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originally posted by: Expat888
Meh.. they did that all the time back in the cold war .. friend of mine has pic of a russian bomber he took and the gunner of the russian plane was waving and holding up a bottle of vodka ..
originally posted by: matafuchs
and now we have them flying within 50 miles of the California coast?
With the deployment of US Stealth to Europe it seems things are heating up...
originally posted by: Hijinx
a reply to: matafuchs
What should we make of this?
How about, Stay the # away from the Russian Coast.
You would be spewing flaming tar if a Russian reconnaissance Jet was flying anywhere near the US. International waters, or not both aircraft have a right to be there. Both Aircraft are an implied threat, and yes a reconnaissance aircraft is a threat. That aircraft is a key step into a larger scale attack, the interceptor is a defensive aircraft, protecting it's airspace, and home land.
The US is pushing Russia, pretty damn hard as of late.
Four Russian bombers entered the U.S. Air Defense Zone near Alaska on Monday, senior defense officials told NBC News on Thursday.
U.S. fighter jets from Alaska responded to shadow the Russian craft, which were Tupolev-95 "Bear" four-engine turboprop bombers, the officials said.
The four bombers split into two separate groups of twos: One group remained in the vicinity of Alaska, the other headed south off the northern coast of California, the officials said.
There have been about 50 such intercepts of Russian bombers over the past five years.
It is being reported that two Russian Bear bombers were intercepted while flying near the west coast of the United States on the 4th of July, an obvious taunt from the Russians on our nation’s most important day.
This is the second incident in the past two weeks, where Russian nuclear capable bombers have entered, or come near U.S. air space.
This is nothing new, as the Russians are known to violate American air space often. On Sarah Palin’s watch, as Governor of Alaska, and Commander-in-Chief, the Alaska Air National Guard’s 176th Wing routinely escorted the Russians out of Alaskan air space.
originally posted by: cavtrooper7
a reply to: buntalanlucu
Yes incidents like this are called 'TRAINING ACCIDENTS" Special Operations personnel die from them ALL THE TIME as do vehicular commands so nobody gets paid for a wrongful death and war is averted.
Many training accidents occur in NORTH KOREA ,CHINA,IRAN and other places not listed on the official investigation. Such are the lies.
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: JIMC5499
Those sound familiar. I seem to remember years ago seeing a RIO in a gorilla mask. Pretty funny though.