Russia Deploys Warship Off Syrian Coast To "Destroy Any Threats To Russian Planes"

Tyler Durden's picture

Despite demands from France's Hollande, America's Obama, and NATO's Stoltenberg that this situation not esclate, it appears Putin is not taking the shooting down of a fighter jet lying down. The seemingly cagey confirmation by NATO and Obama of Turkey's claims that Russia invaded its airspace has been rebuked by Russia which claims the Hmeimim airbase radar shows the attacking Turkish plane violating Syrian airspace. In response, Russia is moving a Cruiser 'Moskva' off the coast to strengthen air-defenses - just as French and US carriers are on their way.

Here is The Turkish version mapping of the flight paths.


Russia claims otherwise:


And is escalating:


The Missile cruiser in question:

The reason for the deployment:


Specifically, as RT reports, the steps announced by Russian top brass as the following:Three steps as announced by top brass:

  1. Each and every strike groups’ operation is to be carried out under the guise of fighter jets
  2. Air defense to be boosted with the deployment of Moskva guided missile cruiser off Latakia coast with an aim to destroy any target that may pose danger
  3. Military contacts with Turkey to be suspended

Just like the downing of flight MH17 over Ukraine, it has quickly become a case of "he said, she said":

Rudskoy said the Russian warplane did not violate Turkish airspace. Additionally, according to the Hmeymim airfield radar, it was the Turkish fighter jet that actually entered Syrian airspace as it attacked the Russian bomber. The Turkish fighter jet made no attempts to contact Russian pilots before attacking the bomber, Rudskoy added.

“We assume the strike was carried out with a close range missile with an infra-red seeker,” Rudskoy said. “The Turkish jet made no attempts to communicate or establish visual contact with our crew that our equipment would have registered. The Su-24 was hit by a missile over Syria’s territory."

Sergey Rudskoy, a top official with the Russian General Staff, condemned the attack on the Russian bomber in Syrian airspace by a Turkish fighter jet as “a severe violation of international law”. He stressed that the Su-24 was downed over the Syrian territory. The crash site was four kilometers away from the Turkish border, he said.

As a result, Russia now plans to implement new measures aimed at strengthening the security of the country’s air base in Syria and in particular to bolster air defense. Russian guided missile cruiser Moskva, equipped with the ‘Fort’ air defense system, similar to the S-300, will be deployed off Latakia province's coast.

"We warn that every target posing a potential threat will be destroyed,” lieutenant general Sergey Rudskoy said during the briefing.

“All military contacts with Turkey will be suspended,” he added.

Furthermore, as the Russian Ministry of Defense explained, going forward, any Turkish plane that enters Syrian airspace will be fair game.

And again, all this is happening as both the French carrier de Gaulle and the US carrier CVN-75 USS Harry S. Truman are on their way to a very dangerous rendezvous off the Syrian coast.

So just as we warned in September, the situation has become a complete rerun of the 2013 Syria "Mediterranean" showdown, with full naval engagement by all parties, except this time the tensions are significantly escalated, a Russian fighter jet has just been taken down, US and French aircraft carriers are arriving in weeks, and Putin will not hestitate to go as far as he has to in order to save face.

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AlaricBalth's picture

The measured distance of the Su-24's alleged incursion into Turkish airspace is 2.39 miles from entrance to exit.

At a crusing speed of 300mph, the Su-24 would only be in Turkish territory for about 28 seconds. 

There is no way the Turkish F-16 could have fired, and struck, the Su-24 while it was still in Turkish territory.  Either the pilot fired before the Su-24 entered Turkish airspace, or else the F-16 struck the Russian plane after it had left Turkey.

Something clearly does not add up.

I Write Code's picture

Anti-aircraft missiles have 20-30 mile range and can travel over 2000mph.

Haus-Targaryen's picture

This is turning into a complete shitshow.  I can imagine the Russians have much more planned than just suspending militiary cooperation. 

Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

If Europe had any balls, they would help Russia blockade turkey to keep the filthy hordes from crossing.

0b1knob's picture

A little historical background about this:

That area of Turkey was annexed from Syria in the 1930s.   Syria still claims it.   By repeatedly flying over it the Russian are helping Syria to assert its claims.   This could end with war between Turkey and Syria VERY easily.   With the Russians caught in the middle.

Does still seem like such a genius to all you Putinphiles now?

Enceladus's picture

This kid just took a trip to heaven ;) He has an opinion


Cuaght in the middle or exactly to plan?

ali_baba's picture

He knows what he's talking about ...but only cause he's seen his dad's military plans. Israel is setting up for taking over the entire Arabian peninsula. They're the ones who've set up this war. They will be the next superpower.

The muslims believe that they will be wiped out in this war. Mecca, medina destroyed.

It looks like it's happening.

Say What Again's picture

This is Bullish for the S&P, right?

SWRichmond's picture

Russia is moving a Cruiser 'Moskva' off the coast to strengthen air-defenses - just as French and US carriers are on their way.


