But in this war against "radical Islamic terrorism," who is the real ally: Erdogan, who has been aiding and abetting Islamic jihadists in Syria, or Putin, who has been bombing them?
PJB - here.
According to the AIS tracking system for the movement of maritime vessels, only Turkish vessels are moving along the Bosphorus, and in the Dardanelles there is no movement of any shipping at all. - here.
Russia outfits war planes with air-to-air missiles - here.
There is little the average American can do to prevent what appears to be an imminent clash that reaches from Europe to the borders of Russia-proper. Many special and national interests appear to want such a fight.
Ask yourself what a US-Russia scrum in that part of the world looks like here in America...