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With the 115 year old tradition of the annual Army-Navy football classic on Saturday, the so called “America’s game” and “rivalry for the ages” is now once again upon us. This occasion never fails to pay reverent homage to America’s so called “cream of the crop” elitist military academies and always from the president to […]

Following the ISIS attack in Paris, France, the US and its allies are making further and more dramatic claims concerning ISIS’s capability to strike with deadly force.  According to France, the US and others, ISIS is developing chemical weapons. Unnamed US official sources were quoted extensively in a recent AP article, stating that ISIS was […]

According to Britain’s Telegraph, in a recent report, the US TOW antitank missiles that US President Barack Obama sent in October to the Islamic Sunni fighters in Syria to use against the forces of the non-sectarian Shiite ruler there, Bashar al-Assad, have been so effective against Russia’s forces that Assad had invited in, that Russia – defending (upon Syria’s legal request) President Assad’s forces, and attacking the jihadists imported into Syria by the Saudis and the West – is now being forced to send into the battle Russia’s costly T-90 tanks, which are less vulnerable to America’s missiles. «The deployment of the T-90s appears to reflect Moscow’s frustration at this failure [‘getting sucked into a costly and possibly lengthy fight’], as well as concern over the damage inflicted by the rebels’ anti-tank missiles, themselves supplied by the regime’s arch-rivals in the Gulf states [specifically Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE, and Kuwait] and Turkey». All of those invading nations (other than the United States) are controlled by Sunni aristocrats, supporters and enforcers of Sharia Law, who (backed up by the US) intend to take over and control the existing non-secular government of Syria, which is run by Bashar al-Assad, and impose Sharia Law.

In recent weeks one nation after another is falling over themselves, literally, to join the turkey shoot known, erroneously, as the war in Syria, ostensibly against the Islamic State or Daesh. The most wanted but most feared question is where will this war frenzy lead, and how can it be stopped short of dragging the […]

While the White House keeps telling the world the tale about America’s pivotal role in the so-called “war on terror”, the people of the world want to know what role the US-led North Atlantic alliance is playing in the sponsoring and arming of the Islamic State (ISIL). Such tales, as well as Washington-backed propaganda campaigns […]

London’s air operation against Islamic State in Syria is illegal and therefore will not be successful, like the bombing of the US-led coalition in the country over the last year, Syrian President Bashar Assad said in an interview with The Sunday Times newspaper. The support of the British parliament for the air operation in Syria […]

TEHRAN (FNA)- US experts are reconstructing and equipping a desolate airport special to carrying agricultural products in the region controlled by the Kurdish forces in Hasaka region, Northeastern Syria, to turn it into a military base. The Lebanese al-Akhbar newspaper reported on Saturday that a number of US experts have entered the region since 50 […]

Erdogan is claiming he stole no oil. He has threatened to resign if he receives proof. There is little doubt that Erdogan is insane, those who have been watching his dance of death with ISIS have known this all along. However, while Erdogan talks only of oil, there are other issues to note as well. […]

The NATO allies have flatly refused to side with Turkey in its conflict with Russia. Now Ankara is urgently looking for new opportunities to boost its influence in the region and divert the Russia’s attention making it face other «fronts». Turkey has no time to lose as the relations with Moscow may deteriorate further. It […]

Last Wednesday, the Russian MoD delivered a lengthy presentation which contained compelling visual evidence of a connection between Islamic State’s illegal and highly profitable trade in stolen Iraqi and Syrian crude and Turkey. Here are some highlights: After loading up with oil, a truck convoy in east Syria heads toward Turkey in direction Al-Qamishli: October 18: in the […]

So what exactly have they been bombing? Just over a month ago on Friday 23rd October 2015, The Express reported the following obliteration of an ‘ISIS held’ oil field by a Russian and American attack: The terrorists’ oil field in eastern Syria – part of a half a billion dollar crude industry for the group – was obliterated […]

While suffering huge financial losses due to continuous strikes carried out by Russia’s warplanes against the supply lines of ISIL in Syria, that have been extensively used for oil smuggling, Tayyip Erdogan has decided to take under his personal control ISIL held oil fields in Iraq, taking advantage of the fact that Russia has not been fighting the Islamsic State in this Arab country yet. To pursuit this goal Turkish president sent its armed forces to northern Iraq to occupy the area of Ba`shiqah near the city of Mosul, which has been controlled by the terrorists of the Islamic States. As it has been reported by CNN Turk, Turkish armed forces deployed around 25 tanks in that area. The indisputable aim of Erdogan’s actions is an attempt to protect these oil fields in Iraq, that provide ISIL with a source of income, taking advantage of his position of the TAF’s commander-in-chief. Allegedly, Ankara is going to build a training camp for Iraqi Kurdish militia – Peshmerga or at least it says so to justify an act of armed aggression, however, according to Reuters, this area is still in the hands of ISIL terrorists.

