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2014-04-14 03:00:19 PM
Maybe he just wanted to hang with the boys?
 
2014-04-14 03:00:30 PM
Nice stock photo of the wrong aircraft, Washington Post.
 
2014-04-14 03:01:52 PM

TheBigJerk: dr_blasto: Ah, moonie times. Love your commenters, some of the most unhinged and mentally deficient people on the internets.

Also, of note, the actual event isn't noteworthy.

Oh, it's noteworthy, but it's not shocking or terrifying.


Or unusual.


Russia has been doing this occasionally for over a decade.  Not constantly, but they've been doing it off and on since by or before the War on Terror.  (I can't remember the first incident).  This is another incident in the continuing list of ways Russia is rattling sabers and being belligerent.  It should be filed and logged and used against Russia during diplomatic arguments.

Lolz.  Air forces have been doing this for as long as they've had fuel enough to get them over-water to where the ships are.  You can't remember the first incident because you weren't born then.   If you are in international water, there is absolutely *nothing* to use against anyone.  Their planes have exactly as much right to be there as our ships.

This is an absolute non-event.
 
2014-04-14 03:03:10 PM

Trocadero: [s2.quickmeme.com image 325x399]


"WHAT!!?"
"..........danger zone."

\seriously, that version is ridiculous
 
2014-04-14 03:04:50 PM

TheBigJerk: Doing it to a foreign vessel is like having a large gang of Guidos standing outside of a neighborhood grocery store loudly making racist jokes that target the races of the people entering the store.  Not illegal, not directly threatening, yet clearly meant to threaten and intimidate.


I don't know.  GUIDOs don't look all that threatening:

milkthefranchise.com


/Yes, I know he's an EECOM.
 
2014-04-14 03:05:15 PM
You know what else? F*ck Kenny Loggins. There, I said it.

The best song off the Top Gun Soundtrack is "Mighty Wings" by Cheap Trick. There's a raging fire in my heart tonight, guys. Growing higher and higher in my soul.
 
2014-04-14 03:05:24 PM
it's a Su-24... the soviet answer to the F-111
meh.
 
2014-04-14 03:05:27 PM
No. No Mav, this is not a good idea.
Sorry Goose, it's time to buzz a pattern.
 
2014-04-14 03:06:46 PM

Rent Party: They did while I was in. Early 1990s. I still have pictures taken from the F-14 escorting them on their flyby.


...well? Where are they?

gas giant: And the next thing you know, everybody will start wearing neon short shorts paired with knee socks and start listening to Twisted Sister.


Never heard of her.
 
2014-04-14 03:08:47 PM

BigNumber12: Rent Party: They did while I was in. Early 1990s. I still have pictures taken from the F-14 escorting them on their flyby.

...well? Where are they?

gas giant: And the next thing you know, everybody will start wearing neon short shorts paired with knee socks and start listening to Twisted Sister.

Never heard of her.


actually it's a "he".. well actually it's a "they"

/flight of the navigator FTW
 
2014-04-14 03:09:05 PM
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-04-14 03:09:24 PM
moderatelygeeky.podbean.com
 
2014-04-14 03:09:27 PM

Smoking GNU: gas giant: And the next thing you know, everybody will start wearing neon short shorts paired with knee socks and start listening to Twisted Sister.
The 80's were f*cking incredibly stupid, do we really have to go through all that sh*t again?

Apparently. From what i've seen, most hard core straight ticket voting republicans have a raging hardon when thinking about the possible return of the cold war.


And Putin. They love his fascist, bare chested, horseback riding manliness. They are damn near orgasmic with their awe of his sheer authoritarian-ness and iron fisted authority.
 
2014-04-14 03:11:40 PM

The_Original_Roxtar: it's a Su-24... the soviet answer to the F-111
meh.


correction.. it's a poor soviet attempt at a F-111 style aircraft that fell short in every respect.
 
2014-04-14 03:11:42 PM
I hope we don't Russian to anything.
 
2014-04-14 03:13:45 PM

BigNumber12: Rent Party: They did while I was in. Early 1990s. I still have pictures taken from the F-14 escorting them on their flyby.

...well? Where are they?


On my desk at home, along with the original BDA photo montage from the Basra "Highway of Death" and some other tokens from the first gulf war.   We didn't have a whole lot of digital imagery back then.  Lots and lots of film, though.

