
The other side of these contradictory policies is seen in supporting the state terrorism of Israel.

Nov 29 19:16

Here Is Why Erdogan's Ambush of Russian Jet Was a Massive Blunder

Turkish president actually undermined his Western support

The West has not yet quite brought itself to abandon him. However he is now under notice to behave himself. If he fails to do so he risks finding himself on his own.

Nov 29 14:57

FLASHBACK- REPOST:France and Israël launch a new war in Iraq and Syria

Looks like somebody is planning to carve the Turkey and stuff it with a little bit of Syria and some Iraqi Pie for dessert and make a Kurdistan out of it!

- The third Syrian war (since the 20th November 2015) was initiated by certain members of the the same group, this time with the aim of creating a new state to the North of Syria and Iraq, in order to apply a stranglehold on the Arab states who are resisting Israël [6].

Having realised that it will no longer be possible for them to act against Syria, the organisers of the war agreed to reboot and continue the programme which had already led to the creation of South Sudan in 2012. This project corresponds to the plan by Alain Juppé (March 2011) and that developed by Robin Wright (September 2013), which anticipated that after having supported Daesh in order to create a « Sunnistan », it would be neccessary to create a « Kurdistan » [7].

Nov 29 12:21

Islamic State oil trade full frontal: 'Raqqa's Rockefellers', Bilal Erdogan, KRG Crude, and the Israel connection

"Israel has in one way or another become the main marketer of IS oil. Without them, most IS-produced oil would have remained going between Iraq, Syria and Turkey. Even the three companies would not receive the oil if they did not have a buyer in Israel," said the industry official.

Nov 29 12:21

Nearly 100 Wanted Militants Surrender to Syrian Authorities in Idlib

Some 94 wanted Militants from Damascus and its countryside and Idlib province turned themselves in to the competent authorities to be pardoned, informed sources said Sunday. On Friday, sources said some 159 wanted militants turned themselves in to the Syrian authorities to be pardoned as the army continues to purge almost the entire coastal province of Lattakia of terrorist groups. The sources said that the recent victories of the Syrian army and National Defense Forces (NDF), with the back up of the Russia fighter jets, have caused too many Takfiri terrorists to lay down their guns and apply for government pardoning in Lattakia province.
ISIL on the Run: Syrian Army Closes in on Aleppo
Gov't Forces Seize More Territories in Syria's Dara'a

Nov 29 12:18

Turkish Jets Avoid Violating Syrian Airspace after Arrival of Russian S-400 Missiles

Earlier today, Spokesman of the Syrian Army Brigadier General Ali Mayhoub warned against the repercussions of any attacks on his country's territories by Turkish forces and underlined that the Ankara officials' continued support for extremism in the region will backfire on them. "The Turkish army fired several mortar shells from al-Aqra’a Mountain towards our positions,” Mayhoub said in a statement on Sunday. The Syrian General warned of the threats posed by such actions, calling on the international community to press on the Turkish government to stop its overt or covert support for global terrorism.

Nov 29 11:48

The Collision Course in Syria

With Turkey downing a Russian Su-24 warplane along the Turkish-Syrian border this week, dire predictions about the dangers of escalation in the Syrian conflict are coming true. Events are spinning out of control as Syria turns into a happy hunting ground for military forces locked on a mutual collision course.

Nov 29 09:59

Sultan Erdogan's War on...Russia

Let's cut to the chase. The notion that Turkey's downing of a Russian Su-24 by a made in USA F-16 was carried out without either a green light or at least pre-arranged "support" from Washington invites suspension of disbelief.

Turkey is a mere vassal state, the eastern arm of NATO, which is the European arm of the Pentagon. The Pentagon already issued a denial — which, considering their spectacular record of strategic failures cannot be taken at face value. Plausibly, this might have been a power play by the neocon generals who run the Pentagon, allied with the neocon-infested Obama administration.

The privileged scenario though is of a vassal Turkey led by Sultan Erdogan risking a suicide mission out of its own, current, desperation.

Nov 29 09:59

Saudi Arabia Imposing Own Plans of New Government on Syria

There are both government and opposition representatives on the list of figures for the new Syrian government proposed by Saudi Arabia, according to Randa Kassis, leader of the Movement for a Pluralistic Society.

Nov 29 09:58

Berlin May Send 1,200 Military to Syria to Participate in Air Campaign

The German armed forces may send up to 1,200 servicemen to enable the country’s Air Force take part in combat missions in Syria, Inspector General of the Bundeswehr Volker Wieker said.

Nov 29 09:53

POSSIBLE BEX - Putin Orders Complete Destruction Of Turkish President, Family And Government

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) is reporting today that President Putin has authorized an unprecedented “asymmetric warfare” action, to include “war by proxy”, to destroy the family and government of Turkish President Recep Erdogan in retaliation for the deliberate downing of an Aerospace Forces Sukhoi Su-24M bomber aircraft on 24 November over Syria in a bid to prevent a larger war with the nation of Turkey as a whole.

Nov 29 09:43

Erdogan says intercepted MIT trucks were going to Free Syrian Army

Convicted of supplying arms to terrorists out of his own dirty mouth!

Last Tuesday, Erdo?an seemingly validated claims previously made by critics who alleged that the Turkish government was sending weapon-filled trucks to radical groups in Syria by sarcastically asking, “So what if the M?T trucks were filled with weapons?”

Erdo?an accused the prosecutors investigating the M?T trucks of denying Turkmens the power to defend themselves. “Those [M?T] trucks were taking aid to the Bay?r-Bucak Turkmens. Some were saying, ‘Prime Minister Erdo?an said, there were no weapons inside those trucks;' So what if there were?”

Nov 29 09:39

Turkey Arrests Generals for Stopping Syria-Bound Trucks 'Filled With Arms'

Two Turkish generals and a colonel were detained on Saturday for intercepting Syria-bound trucks that belonged to Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MIT), the newspaper Today’s Zaman reported.

Nov 29 09:04

This isn't a just war – it’s 'recreational bombing' by our Churchill wannabe

Once again, as a patriotic Englishman from a Naval family, I stand amazed to find myself so lonely in my doubts about a foolish war.

I am no pacifist. I supported the retaking of the Falklands, national territory illegally seized by foreign invaders. I was thrilled to see that the Royal Navy could still do the hard tasks for which it is paid too little. Could it now?

Yet, on the basis of an emotional spasm and a speech that was illogical and factually weak, we are rushing towards yet another swamp, from which we will struggle to extract ourselves and where we can do no conceivable good.

Heaven forbid that it will lead (as other such adventures have) to more melancholy processions, bearing flag-wrapped coffins, from RAF Brize Norton; or to quieter convoys, carrying terribly injured men to special hospitals.

Why must good, brave, dutiful men and women die or be maimed for life because our politicians are vain and ignorant?

Nov 29 09:00

NATO’s Terror Convoys Halted at Syrian Border

By Tony Cartalucci

For years, NATO has granted impunity to convoys packed with supplies bound for ISIS and Al Qaeda. Russian airstrikes have stopped them dead in their tracks. If a legitimate, well-documented aid convoy carrying humanitarian supplies bound for civilians inside Syria was truly destroyed by Russian airstrikes, it is likely the world would never have heard the end of it.

Instead, much of the world has heard little at all about a supposed “aid” convoy destroyed near Azaz, Syria, at the very edge of the Afrin-Jarabulus corridor through which the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) and Al Qaeda’s remaining supply lines pass, and in which NATO has long-sought to create a “buffer zone” more accurately described as a Syrian-based, NATO-occupied springboard from which to launch terrorism deeper into Syrian territory...

Nov 29 08:54

Report: Israel Air Force strikes targets in Syria near Lebanese border

The Israel Air Force attacked Syrian army and Hezbollah targets in the area around Qalamoun in Syria overnight Saturday, Israel Radio reported citing Syrian forces.

