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

    11/27/2015 8:00:17 PM PST · by george76 · 29 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 27 Nov 2015 | Aaron Klein
    EXCLUSIVE - Lebanese Official Claims To Breitbart: NATO 'Okayed' Turkey's Downing Of Russian Jet. [ Full title ]. 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. The Turks cannot afford to shoot down a Russian plane, being a member of NATO, without asking the permission of NATO. They have to ask NATO. It's NATO, said Jumblatt, a member of parliament and leader of Lebanon's Progressive Socialist Party. Jumblatt is considered the leader of Lebanon's historic...
  • Double dealing tyrant who's sabotaging the West's battle to crush ISIS: Turkey's Erdogan

    11/27/2015 7:52:01 PM PST · by House Atreides · 16 replies ^ | November 26, 2015 | Michael Burleigh
    ...the fact is that Erdogan's regime has on many occasions turned a blind eye to ISIS activity in Turkey, as well as to Turkish businessmen and smugglers doing trade deals with the jihadist butchers. To be fair, on the surface, Turkey's president is fully involved in the fight against ISIS. In October he allowed U.S. jets to use Turkey's Incirlik air base for operations against ISIS, pledging that his forces, too, would join the fight. But the truth is that Turkey's planes have aimed their missiles almost exclusively at the one army which poses a real threat to ISIS, and...
  • Putin 'to wipe out Turkey' in nuclear war

    11/27/2015 1:53:41 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 43 replies
    Daily Star ^ | Nov. 27, 2015 | Harry Kemble
    Political hothead and Russian colonel Vladimir Zhirinovsky called for president Vladimir Putin to wipe out Turkish capital Istanbul, killing nine million people. Turkey's decision to down a SU-24 fighter jet after it entered their aerospace was branded "stupid" by Zhirinovsky. "A nuclear attack can destroy Istanbul very easily. Just one nuclear bomb in the Istanbul Strait will wash the city away," he told Moscow Speaking Radio.
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    11/27/2015 3:56:50 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 44 replies
    I hope everyone had a blessed Thanksgiving, and is now enjoying plenty of leftovers! We took the advice of 'boatbums', and did a dry brine for the first time - just salt. It turned out wonderfully, despite a near disaster. We began with a fresh turkey, and my husband salted it a few days ahead, dried the turkey naked in the fridge overnight, and started it in the oven at 450 degrees on The Day. A couple of hours later, the probe thermometer went off, and we stared at each other: something was wrong, and there was no way the...
  • Russians burn Erdogan's effigies, shout 'down with ISIS'

    11/27/2015 1:50:51 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 11 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Friday, November 27, 2015 | PTI
    Activists in Moscow, belonging to a youth wing of the conservative Rodina party, put a life-size inflatable doll of Erdogan in a coffin and delivered it to the Turkish embassy. - Getty Images Moscow's fury over Ankara's downing of a Russian warplane on the Syrian border was on full display today as pro-government activists staged anti-Turkey rallies, even parading a life-size doll of its president in a coffin. In Crimea, a group of young people gathered around a hay effigy with the face of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan set up on the main square of Simferopol. Videos shot at...
  • Unreal: Erdogan Warns Russia Against Downing Turkish Jets in Syrian Airspace

    11/27/2015 1:28:08 PM PST · by marvel5 · 25 replies
    Russia Insider ^ | November 27, 2015 | Rudy Panki
    Check out the latest from Turkey's aspiring sultan: When asked what would happen if Russia shot down a Turkish jet that strayed into Syrian airspace, Turkey's airplane-shooter-in-chief said that it would qualify as Russian “aggression.” According to Erdogan, This kind of an incident which may happen of course will further push us to take measures. … Of course it will be an aggression against our rights of sovereignty and it is a natural right of [Turkey] to protect those rights Yes, Turkish warplanes zooming around Syria is a matter of “Turkish sovereignty.” You heard it here first. Why does Russia...
  • Top U.S. Air Defense Commander: Turkey’s Shootdown of Russian Jet “Had to Be PRE-PLANNED”

