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NATO member shoots down Russian plane

Discussion in 'Personal' started by lanokia, Nov 24, 2015.

  1. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

  2. badpower

    badpower Occasional commenter

    Indeed
     
  3. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

  4. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

  5. Macrinus

    Macrinus Occasional commenter

    I guess that history shows us this is how world wars begin.
     
  6. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter




    I hope the pilot managed to escape.
     
  7. aspensquiver

    aspensquiver Star commenter

    The pilots ejected.
     
  8. aspensquiver

    aspensquiver Star commenter

    Funny, I sort of feel we are in a world war type situation already - 21st C style.
    Depressing.
     
    cassandramark2, kibosh and RedQuilt like this.
  9. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    I am surprised it has taken so long for something like this to happen. Hopefully they will talk, more jaw less war being the aim.:rolleyes:
     
  10. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Hmmm a world war...

    Well we have the 'sides' ... Russia with Iran, Iraq government and Syrian government with Hezbollah as a proxy force in Syria and Iraq.

    versus...

    Well, the 'West', Turkey who've invested quite a bit supporting anti-Assad forces only to see Russia destroying those forces, Saudi [who have done similar to Turkey] and possibly Israel [although they won't be too active but Israel would like to see Hezbollah taken out I'm sure]
     
  11. RedQuilt

    RedQuilt Star commenter

    One reported killed and the other in the hands of rebel forces :(
     
  12. rachel_g41

    rachel_g41 Established commenter

    I really did gasp out loud when I read this news.

    In an unfortunate misread of the autocue the Al-Jazeera newsreader right now reported that "Russian helicopters are currently bombing - sorry combing - the border area"

    Can this really be about the Kurds? Can Turkey not see a bigger picture?
     
  13. rachel_g41

    rachel_g41 Established commenter

    Very messy, I think the "West" would have been less timid on military intervention if they'd been able to make their minds up who were the goodies and who the baddies in all of this.
     
  14. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    I think Turkey is about to find out.
     
  15. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    It's all going swimmingly I see
     
    kibosh likes this.
  16. NellyFUF

    NellyFUF Lead commenter

    Oh for heaven's sake!
    I already had to take two emergency cats to the vet (do you ever get the feeling that are being judged for not cutting your cat's claws?). And then I had to adjust the straps on a toddler car seat.
    And now this!
    It's one thing after another.
    Perhaps Prince Charles is right. We could try bombing the whole middle east with parachute drops of bottled water. Maybe that will help.
    Stop shooting at each other. Stop it. Now.
     
  17. Macrinus

    Macrinus Occasional commenter

    I see you prefer the Scintillant/Corbyn approach of mediation with IS. Good luck with that.
     
  18. NellyFUF

    NellyFUF Lead commenter

    I do have unusual solutions. One is to resettle the refugees from Syria in Canada. Sorted.
    The other is to support the refugees to return and surround each and every fighting faction one by one until they lay down their arms. Support would be armed escorts.
    It makes as much sense as drifting into a final apocalypse. No one can win this one.
     
  19. aspensquiver

    aspensquiver Star commenter

    Oh.
    : (
     
  20. cissy3

    cissy3 Star commenter

    Latest BBC reports now saying that both were shot, as they parachuted to the ground, by Turkish militia.
     

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