Nov 29 08:53

Russian T-90 Tanks Arrive in Syria's Aleppo to Join Army's Combat on Terrorists

The T-90 Tank offers the Syrian army several features their T-55 and T-72 models do not, including a 2A46M 125 smoothbore tank gun; a four-stroke V-12 piston engine; and most importantly, the Kontakt-5 ERA (explosive reactive armor).

Nov 29 08:50

Heated deliberations could see Nusra hostages freed

The Nusra Front has called on a mediator to overlook a swap deal that could potentially end the Lebanese servicemen hostage crisis with the group, a security source told The Daily Star Sunday.

Nov 29 08:32

US Congresswoman Introduces Bill To Stop "Illegal" War On Assad; Says CIA Ops Must Stop

Last month, US Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard went on CNN and laid bare Washington’s Syria strategy. Repeatedly she has laid out simply, clearly and with experience the reality in Syria.

Nov 29 08:22

Iran: Syria left its mark in history

A senior Iranian official says the Syrian government and people have managed to leave their mark in history by standing up to aggressors.

Nov 28 20:19

Meet the man who funds ISIS: the son of Turkey’s President, Bilal Erdogan

The son of Turkey’s president (and thus, the father) is the silent mastermind who has been responsible for converting millions of barrels of Syrian Oil into hundreds of millions of dollars of Islamic State revenue.

Russia’s Sergey Lavrov is not one foreign minister known to mince his words.

Just earlier today, 24 hours after a Russian plane was brought down by the country whose president three years ago said “a short-term border violation can never be a pretext for an attack”, had this to say:

“We have serious doubts this was an unintended incident and believe this is a planned provocation” by Turkey.

But even that was tame compared to what Lavrov said to his Turkish counterparty Mevlut Cavusoglu earlier today during a phone call between the two (Lavrov who was supposed to travel to Turkey has since canceled such plans).

Nov 28 16:51

It looks bad for Corbyn as UK strains for war

Anyway, not to worry: Cameron claims he has “examined his conscience” – just like he examined his conscience over Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya. The spectre of Iraq of course hangs heavy over all this political posturing. Cameron and most of his colleagues (and indeed many Labour MPs) showed poor judgement and failed to exercise due diligence when they voted for the Iraq war.

Nov 28 16:09

Meet The Man Who Funds ISIS: Bilal Erdogan, The Son Of Turkey’s President

And while we patiently dig to find who the on and offshore “commodity trading” middleman are, who cart away ISIS oil to European and other international markets in exchange for hundreds of millions of dollars, one name keeps popping up as the primary culprit of regional demand for the Islamic State’s “terrorist oil” – that of Turkish president Recep Erdogan’s son: Bilal Erdogan.

Nov 28 15:45


Nov 28 11:31

Russia strikes another Turkish weapons supply convoy to Syria.

Nov 28 11:26

?S?S militants chatting with turkish border guards

Nov 28 11:10

Russia ready to coordinate steps to block Turkish-Syrian border — FM

Russia is ready to coordinate practical steps to block the Turkish-Syrian border in cooperation with Damascus, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Friday after talks with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem.
Lavrov recalled that French President Francois Hollande earlier voiced the proposal to adopt specific measures to block the Turkish-Syrian border.
"We actively support that. We are open for coordination of practical steps, certainly, in interaction with the Syrian government," he said. "We are convinced that by blocking the border we will in many respects solve the tasks to eradicate terrorism on Syrian soil."
"We hope that initiative by President Hollande will be implemented within the framework of our joint work, including in the Group of Support for Syria," the minister said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: Russia will now effectively block the transport of ISIS oil into Turkey.

Also, reported yesterday at

US Secretary of State John Kerry should check out reports on the involvement of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s son in illegal oil trade with the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said on Friday. "I’d like to mention rumors that Erdogan’s son could be involved in illegal oil trade with the IS, although there are no proofs. If I was in Kerry’s place, I’d make an attempt to shed light on these reports," Muallem said commenting on Kerry’s statements that Damascus was buying oil from terrorists.

Syrian Foreign Minister Muallem is being way too kind here. As reported today at

Over the course of the last four or so weeks, the media has paid quite a bit of attention to Islamic State’s lucrative trade in “stolen” crude. On November 16, in a highly publicized effort, US warplanes destroyed 116 ISIS oil trucks in Syria. 45 minutes prior, leaflets were dropped advising drivers (who Washington is absolutely sure are not ISIS members themselves) to “get out of [their] trucks and run away.” The peculiar thing about the US strikes is that it took The Pentagon nearly 14 months to figure out that the most effective way to cripple Islamic State’s oil trade is to bomb... the oil. Prior to November, the US “strategy” revolved around bombing the group’s oil infrastructure. As it turns out, that strategy was minimally effective at best and it’s not entirely clear that an effort was made to inform The White House, Congress, and/or the public about just how little damage the airstrikes were actually inflicting. There are two possible explanations as to why Centcom may have sought to make it sound as though the campaign was going better than it actually was, i) national intelligence director James Clapper pulled a Dick Cheney and pressured Maj. Gen. Steven Grove into delivering upbeat assessments, or ii) The Pentagon and the CIA were content with ineffectual bombing runs because intelligence officials were keen on keeping Islamic State’s oil revenue flowing so the group could continue to operate as a major destabilizing element vis-a-vis the Assad regime. Ultimately, Russia cried foul at the perceived ease with which ISIS transported its illegal oil and once it became clear that Moscow was set to hit the group’s oil convoys, the US was left with virtually no choice but to go along for the ride. Washington’s warplanes destroyed another 280 trucks earlier this week. Russia claims to have vaporized more than 1,000 transport vehicles in November. Of course the most intriguing questions when it comes to Islamic State’s $400 million+ per year oil business, are: where does this oil end up and who is facilitating delivery? In an effort to begin answering those questions we wrote: The Most Important Question About ISIS That Nobody Is Asking Meet The Man Who Funds ISIS: Bilal Erdogan, The Son Of Turkey's President Turkey's role in facilitating the sale of Islamic State oil has been the subject of some debate for quite a while. From "NATO is harbouring the Islamic State: Why France’s brave new war on ISIS is a sick joke, and an insult to the victims of the Paris attacks", by Nafeez Ahmed: "Turkey has played a key role in facilitating the life-blood of ISIS’ expansion: black market oil sales. Senior political and intelligence sources in Turkey and Iraq confirm that Turkish authorities have actively facilitated ISIS oil sales through the country. Last summer, Mehmet Ali Ediboglu, an MP from the main opposition, the Republican People’s Party, estimated the quantity of ISIS oil sales in Turkey at about $800 million—that was over a year ago. By now, this implies that Turkey has facilitated over $1 billion worth of black market ISIS oil sales to date."

Nov 28 10:35

Syrian Army Fired Upon by Mortars From Turkish Territory - Spokesman

Turkey fired a number of mortar bombs toward Syrian army positions, the Syrian army spokesman said Saturday.

"Last night, there was intense mortar fire on Syrian government forces' positions fire from the Mount Jebel Aqra area, which is on the Turkish side," Brigadier General Ali Mayhoub said during a press briefing.

"Commander-in-chief of the Syrian Arab Army [President Bashar Assad] warns of the dangers of such behavior," the spokesman added.

The Syrian general also accused Turkey of increasing arms supplies to Syrian rebels.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF, in fact, this report is true, Turkey has just declared war on Syria.

Russia, at this point, cannot, and most probably will not, allow this attack to stand without some measure of response.

Nov 28 10:34

A Feast of Scandal – Justin Raimondo

We’re grateful for and to Patrick J. Fitzgerald, whose existence proves that the old America yet lives.

