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Selected Articles: Oil Money, Dirty Wars, and Media Disinformation By Global Research News, November 27 2015

Terror in Mali: An Attack on China and Russia? One Third of the Victims were Russians and Chinese
By Eric Draitser, November 27 2015

At least nine of the 27 killed in the attack were Chinese and Russian. While this…

Israelis – Not Muslims – Cheered in Jersey City on 9/11 By Glen Ford, November 27 2015

The corporate media don’t like Donald Trump. They used to like him a lot; in fact, Big Business Media are responsible for making this minor multi-millionaire into a household name. But Trump is on their hit list, nowadays, because the…

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Media Disinformation: Pentagon Indebted for “The Thanksgiving Turkey” The Washington Post Gave Its Readers By Jim Naureckas, November 27 2015

Here’s something for the US government to be thankful for this Thanksgiving: propagandistic war coverage from the Washington Post.
The Post‘s Karen DeYoung offered the Pentagon this Thanksgiving turkey:
The United States has also claimed that Russia has caused numerous…

Terror in Mali: An Attack on China and Russia? One Third of the Victims were Russians and Chinese By Eric Draitser, November 27 2015

At least nine of the 27 killed in the attack were Chinese and Russian. While this alone would indeed be curious, it is the identities and positions of those killed that is particularly striking.

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David Cameron and Syria – A Tale of Deception and Hypocrisy By Adeyinka Makinde, November 27 2015

David Cameron wanted to bomb Syria two years ago but suffered a humiliating defeat in a vote before Parliament. Let us be clear about one thing: if Cameron and others had got their way two years ago, the so-called Islamic…

Names Of The 101 Palestinians Killed By Israeli Fire Since October 1st By International Middle East Media Center, November 27 2015

The Following is a list of names of the 101 Palestinians shot and killed by Israeli fire in the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip, including one in the Negev, in the period between Thursday October 1st…

Class, War And David Cameron. “Keep our Country Safe, …Military Action against ISIS” By Colin Todhunter, November 27 2015

British Prime Minister David Cameron has said it is time for Britain to join air strikes against Islamic State in Syria (ISIS). After the killing of 130 people in Paris, he feels the tide has now turned in favour of…

Canada: Petition calls on Trudeau to Cancel Former PM Harper’s ‘Future Patronage Appointments’ of Senior Government Officials By Elizabeth Thompson, November 27 2015

A new online petition is calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to cancel 49 “future appointments” made by former Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government, saying they were a blatant attempt to maintain Conservative influence over several government bodies after the…

Israeli Journalists Slam Netanyahu over Closure of Arabic Media Outlets By Haggai Matar, November 27 2015

The government shut down two Arabic-language outlets last week, leaving nearly 30 journalists jobless. The Union of Israeli Journalists: ‘Shutting down media outlets is nearly unheard of in democratic regimes.’
The Union of Journalists in Israel sent a letter to…

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The “ISIS Rockefellers”: How Islamic State Oil Flows to Israel By Al-Araby Al-Jadeed, November 27 2015

(Pictured left: The Islamic State group’s oil earns the ‘caliphate’ $19 million a month through international markets [source: al-Araby]
GR Editor’s Note: Some of the details of this report are fully corroborated.
Oil produced by the Islamic State group finances…

“America’s Wish Come True”: US Candidates Who Called for Shooting Down Russian Fighters By Edward Lozansky, November 27 2015

Here are direct quotes, ladies first:
Hillary Clinton:
“I personally would be advocating now for a no-fly zone and humanitarian corridors to try to stop the carnage on the ground and from the air.”
Carly Fiorina:
“This is a tricky…

The Dirty War on Syria By Prof. Tim Anderson, November 27 2015

Although every war makes ample use of lies and deception, the dirty war on Syria has relied on a level of mass disinformation not seen in living memory.

