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Syrian Planes fall from Sky as US, Turkey & Saudi Arabia Arm Terrorists with Surface-to-Air Missiles

(Sputnik) — Second Syrian plane shot down by Islamist rebels in one month as al-Nusra and Daesh continue to acquire American weaponry from Turkey, bankrolled by Saudi Arabia.

On Tuesday, Islamist rebels shot down a Syrian plane, the second such incident in less than a month, and captured the pilots. Inquiries are being made at the highest level as to how the al-Nusra Front, a branch of al-Qaeda in Syria, has come into possession of advanced Western surface-to-air missiles.

Loud & Clear’s Brian Becker sat down with Institute of Islamic Thought director Zafar Bangash on Thursday to discuss the developing situation in Syria and whether access to this weaponry will undermine Syrian air superiority.

Where are al-Qaeda affiliates getting these advanced weapons?

“According to the information that has emerged, it was al-Nusra Front, a branch of al-Qaeda in Syria,” explained Bangash. He speculated that the missiles were sold to the extremist group by Turkey and paid for by Saudi Arabia, in a continuing effort to overthrow the Assad regime. He suggested that the Americans have a hand in it as well, saying, “the United States has always been involved in providing these weapons, even if not directly.”

The plane shot down on Tuesday was over Aleppo, an al-Nusra and Daesh stronghold. Why is that significant?

“Aleppo is the only major city that has been under the control of al-Nusra or Daesh,” explained Bangash. “The Syrian Army was making progress along with Hezbollah fighters and Iran’s revolutionary guards backed by the Russian Air Force and have been inching towards Aleppo.”

Bangash elaborated that the capture of Aleppo by rebel forces is significant, due to it being the largest city in Syria, and formerly the country’s financial hub. “It is even larger than Damascus, so obviously the terrorist groups and their backers will put up a tough fight not to lose it,” said Bangash.

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Does terrorist access to anti-aircraft technology deprive the Syrian army of air supremacy?

“Not completely. I don’t think it will prove a game-changer because Russia is still there,” said Bangash. “These terrorists can cause some damage and some threat to the Syrian air force, and I am sure that the Syrian air force will change their tactics.”

Nonetheless, Russia’s continued presence in the fight against extremist militants will continue to keep rebel groups on their heels as allied forces march towards Aleppo. “Russian air force planes carried out a number of operations last week,” said Bangash. “Further, per the ceasefire agreement between Russia and the US, the terrorist groups were specifically excluded from the ceasefire, so Russia has no obligation whatsoever to avoid attacking these groups.”

Has the US presence in Syria benefitted the extremist organizations?

“Yes,” said Bangash who explained that, since 2005, the Americans along with Saudi Arabia and Turkey have had their eyes on ousting Assad from controlling Syria. “If the Syrian people don’t want Assad, that is for the Syrian people to decide, it isn’t for the United States or any other country to decide.”

He said that he “thinks it is very clear that the US wants to bring down the government of Bashar al-Assad, and that is why the Americans are talking about increasing their special forces in Syria.” Bangash said that the US presence has never been welcomed by the Syrian government. “They have not been given permission by the Syrian government and that is in violation of international law and the UN Charter.”

In contrast, Bangash says that the Russian government came in to maintain the stability of the current Syrian regime, and prevent the country from becoming a failed state, similar to Libya following the ouster of Muammar Gadhafi. “Russia went there with permission of the legitimate government, but the US is there illegally,” he stressed.

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  • What could possibly go wrong?

  • Russia should arm Syria with stealth planes then.

  • Lots of dollars…

  • I believe Putin said he would arm Mexico if this happened

    • That would be a welcome site. It would take 3 days to kick their ass. Then we won’t need a wall.

    • Lol u wish Stanley

  • America is a puppet for the new world order.
    The Rothschild and Rockefeller and Soros families.
    Control the US government through the Federal reserve.
    They have financial influence over the political parties and leaders.
    Don’t kid yourselves.
    Your vote means nothing here and your government is nothing but a tool to spread there plan of globalization.
    One nation
    One religion
    One control
    You want to change the world???
    Hunt those people down and take there money and spread it around.
    Not to mention there trying to kill as many of us as possible, so them and their friends are left.

