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Russian bombers penetrated U.S. airspace at least 16 times in past 10 Days
Washington Times ^ | 8-7-2014 | Bill Gertz

Posted on 08/07/2014 9:11:31 AM PDT by tcrlaf

Russian strategic nuclear bombers conducted at least 16 incursions into northwestern U.S. air defense identification zones over the past 10 days, an unusually sharp increase in aerial penetrations, according to U.S. defense officials.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; Russia
KEYWORDS: bombers; border; russia; ukraine
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Gee... I wonder why the US Mainstream Media hasn't been reporting about this??

There has been some Twitter buzz about this, but nothing "confirmed", until now.

Are they afraid it could make Obama look bad (and cost them their jobs), yet again?

1 posted on 08/07/2014 9:11:31 AM PDT by tcrlaf
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To: tcrlaf

Until they start strafing the golf course, no action will be taken...


2 posted on 08/07/2014 9:12:28 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: tcrlaf
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Putin is warning Obama not to interfere with his Ukrainian conquest.

Dollars to doughnuts the ChiComs are doing the same thing.

Wonder what's up with North Korea ?


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3 posted on 08/07/2014 9:13:36 AM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (.)
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To: tcrlaf

I thought I heard a couple of F/A-18’s take off a couple days ago.. Under Obama, I’m shocked we even respond to border incursions anymore. Uhhh, given that Obama doesn’t believe in borders.


4 posted on 08/07/2014 9:15:39 AM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: tcrlaf

Obama “kept the lights on” and the borders open.

The EXEMPT remain unconcerned.

Meanwhile, Ebola, MS13, the Iranians, ISIS,
and even the Russians take foothold from sea to shining sea.


5 posted on 08/07/2014 9:15:54 AM PDT by Diogenesis (The EXEMPT Congress is complicit in the absence of impeachment)
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To: tcrlaf

And what has our do-nothing president done about it?


6 posted on 08/07/2014 9:16:13 AM PDT by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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To: tcrlaf

They woulnd’t try it if Cruz was in the White House.


7 posted on 08/07/2014 9:16:21 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: tcrlaf

Borders are racist.


8 posted on 08/07/2014 9:16:28 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

“Until they start strafing the golf course, no action will be taken...”

Best FR comment of the day! Thanks for the chuckle...


9 posted on 08/07/2014 9:17:43 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: tcrlaf

Somewhat misleading.

An ADIZ extends well beyond what the general public would consider “US Airspace”


10 posted on 08/07/2014 9:18:34 AM PDT by NY.SS-Bar9 (Those that vote for a living outnumber those that work for one.)
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To: CivilWarBrewing




no need for the senate to get involved.....
11 posted on 08/07/2014 9:18:39 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: tcrlaf

Time for a rebel BUK missile to take out a Russian bomber.


12 posted on 08/07/2014 9:19:48 AM PDT by free_life (If you ask Jesus to forgive you and to save you, He will.)
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To: tcrlaf; All

The 1980’s keep calling, asking if he wants their foreign policy back.

Romney was totally correct, but the TV told the sheeple to laugh at him, and praise Obama’s weakness. And they did....

HOPEY CHANGEY


13 posted on 08/07/2014 9:21:36 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Until they start strafing the golf course, no action will be taken...

Best chuckler so far today.........

14 posted on 08/07/2014 9:22:02 AM PDT by varon (Para bellum)
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To: CivilWarBrewing

I don’t know what models of planes are presently based here, but the ANG has been doing a lot of take-offs with full afterburner lately. I have an idea this will continue until we get complacent, whereupon those “Bears” will be orbiting over Seattle and Portland. I can hardly wait! /s


15 posted on 08/07/2014 9:23:44 AM PDT by oldfart (Obama nation = abomination. Think about it!)
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To: tcrlaf

Considering that the CONUS air defense posture is based on 9-11, it would be pretty funny if we shot one of these bombers down, claiming we mistook it for a rogue airliner ...


16 posted on 08/07/2014 9:24:53 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: tcrlaf

“Russian bombers penetrated U.S. airspace at least 16 times in past 10 Days”

Not true.

As the article said: “Russian strategic nuclear bombers conducted at least 16 incursions into northwestern U.S. air defense identification zones”

The ADIZ is not US airspace.

It is airspace that requires we identify who’s there.


17 posted on 08/07/2014 9:25:23 AM PDT by Hulka
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18 posted on 08/07/2014 9:27:07 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Diogenesis

All part of the destructive ‘change’ he promised, and swallowed whole by his supporters.


