Saturday, June 23, 2012

Lord Stirling's News Blog EUROPE


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It does appear that the Turkish Air Force sent two Phantom jets on a probing electronic recon mission into Syrian airspace and managed to get one of them shot down and a second likely damaged.  It is uncertain if the two-man flight crew from the shot down aircraft is alive or what damages and injuries were received on the other Phantom.  The two jets did a very low-level high-speed run into Syrian airspace, from the sea, to probe the Syrian response and electronic systems.  This is something that is often done shortly before an all-out air attack.  Further, the Turks will be able to claim that "they" were attacked by Syria.  Even if Article V (mutual defense) of the NATO treaty is not invoked this time, it makes such an invocation much more likely 'the next time' Turkey decides to "probe".  Things continue to head down the road to Armageddon/World War III.  
Tim Earl of Stirling     

Turkey vows response after Syria downs plane ~ link ~ Syria shot down a Turkish warplane over the Mediterranean on Friday and Ankara warned it would respond decisively to the incident that threatened a new international dimension to the 16-month revolt against Syrian President Bashar Assad.

With the second biggest army in NATO, a force hardened by nearly 30 years of fighting Kurdish rebels, Turkey would be a formidable foe for the Syrian army which is already struggling to put down a 16-month-old revolt.

Turkey warns it would decisively respond to Syria downing its fighter ~ link ~ A statement by the Syrian military said the Turkish plane was flying low, just one kilometer off the Syrian coast, when it was hit by anti-aircraft fire. The plane fell in Syrian waters 10 -kms (seven miles) west of the village of Um al-Touyour. 
Turkish state television interviewed witnesses on the country's Mediterranean coast, near the Syrian border, who said they saw two low-flying fighter jets pass overhead in the morning in the direction of Syrian waters but only one return.

Escalation: Syria says Turkish war jet shot down WAS over Syrian territorial waters ~ link ~ The "Syrianna" story from this afternoon, which many were quick to label as merely a lot of diplomatic hot air and rhetoric, just turned uglier, after Syria not only did not officially apologize as Turkey PM Erdogan implied had happened previously for the shot down Turkish F-4 fighter jet, but instead turned the tables on Turkey, and gave itself an out for what is now a definitive military action. From Reuters:
The Syrian military said it shot down a Turkish military aircraft "over Syrian territorial waters" on Friday. "Our air defences confronted a target that penetrated our air space over our territorial waters pre-afternoon on Friday and shot it down. It turned out to be a Turkish military plane," a statement by the military circulated on state media said.
The only question remains whether Syria's act was offensive or defensive. Naturally, its version is one of self-defense. Turkey obviously will claim it was in its right to be wherever the plane may be, and will say this was an act of provocation. Then NATO, read Hillary Clinton, will promptly step in, and make this a case in which Turkey was in its right and that Syria committed an act of aggression. From there, things will just escalate, and can potentially deteriorate to a far more troubling scale, because as we reminded earlier, Syria has recently become a major symbol for NATO vs the Russia-China axis:

Syria did down Turkish fighter jet over its territorial waters - with video ~ link ~ The jet was unlikely to be carrying out a simple reconnaissance mission, but was probably a provocative probe to test the Syrian security initiative and ability to protect its borders, believes author and academic Colin S. Cavell. Being a NATO member, Turkey can count on the alliance's support if it comes under attack, he says.  “The F-4 Phantom is utilized and supplied by the US to Turkey, and of course the United States and Turkey can claim that Syria has attacked it,” Cavell told RT. “Of course that would be the ruse they will utilize if they wanted NATO to further intervene. But I don’t think they are going to call on NATO right now.

Stephen Zunes, a professor of international studies at the University of San Francisco, believes Turkey is trying to find ways of indirectly supporting the opposition.

Syria: We shot down the Turkish warplane over our territorial waters ~ link ~ The F4 Phantom jet disappeared over the Mediterranean yesterday - potentially provoking a fresh crisis between the Middle Eastern neighbours.

'Our air defences confronted a target that penetrated our air space over our territorial waters pre-afternoon on Friday and shot it down. It turned out to be a Turkish military plane,' a statement by the military circulated on state media said.

Syrian military downed Turkish jet ~ link ~ According to a military statement issued on Friday, the F-4 Phantom was downed in Syrian territorial waters west of the village of Om al-Tuyour in Lattakia province, 10 kilometers from the beach, Syria's official news agency SANA reported.

The Turkish military provided no details about the mission of its downed jet, but Turkish media outlets said it was on a reconnaissance flight.

Turkish media outlets are saying that the two members of the jet’s crew have been rescued, but other news agencies say the men are still missing.

Syria confirms shooting down Turkish fighter jet ~ link ~ Late Friday, Syria's state-run news agency, SANA, said the military spotted an "unidentified aerial target" that was flying at a low altitude and at a high speed.

"The Syrian anti-air defences counteracted with anti-aircraft artillery, hitting it directly," SANA said. "The target turned out to be a Turkish military plane that entered Syrian airspace and was dealt with according to laws observed in such cases."

Syria shot down Turkish plane ~ link ~ Also see ~ link ~ link ~ link ~ link  ~ Turkey issued a statement following a two-hour security meeting led by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, saying Syrian forces downed the plane and that the two Turkish pilots remain missing.

It said Turkey "will determinedly take necessary steps" in response, without saying what those actions would be. "Following the evaluation of data provided by our related institutions and the findings of the joint search and rescue efforts with Syria, it is understood that our plane was downed by Syria," the statement said, without providing other details.

Foreign mercenaries kill 25 Syrian civilians in Aleppo ~ link ~ Armed groups fighting against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have killed 25 more civilians in the northern province of Aleppo.

