US Airmen (1,500 & Families) Held Hostage By Turkey’s Brotherhood-Backed President:The Twists & Turns. Commentary By Adina Kutnicki

FIRST and foremost, ever since Erdogan,Turkey’s Islamist President, took over the country (first as PM), there should have been no doubt that trusting the nation as an ally is wildly dangerous for US (western) interests and Israel’s alike. Even so, don’t get this (American-Israeli) investigative journalist started on the ins and outs of Israel’s leaders and (some of) their strategically indefensible alliances. They hail from the tippy-top via political hacks and worse. 

YES, Erdogan is a Brotherhood “made man.”

IN any case, to internalize how America got from there to here vis-à-vis Turkey’s Brotherhood henchman, a brief backgrounder is in order from an excerpted interview with Inquisitr.

Wolff Bachner: Ever since Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan came to power in 2003, Turkey has slowly evolved from a secular state to a religious theocracy based on Sharia Law and Islam. Erdogan has taken every opportunity to undo decades of good relations with Israel while supporting Hamas and Jihad. What is going on in Turkey and what is Erdogan’s endgame?

Adina Kutnicki: In answer to the all important question of Turkey, its position as a so called “moderate” Muslim nation and its relationship to Israel, a brief backgrounder is in order. Turkey has enjoyed a “pet” relationship within the west, ever since its membership in NATO began in 1952. And, while the honeymoon lasted a little over 50 years, not too long after Prime Minister Recep Erdogan took over the helm, in March 2003, as Turkey’s 25th PM, the government’s Islamist agenda (from a secular leaning/tolerant nation) reared its head. Their volte face was not done in rapid moves, but akin to the precepts of Stealth Jihad – incrementally, phase by phase.

It is essential to acknowledge that PM Erdogan is a devoted and dedicated leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, as elucidated at Aina.org. He is also President Obama’s BFF, and this is no secret. Indeed, it is more than instructive to view their relationship in global terms, particularly since the rise of Islamism throughout Turkey merges with its entrenchment within Washington’s corridors.

In the words of Commentary Magazine:

“Hamas is a terrorist group in search of a home. Uprooted by the Syrian civil war, and shaken by the Egyptian coup, the Hamas leadership has taken temporary shelter in Qatar, but that tiny emirate is showing every sign that they want the Islamist radicals to move on. So where would a radical Islamist terrorist group dedicated to the eradication of the State of Israel and whose charter endorses the crudest anti-Semitism turn? Perhaps to Turkey, America’s NATO ally and a country whose leader President Obama identified as one of his top personal foreign friends.”

According to Hürriyet Daily News:

“The prime ministry in Ankara was the venue for a meeting between the head of Hamas’ political bureau, Khaled Mashaal, and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan today. The meeting, which started at 7 p.m. and lasted for three hours, was closed to the press. Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, National Intelligence Agency (MİT) chief Hakan Fidan, Deputy Undersecretary for the Prime Minister’s Office İbrahim Kalın and advisor Sefer Turan were also present at the meeting, Anadolu Agency reported. The meeting between Mashaal and Erdoğan came around four months after their latest meeting. It came at a time when rumors suggest that Mashaal, currently in exile in Qatar, is searching for another place to live.”

ALONG this same dangerous minefield, Erdogan is a huge admirer of Hitler, therefore, what else is there to say? Plenty.

AS reported by DEBKAfile Intelligence:

Some 1,500 US airmen and their families have been locked in the southern Turkish air base of Incirlik together with a stock of tactical nuclear bombs since President Reccep Erdogan crushed an attempted coup on Saturday, July 16. In the four days up until Wednesday, July 20, therefore, no air strikes against ISIS in Syria and Iraq have been staged from that Turkish base.
This extraordinary situation, reported here by DEBKAfile’s military sources, whereby a large group of American military personnel are held virtual captive by an allied government, was almost certainly raised in the phone call that took place Tuesday between President Barack Obama and Erdogan.  But the most outlandish aspect of this affair is that no American official has raised it in public – nor even by the administrations most vocal critics at the Republican convention which nominated Donald Trump as presidential candidate.
The situation only rated a brief mention in some Russian publications under the heading: “Turkish investigators enter & search Incirlik air base where US nukes are housed.”
Our military sources report that deep bunkers located near the base’s running strips house B61 tactical nuclear gravity bombs.
In the course of the massive sweep-cum-purge Erdogan is conducting in every corner of the country, hundreds of police officers accompanied by Ministry of Justice and Attorney General Office investigators are the only people permitted to enter the strategic air base, and only emergency cases may leave, after coordinating with the Turkish authorities.
The base is under virtual siege by large police contingents, cut off from electric power for several days except for local generators which will soon run out of fuel. This pressure appears to be Erdogan’s method of turning hundreds of Americans on the base into hostages to force Washington into extraditing Fethullah Gulen, whom he accuses of orchestrating the failed coup from his place of asylum in Pennsylvania.
The victims of Erdogan’s strategy of extortion are several US units deployed in Incirlik under squadron command. They include engineering, communication, logistics, air control, a military hospital with medical and operational facilities, air transportation and more.
The Turkish squadron and base commander, Brigadier Gen. Bekir Ercan, is under arrest, suspected of a senior role in planning and executing the coup, by assigning the aircraft and helicopters to support it, responsibility for the disappearance of a large number of aircraft and aiding the defection of air crews to Greece.
He is one of the more than 6,000 military personnel including fellow generals arrested on suspicion of active complicity in the coup plot.

By Wednesday, more than 50,000 people had been rounded up, sacked or suspended from their jobs by Turkey’s government in the wake of last week’s failed coup, including 9,000 police officers, the suspension of about 3,000 judges and widening Tuesday to include teachers, university deans and the media who are accused of links with Gulen.
However, fears for the fate of the US airmen trapped in Incirlik and the tactical nukes were exacerbated by the comments of two top officials of the Erdogan regime Tuesday.
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim insinuated that the Americans may be viewed as partners, at least passive ones, in the conspiracy, in view of the use the plotters made of Incirlik for sending aircraft based there and arming them for the missions of intercepting the President’s airplane (which was never realized) and  bombing the Parliament building in Ankara (which was).
The Turkish Labor Minister, Süleyman Soylu, was more explicit: “This coup has America behind,” he twitted in his Twitter account.
The Obama administration’s caution over the scary Incirlik impasse appears to derive from trepidation, shared by Riyadh, Cairo and Jerusalem, that the autocratic Turkish ruler’s Stalinist purge reaching into all branches of government and all walks of Turkish society is part and parcel of a comprehensive Muslim revolution underway in Turkey. An incautious word from Washington may quicken the process.

ON a geo-political level, and to the uninitiated, it would appear as if HUSSEIN Obama and Erdogan are on opposite teams. But nothing could be further from reality. Realistically-speaking, they are truly BFF’s, cheek-to cheek and nose-to nose. They are that close.

IN fact, while it is absolutely the case that the pressure exerted is to force the US to extradite Erdogan’s arch foe (who used to be his close ally and is also a stealth Islamist, but never mind), HUSSEIN Obama’s dog in this is on Erdogan’s side. However, as always (and for appearance sake), there is still a delicate tight-rope to walk. 

BUT most significantly, this site reported on January 7, 2016, and it was a full seven months before the hostage-taking: 

Regardless of volumes of bullet-proof evidencehere….here….here….here….here….here….here….and so on and so forth – that Erdogan is a mobbed up Brotherhood “made man”, HUSSEIN Obama (and other western apologists) considers him a VERY close ally and friend!

IN this regard, Erdogan is less than six degrees separated from ISIS, that which serves his Caliphate goals to an absolute certainty. Resultant, internalizing said nexus is key and core.

Turkish newspaper Cumhuriyet provided fresh revelations on the involvement of Mit secret agents alongside Isis jihadists in Syria….continue reading….

