Russia Warns Of “Permanent War” As Turkey, Saudi Arabia Set To Invade Syria

russia natoBy Brandon Turbeville

As the Syrian government is swiftly gaining control over the terrorists who have run rampant all across the country for the past five years, NATO and the GCC are kicking their provocations into high gear. Unfortunately, if NATO is prepared to go all the way in its goal to destroy the Syrian government, the rest of the world may find itself locked in the midst of a third world war.

Such a possibility is exactly what Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev warned about in an interview with German newspaper, Handelsblatt. When asked about the recent announcement by Saudi Arabia that the feudal monarchy is considering sending ground troops to Syria, Medvedev responded that “the Americans and our Arab partners must consider whether or not they want a permanent war.”

Medvedev stated that such an operation “draws everyone taking part in it into a war.”

Yet that has not stopped the Saudis or the Turks from preparations for an invasion of Syria or from becoming increasingly aggressive in the meantime.

For one, Saudi Arabia has sent jets to Turkey’s Incirlik Airbase, where NATO planes are already stationed. Mevlut Cavusoglu, Turkish Foreign Minister, stated on February 13 that the jets would be deployed at Incirlik and that Saudi Arabia and Turkey would be engaging in “ground operations” in Syria under the guise of fighting ISIS. As Hurriyet Daily News reported,

“This is not an issue for Turkey or Saudi Arabia alone, we have been saying that the coalition should be doing this,” Çavuşoğlu said when asked about reports of a possible ground operation against ISIL by Turkey and Saudi Arabia in Syria.

“But there is no solid decision on this yet, no concrete strategy. This is not a new idea, but as of today there is no final decision regarding a ground operation,” he added.

Riyadh and Ankara are both opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, whose foreign minister last week warned that any ground intervention would “amount to aggression that must be resisted.”

Al-Assiri said the decision to deploy an unspecified number of jets to Turkey followed a meeting in Brussels of U.S.-led anti-ISIL coalition members, who decided step up their fight against jihadists in Syria and Iraq. He stressed that Saudi Arabia made its decision in coordination with the coalition and a ground operation was being planned.

“There is a consensus among coalition forces on the need for ground operations and the Kingdom is committed to that,” al-Assiri said.

“Military experts will meet in the coming days to finalize the details, the task force and the role to be played by each country,” he added.

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir also told reporters on Feb. 14 that his country was ready to send special forces to Syria to take part in ground operations against ISIL, without giving further details.

In addition to the obvious preparation for an invasion of Syria, Turkey has repeatedly shelled Syrian forces, Kurdish fighters, and civilians across the border in the last week. For instance, Turkey has shelled the Kurdish held airbase of Minnigh in Aleppo as well as Kurdish-controlled positions all across Northern Syria.

The Independent reported that

Shelling was reported at Menagh air base, a former Syrian Air Force facility that Kurds seized from Islamist rebels just days ago, and at three other positions between the airport and Turkish border. The air base has been a key target for several parties in the Syrian civil war since 2012, being besieged by rebels for almost a year until it was seized by a coalition including an early form of Isis and the al-Qaeda-linked Jabhat al-Nusra in August 2013 [and] it remained in rebel hands until Thursday, when Kurdish PYD fighters capitalised on the diversion caused by Bashar al-Assad’s forces and Russian air strikes attacking rebel areas to the south to seize Menagh.

Predictably, Turkish Prime Minister Davutoglu claims the shelling was in accordance with “rules of engagement.”

Turkey has also shelled SDF positions in the city of Azaz, a city that represents the western border of the main ISIS supply route known as the “Jarablus corridor,” illustrating the growing complexity and multi-layered nature of the crisis in Syria since the SDF is partially supported by the United States.

Turkey has repeatedly warned Kurdish forces against attempting to seize the Jarablus corridor, fearing an attempt at the creation of a Kurdish state on its southern border and the eventual inflammation of tensions with Turkish Kurds as well as a desire to keep a vital artery open to ISIS so that the terrorist organization may continue to enter and be resupplied in Syria.

Russia’s warning, however, remains looming in the background. Clearly, it is a warning that must be taken seriously.

