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Putin Threatens Turkey & Saudi Arabia with Tactical Nuclear Response to Syrian Ground Invasion


A source close to Russian President Vladimir Putin has informed award-winning journalist Robert Parry that Putin has warned Turkey that any attempted ground invasion of Syria will be met with the defensive use of tactical nuclear weapons on the battlefield.

A tactical nuclear weapon also known as non-strategic nuclear weapon refers to a nuclear weapon which is designed to be used on a battlefield in military situations. These differ from strategic nuclear weapons, which refers to weapons that are much larger in destructive power and are typically delivered by ICBM or SLBM missiles (though there are some that are air-dropped).

Parry’s background as a respected investigative journalist includes reporting on the Iran-Contra scandal for the Associated Press and Newsweek. In addition, he’s also received the George Polk award for reporting on intelligence matters, suggesting that this information should be treated as a credible warning.

Turkish-Saudi threats of a ground invasion have ratcheted up in the past month, as the finalization of a negotiated Syrian political settlement came closer to fruition, which would potentially usurp the group’s goal of regime change in Syria.

As Vice President Joe Biden pointed out during a speech at Harvard in 2014, that Turkey and Saudi Arabia had “poured hundreds of millions of dollars and thousands of tons of weapons into anyone who would fight against [Syrian President Bashar al-] Assad,” going on to point out that “the people who were being supplied were Al Nusra and Al Qaeda and the extremist elements of jihadis coming from other parts of the world.”

According to the report, written by Parry, for Consortium News:

If Turkey (with hundreds of thousands of troops massed near the Syrian border) and Saudi Arabia (with its sophisticated air force) follow through on threats and intervene militarily to save their rebel clients, who include Al Qaeda’s Nusra Front, from a powerful Russian-backed Syrian government offensive, then Russia will have to decide what to do to protect its 20,000 or so military personnel inside Syria.

A source close to Russian President Vladimir Putin told me that the Russians have warned Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that Moscow is prepared to use tactical nuclear weapons if necessary to save their troops in the face of a Turkish-Saudi onslaught. Since Turkey is a member of NATO, any such conflict could quickly escalate into a full-scale nuclear confrontation.

The Russian threat to use tactical nukes in the event of a joint Turkish-Saudi invasion should be taken extremely seriously given the duo’s recent failed attempts to garner U.S. support for a ground invasion under the guise of aiding refugees and assisting “moderate rebels.” In reality, this is simply a non-threatening label for the group’s preferred Islamic extremist organizations in the Syrian theater of war.

Moscow’s warning comes on the heels of Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir telling CNN that Syrian President Assad must be removed “by force” if a diplomatic solution fails.

The reality in Syria is that the Russian intervention has decimated all insurgent groups on the ground and helped solidify the internationally recognized government’s control over the war-torn country, much to the chagrin of the Western-AngloZionist/GCC coalition actively supporting regime change.

Parry breaks down the recent posturing by the Turks, as he highlights the events that have led to the current crisis, writing:

Turkey has left about 100 kilometers of its border open for various jihadist groups to bring in reinforcements and weapons while letting the Islamic State smuggle out oil for sale on the black market. Last fall, after Russia (and a reluctant United States) began bombing ISIS oil-truck convoys, Turkey shot down a Russian bomber near Turkey’s border, leading to the deaths of the pilot and a rescuer.

Now, as the Russian-backed Syrian army makes major gains against the Nusra-dominated rebels around Aleppo and encroaches on Islamic State territory near Raqqa – and as U.S.-backed Kurdish forces also advance against ISIS – Turkey’s Erdogan has grown frantic over the prospects that his five-year project of aiding Syrian jihadists may be collapsing.

Amid this desperation, Turkey has been urging President Obama to support a limited invasion of Syria to create a “safe zone,” supposedly to protect Syrian rebels and civilians in northern Syria. But that humanitarian-sounding plan may well be a cover for a more ambitious plan to march to Damascus and forcibly remove President Assad from power.

That is a goal shared by Turkey, Saudi Arabia and other Sunni states along with Israel and America’s influential neoconservatives and their “liberal interventionist” sidekicks. For his part, Obama has called on Assad “to go” but has favored diplomatic negotiations to achieve that end. Russia has advocated a political settlement with free elections so the Syrian people can decide Assad’s future themselves.

There is an epic battle taking place for the heart of the international system between the West and the “Eurasian Sovereignists,” that is playing out in places like Ukraine and Syria as Western powers move to consolidate their position by toppling regimes deemed problematic for the intended paradigm of U.S. hegemony. States such as Turkey and Saudi Arabia utilize the current international order to forward their interests by working to gain regional economic, military and cultural dominance (Sunni Islam) while acting in concert with their Western overlords.

