posted on Nov, 3 2013 @ 11:49 AM
Turkey is a NATO member.
That is the only reason Turkey didn't kick Israel's ass this year. So now can we leave Israel out of this?
I have to agree on this. Turkey has two rather dubious distinctions, when taken together.
First, they produce F-16 Fighter jets in their own factories, on their own Soil. (Licensed to do so by the U.S..which isn't a common thing)
Second, they have cracked and bypassed the IFF safeguards to be able to engage Israeli fighters, despite the system having been hard coded to prevent
allies from locking onto each other. Turkey has sworn they won't share that with other regional powers who also use the F-16.
So indeed, this would appear to be 100% and entirely about Russia and Turkey who share coasts on the Black Sea and never have been buddies, by any
stretch. It's a new development if Russia makes a habit of playing chicken with the Turkish Air Forces again, cold war style, IMO.