This is not hyperbole: A state of war now exists between Russia and her allies and the United States and her allies.
If there is anyone left alive to write history in a decade, today’s shoot down of a Russian fighter jet could very well be viewed as the trigger event which set off World War III.
Russian Su-24 Fighter Jet Shot Down Over Syrian Airspace
In a potential Archduke Francis Ferdinand moment, Turkey is admitting to shooting down a Russian fighter plane a few hours ago.
Russian governmental officials are claiming that Russia did not violate Turkish airspace and has mission data to prove this is the case. Conversely, RT is claiming that it’s confirmed that the plane came down in Syrian territory. If the Russians are correct, and the evidence appears to be on their side, then NATO just started World War III.
Regardless of how this incident is spun, the unmistakble fact is that Turkey, a member of NATO, intentionally shot down a Russian fighter jet involved in combat operations against ISIS terrorists is absolute proof that Turkey is coordinating with ISIS forces on the ground, but it is also providing air defense services ISIS on the ground. This event signals clear division of forces operating in Syria where now a state of war exists between Russia and her allies and the United States and her allies.
At this point, it is important to note that the conflicts are still between the proxy forces of both Russia and the United States. However, logic would dictate that it is merely a matter of time until these “confrontations” begin to involve US forces and the Russian military. When that day comes, the events will quickly spill out of control.
Before the implications are unraveled in this article, it is important to put the facts into perspective with regard to common perceptions coming out of the Middle East and Russia. Below are two tweets which immediately frame the issue that the shoot down of the Russian plane was an act of NATO aggression towards Russia. I would remind the reader that I have taken a hard line against Putin who is a thug and a murderer. However, in this instance, the United States, through her proxy forces in Turkey that actively supports ISIS, just committed a bold-faced act of war.
#SYRIA Russian aircraft Su-24 crashed in Syria. According to the preliminary data, the pilots managed to eject from the warplane
This is the manner in which the Russian media is portraying this event. And I have concluded, that their position is the closest to the truth of all the accounts that are beginning to surface.
Breaking…… Twitter accounts are reporting that one of the two shot-down Russian pilots is dead.
Yury Barmin Retweeted الاعلامي انس معراوي
One of 2 Russian pilots is dead. Russian helicopters tried to evacuate both of them but were shot at from the ground
The events connected to this incident are spinning out of control. It has been announced that Putin will be addressing the world today. Please note, that he did not offer a public statement when the Russian airliner was shot down.
If one is naive and ignorant enough to believe that the Syrian conflict has not evolved into a war between Russia and the United States, then you might want to review your World War II history and review the Flying Tigers opposition to Japanese imperialism in China, prior to December 7, 1941. This is exactly what we are witnessing in Syria, only on a larger and more significant stage.
I predict what will be missing in the analyses of this event will be the absence of a solid conceptual framework from which to properly view the context of this event.