I probably aught to scan 'em.

/ Adjusts onion belt.
 
2014-04-14 03:15:26 PM
Sort of fitting that this is being reported by our version of Pravda.
 
2014-04-14 03:16:18 PM

Rent Party: BigNumber12: Rent Party: They did while I was in. Early 1990s. I still have pictures taken from the F-14 escorting them on their flyby.

...well? Where are they?

On my desk at home, along with the original BDA photo montage from the Basra "Highway of Death" and some other tokens from the first gulf war.   We didn't have a whole lot of digital imagery back then.  Lots and lots of film, though.

I probably aught to scan 'em.

/ Adjusts onion belt.


Craziness. I hope you post them soon.
 
2014-04-14 03:17:11 PM
Next up Putin takes Karpatalja as UN troops could be in Ukraine as early as next week.
 
2014-04-14 03:18:51 PM

The more you eat the more you fart: Ancient jet.

It was obviously a tactic to gauge the US's response.


That should make it more scary, when they're using throwaway jets to taunt you.
 
2014-04-14 03:18:54 PM

The_Original_Roxtar: The_Original_Roxtar: it's a Su-24... the soviet answer to the F-111
meh.

correction.. it's a poor soviet attempt at a F-111 style aircraft that fell short in every respect.


TFA starts off with an SU-27s and ends with two Su-24s and I think they were both stock photos.  I don't think we know what really flew by.

Given the press demand for accuracy, I'd guess it was probably a Tu-95 that went through editing like this:  "It's a fighter jet!  I think it's an AK-47!"
 
2014-04-14 03:19:15 PM

Magorn: The comments section of the TFA is priceless, you have to wonder when the readers of the uber-right Moonie Times began such a love affair with Russia, who used to be tier designated boogeyman:

  Tastycake•
Our country is a major hypocrite. We are just exploiting the Ukrainian people to get at Russia's vast natural resources combined with pushing our ideology onto them - sort of like what the USSR was doing prior to its dissolution. So we are now the USSA.
2


  Kathy King•
The Russians are also the only true Christian nation left on earth. Religious or not, I'd rather have leaders that profess to follow the "golden rule" than the dual citizen skanks we have in Canada and the US.

  Cuchulain•
They definitely are on the right side of the Syrian Sectarian War.


Given the sheer ... oddness of a lot of the pro-Russia comments I've seen, both from this event and others, I have to believe that the Russian government is paying people to post as much pro-Russian stuff as they can. The wording is just off, the terms used are odd, and a lot of the posts seemed designed to elicit emotion. Normally I would just say "trolling", but when a bunch of trolls appear to support a common cause, I have to switch to thinking it's propaganda.
 
2014-04-14 03:20:41 PM

neongoats: Smoking GNU: gas giant: And the next thing you know, everybody will start wearing neon short shorts paired with knee socks and start listening to Twisted Sister.
The 80's were f*cking incredibly stupid, do we really have to go through all that sh*t again?

Apparently. From what i've seen, most hard core straight ticket voting republicans have a raging hardon when thinking about the possible return of the cold war.

And Putin. They love his fascist, bare chested, horseback riding manliness. They are damn near orgasmic with their awe of his sheer authoritarian-ness and iron fisted authority.


You know what?  I know a few conservatives.  They don't particularly care for Putin.  They see him as an ex-KGB agent.

In fact, I just held my nose and quickly perused Free Republic, and pretty much it sounds like they are in agreement that 'A *REAL* president wouldn't let Putin get away with that shiat:  Nobody buzzed us when Reagan was in office'.
 
2014-04-14 03:24:11 PM

dittybopper: neongoats: Smoking GNU: gas giant: And the next thing you know, everybody will start wearing neon short shorts paired with knee socks and start listening to Twisted Sister.
The 80's were f*cking incredibly stupid, do we really have to go through all that sh*t again?

Apparently. From what i've seen, most hard core straight ticket voting republicans have a raging hardon when thinking about the possible return of the cold war.

And Putin. They love his fascist, bare chested, horseback riding manliness. They are damn near orgasmic with their awe of his sheer authoritarian-ness and iron fisted authority.

You know what?  I know a few conservatives.  They don't particularly care for Putin.  They see him as an ex-KGB agent.