WHICH  beings us back to the core question: how did the US get from “there to here”, with 1,500 Airmen and their families held hostage?? Well, if you carefully examine the question through its inversion, and understand the above for what it is, plus factor in all the evidence regarding HUSSEIN Obama’s Islamist bentthe geo-political dots come into (almost) perfect alignment.

TO wit, how couldn’t it have resulted in a hostage-taking?

{re-blogged at The Homeland Security Network}

{re-blogged at Conservative Firing Line}

Israel’s Blinded PM & DM: “Attrition” Will (Eventually) Stop Arab Slaughter In Israel! Western Appeasement Gone Amok. Commentary By Adina Kutnicki

Burying another brave son of Israel who died to protect his people and his homeland.
Burying another brave son of Israel who died to protect his people and his homeland!

BEFORE we proceed, let’s be factually correct: The Jewish State of Israel is a tiny speck of land. To wit, its leaders have a razor thin margin of error in operational theaters, unlike their counterparts whose nations enjoy real strategic depth. This is just the way it is. 

NEVERTHELESS, like a drunken sailor and inveterate gambler, PM Netanyahu keeps rolling the dice and frittering away the odds. Guess what? He has no right to play with Jewish lives, as angst-ridden as he may be when the blood flows through the streets. 

WITH the above firmly implanted in mind, one must urgently ask: What can he do, if anything, to firmly halt the Arab/Muslim fifth column from their continuous Jewish slaughter throughout Israel? Briefly, a whole damn lot.

NOW, before delving any further, it won’t suffice to opine, as his apologists reflexively tsk, tsk in the nationalist/right-wing direction: “What he sees from there, you don’t see from here.” In other words, they treat us like fools, as if we don’t realize that PM Netanyahu (like all leaders) is privy to that which “regular” citizens can’t see. Duh, but that’s not the issue. Be that as it may, Israeli “knuckle-draggers” internalize that something is gravely amiss within the top tier. Yes, it is understood that the Prime Minister can’t give away state secrets, nor should he dare. Yet, it is hardly a secret that scores of Jews are dying under his watch, still, he refuses to give the mandatory order: Vanquish the enemy…forthwith…post- haste… kadima…קָדִימָה …yalla…يالا After all, everyone with a high school education (even those who aren’t considered high achievers, having failed their bagrut…בגרות…matriculation qualifiers) can see that said operational orders are nowhere in sight, even those executing the Jewish slaughter!

IN this regard, as repeatedly stated at this site and within global interviews, the strategic imperatives are multi-tiered. Atop the military component – in order for said “root canals” to bear fruitful dividends – the political leadership must execute HARSH punitive measures as adjuncts, those which will act as catalysts eliciting Pavlonian dog-like reactions. Use your imaginations…

INDUBITABLY, the IDF and attendant security services have solid plans – whatever they entail – to bring the daily slaughter to a SCREECHING halt. This is clear, at least to those whose eyes are wide open and refuse to blindly follow the narrative spun from the top. By extrapolation, this American-Israeli (living in the eye of the storm, like fellow Jewish Zionists) is well aware that the security forces are continuously blocked by PM Netanyahu from ending what, in all honesty, amounts to Russian Roulette being played with Jewish lives. Consequentially, this is where the crux lies, as well as the onus.

MOST resolutely, the following (Oct. 13, 2015) is an excerpt from “Israel On Fire: Arab Israelis (“Palestinians”) Wage Militant Jihad Against Jewish Zionists. What’s To Be Done?”, but keep in mind that it was written BEFORE this week’s revelations from DEBKAfile Intelligence cited below.

