Are Russia and Turkey on the brink of going to war? In feedback that was almost completely avoided by the Nazi news media, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov charged the Turkish government of being “secret allies” with ISIS on Friday. And on Monday, the Russians declared that they would be making the effort to seal the border between Syria and Turkey, and I additionally learned that the Russians have been flowing heavy artillery units into Syria. As trepidation between Russia and Turkey continues to skyrocket, could we be in danger of witnessing World War III exploding in the Middle East?
The Russians have undoubtedly become confident that Turkey is at the core of the issues in Syria, and that is why the Russians currently prepare to totally close off Syria’s border with Turkey. Lavrov seems to be to believe that this will signify a giant step toward defeating terror groups such as ISIS…
“We are convinced that by blocking the border we will in many respects solve the tasks to eradicate terrorism on Syrian soil.”
And the Russians are correct about this. ISIS militants employ Turkey as a home base, and it has been recorded that Turkey has been “instructing ISIS militants, funneling weaponry to them, purchasing their oil, and tending to their injured in Turkish hospitals”.
It was undoubtedly well known that Turkey was doing all of these things, but now the Russian government is publicly accusing the Turkish government of being “secret allies” with ISIS. When Lavrov selected to apply these words on Friday, he understood precisely what he was saying…
“We think it highly cynical when some of the countries speak about their commitment to the corresponding United Nations Security Council resolutions and declare themselves members of anti-terrorist coalitions but in reality are playing a game where terrorists are allocated the role of secret allies,” Lavrov stressed. “We have more and more questions about Ankara’s real plans and the degree of its readiness to exterminate terrorism, in particular in Syria, and its commitment to the normalization of the situation in Syria.”
So exactly why would Turkey desire to be allies with ISIS?
Well, to begin with the Turkish government despises the Assad regime in Syria and would absolutely love to see it eradicated.
Next, ISIS has been marketing hundreds of millions of dollars worth of ripped off oil in Turkey, and it has been apparent that the Turkish president’s own family is included.
This was all meant to be on the down low, but now the Russians are incredibly angry and they are airing this dirty laundry for all the planet to see. On Monday, Vladimir Putin stated that his government had “received additional information” that ISIS is delivering oil to Turkey on an “industrial scale”…
Russia has received additional intelligence confirming that oil from deposits controlled by Islamic State is moved through Turkey on an industrial scale, said Vladimir Putin. President Recep Erdogan said he will resign if this is confirmed.
Moscow has grounds to suspect that the Su-24 was downed by Turkish jets on November 24 to secure illegal oil deliveries from Syria to Turkey, he said speaking on the sidelines of the climate change summit in Paris on Monday.
“At the moment we have received additional information confirming that that oil from the deposits controlled by Islamic State militants enters Turkish territory on industrial scale,” he said.
“We have every reason to believe that the decision to down our plane was guided by a desire to ensure security of this oil’s delivery routes to ports where they are shipped in tankers,” Putin said.
And obviously it is not just the Russians that are making these statements.
Mowaffak al Rubaie is a former member of the Iraqi Governing Council, and he claims that sales of ISIS oil in Turkey have amounted to something like 100 million dollars a month…
“In the last eight months ISIS has managed to sell … $800 million dollars worth of oil on the black market of Turkey. This is Iraqi oil and Syrian oil, carried by trucks from Iraq, from Syria through the borders to Turkey and sold …[at] less than 50 percent of the international oil price,” Mowaffak al Rubaie said in an interview with RT.
“Now this either get consumed inside, the crude is refined on Turkish territory by the Turkish refineries, and sold in the Turkish market. Or it goes to Jihan and then in the pipelines from Jihan to the Mediterranean and sold to the international market.”
“Money and dollars generated by selling Iraqi and Syrian oil on the Turkish black market is like the oxygen supply to ISIS and it’s operation,” he added.“Once you cut the oxygen then ISIS will suffocate.”
You can not market 100 million dollars of ripped off oil a month without the U.S. government realizing it.
That indicates that Barack Obama has been completely knowledgeable of what has been going on, and he has not informed the American people the truth.
One of the explanations for his silence could be the truth that the president of Turkey’s own son has been engaged. Just check out what Syrian Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi stated just the other day…
“All of the oil was delivered to a company that belongs to the son of Recep [Tayyip] Erdogan. This is why Turkey became anxious when Russia began delivering airstrikes against the IS infrastructure and destroyed more than 500 trucks with oil already. This really got on Erdogan and his company’s nerves. They’re importing not only oil, but wheat and historic artefacts as well.”
In the past, the Russians had guaranteed not to commit ground forces in Syria, but now that looks to be switching.
As outlined by Debka, the Russians have actually implemented three battalions of 2S19 Msta-S self-propelled howitzers at this time…
First, a body of three battalions of 2S19 Msta-S self-propelled howitzers was deployed at Khmeimin and has already started pounding rebel lines and command centers in the area. This heavy artillery system, capable of firing 152mm bombs at a rapid pace, is a veteran of Russia’s former campaigns against Islamic terrorist groups, especially in the Russian war against Islamic rebels in Chechnya in the 1990s.
Aside from the 2S19 Msta-S self-propelled howitzers, the Russians have likewise brought in TOS-1 220mm multiple rocket launchers…
Another heavy weapons system that Russia brought to Syria in recent days is the TOS-1 220mm multiple rocket launcher. This system, which is mounted on the chassis of a T-72 tank, has been deployed near the embattled Syrian cities of Hama and Homs.
With each passing day, we appear to be moving ever closer to the launch of World War III.
And it is essential to try to remember that if war does bust out, Turkey is a member of NATO, and so the U.S. would be required by treaty to help defend the Turks.
So let us keep a close eye on what is taking place in the Middle East, because it could end up having significant ramifications for all of us.