In fact, I just held my nose and quickly perused Free Republic, and pretty much it sounds like they are in agreement that 'A *REAL* president wouldn't let Putin get away with that shiat:  Nobody buzzed us when Reagan was in office'.


The ones I know IRL are of the extreme fundamentalist gay hating type. They think Putin is great and that russia is the last bastion of jesusyness and stuff because of gay this and gay that. It's quite ridiculous.
 
2014-04-14 03:25:14 PM

BigNumber12: Rent Party: BigNumber12: Rent Party: They did while I was in. Early 1990s. I still have pictures taken from the F-14 escorting them on their flyby.

...well? Where are they?

On my desk at home, along with the original BDA photo montage from the Basra "Highway of Death" and some other tokens from the first gulf war.   We didn't have a whole lot of digital imagery back then.  Lots and lots of film, though.

I probably aught to scan 'em.

/ Adjusts onion belt.

Craziness. I hope you post them soon.


Here is a bad one (taken with my cell phone) of the Basra highway.  The black burn marks are blown up tanks and trucks.  These were taken after they had cleaned up all the bodies.

scontent-b.xx.fbcdn.net
This one is of one of the USS Missouri's last actions.

fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net

Thanks, VF-1 TARPS!

I think I may scan these in tonight.
 
2014-04-14 03:25:27 PM
Overzealous pilot. Non-story.
 
2014-04-14 03:25:56 PM

That Guy Jeff: Given the sheer ... oddness of a lot of the pro-Russia comments I've seen, both from this event and others, I have to believe that the Russian government is paying people to post as much pro-Russian stuff as they can. The wording is just off, the terms used are odd, and a lot of the posts seemed designed to elicit emotion. Normally I would just say "trolling", but when a bunch of trolls appear to support a common cause, I have to switch to thinking it's propaganda.


I've noticed a little bit of that myself.

It reminds me of the Usenet discussions during the Hainan Island incident.  Whole bunch of people who used stilted English arguing that the US was the aggressor and even that the large, lumbering EP-3 somehow caused the incident by attacking the PLAN fighter, which is ludicrous.
 
2014-04-14 03:27:31 PM

neongoats: dittybopper: neongoats: Smoking GNU: gas giant: And the next thing you know, everybody will start wearing neon short shorts paired with knee socks and start listening to Twisted Sister.
The 80's were f*cking incredibly stupid, do we really have to go through all that sh*t again?

Apparently. From what i've seen, most hard core straight ticket voting republicans have a raging hardon when thinking about the possible return of the cold war.

And Putin. They love his fascist, bare chested, horseback riding manliness. They are damn near orgasmic with their awe of his sheer authoritarian-ness and iron fisted authority.

You know what?  I know a few conservatives.  They don't particularly care for Putin.  They see him as an ex-KGB agent.

In fact, I just held my nose and quickly perused Free Republic, and pretty much it sounds like they are in agreement that 'A *REAL* president wouldn't let Putin get away with that shiat:  Nobody buzzed us when Reagan was in office'.

The ones I know IRL are of the extreme fundamentalist gay hating type. They think Putin is great and that russia is the last bastion of jesusyness and stuff because of gay this and gay that. It's quite ridiculous.


Well, I'm quite sure I can find people on the opposite side who think Stalin and Mao were the best leaders *EVAR*.

Doesn't mean "liberals" are like that in general.
 
2014-04-14 03:27:58 PM

That Guy Jeff: Magorn: The comments section of the TFA is priceless, you have to wonder when the readers of the uber-right Moonie Times began such a love affair with Russia, who used to be tier designated boogeyman:

  Tastycake•
Our country is a major hypocrite. We are just exploiting the Ukrainian people to get at Russia's vast natural resources combined with pushing our ideology onto them - sort of like what the USSR was doing prior to its dissolution. So we are now the USSA.
2


  Kathy King•
The Russians are also the only true Christian nation left on earth. Religious or not, I'd rather have leaders that profess to follow the "golden rule" than the dual citizen skanks we have in Canada and the US.

  Cuchulain•
They definitely are on the right side of the Syrian Sectarian War.

