Georgia Saint, excellent analysis, it’s quite possible that this could become the prelude to ww3. As an alternate scenario, a certain “side” could want to drag Russia into an enhanced engagement by manipulating the events through the rather irrational shooting down of that airplane, and the callous killing of a parachuting pilot. I personally don’t buy the whole “accident” theory, I believe it’s deliberate and only one move in the increasingly complex game of chess. Even if they manage to defuse / de-escalate the whole mess, it still sets a dangerous precedent and also the missile batteries placed in Syria stay. All in all, bad news for all involved. Each day that passes, I see the chance for peace fleeting away like a bird scared away from sounds of fireworks. I hope that I’m wrong.
I have added to emotional preparing in my daily routines.