With that in mind check out these passages and make sure to read the entire article...
President Obama is finding himself dragged into a tense standoff between Russia and Turkey even as he struggles to keep the U.S. military focused on the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.Yeah. You read that right. The President is "struggling" to keep the US military focused? Are you freaking kidding me?
I'm trying to stay calm on this one but WHAT THE FUCK! If you've been a reader of my blog then you know that I slam military leadership on a regular basis. But the thought that they need to be focused on ISIS and that its a struggle to do so is nothing but politics at its worst.
But hold on. If you think the Obama Admin is saying maddening things then check out this statement from Turkey...
Istanbul said in a statement that the two SU-24 Russian aircraft were warned 10 times by radar over five minutes but that both jets proceeded to violate Turkish airspace for 17 seconds. One aircraft left, but the other one was shot down by Turkish F-16s conducting air patrols.That statement is enough to have me punching walls. The Turks do something idiotic and then attempt to hide behind NATO? We really need to get them out of the alliance and rethink our dealings with them.
"The violated airspace is also NATO airspace," Turkey's statement said.
We're reaching an interesting stage in the war against ISIS/Syria.