NATO attacks Russia! What was going through the minds of the Turkish military hierarchy when they gave the order to destroy the target they say was flying over their airspace is difficult to fathom, but then what to expect from a country which perpetrated the Armenian Genocide then denied it? Was the objective to halt the anti-terrorist operation?
Turkey is good for one thing, as we saw when their boat to Gaza was boarded by Israeli commanders: turning tail and running, like a collection of yellow-bellied, sniveling, sh*tfaced cowards. And today, hiding behind the skirts of NATO, Turkey states it has shot down a Russian aircraft performing an anti-terrorist operation against Islamic State. Well, well, surprise, surprise!
Many have been the accusations that Turkey, a NATO member, has not done enough to counter Islamic State, many have been the accusations that Turkey has been cooperating with Islamic State by not cutting off its supply lines. So putting two and two together, and given Turkey's own record in the Armenian Genocide, which it denies of course, we see that the terrorist entity is Turkey and the North Atlantic Terrorist Organization it belongs to and we see that the real aim is to thwart Russia's anti-terrorist campaign in Syria.
Because Islamic State, let us be honest, is not exactly what it seems, now is it? Who has been financing it, if not Western interests and assets and their darlings in the Fascist monarchies in the Middle East, you know, those disgusting sand castles ruled over by tyrannical despots with deplorable human rights records, around whose feet Western leaders crawl, cooing. And let the West provide these answers, crystal clear answers. Let us name and shame all those who have been financing Islamic State, all those who have been arming Islamic State, all those who have been aiding and abetting Islamic State, all those who have stood back and watched as Islamic State formed and grew into the monster it is today.
Of course, NATO cares more about Paris than about a Russian passenger airliner, after all, the incident only caused double the number of victims and just a few weeks on, the story has zapped off the radar. You can almost hear the NATO hierarchy chortling and saying "it was their own fault".
So once again, what to expect from a member state of an organization which lied through its teeth when the Soviet Union dissolved voluntarily, stating if the Warsaw Pact was dismantled, the NATO would not encroach eastwards? What to expect from a barefaced liar? They lied about Poland, they lied about the Czech Republic, they lied about Hungary, they lied about Romania, they lied about Estonia, they lied about Latvia, they lied about Lithuania, they lied about Bulgaria, they lied about Slovakia, they lied about Slovenia, they lied about Albania, they lied about Croatia.
As the investigations proceed, Turkey claims the Russian aircraft downed was flying over Turkish airspace, while the Russian Defense Ministry states it was flying over Syria - it was flying over Syria for the entire operation and was operating legally.
Until proven otherwise, and there is more reason to believe the Russian version than the one from a country which murdered one and a half million Armenians and then callously states that it did not happen, what anyway was the Turkish military thinking about when it downed a military aircraft carrying out an anti-terrorist operation? Was the objective to halt the operation and protect the terrorists?
Once again, what to expect from Turkey, a pariah state in the entire international community? As for NATO, is anyone seriously surprised? A terrorist is a terrorist.
*Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey has worked as a correspondent, journalist, deputy editor, editor, chief editor, director, project manager, executive director, partner and owner of printed and online daily, weekly, monthly and yearly publications, TV stations and media groups printed, aired and distributed in Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, East Timor, Guinea-Bissau, Portugal, Mozambique and São Tomé and Principe Isles; the Russian Foreign Ministry publication Dialog and the Cuban Foreign Ministry Official Publications. He has spent the last two decades in humanitarian projects, connecting communities, working to document and catalog disappearing languages, cultures, traditions, working to network with the LGBT communities helping to set up shelters for abused or frightened victims and as Media Partner with UN Women, working to foster the UN Women project to fight against gender violence and to strive for an end to sexism, racism and homophobia. A Vegan, he is also a Media Partner of Humane Society International, fighting for animal rights. He is Director and Chief Editor of the Portuguese version of Pravda.Ru.
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