Friday, February 12, 2016

Porkins Great Game: Episode #12 - Inside Turkey's War in Syria

On this special Newsbud edition of Porkins Great Game, Pearse Redmond and I focus on the battle between Russia and Turkey in Syria. We discuss Russia's reaction to Turkey's downing of a Russian jet over Latakia's Turkmen-populated Bayırbucak region and the recent appearance of Turkmen militia leader/Turkish nationalist Alparslan Çelik at a funeral in Istanbul. Pearse and I explain why the FSB linked the Grey Wolves to the crash of a Russian passenger plane in Egypt and we dissect John Schindler's recent article dealing with this issue. After giving an update on the situation in northern Syria, we explore the possibility of a Turkish military intervention and touch upon the current propaganda war. Pearse and I also talk about our participation in Newsbud and explain why fans of Porkins Great Game should support our Kickstarter campaign that will go live on Sunday, February 14 (Valentine's Day).

You can find more information on this episode on Pearse Redmond's website where you can also download the MP3 file:

Show notes:
Turkey-Russia battle for Bayırbucak:
Syrian Turkmens, Turkish Nationalists, Russian Jets & the Battle for Bayırbucak
Turkey’s nationalist ‘Gray Wolves’ enter Syrian fray
Syrian government troops retake Rabia, last rebel stronghold in Latakia
Russia seeks alleged killer of Turkey-downed jet pilot after Rabia recapture
More than 6,000 flee besieged Bayırbucak take shelter in Turkey

Sinai plane crash:
Turkey says Russian jet violated its airspace again, warns of consequences
Turkey Shells Civilian Homes on Syrian Border, Russian MoD Has Video Proof
Turkish Nationalist Group Grey Wolves Linked to A321 Terror Attack – FSB
Sharm el-Sheikh flights shutdown triggered when British spies uncovered Isil bomb plot after Russian air crash
Britain accused of withholding Sinai crash intel from Russia & Egypt
Russia suspends flights to Egypt due to security concerns after Sinai crash
Obama Appoints a Not-Too-Long-Ago-Hatched Neocon Larva
Russia’s Syria Intervention Enrages US-led Coalition, ISIS & Al-Qaeda
U.S. Spies Root for an ISIS-Russia War
Former DIA Chief Michael Flynn Says Rise of Islamic State was “a willful decision” and Defends Accuracy of 2012 Memo
Who Really Murdered 224 Innocent People on Flight 9268?

Russia warns of Turkish invasion:
Turkey refuses Russia’s request for observation flight over Syria border
Turkey Planning Military Invasion in Syria – Russian Defense Ministry
Turkey-backed rebels warn civilians to flee ISIS-held border strip
The Struggle for Azaz Corridor Could Spur a Turkish Intervention
Turkey warns US over ‘Kurdish corridor’ in Syria
U.S. envoy visits Kurdish-held northern Syria
Inside Syria: The farm airstrip that’s part of the U.S. fight against ISIS
Syrian army and allies breaks rebel siege of Shi’ite towns: army
Syrian army, PYD advancing to Turkish border with Russian air support
Turkish Aid Group Says Setting Up New Camps Inside Syria for Fresh Wave of Migrants
Thousands brave freeze at Turkey border as Syria warns Riyadh, Ankara
The Syria War Will Not Be a Quagmire — Because Putin and Assad Are Winning (Published after recording)

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