If it’s not Iran making dangerous close encounters with America it’s Russia. According to a new report, A Russian fighter jet carried out an intercept of US spy plane flying over the Black Sea, according to US Defense officials, cited by the Reuters news agency. A Russian fighter jet intercepted a US spy plane flying over the Black Sea, according to US Defense officials cited by the Reuters news agency.
The fear of World War 3 involving nuclear-armed China and the United States remains a dangerous possibility as China flexes its muscles in the South China Sea and East China Sea.
Despite last month’s ruling in The Hague which struck down Beijing’s claims to almost the entire South China Sea, China remains defiant in responding to the United States, and their allies Japan and the Philippines.
North Korea on Saturday threatened to aim fire at the lighting equipment used by “provocative” American and South Korean troops at a truce village inside the Demilitarized Zone that divides the two Koreas.
On Wednesday, Turkish tanks rolled across the Syrian border, and they were accompanied by radical Islamic Syrian rebels that want to ultimately overthrow the Assad regime. This invasion was conducted under the code name “Euphrates Shield”, and it was supported by airstrikes from A-10s and F-16s that are part of the U.S.-led coalition that has been conducting airstrikes against ISIS targets in the region. The mainstream media in the United States has been very quiet about this escalation of the conflict in Syria, but things are much different in the rest of the world. For example, a major Israeli news source announced the attack this way: “Turkey invades Syria“. And without a doubt, that is precisely what is taking place. The Syrian government denounced this move by Turkey as a “blatant breach to its sovereignty”, and the Russians are deeply alarmed. The farther Turkish forces push into northern Syria, the more likely they will be to encounter Syrian or Russian forces, and one bad move could result in the outbreak of World War 3 in the Middle East.