The West wants Russia to be accepted as a subservient partner in the AngloZionist Empire, while the latter want to fully “sovereignize” Russia and then create a multi-polar international system with the help of China and the other BRICS countries.

If interventions into Syrian and Ukrainian politics were truly about democracy, freedom, and the rule of law, as feigned in the West, would they really be supporting Islamist extremist groups in Syria and neo-nazis in Ukraine?

Make no mistake that the potential for this conflict to spiral rapidly out of control and into a nuclear war type scenario is a clear and present danger. Obama would be wise to call in his Turkish-Saudi attack dogs and make clear that they will have no U.S. support in the event that they engage the Russians in Syria.

Jay Syrmopoulos is a political analyst, free thinker, researcher, and ardent opponent of authoritarianism. He is currently a graduate student at University of Denver pursuing a masters in Global Affairs. Jay’s work has been published on Ben Swann’s Truth in Media, Truth-Out, Raw Story, MintPress News, as well as many other sites. You can follow him on Twitter @sirmetropolis, on Facebook at Sir Metropolis and now on tsu.

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    • only love will bring us peace

    • You guys make me laugh its to late for all that obama done destroyed AMERICA IM just praying for the end

    • Michael Limoseth Any president is merely a puppet for those who really control what happens in America.

  • Nah, he knows it is wasting nuclear weapon on Turkey… Just a gossip, I think..

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  • there are many warmongers out there for the time being shouting loud. just stay cool and watch the situation.

  • we are all going to die why is this world in constant states of war over imaginary lines and arbitrary control of other people

  • Nukem all

  • Absolutely. Russia has said they will use tactical new nukes. They’re not joking.

  • I call BS on this one , Putin is a military genius and knows the world would be on his ass if he were to use nukes of any kind. He wouldn’t do it unless Russia it’s self was in danger

    • If everyone ignored Stalins protoge and reduced media attention,he might start to realise that he is not liked in the West.

    • Greg Serhijenko who cares if he’s liked in the west? I’m sure he doesn’t. The whole world doesn’t like America, do they care ? No one bit. They just keep warring with every one they can , provoking Russia and China ,destroying economies and applying sanctions where ever they see fit , funding wars and supplying weapons to who ever best suits their cause (at the moment)and fcking over their own people every chance they get. Why again would he care what Amurica thinks ?

    • Im American. Like Putin alot better than the radical muslim we have as president. Obama

    • I have seen speculation from some that tactical nukes are “the only option,” but I am still searching for verification of any claims that this assertion was ACTUALLY made by anyone in power.

    • Randy Baker As a Muslim, I can assure you that man is not a Muslim so rest your fears on that score. When he was elected I thought, since he was used to Muslims (Dad plus living in Indonesia) that he would be friendlier, kinder to Muslims but no, he is just as vindictive as the rest of your arsehole presidents. As for radical, you must have an interesting definition of that mate. God, I wish our Australian government would have the balls to disengage from their love-fest with your country. Your people are great but your politics and world view is fscked.

    • Greg Serhijenko i like putin. Actually we all owe him extreme gratitude for going after isis instead of pretending to because they are secretly your allie to your terror agenda. Thank you putin you have canadas blessing but please refrain from using nuclear weapons if you can.

    • Patrick Ernst agreed washington has been comprimised by evil jews and i wish our country would dis associate with them too however kinda hard when 90% of your countries exports go there.

    • Bruce Stoner Its a pity that you haven’t been to Ukraine and Muscovites domination in other areas there eg Moldova etc.You might have a change of heart. I didn’t see any improvements that he and his thugs have done to those countries He is just a prick in my view and harbours criminals for his benefit.!!!

    • Randy Baker Then you’re a traitor

    • Matt Erulkar Traitor because he likes Putin better than Obama? – You sir, are very, very dumb.

    • Matt Erulkar you sir are either very unintelligent or very uneducated on the topic, maybe both

    • Oh, you think Putin would care if the world was on his ass. Me thinks not.

    • in this whole scenario, putin has been the most correct and honest. Everyone in the coalition are nothing but lying two-faced scum.

    • Nancy Borowski then you’re not very smart

    • Nancy Borowski Go read the Bible and Pray to santa…

    • Eric Hapka get the fuck out here with bullshit like this. The are public servants and as such should be replaced not supported when they fail to do their jobs

  • The rest of the world would be victorious in this war, no matter what happened. 😀

  • People who use nuclear weapons are irresponsible nut jobs. The only reason they were used in Japan was to demonstrate to the rest of the world that we had it and what it could do.

