On the brink of World War III

It appears Turkey has deliberately and with authorization from the top levels of government shot down a Russian military aircraft over Syrian airspace. Forces on the ground shot the pilot after he ejected, and the pilot was dead before he hit the ground.

This is an act of war against Russia.

Turkey is a member of NATO.

If Russia chooses war with Turkey in response, the NATO alliance is likely -- barring some fine print somewhere -- obligated to defend Turkey.

This situation is beginning to disturb my calm.

UPDATE: Russian legislator threatens Turkey with nuclear strike.

This entry was published Tue Nov 24 14:12:02 CST 2015 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2015-11-28 15:11:23.0. [Tweet]

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