This report produced by Afrisynergy says it all. Need not add nothing but the credit. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSBUcnOMcfA&feature=em-uploademail
I can remember these Planes for I grew up near McDonell Douglas and would experience the terrifying Sonic Booms in the neighborhood and the wet droplets that would fall down on us children on the playground.
A few days ago, Syria shot down an American made F-4 Phantom fighter jet that flew low and fast into its terroritory. A few days earlier, a Syrian fighter jet was stolen by one of its pilots and flown to Jordan where the plane is being kept. What if Syria thought this was the plane attempting to penetrate or testing Syrian defense? Turkey claims this was a "routine" test. However, it is highly unlikely that Turkey routinely tests its fighter jets on the path this jet traveled. If so, where is the evidence? Turkey claims its plane's entry into Syrian airspace was only "momentarily". It only takes a moment to bomb a facility where Syrian government leaders are located. Did Turkey's pilots identify themselves? No, they did not. Did Turkey's military air control personnel contact Syria when its plane flew into Syria's airspace? No, they did not. How then would Syria know who was flying the plane and what was its purpose? The answer is that Syria would not know. Turkey claims Syria should have warned Turkey. Why should it when Turkey is actively engaged in the violence intended to overthrow the government of Syria and no longer has diplomatic relations with Syria? Turkey serves as host to the Syrian National Council, equivalent to what these same belligerants established in Libya known as the NTC. What has been the outcome of this NTC in Libya? The latest report from Libya is that they have killed many people in Western Libya using chemical gas.
Since this downing of the jet, Turkey, like the Zionist stooge that it is, invoked Article 4 of the NATO charter requesting a meeting of NATO about this shoot down. Turkey has claimed that the jet was shot down while in international waters off the coast of Syria. However, the debris of the jet is located within Syrian territorial waters. This is a key point because Turkey and Western media says the jet was shot down in international waters and then somehow ended up resting in Syrian waters. A key point because Turkey claims the jet was flying away from Syrian territorial waters and was shot down without warning. All intelligent and honest people know that all of Syria is a defacto warzone. It is not common practice for other countries, especially antagonistic countries, flying their fighter jets, crop dusters or balloons over a country that is in a state of war. Turkey, Jordan, US, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Zionist Israel and others are assisting terrorists and the so-called Free Syrian Army along the border of Turkey. For months these governments have provided weaponry and training to these terrorist and instigators who go back across the border to kill Syrians. This being true, why would Turkey fly any sort of jets into or even close to Syria under such conditions? Turkey claims the jet was not armed and was a test training jet. Not being armed is irrelevant. Syria doesn't know that. Recall the reconnisance American plane that was flying over China and was forced to land by Chinese fighter jets, that also resulted in one of the Chinese jets crashing. The American plane was not armed with missiles but it was collecting intelligence data. The American pilots were held for some time by China, and the plane was stripped down and never given back to the US.
Geographically, Turkey is a large country, much larger than Syria, and it has plenty of space in which to test its jets without flying over or near Syria. Syria had every right, under the circumstances over the past year, to shoot down any foreign jet encroaching upon its terrority at a high rate of speed and flying low. It is well known that low flying jets are sometimes more difficult to detect by radar. If Turkey and its NATO friends were testing Syria's ability to detect and elliminate such flights, they have learned the answer. However, they already knew that Syria's air defense system was more than capable of detecting such aircrafts under those conditions. Why then would they send a jet into Syria's airspace?