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Originally posted by Ben81
Originally posted by MattC
Seems the Syrian authority were quick to cool any tensions. Hope the apology goes over well:
Syrian authorities have apologized for taking down a military plane that had lost contact with the Turkish Armed Forces earlier today, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said.
Syria apologizes for taking down Turkish warplane: Turkish PMedit on 22-6-2012 by MattC because: (no reason given)
Pretty sure they didnt know it was a Turkish airplane
turkey was probably doing a reconaisance flight
If that plane was from the US .. we would be in war now
Originally posted by mkgandhas
good then syria should launch its entire chemical and biological arsenal on Turkey and Israel.Let the nuclear war begin.West has lived by the sword and will die by it.
Originally posted by PrinceDreamer
reply to post by Ben81
Why? If the plane was shot down over Syrian airspace then they had the right to shoot it down. A foreign country needs permission to fly their planes over a nations territory, if they don't seek that permission then it gets shot down and they are classed as the aggressors
Its why there wasn't a war when Iran shot a drone down, or when Russia shot down a blackbird, they shouldn't of been there in the first place.
CTV.ca News Staff
Date: Fri. Feb. 27 2009 10:56 PM ET
Moscow hit back at Defence Minister Peter MacKay on Friday, calling the minister's comments about the flight of two Russian bombers a "farce," the Russian news agency Ria Novosti reported Friday.
The rhetorical sparring comes after two long-range Russian bombers flew near Canadian airspace in the arctic less than 24 hours before President Barack Obama visited Ottawa on Feb. 19 - an occurrence which MacKay called a "strong coincidence."
Two Canadian CF-18 fighters intercepted the Russian aircraft and MacKay warned Russia on Friday to "back off" from flying near the Canadian border.
The incident has ignited a fierce debate about territorial sovereignty as European nations, Canada and the U.S. squabble about claims in the arctic.
But Russia sent a clear response to MacKay's warnings.
"The Canadian defense minister's statements concerning the flights of our long-haul aircraft are totally unclear," a Russian military source said Friday, adding that the flight was routine.