Brandon Turbeville – article archive here – is the author of seven books, Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies, Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident, volume 1 and volume 2, The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria, and The Difference it Makes: 36 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Should Never Be President. Turbeville has published over 650 articles dealing on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville’s radio show Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV. His website is He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at)

  • joshmoe

    So many bullets – too little time. Sounds like the all seeing eye crowd has got there perpetual death machine rolling ever onward. I’m sure they like the theater. Blow back to the perps.

  • nimbii

    The Sauds and Turks are biting off more than they can chew especially if they expect US support for a protracted war. Trump is correct to let the Russians once again, feel the impact of their presence in Afghanistan on the larger stage in the multinational Middle-East conflict. Let Putin deal with flag draped caskets and the same crushing bankruptcy they experienced a few decades ago.

    AND, Putin will sooner or later be printing Rubles to lend to the EU or its constituent states to buy his oil.

    • John Cook

      Your comment is incoherent.

      • nimbii

        Is this for blue579 or Nimbii?

        • John Cook


          • nimbii

            OK, can you explain?

    • kennyalligood

      Seems a lot like double speak.

      • nimbii

        blue579 or Nimbii?

        • kennyalligood

          That was a reply to you. Your initial comment stated that Turkey and Saudi have conditional support from the US when the US is one of the chief instigators of the conflict. Then the lightly veiled jab at Russia for spending a fortune in blood and gold as if the US has not already done those very things … and again the US was the chief instigator of Afghanistan part deux and Iraq and the list continues.

          • nimbii

            I implied our own dismal history but should have been more clear. True the US is a chief instigator. My point is if the Russians want to return to what they know was their own dismal history in Afghanistan let them do it.

            Say what you want about the Gulf War at least Bush 41 was smart enough not to go into Iraq.

          • kennyalligood

            Ok maybe you and I are reading from different sources but there was a reason why baby Bush did go into Iraq. Daddy Bush was called in based on lies created by the Saudi and Kuwaiti vassel states not to mention the US MIC; however the US was certainly more than willing and immensely complicit in the propaganda. That created the vacuum that made the next load of BS (WMDs) such a shining success which baby Bush used to take over several countries in the MENA area.

            Also that foray for Russia in Afghanistan was all created and sustained by the US gov. Ever hear of something called the Mujahideen? That’s the group that was later named Al Qaida and more recently it’s known as ISIL.

            I would recommend reading up on those items in more detail because your comments are not in line with the facts and reality.

    • blue579

      The global elite international banksters LOVE the 2-D chess games, the circus action keeps the spotlight off their criminal actions behind the curtain. Gotta watch what the Turk, Saud, American, and Russian, et al, pathocrats are doing to finish building out their global governance prison planet.

  • blue579

    The permanent war is the Global War on Terror, not unlike the War on Drugs and the War on Cancer – TPTB make certain endless amounts of resources are fleeced and wasted in these wars and never won to keep their serfs disempowered, in perpetual servitude.

    Russian elites understand such endless “wars” on terror and “Extremism”, having pulled off their own series of horrific false flag attacks in 1999, completely obliterating huge apartment complexes until their own FSB agents were caught in the act by residents of one building. The Russian govt is currently prosecuting Jehovah Witnesses for practicing an authorized religion (while Islam, Hinduism, etc are fine) in its new front to combat “Extremism”. That’s the real global endless war – directed at thought criminals who will not conform and assimilate Borg-style to the NWO.

  • Archie1954

    The terrorists have been running all over Syria for the past five years because the US has been supporting them with guns and money!

  • telescreen

    This is about the military industrial complex seeing payoff for its investments in the bush, clinton, bush and obama regimes.

  • JosephConrad

    AND ‘CARTHAGE’ IS THE U.S. It is too VIOLENT & TREACHEROUS to be part of the world community.

  • Elelei Guhring

    The west should not support the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria, nor should it have supported it in Egypt or Libya. It’s just another bloody dictatorship. If anything the west should starve these savages to death through blockades, rather than importing them by the millions where they rape and terrorize people into submission under the boot of a New Fascist Empire in the west.

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