We have a lot to be grateful for this Thanksgiving

I’m thankful for so many things this Thanksgiving that it’s going to take me an entire column just to adequately describe them. Indeed, I’m already so loaded down with gifts that I don’t need Christmas. My cup runneth over! For an old libertarian “isolationist” like me this holiday season is a bountiful time, one that yields so much that it seems like Thanksgiving, Christmas, and my birthday all rolled into one. Take a gander at this wonderful cornucopia of plenty:

Nov 28 10:32

Obama Knows That Turkey Is Buying Oil From ISIS And He Isn’t Doing Anything To Stop It

At this point, is there anyone that still doesn’t know that ISIS is selling hundreds of millions of dollars of stolen oil in Turkey?
As you will see below, this is very much an open secret, but the mainstream media in the United States is being strangely silent about this. Why? Well, because if the truth came out Turkey would have to be kicked out of NATO and Barack Obama would probably be facing impeachment proceedings. He claims to be fighting ISIS, and yet an endless parade of trucks carrying oil that ISIS has stolen goes back and forth over the Turkish border with his full knowledge and approval. Barack Obama is very much aware that Turkey is buying oil from ISIS and he refuses to do anything about it. If the Republicans are looking for a scandal which could completely wreck Obama’s presidency and essentially secure the 2016 election for them, this is it.

Do you want to know why the Turkish government ordered the shooting down of a Russian Su-24 bomber on Tuesday?

Nov 28 10:08

US-Turkey Edging Up to Syrian Border

By Tony Cartalucci

In the most open admission yet that NATO-member Turkey has been allowing a torrent of supplies, weapons, fighters, and equipment to flow across its borders with impunity and into the hands of the self-proclaimed “Islamic State” (ISIS), the US has urged Ankara to seal the remaining 100 km border region yet to be closed by Syrian and Kurdish forces...

Nov 28 09:37

Erdogan's Mistake: Russia May Now Initiate Own 'No-Fly Zone' Over Syria

President Erdogan's mistake in shooting down the Russian Su-24 bomber 'has waived the green light' for Russia to initiate a 'no-fly zone' by deploying additional fighter power and air defense systems in Syria, US columnist Jim W. Dean notes.

The US-led coalition's recent provocation against the Russo-Syrian counter terrorism campaign has "put nothing but torpedoes into its own sinking international credibility," according to US columnist and managing editor for Veterans Today Jim W. Dean.

Dean stresses that the destruction of the ISIL oil tanker fleet, which NATO had been "somehow" unable to detect for over a year, has predictably prompted outrage from those who have long been benefitting from the illicit oil trade.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF Russian leadership decides to do this, you can almost bet on direct military conflict with the US and the UK.

Nov 28 08:59

David Cameron has enough Tory votes for Syria air strikes

Tories sceptical about military action in Syria have now changed their minds meaning that Mr Cameron has enough votes for military action without having to reply on Labour.

David Cameron now has the Parliamentary numbers required to allow him to send British warplanes to bomb targets in Syria as senior sources said that the vote will be held on Thursday.

Downing Street is said to be confident that a motion to bomb Isil jihadists in Syria will pass in a vote in Parliament.

The Tories had previously been concerned that Conservative rebels could defeat plans for a military intervention in Syria if Labour decided to oppose Mr Cameron’s plans for actions.

In 2013, 30 Conservative rebels humiliated the Prime Minister by joining with Labour to block his plans to bomb Syrian targets.
However, in recent days, dozens of those Tory rebels have made clear that they will now support the Government position.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Prime Minister Cameron, the world understands that your country's airstrikes will wind up being more symbol than substance, in light of the fact that Russia, which has been invited by the Syrian government to get rid of the rebels (which the UK has not), is doing a brilliant job of this.

But what the air strikes will do is put British troops into a crowded proximity with Russian fighter jets, raising the probability that there will be military conflict between the UK and Russia.

That probability is playing itself out with US sorties against Syrian rebels as I type this.

I would like to politely point out that no thinking American I know wants a war with Russia over Syria; I would tend to believe that no thinking Brit wants this as well.

I am watching the ongoing demonisation of Russia, courtesy of the corporate whorespondents, and believe I am justifiably alarmed at what I see is an over-the-top attempt to "sell" a war with Russia to the American people; thankfully, it does not appear that they are "buying" this, and I hope that thinking citizens in the UK are not buying it either.

What the Russian government is telling the world (and the west) by its actions here is that the era of Western regime change is over, period; end of discussion.

And the reason Syria is such a complete mess is courtesy of the US, and the West, sending in, training, and supplying allegedly "moderate Islamic rebels (of which there are none) to destabilize and unseat al Assad.

The air strikes you are planning, like those the US military are doing, are nothing short of an act of war against Syria (and by extension, Russia).

I would seriously, and respectfully, encourage you to re-think your strategy here. The cold, hard, and sober truth of the business is that neither the US, nor the UK, has the money, the manufacturing, or the troop strength to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war against Russia.

Nov 28 08:51

The “ISIS Rockefellers”: How Islamic State Oil Flows to Israel

IS sells Iraqi and Syrian oil for a very low price to Kurdish and Turkish smuggling networks and mafias, who label it and sell it on as barrels from the Kurdistan Regional Government.

It is then most frequently transported from Turkey to Israel, via knowing or unknowing middlemen, according to al-Araby’s investigation.

The Islamic State group has told al-Araby that it did not intentionally sell oil to Israel, blaming agents along the route to international markets.

Nov 28 08:50

Stumbling to War With Russia?

Turkey’s decision to shoot down a Russian warplane was a provocative and portentous act.

That Sukhoi Su-24, which the Turks say intruded into their air space, crashed and burned — in Syria. One of the Russian pilots was executed while parachuting to safety. A Russian rescue helicopter was destroyed by rebels using a U.S. TOW missile. A Russian marine was killed.

“A stab in the back by the accomplices of terrorists,” said Vladimir Putin of the first downing of a Russian warplane by a NATO nation in half a century. Putin has a point, as the Russians are bombing rebels in northwest Syria, some of which are linked to al-Qaida.

Nov 28 08:19

Israel’s Use of False Flags in Global Terrorism

Those who believe that Israel is behind the alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria—hiding behind a “false flag” designed to implicate the Syrian government—have very good reason to believe in such a scenario.

In fact, as my book, Final Judgment, which documents the role of Israel’s Mossad in the assassination of John F. Kennedy, first pointed out at far back as 1994, the use of “false flags” by Israel’s Mossad to cover up its role in worldwide assassination conspiracies and other criminal activity had been utilized time and again: “Arabs,” “radical Muslims,” “the Mafia,” “right-wing extremists,” and even environmentalists, among others, have repeatedly taken the fall for crimes committed by the Mossad or carried out under its coordination.

The use of “false flag” operations by Israel and its Mossad has been documented repeatedly since the Jewish State first came into being.

Nov 28 08:12

Russian Su-24M Jet Downing: Protests In Greece, Bulgaria Against Turkey

The capital cities of Greece and Bulgaria witnessed demonstrations Thursday as hundreds poured out on to the streets to protest Turkey shooting down a Russian warplane earlier this week, according to reports.

Demonstrators in Athens burned Turkish and U.S. flags, and demanded that Greece pull out of NATO. Protesters gathered at Syntagma Square and marched toward the Turkish embassy but were stopped by police, Ria Novosti news agency reported. An additional police force was deployed at the embassy.

Nov 28 08:11

Will Erdo?an end up destroying the Muslim Brotherhood?

I want to examine the story of this failure we see unfolding in light of Ankara's relations with the Muslim Brotherhood (Ihvan) in the Middle East. As I have noted many times before, the Justice and Development Party's (AKP) fatal mistake in Syria was to pursue and encourage regime change in Damascus via external military intervention. In order for such an enterprise to actually work, there needed to have been an effective domestic opposition in Syria, as well as a certain level of international agreement regarding the goals at hand. But neither of these factors was in place in Syria.

Nov 28 08:10

US-led coalition targets water pumping stations in Aleppo

The US-led international coalition, allegedly fighting ISIS, targeted Thursday water pumping stations in al-Khafseh area, east of Aleppo, causing them to go out of service.

A source at Aleppo Governorate told SANA reporter that Aleppo Water Establishment will immediately start the necessary maintenance measures to fix the damaged pumping stations so as to operate them again as quickly as possible.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Bombing civilian water supplies constitutes a war crime, and will only accelerate the flow of thirsty Syrians headed for places with plenty of water ... like California!