    • …and that we were/are irresponsible nut jobs

    • Dropping those saved countless lives you idiot. I think you are a irresponsible nut/ job

    • Admiral William Leahy, the highest ranking member of the U.S. military from 1942 until retiring in 1949, is quoted as saying “It is my opinion that the use of this barbarous weapon at Hiroshima and Nagasaki was of no material assistance in our war against Japan. The Japanese were already defeated and ready to surrender because of the effective sea blockade and the successful bombing with conventional weapons.” General Douglas MacArthur agreed and was never even consulted about the dropping of the bomb. He said the war would have ended weeks earlier had the US Government agreed to the retention of the Emperor, which they did anyway. There was a lot of time and money spent on the weapon and they weren’t going to let it go to waste. If you think they care about military lives then you haven’t been paying attention.

    • The Japanese tried to surrender BEFORE Hiroshima; the only condition being that the monarchy be retained. The US demanded unconditional surrender, dropped two nuclear weapons, the accepted conditional surrender. These are facts! The idea that those weapons saved lives is one of the biggest lies of the 20th century.

    • Dead right pat. And the us have never had to answer for their war crimes. History is written by the victor.

    • Always!

  • Just eat me

  • No

  • Turkey is NATO he’s not that much of a moron.

  • Ffs putvyou dummys back in lol

  • Oh, please do… [Dusts off pipboy and racks AK]

  • How fast does China come to Russia’s aid? Notice how quiet China has been?

  • Doubtful. If it does, it will be the Third World War. I’m not sure any country is really ready for that type of military commitment.

  • Everybody seems dyin’ to give another go

  • God Bless Putin. He knows those muzzrats only lisetn to one thing: Overwhelming force.

  • Putin is a psycopath criminal, same like Obama & all other NWO agents..people just are deceived & i pity those who consider him a ‘Hercule’ or Superman..when hes just a Zionist servent. -_-

  • Putin responds with the full Monty …… Time for the two Yapping Yorkiess to step aside and let the man go through.

  • Sure it can. As long as the United States of America plays world cop then yes it could and very well be planed out to do so.

  • I do not see any of the european leaders telling Erdogan to stop any more agressions,what is de west doing to prevent ww3 basically nothing,peacetalks??hahaha

  • I;ll bet it would be a wake up call to the jockeys

  • Frightening. WWIII.

  • Be afraid ,live in fear ,look to your government to keep you safe . It’s all bullshit just like these threats of WWIII and the nukes

  • Im loving it

  • Just do it. Humanity needs to extinct already..

  • All those ready for this next war, please go to your nearest recruiting station with your kids and grandkids and sign up. Congress too along with the wealthy who love war for profit. If you are so tough it should not be a problem No excuses.

  • Can the gods please take out Putin??

  • I would like to know who is buying this “stolen oil” thereby funding isis.

    • Exactly.you cant tell me the west .usa eu doesnt know where its going.who,s buying it etc etc murky waters.They are probably buying it.

  • God I hope so. Finally someone with the balls to wipe the Arabs off the map and make a glass skating rink of the middle east

  • putin is ordering the bombing of hospitals and aid stations to drive more refugees to europe hoping to put financial pressure on west europe to get them to drop financial monetary restrictions on him for the invasion of ukraine this [email protected] needs to be tried as a war criminal and hanged

    • The west.cia organised the cue in kieve against a democratically elected communist leader.They burnt 42 goverment officialls alive.THEY thought that The new government would hand over the rich Ukrainian oil fields and that Russia would stand by and let a Russian satalite country where 80 %of the populace speak Russian be drawn into the EU and allso lose the only Russian sea port into the Black sea.Didnt Happen Putin said no..ALLSO the west is conducting military excercises on Russias borders .placing missile systems in Poland.(last time Russia did that in Cuba it nearly kicked off wwar 3 (whats the difference.All so Syria never attacked anyone.She is being attacked because she is an alli of Iran. SYRIA and Iran are shia.The forces attacking Syria Are sunni sharia imposing fundamentalist who would produce a blood bath if they over run Syria as they regard the Alowite Shia and other denominations apostate ..there is no such thing as a MODERATE FREE SYRIAN ARMY.The only ones fighting Daesh(isis)are the Russians the Kurds and the Syrian army.Syria was a secular country very tolerant of all religions , unlike the ones attacking her. freedom for all, women drove were educated,western music tolerated etc etc yet Assad has been demonised in the western media.Our usa trained armed allies are helping Daesh.Turkey is selling their oil.So who exactly is bringing us to the brink of wwar 3.????

