Uncle sam, Turkey and Israel roll out the red carpet (source: Syria Free Press via Fars news agency)
We had this story on the 19 November, but did not publish it, not because we were being highly diligent in fact checking, not because we had better stories to bring you, but simply because for us new media journalists who write for the love of it or to get news and ideas out that will not be covered by mainstream media or simply because we like the thought of hundreds (or thousands if we are lucky) of readers seeing our words on their screens, but simply because sometimes real life has first call on our time.
The conflict in the middle east, involving Russia, Iran, Iraq, Syria, the USA, France, other EU contingents, Turkey, the Free Kurds and anyone else who feels like having a go has now reached such a complex state of entanglement however, that people really need an in depth understanding of what is going on, the kind of investigation you will not see in print news or on television, where the simplistic view is “we” are the guys in white hats, “they” are the ones wearing black hats.
In fact some people we think are friends are wearing black bandanas sporting the ISIS logo UNDER their white hats, in order to disguise where their true loyalties lie.
The extent to which the leaders of the corrupt regime in Turkey’s are entangled with the Islamic extremists of ISIS became apparent last weekend when an incensed Erdogan ordered a retaliatory strike against Russian jets operating over Syria in revenge for Russia’s attacking convoys of tanker trucks loaded with oil from wells in territory controlled by the Islamic State and heading for Turkey. Russian air strikes reportedly destroyed 1,000 tankers between the 19th and 25th November.
But why is Turkey, a NATO member involved in this illegal trade, which violates every international treaty and law prohibiting trade with or support for terrorism? Not for financial or strategic reasons, but because the regime in Turkey, which is widely rumoured to have stolen the recent election when the opposition had been expected to win because of corruption in the government. Here’s how deep that corruption is.
President Recip Erdogan’s son Bilal is the man behind the movement of ISIS oil to Turkey in huge convoys, the convoys Russia has attacked and destroyed, provoking Edrogan’s angry response.
Even mainstream media has been forced to concede that Turkey and Saudi Arabia are apparently ready to send ground forces to the Syrian battlefield as Assad’s forces, backed by Russian air power and Iranian elite troops but continue to grind down ISIS forces equipped with US made arms and ammunition via Saudi Arabia and funded by Turkey’s illegal oil trade with the terrorist group.
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