Nov 28 08:07

US war against Daesh terrorists in Syria 'an illusion': Analyst

“In order to maintain this illusion that the United States has been an honest player in all of this, she’s making these noises, telling the Turks that they have to strengthen their border with additional men and material in order to prevent these terrorists from crossing back and forth,” Glenn said in an interview with Press TV on Wednesday.

The proposed deployment of Turkish forces could be a US project to prepare Turkey to invade Syria and undermine the Russian military campaign against terrorist groups fighting the Syrian government, Glenn noted.

Nov 28 07:56

0 Syrian Refugees Accepted by Persian Gulf Muslim States

While the United States and Europe argue over how many Syrian refugees to allow in, the richest Persian Gulf states have accepted exactly zero.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel will not accept refugees. In fact they are building another wall to keep them out.

Nov 28 07:44

Reckless Turkey

And now for the consequences: In the wake of Turkey’s intentional downing of a Russian military aircraft over Syrian airspace, the Russia-Turkey relationship is in steep decline. Ankara says it merely acted in self-defense, but it appears to be protecting Islamic State.

Nov 28 07:42

Anyone but US! Biden blames allies for ISIS rise

Nov 28 07:40

Over 7,500 Brits to Protest Proposed Syria Airstrikes on Saturday

Over 7,500 Brits have signed up to protest Prime Minister David Cameron's proposal to launch airstrikes in Syria outside his official residence on Saturday, the rally’s organizers said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Why of course the people don't want war. Why should some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece? Naturally, the common people don't want war: neither in Russia, nor in England, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But after all it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship ... Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger." -- Leading Nazi leader, Hermann Goering, at the Nuremberg Trials before he was sentenced to death

Nov 28 05:42

An Invisible US Hand Leading to War? Turkey’s Downing of a Russian Jet was an Act of Madness

It is all terribly dangerous and it is hard to predict where things will lead.

This outrageous shootdown of a Russian plane that was in no way posing a threat to Turkey or Turkish forces, will not end here, because Russia and President Putin cannot allow Turkey and NATO to so blatantly act against Russia and its pilots and go unpunished, particularly as it is Russia that is acting legally in Syria, while the US, Turkey and other nations backing rebel forces there are in all acting blatant violation of international law.

Unless saner heads start prevailing in Washington, this could all quickly spiral into the kind of situation in 1914, where a lot of ill-conceived treaties led to a minor incident in the Balkans turning inexorably into World War I.

Nov 28 00:54

Decoding the Paris Attacks: ISIS Blowback or French-Israeli False Flag?

The truth is that President Hollande is a cynical charlatan who is conning his own population with audacious lies, and is, like his criminal counterparts in Brussels, London, Ottawa, Sydney and Washington, using staged terror to expedite the Zionist-Globalist agenda, of which he is a loyal servant.

Nov 27 22:35

Experts: Turkey might be tried for financing ISIL, arms trafficking

Russia's pledge to take the issue of Turkey's alleged financing of terrorist factions within Syria -- such as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) -- to the United Nations after Turkey recently shot down its jet, has stirred speculation that Turkey could be tried in international courts.

Nov 27 22:29

Arrest of Turkish journalists over Syria trucks news sparks outrage

Looks like the Turkish people have had it with Erdogan. Coup or Civil war ahead...... or worse.

Domestic and international press institutions and political figures have condemned the Nov. 26 arrest of daily Cumhuriyet editor-in-chief Can Dündar and Ankara bureau chief Erdem Gül for their news report on Syria-bound intelligence trucks.

Turkey’s left-wing opposition has strongly condemned the arrest of two prominent journalists on charges of assisting terrorists, with the leaders of both the Republican People’s Party (CHP) and the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) arguing the “unlawful” decision was personally imposed by President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an.

Nov 27 20:22

Back to Square One, Obama Says Assad Must Go

After Vienna international talks created a political transition in Syria, Trinity College's Vijay Prashad says Obama's pre-condition that Assad must go is lock in step with Turkish and Saudi interests.

Nov 27 20:10

No more 'Mr. Nice Guy': Moscow's firm and swift response forever changes the Grand Chessboard

Moscow's firm and swift response forever changes the Grand Chessboard.

Events unfolded very quickly after the Turkish F16 fighter jet downed a Russian SU24 bomber over the Syrian territory, close to Turkish border. The act was characterised by Russian president Vladimir Putin as “backstabbing” on the part of the Turks. Russian authorities and the public are especially enraged because of the death of one of the pilots, and even more so by the videos of one of the pilot’s body being treated with utter disrespect by the Turkmen terrorists in Northern Syria - one of the groups that is well known for being backed by Turkey......

Nov 27 19:51

From the Airliner to the Bomber

by Israel Shamir

"Erdogan plans to pull Turkey to the brink of war with Russia. Erdogan has given orders to shoot down Russian planes operating in Syria while claiming they have intruded into Turkish air space.”

Nov 27 18:17

EXCLUSIVE – Lebanese Official Claims To Breitbart: NATO ‘Okayed’ Turkey’s Downing Of Russian Jet

Turkey could only have shot down a Russian Su-24 military jet after securing permission from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), charged Lebanon’s Druze leader Walid Jumblatt in an exclusive interview with Breitbart.

Nov 27 17:35

Erdogan Pledges to Start War Over Russian Anti-aircraft System in Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told CNN International his country will consider it an act of aggression if Russia takes down a Turkish plane violating Syrian airspace.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The man has gone stark raving mad!

Nov 27 15:46

Shunned by US, Turkey looks for alternative oil

Looks like Turkey found that new supply of oil! Something tells me that it just dried up!

Excluded from a US list of countries that will be exempted from the petrol embargo on Iran, Turkey is seeking to buy oil from Libya and Saudi Arabia. ‘We have to replace the supply,’ says Turkish Energy Minister Y?ld?z“.Turkey’s absence from the U.S.’s waiver list regarding the Iran issue doesn’t mean it will not be included,” Y?ld?z told reporters yesterday. “Those talks are carried out on the level of companies,” he added.

Stressing that Turkey’s security of supply was an important issue; the minister said they would not halt purchasing crude oil from Iran unless other suppliers were lined up.

Nov 27 15:39

FLASHBACK:German General: NATO Article 5 won’t apply to Turkey’s buffer zone in Syria

In an interview on “Anne Will” ARD-TV broadcast, and stating almost the same words that Davutoglu said on CNN, General Kujat said “look, that’s what Turkey wants to provoke [NATO Article 5]. Therefore it keeps saying ‘we can’t do that alone, others have to participate.’”

In face of then ISIS massacre of Kobane Kurds, he continued bluntly: “Turkey basically wants to drag NATO into this situation because the actual goal of Turkey is to neutralize Assad…ISIS’s actions and what’s happening to the Kurds are subsidiary…and it has to be clearly said that an ally who behaves like this doesn’t deserve the protection of this alliance, an ally who doesn’t intervene for protection in a such tragic situation doesn’t deserve protection himself.”

Nov 27 15:29

Ellsworth's B-1 Bombers Dropping Bombs at Record Pace

"People are looking now at the Paris attacks saying, 'When are we going to ramp up our operations?'" Boswell said "Well, we actually did. We ramped up about a month or a month and a half ago."

Nov 27 15:05

Syria, Russia Block Cross-Border Weapons Supply to ISIL in Lattakia

The Syrian army with the support of Russian aircraft has blocked the cross-border supply of weapons to the ISIL militants in the mountainous areas of the Syrian province of Lattakia, the Russian Defense Ministry said Thursday.
The Syrian army and the National Defense Forces, backed by Russian warplanes, seized more territories in the Northern parts of the coastal province of Lattakia on Thursday as the latest reports said the Takfiri militants are fleeing the province in hundreds.
Some 159 wanted militants turned themselves in to the Syrian authorities to be pardoned as the army continues to purge almost the entire coastal province of Lattakia of terrorist groups, sources said on Friday.

