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Paris Attack, a spark to ignite WW3?

Tom Culshaw
Written by Tom Culshaw

Putin releases statement After Turkey Shot Down A Russian Plane

It seems the attack on Paris acted as ‘a pin being pulled’, releasing a global grenade. International warheads have no doubt been readied, and relationships between nations (already strained) are being tested. The funding for war is flooding in at a considerable rate. Budget cuts seem have been forgotten, and someone, somewhere is making ‘a lot’ of money in all this madness. Within the next few years, it will be unclear as to who ‘the enemy’ really is, and I’d hate to think mindless terrorists have rocked an already unstable alliance with China, Russia, and Turkey. How long before America get heavily involved I wonder? And who will suffer in the ‘crossfire’?

Following reports of the Turkish army allegedly shooting down a Russian jet this morning, Vladimir Putin has spoke out about the incident.

Putin has warned Turkey of ‘serious consequences’ and said in a statement that he feels his country has ‘been stabbed in the back. ‘

The loss today is a stab in the back, carried out by the accomplices of terrorists. I can’t describe it in any other way.

Putin said in a statement according to The Guardian

He feels a major injustice towards the bringing down of the aircraft as it supposedly posed no threat towards Turkey. It was shot whilst one kilometer inside the Syrian border and subsequently landed four kilometers inside Syria with the location of the two pilots who were on board unknown.

Our aircraft was downed over the territory of Syria, using air-to-air missile from a Turkish F-16. It fell on the Syrian territory 4km from Turkey. Neither our pilots nor our jet threatened the territory of Turkey. They are fighting terrorists in the northern areas around Latakia, where militants are located, mainly people who originated in Russia, and they were pursuing their direct duty, to make sure these people do not return to Russia. These are people who are clearly international terrorists.


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Accusing the Turks of assisting the terror of ISIS, the Russian leader urged the ‘international community’ to come together and fight what he labelled as ‘common evil’.

Today’s tragic event will have significant consequences, including for Russia-Turkish relations … Instead of immediately getting in contact with us, as far as we know, the Turkish side immediately turned to their partners from Nato to discuss this incident, as if we shot down their plane and not they ours. Do they want to make Nato serve ISIS? … We hope that the international community will find the strength to come together and fight against the common evil.

Reportedly Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called an emergency security meeting with Prime Minister Davutoglu and heads of intelligence.