"Friendly Choir" with an American conductor
The point here is not only in the incident with the Russian bomber. Shortly before the interview, the Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to NATO came up with a new hot topic. The Russian Ministry of Defense at a special briefing on December 2 provided evidence of the involvement of the Turkish President Erdogan and his family members in the illegal oil trade, together with the terrorist group IG (DAISH).
It might have seemed to someone that this is a separate case of business impropriety and promiscuity in the relations of a high-ranking politician. Upon closer examination, a different scheme was obtained: a NATO member state actively cooperates with a terrorist criminal group, to which the alliance declared war on words. This war for many months did not bring any significant results. A simple conclusion suggests itself: NATO is interested in the existence of Islamic terrorists and is trying to use them to their advantage.
Western media did not begin to analyze this very obvious conclusion, but launched another informational attack against Russia. For example, the leading newspapers of the United States, Washington Post and The New York Times, both on a team said that Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov “did not provide any concrete evidence to substantiate the allegations that Erdogan personally participated in the oil trade with IG (DAISH ). The main argument for these publications, as well as for the American radio station Voice of America, were the words of US State Department spokesman Mark Toner: "In any case, we simply do not believe that this is true."
An ordinary ignorance does not explain the shaft of publications in NATO media that reject Russian accusations. Now, the words of General Antonov, that the Turks "do not recognize anything, even if their faces are smeared with thieving oil," have become relevant for biased Western publications. Here are some examples. The Financial Times weekly ignored the intelligence and satellite imagery presented at the briefing, dubbed them "Russian propaganda." In Bloomberg, objective evidence of the Russian Defense Ministry was called "political accusations." The BBC and USA Today perceived the briefing as an "escalation of tension" and a "war of words between Moscow and Ankara." The British Guardian made a paradoxical conclusion: “Turkey may replace the United States for Russia as the rhetorical enemy No. 1”.
It is significant that the journalists of many of these publications love to conduct their own investigations. At this time, all limited to estimates prompted by the US State Department. The notorious Atlantic solidarity led Western politicians and journalists to the denial of obvious facts, which with all their desire not to explain how the Russian "attacks on Turkey."
Indeed, long before the military briefing, assessing Vladimir Putin’s speech in Paris, the German Bild wrote: “The Russian leader has reason to claim that Turkey is buying IG’s“ bloody oil ”.” A similar assessment was made by Roberto Calderoli, Deputy Chairman of the Senate of the Italian Republic. A political analyst, a specialist in the Middle East, Shramin Narvani said: “There is not a fraction of the likelihood that the western allies of Turkey did not know about the oil trade between the IG (DAISH) and Turkey. They have the same satellite and intelligence capabilities as the Russians. ” Now they have nothing to do but to “change the information picture.”
Where does Atlantic solidarity lead?
Among other things, it had the media community and the facts of Erdogan’s family ties with the terrorist group IG (DAISH). Thus, the RT channel with reference to the Turkish media reported that this group secretly cooperates with the third son of Turkish President Bilal Erdogan. He owns oil and logistics companies in Turkey and Lebanon. The BMZ Group Denizcilik ve İnşaat Sanayi Anonim Şirketi owned by Erdogan’s son transports the smuggled oil from Syria and Iraq to the market through the Black Sea ports. Sputnik writes that the family business of the Turkish president is not limited to the resale of hydrocarbons. Erdogan's daughter Syumiyu is suspected of owning a hospital for the military in southeastern Turkey, where IG militants are treated after injuries.
The situation is quite recognizable. At one time, the Turkish journalist Dogu Eroglu found out that the hospital in Gaziantep provided medical assistance to militants of one of the factions, called the Islamic Front. Medicaid to terrorists is organized well. In the territory under control grouping, even Turkish reanimation vehicles are on duty. Wounded militants are urgently taken to Turkish hospitals. The Turkish authorities, through the court, rejected the accusations of Dogu Eroglu, and the journalist himself was forced to write a refutation of the information published by him.
His colleagues from the country's leading newspaper Cumhuriyet were treated much tougher. At the suggestion of President Erdogan for publishing a secret supply weapons Syrian militants Turkish security forces arrested editor-in-chief Can Dundar and author Erdem Gul. They were accused of disclosing state secrets and espionage. Now journalists face a breathtaking period in excess of two life sentences.
The US State Department sluggishly scolded the Turkish authorities for arresting Cumhuriyet employees. So calmed down. Such a reaction surprises little attentive observers. According to Srja Trifkovic, editor of the Foreign Affairs analytical publication, “the Turkish tail wagged the American dog for too long.” Now, in order to disguise the failure of its Middle Eastern policy, the United States is forced to partially ignore and distort the accusations against its ally. Instead of putting pressure on Erdogan and “forcing him to behave like a civilized person, which he, unfortunately, is not,” Trifkovic said in an interview with RT.
It seems that the reason is not only that Western leaders cannot force them to lead their partners in a civilized manner. This concept itself is blurred, and the moral degradation of politicians has become an irreversible process. No solidarity and expediency can justify crimes committed with the tacit consent of the atlantists in North Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, and Ukraine close to us.
The textbook aphorism of the American President Roosevelt about the Nicaraguan dictator Anastasio Somose (“This is a son of a bitch, but this is our son of a bitch”) has outlived its time and is walking further around the planet, justifying its own strength and any crimes of the allies. So now it is meaningless to appeal to civilization, conscience and decency of Western politicians.
One thing remains - to preserve these good qualities in ordinary people, in society. Today, they are addressed by responsible public and religious figures. Here, for example, Talgat Tajuddin, chairman of the Central Spiritual Board of Muslims of Russia. Commenting on the information that cheap oil comes to Turkey from the territories seized by militants of the terrorist organization ISIS in Syria, the mufti noted that “a Muslim, according to Sharia, has no right to buy stolen goods and cover the gangster, and whoever steals the stolen goods is also a thief and bandit". (Interfax quote).
Talgat Tajuddin and a coalition of countries led by the United States called Talibat "Bandit." According to the mufti, it was with their aggression that chaos reigned in the Middle East, brought with it war, death and suffering of people. In light of this, the efforts of the Western world to launder the white-hot Turkish president and his company are more like the defense of an accomplice than the solidarity of the allies in the Atlantic alliance.