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Originally posted by bisonn
Originally posted by ulshadow
Those two pics of aircraft looks like american B1's not russian aircraft...
You sir, are an idiot.
president.kremlin.ru: Beginning of a Meeting with Uzbekistan President Islam Karimov
June 28, 2005
I won’t go into other aspects of this quite complex and tragic event right now. But in general we confirm the information that infiltration by rebels from specially trained bases in Afghanistan did take place and that their concentration on adjacent territories was a fact. Our special service confirmed this.
Originally posted by XphilesPhan
As an American I do not want to see the relationship we have built with Russia since the end of the cold war be destroyed when in reality U.S. and Russia share the same goal.
Originally posted by ARNOMANNN
Anybody ever bothered to think that maybe Russia is prepping their airforce for the upcoming War with Iran??? Russia has invested alot of time,money and personnel into the Iranian nuclear program and is also a major buyer of iranian oil.Maybe the terrorist's they speak about is the U.S.A. itself???
Russia's long-range bomber force is ready to eliminate terrorist bases, including those outside the country, said Russian air force commander Gen. Vladimir Mikhailov.
They are Russian Bombers. Althought the similiarity to the US planes is probably to do with some espionage, but they are Russian.
The question how long they can maintain the force on whatever level of alert they are placing them on. Several of the Blackjacks are already unflyable due to lack of spare parts etc.
Everyone ignore the trolls, and don't throw them any bones to chew one. It''s quite obvious that the Russian bombers are an attempt to duplicate the B-1B Lancer. I was stationed at Dyess AFB (The home of the B-1B ) for 4 years, and worked on the flight-line with the bombers almost every day. I still had to look twice when I saw the Russian bomber photo. They say copying is the best form of flattery. This is some high praise for the B-1 indeed.
It will never die off, at least among nervous Americans (the majority here). Americans don't want to see Russia become powerful again, but that's exactly what's happening... so I guess their way of coping with it is by making jokes about Russians standing in lines for toilet paper or some such.
Originally posted by iskanderAgain, I can't wait when this myth of "poor Russians" will finally die off. Their economy has been going strong for a DECADE, and they have been rearming them selves to the teeth.
so I guess their way of coping with it is by making jokes about Russians standing in lines for toilet paper or some such.