Nov 27 14:36

ISIS recruiters reaching American students in bid to swell ranks

ISIS keeps growing, with up to thirty thousand foreign fighters, recruited from around the world in its ranks, according to latest figures.

Nov 27 14:18

‘How did it happen in real life?’ Russian pilot’s first interview after surviving Su-24 crash

No warnings from Turkish jets before attack, missile hit unexpectedly in the tail of the bomber, says Russian Su-24 rescued pilot, who gave first interview at Hmeimim airbase in Latakia.

Nov 27 13:54

Islamic State gunmen receive weapons from Turkey — Syria FM

"Turkey is hand in glove with terrorist groups against Syria on ideological grounds as it considers these groups as a kind of offsprings of the Ottoman Empire," he said "Turkey continues to ensure export and transportation of oil stolen by the Islamic State from Syria and Iraq. This oil subsequently goes to ports in other countries. The same situation is with wheat and cotton, which are stolen by the Islamic State from Syria and delivered to Turkey. Moreover, plants and factories that used to work in Aleppo were dismounted to be re-assembled in Turkey." "In exchange, Islamic state gunmen receive weapons and are granted safe passage. They don’t have to be parachuted in Syria," the Syrian top diplomat said. Gunmen from more than 100 countries receive weapons and logistics support from Turkey," he said.

Nov 27 13:51

Syria FM says incident with Russian plane act of aggression against Syria's sovereignity

"This act of aggression is challenging Syria’s sovereignity, as the bomber was downed on the Syrian territory," Muallem said. "Turkey has still given no distinct evidence for the incident." "For five years we have been suffering from the Turkish aggression, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s sights on the northern part of Syria and non-stopping support for the Islamic State, Jebhat al-Nusra and other terrorist groups," Muallem said.

Nov 27 13:47

RT journalists return to Moscow after being injured in shelling on Syria-Turkey border

Two RT crew members and a TASS journalists who were injured when an anti-tank shell hit their press convoy near the Turkish-Syrian border, are being flown back to Moscow from Russian air base in Latakia.

Nov 27 12:43

Russia targets Turkish economy in retaliation for downing of warplane

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Thursday called for tough sanctions against Turkey that could bite into more than $30 billion in trade ties between the two countries, as police here began seizing Turkish products and deporting Turkish businessmen.

Russian officials are seething after Turkish F-16s downed a Russian warplane over the Syrian border in a debacle that ultimately left two Russian servicemen dead. Turkey says that the Russian plane breached its airspace and was warned five times to turn back, charges that Russia denies.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has described the act as "a stab in the back from the accomplices of terrorists," and on Thursday said in televised remarks that Turkey still had not apologized over the incident.

On Thursday, it became clear that the Russian government was now turning its ire on whatever extensions of the Turkish economy it could get its hands on.

Nov 27 12:43

Putin Snubs Overtures from Erdogan Over Downed Warplane

The standoff between Russia and Turkey intensified on Friday, as the Kremlin snubbed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s entreaties for dialogue and reiterated demands that Turkey apologize after its forces downed a Russian Su-24 bomber on the Syrian border.

Nov 27 12:41

Who in Turkery Shot the Russian Jet Down?

The Turkish army, considering itself as the only founder of the Republic of Turkey and seeing itself as the guardian of Atatürk’s legacy, has always been trying to exert undue influence over and interfere in the politics of modern Turkey in order for them to be on right track for maintaining secularism.

Nov 27 12:41

The “ISIS Rockefellers”: How Islamic State Oil Flows to Israel

Oil produced by the Islamic State group finances its bloodlust. But how is it extracted, transported and sold? Who is buying it, and how does it reach Israel?

Oil produced from fields under the control of the Islamic State group is at the heart of a new investigation by al-Araby al-Jadeed. The black gold is extracted, transported and sold, providing the armed group with a vital financial lifeline.

But who buys it? Who finances the murderous brutality that has taken over swathes of Iraq and Syria? How does it get from the ground to the petrol tank, and who profits along the way?

The Islamic State group uses millions of dollars in oil revenues to expand and manage vast areas under its control, home to around five million civilians.

IS sells Iraqi and Syrian oil for a very low price to Kurdish and Turkish smuggling networks and mafias, who label it and sell it on as barrels from the Kurdistan Regional Government.

Nov 27 11:20

By Way Of Deception – How Turkey Considers Its Airspace “Violated” By Russia

Op-Ed by Afraa Dagher

Technically, Syria has been always at war with Israel, the main cause being the illegal Zionist theft/occupation of the Golan heights. War with Israel took place in the years 1948, 1967, 1973 and, now, by fighting its proxies in Syria, the so-called ‘moderate rebels’ including the ‘Free Syrian Army’.

But it is not just Israel stealing Syrian land. Another piece, known as Liwa ?skenderun in the northwest of Syria, now part of the Hatay province, was annexed (stolen) by Turkey from Syria in 1938. The Turkish military expelled the native Alawite and Armenian peoples living there and proceeded to import Turkish loyalists...

Nov 27 10:45

For CNN Top ISIS Leaders Are Now 'Senior Officials'

Perhaps embassies ought to be opened up in the Caliphate, and the full dignities of office be extended to what are apparently officials and statesmen!

Can you imagine CNN deeming the leaders of rebel republics in East Ukraine 'officials'? We neither

Nov 27 10:45

'Syria's Crime Is That It Is Independent' - Renowned Journalist John Pilger

Western media constantly beats the drums of war, while western governments continue the support for Islamic terror they started in Afghanistan in the 1980s

Nov 27 10:17

France and Israël launch a new war in Iraq and Syria

On one hand, the French government is mobilising all its media in order to keep its population focused on the attacks of the 13th November. On the other, with Israël, it is launching a new war in Iraq and Syria. The objective is no longer to overthrow the secular Syrian régime, nor to destroy its army, but to create a colonial state straddling the border between Iraq and Syria, to be managed by the Kurds, in order to apply a stranglehold on the Arab states. The dream of an Israeli nation between the Nile and the Euphrates is back.

Nov 27 10:16

Marine Chief on Syria: 'If We Get Called, We'll Go'

"Could we go in there with a Marine force, into Raqqa, and pound these guys into the ground like a tent peg? Could we? Absolutely," Marine Commandant Gen. Robert Neller said in an interview with The Military Times.

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Here's your rifle, Bob ...

Nov 27 09:55

History Repeats Itself: USA & Turkey vs. Syria & Russia

It’s ironic how history has a bad habit of repeating itself, maybe because we humans are not creative enough, or some of us, or maybe we are too lazy to invent new issues that will might help make our lives more better or at least less predictable. Some learn from history lessons, others tend to commit the same mistakes again.

This is a caricature caricature by a Villian Weisskopf, a cartoonist who lived in the last century (1906 – 1964) and published his drawings in the CSSR satirical magazine Rohá?, the first Slovak professional satire magazine.

Nov 27 09:54

Putin Accuses Obama Of Leaking Flight Details To Turkey After Russia Releases Video Of S-400 SAM Deployment In Syria

As reported two days ago, one of the first decisions a very angry Russia took in the aftermath of the shooting down of its Su-24 by a Turkish F-16 was to dispatch a Moskva guided-missile cruiser off the coast of Syria to provide air cover for its jets operating near Latakia, as well as send an unknown number of ultramodern S-400 (or SA-21 Growler in NATO designation) SAM batteries to Latakia to make sure that the tragic incident from Tuesday never repeats itself by sending Turkey a very clear message that the next time a Turkish warplane engages a Russian jet, Russia will immediate retaliate using ground forces.

Nov 27 09:28

Turkey must be removed from NATO: US Army general

Turkey’s downing of a Russian warplane over Syria has proven that the country is a liability to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and must be “ousted” from the Western military alliance, says a retired US Army General.

