The New York Times reports on the Turkish F4 fighter plane (upgraded by Israel). Though

Turkey says the airplane was over international waters when it was shot down after straying briefly into Syrian airspace. [Syrian spokesman, Jihad Makdissi said] “We had to react immediately. … Even if the plane was Syrian we would have shot it down.”

Yeah, right. That makes it okay.

Mr. Makdissi’s comments came a day before emergency talks at NATO headquarters in Brussels over the episode. … Referring to the NATO gathering, Mr. Makdissi said that “if the goal of that meeting is aggression, we say that Syrian airspace, territory and waters are sacred.”

Something missing here … oh, its people. Guess they’re profane to President Assad. Not to mention disposable.

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