  • Not if our alien friends have anything to do with it

  • source please…..I cannot find any backup to this claim

  • God I pray that cool heads prevail.In this type of war,we will not have a winner.If the world powers are using this as an excuse to weed out population.What kind of world will they inherit. Wastelands that can’t be inhabited for the next 200 years. God help us all!

    • That raises an interesting point. Everyone is losing their minds over Syrian refugees now, what would happen if the whole Middle East was radiated and the world had to deal with that exodus.

  • I cant expect less from Turky and Saudi arabia. They lick US boots for money. Arabs the worst representation of Islam . Their monarchy is so corrupted that will lead their total destruction. Bismillah!!!

  • I was starting to read your post then your pop-up blocked it… WTF???

  • I offered a comment about an hour ago and it disappeared, lets see how long this one stays up. I want to know who is buying this “stolen oil” therefore supporting isis.

  • Nathan Nelson

  • Anthony Kontellis

  • Good!

  • keep up The Free Thought Project.com, old news. Move onto Yemen.

  • Dumbest thing ever

  • need more sources….

  • Maybe Saudi Arabia should grow some balls and put Russia in the dirt like the USA did.

  • It’s all bullshit . WWWIII will never happen. The elites need people to live in fear to easier manipulate them . Bastards !

  • Jacob Gliddon

  • things are heating up ! We cannot afford a Trump, Rubio, or Cruz in the White House !!

  • I’m with Putin on this one! Where my weapon?

  • This is the run up to World War 3

  • Hope no hoping in the God

  • Saudi have done alot of posturing in the past. Let’s say just looking tough.

  • I would like to read the story, but there fucking Bullshit advertising pop-up is in the way, every time I click on one of their stories.

  • Scott Whitehead

  • Get your story straight

  • no i dont think so it would be a conventional war

  • Why are we involved in Syria in the first place ?

  • Turkey better keep out of Syria .

  • Thats always been the plan.

  • No, Syria probably isn’t going to escalate into a trans-regional war. Probably. This is another problem with “leaders”. They think they know things they only believe. They miscalculate the intentions, or the will, of other “leaders”. They are capable of stupid blunders. It isn’t absolutely impossible for Russia and Turkey to blunder into a war, and for NATO to find itself dragged in (or to be pushed by our own military-industrial complex). It is always others who bleed for the mistakes and duplicity of leaders. But neither Putin nor Erdogan could desire such an outcome. The Saudis are up in arms about the perceived rise of Iran, but they aren’t going to want to go to war over it, either, unless their spat can be contained to proxy war, in another country.

  • US needs to stop backing Putin into a corner with their dodgy imperialistic allies

  • U know what ? …….He’s stupid enough to do just that….note the beady eye’s !

  • putin, the real man! kick agressive us’s ass too

  • Putin is blackmailing the world with the threat of Nuclear attack. He needs shut down before he gains more power.

  • Why the fuck, is Turkey a member of NATO? That is all you need to know!

  • I hope so!!!

  • yehaa go Putin

  • Putin seems hell bent on war protecting a butcher/dictator, why is russia involved? Why are any of our nations involved? Nostradamus said the war to end all wars will be in the middle east, russia/usa/saudi/uk/israel all nuclear! Bye bye world

  • Ebony what was I telling you the other week

  • Do it! Lets get this going…

  • god sayes the next time he woud distroy the worl he woud do it with fire. IS THIS THE START OF HIS PROMIS.

  • they are bluffing turkey has their own tac nukes and both have balistic antimissiles.

  • I think that is the general idea

  • Russia should nuke Ankara to make a clear statement against the terror state turkey! Riad in ashes would be a salvation for the world too!

  • No, this wont escalate so long as there are people fighting and dying in Syria. Lots of weapons are being sold and lots of profit generated then nothing else matters to the arms manufacturers and to America!

  • This is exactly as planned. war makes money for the rich, the little soldiers , for some reason, keep giving their lives to these pigs.

  • The fallout would affect the entire world people. These are not the bombs from the 40’s that we hit Japan with.

  • They are all together laughing at each and everyone of us media spin shit all government leaders suck each other’s dicks

  • I hope so!!

  • Fuck religion!!!

  • How am I supposed to read your article with your pop ups that cannot be clicked away???

  • I think that Turkey and Saudi-Arabia are the bad guys here…

  • It’s time to bomb Mecca. Long live comrade Putin…

  • This article cannot be taken seriously when this Outfit puts POP UP Ads to Like them and you cannot remove them to read the article.

