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    Re: Russian Bombers Buzz California

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    So reading the actual sources, no one buzzed anything, the worst case is that some planes went to the coast, where the US kindly did not shoot them down as not being worth the time. Somehow I am not overly concerned...
    Like we aren't buzzing all over their world?
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    Re: Russian Bombers Buzz California[W:21:34]

    Quote Originally Posted by Missed AB View Post
    (Reuters) - The head of U.S. air forces in the Pacific said on Monday that Russia's intervention in Ukraine had been accompanied by a significant increase in Russian air activity in the Asia-Pacific region in a show of strength and to gather intelligence.
    General Herbert "Hawk" Carlisle said the activity had included Russian flights to the coast of California, and around the U.S. Pacific island of Guam.
    Carlisle said the number of long-range Russian patrols around the Japanese islands and Korea had increased "drastically." He said there had also been "a lot more ship activity as well."
    Speaking at Washington's Center for Strategic and International Studies think tank, Carlisle showed a slide of a U.S. F-15 fighter jet intercepting a Russian "Bear" aircraft over Guam. He used the Cold War NATO name for Russia's Tupolov Tu-95 strategic bomber.
    "Certainly what's going on in Ukraine and Crimea is a challenge for us and it's a challenge for us in Asia Pacific as well as Europe," Carlisle said.
    He said there had been "a significant" increase in Russian activity in the Asia Pacific "and we relate a lot of that to what's going on in the Ukraine."
    "They've come with their long-range aviation out to the coast of California, they've circumnavigated Guam," he said.
    "That's to demonstrate their capability to do it, it's to gather intel," Carlisle said, adding that the surveillance had included observation of military exercises involving U.S. forces in South Korea and Japan.
    "There are things that are concerning with respect to how they operate and how transparent they are with other nations in the vicinity," he said.
    Carlisle did not give details of the incidents and the Defense Department and the U.S. Air Force and Navy in the Pacific did not immediately respond to a request for more information.
    Mike Green, senior vice president for Asia at CSIS, said the frequency of incidents was up and described them as being "evocative of the Cold War".
    Russian President Vladimir Putin announced in 2007 that Russia was resuming Soviet-era sorties by its strategic bomber aircraft near NATO airspace that were suspended in 1992 after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
    Putin, who made the announcement during a joint military exercise with China, said the move was necessary to guarantee Russia's safety and that other nations had not followed Moscow's example in suspending such flights

    U.S.: Russian planes flew near California, Guam, in upped activity | Reuters
    If true I'm not shocked by Obamas lack of actions.

    Putin has been trying to start a war for a while now and Obama has done nothing...

    Flying into US airspace is certainly a no-no and Reagan certainly would have bitch-slapped Putin so hard he would have left a birthmark the size of Gorbachev on Putins face if Reagan was POTUS..

    Maybe we should send some stealth bombers or fighters to go buzz Russia?

    No, forget that I would continually "buzz" Cuba and other Russian satellites.

    Either way Obama is a weak punk.

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    Re: Russian Bombers Buzz California

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    Means little to me...if they were NOT doing this, then I would be worried.

    Normal urinating contest stuff.

    Yeah DA.....we aren't the only one they got up and watching. The Brits even has on of the Top ships out on the J.O.B.


    UK deploys destroyer to track large Russian naval task force.....


    Britain has deployed a destroyer to track an unusually large Russian naval task force transiting the English Channel, it said on Thursday and also noted a "resurgence" in Russian air activity close to its airspace.

    The Ministry of Defense said the decision to dispatch HMS Dragon, one of Britain's newest and most sophisticated ships, to track the Russian naval force was routine and that the Russians had notified it of their transit plans in advance.

    "What is different here is that a Russian task group of this size has not passed by our shores in some time," Captain Rex Cox, HMS Dragon's commanding officer, said in a statement.

    The task force included Russia's only aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov, the Ministry of Defense said, as well as a nuclear-powered battle cruiser, a landing support ship, three tankers and a tug.

    A Russian naval spokesman said last month that the Kuznetsov had completed a deployment in the Mediterranean and was on its way back to its base of Severomorsk in northwest Russia.

    Defense Secretary Philip Hammond played down the deployment of HMS Dragon, which was dispatched in similar circumstances last month to shadow another Russian warship.....snip~

    UK deploys destroyer to track large Russian naval task force

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    Re: Russian Bombers Buzz California

    Are we sure Calif didn't invite the Russians?

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    Re: Russian Bombers Buzz California[W:21:34]

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    If true I'm not shocked by Obamas lack of actions.

    Putin has been trying to start a war for a while now and Obama has done nothing... .
    Hate to break it to you Nick. But we have ships and airplanes near them every minute of every day. Shall we bomb them?
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    Re: Russian Bombers Buzz California

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Are we sure Calif didn't invite the Russians?
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    Re: Russian Bombers Buzz California

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Seems to me they have standing orders for this sort of thing.
    They probably have standing orders to stand down until further orders are issue, now.
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    Re: Russian Bombers Buzz California

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    But we should be.

    On the one hand, it's not like the Russians or the German or even the Japaneses have never flown a plane in U.S. airspace before nor sailed a surface or submarine into U.S. waters. There's plenty of evidence to prove they've all done it in the past and in some cases long before the public (or our intelligence agencies) even knew they were their. What makes this recent Russian sortie interesting is they hadn't tried in over 20 years. So, Russia's starting to "stretch their legs". The question the Joint Chiefs need to start asking themselves is "how do we stop it before things get out of hand?" My :2cents: worth:

    1) increase surface/air surveillance in the Pacific and Atlantic.

    2) Send a couple of our fighter-bombers to zip right up to the edge of Russia's airspace...see how they like it.
    Oooooh, bad idea! Some trigger happy AAA gunner might shoot his ass down and then we might have a shootin war.

    The best response is to immediately challenge the presence of the unauthorized aircraft and show them we are locked, cocked and ready to rock.
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    Re: Russian Bombers Buzz California[W:21:34]

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    Hate to break it to you Nick. But we have ships and airplanes near them every minute of every day. Shall we bomb them?
    Near them, where?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky View Post
    You have no empirical evidence backing up your false assertion. You are simply conjecturing based on a whim...
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    Or maybe "We now understand why women provoke men into hitting them".
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    . Losing insurance does not mean losing healthcare. .

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