My read is this isn’t casus belli on it’s own, even if the jet was in Turkish airspace, but that this could easily lead to an escalation up to the point of armed conflict. Turkey has been the country to watch in it’s interactions with Syria this whole time; the only country that could plausibly intervene. As this article reminds us though, Turkey is a founding NATO member and an attack on one is an attack on all. If Syria acts too aggressively or attempts a preemptory strike then that could trigger one hell of a response.
shit you guys, Syria shot down a Turkish fighter yesterday. This could lead to a whole new phase of escalation. Might even be a pretense for military action against Syria if the jet was in Turkish airspace. Story developing…
This is why I love Vogue they photograph real women in power
Didn’t they do a glowing article about the Syrian first lady? But I do love Susan Rice. Anyone else think she’s going to be the next Secretary of State after Clinton retires?