Paris Attack: New Data on Police Foreknowledge of Terrorists Raises Questions By Kumaran Ira, November 27 2015

Since the November 13 terrorist attacks in Paris, new revelations have provided more evidence that Islamist elements who launched the attack were well known to the intelligence services before the attack that killed 130 people.
These details are of the…
What the ‘Monsanto Law’ in South America has Done to Farmers’ Rights By Christina Sarich, November 27 2015

If you want to know how Monsanto gets trade agreements in foreign countries without a truly democratic or legal process, you can look no further than South America for answers. Using antiquated laws and the North American Free Trade Agreements…

Illegal Oil Trade with Terrorists. EU Politicians Blast Turkey’s Links to ISIS. Erdogan’s Policies Are Insanely Dangerous By RT, November 27 2015

Turkey’s attack on the Russian bomber is the first such incident between a NATO country and Moscow in half a century.
Across the media, there are concerns that relations between the Alliance and Russia could worsen and see a return…

An Interview with Jeff Drumtra By Ann Garrison, November 27 2015

Western press and officials now warn that the Rwandan massacres of 1994 are close to a replay in Rwanda’s neighbor Burundi, which shares its Hutu-Tutsi-Twa demographic. Prominent Western voices blame Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza for seeking and winning a third…

British Austerity: Cutting One’s Own Backyard By Binoy Kampmark, November 27 2015

“Have you ever wondered how the prime minister sleeps at night?” George Monbiot, The Guardian, Nov 11, 2015
David Cameron assumed a different hat earlier this month when writing a letter of protest about cuts to his local council in…

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Jeremy Corbyn Refuses To Support Syria Bombing Amid Major Labour Shadow Cabinet Split By Graeme Demianyk and Paul Waugh, November 27 2015

Jeremy Corbyn has thrown down the gauntlet to his Shadow Cabinet and Labour MPs after declaring he will not back David Cameron’s call to launch airstrikes in Syria.
Triggering what looks like a huge power struggle at the top of…

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Turkey ‘Ambushed’ Russian Su-24 to Protect Terrorists – NYU Professor By Sputnik, November 27 2015

The shooting down of the Russian Su-24 bomber was a planned attack and a trap set by the Turkish Air Force, Dr. Mark Galeotti, the Professor of Global Affairs at the New York University, told Radio Sputnik.

“What it in …

Video: Al Nusrah Terrorists Launch Powerful Assault in Aleppo Province, Repealed by Syrian Forces By South Front, November 27 2015

On Wednesday morning, the Syrian Al-Qaeda group “Al-Nusra” supported by Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham, Jund Al-Aqsa and Jaysh Al-Mujahiddeen launched a powerful assault on the Al-Zahra Association Quarter in the Aleppo province’s western countryside. The Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions near…

Video: The Downing of Russia’s SU-24 Bomber. Testimony of Pilot: “There Was No Warning” By South Front, November 27 2015

The air navigator of the SU-24: „ I have a debt to repay for the Commander”
Two hours ago at the Latakia air base Konstantin Murakhtin, an air navigator of the Russian SU-24 frontline bomber which was shot down by…

Turkey is a Pawn on the Chessboard for US-NATO War against Russia By Timothy Alexander Guzman, November 27 2015

“In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way”, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Turkey’s provocation towards Russia is not surprising at all. Washington’s Fingerprints are at the Scene of the Crime.…

Turkish Newspaper Editor in Court for ‘Espionage’ after Revealing Weapon Convoy to Syrian Militants By RT, November 27 2015

A Turkish prosecutor asked a court to imprison the editor-in-chief of Cumhuriyet newspaper pending trial for espionage and treason. In May, the outlet published photos of weapons it said were then transferred to Syria by Turkey’s intelligence agency.

