Evidence: Turkish F16 Was Inside Syria When it Downed SU 24

Similarities with downing of Airbus 321 are now impossible to overlook

Su-24 © Dmitriy Vinogradov

A Turkish fighter jet launched a missile at a Russian bomber on Tuesday well ahead of the Su-24 approaching the Turkish border, the chief of Russia’s Air Force said. The bomber remained on Turkish radars for 34 minutes and never received any warnings.

The attack on the Russian Su-24 bomber was intentional and had been planned in advance, Viktor Bondarev, the chief of Russia’s Air Force, announced Friday, calling the incident an “unprecedented backstab.”

The commander shared with the media previously unknown details of what happened on Tuesday.

On November 24, a pair of Russian Sukhoi Su-24 tactical bombers took off from Khmeimim airbase in Latakia at 06:15 GMT, with an assignment to carry out airstrikes in the vicinity of the settlements of Kepir, Mortlu and Zahia, all in the north of Syria. Each bomber was carrying four OFAB-250 high-explosive fragmentation bombs.

Ten minutes later, the bombers entered the range of Turkish radars and took positions in the target area, patrolling airspace at predetermined heights of 5,800 meters and 5,650 meters respectively.

Both aircraft remained in the area for 34 minutes. During this time there was no contact between the crews of the Russian bombers and the Turkish military authorities or warplanes.

Some 20 minutes after arriving at the designated area, the crews received the coordinates of groups of terrorists in the region. After making a first run, the bombers performed a maneuver and then delivered a second strike.

Immediately after that, the bomber crewed by Lieutenant-Colonel Oleg Peshkov and Captain Konstantin Murakhtin was attacked by a Turkish F-16 fighter jet operating from the Diyarbakır airfield in Turkey.

To attack the Russian bomber with a close-range air-to-air missile, the Turkish fighter jet had to enter Syrian airspace, where it remained for about 40 seconds. Having launched its missile from a distance of 5-7 kilometers, the F-16 immediately turned towards the Turkish border, simultaneously dropping its altitude sharply, thus disappearing from the range of Russian radars at the Khmeimim airbase.

The Turkish fighter moved two kilometers into Syrian airspace while the Russian bomber at no stage violated Turkish airspace, Bondarev stressed.

The crew of the second Su-24M had a clear view of the moment the missile was fired from the Turkish F-16, and reported this to base.

Commander Bondarev noted that a pair of Turkish F-16Cs had been in the area close to the attack zone for more than an hour prior to the attack, which explains their presence in the area. The time needed to get the aircraft ready at the Diyarbakır airfield and travel to the attack zone is an estimated 46 minutes.

One of Turkish F-16Cs stopped its maneuvers and began to approach the Su-24M bomber about 100 seconds before the Russian aircraft came closest to the Turkish border, which also confirms the attack was pre-planned, Commander Bondarev stressed.

The chief of Russia’s Air Force also called attention to the readiness of the Turkish media, which released a professionally-made video of the incident recorded from an area controlled by extremists a mere 1.5 hours after the Su-24 was downed. (note that there was a video of the downing of the Russian Airbus 321 over Sinai as well, more preplanning)

Commander Bondarev also mentioned the memorandum of understanding regarding the campaign in Syria, signed by Moscow and Washington on October 26. In accordance with this agreement, the Russian side informed its American counterparts about the mission of the two bombers in the north of Syria on November 24, including the zones and heights of operation.

Taking this into account, the Turkish authorities’ statement on not knowing which aircraft were operating in the area raises eyebrows, Bondarev said.

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23 Responses to "Evidence: Turkish F16 Was Inside Syria When it Downed SU 24"

  1. Wanderer  November 28, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    Yeah that and they were already tipped off to the path and times anyway.

  2. Flapps  November 27, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    “Having launched its missile from a distance of 5-7 kilometers…”

    Interesting!
    A Turkish F-16 launching a heat seeking missile is telling us that it was a Sidewinder. I’m not familiar with the exact type of Sidewinder Turkey has in stock, but assuming it to be around the -P to -R type the following firing conditions apply:
    1) Launching aircraft has to be trailing the target, e.g. chasing it to get a good firing solution (confirmed by copilot and sister plane, both got caught unprepared).
    2) Firing “envelope” for Sidewinders is officially 3-10 miles. In plain english, the more the target is moving away from the launching aircraft (angle of attack) and the faster it moves, the closer it has to be.

    A SU-24 at (relatively low) cruising speed cannot be considered an extremely difficult target, so the “envelope” should have been around 4-5 miles.
    This pretty much means 5-7 kilometers (at around 20,000ft.), so the missile was launched at extreme range, which makes for a chance shot rather than a solid kill.

    Why take this chance when you got all the time in the world to make it a perfect shot at 1-2 miles against an unsuspecting target?
    I can think of only one reason – the pilot was scared to hell and back.

    • Flapps  November 27, 2015 at 3:42 pm

      “The crew of the second Su-24M had a clear view of the moment the missile was fired from the Turkish F-16, and reported this to base.”

      That’s bullshit. The surviving crewman of the downed SU-24 said that they were struck without any warning.
      Now if the second SU-24 had noticed the missile launch, it would have informed its sister plane first before reporting to base.
      Missiles are not Star Wars Lasers, they take quite a few seconds to hit their targets.

  3. Barry Warmkessel  November 27, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    I want to offer a theory. Given the below:

    Putin announces “next phase” in Syria military operation? – November 22nd, 2015

    I am starting to suspect that Putin is getting ‘Remote Viewing’ data from an ET alien source. The ETs will not directly interfere, but providing data on ‘what may happen’ is not ‘interfering’ with the people of Earth.

