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Turkey's military said on Monday that it had lost one of its F-16 fighter jets near Osmaniye, about 50 km (30 miles) from the border with Syria, but NTV television quoted military sources as saying the crash had probably been an accident.
Last June, Syria shot down a Turkish F-4 reconnaissance jet off the Syrian coast. It said it had acted in self-defence without knowing that the jet was Turkish, although Turkey said the plane had been identifiable and in international airspace.
There was no immediate word on what precisely happened to the F-16 on Monday, although the military said in a statement that the pilot had radioed to say he was ejecting. The sources quotes by NTV said it now appeared likely that the loss of the plane was an accident.
Accidents can be turned into justifications..depends on which way the wind blows...
Erdogan doing his best "your with us or your against us" ala G W Bush
The Turkish prime minister also slammed the opposition parties that called on the government to review its internal and foreign policies following the Reyhanlı attack. Describing as "opportunism" any attempt to criticize the government on the matter, Erdoğan said such accusations could only "play into the hands" of Turkey's enemies. "It is not time to find those responsible inside the country. Trying to seek political gain from this [attack] is unscrupulous," he added.
Erdoğan insisted that he would rather drop his prime minister office than shut his eyes to the babies being killed in Syria, adding that he could not give an account to God if he did so.
Puhleez Erdogan. The man who aids and comforts the NATO mercs that are killing babies, raping woman, massacring villagers, cleansing Christians and eating Syrian Army soldier's organs..
There is no better time to criticize the standing government and it's participation in the NATO global terror army then now.
In the video a man who is believed to be a rebel commander named Khalid al-Hamad, who goes by the nom de guerre Abu Sakkar, bends over the government soldier, knife in hand. With his right hand he moves what appears to be the dead man’s heart onto a flat piece of wood or metal lying across the body. With his left hand he pulls what appears to be a lung across the open cavity in the man’s chest. According to two of Abu Sakkar’s fellow rebels, who said they were present at the scene, Abu Sakkar had cut the organs out of the man’s body. The man believed to be Abu Sakkar then works his knife through the flesh of the dead man’s torso before he stands to face the camera, holding an organ in each hand. “I swear we will eat from your hearts and livers, you dogs of Bashar,” he says, referring to supporters of Syrian President Bashar Assad
To bad for Erdogan, lackey of NATO, that Syrians still support their country and their leader
Assad Still Popular
This msm piece tries as hard as it can to spin for NATO, but in the end, It can't be done.
That's a 'heads up' for Erdogan!Syria: says parts of the population still back Mr Assad - and Western leaders should take note.
In the main city, so far spared the worst of the war, the streets are jammed with cars bearing his image on rear windscreens. His picture appears on buildings, billboards, houses, lamp-posts, wherever there is space to depict the president as the father of the nation.So far - so restrained a cult of personality. Compared to Saddam's Iraq this is indeed restrained. The young president has actually banned municipalities from erecting statues in his honour (so much for the egotistical tyranny spin)
Ask people, at random, do they support the current president, and most will tell you they do.
In the Latakia village from which the Assads originate, I saw the dozens of death notices posted to announce the loss of a family's son killed fighting with or for the Syrian army. At Latakia's main roundabout at the entrance to the city there was yet another army checkpoint. On every pillar there were the boots of a dead soldier filled with roses.
The Syrian soldiers and civilian volunteers are defending their families, their loved ones in their homes and their nation. This is the only way an army can be deemed heroicAs the diplomats struggle towards their Syrian peace conference, unless they reconcile that large numbers of Syrians believe, rightly or wrongly, the army to be the heroes, their conference will fail.
In Western nations we pay lip service to soldiers, calling them "our heros". They aren't.
Western government have turned these naive persons into invaders/marauders of other nations.
Western nations send soldiers to do the work for corporations, multinationals, big oil and the military industrial complex. For the banksters. For drug trafficking. For organ trafficking.
Not for defence. For offense. And it is offensive to humankind.