Originally posted by MidnightTide
The Russians have been probing Canadian airspace for years, we haven't shot any of their aircraft down. (inb4 derr Canadian Air Force jokes) Syria
didn't HAVE to shoot anything down. Would have been in their best interest not to, just record what happened and tell the public about it.
But Turkey will be asking for Article 5 of NATO:
Article 5 is at the basis of a fundamental principle of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. It provides that if a NATO Ally is the victim of an
armed attack, each and every other member of the Alliance will consider this act of violence as an armed attack against all members and will take the
actions it deems necessary to assist the Ally attacked. This is the principle of collective defense.
Turkey: NATO should view Syria as attacking it
ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey said Monday it would push NATO to consider Syria's downing of a Turkish jet as an attack on the whole military
edit on 25-6-2012 by MidnightTide because: (no reason given)
Tell who's public their own, not like msm is going to give them any air play now is it.
Why would they not shoot it down, turkey has apparently been regularly violating their air space is actively involved in assisting rebels & probably a
hell of a lot of espionage to incur decent and defection of Syrian forces. So if turkey wants to view it as anything they can view it as justifiable
retaliation for their acts of war and perhaps NATO can bomb Turkey.
So an unarmed training flight "accidentally crosses into Syrian air space & from reports not for the first time, yeah & Saddam had WOMD's too.
Give me a break this isn't a fly by of Disney land there are regular border clashes the world is building against them, and they feel the noose
tightening, I think someone wanted to see how far they could push before someone shoved back and that's just what Syria did. Stop pushing me, Stop
pushing me, STOP PUSHING ME, POW right in the kisser I told you to stop pushing me.
To compare this with Russian entering Canadian air space is a joke plain and simple, lets up the anti a bit and say America and Mexico similar
situation, here is the plot you tell me how America would react.
America only has limited radar capability and the diff between crossing a border is a km, no time to see something coming from 200km out to sea and
issue repeated warnings scramble you fighters or any other fancy tricks not available to Syria.
Now Mexico has spent the last decade crushing your allies and repeatedly calling/causing war with them & you instilling their own chosen leaders in
Mexico has imposed sanctions on your country and is doing everything it can to have Obama removed, including starting a civil war, arming terrorists
inside the US fabricating stories of mass murder by the POTUS to show the world and calling on international bodies to enter the US and destroy your
military capabilities then remove Obama & his henchmen.
Now Mexico & it's allies repeatedly fly spy planes over the US (an illegal act & justification for war) they start to cut of US supplies including the
Military assistance your legitimate allies are providing.
Mexican and US forces start using small arms and even artillery on each other in regular small instances, Mexican air force then repeatedly crosses
the US border cause pilots in such a WAR zone always forget how close they are to enemy territory and Mexican ground systems never monitor question or
alert them when they might be pushing the limits.
Anybody who thinks the US wouldn't shoot first ask Q's later needs to put the crack pipe down, I mean maybe Syria should just let foreign fighter jets
buzz Damascus before reacting.
I refuse to believe with the current climate in the region, the preparations for war and the level of intelligence one would assume required to make
it to a fighter pilot that this was a mistake, and instead a deliberate act of antagonism either by a lone suicidal pilot or more likely those higher
up who viewed him as expendable.
Turkey should ask forgiveness and be glad that was Syria's only response to such an act of aggression.
edit on 25-6-2012 by WorkingClassMan because: (no reason given)