[So was this announcement made before or after Turkey forced down a plane from Moscow to Syria?]
I don’t know but I would guess Turkey got the intelligence tip from the U.S. or NATO and Russia is pissed.
Well I would not go so far to 'credit' US for the 'tip', I am not sure our 'intelligence' is itself in working order. I say this after watching the hearing today where the blame for blaming a stupid video for spontaneous demonstrations that got 4 Americans killed was placed at the door of our 'intelligence'.
Russia made out big time over this 'arms agreement with US' since 1991. I sure would like to see the price tag it cost US to help them coral all their weapons of mass destruction... It will be interesting to see if Turkey releases photos of what they found on that plane from Moscow to Syria.