What are the core remedial measures which must IMMEDIATELY go into effect? Well, if Jewish blood isn’t to be deemed worthless within Israel – to the extent of punishing Jews who pray at Judaism’s holiest site, The Temple Mount, thus, banning them from renewing their gun permits – and if democracy has not become akin to a suicide pact, several prescriptive measures are patently clear:

  • Firstly, Israel’s top political echelon must remove its (mental) yoke, to wit: “How will Washington and the EU react to this and that (Jewish) life-saving measure?” Said twisted, ghetto-like thinking must be tossed into the trash heap, post-haste, for it permeates their strategic decision-making calculus, such that it is.
  • Secondly, aside from MK’s promising to enact bills that would finally ! enact very harsh punitive measures against so-called “youths” (and their families) who are caught in acts of terror, a burning nation can’t wait for the slow wheels of the legislative process to spin. Hence, each neighborhood which houses terror enclaves (the authorities know EXACTLY which ones they are, as does this investigative journalist) must be immediately sealed off. In tandem, stepped up measures should be held in abeyance to send a clear message: If you kill Jews, your lives will become unbearable. Whatever it takes. Besides, how can PM Netanyahu, a ‘serial accommodater’ – the buck stops with him – justify doing otherwise, with Jewish citizens being murdered and maimed at will? Would zoo keepers allow wild beasts to roam free without fencing??
  • Thirdly, immediate arrests of top Arab ringleaders must take place. This includes: the (northern-based) Islamic Movement’s leadership and Arab MK inciters. Additionally, the IDF must surround Abbas’s compound – he is a chief inciter – in the same deliberate manner in which Arafat’s Muqata was laid to siege in Sept. 2003. Now, didn’t that send a forceful message?…continue reading

SO, in a similar vein, is it at all coincidental that DEBKAfile Intelligence (Nov.23, 2015) assessed likewise, at least on an overall basis:

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon have been at loggerheads with Israel’s military and Shin Bet chiefs on how to grapple with the wave of Palestinian terror sweeping the country for more than two months, with knives, firebombs and vehicular attacks and rising Israeli casualties. The two ministers are convinced that the Palestinian terrorists will eventually succumb to attrition and throw in the sponge.
DEBKAfile’s counter-terror experts challenge this premise. The current wave is not only not dying down it is gaining traction. Its methods are such that purely military measures can’t get to grips with the persistent attacks, which are often just hours apart in different locations.
In the last 24 hours, the terrorists have spread their wings from Hebron, last week’s hotbed, to places further north. If they are not stopped, they may well move across the Green Line into the coastal districts around Tel Aviv and the northern Afula Plain and Jezreel Valley. At that point, the Fatah’s armed wing, the Tanzim, is more than likely to join the action with firearms, instituting a full-fledged armed uprising against the Jewish State.

To pre-empt this escalation and freeze the current wave of attacks, Israel’s military and intelligence chiefs have put forward a 7-point plan of action:

  • A general lockdown on Palestinian-populated areas of Judea, Samaria and Hebron for an indefinite period.
  • This lockdown would extend to the Palestinian districts of East Jerusalem.
  • Its borderline would run roughly along the defense barrier. Electronic tracking devices would be installed in the gaps with security personnel deployed according to need.
  • The roadblocks thrown up on the side roads leading to Palestinian villages and towns along the main highways, like Route 60 in the Gush Etzion and Hebron districts, have proved ineffective. The Palestinians find ways of circumventing them.
  • Blowing up the homes of Palestinian terrorist killers has proved disappointing as an effective deterrent to the spreading violence.
  • Military and intelligence experts are of the opinion that the desired effect of a de-escalation will only be achieved by an ultimatum: Give up terrorism or be cut off from Israel, so losing your jobs and your major sources of income.
  • Reservists will need to be mobilized on a large scale for this plan’s implememtation.

DEBKAfile’s political sources report that Netanyahu and Ya’alon are not in favor of the plan, each for reasons of his own, but are leaving it open for consideration.

Netanyahu fears that a total lockdown on Palestinian areas will have a negative effect politically at home and internationally. He is also concerned that a shutdown of the Palestinian districts of Jerusalem will expose him to the charge of dividing the capital.

Ya’alon is apprehensive that the Palestinians will deem the lockdown an Israeli declaration of all-out war. An armed conflict would then erupt between the two peoples with full force.
The authors of the plan are convinced that, one way or another, Palestinian terrorism, if not stopped short, will in any case escalate to the point where the prime minister and defense minister are left with no option but to execute the measures they have proposed.

