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Turkey shoots down Russian plane

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by SnarkShark, Nov 24, 2015.

  1. SnarkShark

    SnarkShark Well-Known Member

    This is, uh, not good.

  2. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    One step closer to WWIII.
  3. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Nice friendly chat on this thread, if it's legit and shows one of the Russian pilots.

    Last edited: Nov 24, 2015
  4. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    Great timing, Thanksgiving this week and all. I always wondered when the turkeys would fight back.
  5. Brian

    Brian Well-Known Member

    "Gobble, gobble, motherfuckers."
  6. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Still doing vertical video in Turkey as well. WHEN IS THE WORLD GOING TO WAKE UP?
    bigpern23 and YankeeFan like this.
  7. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    If you've been following Russia's actions in Syria, it's not a big shock this happened. Russian planes have been flying over Turkey since it started, like an annoying neighborhood kid constantly jumping over Old Man Mustaf's fence. The Turks had told the Russians to cool it and they didn't, so Old Man Mustaf finally broke out the shotgun.
  8. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    While Erdogan's party has come back from the hung election of earlier this year, there's nothing like getting in a pissing match with the Russians to help boost popularity back home.

    Getting NATO involved now may encourage the Russians to cool it for a bit re: Turkey's airspace. The timing sucks coming so close to the Paris attacks when it finally appeared people were on the same page (even if reading from different paragraphs).
  9. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Embarrassing for Russia to get shot down by Turkey in outdated F-16s?
  10. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    Even worse, there are now reports that US backed Syrian rebels shot down Russian rescue copters at the crash site using weaponry supplied by us.
  11. SFIND

    SFIND Well-Known Member

    What's he going to do when Old Man Vladmir breaks out the nukes?
  12. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    I love that the Turkish government responded to Putin via Twitter. I'm guessing Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Biz Stone and Evan Williams had no idea Twitter would lead to WWIII when they founded the thing, but damn it, they should have seen this shit coming.
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