MurphyMurphy: YouPeopleAreCrazy: texdent: Is Guam even that vital to us?Yeah, pretty much[upload.wikimedia.org image 300x240][www.vrc-50.org image 441x279]Or we could close a military base in a region where we can just as easily use an allies territory and facilities. Like we do when we don't have the option of building stupidly expensive bases just for the sake of it. In fact we could even encourage other nations to step up to the plate since apparently we are all in this together. (the whole reason everyone loves us doing it, we pay and they don't)Fark, that would be terrible. The globe would run red and we would rue the day.GUAM IS VITALand my ass is a corn muffin.
jake_lex: I wonder how many American planes were probing Russian defenses at around the same time. Or Chinese defenses. Or North Korean defenses. Etc. etc.Non-story.
texdent: Is Guam even that vital to us?
ethics-gradient: Apparently Putin's getting more and more unpopular with an increasingly sophisticated Russian middle class, so his tactics get cruder and cruder to distract the window licker vote into kneejerk anti-Americanism.Might work for him, maybe he actually means business. I dunno.
ClavellBCMI: I swear the Russians are going to be still using those bombers for 25 years after we finally retire the B-52, simply because they can.
The Bestest: As been said, this happens pretty much weekly, particularly in Alaska. Non-story.
Doktor_Zhivago: The Russians have been flying ELINT modified Bears to the edge of and sometimes into our air space since the 60s. It's kinda their thing. We fly out and say GTFO and they turn around and go back to Russia. Everyone goes home and nothing happens (except that one time when someone collided with one by accident)http://tu-95.net/tupolev-tu-95-bear-intercepts-from-the-1960s-till-t od ay/#
Slaxl: Russians can't even keep a meteor from exploding over their skies. You know what Russia is? It's a sitting duck, a road apple. Russia is weak. It's feeble. I think it's time to put the hurt on Russia.
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