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.

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

ISIS Terrorists Just Got Caught Doing One Of The Most Cowardly Things Imaginable- They’ll Want To Hide It

All are now quite familiar with the the penchant for growing and keeping beards among many Muslim men. In some sects, men aren’t even allowed to shave their beards. So it is incredible that the victors who took and held a battlefield from members of the ISIS terror group found mounds of beard hair shaven off by the terrorists, trying to run away and hide to avoid detection after they lost the battle.

Image credit: Twitter/HalaJaber

Image credit: Twitter/HalaJaber

Sources in the region say it is an act of cowardice, and these now-shaven terrorists are disguising themselves as Syrian women to escape detection.

The mounds of beard hair were discovered near a battlefield in Aleppo last week, and photos of the evidence quickly spread across the Internet. Along with the mounds of hair, also shown in the photos are used razor blades as well as their packaging.

According to the Daily Mail, Turkish authorities report that the losing ISIS forces are desperately trying to escape the battle by pretending to be women, shaving and then donning a niqabs–or the Muslim veil–to hide their male features.

As the Mail reports, “The images were shared on Twitter by the Sunday Times journalist Hala Jaber, who credited Leith Abou Fadel, editor-in-Chief of the English-language Arabic news website Al-Masdar News, as the source.”

The original caption of the photos read, “Photo apparently showing left over beards shaved off by rebels running 4m #Syria.”

After the photos hit the Internet, social media took the story and spread it across the world. One Twitter user joked that, “the lions of the caliphate are now the scared pussies.”

In any case, ISIS forces found they couldn’t resist the forces of Syrian dictator Bashar al Assad and his new military support from Russia, causing them to flee in despair. As a result of the loss, then came the shaven beards and the disguises, with the losing fighters trying to slink away into Turkey.

Islamic State Forces Yazidi Mother To Eat The Flesh Of Her 3-Year-Old Son

Vian Dakhil is one of the only two Yazidi members of parliament in Iraq.

Last week, she was interviewed by Politico in the United States about the situation of the Yazidis one year after President Obama ordered U.S. forces to rescue Yazidis who were trapped on Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq after they fled attempted genocide by Islamic State.

During the emotional interview, Dakhil recounted stories about unimaginable ISIS atrocities she had heard from Yazidi women after they managed to escape the caliphate.

One of the women told Dakhil that she had been forced to watch as Islamic State terrorists raped her 9-year-old daughter and then let the girl bleed to death.

(If you think that ISIS couldn’t sink lower than this, you’re wrong.)

Dakhil told her interviewer an even more horrific story about a Yazidi mother who was separated from her two young children by Islamic State terrorists.

After they had forced her to abandon her children, the mother was starved for two days by ISIS, after which they finally brought her a meal that consisted of rice and meat.

After she finished eating, the mother was told that she just ate the meat of her three-year-old son.

Here’s what Dakhil told Politico editor Susan Glasser:

“One of the mothers calls me … she said ‘for two days the ISIS doesn’t give me any food’ and they separated her children. One of them is 3 years and another is 5 years, after two days they give her rice with meat. After she’s eating, she tell her this is your boy — 3 years,” Dakhil said. “She tells me please, I can’t, I don’t know what can I do — I’m eating my son. This is what happened with those woman under ISIS control, and nobody cares. This is I say that to Mr. Obama, ‘Do you agree with…a woman — she ate her son.’”

“We have 3,000 girls who are kidnapped in ISIS and we have 1,000 children between 3 to 10 years who are separated from their families and kept in the special school,” she said. “We don’t know what happened to those children, sometimes we see photos about those children, the girls with the black scarf with the hijab, and the boys with the scarf, they learn how to fight.”

“I tell all the people we need help, please. I can’t do everything alone. We need someone to help us,” Dakhil said while she started to cry.

She told Glasser that she had written a letter to Michelle Obama and tried to contact administration officials about the fate of the Yazidis, but received no response.

Dakhil said that she feels the U.S. and the international community have abandoned the Yazidis after the initial rescue operation. She recalled how a few airstrikes were carried out, and that she became hopeful when Obama promised to help. After that, nothing has happened to improve the situation of the Yazidis, she claimed.

Almost all members of the 500,000-strong Yazidi minority in Iraq have fled the Sinjar and Nineveh districts in Iraq and are now living in refugee camps in the Kurdish autonomous area in northern Iraq and Turkey. The Turks have imposed restrictions on the freedom of movement of the Yazidis after a number of them tried to travel to Bulgaria. The Yazidis have a long history of persecution at the hands of the Turks. They claim that their non-Muslim minority has been the victim of at least 72 massacres, most of which took place during the rule of the Turkish Ottoman Empire.

Vian Dakhil has been actively involved in attempts to rescue Yazidis from Sinjar and to deliver aid to those who are living in refugee camps. During one of these rescue operations, the helicopter she was travelling in crashed on Mount Sinjar–but she miraculously survived.

Dakhil and her sister, Deelan Dakhil, a doctor who is working in the Yazidi refugee camps, are currently setting up a U.S.-based charitable foundation that will raise money for the Yazidi refugees.