19 posted on 08/07/2014 9:28:27 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: tcrlaf

Well the only thing to do is resurrect The Strategic Air Command and put the planes back on 24 Hour Alert.
The thing is do we even have the ability or the planes to do that?
Lord where is General Curtis Lemay when we need him??????????


20 posted on 08/07/2014 9:29:26 AM PDT by Captain Peter Blood
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To: tcrlaf
Still no apologies from Osama Obama to Governors Palin and Romney for having rejected their wise advice regarding Vlad “You Can Take The Boy Out Of The KGB But You Can't Take The KGB Out Of The Boy” Putin.
21 posted on 08/07/2014 9:34:00 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (We're The First Generation Not Forced To Fight To Defend Our Freedom.And It Shows!)
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To: Hulka

I headline writers don’t have to read the first line of the article, why should freepers?


22 posted on 08/07/2014 9:35:45 AM PDT by Hieronymus ( (It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged. --G.K. Chesterton))
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To: Captain Peter Blood

He was replaced with General Butch “Susie” Smith. He is busy integrating our AF do be more friendly.


23 posted on 08/07/2014 9:37:25 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: tcrlaf

Obama imitating Reagan “We will be bombing Russia in 5 min”.

(Shortly later)

Obama: “But, Vlad, I was only joking.....”

Short history of how WWIII started.


24 posted on 08/07/2014 9:38:15 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: All

A little off topic but VIDEO: Chinese patrol aircraft follows Japanese fighters over E. #China sea http://youtu.be/dlsj-yUPqNo Is this some kind of Commie Spring thing?


25 posted on 08/07/2014 9:45:05 AM PDT by McGruff (How's that Hopey Changey Thingy workin out for ya?)
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To: tcrlaf

Now I know why I have been hearing a lot of F-15’s lately. PANG (Portland Air National Guard) is the air defence base for the PNW.


26 posted on 08/07/2014 9:50:44 AM PDT by Blue_Spark
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To: NY.SS-Bar9

Quite right. But a working knowledge of things military is not evident in the media anymore either. Sensationalism is more important than substance.


27 posted on 08/07/2014 9:52:35 AM PDT by pfflier
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To: Captain Peter Blood

Lemay would be fired by obummer within 20 minutes. Lemay was a no nonsense type of guy who spoke his mind with legendary bluntness. I’m pretty sure the one would be cut down to size within those 20 minutes.


28 posted on 08/07/2014 9:55:24 AM PDT by pfflier
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To: McGruff
Chinese patrol aircraft follows Japanese fighters over E. #China

China has been extremely aggressive in this regard for quite some time now.

That's why my contention all along has been that the missing Malaysian airliner was accidentally shot down by the Chicoms and they've covered it up........

29 posted on 08/07/2014 10:01:57 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Is there such a thing as a vegan zombie?)
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To: tcrlaf
Well, you know, we have these things called aircraft carriers and submarines....

The follow up question Romney should have asked was, "Do you know what they're used for??"

30 posted on 08/07/2014 10:03:29 AM PDT by ealgeone (obama, borderof)
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To: tcrlaf

Back when the Commander in Chief was an American, this would not have happened.


31 posted on 08/07/2014 10:04:22 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Pollster1; All

“Back when the Commander in Chief was an American, this would not have happened.”

Best comment of the day.


32 posted on 08/07/2014 10:05:17 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: NY.SS-Bar9

Understand your point, but Russia is clearly sending a message (and its not a hashtag). They are well aware of America’s receding power under this president and know that Obama has no resolve. They may well be calculating that he is unlikely to respond to ANY provocation.

Can you imagine Obama adopting a strong stance or retaliating against any aggression? He is weakness personified.


33 posted on 08/07/2014 10:08:13 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Starboard

“Can you imagine Obama adopting a strong stance or retaliating against any aggression?”

His base would go nuts, and it would expose the hypocrisy of everything the media has been telling us for 13 years.

However, his 1,000+ “Secret” jouno-listers could likely counter that image with a months long-media bombardment on the low-info’s.


34 posted on 08/07/2014 10:11:15 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: tcrlaf

I second that.


35 posted on 08/07/2014 10:12:23 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Hee, hee. Golf course? Took me a moment to get that.


36 posted on 08/07/2014 10:15:49 AM PDT by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: pfflier
Lemay was a no nonsense type of guy who spoke his mind with legendary bluntness. I’m pretty sure the one would be cut down to size within those 20 minutes.

No real man could be cut down to Obama's size, but I'm sure Lemay would be fired in well under the time you specified.