Besides the…

Rescued pilot of the Russian Air Force's Su-24 jet, Captain Konstantin Murakhtin, center, answers journalists' questions at Khmeimim Air Base in Latakia. Dmitriy Vinogradov/Sputnik
Foreign Policy Diary By South Front, November 27 2015

On November 24, a Russian Su-24 frontline bomber was shot down near the Turkish border in Syria by two intercepting Turkish F-16s. SU-24 was attacked insidiously and unexpectedly.
The Turkish officials can’t prove with facts that the downed warplane was…

Top U.S. Air Defense Commander: Turkey’s Shootdown of Russian Jet “Had to Be PRE-PLANNED” By Washington's Blog, November 27 2015

Lt. General Tom McInerney is an expert on handling threats from fighter jets.
McInerney served as:

Commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (Norad) – the military agency responsible for protecting the United States and Canada from foreign jet…

Impacts of Turkey’s Aggression against Russia. The “Turkish Stream” is Dead. Disruption of Gas Pipeline Routes to the EU. Russia’s Economy in Crisis? By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, November 27 2015

In January following the abandonment of the South Stream, the Turkish Stream was announced as the “sole route”. Today, the Turkish Stream (sponsored by Moscow) is in jeopardy.

Selected Articles: What “Invisible Hand” is Leading the World to War? Is There One? By Global Research News, November 26 2015

An Invisible US Hand Leading to War? Turkey’s Downing of a Russian Jet was an Act of Madness
By Dave Lindorff, November 26 2015
Turkey’s action, using US-supplied F-16 planes, was taken with the full knowledge and advance support of…

Logistics 101: Where Does ISIS Get Its Guns? By Tony Cartalucci, November 26 2015

Note: Article originally published in June 2015
Since ancient times an army required significant logistical support to carry out any kind of sustained military campaign. In ancient Rome, an extensive network of roads was constructed to facilitate not only trade,…

It is Time to Unite and to Ensure Peace
“And the Billionaires Are Laughing Somewhere in America” By Felicity Arbuthnot, November 26 2015

“If I could shed a tear for every home that bombs destroy, 
I’d never stop crying
“If I could hold each shattered body, each baby stilled at birth, 
I’d have no time for loneliness, 
I’d spend all my days embracing…

Her Majesty's Big Brother: Britain's Protesters Rebranded "Domestic Extremists"
Britain’s Draft “Investigatory Powers Bill”. Encrypted Date, Privacy and Civil Liberties Foregone By Graham Vanbergen, November 26 2015

If the government has anything to do with it, privacy just got a whole lot worse. What the draft Investigatory Powers Bill holds for everyone is exactly what all the criticism was about in the first place – except it…

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A View of the Bataclan, Boulevard Voltaire, Paris. The Tragedy of November 13, 2015 By Prof Michael Keefer, November 26 2015

The small apartment my wife and I rented for a month-and-a-half four years ago in the Marais district of Paris was eighty-one stairs up from ground level.
Our kitchen windows looked north across the leaded rooftops—among which, just over a…

United Nations Committee Calls for End to Israeli Occupation. US, Canada Voted against Resolution By World Bulletin, November 26 2015

The UN General Assembly committee responsible for human rights has adopted a resolution urging Israel to end its occupation of Palestinian territories.
In the Third Committee, 170 countries voted in favor of the non-binding resolution, “The right of the Palestinian…

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Drone Pilots have Bank Accounts and Credit Cards Frozen by Feds for Exposing US Murder By William Norman Grigg, November 26 2015

For having the courage to come forward and expose the drone program for the indiscriminate murder that it is, 4 vets are under attack from the government they once served.

“My drone operators went public this week and now their…

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US-NATO Launch New Proxy War Front in Crimea: Neo-Nazis Bomb Electrical Grid Causing National Blackouts By 21st Century Wire, November 26 2015

In 2014, US and EU installed its own hand-picked puppet regime in Kiev, Ukraine. This caused a chain of epic failures that have made many ardent cheerleaders for ‘regime change’ to question whether or not tipping over the elected government…

Salvaging Democracy for West Papuans in the Face of Australia-Indonesia Obstruction By Camellia Webb-Gannon, November 26 2015

