reply to post by GrantedBail
WTH does Israel have to do with this?
I also want to know what this has to do with WW3.
The Russians are becoming more militarily active, which for some odd reason some people think every time a Russia jet flies, WW3 is about to start.
All the Russian's are doing is closing the gap which was created when the USSR collapsed. That caused their military to decay, with less aircraft
flying, ships at sea, exercises, etc.
The Russian's were flying in International airspace, close to Turkey. That's why Turkey scrambled jets.
Imo, GOOD. I hope the Russian's continue this, and even violate Turkish airspace with squadrons of armed fighters.
The Turks have been doing the exact same thing in the Aegean to Greece and in the Mediterranean to Cyprus for many years now, and recently they
started trying to antagonize Israel with the same tactics.
At the moment Israel and Greece are holding a series of joint military exercises in the Aegean and Mediterranean. Turkey attempts to interfere and
cause an incident, by either sending a vessel in the middle of these exercises, or by sending it's jets in.
Earlier in the year or last year(cant' remember exact date), Greece was holding live fire naval exercises.
Turkey with all it's infinite wisdom decided it would be a good idea to send a frigate in to the middle of the live fire exercises.
So, if the Russian's want to dish out some of Turkeys medicine back to it, GOOD.
Think of it like Karma in a way.
I wonder if oil and gas is discovered in the middle of the Black Sea, if Turkey will try claim that it's continental shelf and EEZ extend all the
way. I wonder if they'll risk pissing off Uncle Ivan, and risk Putin's wrath. Would be interesting to see...Uncle Ivan finally making another push
for Constantinople/Istanbul, and the straights...it is prophesied to happen.