This is horseshit. With all due respect FP, wanting revenge without killing is absurd,
So Russia moving an S-400 battery to Syria and shooting down two F-16s over Turkey and killing two Turkish pilots will solve everything?
The sheer absurdity of this situation when you have people shot down for something Turkey does day in, day out on other people's airspaces is staggering. It's absurd. Absurd. Not only that, but the whole welcome committee for the SAR wasn't exactly some mishap either.
The turkish air force has violated Greek airspace thousands of times a year for the last few years...
Russia should actually destroy all tourism industry in Turkey by various means for a starter.
I hope you mean by not going there on holiday rather than going with assault rifles and bombs...
Shouldn't this be rather taken as NATO shooting down a Russian plane and killing its personal? As such, Russia has the righteousness to strike back against NATO countries and its personal?
Also, what do you think Russia should do? Escalate and strike one of their air force bases maybe? That would be quite direct and decisive, but not that grand and lasting tho i think.
There is no benefit to Russia in killing Turkish pilots, but clearly they must now see Turkey as a supporter of its opponents in Syria and treat them as such.
I rather suspect cooperation with Turkey will grind to a halt... Turkey is of course entitled to its own interests and they clearly do not coincide with Russian interests in the region... but then Russia should not support the Turkish economy either as that is now not in their interests... perhaps pipelines can take different routes...
Look...i already said that i´m sorry for what happened and alot of my people share this idea. I find it strange that i must read here genocide comments from people who want our country destroyed and genocide put on us.
I suspect they were hoping for cooperation in dealing with terrorists in the country you share a border with.... instead a stab in the back. It is ok... you wanted to make a clear message to russia and you have. I am sure only cruise missiles and toss bomb attacks will be used near your borders so there will be no risk of Russian aircraft violating your precious air space.
Do you think if the situation was reversed and Russian fighters shot down turkish aircraft violating Syrian air space and did not apologise for the deaths of the Turkish aircrew that relations with Russia would stay the same? Honestly?
And please it would be nice if some here scale down their wishs for genocide and mass murder.
Russian forces are in the region to end a conflict, but if Turkey continues to support a terrorist organisation it will need to come to terms with the fact that at some stage it will get its fingers burned. This was a preemptive slap by Turkey... I doubt they will up and leave Syria.
Russia had similar events with much greater desaster. MH17 for example or the shot down of the korean 747
MH17 had nothing to do with the Russian military and the Korean airlines 007 was believed to be a US spy plane that had just flown over two of the most top secret Soviet military testing ranges. When they found out it was a civilian airliner they apologised.