The former US Army commander further described Turkey as an internal threat to NATO, who “will only cooperate when they have to and they will get as much out of NATO as they can” in terms of weapons and tactics.

Vallely said Turkey is poised to take more provocative measures in near future.

Nov 27 08:37

Sultan Erdogan's War on...Russia

Let's cut to the chase. The notion that Turkey's downing of a Russian Su-24 by a made-in-USA F-16 was carried out without either a green light or at least pre-arranged "support" from Washington invites suspension of disbelief.

Turkey is a mere vassal state, the eastern arm of NATO, which is the European arm of the Pentagon. The Pentagon already issued a denial -- which, considering their spectacular record of strategic failures cannot be taken at face value. Plausibly, this might have been a power play by the neocon generals who run the Pentagon, allied with the neocon-infested Obama administration.

The privileged scenario though is of a vassal Turkey led by Sultan Erdogan risking a suicide mission out of its own, current, desperation.

Nov 27 08:31

Greek Protesters Burn US, Turkish Flags, Want Out of NATO After Su-24

A crowd of Greek citizens gathered in the center of Athens to express their condemnation of the attack on the Russian Su-24 bomber. The protesters burnt Turkish and American flags and demanded that Greece withdraws from NATO.

Nov 27 08:19

Syrian Turkmen commander who 'killed' Russian pilot turns out to be Turkish ultranationalist

A Syrian rebel commander who boasted of killing a Russian pilot after Turkey downed Russian jet on Tuesday appeared to be Turkish ultranationalist and a son of former mayor in one of Turkish provinces.

Alparslan Celik, deputy commander of a Syrian Turkmen brigade turned out to be the son of a mayor of a Keban municipality in Turkey’s Elazig province.

He also turned out to be the member of The Grey Wolves ultranationalist group, members of which have carried out scores of political murders since 1970s.

Nov 27 07:28

Putin Tells Everyone Exactly Who Created ISIS

Here’s something you probably never saw or heard about in the west. This is Putin answering questions regarding ISIS from a US journalist at the Valdai International Discussion Club

Nov 27 02:29

The West Wants Turkey Out

The members of NATO fear that the “impulsive actions” of Turkey’s President will force them into a new major conflict, and NATO is not prepared to fight it yet. These “impulsive actions” may trigger the response that is required by Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty. No wonder Hollande, while declaring war against ISIL, made no reference of Article 5, by quoting the EU Lisbon Treaty instead.

Nov 27 02:19

War With Russia to Defend ISIS? Gee, Okay...

The Pentagon thinks it can win a war with Russia. Seriously. They do. Because even if it goes nuclear, as long as we wipe them out and we’ve got a handful of bureaucrats and generals alive in their fuehrerbunkers, we won! Hooray!

Nov 27 02:07

Turkey Shoots Down More Than Just a Russian Jet

Turkey’s shooting down of a Russian fighter jet this week was likely aimed at a bigger political target – to deal a blow to the proposal of a grand anti-terror coalition between the West and Russia for fighting the Islamic State extremist network in Syria.

Nov 26 23:30

Guest Column From George Abert, Formerly Of Air Force Intelligence

Guest Column From George Abert, Formerly Of Air Force Intelligence

Why did Turkey shoot down a Russian Air Force jet?

Turkey is so militarily inferior to Russia that it is unlikely Turkey would commit an act of war against Russia without encouragement from Washington. We might think that Turkey would feel shielded by NATO, but it is doubtful that many European members of NATO would risk nuclear annihiliation by going to war with Russia in order to save Turkey from the consequences of such a reckless and irresponsible act as shooting down a Russian military aircraft and lying about it. Turkey has issued no apology and no believable explanation. Unless Erdogan has lost his mind, Washington is behind the shootdown, and the reason is Washington’s desperation to decode the new Russian technology that gives Russian forces total control over a battlefield, whether on land, sea, or air.

Nov 26 22:02

Breaking: Russian Pilot Rescued by Iran’s General Soleimani

Soleimani promised them to return the Russian pilot safe and sound; a promise that was kept in the end, according to the Syrian officer.

After tracing the place of the Russian pilot using his GPS, it was revealed that the pilot was being kept in a place 6km behind the frontline of the clashes between the Syrian army and the opposition.

Six fighters of Hezbollah’s special operation unit and 18 Syrian commandos approached the frontline to carry out the operations and the Russian air force and helicopters concurrently created hellfire in the region and destroyed the terrorists’ headquarters in a way that most of the enemy forces deployed in the region fled the scene and the ground was paved for the special unit’s advance.

The Syrian officer added that every move of the special units was monitored and covered precisely by the Russian satellites in a way that the slightest moves made 100 meters away from the area of operation was reported to them and every moment of the operation was reported to a very high-raking official in the Kremlin (that he thinks was president Putin) and it was clear that he was monitoring the entire operations through satellites from Moscow.

Nov 26 18:30

Turkey to Cooperate With Russia on Downed Su-24 - Turkish PM

Turkey will cooperate with Russia to reduce tensions over the incident with the Russian Su-24 shot down in Syria, the Turkish Air Force, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu stated in a column for The Times newspaper.

Nov 26 17:25

Refugees use fake passports, Taliban threats to get to EU

Europe is trying to impose stricter rules on the newcomers, making a priority to those fleeing the violence in Syria or people facing a direct threat to their life.

Nov 26 15:54

Turkey accuses Russia of slander as Moscow has 39 businessmen arrested in wake of downed plane

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accuses Moscow of slander after suggesting Ankara buys oil from Isil, while Russia detains dozens of Turkish businessmen and threatens sanctions

Nov 26 14:03

Russian S-400 defense missile system deployed in Syria..further video

The S-400 Triumf system, also known as the SA-21 Growler, combines an advanced radar system, which can detect ballistic missiles and high- and low-flying aircraft from hundreds of miles away, with a variety of missiles capable of taking them out.....Anything from an F-15 fighter jet to a B-2 stealth bomber that comes into the range of the S-400 is at risk of being blown out of the sky.....

Nov 26 13:49

Russia's S-400 Arrives in Hmeymim Airbase in Syria

That was quick! You got your no-fly zone now Turkey!

Nov 26 13:45

From Pol Pot to ISIS: The blood never dried

Following the ISIS outrages in Beirut and Paris, John Pilger updates this prescient essay on the root causes of terrorism and what we can do about it.

Nov 26 13:08

McInerney: Turkey Shooting Down Russian Plane Was a 'Very Bad Mistake'

The former Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force said that Turkey shooting down a Russian plane was a "very bad mistake and showed poor judgment."

Lt. Gen. Tom McInerney said on "Real Story" that a radar tracking map shows the plane crossing the very tip of Turkey, which he estimated lasted for 20-40 seconds, and on a trajectory back toward Syria.

Nov 26 11:38

Damascus to give preference to Russian companies in economic projects — foreign minister

Syrian authorities expect Russian companies to participate in development of oil fields in Syria, the country’s Foreign Affairs Minister Walid Muallem at a meeting with Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin. Muallem said a decision has been taken "to give preference to Russian companies in economic projects in Syria, especially in construction and revival of the country and oil production." "We have information that offshore oil and gas fields off the Syrian coast have huge potential," the minister added. He also said one Russian company has already signed a respective contract, and Syrian authorities expect that "other companies will follow suit as we’re ready to grant any benefits to Russian companies." "Hopefully, not only Russian war-craft but also oil platforms will be present off the Syrian coasts," the minister said.

Nov 26 10:49

Izaz first moments warplanes to target the Russian freight cars to a garage in the city 11/25/2015

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Look for what should be there and isn't, and what isn't visible in this video are bomb craters indicating an air strike. Either something on board the convoy set off a fire and explosions, or Erdogan deliberately had this convoy blown up to frame Russia.