This article argues that the democratic ideals espoused by Australia and Indonesia fall short in application to West Papua and West Papuans, and notes that such shortcomings are legitimated by mainstream media’s exoticist portrayals of West Papuans, particularly in Australia.…

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State of Emergency in Crimea By Roger Annis, November 26 2015

Late on November, 21, right-wing extremists in Ukraine severed the four electricity lines which transmit electricity from Ukraine to Crimea. The terrorist attacks, using explosives, cut domestic electricity service to much of Crimea’s population of 2.3 million.
Two of the…

Turkish Prime Minister: I Gave Order to Shoot Down Russia’s Plane Myself. “Turkish Armed Forces carried out Orders given by me Personally.” By Sputnik, November 26 2015

As details continue to emerge about the downing of a Russian bomber along the Turkey-Syria border on Tuesday, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has admitted to personally giving the order to fire on the aircraft, Canadian news outlet ThinkPol reported.…

Guess Who is Behind the Islamic State? Israeli Colonel “Caught with IS Pants Down” By F. William Engdahl, November 26 2015

This was definitely not supposed to happen. It seems that an Israeli military man with the rank of colonel was “caught with IS pants down.” By that I mean he was captured amid a gaggle of so-called IS–or Islamic State…

Media Censorship: Project Censored 2015: Top Ten News Stories Which The Media Chose to Ignore By Tim Redmond, November 26 2015

When Sonoma State University professor Carl Jensen started looking into the new media’s practice of self-censorship in 1976, the internet was only a dream and most computers were still big mainframes with whirling tape reels and vacuum tubes.
Back then,…

Is Turkey Collaborating with The Islamic State (ISIS)? By David L. Phillips, November 26 2015

This Research Paper by David L. Phillips was first published by Columbia University, Institute for the Study of Human Rights in November 2014 and subsequently by the Huffington Post, under the title ISIS-Turkey Links. David L. Phillips also served as…

An Invisible US Hand Leading to War? Turkey’s Downing of a Russian Jet was an Act of Madness By Dave Lindorff, November 26 2015

In considering the terrifying but also sadly predictable news of a Russian fighter jet being downed by two Turkish fighters, let’s start with one almost certain assumption — an assumption that no doubt is also being made by the Russian…

Rescued pilot of the Russian Air Force's Su-24 jet, Captain Konstantin Murakhtin, center, answers journalists' questions at Khmeimim Air Base in Latakia. Dmitriy Vinogradov/Sputnik
‘Turkish Jets Gave Us No Warning before Shooting’ – Rescued Pilot of Downed Russian SU-24 By RT, November 26 2015

The navigator of the Russian Su-24 shot down by a Turkish fighter jet on Tuesday insists that his plane did not cross into Turkey’s airspace, and says he was given no visual or radio warning before being fired at.

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The Downing of Russia’s SU-24 Jet: 17 Seconds That Changed The World. Leaked Letter Exposes Turkey’s Hair-Trigger Reality By Tyler Durden, November 25 2015

Needless to say, Moscow and Ankara are at odds over precisely what happened on Tuesday when a Russian Su-24 was shot down near the Syrian border.
The two pilots ejected and attempted to parachute to safety but Turkmen FSA-allied Alwiya…

Selected Articles: Update on the Situation Around Turkey By Global Research News, November 25 2015

The Downed Russian SU-24. Turkey Is Lying: “NATO Governments Lie Every Time They Open Their Mouths”

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, November 25 2015

Tyler Durden at Zero Hedge has posted the flight paths of the Russian aircraft according to…

The Downed Russian SU-24. Turkey Is Lying: “NATO Governments Lie Every Time They Open Their Mouths” By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, November 25 2015

Tyler Durden at Zero Hedge has posted the flight paths of the Russian aircraft according to Turkey and to Russia.
We know that Turkey is lying for three reasons.
One reason is that NATO governments lie every time that they…

Russia Confirms Rescue of Second Su-24 Pilot, Deployment of Air Defense Systems in Syria By Global Times, November 25 2015

