Has WWIII just had its triggering moment, ala the assassination of Austrian Archduke Ferdinand which triggered WWI?
Breaking news from Reuters indicates Syria has just shot down a Turkish F-4 fighter jet.
Turkey happens to be a NATO ally, and Syria happens to be backed by Iran, Russia, and China.
So much for sub $80 oil and credit default swaps as the biggest risk to humanity.
(Reuters) – Syria shot down a Turkish warplane over the Mediterranean on Friday, risking a new crisis between Middle Eastern neighbours already at bitter odds over a 16-month-old revolt against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said Syria had admitted it had shot down the plane and apologised, BBC Monitoring reported, citing Turkey’s state news agency Anatolia.