Members of the Turkish air force conduct an aircraft exercise April 11, 2013, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey.

While it’s pretty clear that the Erdogan government is lying about the shoot-down of the Russian jet, and that it was indeed a deliberately planned provocation as Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov says, that doesn’t necessarily mean that the Erdogan government planned it. Read More →

In this edition of The Debate, Press TV interviews Joe Quinn, an editor and researcher with sott.net, from Paris, and the president of the American Institute for Foreign Policy, Michael Lane, from Washington, to discuss the blowback of West’s support for the militants fighting against the Syrian government.

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ImageThe obvious result and therefore goal of the horrific Paris attacks that were blamed on ISIS terrorists is to provoke the potential socio/political ‘fracture point’ of French Muslims vs. (mostly lapsed) French Christians and ignite a debate on what should be done about France and Europe’s ‘multi-culturalism’ in an age of Jihadist terrorism. Read More →

Scenes from the multiple coordinated terror attacks in Paris on Friday 13th November 2015

“It’s so shocking. When Charlie Hebdo happened, it was a specific, targeted attack. But this time it’s terrifying because it is just random, innocent people going about their lives. I know a lot of people in Paris – there is panic and disorder here, no one can understand what’s going on. We are all in a state of complete shock.”

So said Quentin, 27, who works for an online company in Paris, and whose oldest friend was shot multiple times at the Bataclan concert hall.

Terrorist attacks like these are never “random”, at least not in the sense that they have no point. If they appear random, then that is undoubtedly part of the strategy that drives them. Governments and groups use terrorism to achieve a specific goal, so there is always a point. To understand what the point is, you just have to know who is really responsible. Read More →

Attentive observers of global politics may have noticed that when ‘terror attacks’ take place, Western authorities usually have a preprepared narrative about what happened and which terror group was responsible that is quickly pitched to the media and public. On very rare occasions however, such events are met with an uncharacteristic silence from the halls of Western power, at least for the crucial initial few days when the public mind is ‘open’ to impressions… Read More →

russian_crash_in_egyptThe crash of Kolavia Flight 7K9268 from Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, to St. Petersburg, Russia, on October 31st killed all 224 passengers and crew, making it Russia’s worst ever aviation accident. Read More →