    • So I take it then that you do not want to change the world? xD

    • Martin Sunter I want the world to change, in Many ways I think there basic idea is a good one.
      It’s the lies, deceit, murder, manipulation of media and peoples thoughts that I don’t agree with.
      Those three families money could feed, house, healthcare and build enough renewable energy programs to take care if everyone for the next 2 hundred years.
      I didn’t do the math.
      A Harvard professor did.
      So I don’t think I support there idea.
      If they would like to sit down with me and talk I could clearly make them see that they could be the saviors of our world.
      They could make a real legacy for themselves, if they weren’t corrupted by their own greed and power

    • The world has to change for better not for worse. These elite are not normal people. They worship Satan so I really doubted that their NWO can bring something good . We have plenty examples they want to kill half of population like: GMO,vaccines,cancer, fluoride etc etc .

    • April Wind
      The worship Bephomet a ancient Egyptian demon/ alien
      They think there the descents of the Annunaki HiRu
      The HiRu were the ruling class of the Annunaki, so they believe they are ment to rule us

    • It will not get better. Prophesy of end days is near. Beware. 13 High Archy families and the 300 sub committee families have successfully registered the 8 billion slaves. Collapse of a few more nations their mission is complete. Money is not the focus. Beware the of souls to be lost before the ascension. Annunaki noose is almost complete. Sincerely another Star child

  • Good job Obama administration…..smfh…

  • Sounds like a repeat of Operation Cyclone.

  • Sin escrupulos / bad gov.

  • Time to start seperating the people of America from their plutocrat owned government. The American people are just as much slaves to the owners of the federal reserve as their puppet government is, though in the case of the puppets they willingly sold their souls and should rightfully be held accountable. In contrast, the vast majority of Americans are just trying to survive. People need to start looking beyond Obama or Clinton to the real evil, the real puppeteers, calling their every move; a cabal so sinister that their existence beggars belief, which is in large part the reason why the nation is not up in arms against them right now, but exist they do and their reach is frightening. The majority of world governments are in their pockets already and they are steadily working towards overthrowing the last islands of resistance to their goal of global rule. The plutocracy is on a mission and they have launched their end game. Rockerfeller, Rothschild, Soros and company are now old men and the time they have left to establish global rule is limited. They have gone to war against the people of the world for the express purpose of controlling what becomes of the human race. If they are allowed to accomplish their goals, then billions will be culled and the remainder will live or die under their rule. Don’t think it couldn’t happen, don’t think it isn’t happening right this minute.

    • america was sold to the rockerfeller/rothschilds in 1871… when they re-wrote the constitution, a deal was struck… the world has had their dicks in it’s ass ever since

  • Where is Iron Man to see his weapons being used and take them back. Hey, I think our leader needs another peace prize, haha.

  • Its hard to imagine something bad happening by arming ISIS with anti-aircraft weapons.

    • Right. Just like no one in the US government could forese any problems arming the Taliban in the late 1980s and early 1990s or Iraq in the mid 1980s. Seems like no politicians we elect can get beyond short term thinking and planning.

  • For fucks sake can i get a green light and a few dozen good men and women ?ill end this now.

  • AS THE uNITED sTATES ARMS TURKEY……….WE ARE THE WAR MONGERS!

  • LONG LIVE THE ISLAMIC STATE

  • Go Go Go, we need population in those countries anyway

  • Perpetual war. And who are the terrorists?

  • sweet, they are busy arming the extremists again. they must be happy with the results they get: total chaos and a huge flow of refugees. how do we have the right to arm rebels to shoot down syrian planes? why get rid of assad? more chaos? oh yes, it makes so much sense. if you are looking for a world war that is…

  • It is only a matter of time until these weapons are turned on American aircraft, or as terrorist weapons. Will we never learn that warfare creates more problems than it solves?

  • Why else do the money men run the arms firm’s except to make money, arm both sides and double your money.