    11/27/2015 12:53:16 PM PST · by amorphous · 100 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 27 Nov 2015 | George Washington
    In his role as Norad commander for Alaska, McInerney dealt with more Russian fighter jet incursions (which he calls "bear penetrations") than anyone else in the world. So McInerney knows how to tell innocent from hostile incursions by foreign fighter jets, standard rules of engagement of foreign fighter jets, how to read radar tracks, and the other things he would need to know to form an informed opinion about the shootdown of a foreign jet. Yesterday, McInerney told Fox News - much to the surprise of the reporter interviewing him - that assuming the Turkish version of the flight path...
  • How Turkey Exports ISIS Oil To The World: The Scientific Evidence

    11/27/2015 12:40:07 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 11/27/15 | tyler durden
    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...
  • Turkey warns Putin not to 'play with fire'

    Turkey's president Tayyip Erdogan on Friday warned Vladimir Putin not to "play with fire" as their war of words continued to escalate over the downing of a jet. Putin has refused to contact Erdogan because Ankara does not to apologize for the downing of the Russian warplane, Putin aide Yuri Ushakov told Reuters Friday. On Thursday, Putin again slammed Turkey's explanations for the shoot down near the border with Syria, saying that the warplane's flight details had been passed to the U.S. in advance and should have been known to the Turkish government. "The American side, which leads the coalition...
  • Vladimir Putin refuses to speak to Turkish president over Ankara's lack of apology

    11/27/2015 11:01:02 AM PST · by winoneforthegipper · 20 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/27/15 | Raziye Akkoc
    Vladimir Putin has refused contact with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan after the latter’s offer to meet because Ankara refuses to apologise, an aide to the Russian president said. Relations between Moscow and Ankara have plunged into crisis since Tuesday when Turkey shot down a Russian warplane, claiming it had violated its airspace while flying over northern Syria. The two pilots ejected from the plane but one was killed while another was rescued several hours later. In retaliation for Turkey's actions, Russia prepared to impose punishing economic sanctions against Turkey, including abandoning a flagship pipeline project and a $20 billion...
  • Russia Suspends Visa-Free Travel With Turkey

    11/27/2015 9:30:36 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 33 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 27, 2015 | Vladimir Isachenkov
    Russia announced Friday that it will suspend visa-free travel with Turkey amid the escalating spat over the downing of a Russian warplane by a Turkish fighter jet at the Syrian border. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov announced that Moscow will halt the existing visa-free regime starting Jan. 1, saying that Turkey has become a conduit for terrorists and has been reluctant to share information with Moscow about Russian citizens accused of involvement in terrorist activities. Turkey's downing of the Russian military jet Tuesday, the first time in half a century that a NATO member shot down a Russian plane, has...
  • Chief Of Russian Air Force Accuses Turkey Of Coordinated Ambush On Downed Jet

    11/27/2015 9:30:12 AM PST · by amorphous · 27 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 27 Nov 2015 | Tyler
    By now everyone is aware of the Turkish side of the story of how a Russian Su-24 was downed by a Turkish F-16 on Tuesday morning, when it allegedly crossed into Turkish airspace for a grand total of 17 seconds, with Turkey supposedly warning the Russian bomber which had been targeting alleged jihadists in the region no less than "ten times." Turkey even produced an alleged recording of said warning, which Russia implied was faked as the surviving pilot made it very clear no actual warning had been received by the Russian warplane. So now that Russia has had three...
  • Has Turkey warned Russia, 'Hands off our black-market ISIS oil'?

