Russia accuses US of cover-up over ISIS oil smuggling to Turkey


Author: Orville Davis ; Last update: 11 December , 2015 03:41:16

Russian Federation won them all. Meanwhile, a vast number of U.S.-backed anti-Assad rebels in Syria are ethnic Turkmens with strong cultural ties to Turkey. With reports that Russian Federation is apparently poised to expand its military operation in Syria by deploying additional 120 combat aircraft to the war-torn country, Moscow wants to turn the already volatile situation in Syria into chaotic mess. Turkey’s goal was to see the regime of Bashar al-Assad defeated and rebel Islamist parties, friendly to Turkey, take over. “Pravda journalism’s only message is to support Russia’s attitude in Ukraine and Syria, and cause confusion overseas”, Wilson says. “This was clearly an ambush”, said George Petrolekas, a fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute. Since the annexation, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation planes have intercepted scores of Russian military planes that were probing North Atlantic Treaty Organisation defense, mostly in worldwide airspace close to member-state borders and mainly in the military alliance’s weakest link near Sweden – the Baltic states of Latvia, Estonia, and Lithuania that the former Soviet Union used to occupy. “I think Turkey had hoped to drive a wedge between the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation countries and Russian Federation”, he explained, in order to break up the new coalition against the Islamic State that had come together in the wake of the Paris attacks. That protects Turkey’s protégés and forces other powers to recognise Turkey’s special status in the region. But Turkey’s action forced Russian Federation to go on the offensive, politically. President Obama has expressed regret to Russian President Vladimir Putin over the downing of a Russian bomber by a Turkish fighter last month. Also, Russian media alleged that there was a picture of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s son Bilal Erdogan with ISIL members. Russia’s defence ministry on Saturday accused the United States of turning a blind eye to the trafficking of oil into Turkey from Syrian areas under Islamic State control, after Washington called the amounts involved insignificant. The Turkish strongman said Russian Federation had made “no sign” that the crisis would affect their energy partnership. Turkey rejects any suggestion it is not playing its part in the fight against the Islamic State. Who cares if you buy it or not? The deployment of S-400 anti-air missiles means Russian Federation has effectively imposed a no-fly zone over Syria. And Turkey was not exactly happy with Putin dropping bombs on Turkmen villages inside Syria, because it weakens Turkey’s ability to shape Syria’s future, according to Friedman. The top US priority is for Turkey to secure its southern border with Syria, the first official said. Mr. Putin has been escalating Russia’s confrontation with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation since annexing Crimea past year and is thus responsible for the tragic death of a Russian pilot and a Russian serviceman in the incident. The Comment

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