Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Pepe Escobar — Shoot Down of Russian Plane Could 'Finish' Turkey's Erdogan Politically

Let's cut to the chase. The notion that Turkey's downing of a Russian Su-24 by a made in USA F-16 was carried out without either a green light or at least pre-arranged "support" from Washington invites suspension of disbelief.

Turkey is a mere vassal state, the eastern arm of NATO, which is the European arm of the Pentagon. The Pentagon already issued a denial — which, considering their spectacular record of strategic failures cannot be taken at face value. Plausibly, this might have been a power play by the neocon generals who run the Pentagon, allied with the neocon-infested Obama administration.
The privileged scenario though is of a vassal Turkey led by Sultan Erdogan risking a suicide mission out of its own, current, desperation.…
Get ready, because 2016 promises an even bigger bang.
Sputnik
Shoot Down of Russian Plane Could 'Finish' Turkey's Erdogan Politically
Pepe Escobar

4 comments:

Ryan Harris said...

All these people fighting over a dusty bit of desert land.

Bob said...

Perhaps the focus will now turn to the Straits of Marmara...

Tom Hickey said...

All these people fighting over a dusty bit of desert land.

They are fighting for what's under the sand as well as pipeline routes for transporting it to European markets.

Add to that the Sunni-Shia conflict that has been going on for over a millennium.

Then there is Israel.

Ryan Harris said...

If Turkey implodes with ethnic strife, Europe is wide open with only Greece and Bulgaria protecting the rest from the chaos in the M.E.

Erdogan has little patience for Europe, Russia and the US with most of his loyalty with Sunni states/ISIS who he probably can not stop supporting without losing power himself.

The Turkish military is it's own force to be reckoned with.