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I'm pretty sure everyone has already seen the pictures Russia has released as evidence of Turkey's financial support of ISIS.
Things have been escalating since the downing of the SU-24, when I first heard of that I knew Turkey had messed up big time, Putin is no Obama he wasn't going to chicken out. And he certainly hasn't, the recent measures taken prove that.
I wondered how far he would be ready to go, and the press conference given today by russians official answered that in a way, it surprised me indeed, I mean I knew Russia wasn't going to back down, but the release of this sort of information shocked me.
I'm pretty sure this is not something new for the world leaders, but political correctness prevents this kind of things of reaching the MSM, Putin though is now willing to go on an all out war (metaphorically speaking so far) against Turkey, USA and their allies. Take 911 for example, Russia could probably show some evidence to stir up controversy shedding some light on the matter, but they dont do that out of political correctness, however it seems things are changing, at least that's what it looks like to me.
Is Russia going rogue? Will they start exposing more information like this, the kind that governments usually keep to themselves?
IMO Putin feels he has been betrayed and hates being teased and toyed by a turkish Putin copycat. He is smart enough not to attack turkey directly, but is going to do whatever it takes to lure turkey into war, cause in the end he wouldn't mind nuking Ankara.
So, what do you think, will Russia stop playing by the book?
The term NATO is always used in MSM or can be used to obfuscate the real meaning as to what is really happening . Had Russia really been a threat on the shoot down ,I am sure we would have seen the NATO spokes people rushing to the mike to claim they shot it down . When you are selling a idea like NATO then your potential customers want to see the goods . It also helps sell fear to the present members that might start having second thoughts of the origination .
We will soon have four NATO members in total, UK, France, US, and Turkey,
originally posted by: DJW001
a reply to: payta
I seriously hope you do not believe this. Nuclear escalation would destroy Russia, perhaps even the whole world if the rumors about "Dead Hand" are true.
They would have to start playing by the book first. I'll spare you the litany of apartment bombings, Georgia, Crimea, etc.
First of all, Russia has enough weapons to destroy the world several times over ... so, NATO (apart from the US) threatening Russia, directly or indirectly ... is NATO gone rogue. Claiming Britain has nukes and France too, is not really an argument ... their weapons are insignificant. And their Geo layout is also a vulnerability.
When is that not playing by the book? You shoot the enemy where he is, that includes enemy combatants hiding behind a hospital hoping you'll not shoot back, because it's a hospital they're shooting from.
If you are doing something wrong, do not start pissing off others who have evidence of your wrongdoing.
originally posted by: DJW001
a reply to: bjarneorn
So you were okay with the United States destroying the MSF hospital in Afghanistan? (Actually, I just checked. You were. Have a star for lack of hypocrisy! )
originally posted by: Xcathdra
a reply to: Kuroodo
This is more appropriate... A Russian dictator giving a speech and how that speech sounds to the Russian people. Example courteous of a Mr. A. Hitler.
We all know how that ended... The same will be true for Putin if he keeps acting NTAC 2.0 compliant.
Montenegro is a backwater dirtwater country .