    11/27/2015 8:06:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/27/2015 | By Robert Klein Engler
    From Reuters: “Turkish fighter jets shot down a Russian-made warplane near the Syrian border on Tuesday after repeatedly warning it over air space violations, Turkish officials said, but Moscow said it could prove the jet had not left Syrian air space.” Just the other day, “American warplanes destroyed around 280 of ISIS' oil tanker trucks along the Syria-Iraq border on Monday, U.S. officials told NBC News.”[SNIP] “U.S. air strikes targeting ISIS oil assets are so rare that PBS was caught using footage of Russian fighter jets bombing an oil storage facility in Syria and passing it off as evidence...
  • Turkish President Erdogan Blasts Vladimir Putin: 'Don't Play with Fire'

    11/27/2015 7:14:27 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 76 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-27-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    A few days ago, Turkish F16-jets shut down a Russian jet. Ever since, tensions between Turkey and Russia have been on the rise. Russian President Vladimir Putin has publicly threatened Turkey, and has taken action against Turkish citizens inside Russia. Some construction companies owned by Turks have been raided, trucks delivering flowers have been sent back at the border, and the Russian government has warned Turkish food producers that their goods may no longer be welcome in Russia. At the same time, Putin has spoken out against Turkey's Islamist ruler, President Erdogan, by accusing him of supporting terrorism. The Russian...
  • World View: Russia Accuses Turkey Of 'Industrial Scale' Oil Purchases From ISIS

    11/27/2015 7:13:23 AM PST · by Fennie · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 27, 2015 | John J. Xenakis
    On Tuesday, after the Russian warplane was shot down by Turkey, Russia's president Vladimir Putin said: ISIS has big money, hundreds of millions or even billions of dollars, from selling oil. In addition they are protected by the military of an entire nation [i.e.,Turkey]. One can understand why they are acting so boldly and blatantly. Why they kill people in such atrocious ways. Why they commit terrorist acts across the world, including in the heart of Europe. Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev alleged on Wednesday that Turkish officials were benefiting from ISIS oil sales, while Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov...
  • Moscow wants Turkey to return Cathedral of St. Sophia to Orthodox Church

    11/27/2015 6:54:47 AM PST · by NRx · 44 replies
    RISU ^ | 11-26-2015 | Staff
    The State Duma deputies supported the idea of ​​return of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul to the Orthodox Church. This was stated by Chairman of Committee on Property, coordinator of inter-factional parliamentary group on the protection of Christian values ​​Sergei Gavrilov, TSN reports. Today, when the Russian-Turkish relations are undergoing “endurance trial,”the mutual friendly initiatives and proposals are of special importance, Gavrilov says. “The Russian side deems it possible to recur to the ancient shrine of the Christian world, located in Turkey, Istanbul - St. Sophia (Hagia Sophia) of Constantinople –an ancient Byzantine cathedral, which is associated with the history of...
  • Stumbling to War With Russia?

    11/27/2015 6:31:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 60 replies ^ | November 27, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    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...
  • Turkey's Erdogan warns Russia not to 'play with fire'

    11/27/2015 6:01:09 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 89 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Nov 27, 2015
    Turkey's Erdogan warns Russia not to 'play with fire' ISTANBUL Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan warned Russia not to "play with fire" on Friday, but added he did not want to harm relations with Moscow, comments that look more likely to inflame than quell the dispute over a downed Russian bomber this week. Relations between the former Cold War antagonists are at their worst in recent memory after Turkey shot down the jet near the Syrian border on Monday. Russia has threatened economic retaliation against Ankara, which Erdogan has dismissed as "emotional" and "unfitting". "We very sincerely recommend to Russia not...
  • Russia is already exacting its revenge on Turkey for downing a Russian warplane

    11/27/2015 4:49:49 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 30 replies
    Business Insider ^ | November 26, 2015 | Natasha Bertrand
    Russia is preparing to sanction Turkey in response to its downing of a Russian warplane earlier this week, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced in a televised cabinet meeting on Thursday, according to the BBC. "The government has been ordered to work out a system of response measures to this act of aggression in the economic and humanitarian spheres," which may include "limits or bans" on "foodstuffs, labor, and services from Turkish companies," Medvedev said. The sanctions "could bite into more than $30 billion in trade ties between the two countries, as police here began seizing Turkish products and deporting Turkish...
  • Ankara Suspends Air Force Flights Over Syria After Attack on Su-24 - Media

