U.S. flies B-52s over South Korea

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posted on Mar, 19 2013 @ 12:28 PM
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U.S. flies B-52s over South Korea


www.cnn.com

The U.S. Air Force is breaking out some of its heaviest hardware to send a message to North Korea.

A Pentagon spokesman said Monday that B-52 bombers are making flights over South Korea as part of military exercises this month.

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posted on Mar, 19 2013 @ 12:28 PM
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What a better way to flex our muscle then by flying B-52s within striking distance of N.Korea. For those of you who don't know a B-52 is a high altitude heavy bomber capable of deploying not only large amounts of JDAMS and Laser Guided Missiles and Bombs but also has the ability to deploy nuclear weapons.

As for the B-52s, they have been in the U.S. arsenal since 1955. Once part of the country's nuclear triad planes, missiles and submarines, the B-52 is now used predominantly as a conventional bomber and as a platform for air-launched cruise missiles. The Air Force said B-52s dropped 40% of all the munitions used by coalition forces during Operation Desert Storm in the early 1990s.

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posted on Mar, 19 2013 @ 12:31 PM
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Great.... more stick poking, just
what we need right now.

plus Ex UK Prime Minister Tony Blair calling for an Intervention in Syria.
His foreign minister has just been on BBC news saying that would definitely start a proxy war
with Russia and China/ add Iran Israel.... meh! nvm too depressed to type.
edit on 19-3-2013 by rigel4 because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 19 2013 @ 12:33 PM
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why dont they go into nk air space with those b 52s and see what happens...



posted on Mar, 19 2013 @ 12:35 PM
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The best response would be to ignore them.

Like they don't already know the U.S could end them... sheez

Who's making these decisions?



posted on Mar, 19 2013 @ 12:36 PM
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The thing is, none of this matters unless the US is willing to continue flying jets over NK long after their exercises are done. NK has retaliated to exercises in the past, just not right away; they always wait for a month or two after the exercises are finished, then shell an island or torpedo a submarine. Only this time, SK has vowed to retaliate even more aggressively----which remains to be seen. They have a hard-line government faction supporting it, but they also know the reality of escalating attacks into a war they neither want nor can afford.



posted on Mar, 19 2013 @ 12:39 PM
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Originally posted by FraternitasSaturni
why dont they go into nk air space with those b 52s and see what happens...


Something tells me they wouldn't last long in NK airspace. NK is basically one big bunker. They've had 60 years to beef up their defenses so I don't think it would be the "walk in the park" everybody seems to think it will be.



posted on Mar, 19 2013 @ 12:41 PM
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Yea id like to see that also, because I don't think N.Korea would try to shoot those bombers out of the sky. There are enough combat ready troops on the border of N.Korea plus the MEU's and Carriers strike groups already within distance to strike back as soon as N.korea does something. It would be a act of insanity for N.korea to try to shoot them down.



posted on Mar, 19 2013 @ 12:45 PM
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Originally posted by FraternitasSaturni
why dont they go into nk air space with those b 52s and see what happens...


The north has 8,000 radar guided antiaircraft guns and untold numbers of SA-2, SA-3, and the new SA-5 surface to air missiles. And a bunch of Mig-29s, with look-down shoot down radar and BVR (beyond visual range) air to air missiles.

Now, guess what happens.



posted on Mar, 19 2013 @ 12:49 PM
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Originally posted by F4guy

Originally posted by FraternitasSaturni
why dont they go into nk air space with those b 52s and see what happens...


The north has 8,000 radar guided antiaircraft guns and untold numbers of SA-2, SA-3, and the new SA-5 surface to air missiles. And a bunch of Mig-29s, with look-down shoot down radar and BVR (beyond visual range) air to air missiles.

Now, guess what happens.


And that's only the air defenses. Imagine what they have on the ground.



posted on Mar, 19 2013 @ 12:54 PM
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I guess its all part of the game/budget/readiness by any military of the world. Its nothing more than a message back to NK.



posted on Mar, 19 2013 @ 12:55 PM
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The B-52 is still the most majestic bomber of them all.
NOT a good sight if you are on the opposite side of a conflict.

Beautiful but massively terrible at the same time. A proven platform for sure, even if only for psychological war!



posted on Mar, 19 2013 @ 12:58 PM
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Boy they REALLY want the NK to see this. The B-1 and B-2 have tiny radar signatures. The B-52 signature is HUGE.

I'll bet the NK radar is lighting up like a christmas tree. Just like we want it to.



posted on Mar, 19 2013 @ 01:09 PM
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Originally posted by F4guy

Originally posted by FraternitasSaturni
why dont they go into nk air space with those b 52s and see what happens...


The north has 8,000 radar guided antiaircraft guns and untold numbers of SA-2, SA-3, and the new SA-5 surface to air missiles. And a bunch of Mig-29s, with look-down shoot down radar and BVR (beyond visual range) air to air missiles.

Now, guess what happens.


That was exactly what I meant...



posted on Mar, 19 2013 @ 01:15 PM
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I don't know why we don't fly red balloons over the north to send them a bigger message of whats next to come

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posted on Mar, 19 2013 @ 01:20 PM
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Originally posted by SPECULUM
I don't know we don't fly red balloons over the north to send them a bigger picture of whats next to come



99 Red Balloons?
Sadly the joke and seriousness behind this would be lost on North Korea as they will probably be unaware of this video/song

www.youtube.com...

We should be also dropping copies of Threads And The Day After for good measure too. And then North Korea can ask themselves if Nuclear War is really worth it.



posted on Mar, 19 2013 @ 01:46 PM
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Originally posted by Atlantican
The B-52 is still the most majestic bomber of them all.
NOT a good sight if you are on the opposite side of a conflict.

Beautiful but massively terrible at the same time. A proven platform for sure, even if only for psychological war!


I don't know about the "most" psrt. The Tu-160 is newer, bigger, faster, stealthier, and pretty neat looking



posted on Mar, 19 2013 @ 01:51 PM
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Originally posted by FraternitasSaturni
why dont they go into nk air space with those b 52s and see what happens...



Because we won't start the 'war', but we sure will end it... lol



posted on Mar, 19 2013 @ 02:09 PM
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And there are also only 35 of them in the world.

en.wikipedia.org...

the B-2 stealth bomber is also newer, and can carry between 80 500LB JDAMS or 16 2400LB B83 Nuclear bombs.

Also it doesn't state anywhere that N.Korea has any Tu-160 Bombers. They are a Russians Bomber. Now yes you can say that if war breaks out then Russian might help N.Korea but no one is certain about that.

The B-52 can carry up to 70,000LB on armament. And is predicted to be in the USAF unitl after 2045. It probably one of the best bomber aircraft in the world.



posted on Mar, 19 2013 @ 02:27 PM
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Originally posted by FraternitasSaturni
why dont they go into nk air space with those b 52s and see what happens...


They would wait until the the USAF and RKAF swept aside that 1970s North Korean Air Force and started jamming every radar in the country. Of course the B-52s can fire their cruise missles from outside of NK air space so they really do not need to.





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