MOST significantly, the strategic operational calculi (such that they are) from the PM & DM are seriously flawed. In the main, Netanyahu is terrified of losing favor with Euro and Washington decision makers, as well as with Israel’s irredeemably hostile domestic left. Incontestably, little short of committing national suicide will suffice any of them. Therefore, it was noted in the above Oct. 13, 2015 analysis: “Israel’s top political echelon must remove its (mental) yoke…how will Washington and the EU react to this and that (Jewish) life-saving measure?” Said twisted, ghetto-like thinking must be tossed into the trash heap, post-haste, for it permeates their strategic decision-making calculus, such that it is.

INHERENTLY, the Prime Minister refuses to fully internalize that nothing Israel does, or doesn’t, will quell their visceral hatred of Israel and Zionism. More specifically, after the horrific militant jihadi attacks in Paris, mendaciously, Sweden’s anti-semitic FM blamed Israel for the carnage, as did others, even if more “subtly”! Did you ever?? Thus, when will PM Netanyahu start to place Israel’s Jewish interests before anyone else’s, which is, in any case, his sworn mandate? Egregiously, does he believe that even if Israel receives brownie points (for less than the blink of an eye) from Europe and Washington it will quell the blood lust from Israel’s fifth column Arabs/Muslims? Or, heaven forbid, are they calculating that sacrificing an “acceptable” amount of Jewish lives is “necessary” to quiet down the international community? Feeling sick just contemplating said non-verbalized “trade-off.” 

AND if the above isn’t disturbing enough, what can one say about a Defense Minister whose job description requires defending the Jewish majority public, even at the expense of those who howl otherwise? To his utter shame, and to the majority Zionist public’s grave peril, he refuses to go all the way to victory. As such, even after rivers of Jewish blood – from one end of Israel to another – and with multiple attacks occurring simultaneously, his “reasoning” is such: “Ya’alon is apprehensive that the Palestinians will deem the lockdown an Israeli declaration of all-out war. An armed conflict would then erupt between the two peoples with full force.”

NOW, again, as an investigative journalist steeped in Islam, its relationship to militant jihad, and geo-politics, how is it possible that these eyes (with a cadre of counter terrorism contacts in agreement) internalize that Israel IS mired in a full-fledged war, and the only thing missing are the tanks rolling down the streets of Tel Aviv and elsewhere, even as they are seen on highways here and there?

SIMPLY put, have they both lost their minds? If so, shouldn’t they be forced to resign/retire post haste, before more Jewish blood flows?

CONSEQUENTIALLY, the main requirement for their replacements must be: Men (or women) who are NOT “tired of fighting…tired of winning”, and ready, willing, and able to achieve victory at ALL costs! Is said job description too much to expect from those elected to lead the Jewish nation?  Rhetorical.

BUT if they require some fire in their now timid (politically-driven) bellies, let them crank it up – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8thyFfK1PY ….because resting on their past military glory days ain’t gonna cut it!!

{re-blogged at The Homeland Security Network}

HUSSEIN Obama’s Illegal War In Libya:Nexus To Downed Russian Airliner & MANPAD Danger To US & Europe. Where Is The Linkage? Commentary By Adina Kutnicki

MANY analyses are housed within this site regarding Obama Inc.’s decision to enter into an illegal war with Libya. Be that as it may, its rogue basis started with the administration’s failure to garner Congressional approval. This is not an insignificant, nor inconsequential, factor. Incontestably, every President – even “King” Obama – must abide by the War Powers Resolution. It is not optional. It reads in part:
Resolved by the Senate and the House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. This joint resolution may be cited as the “War Powers Resolution”.

PURPOSE AND POLICY

SEC. 2. (a) It is the purpose of this joint resolution to fulfill the intent of the framers of the Constitution of the United States and ensure that the collective judgement of both the Congress and the President will apply to the introduction of United States Armed Forces into hostilities, or into situations where imminent involvement in hostilities is clearly indicated by the circumstances, and to the continued use of such forces in hostilities or in such situations.

