Just a quick update on that Syrian shoot down of an unarmed Turkish military jet on Friday. Here’s a new press release from Turkish Foreign Ministry. The Turks still seem strongly inclined to prevent an escalation of the situation. But Turkey now says the plane was flying in international waters. Contrary to initial reports, neither of the two crew members has been recovered. So one assumes they both died.
If both crewmen died, that makes it significantly more difficult to overlook.
For more on the incident, if you haven’t, please be sure to read this reader email from Friday given important context to what happened and the nature of the response.
Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.