Breaking: Immediately After Turkey Downed The Russian Jet, Something ‘Extraordinary’ Is Happening

After the downing of a Russian jet by the Turkish military, things have been developing quickly; and now NATO is planning what is being called an “extraordinary meeting” to address this touchy international situation.

The emergency meeting is set for 5 pm Brussels time to discuss a response to the shooting down of the Russian plane near the Syrian border, and was called at Turkey’s request.

“At the request of Turkey, the North Atlantic Council will hold an extraordinary meeting at (1600 GMT). The aim of this extraordinary NAC is for Turkey to inform Allies about the downing of a Russian airplane,” a NATO official told AFP.

Russia appears to still be in the midst of deciding its next move. But Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova did tell the media today that Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has already cancelled an upcoming trip to Turkey as a result of the downed plane.

Larov has also noted that Russian President Vladimir Putin himself has told his ministers that this is a turning point in relations with Turkey and that it “cannot but affect Russian-Turkish relations. In this regard, it decided to cancel the meeting, which was planned for tomorrow.”

The Syrians have called the downing of the jet a “new crime.” But the Turks insist that the Russian pilots transgressed Turkish airspace, and there is some evidence that the Turks are right.

“This isn’t an action against any specific country. Our F-16s took the necessary steps to defend Turkey’s sovereign territory,” a Turkish official said in an email sent to the media.

There is still the question of whether it was a surface-to-air missile that downed the warplane or if it was a Turkish F-16 that did the deed.

Both pilots of the Russian jet were seen ejecting from their plane, but Syrian rebels have already reported that at least one of those pilots is dead. There is still no information on the whereabouts of the second pilot, but there were also reports that the Syrian rebels were firing with small arms at the pilots as they descended in their parachutes.

The downing of the Russian jet is worrisome to many as it sets up the first direct confrontation between a NATO-allied country and non-NATO Russia.

The situation is fluid and still developing.

Look At The Chilling Warning Turkey Sent Russia Just 4 Days Before Shooting Down The Jet

Late last week, Turkey warned Russia it would face “serious consequences” if it did not cease bombing Turkmen villages near the country’s Syrian border.

The BBC reported that “the Russian ambassador to Ankara was summoned to the Turkish foreign ministry to hear the protest.”

This warning came on top of one last month by NATO’s governing body, the North Atlantic Council, notifying Moscow that it was courting “extreme danger” by sending planes into Turkish air space, according to Fox News. Turkey is a NATO member nation.

Turkey’s Anadolu news agency reported that Syrian government forces backed by Russian air power launched a ground offensive on the mainly Turkmen villages in Bayir Bucak, in northwest Syria.

“[A] U.S. defense official [confirmed] that radar tracks validate Turkey’s claims that the aircraft entered its airspace and refused to leave, despite repeated warnings. The official added that two Turkish F-16s fired heat-seeking air-to-air missiles at the Russian aircraft,” according to Fox News.

“This will get complicated,” the official said

NATO has called an emergency meeting in Belgium to address the crisis.

The aim of this extraordinary North Atlantic Council meeting is for Turkey to inform allies about the downing of a Russian airplane,” NATO deputy spokesperson Carmen Romero told the Associated Press.

As reported by Western Journalism, the act was denounced by Russian President Vladimir Putin as a “stab in the back by the terrorists’ accomplices.”

Putin warned of “significant consequences” for relations with Turkey. He complained that Turkey first disclosed the incident to its NATO allies and not Russia.

Russia-Turkey relations will drop below zero,” said Ivan Konovalov, director of the Center for the Study of Strategic Trends.

Russia, under Putin’s leadership, has taken an increasingly aggressive stand towards the West, including the invasion and annexation of Crimea, as well as military flights near the borders of the United States and other NATO allies.

Shocking New Vid Of Downed Russian Fighter Pilot And 2 Words Chanted Over His Body

The death of a Russian fighter pilot on Tuesday was cause for celebration among Syrian rebels who gleefully surrounded his body and posed for a video amid conflicting reports of who is responsible for the pilot’s death.

The video shows about a dozen men surrounding the body of a man in military fatigues, presumed to be the pilot of the Russian jet shot down Tuesday by Turkish forces near the Turkish border with Syria.

“Allahu Akbar (God is great),” shout several men in the video.

“This is a Russian pilot and killer of men, women and children who was killed today after his plane was shot down in Syria,” one Syrian rebel says on the video. Russia has been siding with the Syrian government and attacking rebels in the hills where the plane crashed.

The circumstances of the pilot’s death were unclear Tuesday. A video was released that showed two figures parachuting to the ground from the Russian fighter jet, after the jet was hit by Turkish fire. The Daily Mail reported that local rebels said the pilot was already dead when he reached the ground.