Nov 26 10:24

US interested in fanning tensions around Syria - Italian journalist

Giulietto Chiesa, a well-known Italian journalist, politician and former member of the European Parliament, told TASS on Wednesday night: "Turkey downed the Russian warplane with NATO’s acquiescence and at the behest of the United States in a bid to stop Russia’s actions in Syria where thanks to the Russian military about two thirds of the Islamic State army have been exterminated in just one month," he said. "Due to various reasons, the international coalition [against the Islamic State] is a mockery. As a matter of fact, each of its members pursues its own interests. And Europe is paying the price for spreading terrorism, since it is in the interests of the United States to keep its European partners in a state of terror," Chiesa said.

Nov 26 10:20

Meet The Man Who Funds ISIS: Bilal Erdogan, The Son Of Turkey's President

But even that was tame compared to what Lavrov said to his Turkish counterparty Mevlut Cavusoglu earlier today during a phone call between the two (Lavrov who was supposed to travel to Turkey has since canceled such plans).

As Sputnik transcribes, according to a press release from Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Lavrov pointed out that, "by shooting down a Russian plane on a counter-terrorist mission of the Russian Aerospace Force in Syria, and one that did not violate Turkey’s airspace, the Turkish government has in effect sided with ISIS."

It was in this context when Lavrov added that "Turkey’s actions appear premeditated, planned, and undertaken with a specific objective."

More importantly, Lavrov pointed to Turkey’s role in the propping up the terror network through the oil trade. Per the Russian statement:

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Now, we know why Turkey is aligned with ISIS.

Were I a key player in NATO right now, I would get Turkey thrown out of this organisation, for playing both sides.

Unfortunately, however, this is complicated; the higher-ups in NATO seem to have agreed that Turkey will provoke Russia to the point of its invoking Article 5 of the UN Charter (where, if one NATO country gets attacked, it is as though all have been attacked, and must come to that one country's aid).

The downing of that Russia jet on Tuesday by Turkey felt very much like the opening salvos to World War III; I hope I am wrong, and that cooler heads will ultimately prevail.

But unfortunately, the US government needs a major war with which to distract an ever-more disenchanted public from the economic mess in which the US government has placed it.

Karl Marx got a lot of things wrong, but one thing he said which is bang spot-on is that "all wars are economic." That he got absolutely right.

Nov 26 10:11


I understand why Turkey shot down a Russian plane. Erdogan is only protecting his friends...

Nov 26 09:56

The Downing of Russia’s SU-24 Jet: 17 Seconds That Changed The World. Leaked Letter Exposes Turkey’s Hair-Trigger Reality

In the wake of an emergency NATO meeting this afternoon, new information has come to light. First, there’s Ankara’s letter to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the 15 members of the UN Security Council.

The highlighted passage reads: “Disregarding these warnings, both planes, at an altitude of 19,000 feet, violated Turkish national airspace to a depth of 1.36 miles and 1.15 miles in length for 17 seconds from 9:24:05 local time.”

So, as RT notes, even if we buy Turkey’s story (i.e. if we accept that Russia actually did violate Turkish airspace), then it would appear that Ankara has something of an itchy trigger finger. That is, Turkey was apparently willing to risk sparking a wider conflict between NATO and Russia over a 17 second incursion.

But something doesn’t sound right.

Journalists: Learn to do basic maths. Look at Turkey’s statement to UN: 1.15 miles / 17 seconds x 60 x 60 = 243 miles/hour = 391 km/hour

— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) November 24, 2015

Nov 26 09:34

Damascus wants Russia to develop Syrian oil

Syrian authorities are hoping Russian companies will develop the country's offshore oil deposits, said Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem during a meeting with Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin.

"We have data that oil and gas deposits on a shelf off the coast of Syria have enormous potential. And we hope to see not only Russian warships in Syria, but also platforms for extracting oil,” Muallem said on Thursday.

Nov 26 09:19

Top U.S. Air Defense Commander: Turkey’s Shootdown of Russian Jet “Had to Be PRE-PLANNED”

Yesterday, McInerney told Fox News – much to the surprise of the reporter interviewing him – that assuming the Turkish version of the flight path of the Russian jet is accurate, Russia wasn’t threatening Turkey, and that Turkey’s shoot down of the Russian jet “had to be pre-planned”, as the jet wasn’t in Turkish air space long enough for anything other than a premeditated attack to have brought it down:

Nov 26 08:59

Mystery over who bombed Turkish convoy allegedly carrying weapons to militants in Syria

A Turkish convoy, which according to some reports was transporting weapons to terrorist organizations, has been hit by apparent airstrikes in northwestern Syria.

Footage released online by the Istanbul-based Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) shows plumes of smoke from the burning trucks and people running about in panic. At least 20 trucks were engulfed in flames.

The mission, however, wasn’t sponsored or organized by the IHH, the group said. No organization has as yet confirmed that the convoy belonged to them.

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Turkey is claiming that this was a "humanitarian" convoy and Russia's attack on it is an act of war. But none of the humanitarian aid organizations are saying the convoy belonged to them.

Nov 26 08:31

The pilot Su-24 Oleg Peshkov did not kill any "Turkmens" but - Turks

MAIN pilots downed a Russian Su-24 had killed Oleg Peshkov no "Turkmens", but - Turks!

In Moscow have carefully analysed the video that appeared on YouTube that testify to a group of terrorists in the Syrian province of Latakia - which they called "Turkmens" - with exultant shouts of "Allahu Akbar!" Shot by the Russian pilots to descend by parachute and then kill sand.

First, it was determined that the main role in the liquidation of Peshkov played some Alpaslan Steel and that he praised the British agency Reuters that he and his "soldiers" killed sand. And soon afterwards, that he is not a Turkmen, but - a Turk from the town Kebano from the province Eljazig.

Somewhat later it was found that steel has an account on Twitter and on the photographs often holds his index finger raised upward. That explained everything.

So forefinger lifted up by members of the Turkish extreme nationalist youth organization Bozrkurt - "Grey Wolves".

Nov 26 08:19

Ankara defends ISIS, Turkish officials have financial interest in oil trade with group - PM Medvedev

Some Turkish officials have ‘direct financial interest’ in the oil trade with the terrorist group Islamic State, Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev said as he detailed possible Russian retaliation to Turkey’s downing of a Russian warplane in Syria on Tuesday.

Nov 26 08:11

Russian Warplanes Target Turkish Weapons Convoy in Syria

The airstrikes hit the trucks which were carrying weapons from Turkey to the Takfiri terrorists fighting in Syria near Azaz town in Aleppo on Wednesday.

Nov 26 07:54

NATO Provokes Russia In Crimea As Syria Tensions Rise

By Brandon Turbeville

As the situation in Syria heats up on the heels of the Turkish shoot down of a Russian military jet, the situation in Ukraine is doing the same as the Western-backed fascist Kiev regime is once again poking the Russian bear, presumably at the behest of the NATO powers...

Nov 26 07:46

Turkish newspaper editor in court for 'espionage' after revealing weapon convoy to Syrian militants

A Turkish prosecutor asked a court to imprison the editor-in-chief of Cumhuriyet newspaper pending trial for espionage and treason. In May, the outlet published photos of weapons it said were then transferred to Syria by Turkey’s intelligence agency.

Nov 26 06:30

Units of the U.S. army entered Syria from Turkey

50 soldiers of the U.S. army crossed the border of Syria from Turkey and occupied the Syrian town of Ein al-Arab. It was reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the channel "al-Mayadeen". According to the Agency, the military moved past a checkpoint on the Turkish-Syrian border. "About 50 soldiers and officers of the American army arrived in Ein al-Arab to support the Kurds in the fight against ISIS", — stated in the message. According to TV, the soldiers of the U.S. army crossed the Turkish-Syrian border through the checkpoint "BINAR", some soldiers had reached the town of Kamishli.

Nov 26 06:07

Is Turkey Starting a Proxi-War for NATO?

It is clear, Turkey hosting the recent G20 meeting and subscribing to the east-west ‘coalition’ of fighting the ISIS / DAESH / Al Qaeda terror, was a loosely disguised farce.