  • yes !

  • finally some real news. just don’t bomb them yet lol.

  • Nope

  • No… The USA,China and India will not allow it.Both country´s would be in big problems.

  • Putin worries me.

  • Fuck it.

  • I want more info!

  • any time with maniacs running the world

  • Fernesque Golan

    Putin is turning out to be a stand-up guy who is not taking any of the bullying meted out by the real axis of evil, the U.S., Israel, Turkey and Saudi Arabia. Stand your ground Mr. Putin, there are many Americans who are aware of the propaganda that is being directed at you.

    • Sean Schueler

      If you love Putin so much you should move to his autocracy. You can enjoy the feeling of having your rights gradually stripped away under the guise of whatever bullshit excuses are being offered up by this tyrant. Are you familiar the phhrase absolute power corrupts absolutely. Putin has too much power and is on his way to becoming just as delusional as comrade Mao. website looses credibility in my eyes for this article.

      • Bruce Frisby

        usa is no better

  • dont FUCK with PUTIN!!


  • The older Putin gets the more likley he is to do something crazy.

  • How many Nuclear bomb we need to finish the whole world..? How many we have so far..?..
    Are we going to get it over with Or die with fear..?

  • Is there money involved ? Is it profitable nuclear wars

  • Russia is going broke due to the low price of oil. Putin needs to destabilise the Middle East to decrease their oil production and force up the price. The longer oil prices remain low the more likely Putin is to do something drastic.

  • Yeah . of course .. all we have to do is elect TRUMP as President !

  • Well stop the bullshit now .i drop that nuck that will bring peace in the mid east .

  • And after nucking the Turks the Jews should be next hitler neaver murdered enough .the world wood be at peace today.islam is not as bad as most you aswipes think .most have you have brain washed by your governments bullshit

  • Putin has balls

  • Interesting and disturbingly confusing proxy war between Syria +Russia +Iran +Lebanon (Hezbollah +Iraq +Kurds) VERSUS Turkey (NATO-USA)+Israel +Saudi Arabia +ISIL

  • Finally, let’s light this candle!

  • It is up to us the people for the final decision especially people in those countries Russia, Turkey and Saudi Arabia, they need to ask themselves, do they really want war? Who are really at conflict? Them the people or their leaders. It is time to change the political system, not a hierarchical system but a spherical system.

  • Hey wtf with the pop ups. I can barely read the story because of all the crap every where it’s Facebook it’s free why the need for them. Other then that I enjoy the page but I think your being greedy

  • Gary

    Oh coward Russian using nuke on Turkey if they enter Syria to fight ground? Not to fight with Turkey, S.A., others on ground, trying? Nuke isnt for offense or protection by friend countries, only for self defense to use nuke like U.S. did to Japan for against us! Nuke goes each other will harm ALL THE WORLD even your own Russian too! What angry are you to against them for??, hurt to your own people Russian. Will. Russian??? I love Russian, hurt us by bad of govt. Why? There is no wins. Sound like you govt. (bad) commit suicide for not having power offense as you wish to own. Yes, we have power, to have peace to the most good people of govt. like its human rights but you own selfish govt. rights?? Its not answer. God will come to take care the mess in end of earth and judgment, its written…

  • Joe

    Anglo Zionist empire? And someone let you be a graduate student in global affairs? Haha

  • Adam Stanley

    i don’t want the world to be destroyed over the fate of some 3rd world dictator. Let Assad stay in power. it’s not worth it.

  • David

    Russia (the Soviet Union) has declared that they will not use nuclear weapons against a non-nuclear country, and I don’t think Putin will violate that.

    If Israel comes to join the conflict, well then ,,,,, anything is possible.

    I better sell my stocks and buy gold.


  • Elelei Guhring

    The west should support Russia in this effort. If we work together, if we are united by the enemy that is Islam, we can wipe it out, together. We can end Islamic rape of little girls, and the terrorizing of women, homosexuals and others who are NOT Muslim. Lets nuke the muslim world into glass.

    • Brandon Flakes

      tell me a muslim country that attacked other one in last 100 years ? christians started ww1,ww2, they murdered over millions in iraw, afghanistan and many other places.als raping is almost ordinary job in west countries ,raping their children

      • dieglobalists

        Christians did nothing, globalist bankers make wars, conscript everyone into a late term abortion (war). Looks like we were all used

  • Brandon Flakes

    its not that easy to use nuclear agaist a country in 21.century..that will be end of russian civilization