"The Syrian Defense Ministry said the Turkish plane was hit over Syria's territorial waters Friday after it crossed into its territory about half a mile offshore, Syrian state media reported. The ministry said it discovered the plane was Turkish only after it had been shot down. Syrian officials characterized the shooting down of the jet as a protocol response to a violation of airspace, not an act of aggression against Turkey."
Comment: Definitely not good, lots of possiblilities here, some of which could involve NATO. I really was hoping to stay out of this one. We're in no shape to start up another major conflict much less one that could very well involve in the entire region. If we somehow get involved in this abortion we'll find ourselves in open conflict with Iran as well, since they have IRGC-Qods Force personnel on the ground as "advisors." Meanwhile we've already started our drawdown. However, if Turkey wants to go in there by themselves then more power to them!