Putin is no threat. I was told so in the election last year.
I wonder how close they actually got before getting intercepted. I have a hard time believing that they made into that airspace unnoticed.
No big deal, just saw one fly over my house.
No one's keeping an eye on 'Pootin'. See what happens when Palin isn't the Governor of Alaska?
Lol... first off, nice headline... They are turboprops, not jets...
I guess this is a story. But, those bombers would be destroyed the instant we wanted them destroyed if they didn't have some other air support. It would be the equivalent of floating a couple of helium balloons in from of some duck hunters as a show of force.
The only way this is really a big story is if we didn't know they were there until we had visual range on them... which could be a possibility, but it's not stated in the article. Not to mention that any type of stealth aircraft kind of defeats the purpose if you can HEAR the engines before they even get to you. lol
Retaliation for the meteor?
This really isn't a new thing for the Russians. This has been going on since the Cold War. They send their bombers towards our airspace, we intercept them with fighters, a little foreign relations (you know, flipping them the bird) takes place between the aircrews, and they're then escorted it of our airspace and they go home. It's like a game. Anyone who thinks that just because the Soviet Union fell and the Russians are now our friends is sadly mistaken.
And yes, Russia is still most definitely a staunch enemy.
But I really have no idea if that is true.
Don't if we are attacked obama will lead from behind.
this thread is useless with out pics.
Russian bombers have big engines.
But their long range bombers have props instead of jet engines like ours.
Unit I was in used to tag these guys then guide East Coast fighters to shadow.
My old Job.
Those ****y cossacks
Russian Spy Ship Docks in Havana
Neither Cuban authorities nor state media have mentioned the ship's visit, unlike previous tours by Russian warships. Its visit comes as Venezuela, Havana's current isolated economic and political patron, is facing unprecedented violent protests against President Nicolas Maduro's government.
American military chiefs have been left dumbstruck by an undetected Chinese submarine popping up at the heart of a recent Pacific exercise and close to the vast U.S.S. Kitty Hawk - a 1,000ft supercarrier with 4,500 personnel on board.
By the time it surfaced the 160ft Song Class diesel-electric attack submarine is understood to have sailed within viable range for launching torpedoes or missiles at the carrier.
Were those Russian bombers parachuting dead mice to help get rid of those damn Green Snakes?