    11/27/2015 12:45:38 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 85 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 11-27-2015
    According to Turkish media, Ankara halted the flights of its aviation over Syria. ANKARA – Turkey has suspended its Air Force flights over Syria in the international coalition campaign in the fight against the Islamic State after the downing of the Russian Su-24 Fencer bomber, Turkey's Hurriyet newspaper reported Friday, citing diplomatic sources. On Tuesday, a Turkish Air Force F-16 downed the Russian bomber 4 kilometers from the Turkish border. Both the Russian General Staff and the Syrian Air Defense Command confirmed that the Su-24 never crossed into Turkish airspace and was shot down over Syrian territory, citing precise objective...
  • Am I the only one?

    11/26/2015 11:24:21 PM PST · by Cowman · 54 replies
    11-27-201 | Self
    Am I the only one who is really put off by the pardoning of the turkey and really, really wants a President who would kill, dress and eat the stupid bird?
  • Russia Releases Video Of S-400 SAM Deployment In Syria, As Putin Issues Warning To Obama

    11/26/2015 10:56:51 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 51 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 11-26-2015 | Durden
    "The S-400 is an air defense system. The reason we didn't have the system in Syria is because we thought our planes were flying at high enough altitudes where a terrorist could not reach them, they don't have weapons capable of downing our planes at the altitude of over 3 or 4 thousand meters. And We could never think that we could be stabbed in the back by a country we regarded as our ally. Our planes operated at altitudes of 5-6,000 meters and were completely unprotected against potential attacks from fighter jets. We could never imagine that that could...
  • US soldiers in Syria to back anti-IS Kurds: Kurdish sources

    11/26/2015 3:44:05 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 20 replies ^ | November 27, 2015 | AFP
    US soldiers are in Kobane, the town in northern Syria nearly destroyed in fierce fighting with the Islamic State group, to train Kurdish forces to battle the jihadists, Kurdish sources said Thursday. Mustapha Abdi, an activist in the town on the Turkish border, told AFP the American instructors had arrived "in recent hours", in what is the first official deployment of US ground troops in Syria. A source with the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) said the Americans would help plan offensives against two Syrian cities held by IS -- Jarablus and the jihadists' Syrian "capital", Raqa.
  • Turkey arrests editors over reports Ankara supplied weapons to Syrian fighters

    11/26/2015 7:24:44 PM PST · by markomalley · 26 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/26/15 | Raziye Akkoc
    Two journalists from an opposition Turkish newspaper have been arrested, accused of spying by an Istanbul court following reports that Turkey's intelligence agency sent weapons to Islamist rebel groups in Syria. In another case of journalists facing criminal charges and censorship, editor-in-chief Can Dundar and Erdem Gul, the newspaper's Ankara bureau chief, were taken into custody on Thursday night, Turkish media reported. The two men are accused of spying and "divulging state secrets", according to reports, as well as being members of a terror organisation. Another charge included the violation of state security after the release of the footage....
  • They knew the exact time and the exact place

    11/26/2015 6:22:58 PM PST · by Fred Nerks · 99 replies
    MailOnLine ^ | 27 Novemer 2015 | Corey Charlton
    Putin accuses US of leaking flight path of doomed jet to Turkey... as his fearsome anti-aircraft missiles roll into Syria Putin has accused the U.S. of being complicit in the destruction of its jet The Russian jet was downed by Turkey after it entered Turkish airspace He claimed Russia gave the U.S. the flight path data for the doomed aircraft This was either leaked or it does not control what its allies are doing Meanwhile, today Russia's fearsome S-400 missile systems arrived in Syria Putin has also agreed to coordinate airstrikes with France against ISIS Russian president Vladimir Putin has...
  • Terrorists in Su-24 search operation area killed - Russian Defense Ministry

