I watched the BBC Ten O'clock News tonight which included a report regarding this incident from the BBC's foreign correspondent, Jeremy Bowen. Twice he stated that the plane was carrying Medical supplies and quickly corrected himself by emphasising Military supplies. This proves that BBC correspondents are implicit in reporting Western lies and propaganda regarding Syria. I will try and post a video of this tomorrow. J.H.
From the BBC Headlies website:
A Syrian-bound plane intercepted by Turkey was carrying Russian-made defence equipment destined for Syria's defence ministry, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said."Passenger aircraft cannot carry ammunition and defence equipment," Mr Erdogan said, adding: "Unfortunately there was such equipment on board."
Turkish jets forced the plane, coming from Moscow, to land in Ankara. Syria has accused Mr Erdogan of lying, saying the charge "lacks credibility".
Both Damascus and Russia have denied the plane was carrying illegal cargo and accused Turkey of putting lives in danger.
Tensions were already high between Turkey and Syria, following the deaths of five Turkish civilians by shelling from across the border last week. Turkey has returned fire, and on Wednesday its top military commander warned Ankara would respond with greater force if the shelling continued.
In Syria itself, a huge explosion has hit near a state security building in the centre of the capital, Damascus. State media said two people had been injured in the attack, which it blamed on "terrorists". More lies...