(b) Under article I, section 8, of the Constitution, it is specifically provided that the Congress shall have the power to make all laws necessary and proper for carrying into execution, not only its own powers but also all other powers vested by the Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any department or officer thereof.

(c) The constitutional powers of the President as Commander-in-Chief to introduce United States Armed Forces into hostilities, or into situations where imminent involvement in hostilities is clearly indicated by the circumstances, are exercised only pursuant to (1) a declaration of war, (2) specific statutory authorization, or (3) a national emergency created by attack upon the United States, its territories or possessions, or its armed forces.

CONSULTATION

SEC. 3. The President in every possible instance shall consult with Congress before introducing United States Armed Forces into hostilities or into situation where imminent involvement in hostilities is clearly indicated by the circumstances, and after every such introduction shall consult regularly with the Congress until United States Armed Forces are no longer engaged in hostilities or have been removed from such situations.

REPORTING

SEC. 4. (a) In the absence of a declaration of war, in any case in which United States Armed Forces are introduced–

(1) into hostilities or into situations where imminent involvement in hostilities is clearly indicated by the circumstances;

(2) into the territory, airspace or waters of a foreign nation, while equipped for combat, except for deployments which relate solely to supply, replacement, repair, or training of such forces; or

(3) in numbers which substantially enlarge United States Armed Forces equipped for combat already located in a foreign nation; the president shall submit within 48 hours to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and to the President pro tempore of the Senate a report, in writing, setting forth–

(A) the circumstances necessitating the introduction of United States Armed Forces;

(B) the constitutional and legislative authority under which such introduction took place; and

(C) the estimated scope and duration of the hostilities or involvement.

(b) The President shall provide such other information as the Congress may request in the fulfillment of its constitutional responsibilities with respect to committing the Nation to war and to the use of United States Armed Forces abroad

(c) Whenever United States Armed Forces are introduced into hostilities or into any situation described in subsection (a) of this section, the President shall, so long as such armed forces continue to be engaged in such hostilities or situation, report to the Congress periodically on the status of such hostilities or situation as well as on the scope and duration of such hostilities or situation, but in no event shall he report to the Congress less often than once every six months….continue reading

PRAY tell, is there anything ambiguous about the above Constitutional-derived mandate, that HUSSEIN Obama felt he had the right to abrogate its basis? Not a damn thing. Mind you, poli sci and/or law majors would fail first level course work, if they “misunderstood” its essence!  

IN fact, he stated very clearly that the “War Powers Resolution” Act does not apply to his administration. Really?

President Obama is again asserting his right to act unilaterally and without congressional approval in going to war. In what has become a mantra for this Administration, Obama reportedly told members of Congress that he does not need congressional approval to unleash a comprehensive military campaign against the Islamic State. The President informed a few members at a dinner — a striking image of how low congressional authority has become in our tripartite system of government.

We have been discussing the growing concerns over President Barack Obama’s series of unilateral actions in ordering agencies not to enforce law, effectively rewriting laws, and moving hundreds of millions of dollars from appropriated purposes to areas of his choosing. One of the greatest concerns has been his unchecked authority asserted in the national security area. I previously represented members of Congress in challenging Obama’s intervention in the Libyan civil war without a declaration from Congress. In the case, President Obama insisted that he alone determines what is a war and therefore when he needs a declaration. Since the court would not recognize standing to challenge the war, it left Obama free to engage in war operations in any country of his choosing. As with his approach in Libya, Syria and other combat operations (and most recently on whether he will resume the war in Iraq), Obama is again asserting his extreme view of executive power.

As in the past, Democrats are not just silent but actually applauding the circumvention of Congress — a precedent that will likely come back to haunt them if the next president is a Republican.