    11/26/2015 12:33:18 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 53 replies
    Russia Today ^ | November 26, 2015 | RT Staff
    Russian and Syrian military have killed terrorists in the search area of the downed Russian Su-24 jet, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Thursday. "The moment our pilot was in safety the area was heavily bombed by the Russian Air Force and shelled by Syrian government forces artillery," ministry spokesman General-Major Igor Konashenkov told a media briefing.He stressed that terrorists and other "mysterious groups" were killed in the assault.The Russian Air Force base in Latakia has been reinforced with an S-400 SAM system, which was deployed on Thursday. "Now we are going to ensure the safety of our planes fighting...
  • Boom! Ted Cruz’s Thanksgiving Message is Presidential… Obama’s is Nothing but Stuffing

    11/26/2015 3:56:29 PM PST · by Isara · 20 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 26 Nov, 2015 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Ted Cruz embodies the true spirit of America. Obama – what a turkey. Cruz addressed our rich history and how it began with the pilgrims who gave their lives to start our country. He speaks of fighting the Revolutionary War and winning against all odds, overcoming slavery and winning two World Wars to help free the world. He spoke of George Washington and his faith in God. Cruz praised the military, police, firefighters, first responders, parents, pastors and teachers. He spoke of sacrifice and honor. Above all, Cruz spoke of our religious freedom and our great country… all of that...
  • President Obama Pardons Turkey for Shooting Down Russian Fighter Jet

    11/26/2015 2:11:34 PM PST · by Starman417 · 10 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-26-15 | Wordsmith
    Oh, wait....wrong Turkey. quite like seeing a lame duck president pardoning the national turkey (can you tell which one's which?). Actually, I think our comedian-in-chief is pretty good in this role. Nor did I mind his jab at GOP presidential candidates (I think some of them are turkeys). It was done in lighthearted jest. No harm, no foul, however fowl. While I am sympathetic to the plight of Syrian refugees and consider some of the rhetoric against allowing these refugees into the States to be tinged with hysteria, exaggerations, xenophobia, and Islamophobia, I also find legitimate concerns as well....
  • France's Hollande to press for anti-IS coalition on trip to Russia

    11/26/2015 9:50:59 AM PST · by csvset · 15 replies
    FRANCE24 ^ | 26 November 2015 | AFP
    <p>French President Francois Hollande was due in Moscow on Thursday for talks with Russia's Vladimir Putin, as part of his whirlwind tour to forge a broader coalition against the Islamic State (IS) group in the wake of the Paris attacks.</p>
  • 500 Smith & Wesson vs Frozen Turkeys

    11/26/2015 8:35:33 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 24 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 23 Nov, 2015 | Bob Owens
    One .500 Smith & Wesson Magnum. One Underwood Ammunition bullet loaded with a 350-grain Xtreme Penetrator bullet moving at roughly 1,850 feet per second. Five frozen turkeys. Sounds like fun! Video at link.
  • Russian foreign ministry urges nationals in Turkey to return home

    11/26/2015 8:08:51 AM PST · by Lera · 21 replies
    Russia's foreign ministry on Thursday urged nationals currently in Turkey to return home after tensions with Ankara soared over the downing of a Russian warplane. "In connection with the existing terrorist threats on Turkish territory, we once again recommend that Russian citizens refrain from visiting Turkey, and recommend that Russians who are there for personal purposes return home," the foreign ministry said in a statement. The statement follows recent calls by Moscow for Russians not to travel to Turkey.
  • Turkey Braces For War With Russia And Sends 20 Tanks And 18 Fighter Jets To Her Borders

