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?”

Turkey downs Russian warplane in Syria; Putin warns of ‘serious consequences’

“We will never tolerate such crimes like the one committed today,” Putin

File picture of a Sukhoi Su-24 jet fighter dropping flares during a joint Kazakh-Russian military exercise at Otar military range, west of Almaty

Turkey shot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian border on Tuesday, saying it had repeatedly violated its air space, one of the most serious publicly acknowledged clashes between a NATO member country and Russia for Continue reading “Turkey downs Russian warplane in Syria; Putin warns of ‘serious consequences’”