37 posted on 08/07/2014 10:21:08 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: tcrlaf

It’s just Pooty Poot playing with the Pentagon bean counters. “Every time I send a plane, those idiots whack another 1,000 from the military just to pay for the intercept.”


38 posted on 08/07/2014 10:22:58 AM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Kerry, as Obama's plenipotentiary, is a paradox - the physical presence of a geopolitical absence")
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To: al_c

Sent pink slips to hundreds of Army Majors in Afghanistan,is depleting our nuclear deterrent,shrinking the Air Force and the Navy,what else do you want him to do?


39 posted on 08/07/2014 10:27:31 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: tcrlaf
Romney was totally correct

About a lot of things but the ignorant just couldn't get over trashing him. Too bad, and here we are. Real fun isn't it.

40 posted on 08/07/2014 10:28:44 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: Hulka

http://freebeacon.com/national-security/russian-bombers-fly-within-50-miles-of-california-coast/

Davis said the latest Bear H incursions began Monday around 4:30 p.m. Pacific time when radar detected the four turbo-prop powered bombers approaching the U.S. air defense zone near the far western Aleutian Islands.

Two U.S. Air Force F-22 jets were scrambled and intercepted the bombers over the Aleutians.

After tracking the bombers as they flew eastward, two of the four Bears turned around and headed west toward the Russian Far East. The bombers are believed to be based at the Russian strategic base near Anadyr, Russia.

The remaining two nuclear-capable bombers then flew southeast and around 9:30 P.M. entered the U.S. northern air defense zone off the coast of Northern California.

Two U.S. F-15 jets were deployed and intercepted the bombers as they eventually flew within 50 miles of the coast before turning around and heading west.


My wife and I were on the ocean beach at Bodega Bay when this happened and saw our fighter plane go full bore headed SWS, when it cleared our shore line. It was out of sight in seconds.

A couple of weeks later, we saw and heard a repeat of what happened the first time.

Reminds me of the old hide and seek games we used to play with the Ruskies during the so called cold war.


41 posted on 08/07/2014 10:31:42 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Obama's Storm of Illegal immigrants, aka, new democRat voters and his 2016 FDR 3rd term attempt!)
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To: Pollster1

I was a military dependent at Ramey AFB, Puerto Rico in the early 60’s when General Lemay visited our school. He was a regular guy not the horned beast the media portrays.


42 posted on 08/07/2014 10:35:30 AM PDT by pfflier
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To: Captain Peter Blood

If in the service today, he would be teaching like Mattis...

” In February 1965, after dealing with intense criticism, Johnson and McNamara forced LeMay into retirement.”

http://militaryhistory.about.com/od/airforce/p/lemay.htm


43 posted on 08/07/2014 10:57:39 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: tcrlaf

Eventually the Russians will figure out that now is a good time
to make a good first strike. Even better when they learn it
will take two days to clear the Obama of his own pant-load.


44 posted on 08/07/2014 11:02:07 AM PDT by Slambat
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To: Pollster1

I think he said The One would be cut down.


45 posted on 08/07/2014 11:06:22 AM PDT by Rockpile
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To: Hulka
from the article :
. . . 16 incursions into northwestern U.S. air defense identification zones . . .

That would be, ADIZ, in fact

46 posted on 08/07/2014 11:22:09 AM PDT by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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To: Signalman

Don’t make me laugh.

I hope to h*ll we never elect another Senator to the Presidency. You need people with conviction and action, and preferably military experience.


47 posted on 08/07/2014 11:35:11 AM PDT by nikos1121
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Until they start strafing the golf course, no action will be taken...

Thanks Diana...you're usually good for a laugh.

48 posted on 08/07/2014 11:44:14 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (Pitch black is the new "transparent.")
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To: ballplayer

America should flood DC with pink slips. In the mail, from motorcycles, cars even drop them from airplanes, it should be like a ticker tape parade of pink slips until the cowards get the message.

Unfortunately a country foolish enough to elect a president whose middle name is Hussein after the events of 9/11 wont likely awake from their stupor until we are being marched into the camps. Maybe not even then.


49 posted on 08/07/2014 11:49:05 AM PDT by infool7 (The ugly truth is just a big lie.)
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To: CSM
“Until they start strafing the golf course, no action will be taken...”

Where does "the one" play golf - Bolling AFB, Andrews AFB? (unfortunately, the only thing the AF is noted for are their golf courses and O clubs) and who does he play with?

50 posted on 08/07/2014 11:51:09 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (I want a Speaker who'll stick that pen and phone where no one but Reggie Love can find it!)
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