    One of the ET species involved with Earth is very good at ‘Remote Viewing’ but they are not technological. They work with an ET species that is very technological.

    • rockwool  November 28, 2015 at 1:17 pm

      Seriously, if Putin had ANY notion to not speak of experience with the paranormal he would not walk into traps time and again.

      If Putin was a remote viewer, like that US chess master for instance, he would be able to anticipate future moves or otherwise have a clue about the Enemy of humanity not being a material being.

      Putin would then have a clue that these beings have occult Allies here on earth.

  4. Jim W. Dean, Managing Editor  November 27, 2015 at 9:46 am

    They had been already bombing there, and were on Turkish radar ten minutes after they got into the air. Key to this is the Turks watched as they made their first bomb run, and circle to begin their next one…and then the F-16s timed their move to where after the second bomb batch was dropped and the SU-24s were exiting, then their tails would be turned to give a good heat signal…a classic bush whack.

  5. Arjan  November 27, 2015 at 8:54 am

    I’m not aware of any gvts doing it, but more than a handful of Western politicians did so.

  6. Arjan  November 27, 2015 at 8:52 am

    With so many voices in the West airing support for the Russian version and criticism of the Turks I’m beginning to wonder if Turkey is the one being played for a fool by their NATO partners…. Could this all be a sceam to ditch the Turks?

    • Aziz Khalfan  November 27, 2015 at 11:20 am

      Highly possible, and for good reasons.

    • Bartered  November 28, 2015 at 9:26 pm

      Whats that term for getting caught doing something so obvious its beyond contempt?

  7. rockwool  November 27, 2015 at 8:37 am

    Post a link to Obama’s press conference, please.

  8. rockwool  November 27, 2015 at 8:35 am

    Just watch the film of the Russian MOD’s air traffic controller, the F-16 was circling about 8 times some 90seconds away while waiting for its pray.

  9. rockwool  November 27, 2015 at 8:32 am

    This “Turkish” mentality is what Greeks and Cypriots have had to live with for decades.

    On the positive side of Kremlin, they’re cool as Lucky Luke in not falling for these type of Kabbalist provocations.

    • rockwool  November 27, 2015 at 9:33 am

      On the negative side of Kremlin:

      ‘”It could not even occur to us that we could receive a strike from a country, which we used to consider our ally,” the Russian leader said.’

      Putin is CLUELESS about his Kabbalist enemy.

      Now Erdogan is backing, a manouvre of course since Ankara has realized the consequenses.
      http://tass.ru/en/world/839960

    • Laika von old Monkshusen  November 27, 2015 at 11:05 am

      Yes sure, rockwool. Go back under your rock now. Greetings to AWP and Gennady & Lidiya.

    • Aziz Khalfan  November 27, 2015 at 11:25 am

      The Tass article is about appeasements after the fact. Putin has said it before, he doesnt want to talk with the dog that bites him he wants to talk to the owner.

    • Snoops  November 27, 2015 at 11:49 am

      God bless you man your absolutely right. In 2014 Greece had 0ver 2000 yes 2000 illegal turkish incursions into its airspace and no one lifted a finger or said anything. Greece chased each plane out of its airspace. Talk about double standards.

    • rockwool  November 28, 2015 at 11:37 am

      Whats the bug up your rear Laika darling?

    • Wanderer  November 28, 2015 at 12:45 pm

      Oh he knows about the Kabbalist’s and he’s well aware of the occult war behind the scenes. But he’s not gonna be foolish enough to blurt it out in the press. He’d be undermined and ridiculed in a New York minute. Say one thing in public and another in private. Games within games.

    • rockwool  November 28, 2015 at 2:12 pm

      @ Wanderer

      I’m not stating Putin is cluless when it comes to being tactic or even strategic (although one has to question why he waited two months before he started cutting ISIS lifeline – the oil – and thus has prolongued the suffering of Syrians for two months).

      Out of that given reason you mentioned Putin would not go public with such statement.

      But if Putin was aware of the enemy of humanity being Kabbalist or otherwise Talmudic he would have known their regementality and not be as gullable as he is; thinking Erdogan is his “partner”; falling for US lies about Iran producing nukes; Iraqi WMD’s; what not…

      Putin is secular, he deals with the Orthodox Church because he’s role demands it and not out of conviction, and he always referes to (Russia’s) “interests”, just like Satan does, and never to principles, like JHWH does.

      Kabbalists do not deny the existance of JHWH, because they worship his adversary. Putin is cluless about this.

    • Wanderer  November 29, 2015 at 3:59 am

      Sorry but we’re gonna have to agree to disagree. I think he most definitely knows about the occult war. I have read more than a few stories that allude to the fact he most certainly does know and is working with and backed not only by benevolent higher dimensional beings(ET’s) but is also working directly with the earth alliance that is battling the Cabal. More specifically he is reported to be supported by the positive faction within the Templar’s. Can that be confirmed? Hell no. But neither can it be proven false. it’s just all speculation at this point. We won’t get the full details until after disclosure.

  10. Howie  November 27, 2015 at 8:29 am

    Makes me wonder if Russia accidentally wiped out a whole bunch of Turkey’s soldiers with the terrorists they just bombed, Maybe some high ranking ones ?.

    • Jim W. Dean, Managing Editor  November 27, 2015 at 9:48 am

      The Russians made a statement about rebel fighters being bombed after the plane went down and “other forces”. I guess that this mean Turkish military would be a good one.

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