Baghdad’s official response to this act of war was a pretty harsh one.

According to the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Turkish military “entered the Iraqi territory without the request or authorization from the Iraqi federal authorities and this is considered a serious breach of Iraqi sovereignty and does not conform with The Iraqi authorities call on Turkey to respect good neighbourly relations and to withdraw immediately from the Iraqi territory.”

Iraq’s Foreign Ministry labeled the incursion of Turkish troops as an “invasion’, stressing that any military operation that hasn’t been agreed on with the government in Baghdad is illegal.

This situation has already commented by the US military officials, who confirmed that this “move is not part of the U.S.-led coalition’s activities.”

According to the data provided by the Russian Ministry of Defense, as a result of Russia’s airstrikes against the criminal ISIL infrastructure in Syria, a total of 32 oil refineries and 11 plants was destroyed along with hundreds of oil tankers, that were smuggling stolen oil to Turkey for its subsequent legalization by Erdogan’s family.

As a result, Tayyip Erdogan’s daily profits from this illegal activities have been reduced from 3 million dollars to 1.5 million dollars. This means that daily revenues of ISIL are now cut in half by Russia’s actions, since the sale of stolen oil has been the major source of income of the Islamic State.

Russia’s actions are carried out in accordance with international law, in particular with the Resolution 2199 of the UN Security Council on providing an adequate answer to threats to international peace presented by the illegal oil trade. This resolution explicitly states that it:

Encourages the submission of listing requests to the Committee by Member States of individuals and entities engaged in oil trade-related activities with ISIL, ANF and all other individuals, groups, undertakings and entities associated with Al-Qaida and directs the 1267/1989 Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee to immediately consider designations of individuals and entities engaged in oil trade – related activities with ISIL, the ANF and all other individuals, groups, undertakings and entities associated with Al-Qaida;

So it’s up to international community to assess Erdogan‘s actions and provide them with an adequate response, in accordance with the Resolution 2199.

When Turkey shot down a Russian bomber in Syria on November 24th, Turkish officials did so with the confidence that America’s anti-Russian military alliance, NATO, would protect Turkey against any possible military retaliation by Russia. And, so, Russia restricted its retaliation to merely economic measures. Sunni Turkey is the increasingly fundamentalist and anti-Shiite NATO member-nation; and, as […]

The downing of Russia’s Su-24 bomber by the Turkish Air Force is “one of the nightmare scenarios that military planners had envisaged as a result of Moscow’s decision to enter the conflict,” reports The Financial Times. In turn, The Washington Post believes that “NATO faced being thrust into a new Middle Eastern crisis… The incident marked a serious escalation in the Syrian […]

To understand what is happening on the geopolitical global scene today, you have to understand what has been happening on that same scene for the last 100 years, because it hasn’t really changed much.The US Empire has been the world’s only (and ‘greatest’) superpower since at least the end of the Second World War. Once […]

Geopolitical analyst Christoph Germann posted a very subtle, almost unnoticed link in his Twitter feed in the immediate aftermath of the ambush of Russia’s Su-24 near the Syrian-Turkish border by an alleged Turkish F-16. It was a link to an article published just ahead of the incident titled, “US air force Gen Selva visits Ankara to […]

You know the country has really gone to the dogs when Washington’s main allies in its war on Syria are the two biggest terrorist incubators on the planet. I’m talking about Saudi Arabia and Turkey, both of which are run by fanatical Islamic zealots devoted to spreading violent jihad to the four corners of the […]

Russian Defense Ministry held a major briefing: “A whole team of bandits and Turkish leadership [Erdogan’s family as well] stealing oil from their neighbors and are involved in illegal oil trade with ISIS” ~ [Full Video and Transcript of the Briefing by the Russian Ministry of Defence, 2 Dec. 2015]. FULL VIDEO REPORTS Video Report by […]

There’s little doubt now among NATO circles and among the leading countries of the alliance – the US, Britain, France, Germany — that the downing of Russia’s Su-24 bomber was indeed an act of aggression. In fact, the Turkish Air Force has been trying to ambush Russian bombers near border areas for days. Everything was planned, […]

Turkey is a beautiful land, rich in resources, with many highly intelligent and warm people. It also happens to have a President who seems intent on destroying his once-proud nation. More and more details are coming to light revealing that the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, variously known as ISIS, IS or Daesh, is being fed and kept alive by Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the Turkish President and by his Turkish intelligence service, including MIT, the Turkish CIA. Turkey, as a result of Erdoğan’s pursuit of what some call a Neo-Ottoman Empire fantasies that stretch all the way to China, Syria and Iraq, threatens not only to destroy Turkey but much of the Middle East if he continues on his present path. In October 2014 US Vice President Joe Biden told a Harvard gathering that Erdoğan’s regime was backing ISIS with “hundreds of millions of dollars and thousands of tons of weapons…”

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