Following the shoot down of a Russian Su-24 jet over Syria, Turkey has called for an emergency meeting of NATO.
Nato will hold an extraordinary meeting over Turkey's downing of a Russian plane later today https://t.co/OykOmEdVTJ
— The Independent (@Independent) November 24, 2015
NATO will assign blame for the take down on Russia. The establishment media in the United States is already blaming Russia although Russia insists its aircraft did not invade Turkish airspace.
NATO might want to take the opportunity to investigate Turkey for its support of terrorists, specifically al-Qaeda, Ahrar al-Sham and Jabhat al-Nusra.
Francis Ricciardone, who was until last June the US ambassador to Ankara, told journalists Turkey supported al-Nusra.
It might also want to take a look at collusion between Turkey and the United States in the effort to arm Islamist groups in Syria.
A highly classified report released to the Senate Intelligence Committee on the Benghazi assault in September 2012 details an agreement between Obama and Turkey’s Prime Minister Erdoğan to transport military supplies from Libya through Turkey and into the hands of Islamists in Syria. The arms transfer “rat line” was documented by journalist Seymour Hersh, who was dumped from The New Yorker for dispelling the myth spun by the United States on Osama bin Laden’s death.
According to The Telegraph Jamal Maarouf, the leader of the Syrian Revolutionary Front, a group created by the CIA, Saudi and Qatari intelligence, was instructed to transfer weapons to al-Nusra.
Turkey helps jihadi fighters—including those from the Islamic State—along its border with Syria. “Turkey’s support was vital for the jihadists in getting in and out of the country,” Orhan Kemal Cengiz, a Turkish newspaper columnist, said last year.
The transport of men and materiel across the border constitutes a “two-way jihadist highway,” writes Turkish journalist Kadri Gursel.
In April 2014 a photo surfaced showing ISIS commander Abu Muhammad in a Hatay State Hospital bed receiving treatment for battle wounds.
A Turkish opposition politician estimates that Turkey has paid $800 million to ISIS for oil shipments. Meanwhile, France and the United States boast about taking out ISIS controlled oil facilities in Syria.
NATO might want to ask Erdoğan why he met on three separate occasions with Yasin al-Qadi, who has close ties to ISIS and has funded the terror group.
Turkey’s complicity with al-Nusra and the Islamic State will not be mentioned during the emergency meeting.
Turkey’s war against Kurdish civilians and its brutal ethnic cleansing will also not be on the agenda. Turkey stands accused of displacing over 4 million Kurds and engaging in severe human rights violations, including rape, property destruction, beatings and extrajudicial executions. NATO is not concerned its valued member is a terror state. The media in the United States rarely discusses Turkey’s ongoing violations of human rights.
The establishment media and its stenographers will exonerate Turkey and blame Russia for the shoot down of a jet along the border. It will be interesting to see how France reacts now that it has joined Russia in its effort to eradicate IS jihadists in the wake of the attacks in Paris.
It remains to be seen how Russia will respond to the shoot down of the jet. It is unlikely it will target Turkish anti-aircraft batteries. Not doing so, however, will allow Turkey a free pass and Islamists will continue to move into the country.