I don’t know about you all, but I’m feeling really good about where things are headed:
NATO has condemned Russian incursions into Turkish airspace as an “extreme danger” and demanded that Moscow halt all attacks against the Syrian opposition and civilians.
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The alliance summoned the ambassadors of its 28 member states on Monday for an emergency meeting to respond to what Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg called “unacceptable violations of Turkish airspace”.
“[We] strongly protest these violations of Turkish sovereign airspace and condemn these incursions into and violations of NATO airspace. [We] also note the extreme danger of such irresponsible behaviour,” NATO said after the emergency meeting.
See, on Saturday a Russian aircraft slipped over the border into Turkish airspace, in what was surely a mistake of some kind (I don’t think Russia is trying to precipitate World War III), but mistake or not Turkey scrambled two fighters to intercept, as one might when one’s airspace has been violated. We here at “and that’s the way it was” have been able to obtain some exclusive footage of the incident:
What an exciting time to be alive. Nothing to worry about here at all.
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