Those who hit Israel’s jet and Russia’s Ankara-Damascus plan - NEDRET ERSANEL

Those who hit Israel’s jet and Russia’s Ankara-Damascus plan

The presence of a special conjuncture that supports Turkey’s “driving example” position in the Great Middle East cannot be denied. This is one of the reasons why the internal-external resistance points have diminished.

The U.S.’s crisis in the region is completely leaning on Israel. The chemistry of chaos appears here too; with the wild “war” in Washington and the political showdown in Tel Aviv becoming intertwined, the genocide by the West reaches staggering levels.

On Feb. 10, Israeli jets organized an operation on Syria. It didn’t turn out to be like what they are used to. According to certain sources, an S-200 air defense system – even this information is insulting – downed an Israeli F-16 warplane.

Let us first say that an Israeli jet was hit in the region for the first time in 30 years (Lebanon, 1986).

Up until now, Israel was an exceptional country that conducted hundreds of airstrikes on Syrian territory. Finally, it has become obvious that Israel cannot fly over Damascus like it used to and this was communicated to Tel Aviv through a missile. This is the picture.

So, what was Tel Aviv’s response? Nothing. There are two reasons: 1. U.S. presence in Syria is in a “loser” position and is restricted, 2. U.S.-Turkey relations are problematic.

Additionally, the “safe zone” in Israel’s north and under U.S. protection was heavily criticized by Russia. The accusation that “Daesh terrorists are being protected there by the U.S.” is being internationally articulated.

Let us get Lebanon Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri to confirm what the jet issue means: “The incident that happened is bigger than a conflict and a bit smaller than war. It will create new balances in the region. This is the first example of its kind.”

Israeli jet was hit by Russia, but it also turned the US’s head in a different direction

Now, let us link the departure of the jet and especially its “fall” to Tel Aviv. As it is known, there are harsh corruption accusations aimed at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his family.

Let us say, without getting drowned in the details, that the situation is serious. Prime Minister Netanyahu’s political future is between the lips of the prosecutor. Israeli police announced that they completed the investigation on Netanyahu and recommended that the prosecutor prepare their bill of indictment. The decision will be made by the chief prosecutor.

Netanyahu’s defense is along the lines of, “Whatever I did until today, I did it for Israel.” Coalition-member parties are supporting Netanyahu with silence.

However, the public and the majority of Likud deputies want a “head.” Everybody is expecting a sudden political death and Netanyahu is preparing for what will happen after. The only thing he can do is to hold onto power.

One of the power balances that he is trying to hold on to was to order that jet to attack. But the jet was downed. The shocking question is: Were those who pulled the trigger on Russian missiles only the Russians, or was it the Damascus administration or Iran?

Netanyahu immediately turned to the U.S. but he couldn’t get attention from the White House, while Department of State Secretary Rex Tillerson did not add Tel Aviv to his visit in the region. Could it be considered that Washington has estimated the lifespan of the Israeli government? How much may have the telephone call on Feb. 11 between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin touched on this subject?

As the last example was experienced at the “Munich Security Conference,” Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu continues to put on a show. Holding a fragment from an unmanned air vehicle (UAV), which he says belongs to Iran, he said, “Iran is a threat not only to Israel but to the whole world. Do not test Israel’s determination.” Whereas, Netanyahu had “failed” in the test.

Hence, Iran Foreign Minister Jawad Zarif’s “caricature-like” response at the conference drew the interest of the media, but his opening statement was, “The downing of an Israeli jet shattered Israel's so-called invincibility.”

Trump and Netanyahu’s common enemies

The U.S. and Europe’s problematic ties included, the collapse in relations with the “ones left behind,” plus, rivalry with those “on a rise,” have already started to take their place in global analyses, and the predictions concerning their results have started to be written down.

Thus, all “readings” that started with “the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1989-90” or that start with “after Sept. 11” introductions, will be replaced by a new prologue.

What that first sentence will say, how much it will take place in that “beginning” is important for Turkey.

To be able to grasp that volume in advance, one needs to correctly see rolling ins of this global pothole. Care needs to be taken to avoid stepping on the slippery grounds of Washington and Tel Aviv that joined this globe context with their internal political tears.

Tillerson’s “loneliness” at the Presidential Complex is proof.

Russia thinks the time has come for ‘Ankara-Damascus’

The hearsay after the secret meeting between the Bashar Assad regime and terrorist organizations that Afrin will be handed over to Damascus has become so intense that it triggered a series of diplomatic contacts.

Because such a door could only be opened through Russia’s will and this would bend the edges of the Ankara-Moscow-Tehran triangle. Even though Turkey’s suspicion is current, the “expected” development did not take place at the time this article was being written.

However, it feels as though Moscow thinks the conditions have matured to encourage rapprochement between Ankara and Damascus.

This is what is meant by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s statement

that “Turkey’ security interests may be protected through direct dialog with

Damascus” and Mihail Bogdanov’s statement that “we are ready to intermediate.”


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