By Gordon Duff, Senior Editor
VT has received confirmation from the highest Russian sources that its intelligence analysis of the covert US-Turkish moves in Syria and Iraq, moves in aid of ISIS and al Qaeda, was 100% correct.
“As long as the Turks recognize Syria as the Russian sphere of influence, they’ll be ok with it. But if the Turks challenge that and start supporting ISIS again, the Russians will make a move, because they don’t want the Turks to import ISIS’s Islamism in the Russian Caucuses.
The Turks create such scenarios to give themselves more negotiation power. They did the same with the immigration crisis in 2015, 2016.
The Russians have launched their fatal bombardment campaign against the militants in west Aleppo and elsewhere after hitting the base with a drone attack today. Russia had had enough and anyone who chooses to interfere will face consequences.
Even the most notorious fool and madman does not want to fight with Russia. Nobody wants to fight with Russia! It is like death! No options!
Moreover, Idlib is not a Turkish territory! To fight for someone else’s territory and for strangers – the spirit and endurance are not enough!
The USA dreams that anyone would start a military conflict with Russia, just to stay away and help indirectly, through third parties …… This is their blue dream! But they cannot leave their NATO ally face-to-face with Russia either. Therefore, it will be easier to help the one who wins the fight: if Russia hits hard, it means Erdogan will get a good lesson and a good flogging as a naughty student if Russia will suffer any serious damage: it means she deserves it like a presumptuous beast!
It is also necessary to teach Russia properly (as the United States believes)!”
This is a pretty good translation of a message to both Turkey and the United States from Russia.
The language is plain.
Additionally, it doesn’t take a genius to see where international law stands on this, with Russia and Syria, and, by our estimation, the huge error Trump is making by trusting Erdogan and the huge error Erdogan is making by trusting Trump.
We believe, after many months, Russia is absolutely aware that it is dealing with a pair of minor shills for international gangsters and little more.
That it has taken Russia that long…
Gordon Duff posted articles on VT from 2008 to 2022. He is a Marine combat veteran of the Vietnam War. A disabled veteran, he worked on veterans and POW issues for decades.
Gordon is an accredited diplomat and is generally accepted as one of the top global intelligence specialists. He manages the world’s largest private intelligence organization and regularly consults with governments challenged by security issues.
Duff has traveled extensively, is published around the world, and is a regular guest on TV and radio in more than “several” countries. He is also a trained chef, wine enthusiast, avid motorcyclist, and gunsmith specializing in historical weapons and restoration. Business experience and interests are in energy and defense technology.