Russian Pilot Says Turkey Did Not Issue Any Warnings

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.

UPDATES: Eclispsius Resurrected and Lavrov Unbound

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.

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Putin: Russia will not tolerate this “stab in Russia’s back” delivered by “terrorism accomplices”

(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…)

from TASS

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.

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Russian jet downed when returning to Hmeimim airbase — Defense Ministry

from TASS

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 Shoots Down Russian Military Plane Near Syrian Border


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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Scott Creighton Will Be on Real Politik Radio With James Tracy Today at 3pm

by Scott Creighton

Yesterday  I had the pleasure of doing an interview with James Tracy of Memory Hole blog and it will be aired on his show, Real Politik, on Truth Frequency Radio today at 3pm.

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.

Eclipsius Unbound?

by Scott Creighton

Hi folks. This morning I am packaging up Eclipsius and pushing him down the street to a real mechanic. Apparently my auto mechanic skill-sets were not up to the task this time around and I was lucky enough to find a local shop which would finish the latest head gasket project for a reduced fee. I still don’t know if it’s the gasket or a cracked head, but I think in terms of how it went bad (without overheating) that chances are it’s simply the gasket coupled with the fact that I didn’t have the head shaved last year when I replaced the gasket at that time. Yeah, that was pretty stupid.

Anyway… if you need me I’ll be on the road pushing my rock up the hill seeing if I can get it to a mechanic before my leg blows up. Should be fun, right?

So cross your fingers. Say a little prayer. Sacrifice a chicken. Do whatever it takes to appease whatever Gods you worship. I will see you guys in a little bit.

And oh yeah… the Redskins suck. :(


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