    11/26/2015 7:10:50 AM PST · by Strategy · 127 replies
    Standard ^ | November 26, 2015 | By Mirror
    Ankara: Turkey has moved 20 tanks to her border with Syria as tensions with Russia continue. Military sources from Turkey said the tanks were moved by rail to an armored brigade at the western border with Syria. Reports also say 18 fighter jets were sent on a patrol exercise near the border. A military source told Turkey's Anadolu agency: "Accompanied by police and gendarmes, 20 tanks were sent by rail from Turkey's western provinces by railway to Gaziantep in the south of the country, and then redirected to the Syrian border."
  • Meet The Man Who Funds ISIS: Bilal Erdogan, The Son Of Turkey's President

    11/26/2015 6:13:20 AM PST · by FR_addict · 21 replies ^ | 11/25/2015 | Tyler Durden
    ...The prime source of money feeding ISIS these days is sale of Iraqi oil from the Mosul region oilfields where they maintain a stronghold. The son of Erdogan it seems is the man who makes the export sales of ISIS-controlled oil possible. Bilal Erdogan owns several maritime companies. He has allegedly signed contracts with European operating companies to carry Iraqi stolen oil to different Asian countries. The Turkish government buys Iraqi plundered oil which is being produced from the Iraqi seized oil wells. Bilal Erdogans maritime companies own special wharfs in Beirut and Ceyhan ports that are transporting ISIS smuggled...
  • Turkey Overtly Supports ISIL to Oust Assad - Former State Dep't Advisor

    11/26/2015 5:56:20 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 16 replies
    Sputnik News, Moscow ^ | Nov. 26, 2015 | Sputnik News
    Turkey has blatantly provided material support to the Islamic State because they share an ideological connection along with a common foe in Syrian President Bashar Assad, former US Department of State senior advisor David Phillips told Sputnik. WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - On Wednesday, Russian Ambassador to France Alexander Orlov said that Turkey has played an "ambiguous" role in the campaign against the Islamic State while acting as an accomplice to the terrorist group's activities. "Turkey's role has not been ambiguous - it has overtly supported the Islamic State," Phillips, currently Director of Columbia University's Peace-building and Rights Program, told Sputnik on...
  • Turkey releases audio of 'warning' to downed Russia jet

    11/26/2015 5:08:24 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 99 replies
    BBC ^ | 3 hours ago, 2015-11-26 | BBC
    The Turkish military has released an audio recording of what it says were warnings to a Russian warplane before it was shot down on the Syrian border. "Change your heading south immediately," a voice says in English. Turkey said it had tried to rescue the SU-24 bomber's two pilots.
  • Russia to send S-400 air defense system to Syria after jet shot down: agencies

    11/26/2015 3:41:01 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov 25, 2015 | Maria Kiselyova
    World | Wed Nov 25, 2015 3:57am EST Related: WORLD Russia to send S-400 air defense system to Syria after jet shot down: agencies MOSCOW Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Wednesday Russia would send its advanced S-400 air defense system to its air base in Syria's Latakia province a day after Turkey shot down one of its jets, Russian news agencies quoted him as saying.
  • Furious President Vladimir Putin Promises Erdogan To Arrange 'Big Stalingrad'

    11/26/2015 3:07:16 AM PST · by Strategy · 46 replies
    Ak Zhaik ^ | November 26, 2015 |
    <p>According to the news agency, during the conversation behind closed doors, Russian President Vladimir Putin called Erdogan a dictator and threatened to send him to hell together with the ISIS terrorists, reports.</p> <p>It is reported that Vladimir Putin violated diplomatic procedures, and had a row with the Turkish Ambassador in Moscow, Mr. Umit Erdim, and warned him that the Russian Federation might break off diplomatic relations with his country unless the President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ceased supporting the ISIS rebels in Syria, where the only Russian naval base in the Mediterranean is.</p>
  • Russia ready to consider steps to close Turkish-Syrian border — Lavrov

