Monday, April 18, 2016
Geopolitics: "Putin Orders Russian Troops To Seal Border Between Syria and Turkey"
"Putin Orders Russian Troops To Seal Border Between Syria and Turkey"
Post by U.S. Reporter
"In a shocking move, Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered Russian troops inside Syria, to seal the Syrian border with Turkey. This is going to cause HUGE trouble.
Turkey has been profiting by allowing oil, stolen from Syria by ISIS terrorists, to be smuggled into Turkey via convoys of oil tanker trucks. Once the tankers arrive in Turkey, the oil is slightly refined, re-packaged to look legitimate, then sold cheap on the open market. This theft and smuggling nets ISIS about $100 Million per month, which funds its terror operations. Of course, Turkish officials get their palms greased as well for allowing the smuggling to take place. Chief among those getting their beak wet is Turkish President Rechypt Erdogan and his sons.
In addition to now cutting off ISIS money- and Turkey's illicit profits- this border closure will stop the flow of weapons into Syria, weapons paid for by Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain and supplied to ISIS and Al Qaida inside Syria via Turkey, designed to overthrow the Syrian President Bashar Al Assad. This move by Putin amounts to "check-mate" against the coalition that has been trying for four years to overthrow the government of Syria. That coalition includes the USA.
This totally unexpected move comes on the heels of a negotiated cease-fire which very much calmed fighting throughout Syria. But in that time of cease fire, vast quantities of weapons and ammunition were shipped into Syria from Turkey, and ISIS has now escalated its fighting, re-taking portions of Syria previously liberated by Syrian and Russian troops. Rather than fight such battles over again, Putin has ordered the border sealed.
This is a very dangerous situation now, because Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, the USA and UK (among others) have now been halted in their efforts to overthrow Syria's government. They now have three choices:
1) Try to run the border closing and get fired upon by Russian and Syrian troops, OR;
2) Engage in overt, open warfare to battle it out, OR;
3) Accept defeat."
"This is a very dangerous time, indeed."
Why's this concern you? This could very easily lead to war... Remember this from Rob Kirby in Friday's "Weekly News Wrap-Up": "What have the President and the VP been told by the Fed Chairman in these emergency meetings this week? Kirby says, “My guess is they are probably explaining to them just how deep the pooh is that they are about to be thrown into. It’s deep, and it’s going to be over their heads. Historically, when banks have nothing else they can do, they take us to war.” Worth watching...