Yes, even huger. Is there such a word? As far as the RF chip mfgs are concerned, it will be a huge market for them.
I could be wrong, but in this case I tend to beleive Russian side of the story. After all, the plane was downed in Syrian territory, the pilots ejected (probably right after the plane was hit) and landed into Syrian territory. To me that says the plane was shot in Syrian airspace. Could they have strayed over into Turkish one before being shot, perhaps, but the remains tell otherwise. What I think happened here is that Russia was bombing anti-Assad rebels, which in this area were Turkmen. Turkey was protecting them and shot down a plane close to the border, knowing full well of anti-Russian hysteria in the West and who the West would blame. Turks have also, on a number of occasions attacked Kurdish forces, the ones we are supporting in Syria, and bombed on the Syrian territory by flying into it. So, who is to be believed here? I think Russia will want to pay Turkey back for this incident, but I hope it does not turn into a NATO vs Russia confrontation, because that would ultimately become a nuclear one. So, NATO should talk Turkey into apologizing for the incident and pay damages for their crime.
Russia could stay away from the NW Syria areas bordering Turkish borders, which then would establish a de-facto no-fly zone against Russian flights. Or, if you take this snippet from NBCNEWS article, it could do something else:
"Already furious with the Turks for shooting down their warplane, Rudskoy closed by declaring that "contacts with Turkey will be terminated at the military level."
Russia will also beef-up defenses at their Latakia air base in Syria and deploy the guided missile cruiser Moskva off the Syrian coast, Rudskoy vowed.
"We warn that every target posing a potential threat will be destroyed," Rudskoy said during the briefing."
This does not sound like they will back off.
Also, from another article:
"Mr Putin said the incident would have “serious consequences” for Moscow’s relationship with Ankara. “We understand that everyone has their own interests but we won’t allow such crimes to take place,” he said.
“We received a stab in the back from accomplices of terrorism.”
Mr Putin pressed Moscow’s version of the event, saying the jet was a kilometre away from the Turkish border when it was hit.
Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov cancelled a trip to Turkey planned for Wednesday."
For Nitwits on this Board: From a Reuters article:
-- Investors have been on edge about chance of more terror incidents following the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris.
-- Oil prices jumped and government debt prices edged up on Tuesday after Turkish jets shot down a Russian warplane
-- the dollar fell against the traditionally safe-haven Japanese yen, helping to push gold higher
-- Travel and leisure stocks fell after the U.S. State Department late on Monday warned U.S. citizens of the risk to worldwide travel posed by what it called increased terrorist threats.
Shares of United Continental (UAL.N), American Airlines (AAL.O) and Delta Air Lines (DAL.N) all were lower.
-- "Investors are worried that tensions could escalate."
-- DOLLAR FALLS
-- Gold rose
Huawei Plans Pan-European 5G Test Bed as Part of 5G-PPP 5GEx Project, Fierce Wireless, By Michael Carroll, 11/23/2015:
Huawei revealed it is working with 16 European operators, vendors, SMEs and academic institutions to establish a pan-European test bed to evaluate the potential of relevant technologies as part of the recently launched 5G Exchange (5GEx) project. The vendor said 5GEx was established in early October and is one of the first projects of the European Commission-backed 5G public private partnership (5G-PPP). The research project aims to drive deployment of 5G infrastructure and services throughout Europe by developing multi-domain orchestration for software-defined infrastructure.
Back by popular demand. Although this deals with Q3 results, it still is showing a trend and realignment of smartphone makers. Now, the results in Q3 should not be the end all results for both APPL and Samsung, as well as Huawei got their newer phones into the market after Q3 (Sept quarter) was over. Also, while I don't agree Huawei will remain a low-cost smartphone maker forever, the Samsung seems to be in need and is going down in price to keep their market share. Not in the article but take it from me, it's true.
Apple iPhone 6 Smartphone Sales Gain on Samsung in Q3, Investor’s Business Daily, By Brian Deagon, 11/20/2015:
Samsung remains the global leader in smartphones but Apple shipments rose at a faster clip in the third quarter. Apple smartphone shipments rose 21% to 46 million in Q3 from Q3 2014. Samsung shipments rose 15% to 83.6 million, according to research firm Gartner. China-based Huawei, a provider of low-cost smartphones, continued its growth momentum, as unit shipments rose 71% in Q3, driven by smartphone sales in China and Europe.
Hear Hear Cheetah!
