Well it seems that those Mayan blokes might have been on the right track then. The Russians have sent troop to Syria to help the government while at the same time someone lobs a few shells at Turkey. Turkey have fired back so we now have Russia on one side and a NATO member on the other. Wonder if the Gleiwitz incident was widely reported and recognised for what it was at the time? Wonder if my Russian/German phrase book is still around anywhere!