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posted on Nov, 5 2018 @ 04:21 PM
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So apprently today i just read russian fighter jets intercepted an american plane operating in international air space, with the USA stating they were operating in a perfectly legal manner, Russia says they were just making sure they didnt enter russian airspace.

I cant figure out if the USA are trying to entice russia to do something or if russia is trying to entice the USA to do something.....

After all there displays, and my balls are bigger than yours..... i think its just a matter of time now? I mean eventually one will take it to far?

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posted on Nov, 5 2018 @ 04:28 PM
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a reply to: Ghostsinthefog

This thing happens all around the world. It's just military protocol and nothing to be worried about. Well, except for the tax-payer dollars being burnt.



posted on Nov, 5 2018 @ 04:28 PM
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a reply to: Ghostsinthefog

From my limited understanding, gleaned from ATS over the years: This happens all the time.


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posted on Nov, 5 2018 @ 04:37 PM
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originally posted by: tadaman
a reply to: Ghostsinthefog

From my limited understanding, gleaned from ATS over the years: This happens all the time.



And how many times have you gleaned where Russia or any other country have been intercepted over the coast of New York or Florida or Guam or Alaska?



posted on Nov, 5 2018 @ 04:49 PM
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originally posted by: Ghostsinthefog
So apprently today i just read russian fighter jets intercepted an american plane operating in international air space, with the USA stating they were operating in a perfectly legal manner, Russia says they were just making sure they didnt enter russian airspace.

I cant figure out if the USA are trying to entice russia to do something or if russia is trying to entice the USA to do something.....

After all there displays, and my balls are bigger than yours..... i think its just a matter of time now? I mean eventually one will take it to far?

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From one that was on the "front line" of the Cold War , do you actually think this is new or serious ?
The game has gotten "sparse" cause it got boring over the years
This used to be an almost daily occurrence back in the day.



posted on Nov, 5 2018 @ 05:23 PM
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a reply to: Ghostsinthefog

Nothing new here. The only difference here is the distance between the aircraft.



posted on Nov, 5 2018 @ 06:12 PM
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a reply to: Ghostsinthefog

I was in the USAF, but I have no idea how all that works, I just fixed them when they landed. But I understand from those whom I trust to know, like Zaphod58, this is pretty much normal, all sides do it just to keep the appearance of bravado up I suppose. But it's not something that usually escalates.



posted on Nov, 5 2018 @ 06:22 PM
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It is absolutely not Russia trying to trick us into a war
They were probably doing something similar to friendly skies or freedom of navigation exercises or something of that sort

Russia stands no chance, unless it goes nuclear and they know it. And of course if it does go nuclear, the nuclear armed NATO nations would obliterate Russia. Given our SSBN/SSGN submarine force strength and missile defense capabilities, it may even be possible for the US to conduct a successful first strike against Russia

Anyone who believes the narrative that Russia can hold a candle to our military capabilities, well.. I've got some nice waterfront property in Florida to sell you (swamp land is OK, right?)

Sure, they conduct intelligence and asymmetric attacks with limited success just as we do to them and a host of other nations. But as far as an actual shooting war is concerned? Russia, assuming she is a rational actor, will never even attempt to go toe to toe with the United States. Our military doctrine, for example, provides for 2 simultaneous major theater-scale conventional wars. Heck, our rumored/alleged plan to counter Chinese aggression in the Spratley islands involves an outright invasion of Mainland China (again just a rumor)


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posted on Nov, 5 2018 @ 06:27 PM
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Just a few intercepts over the years.












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posted on Nov, 5 2018 @ 07:26 PM
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This happens all the time. When I was stationed in Alaska we intercepted Russian aircraft all the time. It's basically really, really expensive ballbusting.



posted on Nov, 5 2018 @ 08:14 PM
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originally posted by: face23785
This happens all the time. When I was stationed in Alaska we intercepted Russian aircraft all the time. It's basically really, really expensive ballbusting.

Ever been to The Rock ?



posted on Nov, 5 2018 @ 09:39 PM
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originally posted by: Gothmog

originally posted by: face23785
This happens all the time. When I was stationed in Alaska we intercepted Russian aircraft all the time. It's basically really, really expensive ballbusting.

Ever been to The Rock ?


The prison? Negative.



posted on Nov, 5 2018 @ 09:47 PM
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originally posted by: face23785

originally posted by: Gothmog

originally posted by: face23785
This happens all the time. When I was stationed in Alaska we intercepted Russian aircraft all the time. It's basically really, really expensive ballbusting.

Ever been to The Rock ?


The prison? Negative.


The Rock , Black Pearl Island ,are loving references to Shemya Island.
It was nicknamed "The Rock" as it looks exactly like the Mutual of Omaha icon in the commercial "Own a piece of the rock"
More isolated than Alcatraz....
Has been declassified and decommissioned for many years now.

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posted on Nov, 6 2018 @ 12:03 AM
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I actually had no idea it was such a normal incident.



posted on Nov, 6 2018 @ 12:08 AM
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a reply to: Ghostsinthefog

It usually happens two or three times a week at least. It only gets reported on when it's a slow news day.



posted on Nov, 6 2018 @ 12:15 AM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: Ghostsinthefog

It usually happens two or three times a week at least. It only gets reported on when it's a slow news day.


Lol, sounds about right



posted on Nov, 6 2018 @ 01:26 AM
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The problem with some intercepts from Russian and Chinese, is that they can be a bit dangerous. Their discipline is either poor, or the pilots are sometimes ordered to act like dicks. This turns an intercept from a relatively passive affair to a dangerous situation.
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posted on Nov, 6 2018 @ 01:30 AM
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Been going on since before I was born, with the 24 hour news channels it seems like its happening more often when really its reporters without a clue covering a story that's really a non issue.

Remember when the Chinese hot dog clipped a P-3, same thing... IF there is an uptick its Russia trying to flex what they can when they can as they lose force projection capabilities.



posted on Nov, 6 2018 @ 12:45 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
Just a few intercepts over the years.






The shadow on the P-8 is an F/A-18 Hornet.



posted on Nov, 6 2018 @ 01:00 PM
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a reply to: tommyjo

So it is. I didn't check, just grabbed it to make a point.




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