The situation in Middle East, a very dangerous geopolitical one, will start affecting the market. The market has ignored it for a long a time but it may not be able to do so forever. French and Belgian economies are already being affected. Turkish is joining in. Who is next?
So now, you, mstaley, will be deciding what's OK and what's not OK. Give it up and take it like a man that your mother always wanted you to be!
I hope they are clearing the deck for retaliation. [Keep hitting the thumbs down, it just makes me post more of this stuff. "nitwits" lol]
Russians should avoid travel to Turkey, FM says after Su-24 incident
DEBKAfile November 24, 2015, 6:16 PM (IDT)
Just hours after the downing of a Russian warplane by the Turkish air force on Tuesday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called on Russian citizens not to visit Turkey for tourism or any other purpose for the time being. He added that he was cancelling his scheduled trip to Istanbul for a meeting with his Turkish counterpart.
The stopping of Russian tourist visits to Turkey would be a major blow to the Turkish economy, as millions of Russians visit the country each year.
Ankara says that the Su-24 jet violated its airspace, while Moscow claims it was shot down in Syrian territory.
Syrian Turkmen brigades executed Russian pilots, top officer says
DEBKAfile November 24, 2015, 5:23 PM (IDT)
The deputy commander of the Syrian Turkmen brigades, a rebel group, said his fighters executed the pilots of the Russian Su-24 warplane that was shot down by Turkish F-16 jets on Tuesday morning. He said the fighters were from the Alwiya al-Ashar, or the 10th Brigade, of the Syrian Turkmen army.
DEBKAfile's intelligence and counterterror sources: The issue of who executed the pilots is very important, as some of the Turkmen brigades are pro-Western ones, like the 10th Brigade that fights alongside the US-backed Free Syrian Army, and others, especially the one based near Raqqa, the de facto ISIS capital in Syria, are linked to the terrorist organization or to the Al-Nusra Front, Al-Qaeda's branch in Syria.
The Russian defense ministry ran photos Friday of Russian technicians loading bombs on the Tupolev 95 bombers (dubbed “Bears” in the West). Ground crews marked the bombs “For ours,” and “For Paris.”
Last Tuesday, our military sources first revealed that the Tupolev’s were taking off from Morozovsk air base in the Rostov district of southern Russia instead of from the Russian military enclave outside the Syrian town of Latakia.
Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu reported Friday that 15 Syrian oil facilities seized by ISIS had been destroyed this week and 525 of their trucks, costing the jihadists $1.5 million a day in revenue.
As for casualties, the published figure of 600 jihadists killed in one day is probably far below the real figure. Our sources report that the Islamist terrorists’ death toll most probably runs into thousands with many more injured.
To sustain the hectic tempo of its aerial war, Moscow has doubled the number of bombers assigned to Syria from 34 two weeks ago to 69 by Saturday, Nov. 21.
Our military sources add that this augmented air power allows the Russians to expand their targets to other parts of Syria. On Friday, they renewed sorties against Syrian rebel forces holding the southern town of Deraa near the Jordanian border.
Massive Russian blanket air bombardment is flattening Raqqa
DEBKAfile Special Report November 21, 2015, 1:05 PM (IDT)
Russia has launched a merciless blanket air campaign, backed by Kalibr cruise missiles fired from the Caspian and Mediterranean Seas, for the object of wiping the Islamic State’s Syrian center of Raqqa off the map, DEBKAfile’s military sources report.
Western and Middle East sources tracking the campaign since Friday, Nov. 20, report that at least 75 air sorties have been conducted and are systematically razing the town of 200,000 inhabitants 160km east of Aleppo, district by district, irrespective of civilian town dwellers.
Moscow wants the entire Middle East and Muslim world to see the price exacted for launching a terrorist attack on Russia after the downing of the Metrojet airliner that killed 224 people over Egyptian Sinai on Oct. 31. Russian bombers and cruise missiles rained death and destruction on the ISIS administration center after the jihadists claimed responsibility for that disaster and published photos of a soft drink can claimed to have been rigged as a bomb for blowing the plane up.
When the Russians are done, the town will be a pile of rubble, an intelligence source told DEBKAfile.
Socially liberal and financially conservative, mistaley. LOL. You just can't fit people into party lines. That would be stupid.
LOL I suppose you were answering my question where is Germany in all of this. Germany has very low birth rate and in order to grow their economy it needs fresh workforce. Couldn't they take our Latinos instead? They don't go around killing innocents while screaming Allah Akbar.