posted on Sep, 29 2012 @ 09:26 PM
This needs to be taken with a big grain of salt. The Syrian rebels have been caught faking several incidents already, and this could be another
First, within a very short time of the shoot down, Turkish naval forces were in the area. Why did they find no evidence of the crew ejecting?
Second, the crew was reportedly found in or extremely close to the wreckage, which included portions of uniform, and other debris that certainly would
have shown an ejection. How did the Syrians manage to get them back so close to the wreckage that the US ship, which had an expert deep salvage crew
on board, couldn't tell that they had ejected?
Third, and the biggest of all, Turkish and US forces were known to be in the area on intel gathering missions. This included a US Air Force RC-135.
The RC-135 is designed to eavesdrop on telephone calls, and intercept radio signals. How did this miss the automatic locator beacons that are
attached to ejection seats, and go off whenever the seat is launched from the aircraft? Or any other signal that the pilots could use to radio for
help. The Syrians would have had to have just about had the crew land on their boats to pull this off.