“Amateur” footage purports to show that the Turkish forces’ close ties with ISIS, according to the Daily Mail as cited by the Free Thought Project.
Turkey has long been accused of aiding or at least turning a blind eye to ISIS activities, with its “porous” border facilitating the supply of ISIS and simultaneously allowing recruits to cross over… recruits that often get trained in Turkey itself… “unbeknownst” to Turkish authorities.
Turkey is in a particularly good position to behave in whatever manner it deems appropriate; its position in NATO causes any attack on it to blow up into an attack on the entirety of NATO.
We saw that when Turkey, no rival to Russia militarily, decided to bring down a Russian jet in order to “protect” its porous ISIS-infested borders. It went straight to NATO, and has yet to apologize for the overreaction to Russia. NATO has rallied around Turkey, despite the clear war crimes committed in killing two Russians, one an ejected POW and the other from a downed rescue helicopter. Because of NATO, Russia is unable to do more than impose economic sanctions on Turkey, and boost the air-defense of its jets operating over Syria.
The video taken last year highlights the likely truth behind the “porous” border- it shows border guards apparently having a casual conversation with apparent ISIS militants. If true, it corroborates investigations by BuzzFeed which show that Turkish border guards cooperated with ISIS.
“It appears to show two heavily armed militants wandering nonchalantly up to the Turkish border fence – displaying shocking bravado as they smile and wave at the camera.
They are met by what appears to be a military vehicle full of security officials who, despite carrying weapons themselves, do little more than break into conversation with the jihadis, who eventually wander off back into Syria while shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’…
The clip begins with the two apparent jihadists lighting fires near a group of cars, which are believed to have been abandoned by desperate Kurdish families who fled Kobane in recent weeks when ISIS militants stepped up their attacks on the city.
After appearing to realise they are being filmed from inside Turkey, the pair start walking towards the border fence, stopping only to mockingly wave at the amateur filmmaker.
As they reach the border fence, an armoured military vehicle belonging to Turkish border guards speeds up to meet them. Heavily armed officials jump out the back of the car and – after briefly talking on their radios, simply engage the men in conversation.
At one point the situation appears tense and a border guard scampers towards the militants with his gun briefly raised, but he stops seconds later and also begins talking to the men.
After several minutes chatting, the militants wander off, defiantly raising their index finger to the sky to represent jihadism while chanting ‘Allahu Akbar’ – a phrase that translates as ‘God is the greatest’.”
An international Security expert named Dr Nafeez Ahmed has documented Turkey’s sponsorship of ISIS:
A report in Insurge Intelligence by Dr. Ahmed:
Earlier this year, the Turkish daily Meydan reported citing an Uighur source that more than 100,000 fake Turkish passports had been given to ISIS…
A senior Western official familiar with a large cache of intelligence obtained this summer from a major raid on an ISIS safehouse told the Guardian that “direct dealings between Turkish officials and ranking ISIS members was now ‘undeniable.’” The same official confirmed that Turkey, a longstanding member of NATO, is not just supporting ISIS, but also other jihadist groups, including Ahrar al-Sham and Jabhat al-Nusra, al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria…
Turkey has also played a key role in facilitating the life-blood of ISIS’ expansion: black market oil sales. Senior political and intelligence sources in Turkey and Iraq confirm that Turkish authorities have actively facilitated ISIS oil sales through the country…
Last summer, Mehmet Ali Ediboglu, an MP from the main opposition, the Republican People’s Party, estimated the quantity of ISIS oil sales in Turkey at about $800 million — that was over a year ago.
By now, this implies that Turkey has facilitated over $1 billion worth of black market ISIS oil sales to date.
Putin has said as much, after Turkey directly and indirectly killed two of his citizens in cold blood:
“We have long been recording the movement of a large amount of oil and petroleum products to Turkey from Isis-occupied territories. This explains the significant funding the terrorists are receiving. Now they are stabbing us in the back by hitting our planes that are fighting terrorism. This is happening despite the agreement we have signed with our American partners to prevent air incidents, and, as you know, Turkey is among those who are supposed to be fighting terrorism within the American coalition…
If Isis is making so much money – we are talking about tens or maybe even hundreds of millions, possibly billions of dollars – in oil trade and they are supported by the armed forces of an entire state, it is clear why they are being so daring and impudent, why they are killing people in such gruesome ways, why they are committing terrorist attacks all over the world, including in the heart of Europe,” Putin said.
The fact that NATO has sided with Turkey, despite this and other evidences that has been long available to them, continuing to allow the rogue state to support ISIS, should make us question the true purpose of NATO. Will NATO “allow” Turkey to drag us into global conflict, if that isn’t in fact their intention from the beginning?
Sources: The Free Thought Project
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