This is an edited version of an interview Nikolai Patrushev, the Secretary of Russia’s Security Council, gave to the official government newspaper Rossiskaya Gazeta. Patrushev is one of Putin’s most important advisors on national security. His position is similar in some ways to that of the US President’s National Security Adviser.
If one measures lying by quantity of people misled, their relative importance as decision-makers and influencers and gravity of the deception, then the NYT is the biggest liar of them all and their track record on Russia over the past couple of years since the Ukraine crisis got going has been nothing less than extraordinary. Our analyst Jacob Dreizin digs into this week’s juicy offering.
With today’s shoot-down of a Russian SU-24 by a Turkish F-16, the conflict in Syria has entered a very dangerous escalation. Turkey is a member of the NATO alliance. Let us therefore not mince words: A NATO state has just attacked Russia. Perhaps not since the downing of an American U-2 over Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, has the world been so close to a third world war.
This Is NATO: Turkey Downs Russian Jet While US Gives ISIS 45 Minute Warning Before Bombing Oil Tankers
The news of Turkish F-16 fighters shooting down a Russian military jet over Syria sounds like the beginning of Fallout 5. Turkey’s reckless act of war (not to sound dramatic, but that’s what it is) is even more mind-melting when juxtaposed with this nugget of absurdity: The US gave ISIS a 45-minute “heads up” before launching airstrikes against its oil tanker convoys.
AP reports that in televised meeting with King Abdullah II of Jordan, Vladimir Putin called today’s shoot down of a Russian jet “a stab in the back by the terrorists’ accomplices” The Russian president said that the action would result in serious consequences for Russia-Turkey relations. During a meeting with the King Abdullah II of Jordan, Putin said the plane was shot down by a Turkish F-16.