Saturday, November 28, 2015

Stumbling to War With Russia?

Via III Percent Patriots

Turkey’s decision to shoot down a Russian warplane was a provocative and portentous act.

That Sukhoi Su-24, which the Turks say intruded into their air space, crashed and burned — in Syria. One of the Russian pilots was executed while parachuting to safety. A Russian rescue helicopter was destroyed by rebels using a U.S. TOW missile. A Russian marine was killed.

“A stab in the back by the accomplices of terrorists,” said Vladimir Putin of the first downing of a Russian warplane by a NATO nation in half a century. Putin has a point, as the Russians are bombing rebels in northwest Syria, some of which are linked to al-Qaida.

As it is impossible to believe Turkish F-16 pilots would fire missiles at a Russian plane without authorization from President Tayyip Recep Erdogan, we must ask: Why did the Turkish autocrat do it?
Why is he risking a clash with Russia?


  1. "Has anyone thought this through?"

    Yes, but being of liberal mind, the sum of the equation will not be the one they're looking for.

    When the lunatics are driving the bus, it's time to take over, or jump off.

    Central Alabamaian

  2. What a bloody mess - and it's NATO/Obama/Erdogan doing the messing up. Here is a plausible take on the shooting down of the Russian jet. Just move the border and cry FOUL:

    1. Yup and hadn't heard this. Thanks.

  3. Obama and Erdogan are BFFs and fellow Jihadis - the sooner we understand that, the sooner we can start our own battle here in the USA.

  4. Of course obummer's guard gave the "greenlight" to take out the plane. When it comes to Syria or the Russians, I bet Erdogan doesn't fart without notifying the white house. We are playing both ends to the middle and this is a very dangerous strategy. It is very similar to Vietnam where the U.S. is backing one faction and the Russians another.

    1. It is very similar to Vietnam where the U.S. is backing one faction and the Russians another.

      Good point.