"To the extent that the shoot-down of the Russian military aircraft has a silver lining, the incident has likely saved the Russian government from a coalition in which Russia would have lost control of its war against ISIL and would have had to accept the defeat of Assad’s removal.""17 Seconds That Changed The World - Leaked Letter Exposes Turkey's Hair-Trigger Reality"
"Turkish Shootdown of Russian Jet: What You Need to Know" It actually probably comes down to the fact that Turkey is a gangster-state - comment by Squids_In:
"Erdogans son is the main fence for oil shipments from ISIS through Turkey. Russia destroyed 1000+ tankers this week. No wonder he is pissed."I know we'll be told that this is another attempt to put pressure on Putin to back off, but it is going to backfire, so we need an explanation that is more criminal and unflattering to Turkey. "Ankara's oil business with ISIS" From 2014: "Full transcript of voice recording purportedly of Erdoğan and his son".
"ISIS survives largely because Turkey allows it to: the evidence"
"Why the Paris terror attacks didn’t ‘change everything’": "‘Coalition of the Dodgy Opportunists’":
"So now we have Wahhabism, the ideological matrix of all strands of jihadism, dictating to the West who is and who is not a “terrorist”. One can’t make this stuff up."
This is a military coalition set up in order not to fight a war. The point is to strengthen the ostensible opponent by pretending to fight it. The Global War On Terror, the concept invented so Jews could kill people and steal land, has finally reached its conceptual breaking point.
"America’s “Anti-ISIS Coalition” Never existed. There is No “US-led war on ISIS”"
"Campaign Against Isis: Is There Any Hope for Military Success?" This is based on the premise that the Zio-American empire ever had any intention of defeating its favorite ally, creation, and stooge, ISIS. Cockburn is smart enough to know this, so what is going on?
"The motive: How Russia's enemies benefit from the downing of Su-24":
"The Turkish side showed a diagram in which the Russian bomber is flying over microscopic wedge of the Turkish territory deep into Syria. Turkish geographic wedge into Syria - is the so-called area of Alexandretta, which Turkey annexed from France, which controlled Syria after World War I.
In 1938, parliament of this region declared the area an independent republic of Hatay - it was the last foreign policy operation of Kemal Ataturk before his death. In 1939, Turkey annexed Hatay.""Putin: Russia will move S-300 air defense systems to its base in Syria"
"Russian Warplane Down: NATO's Act of War":
". . . Russia's best bet is to simply continue winning the war. Taking the Jarabulus-Afrin corridor and fortifying it against NATO incursions while cutting off ISIS and other terrorist factions deeper within Syria would be perhaps the worst of all possible retaliations. With Syria secured, an alternative arc of influence will exist within the Middle East, one that will inevitably work against Saudi and other Persian Gulf regimes' efforts in Yemen, and in a wider sense, begin the irreversible eviction of Western hegemony from the region.
The West, already being pushed out of Asia by China, will suffer immeasurably as the world dismantles its unipolar international order, region by region.
As in the game of chess, a player often seeks to provoke their opponent into a series of moves. The more emotional their opponent becomes, the easier it is to control the game as it unfolds. Likewise in geopolitics and war, emotions can get one killed, or, be channeled by reason and superior strategic thinking into a plan that satisfies short-term requirements but serves long-term objectives. Russia has proven time and time again that it is capable of striking this balance and now, more than ever, it must prove so again."
"Sharri Markson: journalist at the Australian in run-in with Israeli security" (good tweet showing how the Guardian editors can wreck/Zionize any journalism that accidentally manages to sneak into their rag). A real journalist!!! She was investigating Israeli hospital treatment of al-Qaeda fighters who had been injured fighting in Syria. No wonder the Jews roughed her up.
What do blood-pouring-from-the-fangs Clintonista-Zionists think? "Things Can Always Get Worse" (my emphasis in red, and no, this is not Max Boot - wow!):
"For all the worry and Putin worship we see today, what I find most worrisome about the Russians is that I strongly suspect their readiness, expertise at military craft, hardware etc are all basically third rate. That means that when they get into confrontations with first rate military powers - the US and NATO signatories, for instance - they'll likely embarrass themselves. That's great in nationalistic terms and as comeuppance for the destructive and reckless actions Russia has been taking in recent years. But it also means, they'll be driven to save face - especially given how much nationalistic resurgence and cult of personality is central to Putin's rule. And that is especially dangerous."
"French violated Swedish airspace; Fake leaks to press tried to pretend it was Russia http://www.thelocal.fr/20141117/new-claims-russia-was-in-swedish-airspace …"