The shooting down of a Russian jet by Turkey is a warning to Russia by the United States to stop fighting Western-backed terrorists in Syria, says Walt Peretto, an American writer and sociopolitical psychologist.
On Tuesday, NATO member Turkey shot down a Russian Sukhoi Su-24 Fencer jet, claiming the aircraft had repeatedly violated its air space.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said the jet had been attacked when it was 1 kilometer inside Syria. He warned of "serious consequences" and called it a “stab in the back” administered by "the accomplices of terrorists."
Russia has been conducting airstrikes on Daesh (ISIL) positions at the request of the Syrian government since September 30.
Commenting to Press TV on Thursday, Peretto said that “this really is a warning to Russia to stop interfering with operations by NATO to further destabilize Syria by terrorizing its population into fleeing the country in droves.”
“The proxies for these operations are what is called ISIS in the mainstream media,” he said, using an alternative acronym for the terrorist organization.
The analyst added that the Takfiri group is “sold to the [Western] public as a Muslim fundamentalist militant group whose goal is to establish a caliphate in defiance of Western foreign policy. In fact they are Western foreign policy.”
“Russia is legitimately trying to stop these Western proxies in order to help the terrorized Syrian people and to help their allies in Damascus hold onto power,” he noted.
“Meanwhile, the West is pretending to see ISIS as a terrorist threat while arming, funding, and leading these terrorists. This whole situation is a joke while real people are being victimized all in the name of regime change in Damascus,” Peretto said.
“If ISIS was truly a Muslim fundamentalist entity the West would eradicate them before they gained any strength and before they could actually hold any real estate. Also if they were independent of the West they would naturally declare Israel as their number one enemy and attack them,” he pointed out.
“They don't attack Israel because they are Israel, and they are the United States and they are NATO,” the commentator emphasized.
“Russia is independent of these criminal operations and they have chosen to coordinate strategic strikes against these criminals posing as Islamic fundamentalist terrorists,” he stated.
“Of course, this throws a monkey wrench into these operations but the West can't admit it because then they would be admitting that these are Western-led operations,” he said.
“So their only way to retaliate is to strike Russian aircraft claiming that they violated Turkish airspace. This would be equivalent to Britain shooting down a Canadian fighter during World War II for violating their airspace,” the journalist argued.
“If NATO is serious about fighting [Takfiri] terrorism why would they shoot down a Russian plane when Russia has been the only outside nation that is actually fighting the terrorists? The answer is because Turkey, the United States, Israel, Saudi Arabia, and NATO are the actual terrorists,” the American writer concluded.