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  •  I think this was a set-up by Turkey and NATO. (0+ / 0-)

    They sent that plane in there to get shot down.  And it's not like I'm an anti-interventionist.  

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    by Rich in PA on Mon Jun 25, 2012 at 09:15:00 AM PDT

    •  No, they didn't expect the plane to be shot (3+ / 0-)
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      down without warning.  The two planes (there were two) may well have been probing Syrian air defenses.  But I agree with the Turks that a warning needed to have been given, since the two countries were not in a state of war.

    •  That makes absolutly no sense. (3+ / 0-)

      What are they 'setting up'. Turkey has clearly no interest in intervening in directly in Syria. The Syrians have already provided plenty of justification for Turkish reprisals, if the Turks had any interest in doing so.

      Why would Turkey and NATO do this?

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      by OIL GUY on Mon Jun 25, 2012 at 09:45:14 AM PDT

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    •  And of course they could count on (4+ / 0-)

      Syria shooting down an unarmed plane that had taken no hostile action a mile inside their air space rather than escorting it to the ground or out of their air space.

      Do you have anything to back up what you think other than opinion?

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      by Clay Claiborne on Mon Jun 25, 2012 at 11:02:17 AM PDT

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    •  Turkey could not know Syria would shoot (0+ / 0-)

      Pretty thin gruel for a Clever Gambit. The Syrians get on the radio instead of shooting and say "get out of here". There is no way for the Turkish schemers to know what syria would do.

      Hindsight isn't always 20/20 it is sometimes misleading.

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