Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Erdogan's Big Lies About Russia and Iran

Erdogan’s Big Lies About Russia and Iran

by Stephen Lendman

Erdogan is a world-class thug, heading a fascist police state, a valued NATO member, complicit with Washington, supporting ISIS and other regional terrorist groups.

His deplorable habits include blaming others for his high crimes and proliferating Big Lies. Russia and Iran go all-out for regional peace and security.

Erdogan lied claiming otherwise, irresponsibly accusing both countries of regional destabilization. Turkey’s state-controlled Hurriyet Daily News (HDN) headlined “Russia, Iran on dangerous path: Turkish president.”

Instead of debunking his Big Lies HDN repeated them, claiming both countries fuel regional tensions - quoting him saying “(t)he dangerous course that Russia is now on constitutes a very big problem, not only for itself and the region but also for the world.”

“Russia’s operations in Syria, the real purpose of which is to keep (Assad) in power, are making regional problems deeper.”

“Russia is not fighting against DAESH…(I)t’s creating an environment for the establishment of a boutique Syria state around Latakia.” 

It’s “hitting our Turkmen brothers in that region. In such situation, the issue of (shooting down) the Russian jet was not a result, but a pretext for the point to which Russia has brought our bilateral relations.”

Fact: It bears repeating. Russia and Iran are the leading regional forces for peace and stability.

Fact: Erdogan is a war criminal, attacking regional neighbors, raping Turkish Kurds, defiant of rule of law principles and fundamental human rights.

Fact: He’s complicit with Washington’s support for ISIS and other terrorist groups, arming and training their fighters, letting them move freely back and forth across Turkey’s borders with Syria and Iraq, selling their stolen oil - he, his family and other top regime officials profiting hugely.

Fact: Complicit with Washington, he downed Russia’s Su-24 bomber in Syrian airspace, a deliberate act of war, destroying normal relations with Moscow while he’s in power. Putin wants nothing to do with him.

He lied about Iran’s regional agenda, claiming it’s “trying to ignite a new and dangerous process with its approach, turning sectarian divisions into confrontation - straining its relationship with Saudi Arabia and Gulf countries deliberately as part of this strategy.”

Moscow dismissed Erdogan’s hostile claims, calling them “complete nonsense,” stressing Russia seeks a “sovereign, democratic, secular and united Syria” - its citizens alone deciding who’ll lead them, free from outside interference.

Russia, Iran, Iraq and Syria are enemies of Daesh - Erdogan its supporter, complicit with Washington and other rogue allies, creating an endless cycle of regional violence and instability.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 

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