FIRST POST – JULY 13, 2012- RUSSIA REVEALS THE TRUTH BEHIND DOWNING OF PHANTOM JET; TURKS WERE PREPARING “CHEAPER SYRIAN ARMY” FOR NORMANDY; BELIEVE IT OR NOT.
Straight from the world of Ripley’s Believe It or Not and seemingly narrated by Jack Palance or Rod Serling, news has come to our desk from a Syrian source that Russia has confirmed that the Turkish Phantom, which a lone Syrian ack-ack gunner (a Pantsyr) brought down on June 22, 2012 did, in fact, fly into Syrian airspace at 300 feet above sea level and crashed only 8.4 miles off the Syrian coast. The Turks cannot complain any more since their airplane was pinpointed by an American who made a name for himself by photographing the Titanic in his own bathysphere, the E/V Nautilus. But here is the big secret: the airplane was fitted for surveillance and was photographing the north Syrian coast for land-based defenses.
These were the pilots in the offending Phantom reconnaissance jet. They were not able to eject because of their proximity to the surface as they were flying under Syrian radar. They were recovered and flown to Malatya airbase for burial. They are Gokhan Ertan and Hasan Huseyin Aksoy.
Turkey has now determined that Syrian terrorists’ penetrations by land are not working and can never effect any regime change, especially, now that Syria is using its Hind helicopters to scatter large border areas with cluster bomblets. The only way out was a “Normandy”-like amphibious assault north of the Tartous-Latakia border to avoid the Russian fleet only miles away. You can almost sense the American hand behind this – the tell-tale smell of the self-important naval “genius”; the neo-con ideologue urging him on like an Hollywood agent: “Yeah! Yeah! That’s it Roscoe! You got it and it’s gonna work, big time!”. But it won’t work and the jig is up.
Our nephews in Latakia have told us, in their crude code, that Syria is moving a large number of troops into the coastal areas for exactly this kind of operation. It’s going to be another Gallipoli or even worse, another Bay of Pigs. Syrian operations’ lookouts are now equipped with night vision goggles and other Russian manufactured optical devices useful for detecting even the smallest rat swimming off the coast. Mercury News Service has provided a photograph of a FSA Frogman in his new uniform awaiting orders from Colonel Riad Al-As’ad:
The FSA Marine Corps’ new “non-leak” rubber outfits are viewed suspiciously by its rank and file. Some detect Christian influences. Ekut Hassine, chief liason officer for the Turkish Army, says the uniform was designed by famed Italian artist, Paulo Poitrino, who was inspired by 18th Century Venetian naval fashion.
In any case, the rumors are that the Turks have temporarily shelved the brilliant American plan and are planning to spend the next 40 days seething publicly over the loss of their precious little F-4. In the meantime, Dr. Assad’s interview with Cumhuriyet newspaper has been received very well by the Turkish populace while Erdoghan’s numbers sink into the Dardanelles.
Oh! And by the way. It’s not only G.W. Bush who can look ridiculous in a fighter jet. You have to see Erdoghan:
This photo taken of Mr. Erdoghan at the Istanbul Children’s Carnival in 2010 shows the P.M. gesturing to the “Ride Engineer” that he’s ready for the two-minute romp.