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OF COURSE PLANE GOING FROM RUSSIA TO SYRIA HAD ILLEGAL ARMS, THAT’S HOW THEY GET THEM TO SYRIA SILLY TURKEY
October 11 2012
Ankara, Turkey – There are many reasons that the conflict in Syria has gone on so long and de-evolved into what it has become but one of the biggest, perhaps the biggest, has been the inaction by the rest of the world.
It is true that conflict rage all over the world on the scale of Syria on a daily basis but none of those get nearly the attention of that conflict. The mere fact that the Syrian fight is on the front pages regularly automatically increases its import and value to the world even if the conflict itself is no worse than many others.
That, in turn, has increased the calls to do something about it, to call the global community to step in and take action against the Syrian government to stop the bloodshed. Thus far, that hasn’t happened. Chatter has happened and the United Nations has made limited attempts to involve themselves, but for the most part the conflict has remained untouched. That, of course, has been because of Russia which has vetoed every single attempt to do something because, well, for a lot of reasons including selling weapons which is what they were trying to do with a passenger plane which Turkey smartly stopped.
“Passenger aircraft cannot carry ammunition and defence equipment. Unfortunately there was such equipment on board,” said Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of the seized plane. “This was equipment and ammunition that was being sent from a Russian agency... to the Syrian defence ministry.”
Russia has in the past denied sending weapons to Syria despite being caught multiple times doing that very thing.
Russia has also objected to other countries sending weapons in to aid rebels which, in the big picture, is actually not a terrible idea.
“It does seem a little odd that Russia would be condemning the idea of sending troops and arms into Syria on one level but on another it actually makes complete and total sense because they don’t want anything to interfere with their big buyers. Obviously Russia has a vested interest in the conflict continuing because it means they will be able to continue selling weapons,” said Scrape TV International Conflict analyst Mario Martinez. “That makes sense. When you are selling weapons you want wars to continue. I’m sure show makers want people to walk and wear out their shoes and no one gives them crap for that because that would be ridiculous.”
It’s not clear if Russia is also providing boots and shoes to Syrian forces but they do need them.
“Obviously if this conflict is going to end anytime soon Russia is going to have to at least step back. They don’t need to participate in the peace process or the war process or anything like that but they will have to stay out of the way which is obviously something they really don’t want to do,” continued Martinez. “Of course if Syria keeps attacking Turkey, and if Russia keeps sending planes filled with guns over Turkish air space, well that will decide things right quick and take Russia out of the loop completely which of course will hit gun sales which sucks.”
Russian officials had no comment on the seizure and will likely just send more.
Emil Uliya, International Correspondent