I have repeatedly testified (here and here and here and here) and wrote a column on President Obama’s increasing circumvention of Congress in negating or suspending U.S. laws. However, war is a particularly egregious form of this unilateralism since the Framers worked hard to limit such powers under Article I and Article II…continue reading

 

IN this regard, it has already been established that permission was not sought, nor granted, to enter into war with Libya. Still yet, the overarching questions remain: 1) What was the main goal? 2) What were/are the knock-on effects? 3) And how do they intersect with a downed airliner(s)?

 

DARE it be suggested, how difficult would it be for some of Allah’s barbarians to stow away their newly acquired wares, only to be launched when settled within their Euro destinations as new “refugees?” Realistically, how many US flights fly in and out of said cities on a daily basis, never mind the damage accrued on European soil per se? Okay…more than food for thought

ALAS, let the following serve as “testimony”:

TESTIMONY ONE:

IN answer to questions 1 and 2 – a little over a year and a half ago – this investigative journalist asserted: “The Mysterious Disappearance Of A Malaysian Airliner: Possible Intersection With Libya’s “Missing” MANPADS. What If R2P/Obama’s Benghazigate Bears The Onus?”

YES, bear in mind that Benghazigate was a DIRECT result of the illegal war in Libya. Cause and effect.

THEN, ask yourselves: Was “Testimony One” (once explored and read) a foreshadowing to the recently downed Russian Metrojet Flight 9268 over Sinai? Asked and answered.

  TESTIMONY TWO:

SO, now we segue to the downed flight on Oct. 31, 2015 via DEBKAfile – a highly reliable and notable intelligence site – and its assessment:

The British Cobra (emergency cabinet) decision of Wednesday, Nov. 4, not to send airliners to or from Sharm El-Sheikh, where 20,000 British tourists are stranded, further strengthens the assumption that the Russian Metrojet Flight 9268 was downed over Sinai Saturday by a terrorist missile. It confirms that air traffic over Sinai and landings at Sharm are under threat from the ground – else why leave a large group of Britons under virtual siege in the Egyptian Red Sea resort? London said that the suspension of flights to Sharm was “indefinite.”
Moscow early Thursday accused London of being moved to this action out of hostility to Russia rather than security concerns.
Downing Street released a statement Wednesday saying: “As more information has come to light, we have become concerned that the plane may well have been brought down by an explosive device.” This statement was criticized by Egypt as “premature” – not a good omen for the conversation Prime Minister David Cameron is due to hold with his visitor, Egyptian president Abdel-Fatteh El-Sisi, later Thursday.

The British government has therefore stubbed toes in Moscow and Cairo without coming up with an emergency plan for evacuating its citizens from Egypt, whether overland to Cairo by bus or by sea aboard ships picking them up at the Red Sea resort and sailing through the Suez Canal.

This lack of initiative is a sign of confusion and uncertainty.
So far, the drawn-out deliberations and prevarications by officials in several countries regarding the crash of the Russian plane are meant for one purpose: to gain time for doing nothing about ISIS in Sinai. Neither the US, Russia or Britain is ready to send forces to the peninsula to confront the terrorists head-on. {note: al-Qaeda/ISIS etc gained a firm foothold in Sinai AFTER Libya was blown up!)

The Ansar al Sharia terrorist organization in Libya, which attacked the US consulate in Benghazi and murdered the American ambassador in 2012, has the very missiles capable of shooting down large airliners flying at high altitudes: Russian-made ground-to-air Buk missiles, which have a range of between three and 42 kilometers. This ultra-violent Islamist terror group has very close operational ties with ISIS-Sinai, and very possibly smuggled the missile system into Sinai from Libya.
A number of intelligence agencies are aware of this and so a flock of leading European and Persian Gulf airlines lost no time in rerouting their flights to avoid Sinai straight after the Russian air disaster.
By causing this disaster, the Islamist terrorists coolly aimed for four goals:

1.  Retaliation for Russian intervention in Syria

2.  An attempt to destabilize the regime of Egyptian President Fattah Al-Sisi

3.  To show up the inadequacies of the 63-member coalition that the US formed in its effort to fight ISIS

4. To parade before the world the Islamic State’s operational prowess, its ability to shoot down the large passenger planes of the world’s biggest powers.

