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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Finally: Putin retreats after Josh Earnest admonishes him in public!

NOT.
Ok, so the SU-24 Fencer is not the world’s most modern attack aircraft.


But I do have a feeling this is a little awkward, and a few questions.
Was the firing solution set?
Were the Phalanxes pivoting and following with the Fencers?
Was IVAN bathed in Aegis microwave radiation as he passed?
Or maybe there was a sign painted on the quarterdeck under the new Obama rules of engagement.


Here is my contention.

IVAN should be SO WORRIED we are liable to fire, being unpredictable and occasionally hair triggered, on aircraft running practice attack profiles, that they NEVER DO THIS.

It’s called FOREIGN POLICY

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6 Comments:

Blogger Pastorius said...

Am I crazy, or isn't it the job of the military (directed by their Commander in Chief) to NOT EVER ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN ... EVER?!!?!!?!!?!!?!!?

Thursday, April 14, 2016 1:05:00 pm  
Blogger Pete Rowe said...

Apparently, the Turkish government has more guts than Obama. Both of those jets should be resting at the bottom of the ocean and their pilots should be experiencing an aggressive debriefing.

Thursday, April 14, 2016 2:20:00 pm  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

Pasto,
You are absolutely correct!

But this administration is allowing this.

Could we be bombed by Russian aircraft? Here on our home soil?

Thursday, April 14, 2016 4:33:00 pm  
Blogger Redneck Texan said...

As the self appointed devil's advocate ..... we were about 40 miles off the coast of their naval base at Kaliningrad.

Imagine if a Russian cruiser was 40 miles off Norfork.

I would hope we'd buzz their deck as well.

I would hope we'd buzz their decks anywhere in the world's oceans as far as that goes.

Kaliningrad is an isolated Russian territory on the Baltic Sea separated from the rest of Russia. Our new NATO Baltic buddies Poland and Lithuania have recently become brave enough to threaten to cut off supplies from Russia to Kaliningrad. Russia then turned around and placed missiles there that would be inside our proposed missile defense shield for Europe.

In peacetime its called fuckin' with your adversary.

One of their drawbacks of peace is you have to be prepared to let potential enemies get in a position to fire on you first, and you can only destroy them after they launch weapons.

Which they didn't. For the same reason we didn't fire on them.

Really, I'm kind of embarrassed we are whining about this most recent case of brinkmanship so much.

They obviously dont like us going into places we didn't have the balls to go during the cold war.

I fully understand their logic of making us uncomfortable doing so in the Baltic and the Black Sea, where they buzzed this same ship back in 2014 when sent it into the conflict zone around Ukraine.

I'd really hate to be a sailor on this ship, we apparently prefer to put it in harms way with the automatic fire control systems disabled on a regular basis. Of course if you joined the Navy with the intention of staying safe ....... where's the thrill in that?



Thursday, April 14, 2016 11:31:00 pm  
Anonymous Ciccio said...

Actually, Rednecked Texan said just about everything I was about to say. Both the Baltic and the Black sea is Russia's backyard, compare it to a Russian battleship cruising between Cuba and Florida or in the gulf of St. Lawrence. Looks to me as if the Americans are looking for cheap propaganda, they can look tough without having to be tough.
Remember when you were a kid, that big house with the huge fence and that ferocious dog that used to go crazy when you ran your stick against the fence. The old man that owns the house is getting pretty furious with those bloody kids, one day he is going to flip and leave the gate open.

Thursday, April 14, 2016 11:45:00 pm  
Blogger Epaminondas said...

redneck...see my podt on location of cook

Friday, April 15, 2016 1:17:00 pm  

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