Category Archives: Turkey downs Russian jet

News flashes for the New Year

No time for news summaries, commentaries, or analysis, but I thought I’d link up some good articles found over the last week or so. I’ll start off with some “archival” material; Here’s a transcript from Gen Wesley Clark’s exposition of … Continue reading

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Putin Makes an Example of Turkey’s Back-Stabbing: Why the US and West Should Pay Close Attention

This article has been published at Sott.Net, a site I cite quite a lot: http://www.sott.net/article/307397-Putin-makes-an-example-of-Turkeys-back-stabbing-Why-the-US-and-West-should-pay-close-attention First the facts: the toll is settled. Two Russians are dead, and a Su-24 fighter-bomber and Russian helicopter that arrived in relief are down. A marine … Continue reading

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Turkey’s Act of War: A Boiling Pot of Frogs and Hawks

The main US press and what Goggled News turns up about the Russian side of the story takes up 0 bytes. Oh, except for anything that might be interpreted as threats and “name-calling”. US-led “ambivalent alliance” provocateurs have been encouraged … Continue reading

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Erdogan invites a Turkey-shoot; Putin charges “back-stabbing”

Look at this map. The Russian SU-24 shot down 4 km inside Syria passed over a tiny tip of Turkey that protrudes into Syria. As Putin said, the jet obviously posed no threat to Turkey. A Turkish F-16 shot it down anyway, … Continue reading

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