According to Syria’s official news agency, SANA, the massacre took place in Daret Azzeh area in Aleppo countryside on Friday and the victims had been kidnapped by armed gangs earlier in the day.

Some reports suggest that the victims are all government supporters. Many civilians are still being held by the terrorists and their fate remains unknown.

Damascus has also said that armed groups are hampering rescue efforts in the crisis-hit city of Homs by opening fire at the International Red Crescent and the Syrian Red Cross delegation trying to evacuate the wounded, the elders, children and women from the city.

Syrian authorities say terrorist groups are holding nearly 5,000 civilians hostage in Homs, who are in need of immediate help. 

Israeli Air Force strikes 3 "terror bases" in Gaza as rocket fire continues ~ link ~ Following nearly two days of relative quiet, hostilities on Gaza front resume; seven rockets fired into southern Israel cause no injuries; Palestinians say 2 killed, between 17 and 21 wounded in airstrikes.

1 Dead and 3 injured in Israeli airstrikes on Gaza ~ link ~ The airstrikes targeted northern Gaza late on Friday.  Earlier in the day, another Palestinian was killed and two others were injured in an Israeli airstrike on the al-Bureij refugee camp in central Gaza.

Since Monday, 10 Palestinians have been killed in Israeli airstrikes on Gaza.

The Israeli military frequently bombs the Gaza Strip, saying the actions are being conducted for defensive purposes. However, disproportionate force is always used, in violation of international law, and civilians are often killed or injured.

Gaza has been blockaded since 2007, which is a situation that has caused a decline in the standard of living, unprecedented levels of unemployment, and unrelenting poverty.
Russian Foreign Minister: Don't threaten Iran over its civilian nuclear program ~ link ~ The Russians and Chinese are drawing a line-in-the-sand over Iran and Syria but the globalists and Netanyahu nuts do not seem to be listening to anyone but Lucifer and their own greed and egos.   Stirling    

Ahmadinejad calls for a DIFFERENT New World Order ~ link ~ Iranian president says Islamic Republic has right to develop nuclear energy; claims new world should be based on 'compassion, justice for all'.

Egypt government sources: Former Mubarak PM Shafik to be names President - with video ~ linkThe you-know-what is about to hit the fan in Egypt.  Stirling        

Ahmed Shafik, who served as Egyptian prime minister under Hosni Mubarak, will be announced as the winner of the country's presidential runoff election on Sunday evening, Egpytian daily Al-Ahram reported Friday, citing government sources.

Al-Ahram quoted a source in the current Egyptian government as saying Shafik will be declared victor with 50.7 percent of the vote.

Egypt's authorities may hand presidency to Shafiq ~ link ~ There is no doubt that the powerful Egyptian army wants Shafiq to win, said Ehud Yaari, a well-connected commentator and analyst for Israel’s Channel 2 News.

And Shafiq could win, Yaari said, if the election authorities invalidate some of three million problematic votes for the rival Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Morsi. Among its election infractions, said Yaari, the Brotherhood set up roadblocks in areas that prevented Egyptian Copts, likely strong supporters of Shafiq, from casting their votes.

In Egypt the Stage Is Set for some real drama ~ link ~
At the time, I argued that the American elite press and most of its political class were guilty of two conflations, both of which stemmed from the characteristic tendency of broadly ignorant people (ignorant about the Middle East, that is) to project their own frames of reference onto circumstances very different from their own. The first conflation was to assume that the ouster of Hosni Mubarak was tantamount to regime change. It wasn’t. The regime has still not changed; it remains the military-bureaucratic apparatus that it has essentially been since July 1952. There was no revolution, therefore—only revolutionary ferment looking for an outcome.

At the time, too, I argued that the struggle to come was profoundly unequal: between a bunch of twittering twenty- and thirty-somethings who were divided among themselves as to what a new Egypt should look like and who had never managed anything, on the one hand, and a group of seasoned military men who are used to getting their way and who resemble Boy Scouts in no way whatsoever, on the other. I did not have to ponder long to figure out who was going to come out on top. And what we have seen over the past 18 months has been a kind of careful pantomime by the military in which it pretended to open space for democratic change, but never in fact did so beyond recall. So when Jimmy Carter said yesterday, representing the Carter Center, that he was “deeply troubled by the undemocratic turn that Egypt has taken”, he was speaking plain nonsense, as usual.

Iranian President arrives in Venezuela ~ link ~ Notice how the two sides in the coming global war are lining up.   Stirling     

Ahmadinejad arrived in Caracas on Friday to meet his Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chavez.

The two presidents plan to discuss a range of regional and international issues.

President ousted - Paraguay in turmoil ~ link ~
Paraguayans have clashed with police outside the Congress building in Asuncion, shortly after it was announced that the Senate had voted to remove President Fernando Lugo from office.

The lower house of the Paraguayan Congress impeached Lugo on Thursday, and the Senate opened his trial on Friday and quickly reached a guilty verdict, ousting Lugo. Lugo was immediately replaced by Vice President Federico Franco, a ferocious opponent of the leftist leader. Franco was sworn in as the new president of Paraguay on Friday evening.

Jerry Sandusky found Guilty of 45 counts relating to child sex abuse - Could get up to 442 years in prison ~ link ~ Good!  Stirling     

Jerry Sandusky has been found guilty of sexually abusing young boys while he was an assistant coach of the Penn State football team.

He was convicted of 45 of the counts against him, and acquitted of a further three.

Hunt on after boat tragedy south of Indonesia ~ linkIndonesia and Australia are still searching for nearly 90 Australia-bound suspected asylum seekers missing after their overloaded boat capsized in heavy seas south of Indonesia. 

Image of the Day - Moon Ice ~ link  

On Turning "50" ~ link ~ I don't know what this writer is talking about...I am only 29...RIGHT!  Stirling     

1 comment:

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