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Russian Bombers Fly Within 50 Miles of CA Coastline

From the Washington Free Beacon:

Russian Bombers Fly Within 50 Miles of California Coast

By Bill Gertz | June 11, 2014

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.

“The last time we saw anything similar was two years ago on the Fourth of July,” Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a Norad spokesman, told the Free Beacon.

The Fourth of July, huh. For the record, the July 4, 2012 bomber flights near the West Coast were the first time since the Cold War that Russian jets has traveled so close to the U.S. coastline.

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 remaining two nuclear-capable bombers then flew southeast and around 9:30 pm 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…

But, as Obama said in the last Presidential debate in 2012, Russia is just a ‘regional power.’ They are not a real threat to the US.

The Tu-95 is a long-range strike aircraft capable of carrying nuclear cruise missiles. Other versions are equipped with intelligence-gathering sensors and electronic warfare gear. It has a range of around 9,400 miles without refueling…

The bomber incursion is the latest Russian nuclear saber-rattling amid stepped up tensions over Moscow’s military annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea.

Rep. Mike Conaway (R., Texas), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, called the Russian flights “intentional provocations.”

“Putin is doing this specifically to try to taunt the U.S. and exercise, at least in the reported world, some sort of saber-rattling, muscle-flexing kind of nonsense,” Conaway said in an interview…

Retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney, a former Alaska commander for the North American Aerospace Defense Command, said he does not remember a case of Russian strategic bombers coming that close to the U.S. coast.

“Again we see the Obama administration through their covert—but overt to Mr. Putin—unilateral disarmament, inviting adventurism by the Russians,” McInerney said in an email.

“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…

It must be racism. There is just no other explanation.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, June 12th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

6 Responses to “Russian Bombers Fly Within 50 Miles of CA Coastline”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    When our cars were big and powerful, we were big and powerful. Obama and The Utopians are past the Pre-Op phase and are now having their gentical polarity switched ..

    Dress shopping comes next month

  2. captstubby says:

    Like This Day In History

    Jun 12, 1987:
    Reagan challenges Gorbachev

    “On this day in 1987, in one of his most famous Cold War speeches, President Ronald Reagan challenges Soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev to “tear down” the Berlin Wall, a symbol of the repressive Communist era in a divided Germany.
    With the wall as a backdrop, President Reagan declared to a West Berlin crowd in 1987, “There is one sign the Soviets can make that would be unmistakable, that would advance dramatically the cause of freedom and peace.” He then called upon his Soviet counterpart: “Secretary General Gorbachev, if you seek peace–if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe–if you seek liberalization: come here, to this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall.” Reagan then went on to ask Gorbachev to undertake serious arms reduction talks with the United States.
    Happily for Berliners, though, the speech also foreshadowed events to come: Two years later, on November 9, 1989, joyful East and West Germans did break down the infamous barrier between East and West Berlin. Germany was officially reunited on October 3, 1990.”

    some experts believe that if Reagan had said ,”I am a jelly doughnut”…

  3. canary says:

    After Russian bombers invade Obama Honors WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx; East Room at 2:05 p.m. after a 12:30 Lunch with Biden.

    Earlier scheduale 10:55 am || Meets with Australian President Tony Abbott I’m guessing to arrange Michello’s vacation as she told the youngsters when asked her favorite thing to do was traveling and that Austrailia was next on her I quote
    “bucket list”.

    • canary says:

      Update: After Russian Bombers Invade (snif sob) Obama Honors WNBA Champion Minnesota Lynx; East Room 2:05

      Every news outlet was forced to scrub the video’s of this 2nd time Obama honored the team.

      Getty photo had a little humor in scrubbing their photos of the event, replacing with a “curtain” instead.
      At least some sites left the first photo of as evidence they did have the video, but click the arrow and all sorts of messages.

    • canary says:

      Update After Russians Bombers invade Obama. Today, Wed. he made an unschedualed trip to a high school graduation and jokes he can’t remember his HS graduation speaker because he was thinking of the party afterwards. He proceeds to explain he doesn’t even remember the party and that he’s just being truthful as he get’s giggles. Before, this video is scrubbed too.


      Russian soldiers are on auto-pilot at this point as to following orders. They are laughing at us.

      I’m not ashamed to be an American. I’m embarrassed.

  4. BillK says:

    “Putin is doing this specifically to try to taunt the U.S. and exercise, at least in the reported world, some sort of saber-rattling, muscle-flexing kind of nonsense,” Conaway said in an interview

    Uh, yeah, that’s sort of the point.

    Putin is puffing up his image at home and revealing that the US isn’t even a paper tiger with Obama at the helm, it’s a joke at best.

    I’ll bet this action results in another strongly worded letter being placed in Russia’s file at the United Nations.

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