The New York Times, however, reported that one Russian pilot was shot as he parachuted to the ground, and the other was captured by a local militia called the 10th Brigade.

“One of the Russian pilots was shot as he was trying to land,” said Shadi al-Ouwayni, an activist in the region of the crash. “The other was injured and captured.”

Fox News quoted Jahed Ahmad of the 10th Brigade in the Coast, a rebel group, as claiming credit for killing the pilot, who was trying to parachute onto government-held land but was captured by the rebels instead.

“This is the body of a Russian member of the military who was killing Syrian people,” he said. “We have the body and we will see what to do with it.”

Ahmad said his group might exchange the pilot’s body for prisoners held by Syria. He made no mention of the second pilot.

Meanwhile, other media reported that a Russian helicopter sent to recover the pilots may have been downed by Syrian rebels.

h/t: The Daily Mail

Breaking: Putin Furious After Getting ‘Stabbed In The Back’ By Another Nation- Threatens Big ‘Consequences’

NATO warned Russia that this would happen. Now it has, and Russian strongman Vladimir Putin is raging.

A Russian Sukhoi-24 jet was shot down Tuesday by Turkish forces after the jet crossed into Turkish airspace and refused demands to leave.

The act was denounced by Russian President Vladimir Putin as a “stab in the back by the terrorists’ accomplices.”

Putin warned of “significant consequences” for relations with Turkey. He complained that Turkey first disclosed the incident to its NATO allies and not Russia.

Russia-Turkey relations will drop below zero,” said Ivan Konovalov, director of the Center for the Study of Strategic Trends.

“It’s very much the last thing that’s needed right now, especially in the aftermath of the Paris attacks, when there was hope that Russia could form an alliance with France and with the United States against ISIS,” said Sajjan Gohel, international security director for the Asia-Pacific Foundation.

“This is a situation that unfortunately was almost inevitable at some point, because Turkey has long been accusing Russia of interfering in their airspace,” Gohel said. “They’ve threatened them in the past. And even though economic relations between the two countries are strong — politically, there have been tensions recently.”

Although Putin said the jet was in Syrian airspace, an American defense official told Fox News that radar validates Turkey’s claim that the incident happened over their country. A second official said the plane was warned three times to leave Turkish airspace.

Two Turkish F-16s fired heat-seeking air-to-air missiles at the Russian aircraft. Russia claimed that artillery fire downed the jet.

“The aircraft entered Turkish airspace over the town of Yaylidag, in the southeastern Hatay province,” a Turkish statement read. “The plane was warned 10 times in the space of 5 minutes before it was taken down.”

Syrian rebels later claimed they killed one of the Russian pilots after he ejected.

NATO had warned Russia in October of “extreme danger” in sending planes into Turkish air space.

“Understand this: Turkey is a country whose warnings should be taken seriously and listened to. Don’t test Turkey’s patience. Try to win its friendship,” tweeted Serdar Kilic, Turkey’s ambassador to the United States.

h/t: Fox News

World Leader States The One Fact About Terrorism And Migrants That Should Wake Everyone Up

Hungarian leader Viktor Orban has become known for his staunch criticisms of the current European immigration system.

Speaking in an interview with Politico Europe after the Paris terror attacks, Orban didn’t hold back.

He stated during the course of the interview: “Of course it’s not accepted, but the factual point is that all the terrorists are basically migrants. The question is when they migrated to the European Union. ”

Orban contended that the “number one job” after Paris is “to defend the borders and to control who is coming in.”

Of the migrants, he says that “all of them present a security threat because we don’t know who they are. If you allow thousands or millions of unidentified persons into your house, the risk of… terrorism will significantly increase.”

Orban has been a thorn in the side of the European Union left, arguing for stricter controls on immigration as well as for normalizing relations with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Orban also spoke to Poltico Europe about Putin, saying: “Putin is someone you can cooperate with. He’s not an easy man. He is not a man who has a known personality, so don’t imagine him as you imagine Western leaders.”

One person whom Orban has heavily criticized is fellow countryman George Soros. Soros, a billionaire financier, has financed almost every pro-migration think tank and pressure group in the Western world through his Open Society Foundations.

Orban has himself been criticized for an action Hungary took earlier this year. The country built a barbed wire fence along its border with Serbia to prevent the influx of Muslim immigrants that other European countries are experiencing.

Orban says that the link between terrorism and migrants coming into Europe is an “obvious fact,” but one that many European leaders deny due to political correctness.

What do you think of Orban arguing against more Muslim immigration into the E.U.- and saying that “all the terrorists are basically migrants?”