For five days, intelligence and flight safety experts dismissed the claim of responsibility that ISIS issued on the evening of October 31, maintaining that it was not to be taken seriously because no proof had been provided to support the claim – as if the charred fragments of the plane spread across tens of kilometers of desert were deniable.

In the second of its three messages, ISIS repeated its claim Wednesday, Nov. 4, promising details of how it downed the plane at a later date.

While more and more Western governments are coming around to accepting that the Russian airliner’s crash was caused by an explosive device, DEBKAfile’s counterterrorism sources repeat that they cannot rule out the possibility of a missile. The argument made on Wednesday in Washington and London that terrorist organizations do not have missiles capable of downing such planes is are simply incorrect.

ISIS-Sinai’s possession of an advanced ground-air missile system does not only endanger planes in the peninsula’s airspace, but also those aircraft flying over the Suez Canal as well as parts of Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Israel. One of the Egyptian president’s main purposes in his London visit was to try and persuade Prime Minister Cameron to join an Egyptian military operation against Ansar al Sharia in Libya and so eliminate a major prop and arms supplier for ISIS-Sinai. He does not hold out much hope of success.

CONCLUSIVELY, Obama Inc. and its entire intelligence apparatus (other regimes alike) knew full well that Libya was AWASH with advanced MANPADS. In fact, the CIA’s Petraeus warned :

Speaking at the Institute for National Security Studies at Tel Aviv University, former CIA director General David Petraeus issued a serious warning about the international threats posed by shoulder-fired surface-to-air missiles (Manpads) in the hands of al Qaeda and other terrorists.  Petraeus referred to the January 27th downing of an Egyptian military helicopter by a Russian Strela-2 missile (aka SA-7) by al Qaeda-affiliated Ansar Beit al-Maqdis in the Sinai Peninsula. “Shooting down a helicopter with an apparent shoulder-fired missile is a big deal. … Our worst nightmare [was] that a civilian airliner would be shot down by one,” he said. … “The concern over an attack on civilian aviation flows not only from the loss of passengers’ lives, but also from the likely economic consequences that would follow—a worldwide grounding of air traffic that might bring the global economy to a screeching halt.”

The threat of Manpads in the hands of al Qaeda and terrorist groups has escalated dramatically. After Moammar Gadhafi’s killing by rebels in Libya, on October 20, 2011, some 20,000 Manpads went missing. Months later only 5,000 were reportedly destroyed. Where the remaining 15,000 missiles are is unclear.

While the Obama Administration issued a statement assuring Americans that most of Libya’s weapons, including shoulder-fired Manpads, had been secured, NATO’s then-military committee chairman, Admiral Giampaolo di Paola, was not so sure. His fear that Libyan Manpads could be scattered “from Kenya to Kunduz [Afghanistan]” subsequently materialized.

Libyan, Iranian and possibly Syrian MANPADs found their way to Salafi Bedouins, Hamas and al Qaeda-affiliated terrorist groups in the Sinai, forcing restriction of Israeli military and civilian air traffic in the area. A year after Gadhafi’s fall, Israeli officials reported that an SA-7 had been fired at one of their military aircraft over the Gaza Strip (AW&ST March 12,2012)….continue reading

libyan-rebel.JPG(An anti-Gadhafi rebel holds his rocket-propelled grenade launcher as he shouts slogans after the capture of the oil town of Ras Lanouf, in eastern Libya on March 5, 2011.TRIPOLI, Libya)

 

CONCOMITANTLY, despite all the out-sized dangers associated with blowing apart Libya, HUSSEIN Obama accelerated the Mid East’s wildfires, which, incidentally, happens to be my ‘hood! To wit, shouldn’t the Islamist-in-Chief “shoulder” responsibility for the deluge of advanced shoulder-fired surface-to-air missiles (that which, heretofore, had been kept under lock and key by Gadhafi’s regime) and all the ensuing deaths?? If not, why not?    

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