Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Turkish Warplanes Shoot Down Russian Su24 Near Syrian Border - And More

by Ian R Thorpe
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Russian Pilots shot By Syrian Rebels While Parachuting To Safety
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There is a giant fan in the middle east, it has stirred up trouble since time immemorial. And right now there is a big, brown, smelly, cigar shaped object hurtling towards it at high speed. And the only people who can possibly stop it seem intent on propelling it towards those spinning blades more and more quickly.

The first news of the day that sent you Boggart Bloggers running for cover before the big brown smelly geopolitical thing hits the fan was that a Turkish F-16 fighter plane shot down what was initially said to be an unidentified warplane near the Syrian border after it violated Turkey's airspace. A Turkish military official said the nationality of the downed aircraft was not immediately clear although if we assume that American, French and British planes would be approved in Turkish airspace, being theoretically on the same side, and apply the certainty that ISIS have no warplanes, it would have to be Russian.

Russian Su24 goes down in flames near Turkey / Syria border (image source)

Within moments of the news breaking that was confirmed to be the case

The Russian jet crashed in the mountainous Jabal Turkmen area of Latakia, where air strikes and fighting between rebels and Syrian government forces were reported earlier on Tuesday. According to Reuters, Turkish F16s warned the jet repeatedly over the airspace violations before shooting it down. Officials in Moscow said the Su24 did not violate Turkish air space; (well they would say that, wouldn't they?)

Shortly after the act of war against Russia by a NATO member was confirmed, the Turkish Lira went down like a lead Zepplin on currency markets while Europe stock markets plunged. The Turkish Defense Ministry was later reported in local media to have said said the Su-24 jet was warned after violating Turkish airspace and was then downed in line with Turkey’s rules of engagement, Anadolu says, citing officials at the presidency.

Russian defense officials responded almost immediately, sating that the incident will be deemed a clear act of aggression by a NATO-member country against Russia, the Russian Air Force said it could prove the aircraft was over Syria for the entire flight.

The ministry added that the pilots ejected, according to preliminary info, and that Russia trying to determine their fates, Interfax reports. Interfax also adds that the plane was probably downed by fire from ground, and that it had been flying at flying at an altitude of 6,000 meters.

Meanwhile, Turkish media reported that either one or both of the pilots may have been captured by Turkmen forces located in the region.


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Russian Pilots shot By Syrian Rebels While Parachuting To Safety

by Arthur Foxake
If Putin was angry at the shooting down of a Russian plane, which may or may not have crossed Turkish territory - reports on both sides are conflicting, be like a bear with piles as well as a sore head on hering that, according to Turkey's Dogan News, the Russian pilots who had parachuted in an attempt to save their lives after the plane was shot down, had been executed while parachuting down by local rebels, which considering video released earlier belonged to the Free Syrian Army, Obama's "moderate rebels" who are funded directly by the CIA. The parachutes appear about half way through this short clip.

A video released by the Free Syrian Army (linked - we decided not to post it) shows rebels opening fire on the Russian airmen while they are parachuting down. As one commentator in the YouTube thread notes, someone shouts over the gun fire, "don't fire. Let's take them prisoners. Don't fire. Prisoners". A later video claimed to showed at least one of the airmen was dead. We can only hope it was typical Islamic extremist propaganda.

And then it gets worse ...

CIA Backed Syrian Rebels Soot Down Russian Helicopter With US-Supplied Missile

Only hours after Turkey shot down a Russian Su-24 warplane near the border with Syria, the Free Syrian Army (more specifically Alwiya al-Ashar), Obama's 'moderate rebels' released video footage of guerillas celebrating over the body of a dead Russian pilot.

In a second serious escalation, another FSA-aligned group claimed to have shot down a Russian search and rescue helicopter.

You can read more detailed coverage here, but just note that if the FSA's 1st Coastal Brigade did indeed use an American-made TOW missile to destroy a Russian aircraft, it confirms exactly news reports from yesterday (Monday 24 November) which detailed the American, Turkish, and Saudi-sponsored program to supply anti-tank missiles to the Syrian opposition:

Obviously, this is the very definition of absurdity. It would be bad enough if the US were supplying TOWs to anyone in Syria. But this is Washington and Riyadh handing anti-tank missiles to forces that are firing them at the Iranians who are operating under cover of Russian airstrikes. Just to drive that home: the US is waging war against Iran and Russia with but one degree of separation.

Now, the FSA has released what it says is footage of the TOW attack (this version via Israeli news organisation Haaertz).

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