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    Re: U.S. admiral raises alarm over Russian military threat

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Well yeah, that's because independents that outnumber both registered republicans and registered democrats, aren't truly independent.


    There goes that alleged solution. So now that leaves us back to the two there. Wherein the Democrats cede power to others and project none.

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    Re: U.S. admiral raises alarm over Russian military threat

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    The US air-force does the same damn thing to others. So what.
    So what....its called timing with events. Note how the Russians don't do that so much with a Republican President in Office. Which lets hurry up and point out that the Russians still test Republican presidents.

    Just not as much.

    Oh, and the other point was that they did it at the same time they did with Canada.

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    Re: U.S. admiral raises alarm over Russian military threat

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Heya F&L. They did the same with us to, plus pulled out a some top gun moves on 2 Recon Planes we have. They are the only Two in the world like them. 2 Pilots and at least 22-28 people aboard. U.S. Air Force RC-135U.




    Russian Bombers Fly Within 50 Miles of California Coast

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    >..."Four Russian strategic bombers triggered U.S. air defense systems while conducting practice bombing runs near Alaska this week, with two of the Tu-95 Bear H aircraft coming within 50 miles of the California coast, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (Norad) confirmed Wednesday.

    “At the height of the Cold War I do not remember them getting this close. Mr. Putin had to approve this mission and he is just showing his personal contempt for President Obama right after meeting him in Normandy less than a week ago,” McInerney said.

    McInerney said no American president has been treated with such disrespect in U.S. history.....snip~

    Russian Bombers Fly Within 50 Miles of California Coast | Washington Free Beacon


    Not to diminish the threat, but Alaska is a long way from where you are. Me, a few minutes by bomber. And nothing with which to shoot them down apparently.

    But yeah...they're challenging the borders and have been since the tanks rolled into Crimea and Harper hit back.
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    Re: U.S. admiral raises alarm over Russian military threat

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    There goes that alleged solution. So now that leaves us back to the two there. Wherein the Democrats cede power to others and project none.
    Yes, it's a back and forth yoyo, and the status quo remains.
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    Re: U.S. admiral raises alarm over Russian military threat

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    So what....its called timing with events. Note how the Russians don't do that so much with a Republican President in Office. Which lets hurry up and point out that the Russians still test Republican presidents.

    Just not as much.

    Oh, and the other point was that they did it at the same time they did with Canada.
    Yes, so what. The US carries out similar provocations itself, I posted an example already. Don't you ever tire of defending hypocrisy, or do you even know what it means.
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    Re: U.S. admiral raises alarm over Russian military threat

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    Not to diminish the threat, but Alaska is a long way from where you are. Me, a few minutes by bomber. And nothing with which to shoot them down apparently.

    But yeah...they're challenging the borders and have been since the tanks rolled into Crimea and Harper hit back.

    You got that Right. They are indeed and we even had a Russian Sub in the Gulf trying to get next to out Sub-base. I think we escorted them out or forced them out.




    Russian nuclear bombers have flown into U.S. air space near Alaska multiple times in the last 10 days, several times causing the U.S. to deploy jet fighters. The strategic nuclear bombers have crossed into U.S. air defense zones 16 or more times, The Washington Free Beacon reported, which U.S. defense officials said is a significant increase over the usual number of times that occurs.

    “Over the past week, NORAD has visually identified Russian aircraft operating in and around the U.S. air defense identification zones,” Maj. Beth Smith, spokeswoman for U.S. Northern Command and the North American Aerospace Defense Command, told the Free Beacon. Smith downplayed the potential threat, and said the incursions into U.S. air space were determined to be training missions or exercises. USA Today said this is the second spike in such activity seen since June and said the recent activity is tied to war exercises along eastern Ukraine. Gordeyev said that, along with patrols and searches for “foreign submarines,” the increased activity worked to ensure "the security of sea navigation and carrying out search and rescue, and scientific missions."

    In April, a U.S. spy plane was approached by a Russian fighter jet in international airspace. In June, four Russian strategic bombers flew within 50 miles of the California coast as they did practice bombing runs near Alaska.


    Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com Russian Bombers Fly Into US Airspace Several Times Over Last Week

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    Re: U.S. admiral raises alarm over Russian military threat

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    China, for example, has asked that U.S. (as well as Japanese and South Korean) military aircraft respect Beijing’s air defense identification zone in the East China Sea and provide timely information about flights entering that area. Washington and its allies not only refuse to do so, they refuse even to recognize the legitimacy of that zone.[/url]
    The situation is far more complex. For example, China is asserting that its air defense identification zone extends well beyond its territorial waters. Under existing international law conventions, such claims are not legitimate.

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    Re: U.S. admiral raises alarm over Russian military threat

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    BTW, the report that no airspace has been compromised is wrong. Canada's defense minister last spring at the outset of Crimea announced to Parliament that Canada's air space had indeed been violated. I don't know about US-Russian relations, but Canada-US relations are as bad as the height of the cold war.
    U.S.-Russia relations are quite bad right now. It should also be noted that some of Russia's activities in the Arctic region have to do with Russia's seeking to stake claims over the region for possible future natural resource mining rather than the strained relations over Ukraine. Canada has major interests there. The U.S. has some.

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    Re: U.S. admiral raises alarm over Russian military threat

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    The situation is far more complex. For example, China is asserting that its air defense identification zone extends well beyond its territorial waters. Under existing international law conventions, such claims are not legitimate.
    What's this don??

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    US spy plane in ‘Top Gun’ game of chicken over Russian air space day after MH17 shot down - Telegraph
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: U.S. admiral raises alarm over Russian military threat

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    U.S.-Russia relations are quite bad right now. It should also be noted that some of Russia's activities in the Arctic region have to do with Russia's seeking to stake claims over the region for possible future natural resource mining rather than the strained relations over Ukraine. Canada has major interests there. The U.S. has some.

    Yeah DS. I picked up some of that too.



    The New Wild West.....




    The Arctic, long considered an almost worthless backwater, is primed to become one of the most important regions in the world as its ice melts over the next few decades. Unlike every other maritime area in the world, there is no overarching legal treaty governing the Arctic. Instead, the Arctic Council, made up of Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden, and the U.S., oversees and coordinates policy.

    But the Arctic Council has no regulatory power. The countries only use the Council to communicate on policy and research and each member state is free to pursue its own policies within their declared Arctic boundaries.

    According to a presentation by the Council of Foreign Relations, the Arctic is of primary strategic significance to the five bordering Arctic Ocean states — the U.S. (red), Canada (orange), Russia (grey), Norway (blue), and Denmark (green).....snip~





    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/milita...130246417.html

    According to this.....the US is lagging behind.

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