Skip to comments.Russian bomber neared Canada before Obama visit
Posted on 02/27/2009 8:49:36 AM PST by Nachum
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian fighters scrambled to intercept an approaching Russian bomber less than 24 hours before U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to Ottawa last week, Canadian Defense Minister Peter MacKay said on Friday.
The Bear bomber did not enter Canada's Arctic airspace but the two Canadian F-18 fighters had to order the plane to turn back, MacKay told a news conference.
Obama spent a few hours in the Canadian
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I’m surprised Pooty Pute could afford the fuel ...
Russians -vs- Canadians -vs- Barry
Golly who are we supposed to be rooting for here ?
Are the lefties still mocking Palin for suggesting that Russia is a threat next door?
This headline is wishful thinking on the part of Obama supporters. The bomber was 15 miles from Alaska, and Obama was all the way across Canada in Ottawa. Only Reuters would be stupid enough to make that sort of assumption.
Relax, theres still 5 months before the major international incident that Kabama will use to do something that no one agrees with (as per Biden’s warning)
Good question. Interesting. Very interesting.
“I can see Russian bombers from my house!”
While at the same time mocking Sarah Palin for mentioning how close Russia was to Alaska.
Well, they are stupid.
Seize Canadian Oil and Natural Gas Reserves
Sell to North America via Pipeline.
40 years of Canadian liberal daydreaming has brought this on, along with Canadas oil company "family compact."
Canada should have developed the Artic oil resources LONG ago.
Now Canada may be thoroughly fooked! Communists to the North, and A nationalist Fascist Obama government to the South. If Canada does not become sovereign and independent in terms of resources, it is doomed to become either a Russian or American economic colony.
The true legacy fo that Communinst Dingbat, Pierre Elliot Trudeau.
Remedy: A Canada Air Base in the far north, make it huge.
OPen up the North to Oil and Gas Exploration. PUSH IT!
The truly ridiculous assumption in this article is the notion that the Russians would want any harm to come to King Zero. His reign is one of the best things Putin has going for him. What could be better than having your main Superpower rival run into the ground by a know-nothing affirmative action doofus?
They’ll push until pushed back. Boy they’ll be surprised when they have their own parking spot at the pentagon.
It’s the first time since 1962 that the U.S. President appears so weak that the Russians are tempted to test him by pushing the world to the brink of nuclear war. Maybe this is the test Biden was talking about.
I understand intercepting a TU-95 is hazardous to your hearing. The props on those things make a hell of a racket — one of the noisiest aircraft ever made.
I’ve heard that too, the prop design is unique, two counter-rotating blades (kids, don’t try dusting them while they’re operating ;) although our own B-36 Peacemaker was notorious for being loud as all living Hell as it passed overhead. It’s my understanding that the Soviet subs of the Cold War were so noisy that our ASW guys used to joke about putting cotton in their ears before putting on their headphones so they wouldn’t hurt their ear drums, and would still hear the Soviets as they came within range, lol
something tells me they are testing US-Canadian alliance’s response- just like those Jihadist who would dthe same to see if we respond back.
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