Did Turkey just provoke a proxi-war on behalf of NATO against Russia? – Turkey knew very well that the Russian SU-24 fighter jet was inside Syria’s borders and that even as it may have been close to Turkey it was no threat for Turkey. Russia’s mission was clear to all the 19 nations which attended the G20 meeting some 10 days ago in Antalya, Turkey, when the entire group unanimously decided to cooperate in fighting the Islamic State (IS – or Daesh, according to its Arabic acronym).

Nov 26 06:04

Turkey Shoots Down More Than Just a Russian Jet

It is only a matter of time before the rhetorical shell game conducted by the terrorist sponsors comes unstuck.

Turkey’s shooting down of a Russian fighter jet this week was likely aimed at a bigger political target – to deal a blow to the proposal of a grand anti-terror coalition between the West and Russia for fighting the Islamic State extremist network in Syria.

Such a coalition might seem reasonable, even desirable, to most people. But it is profoundly unacceptable, tacitly, to Washington because it would further expose the criminal nature of the Western-sponsored regime-change operation in Syria.

Washington and its allies do not want Russia to participate in an effective military coalition that would accelerate the destruction of the mercenary terror army that the Western powers have covertly invested in. In that regard, French President Francois Hollande seems to have momentarily lost the devious plot by proposing such an alliance with Russia.

Nov 26 06:02

Manufacturing a phony caliphate

Carefully-orchestrated snuff films directed by media experts.

Image is the most important element of the vaunted but fictional “new caliphate”. This thing is largely smoke and mirrors: manufacturing a phony “caliphate” out of nothing but a misfit band of thugs collected from many disparate countries—all wearing matching black outfits and masks (so that you can’t identify ethnicity), driving identical shiny Toyota trucks by the hundreds, flying identical mass-produced flags and sporting slick logos—supplied by whom?

Nov 26 04:23

Sultan Erdogan's War on...Russia

Erdogan is on a mission from Allah — at least his version of Allah. The downing of the Su-24 is just the preamble. Get ready, because 2016 promises an even bigger bang.

Nov 26 04:12

Turkey Must Pay for the Crime Against the Russian Aircraft

Instead of immediately apologising to Moscow for the Turkish Air Force downing the Russian SU-24 being part of the Russian Air Force group from the Hmeymim base, whose war with IS terrorists and other terrorist groups on Syrian territory is not just empty words, but real action, Ankara was quick to come out with offensive attacks against Russia. And for some reason, it then went on to demand that the NATO Council convene, although not only wasn’t Turkey attacked, but rather itself committed an act of aggression. It is impossible to differently interpret the attack on the plane of the anti-terrorist coalition performing the mission to destroy terrorist locations in Syria. Moreover, the Turkish F-16 did it when the SU-24 was in Syrian airspace.

Nov 26 03:58

Turkey Downs Russian Fighter to Draw NATO and US Deeper into Syrian Quagmire

On Tuesday, Turkey shot down a Russian warplane that was carrying out military operations against jihadi groups in Northern Syria. The downing of the Su-24 fighter jet is part of a broader plan by the administration of Turkish President Tayyip Recep Erdogan to topple the secular government of Syrian President Bashar al Assad and to establish “safe zones” on the Syrian side of the Turkish-Syrian border. Erdogan needs the safe zones to provide a sanctuary for the militant extremists who are the footsoldiers in his war against Syria. The downing of the Russian fighter is a desperate attempt by Erdogan to incite a reaction from Russia that will draw either NATO or the United States deeper into a conflict which has dragged on for 4 and a half years and killed 250,000 people.

Nov 25 23:34

Was The U.S. Involved In The Turkish Attack Against The Russian Jet?

Obama continues his immensely destructive policies in the Middle East with zero regard to the all the bad outcomes these are likely to have for the people there as well as for Europe. One again wonders if all these action follow from sheer incompetence or from some devilish, ingenious strategic planning.

Nov 25 20:53

How the Islamic State is Really Anti-Islamic

Waking Times

Islam proclaims that killing one human being (unjustly) is equal to killing the whole humanity (Qur’an, 5:32). In this perspective, the recent Paris terror attacks as well as all other incidents of terrorism which cause the death of innocent people should actually be considered as the attacks on the whole humanity. Notwithstanding, the terror incident in Paris has once again triggered the old debate as to what extent Islam should be blamed for the barbaric acts committed by ISIS, which is known as the Islamic state of Iraq and Syria, but actually it deserves to be called as “Inhuman State” for its barbaric activities all over the world.

Nov 25 20:33

Video: Interview with ISIL members captured by YPG

Interviews with ISIL members captured by the YPG (People’s Defense Units, the armed forces of the government of Rojava, the Syrian Kurdistan), that have been fighting ISIL since 2013. From a 2015 report in Israel’s Channel 1, edited by Binyamin Edelman.

Nov 25 20:27

Turkey Downs Russian Fighter to Draw NATO and US Deeper into Syrian Quagmire

The downing of the Russian Su-24 fighter fits perfectly with the way in which the Turkish government has been ratcheting up tensions on the border, using its jihadi allies to seize Syrian territory, and trying to incite a violent reaction that will force greater NATO or US involvement.

Nov 25 20:14

Deception Unmasked Ep 1

Nov 25 16:06

Weapons Captured From ISIS - See For Yourself

Nov 25 15:15

Drudge Sends the Biggest Secret Viral: “America Has Been Arming ISIS”

The biggest open secret in the world has just been tweeted by the world’s biggest news aggregator.

This bombshell tweet echoes numerous reports from the alternative media pointing out the sick truth behind the shocking resurgence of terrorism that ISIS is the creation of Western forces, and that the United States has in fact been arming and supporting their own worst enemy:


Nov 25 15:03

Revenge for the killed pilot and marine: 8 hours artillery and MLRS were firing positions of the Turkomans militants in the mountains of Latakia (VIDEO)

These are the places where the Turkoman militants, which brutally killed the pilot of the downed Russian bomber SU-24, are based...

Nov 25 14:33

Russian military aircraft continue carrying out airstrikes on the oil extraction, storage and refining facilities controlled by the ISIL Takfiri terrorists in the Syrian province of Deir Ezzur. [PHOTOS]

The Syrian army won control over several key buildings in Harasta area in Damascus Countryside after defeating terrorists of Jeish al-Islam, leaving dozens of them dead and freeing Harasta highway.
The Syrian pro-government forces' mop-up operations in the Eastern countryside of Aleppo ended with the liberation of all the villages and farms in the vast region and recapturing of the Aleppo-Raqqa highway near Kuweires airbase. [PHOTOS]
Syrian Forces Complete Full Control over All Areas around Kuweires Airbase
Terrorists Fleeing Syria's Lattakia in Hundreds after Army's Large-Scale Operations

Nov 25 13:19

Obama Says He’ll Rebuke ISIS… by Talking About Climate Change

Yes, he actually said that and there's video to prove it.

It is thought ISIS responded, “Oh no, no, not climate change, anything but that!!” and promptly went back to cashing their checks from the Central Intelligence Agency.

Nov 25 12:20

To All The Looney So-Called 'Christian' Zionist Warmongers: Catholic Bishops In Syria Have Been Telling The Truth For Years, Read It & Weep!

Syrian Archbishop Jacques Behnan Hindo of Hassak-Nisibi issued a strongly-worded denunciation of the United States propaganda and dangerous meddling into his nation. He said the CIA & U.S. need to get out of Syria & stop funding the Christian-killing terrorists! Melkite Greek Catholic archbishop Jean-Clement Jeanbart of Aleppo, Syria, said that Russian military intervention in Syria is "a source of hope" for Christians in the region, that it "serves the Christian cause," has "renewed the confidence among Christians in Syria," and that Putin is a hero! In 2013, The highest-ranking Catholic Clergyman in Syria condemned the lies and hypocrisy of the United States and other Western nations, saying they "bear responsibility for what is happening in Syria." Primate and Patriarch of the Syriac Catholic Church Ignatius Joseph III Younan made the remarks in an interview with a Catholic Newspaper