RonArgent's picture

It appears from the chart that the Russian jet was in Turkish Air Space

Anonymous User's picture

Turkey just put herself on a straight path towards a world of hurt: 

giovanni_f's picture

Bilal Erdogan, son of the Premier, who makes a fortune with bying oil from ISIS, fears for his business. Clearly something had to be done.

TahoeBilly2012's picture

Putin could "regime change" Turkey with one cruise missile, I mean just come out and say "We feel Turkey is a threat to our allies in the area..." just like the US does...

Never One Roach's picture

They can take out the Turkish Embassy by simply using the good 'ole Clinton excuse:


President Bill Clinton later apologized for the bombing, stating it was accidental.[1] Central Intelligence Agency director George Tenet testified before a congressional committee that the bombing was the only one in the campaign organized and directed by his agency,[2] and that the CIA had identified the wrong coordinates for a Yugoslav military target on the same street.[3] The Chinese government issued a statement on the day of the bombing stating that it was a "barbarian act".[4]

Four chan's picture

to putin, act like a dick expect a punch in the nose once in a while...little man.

Manthong's picture

Anybody want some slices of Turkey after a hat trick of Vodka???

..after all, this is the season.


Surviver22's picture
Obama will not finish his second term! Secret exposed! WW3 started! Current Events Linked to Ancient Biblical Prophecy!
kralizec's picture

Just one fricken little ship?

Jeesh, I thought Vlad has more balls than that...

OpenThePodBayDoorHAL's picture

Um hello, Turkey has violated Greek airspace 1,017 times so far this year already. Shooting this guy down for 28 seconds is nothing but pure provocation and escalation.

This is just the first air battle between US/NATO/GCC and Russia/Iran/(China)/Syria.

Gavrilo Princip, anyone?

WW III here we come. Thanks Obama. Thanks Hollande. Thanks Cameron. Thanks Bibi. And thanks Blankfein, Janet, and all you other billionaire f*ckers who print the money so the people can die.

Pentagon> $1.29B missiles last week to the lovely Saudis. Yes, the ones who inspired, funded and supplied the men for 9/11. Repeat: the ones who inspired, funded and supplied the men for 9/11. One more time: the ones who inspired, funded and supplied the men for 9/11.

3Wishes's picture

No Putin will punch a Cruise missile up the arse of Turkey to watch the shit fly.

Lore's picture

Re: "Putin will not hestitate to go as far as he has to in order to save face." <-- Huh?  I fail to see how Putin loses any face. Executing a downed pilot is a war crime. This just proves Putin's point, that the Syrian government needs help to remove these psychopath-backed psychopaths and restore stability and rule of law.  

Vincent.Vega's picture

> No Putin will punch a Cruise missile up the arse of Turkey to watch the shit fly.

No point of blaming Turkish or American goyim, that's exactly what ZOG wants. ZOG is trying to provoke WWIII and emotions are not our best friend here.

We all know that Russia (+China) is the last stronghold of the goyim humanity and if it falls, the Zion/Kingdom of Judah will rise and all the goyim nations will be finally exterminated, aside from the slaves and techno-servants to the Jewish Golden Billion.



Whoa Dammit's picture

Did NATO bring John Madden out of retirement to draw the alleged flight path of the Russian jet ? JFC the propaganda gets lamer by the day.

theeseer's picture

Vince you are either off your medication or you should patent and sell it. Best LSD dream sequence since the 1960's. I suggest aluminum foil over your head immediately.

DogOfSinope's picture

I'm long "Republic of Free Kurdistan" and "Greater Armenia".

Turks will now experience how it feels when Kurds get TOWs and AA ManPads.

I'm also long Lockheed Martin. Some F-16s will be wrecked and replacements will be needed. Money made from stolen ISIS oil has to be spent with the right suppliers. Otherwise, what's the point of it all?

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

Interesting how the rebels control the Turkey/Syria and Israel/Syria border, don't you think?  Almost like, say, an invasion? 

JR's picture

From the Mediterranean coast of Syria through modern Iraq… i.e., “Greater Israel ” – that’s the trigger: that’s the new war to be fought in the Middle East on behalf of Israel.

The eventual extermination of the Palestinians by the Jews was preordained by the British Empire.

In his book, Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East, Scott Anderson explains how T.E. Lawrence, helping the Arabs drive the Turks out of a designated entire area on behalf of the British learned that the British intended to break their promise to the Arabs. Lawrence, knowing this promise would be broken, told King Faisal and thereafter worked as well as he could to help the Arabs in their struggle. All along, British Prime Minister Lloyd George intended to give Chaim Weizmann, leader of the World Zionists Organization, the green light to establish a Jewish state in Palestine and close out the Palestinians who were there.

In addition, Lloyd George and French Premier Georges Clemenceau made a secret agreement between each other as to how the entire Syria area was to be divided when the Paris Peace Conference was held. The British always stressed that Palestine would be a location for a “Jewish national home,” rather than publicly indicating they would occupy the entire area. It was never mentioned except within the Zionists circles that it would be eventually a Jewish state.

