Obama had the gall to criticize the Russian air mission as going after his fictional “moderate” terrorists. That was his official response to the Turkish shoot down of Russia’s plane.
Russia is now claiming a deliberate “ambush” of its SU-24. They accuse Turkey and its partners of protecting ISIS.
Nations are lining up to take sides.
Surprisingly France has sided with Russia on this question:
“President Hollande suggested measures to close the Turkish-Syrian border to stop the flow of militants and finances to terrorists. It’s remarkable that President Obama didn’t react to it. I believe it’s a good suggestion and that during the visit tomorrow President Hollande will tell us details. We are prepared to consider these measures in earnest. Many people say that sealing the border would effectively eliminate the terrorist threat in Syria,” Lavrov said.