Putin versus Erdogan. Two dictators having a spat is not a pretty sight.
As the Diego Costa of international relations, Mr Putin faces the problem of a lack of credibility when he cries wolf.
As the kids say, “sh*t just got real” for Russia’s Eternal President.
I’m no friend of Erdogan (who himself is a very bad actor), but Mr Putin was warned about violating Turkey’s airspace (I believe when Russia’s model airplane/drone was shot down a few months ago). Now, he’s been taught a harsh lesson in the meaning of respect for the sovereignty of other nations, something he’s wilfully ignored in Ukraine.
It’s ironic to hear the Black Hand of Donetsk use the language of “stab in the back.” All of this could have been avoided if Mr Putin had respected the international law of sovereignty.
US versus Syrian refugees. Caterwauling emocons are afraid of their own shadows.