    11/25/2015 11:21:13 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 35 replies
    TASS ^ | 12-25-2015 | TASS
    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has described as correct the offer of French President Francois Hollande to take steps to close the Syrian-Turkish border. He said as much while talking to reporters on Wednesday. "Going back to the news conference of Presidents of France and the United States Francois Hollande and Barack Obama in Washington, I noticed that the French president suggested taking steps to close the Turkish-Syrian border to stop both the flow of militants and terrorist financing," the Russian minister said. "It is significant that President Obama did not respond to this in any way, but I think...
  • ‘Hannibal,’ PETA Warn People Eating Turkey for Thanksgiving Are Cannibals

    11/25/2015 7:27:35 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 24, 2015 | 10:49 AM EST | Katie Yoder
    PETA and Hannibal are urging Americans to go vegetarian this Thanksgiving by comparing turkey to human flesh. It used to be the joke that a Puritan (aka Pilgrim) was someone who lay awake at night worrying that someone, somewhere, was having a good time. There aren't many Puritans around these days. Instead, we have the joyless scolds at PETA, and some of their not-so-bright Hollywood pals, trying to ruin the holiday the Pilgrims originated. Just in time for Thanksgiving, creator Bryan Fuller and star Gillian Anderson of NBC's cannibal-themed show Hannibal joined forces with PETA to produce an ad against...
  • Ever thrifty, Dukakis ready for more turkey carcasses

    11/25/2015 7:10:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | November 25, 2015 | Matt Viser
    You’ve carefully stuffed, cooked, and carved the turkey. You’ve sliced up all the extra pieces, packing them in tin foil for leftovers. And you may think you’ve used every possible aspect of that turkey. You’d be wrong. Before you toss that last bit, Michael Dukakis would very much like your turkey carcass. For decades, inside his tidy kitchen in Brookline, the state’s former governor and onetime Democratic presidential nominee has had a quirky but endearing tradition that is legendary among family and friends. The man is renowned for his thriftiness — he drinks coffee bought in bulk at Costco, at...
  • “I gave the order myself” − Turkish PM on downing Russian plane

    11/25/2015 3:08:33 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 93 replies ^ | November 25, 2015 | thinkpol
    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”
  • BREAKING: Russia Turns Its Back On Turkey! Pulls Out BILLIONS In Funding After Plane Shot Down!

    11/25/2015 2:10:12 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 107 replies
    Yes Im Right ^ | 11-25-2015 | Blair Patterson
    Shoot down a Russian plane, Putin says, “I’m done with you!”
  • Russia sending in empty planes to Turkey.(Google translation)

    11/25/2015 12:46:07 PM PST · by winoneforthegipper · 57 replies
    ODATV ^ | 11/25/15 | ODAtv
    Russian President Vladimir Putin's statement and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's "Do not go to Turkey" after the warning is canceled bookings to send notification to the agency of the Russian state authorities and send empty planes to Russian citizens in Turkey was reported. According to Airporthaber the news, declined to assess the tourism market affected after the bilateral Professional Hotel Managers Association (POYD) President Ali Kızıldağ, the best aspect of the 2016 is the expectation but he lost to the recent incident expectations. Kızıldağ, during a meeting with tour operators in Russia ettirip send notice to cancel reservations only...
  • Erdoğan tacitly acknowledges claim MİT transported arms to Syria

    11/25/2015 9:55:35 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 7 replies ^ | November 25, 2015, Wednesday/ 17:32:45 | TODAY'S ZAMAN
    Erdoğan tacitly acknowledges claim MİT transported arms to Syria Syria-bound trucks operated by MİT were searched in January 2014 after prosecutors received tip-offs that they were illegally carrying arms to Syria. (Photo: DHA) November 25, 2015, Wednesday/ 17:32:45/ TODAY'S ZAMAN / ANKARA President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Tuesday 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 MİT [National Intelligence Organization] trucks were filled with weapons?”
  • Is Turkey Lying: Rescued Russian Pilot Says There Was No Warning Before F-16 Opened Fire

