Some early but interesting news items to keep a watch on.
Russia says not sending arms to Syrian Kurds
MOSCOW Oct 15 (Reuters) - Russia is not supplying weapons to Syrian Kurds, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikahil Bogdanov was quoted as saying on Thursday by Interfax news agency.
Russia, Turkey Exchange Information on Ankara Bombing Investigation
Russian and Turkish law enforcement are exchanging information on investigating a double suicide bombing in Ankara, a source in the Russian embassy in Ankara said Tuesday.An unnamed source. But in this case I made an exception because of the direct quote from Sergei Lavrov below-
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday Moscow was ready for close cooperation with Turkey on fighting terrorism, in comments after a deadly blast that killed at least 97 people in Ankara last weekend.
"We are ready for very close cooperation and very close engagement with the Turkish authorities in the fight against the terrorist threat," Lavrov told a conference on Russian-Turkish partnership in Moscow.
I’m losing what little tolerance I had for Mike Whitney- Who is starting to read more and more like some type of spin doctor, with "left appeal", for NATO more then anything else!
Counterpunch- Did Russia's intervention derail Turkey's plans to invade Syria?
Did the nation state of Turkey have plans to invade? Mike Whitney spins the idea but the facts stated in his article don’t substantiate his claim!
MW “We’ve suggested in earlier columns that Obama might have struck a deal with Erdogan to launch a Turkish invasion of Syria”
MW quoting David Kramer
DAVID KRAMER: We have the Turks that have indicated a willingness to go ahead.
The United States could provide the air support, to provide the cover that way.
If Turkey would have invaded it would have been in partnership with the US.
Which contradicts disinfo Whitney's statement about Turkish plans to invade! Very clearly he is reporting on NATO plans to invade Syria! That’s quite a bait and switch on Mr Whitney’s part
Then Mr Whitney get’s really absurd with this statement
“DNA samples from the two suicide bombers indicate they were both members of ISIS”
Does ISIS have some kind of special DNA?
He doesn’t explain that foolishness at all. But then how could he? He is using a basic appeal to authority propaganda technique. Presenting the DNA as the ultimate 'authority' without any explanation as to how these alleged DNA samples relate to ISIS?!
I guess Mr Whitney's followers will believe unquestioningly so no explanation is required