[Rushtalk] Chilling Video May Show NATO Member State Greeting and Providing Refuge to ISIS Militants

Carl Spitzer lynux at keepandbeararms.com
Thu Dec 10 10:19:55 MST 2015

Chilling Video May Show NATO Member State Greeting and Providing Refuge
to ISIS Militants
Amateur video taken at the Turkish-Syrian border appears to show Turkish
soldiers greeting ISIS militants with open arms.
By Jay Syrmopoulos / The Free Thought Project 
December 2, 2015

The amateur footage reportedly shows ISIS militants and Turkish border
guards holding a relaxed conversation near the Syrian city of Kobane,
according to the Daily Mail. 
Photo Credit: screenshot via YouTube/bloodburgerearth

A video that seemingly bolsters Russian claims of Turkish government
complicity with the Islamic State, highlights the casual relations
between the terror group and Turkish officials.

Turkey has been accused of being one of the main benefactors of the ISIS
terror group, accused of providing logistics, financing and military
hardware. These accusations are particularly startling as Turkey is a
member of NATO, a collective security group obligated to go to war if a
member state is attacked. It would be a seemingly dangerous proposition
to allow a state that basically props up the Islamic State, which then
uses the group as a geopolitical weapon, to be in such a strategically
important group.

The amateur footage reportedly shows ISIS militants and Turkish border
guards holding a relaxed conversation near the Syrian city of Kobane,
according to the Daily Mail. The amateur footage, taken near Zarova Hill
on the outskirts of Kobane, was uploaded to YouTube on October 28, 2014.

According to the report in the Daily Mail:

        It appears to show two heavily armed militants wandering
        nonchalantly up to the Turkish border fence – displaying
        shocking bravado as they smile and wave at the camera.
        They are met by what appears to be a military vehicle full of
        security officials who, despite carrying weapons themselves, do
        little more than break into conversation with the jihadis, who
        eventually wander off back into Syria while shouting ‘Allahu
        The clip begins with the two apparent jihadists lighting fires
        near a group of cars, which are believed to have been abandoned
        by desperate Kurdish families who fled Kobane in recent weeks
        when ISIS militants stepped up their attacks on the city.
        After appearing to realise they are being filmed from inside
        Turkey, the pair start walking towards the border fence,
        stopping only to mockingly wave at the amateur filmmaker.
        As they reach the border fence, an armoured military vehicle
        belonging to Turkish border guards speeds up to meet them.
        Heavily armed officials jump out the back of the car and – after
        briefly talking on their radios, simply engage the men in
        At one point the situation appears tense and a border guard
        scampers towards the militants with his gun briefly raised, but
        he stops seconds later and also begins talking to the men.
        After several minutes chatting, the militants wander off,
        defiantly raising their index finger to the sky to represent
        jihadism while chanting ‘Allahu Akbar’ – a phrase that
        translates as ‘God is the greatest’.

The Turkish government has repeatedly been accused of being one of the
largest state sponsors of the Islamic State.

International security expert, Dr. Nafeez Ahmed, has repeatedly
documented the fact that Turkey acts as a state sponsor of ISIS.

According to a report in Insurge Intelligence by Dr. Ahmed:

        Earlier this year, the Turkish daily Meydan reported citing an
        Uighur source that more than 100,000 fake Turkish passports had
        been given to ISIS…
        A senior Western official familiar with a large cache of
        intelligence obtained this summer from a major raid on an ISIS
        safehouse told the Guardian that “direct dealings between
        Turkish officials and ranking ISIS members was now
        ‘undeniable.’” The same official confirmed that Turkey, a
        longstanding member of NATO, is not just supporting ISIS, but
        also other jihadist groups, including Ahrar al-Sham and Jabhat
        al-Nusra, al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria…
        Turkey has also played a key role in facilitating the life-blood
        of ISIS’ expansion: black market oil sales. Senior political and
        intelligence sources in Turkey and Iraq confirm that Turkish
        authorities have actively facilitated ISIS oil sales through the
        Last summer, Mehmet Ali Ediboglu, an MP from the main
        opposition, the Republican People’s Party, estimated the
        quantity of ISIS oil sales in Turkey at about $800 million —
        that was over a year ago.
        By now, this implies that Turkey has facilitated over $1 billion
        worth of black market ISIS oil sales to date.

Turkey is a neo-Islamist regime bent on taking out the Assad government
in Syria through the use of terrorist proxies and is working to defend
their terrorist allies in Syria.

After the downing of the Russian fighter jet, Russian President Vladimir
Putin very succinctly laid out what has been taking place, placing blame
directly on the Turkish government for the continued growth of the
Islamic State.

        “We have long been recording the movement of a large amount of
        oil and petroleum products to Turkey from Isis-occupied
        territories. This explains the significant funding the
        terrorists are receiving. Now they are stabbing us in the back
        by hitting our planes that are fighting terrorism. This is
        happening despite the agreement we have signed with our American
        partners to prevent air incidents, and, as you know, Turkey is
        among those who are supposed to be fighting terrorism within the
        American coalition…
        If Isis is making so much money – we are talking about tens or
        maybe even hundreds of millions, possibly billions of dollars –
        in oil trade and they are supported by the armed forces of an
        entire state, it is clear why they are being so daring and
        impudent, why they are killing people in such gruesome ways, why
        they are committing terrorist attacks all over the world,
        including in the heart of Europe,” Putin said.

The fact that NATO continues to allow membership by Turkey, after their
blatant support of the Islamic State, should raise serious questions as
to who we call our “allies.”

If the U.S. truly wants to stop the Islamic State then it would seem
logical to call Turkey out for its immense and continued state support
of ISIS/Daesh.

The fact remains that Turkey is one of the biggest supporters of global
terrorism and a member of NATO.

Will the Western world really allow itself be dragged into a potential
global war due to an alliance with the Turkish government who refuses to
cease their support for the Islamic State?

[Editor's note: According to the Daily Mail, which reported on this
story on October 28, the video in question has not been independently

Jay Syrmopoulos’ work has previously been published on BenSwann.com and
WeAreChange.org. Follow him on Twitter @sirmetropolis.

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