Sunday, November 29, 2015

Putin's Hannibal Directive

Reuters --

Officials at the Russian defense ministry could not immediately be reached for comment. Syrians in rebel-held areas of northwestern Syria near the Turkish frontier have reported intensified air strikes in the days since Turkey downed a Russian warplane near the border. 

Since the plane was not shot down by Syrian rebels, there's no direct military rationale to intensify air strikes after the shoot-down. It could of course be revenge, which would be a war crime.

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