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reply to post by TritonTaranis
Russia's political system is mafia style. Ours is pretty corrupt also, but there is no comparison, its like comparing a street gang in chicago to a mexican drug cartel.
. Why is Russia being so provacative, almost like Putin knows how we will respond?
I dont know but food for thought I guess eh.
It flew near...didnt "provoke". What? You think everyone scrambled on the ship to aim their guns? No. Flying close is a far cry...FAR CRY...from provoking the US to start shooting.
You flamed this issue with the word. Provoked them? Apparently not..we did nothing about it...and werent going to anyway.
AND...even if it did provoke us a bit...we'd do nothing about it.
This thread bent the truth sideways>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>edit on 09-22-2013 by mysterioustranger because: (no reason given)
US Government should answer why the hell are their ships in the Black Sea. Their time limit was reached long ago and they have no right to be there at the moment. Russians were probably just trolling and since US Ship has no right to be there, they have no right to complain.
Russia behaving increasingly aggressive towards just about everyone in recent years
A sure sigh when you know someones wounded and trapped, so that's good to know
Putin is scared and doesn't really want to admit it. His country is falling apart...again. (In what, thirty years?)
If this cat stays in power much longer, he will do something that bodes ill will for us all. He's more narcissistic than Obama, but willing to act on it, that's the scary part.edit on 14-4-2014 by TDawgRex because: Just a ETA
TD youre not acting ballsy enough when earlier you mentioned a radio message to the pilot. ID a gave him a ultimatum. either you leave this airspace or we will light you and your compatriot up the next time you decide to make a pass. What are you rintentions?(of course in russian so he cant say he didnt understand) Say do those CIWS have training rounds liek Paint rounds? Imagine if they did and you lit them up with paint rounds. would they had crapped their pants i wonder?
Does the US own that part of the sea? Or air space? sounds like FUX news is trying to make a Mountain out of a mole hill..
wish we had Access to record on how many times US drones violated "air space"
The American people deserve to know, and have any information made available to them, when another military attempts to provoke our forces. Fox News is not the bad guy for reporting the news to the American people. There is a thread on ATS on that already.
This thread is about what this could mean as a development in the Ukraine, Russia and U.S. and NATO situation crisis.
edit on 14-4-2014 by rickynews because: (no reason given)
I am not disputing "the right to know" just trying to think realistically here . If the Russians wanted to "provoke" i am sure they wouldn't hesitate ..
Shooting at the US ship would be a "provoking action" and that didn't happen..
It sounds like the Russian pilot was just being a bit of maverick....
Actually such flybys are provocative and are against the rules that govern behavior of ships and aircraft at sea. The Soviets used to do this a lot in the Cold War. Looks like Vlad is trying to role history back to that time.
reply to post by smurfy
Ship radars are a completely different ballgame. The Aegis radar gets an update/upgrade every few years, Abbe the BMD radar is different from the standard Aegis radar.
If you can get a good enough snapshot, you can identify a ship from the EW signature.