Syria: We thought downed Turkish plane was Israeli

Information minister says Syrian forces may have mistaken Turkish jet they shot down for Israeli plane. Adds: We don’t want crisis


A Syrian minister is quoted as saying his country’s forces may have mistaken the Turkish plane they shot down for an Israeli one.

Syrian Information Minister Omran al-Zoebi was quoted as telling Turkish news channel A Haber in a telephone interview Wednesday that his country did “not want a crisis between Turkey and Syria.”

Al-Zoebi said Turkish and Israeli fighter jets were mostly US-made, which may have led the Syrian forces to mistake it for an Israeli jet.

Turkey warned Syria on Tuesday to keep its troops away from the countries’ troubled border or risk an armed response, an angry reply to the downing of the Turkish reconnaissance plane last week.

Syrian news outlets quoted a military expert as saying that the anti-aircraft weapons used to down the Turkish fighter jet last weekend were made in Iran, Al-Quds al-Arabi reported Wednesday.

According to the Arabic newspaper, the Syrian expert said Damascus purchased an Iranian-made anti-aircraft gun two years ago. He said the gun can be mounted on armored vehicles.

The expert said the downed Turkish jet flew at a low altitude so as not to be detected by the Syrian radar. However, the expert said, the Turkish crew was not aware that the Syrian air force was in possession of a weapon capable of intercepting planes flying at such a low altitude.

  1. #1 by Naeem on 06/28/2012 - 9:34

    Well israel infringe the territory of lebanon almost everyday, maybe it was the israeli’s and the turks took the rap.

  2. #2 by Al Hind Sipahi on 06/28/2012 - 9:34

    Syria must drag Israel into this conflict as it is them that are pulling the strings from the shadows.

    It was because of them that the Iraq war happened, it is because of them there is conflict in Pakistan and they played a key role in Libya.

  3. #3 by michael mazur on 06/29/2012 - 9:34

    Oh yes, Israel will infringe daily – laughing, and for the exhilaration of it, on the territory of any neighbor who simply can’t fight back, as in the chronic case of Lebanon.

    But there is absolutely no chance she will do this in the case of Syria for the reason that she wants to be the ‘man behind the curtain’ directing through the official international forums and the extant media organs and the legislative bodies the non Jews to do the ‘heavy lifting’ by the indirect and direct invasion of Syria.

    To be an overt player, even to the limited extent of flying close enough to warrant being shot at – or down, is to undermine the covert activities of the unseen hand, and so to therefore be expected to form part of the invasion force in no small measure.

    But that would be a violation of the very core that is their being, for the essence of the Jew is captured in the Mossad motto wreathed around their menorah,

    With clandestine terrorism we will conduct war

    Were Israel to have been the party who sent that F4 into Syrian airspace then it would have violated the spirit of this central tenet of what it is to be a Jew, for ‘clandestine terrorism’ is their specialty, whereas overt war is a goy folly, to be secretly directed by Jews.

    I await mass disaffection from Jewry by some decent sorts that surely must be there, but they are not doing it. I don’t really understand why there are not more than about five who have.

    Having that as background, i am sure the Syrian Information Minister didn’t get to be that without also an understanding of how a Jew operates, but wanting to cool things some, aired that maybe the Syrian defense forces thought they were Israeli.

  4. #4 by Isaac on 06/30/2012 - 9:34

    Syria has sophisticated and advanced weapons from Iran, Russia and may be China. Is a thing that the Parasitic entity of Israel were not aware of, according to the report. I think that is good that Syria and Iran keep many things in secret so the parasites will have a big surprise when they attack.

  5. #5 by ruby22-kate on 07/02/2012 - 9:34

    Turkey was the aggressor, with either US or Iz pulling the strings. The world is now officially upside down.

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