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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 11:20 am 
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What do you guys think about this?

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Russian bomber buzzes U.S. aircraft carrier

From Barbara Starr
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WASHINGTON (CNN) -- American fighter jets intercepted two Russian bombers, one of which buzzed a U.S. aircraft carrier in the western Pacific on Saturday, U.S. military officials told CNN Monday.

Russia's Defense Ministry said Tuesday that there was no violation of flight regulations during the incident. A ministry official said the flights are standard operating procedure for air force training.

One of them twice flew about 2,000 feet over the deck of the USS Nimitz Saturday while another flew about 50 miles away, officials said. Two others were at least 100 miles away, the military reported.

U.S. defense officials said four F/A-18A fighter jets from the Nimitz were in the air.

The Russians and the U.S. carrier did not exchange verbal communications. VideoWatch U.S. aircraft carrier USS Nimitz ยป

Four turboprop Tupolev-95 Bear bombers took off from Ukrainka Air Base, in Russia's Far East, in the middle of the night, Japanese officials told The Associated Press, adding that one of the planes violated Japanese airspace.

Russian bombers have been making flights over the western Pacific for several months.

There have been eight incidents off Alaska since July. Among the latest, on September 5, six F-15s from Elmendorf Air Force Base, adjacent to Anchorage, Alaska, intercepted six Russian bombers about 50 miles from the northwest coast of Alaska.

Two similar incidents occurred in August, one near Cape Lisburne, Alaska, and the other near Cold Bay, Alaska, west of the Aleutian Islands.


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http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/02/11/russian.bomber/index.html?eref=rss_latest#cnnSTCText :?:

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Testing testing 1-2-3....

Looks like the games afoot. Now we'll see what the move into the middle east we made has awakened.

Do Americans really think they rule the earth? :roll: :lol: :lol: I guess the rude awakening may be us.

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"about 2000 feet" Thats about 40% of a mile away.

A buzz is about 40 yards away.

This is a huge exaggeration.

I think the idea is to keep people frightened so the elite can continue undisturbed.

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More fruits from the labor of George W. Bush's cowboy diplomacy. The Russians are very unhappy about Bush's insane desire to base a missle defense system on the Russian border, as well they should be.

The neocons have found that they can't win wars in Afghanistan or Iraq, so they are attempting to revive a war which they simplemindedly still brag about winning; the Cold War.

Putin: Russia Could Aim Nukes at Ukraine

MOSCOW (AP) โ€” Russia could aim nuclear weapons at Ukraine if the former Soviet republic joins NATO and accepts the deployment of anti-missile defenses on its territory, President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday.

Putin spoke at a news conference in Moscow after four hours of talks with Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko, who has said joining the Western alliance is a priority for his country.

"That of course is Ukraine's internal process ... and we don't have the right, and we won't, interfere in this process," Putin said. But, he added, "that raises the question for Russia of the need for retaliatory actions."

"It's frightening not just to talk about, but even to think about, that in response to such deployment, the possibility of such deployments โ€” and one can't theoretically exclude these deployments โ€” that Russia will have to point its warheads at Ukrainian territory," he said.

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