Russia on Wednesday confirmed the rescue of the second pilot of the downed Russian Su-24 warplane, while air defense missile systems would be deployed in Syria.
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu confirmed the rescue of the second pilot by Russian…

Rescued Su-24 Russian Co-Pilot Rules Out Turkish Space Violation ‘Even for Second’ By Sputnik, November 25 2015

Rescued co-pilot from the downed Russian Su-24 jet said there were no visual or radio warnings issued by Turkey.
“There were no warnings. Not via the radio, not visually. There was no contact whatsoever. That’s why we were keeping our…

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Why’s The US Hanging Turkey Out To Dry? By Andrew Korybko, November 25 2015

Turkey’s shooting down of the Russian anti-ISIL aircraft was an unprecedentedly direct aggression against Moscow that trumps even the tense and hostile militarism of the Old Cold War era. The world stands on edge in the immediate aftermath of this…

Leading Global Warming Crusader: Cap and Trade May INCREASE CO2 Emissions
Climate Change: Delays in Cutting Emissions set to Cost Developing Countries Hundreds of Billions of Dollars More By Oxfam International, November 25 2015

Developing countries’ economies face being crushed under the double burden of climate change adaptation costs of almost $800 billion and more than twice that in economic losses every year by 2050 if pledges to cut emissions are not improved, Oxfam…

Corporate Parasites And Economic Plunder: We Need A Genuine Green Revolution By Colin Todhunter, November 25 2015

Over the past few centuries, Western countries embarked on a road to material affluence at the expense of the environment and other peoples across the globe who were subjugated, killed or left to live in poverty. And while offering more…

Russian Air Force Annihilated Militants In Area Where Su-24 Was Shot Down. Erdogan Ordered Turkish Air Force Planes Be Grounded By South Front, November 25 2015

Information has come from  Syrian sources that last night (24.11) the Russian Aerospace Defence Forces struck with massive attacks on the positions of militants (including Turkomans) in the region where the Russian Su-24 was brought down.
The source reported that…

US-Dominated NATO Supports Turkish Aggression Against Russia By Stephen Lendman, November 25 2015

Make no mistake. Downing Russia’s aircraft was provocative Turkish aggression – a clear act of war against a nonthreatening nation.
It’s inconceivable that President Erdogan acted alone, unilaterally deciding to attack the Russian plane – then lying about it entering…

NATO Attack On Russia’s Air Force, Using Turkey “To Do the Dirty Work”: Causes and Consequences By Christopher Black, November 25 2015

The NATO attack on a Russian military jet on Tuesday November 24, using the Turkish air force to do its dirty work, is a dangerous act of war against Russia with very dangerous consequences for the world. The murder of…

Why We’re Sliding Towards World War By Washington's Blog, November 25 2015

Paul Craig Roberts – former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury under President Reagan, former editor of the Wall Street Journal, listed by Who’s Who in America as one of the 1,000 most influential political thinkers in the world, PhD economist…

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Protests Erupt in Chicago After Release of Video Showing Police Murder of 17-year-old By Nick Barrickman and Joseph Kishore, November 25 2015

Protests erupted in Chicago Tuesday night, following the release of video footage from the October 20, 2014 police killing of Laquan McDonald by 14-year veteran cop Jason Van Dyke. Several hundred people demonstrated late into the night, and at least…

France Moves to Make “Conspiracy Theories” Illegal by Government Decree By 21st Century Wire, November 25 2015

GR Editor’s Note
The following text was first published in March 2015 in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attacks.
In the context of the tragic events of November 13 in Paris, this analysis brings to the forefront the…

The Israeli Declaration of Independence: The World Continues to Ignore its Provisions and those of the British Balfour Declaration By Anthony Bellchambers, November 25 2015

The possibility of a Jewish homeland in Palestine had been a goal of Zionist organizations since the late 19th century. Eventually, as a matter of political expediency, the British Foreign Secretary stated in the Balfour Declaration of 1917:

“His Majesty’s…

From the Cold War to NATO's "Humanitarian Wars" - The Complicity of  the United Nations
UN Backs Russia’s War against ISIL / Da’esh By Alexander Mercouris, November 25 2015

Russia’s diplomats have been as busy as Russia’s military.
They have now obtained UN Security Council as well as Syrian government approval for Russia’s military campaign.
They have also got the UN Security Council to scotch the myth of the…

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The US Debate Over Admitting Syrian Refugees: ‘We have Gone Temporarily Mad, Again’ By James Zogby, November 25 2015

It has been frightening to listen to the intolerant and near hysterical tone of the debate over admitting Syrian refugees into America.
Despite the fact that conflating refugees with terrorism is irrational and bigoted, this notion has spread quickly, with…

Escalation on the Korean Peninsula: The Conundrum of the South Korean Corvette
Freedom of Expression and Civil Liberties in South Korea By Eunji Kang, November 25 2015

6 out of 11 former Presidents of South Korea raised and plotted a rebellion.
There were two types of rebellions in Korean modern history.
The first type is a ‘successful coup d’etat’.
The military men of Park Jung-Hee (tenure: 1961~1979),…

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A Turkish Act of War Against Russia. A No Fly Zone in Northern Syria By Joaquin Flores, November 25 2015

Turkey has committed an act of War against the Russian Federation, in its downing of a Russian Su-24 fighter jet.  
A Turkish fighter jet shot down the Russian plane. Militia, under Turkish command, have killed the pilot who attempted to…

Turkey Downs Russian Fighter to Draw NATO and US Deeper into Syrian Quagmire By Mike Whitney, November 25 2015

On Tuesday, Turkey shot down a Russian warplane that was carrying out military operations against jihadi groups in Northern Syria. The downing of the Su-24 fighter jet is part of a broader plan by the administration of Turkish President Tayyip…

The Perils of Certainty: Obama and the “Assad Regime” By Binoy Kampmark, November 25 2015

In Kuala Lumpur, the US president continued the line that Bashar al-Assad had to go. His approach, one that has failed on all fronts thus far, has been to marginalise Assad while supplying a fictional grouping of regime opponents conveniently…

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Netanyahu Paves the Way for a New Era Of Tyranny By Jonathan Cook, November 25 2015

With dismaying predictability, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu lost no time in exploiting the massacre in Paris. As he has done many times before, he claimed Europe’s trauma was just a taste of the suffering Israelis have long known.

Russia Deploys Warship Off Syrian Coast To “Destroy Any Threats To Russian Planes” By Tyler Durden, November 25 2015

Despite demands from France’s Hollande, America’s Obama, and NATO’s Stoltenberg that this situation not esclate, it appears Putin is not taking the shooting down of a fighter jet lying down.
The seemingly cagey confirmation by NATO and Obama of Turkey’s…

Bad Policy, Bad Ethics: U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World By Matt Peppe, November 25 2015

The thesis of anthropologist David Vine’s latest book, Base Nation: How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World, is taboo in American political discourse. It is a radical notion to suggest that foreign bases don’t protect American interests…

Turkey Has Destroyed Russia’s Hope Of Western Cooperation By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, November 25 2015

UPDATE FROM AUTHOR: A friend, George Abert, suggested a reason why the Turks shot down the Russian fighter-bomber over Syria. The Russians have a technology that they recently demonstrated against the newest US missile cruiser and Israel’s US jet fighters.…

Is Turkey Starting a Proxy-War on Behalf of NATO against Russia? By Peter Koenig, November 25 2015

Did Turkey just provoke a proxy-war on behalf of NATO against Russia? – Turkey knew very well that the Russian SU-24 fighter jet was inside Syria’s borders and that even as it may have been close to Turkey it was…

Turkish Shootdown of Russian Jet: What You Need to Know By Washington's Blog, November 25 2015

A U.S. official told Reuters that the Russian jet was inside of Syria when it was shot down:

The United States believes that the Russian jet shot down by Turkey on Tuesday was hit inside Syrian airspace after a brief…

Russia-China Relations and the Downing of Russia’s Jet Fighter by Turkey By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, November 25 2015

The US Navy held friendly military exercises with China’s PLA Navy less than a week prior to a blatant act of military aggression against the Russian Federation, which is China’s closest ally.

