Listening to Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s recent rants against Syria’s shooting-down a Turkish military plane inside Syrian airspace – convinced me that he must have learned his bullying tactics from his friends among the Zionist regime in the occupied Palestine.
Erdogan called Syria’s defense of its airspace a “heinous attack” adding “This latest development shows that the Assad regime has become a clear and imminent threat to the security of Turkey…”. Of course, because according to colonial-Zionist logic, any country which shoots down enemy reconnaissance jets violating its airspace and sovereignty is in fact threatening the security of the offending state which seeks to invade it. Indeed, states which defend themselves from aggressors are “warmongers”.
“We will not fall into the trap of warmongers, but we will not stay silent in the face of an attack made against our plane in international airspace….Turkey’s wrath is fierce and intense when it needs to be,” Erdogan told Turkish parliament.
At a press conference Tuesday, NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen called the shooting down of the plane “unacceptable” and said the NATO countries stood together “in the spirit of strong solidarity” with Turkey. The shooting down of the jet, he claimed, “is another example of the Syrian authorities’ disregard for international norms, peace and security, and human life”.
It’s the same Rasmussen who refused to condemn Israel’s murder of nine Turk aid workers on board Gaza flotilla two years ago.
Joseph Kishore’s very informative article on this subject is worth reading here.