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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
    i guess this could explain why the U2 spy plane was over LAX.
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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?
    Hate to break it to you that we don't have ships or airplanes even close to "Russia."

    Do you have geographical problems or something?

    Sure we have subs, planes and ships around their satellite states but not Russia.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by mtm1963 View Post
    i guess this could explain why the U2 spy plane was over LAX.
    U2's were decommissioned 35+ years ago.

    They're now using Aurora aircraft for recon.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    Hate to break it to you that we don't have ships or airplanes even close to "Russia."
    Yes. Actually we do. Never mind Alaska, we are always near them. Bet your ass our subs are too.

    Do you have geographical problems or something?
    LOL. Does Russia border both the Black Sea and the Baltic Sea? Why yes it does. Geography not your strong suit?

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    Sure we have subs, planes and ships around their satellite states but not Russia.
    Geography 101...it's your friend.
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    You have no empirical evidence backing up your false assertion. You are simply conjecturing based on a whim...
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    Re: Russian Bombers Buzz California[W:21:34]

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    U2's were decommissioned 35+ years ago.

    They're now using Aurora aircraft for recon.
    here's this but CNN does just say "spy plane" in this short clip although the headline says U2 spy plane.

    FAA computer vexed by U-2 spy plane over LA - CNN.com
    Last edited by mtm1963; 05-08-14 at 06:11 PM.
    Go Vols

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    U2's were decommissioned 35+ years ago.

    They're now using Aurora aircraft for recon.
    What?

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

    This just in...Sarah Palin saw them from her back yard.
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    Re: Russian Bombers Buzz California[W:21:34]

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    This just in...Sarah Palin saw them from her back yard.
    Does she have a beachfront house in California now?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Porchev View Post
    Does she have a beachfront house in California now?
    Nope, she watched them take off and land in Russia. They turned right before her backyard and headed for California.
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    Re: Russian Bombers Buzz California[W:21:34]

    Pretty soon, Putin is going to stuff Obama in a trash can by the bike racks and steal his lunch money.

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