Selected Articles: Act of War by NATO? Turkey Responsible For Downing of Russian Su-24 Fighter-Bomber By Global Research News, November 24 2015

Russian Warplane Down: NATO’s Act of War
By Tony Cartalucci, November 24 2015

With cameras rolling, Turkey has claimed it has shot down a Russian Sukhoi Su-24 attack aircraft.

NATO Calls Emergency Meeting After Russian Su-24 Downed Over Syria

Who killed John F. Kennedy? The Mystery of the Constant Flow of JFK Disinformation By Russ Baker and Milicent Cranor, November 24 2015

This article was first published by Who What Whay
For more than half a century, the combined American thought establishment (media, publishing, film, academia, and the like) have been cranking out a steady stream of books, articles, films, plays and…

Turkey Did Not Act on Its Own. Was Washington Complicit in Downing Russia’s Aircraft? By Stephen Lendman, November 24 2015

Both countries are NATO allies, united against Assad, wanting him toppled, actively complicit in supporting and using ISIS, as well as other terrorist groups as proxy foot soldiers in the war Obama launched in March 2011.
It’s inconceivable Turkey acted…

VIDEO: ‘Moderate Rebels’ Attack Russian Rescue Helicopter Searching for Downed Pilots By 21st Century Wire, November 24 2015

A Russian rescue helicopter was shot down by Syrian ‘moderate’ jihadist rebels, as the Russian rescue team was searching for the missing pilots who ejected during NATO member Turkey’s troubling attack on the Russian Su-25 jet.
Insurgents used anti-tank US…

Russian Warplane Down: NATO’s Act of War By Tony Cartalucci, November 24 2015

With cameras rolling, Turkey has claimed it has shot down a Russian Sukhoi Su-24 attack aircraft. The New York Times in its article, “Turkey Shoots Down Russian Warplane Near Syria Border,” reports that:
Turkish fighter jets on patrol near the…

President Putin’s Statement on Russian Jet Fighter Shot Down by Turkey. Meeting with King Abdullah II of Jordan By President Vladimir Putin, November 24 2015

Vladimir Putin had talks with King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, who is in Russia on a working visit. Below is the transcript of a recent meeting between both leaders. 
At the outset of this…

The Paris Terrorist Attacks: “Pre-emptive Defense”, A Chronicle Foretold By Patrick Howlett-Martin, November 24 2015

The mass bombing in Paris points out the inconsistencies in French Middle East diplomacy. In September 2007, President Nicolas Sarkozy received Muammar Gaddafi lavishly for a five-day visit, graciously allowing the Libyan leader to set up his tent in the…

Choosing Hegemony: Turkey, NATO and the Path to War
Russia “Violated” Turkish Airspace Because Turkey “Moved” Its Border By SyrianFreePress, November 24 2015

This article originally published on October 7, 2015 is of utmost relevance in understanding the action taken by Turkey to down a Russian jet fighter over Syria airspace. (GR. Editor. M. Ch.)
One Russian plane may even indeed have slightly…

Facebook Class Action Privacy Case Goes to Austria’s Supreme Court By Shirley Siluk, November 24 2015

More than 25,000 people have so far signed on to join privacy advocate Max Schrems’ complaint against Facebook. However, it will be up to the Austrian Supreme Court to decide whether they can make their cases jointly as a class…

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Europe and the Global Systemic Economic Crisis By Global Europe Anticipation Bulletin (GEAB), November 24 2015

The global systemic crisis we have been experiencing for at least eight years is challenging a world order which we have often compared to the one going back not only to the end of the Second World War, but more…