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Very interesting analysis, including the part about building (or not) a pipeline from Qatar to Europe. At least in part, it does go back to the 40 year old movie “Three Days of the Condor” – it is largely about oil. I also appreciated her comments regarding a “sign off” by NATO (which of course would include Erdogan’s buddy Obama) before the Russian aircraft was shot down. If anyone’s not looked at the map of what the alleged incursion consisted of, she is spot-on regarding the total inappropriateness of the shoot-down. The incursion, if it even happened, was only 17 seconds according to Turkey, and was across a tiny 2-mile wide outcropping of Turkish territory – not a straight in incursion to the main land mass with an attempted 180° turn to get back out – just a straight shot across a tiny piece of land.