    11/25/2015 9:26:30 AM PST · by amorphous · 77 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 25 Nov 2015 | Tyler
    The conflicting stories over yesterday's dramatic downing of a Russian jet on the Syria-Turkish border continue to grow, and after the ongoing confusion whether the Russian pilot did or did not enter Turkish territory for a grand total of 17 seconds, moments ago Konstantin Murahtin, the co-pilot from the downed Russian jet who survived the ground fire by US-armed rebels unlike his pilot, and who was rescued by the Syrian army, said that contrary to official reports that Turkey had somehow warned the Russian jet "10 times" (in 17 seconds?) that it would fire, Turkey had in fact given no...
  • Putin’s Strategy for Mideast Takes a Hit

    11/25/2015 9:12:58 AM PST · by tlozo · 12 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov. 24, 2015 | Thomas Grove
    The downing of a Russian jet fighter by Turkey threatens to disrupt President Vladimir Putin's plan to bring more countries into his antiterrorism tent, as well as any potential rapprochement with the West. Since launching airstrikes in Syria at the end of September that he said were directed against Islamic State and other terrorist groups, Mr. Putin had called on other countries to join an alliance that includes Iran, Iraq and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime. The recent terror attacks in Paris created an opening for the Kremlin: Moscow is preparing for a visit Thursday by French President Francois Hollande...
  • Furious #Assad/#Putin forces shell the Syrian-Turkish border areas in #Latakia w/ MLRS video

    11/25/2015 9:05:30 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 3 replies ^ | 11/25/2015 | Julian Röpcke
    Furious #Assad/#Putin forces shell the Syrian-Turkish border areas in #Latakia w/ MLRS.— Julian Röpcke (@JulianRoepcke) November 25, 2015 #Russia's message to #Turkey: 'If we bomb your allies only meters from your border but stay in Syria, you can't do anything about it!'— Julian Röpcke (@JulianRoepcke) November 25, 2015
  • Breaking Report: Russia bombs the heart of the Turkish-aspired "safe zone" in northern Syria

    11/25/2015 9:01:43 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 32 replies ^ | 11/25/2016 | Julian Röpcke ‏@JulianRoepcke 4h
    #BreakingReport #Russia bombs #Azaz today, the heart of the Turkish-aspired "safe zone" in northern #Syria.— Julian Röpcke (@JulianRoepcke) November 25, 2015 Clear message to #Turkey and the West: "We won't allow you to save anyone in #Syria. Not even 4 km South of you. This is OUR battlefield."— Julian Röpcke (@JulianRoepcke) November 25, 2015
  • Paris and Turkey: NATO Shadow Wars

    11/25/2015 8:59:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | November 25, 2015 | Austin Bay
    Less provocative and deadly incidents than the latest Paris terror massacre and the November 24 Turkey-Russia aerial incident have ignited very large and destructive wars. Both incidents are serious, both involve U.S. NATO allies and both have already produced chain reaction political consequences. Review the headlines. On Nov. 13, NATO member France suffered a devastating terror attack by terrorists connected to an enemy organization, which claims it is a state. France has mulled invoking NATO Article 5. On Nov. 24, NATO member Turkey shot down a Russian SU-24 fighter-bomber that had violated its air space. In response, Moscow ordered a...
  • Russian holidaymakers run out of sunny options as Turkey tensions rise

    11/25/2015 8:13:47 AM PST · by tlozo · 10 replies
    Agence France-Presse ^ | Nov. 25, 2015
    Tensions following Turkey's downing of a Russian fighter jet have shrunk the horizon for Russian tourists in search for sunnier climes, and for battered tour operators. Foreign travel had already been under a dark shadow from a weak economy and the severing of air ties with Egypt after the bombing of a passenger jet. Officials led by strongman Vladimir Putin warned Russians against travelling to Turkey and insisted the country was no safer than Egypt, where a Russian charter plane flying from the resort city of Sharm El-Sheikh to Saint Petersburg was downed by a bomb last month, killing all...