Turkey Shoots Down Russian Plane, Putin Calls it a ‘Stab in the Back’

Turkey Shoots Down Russian Plane, Putin Calls it a ‘Stab in the Back’

Turkey Shoots Down Russian Plane, Putin Calls it a ‘Stab in the Back’

Well folks, I don’t know about you, but it certainly seems like the world is headed for a massive conflict as things continue to disintegrate in the Middle East.

A Russian fighter jet was shot down by Turkish military jets after getting too close to the border between Syria and Turkey.

It’s safe to say Putin’s not happy.

From ABC News:

Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused Turkey of a “stab in the back” and warned of “serious consequences” after Turkish military jets today shot down a Russian fighter plane close to the border between Syria and Turkey.

The Russian Su-24 jet was hit by rockets fired from Turkish F16s as it conducted airstrikes on militants in northwest Syria. Turkish officials have said the plane violated Turkey’s airspace and that its jets had warned the Russian plane repeatedly to leave.

“Today’s losses is connected with a blow, that was delivered as a stab in the back by the accomplices of terrorists. I cannot qualify what happened today in any other way,” Putin said during a televised meeting with King Abdullah of Jordan.

Turkish officials told the United States they shot down the plane after it entered their airspace, two U.S. officials told ABC News. No U.S. forces were involved in the incident, both officials said.

Putin said the Russian plane was operating less than a mile inside the Syrian side of the border when it was hit and Russian officials have said it never crossed into Turkish airspace. Putin said the plane had been striking ISIS militants and had posed no threat to Turkey, which he said was “an obvious fact.”

As of now, the fate of both pilots is unknown, although rebels in the area claim to have found one of them dead.

This is what happens when you allow a group like ISIS to go unchecked for so long, especially when they have a dangerous ideology they’re completely sold out to.

 

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