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by Scott Creighton
It’s yet to be confirmed and I have only found one source for this story, but Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu says he gave the order to shoot down the Russian jet a few days ago. The Russian pilot has finally spoken out about the ordeal saying they were given no warning by the Turkish jet and said they were not in Turkish airspace when it happened.
That would mean it had nothing to do with the current bad-boy de jour, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. After all, it’s the Prime Minister of Turkey who serves as the Commander in Chief of the armed forces. Not the president.
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu today revealed that he personally gave the order to down the Russian Su-24 fighter jet that lead to the death of one pilot.
“Despite all the warnings, we had had to destroy the aircraft” Davutoğlu told a meeting of his AK party. “The Turkish Armed Forces carried out orders given by me personally” ThinkPol
“A Russian airman who has survived the downing of his warplane says Turkish jets did not issue any warnings. Capt. Konstantin Murakhtin said Wednesday on Russian television that his plane was flying over Syrian territory and didn’t violate Turkish airspace.” AP
ThinkPol provides no link to reference the statement they claim the Prime Minister made accepting responsibility for the shoot-down order.
It should be noted that this morning, Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov said in an interview that he thought one possible explanation for the shooting down of the Russian jet might be “reasons of domestic politics”
As it just so happens, today, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced the conclusion of their efforts to form the 64th government of Turkey.
As expected, former Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan was not offered a new seat in the government. Babacan was very popular with the neoliberal investor class and globalist business leaders who took interest in this recent election. In short, the decision to exclude this man by Davutoglu and Erdogan was a slap in the face to the Western masters of the debt servitude universe.
“There was particular speculation about the fate of former Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan, a darling of investors who has long played a leading role in managing the economy. His possible appointment was seen as a key barometer of how much influence Erdoğan wields. Ultimately, Babacan was not offered any seat in the cabinet, although he was tipped for a possible role at the Foreign Ministry.” Hurriyet Daily
Babacan had said he wanted full control over the economy.
Babacan has an interesting past:
Babacan had the duty to steer a painful economic reform program, which was backed by multi-billion-dollar IMF loans…He stayed always away from the rough-and-tumble of the Turkish political arena and focused solely on the economic reform, acting rather as a technocrat without indulging into populism…
So let’s review: just at the moment when the popular party is forming it’s new government after the election without the globalist Bilberberger neoliberal technocrat loved by Washington and the IMF… it just so happens that someone gives the order to shoot down a Russian plane, screwing up Turkey’s good relationship with Russia (and the Turkish Stream pipeline) and putting the new government into a new crisis.
Does that do it justice?
And what did Lavrov say?
“Reasons of domestic politics” may have caused our plane to be shoot down.
Makes you think doesn’t it.
from the AP
A Russian airman who has survived the downing of his warplane says Turkish jets did not issue any warnings. Capt. Konstantin Murakhtin said Wednesday on Russian television that his plane was flying over Syrian territory and didn’t violate Turkish airspace.
Muravkin was rescued early Wednesday by Russian and Syrian commando and was speaking in televised comments from the Russian Hemeimeem air base in Syria.
by Scott Creighton
Today is the day. Eclipsius is in the shop and the head is machined and the gaskets are ready for pickup. Looks like I will be back on the road again very soon. Thanks to all who have been able to help with that process. I’ll be running around most of the morning facilitating that earth shattering global event of biblical proportions.
well… it is too me. so there.
(Seems to me, if someone wanted Erdgan out of power, a coup put in his place and Russia to be weakened by the loss of another friendly state, then giving the order to shoot down this Russian fighter might just be the perfect solution. Just saying…)
Russia will not tolerate crimes like the attack on the Russian Su-24 fighter jet shot down by the Turkish Air Force in Syrian skies, President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday at a meeting with King of Jordan Abdullah II.
“I understand each country has its own regional interests, and we have always respected that. But we shall never tolerate crimes like today’s one,” the president said.
The Russian leader stressed that the downed fighter-bomber was posing no threat to Turkey.
“Our pilots and jet posed no threat to the Turkish Republic. This is obvious. They were conducting an operation against ISIL,” Putin said.
The Russian Sukhoi Su-24 warplane was downed when returning to Syria’s Hmeimim airbase, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Tuesday
“The Russian Su-24 warplane was downed in Syria’s territory by a Turkish F-16 fighter jet. The objective control data analysis has shown unmistakably that Turkey’s air space was not violated,” the ministry said.
The Russian plane was downed by an air-to-air missile fired by a Turkish F-16 fighter when it was at an altitude of 6,000 meters at a distance of 1 km from the Turkish border. The Defense Ministry said earlier that pilots had managed to eject from the aircraft. Their whereabouts were being established.
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Turkey’s foreign ministry summoned the Russian charge d’affaires on Tuesday, after a Russian warplane was shot down by Turkish jets along the country’s Syria border, a Turkish official said.
Turkish fighter jets shot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian border on Tuesday after repeated warnings over air space violations, but Moscow said it could prove the jet had not left Syrian air space.
It was the first time a NATO member’s armed forces have downed a Russian or Soviet military aircraft since the 1950s and Russian and Turkish assets fell on fears of an escalation between the former Cold War enemies.
A Kremlin spokesman said it was a “very serious incident” but that it was too early to draw conclusions.
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by Scott Creighton
You can listen to it here.
James has been working in alternative media for quite a while now. He’s a researcher as well as an educator and his work on Sandy Hook and the Boston bombing garnered him a lot of national media attention.
(James) Tracy is a media scholar, educator and political analyst located in South Florida. He received his PhD from University of Iowa in 2002. His work on media history and politics has appeared in a wide variety of academic journals, edited volumes, and alternative news and opinion outlets including Global Research, Lew Rockwell, Activist Post, Information Clearing House, and Infowars.
I’ve had a good deal of respect for his work for sometime now and doing the interview was an enjoyable experience. We covered a lot of topics in the hour long interview and I think it will make for good listening. For the record, he’s done some really good interviews in the past with people like Brandon Turbeville, Shawn Helton, Sofia Smallstorm and Patrick Henningsen just to name a few. You can check out the archives of his podcasts, here.
Anyway, it’s a good interview. James is a dedicated researcher and critic of media propaganda like I am and it was an honor to be asked on his show. I hope you tune in and let me know what you think. If you can’t make it today, I’ll let you guys know when it will be up on his podcast.
Have a good one.