Erdogan threatens Putin: We will still fly into Syria

Erdogan says he will start war if Russia takes down a Turkish plane flying in Syrian airspace

Tayyip Erdogan2

As Putin takes measures to enact economic sanctions against Turkey and has already increased his military presence in the region in a big way in response to Turkey shooting down the Russian bomber last week, Erdogan, in what can only be described as maniacal behavior, Continue reading “Erdogan threatens Putin: We will still fly into Syria”

Putin approves sanctions against Turkey

Putin responds to the downing of the Russian bomber in Syria

Putin attends video conference with Russia's personnel engaged in Syria military operation at Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree imposing a package of economic sanctions against Turkey following its downing of a Russian Su-24 bomber in Syria. The measures include Continue reading “Putin approves sanctions against Turkey”

Top U.S. Air Commander to Fox News – Turkey’s shootdown of Russian jet “had to be pre-planned”

Anyway you look at it, it was “still a war crime”

Lt General Thomas McInerny


Lt. General Tom McInerney is an expert on handling threats from fighter jets.  In is role as Norad commander for Alaska, McInerney dealt with more Russian fighter jet (which he calls “bear penetrations”) than anyone else in the world.

Yesterday, McInerney told Fox News – much to the surprise of the reporter Continue reading “Top U.S. Air Commander to Fox News – Turkey’s shootdown of Russian jet “had to be pre-planned””

Russia, Turkey, the US and…Crimea? Are they connected?

A Russian warplane, US missiles, Turkish militia, a  Russian pilot shot in cold blood; how does this connect to Crimea?  Maybe the timeline is revealing.

Russia's Defence Ministry handout photo shows pilots of Russian Sukhoi Su-24 fighter jet preparing before flight at Hmeymim air base near Latakia in Syria

November 25, 2015 – The disturbing events of the past week are not going to provide any comfort as we look a bit more closely.  Might these events be connected?  It seems they may. Continue reading “Russia, Turkey, the US and…Crimea? Are they connected?”