BarkingCat's picture

So the Brits are weasels. Tells me something
I did not know. Let's add arrogant too.
How many centuries have they been fucking with places that are not even remotely in their neighborhood?

giovanni_f's picture

The English are evil. The strategy of destroying what you cannot exploit - so that no one erlse can - is English. The US is simply a copycat in this respect.

Eirik Magnus Larssen's picture

The definition of Imperialism, which is embodied in our time by the neo-conservative forces in America.

It's hardly a coincidence that the latter are seen to offer unconditional support to the state of Israel.

Dugald's picture

Is it not strange that Turkey a NATO member and dealer in stolen oil was allowed by other

NATO countries to do so and for a long time.

NATO...The never ending Cocktail party!

JR's picture

The bottom line for me was when the antagonists on the ground shot the Russian pilots as they were parachuting down.  It is difficult to make a case for shooting down an aircraft in your airspace when you do not capture the pilots alive but instead exercise barbarism against what was obviously not an act of war.

Turkey has violated its trust as an ally because the US has an important relationship with Russia. For Turkey to take this action as an ally is the same as the US taking this action.  Look at the furor if US ground troops had shot down a Russian plane whether in its airspace or not and had executed the pilots while they were parachuting down; there’s no defense for this.

anti-republocrat's picture

Turkey has violated its trust as an ally because the US has an important relationship with Russia.

Apparently, Obama does not agree and is willing to risk escalation by not reining in his mischievious vassal.  Instead, he says Turkey has a right to protect its territory.  But perhaps he has told Erdogan that Russia and Syria also have a right to protect Syria territory and Turkey will no longer bomb YPG.  Which is it, the lady or the tiger?  Only time and a sequel to the book will tell.

DogOfSinope's picture

Thought experiment: What other NATO members we have around that Turkey might count on in the case of conflict with Russia? Let's see: Cyprus, Greece, Bulgaria and Romania. All predominantly Orthodox Christian nations. Though some of them might not have fond memories of Russia (Bulgaria, Romania), ALL of them hate Turkey. Erdogan's clero-fascist Turkey doubly so. You think that they'd send their youth to bleed for Erdogan and NATO? 

Who else borders Turkey? Armenia (hates them), Iran (hates them), Iraq (Kurds, hate them), Syria (Kurds and Alawites, hate them)

So, who'll fight for Turks agains Russians? Belgians? They are beseiged for a week already in their own capital by a hanful of islamic nutcases! Fins? Norwegians? Brits & Americans with supply lines streching thousands of kilometers?

If there'd be any major conflict Turkey'd be reduced to Anatolian shithole and Istanbul'd be called Constantinople once more.

beemasters's picture

Turkey is good only when roasted....Happy Thanksgiving.

Tall Tom's picture



And the USA will retaliate with a "regime change"in Syria by targeting one cruise missile toward Damascus when the Russians target Ankara.


Does war really solve anything?

TahoeBilly2012's picture

No, just my point at how hypocritical the US is and why it supposedly ousted soem moany regimes in the area, danger to allies ect. ect.

Mute Button's picture

WWI was a Zionist war to secure Palestine. WWII was a Zionist war to get Germany back into the central banking fold and empower the Zionist run USSR. War seems to have got Zionists quite a lot.

Tall Tom's picture

So does war SOLVE anything?


Will a Thermonuclear holocaust be a solution?


Every life form, on the surface of the planet, will be killed as a result of the Nuclear Winter.


The most primitive of life forms may survive. It is an EXTINCTION LEVEL EVENT.


Is that a livable solution?


Obviously not.

africoman's picture

Hey all of ya out here,WWIII is also preplanned to be 'middle eastern' by 33 degree fremason called 'Albert Pike' by his letter to J.Mazzinie.When i first encounter reading it i dismiss it to be fake.But now oh boy!!! it has been fermenting towards it every day. As they planned it Muslim with christian athiest with terroriest all fucking each other will exterminate all at once and all duped none the wiser but zionist.I am para phrasing them for more read link

On the other hand there is Bibilical prophecy unfolding here. Which one is which to belive , interprate and act is up to us.Me i would like to follow the inevitable bibilical prophesy.For now i admire and support Russians and their leader in this bold provocation to drag Russia trigger of 3rd world war by downing their plane.Turky is playing bad game here, after 3rd world war i don't think there would be a fourth.

backwaterdogs's picture

another classic link from truly classic fucknut

Aussie V's picture

Stick your porn up your arse you sick fuck!

jeff montanye's picture

i believe he makes the attempt on occasion.

SWRichmond's picture

All of this needs to be viewed in the larger context of energy flows east to west.  There is massive energy transiting not only Ukraine but also Turkey and the Black Sea on its way west.  Ukraine...Crimea...Sevastopol...the Black Sea...the Bosphorus.  Georgia and Azerbaijan from the Caspian oil fields.

Oh look there's Turkey, and just south is Syria.  Hey, there's Iran.


If you want to understand this, the map is your friend.

Putin is not giving up, he cannot.  He would no doubt rather just sell energy, but he cannot give up Russian influence here.