A Pentagon official has told Sputnik News that US military personnel were not involved in the shooting down of the Russian Su-24 military aircraft in Syria.
According to the official Washington has a robust presence in Turkey and closely monitors all regional activities.
Even though the U.S. and Russia are unwilling to cross swords at the moment, the possibility still remains considering that other parties involved in the incident are acting very foolishly; reminiscence of Stanley Kubrick’s 1964 film, Dr. Strangelove.
Sputnik News reports:
“Our Turkish Allies informed us that their military aircraft shot down a Russian military aircraft near the Syrian border after it violated Turkish airspace on Tuesday. At this time, we can confirm that US forces were not involved in this incident,” the official said.
The US is currently unable to confirm that the downing of the Russian Su-24 Fencer jet by Turkey’s forces took place in the Turkish airspace as it is still analyzing the data from its radars, Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve spokesperson Col. Steve Warren told reporters on Tuesday.
“We are still gathering all the facts and looking at all the details. As you know, in some of these remote regions, mountainous areas <…> is often difficult to know exactly where the border is,” Warren said when asked whether the Pentagon believes that the incident occurred in the Turkish airspace. “We are still analyzing all of our data.”
A Russian Su-24 Fencer jet crashed in Syria earlier in the day with two people aboard. Ankara claims Turkish F-16s shot down the plane because it violated the country’s airspace.
Investigating Truth YouTube video:
In 1964, with the Cuban Missile Crisis fresh in viewers minds, the Cold War at its frostiest, and the hydrogen bomb relatively new and frightening, Stanley Kubrick dared to make a film about what could happen if the wrong person pushed the wrong button — and played the situation for laughs. Dr. Strangeloves jet-black satire (from a script by director Stanley Kubrick, Peter George, and Terry Southern) and a host of superb comic performances (including three from Peter Sellers) have kept the film fresh and entertaining, even as its issues have become (slightly) less timely. Loaded with thermonuclear weapons, a U.S. bomber piloted by Maj. T.J. King Kong (Slim Pickens) is on a routine flight pattern near the Soviet Union when they receive orders to commence Wing Attack Plan R, best summarized by Maj. Kong as Nuclear combat! Toe to toe with the Russkies!
“Gentlemen. You can’t fight in here. This is the War Room!”
Kuff1 YouTube video:
One of the best film quotes of all time. From the film Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
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