Once upon a time there were two bullies who had become good friends and so enjoyed locking up anyone who challenged their authority. They so enjoyed a good time together making fun of those damn “liberals” and their day was not complete without the imprisonment of some journalist who did not show respect for their authority. Alas, this great friendship is no more.
Turkish President Recep Erdogan supported the action of a Turkish plane which shot down a Russian fighter plane in Syria who had accidentally wandered into Turkish air space. Putin charged that Erdogan was aiding ISIS and buying their oil. His response: “If such a thing is proven, the nobility of our nation would require that I not stay in office.” He then challenged Putin: “Would you stay in office?” if you were wrong?