Given the sheer ... oddness of a lot of the pro-Russia comments I've seen, both from this event and others, I have to believe that the Russian government is paying people to post as much pro-Russian stuff as they can. The wording is just off, the terms used are odd, and a lot of the posts seemed designed to elicit emotion. Normally I would just say "trolling", but when a bunch of trolls appear to support a common cause, I have to switch to thinking it's propaganda.



You know I think you are on to something here
 
2014-04-14 03:33:51 PM

BEER_ME_in_CT: Hey Russia,

we put those old ships out in the Black Sea to distract you while we maneuver THESE into striking distance.

[media.defenceindustrydaily.com image 850x615]


Wow... they have rednecks in Connecticut?

Oh, I mean... They have rednecks in Connecticut.
 
2014-04-14 03:40:33 PM

WelldeadLink: The more you eat the more you fart: Ancient jet.

It was obviously a tactic to gauge the US's response.

That should make it more scary, when they're using throwaway jets to taunt you.


Ronnie Ray Guns Star Wars plan was mostly smoke the great thing is it did help a little to blow away the USSR. At least that was the story at the time.
 
2014-04-14 03:41:23 PM

neongoats: The ones I know IRL are of the extreme fundamentalist gay hating type. They think Putin is great


Wait, a macho dude who hangs out with bears and walks around shirtless all the time?

static.gigwise.com
 
2014-04-14 03:41:36 PM

hardinparamedic: Russians being Russians. Do they still buzz carrier groups with TU-95s?


They did to my ship in the Sea of Japan off Best Korea in 2007... So yeah. At least they did then.
 
2014-04-14 03:43:01 PM

Magorn:  Kathy King•
The Russians are also the only true Christian nation left on earth. Religious or not, I'd rather have leaders that profess to follow the "golden rule" than the dual citizen skanks we have in Canada and the US.


Rarely has so much fail been crammed into one sentence.
 
2014-04-14 03:48:39 PM
Did the captain of the ship spill his coffee while cursing under his breath?

I WANT SOME BUTTS! (I loved that line because it set the tone for the homoerotic masterpiece that is Top Gun)
 
2014-04-14 03:48:45 PM
I just wonder if there's some reason why they didn't crank that AN/SPY radar up to 11 and fry every circuit in that thing.

Quite honestly, though, it wasn't all that rare in the Cold War for either side to buzz ships if they were near territorial waters (at least, that's how I understand it). The whiny press release about it being "unprofessional" just seems silly, better to just say "Yeah, they're showboating... we don't really care, we just don't want them to screw up and hit something expensive."
 
2014-04-14 03:50:33 PM

akula: I just wonder if there's some reason why they didn't crank that AN/SPY radar up to 11 and fry every circuit in that thing.


Rick Romero reports that military systems might be hardened against EMI.

Next up, they may have guns, too!
 
2014-04-14 03:53:33 PM

neversubmit: Next up Putin takes Karpatalja as UN troops could be in Ukraine as early as next week.


It seems really dangerous for an aspiring emperor to foment rabid right-wing nationalists. Those are dogs who bite the hand that feeds. Ask pretty much any king of Europe circa 1914 what happened when empires ran into slavic nationalism.
 
2014-04-14 03:54:01 PM

Rent Party: akula: I just wonder if there's some reason why they didn't crank that AN/SPY radar up to 11 and fry every circuit in that thing.

Rick Romero reports that military systems might be hardened against EMI.

Next up, they may have guns, too!


It doesn't mean a fark-ton of EM energy won't cause some kinds of problems. Hell, they might even be able to sterilize the pilot with as powerful as those things are reported to be.
 
2014-04-14 03:56:25 PM

Magorn: The comments section of the TFA is priceless, you have to wonder when the readers of the uber-right Moonie Times began such a love affair with Russia, who used to be tier designated boogeyman:

  Tastycake•
Our country is a major hypocrite. We are just exploiting the Ukrainian people to get at Russia's vast natural resources combined with pushing our ideology onto them - sort of like what the USSR was doing prior to its dissolution. So we are now the USSA.
2


  Kathy King•
The Russians are also the only true Christian nation left on earth. Religious or not, I'd rather have leaders that profess to follow the "golden rule" than the dual citizen skanks we have in Canada and the US.

  Cuchulain•
They definitely are on the right side of the Syrian Sectarian War.


Nice to see the Fifth Column is alive and well.
 
2014-04-14 03:56:37 PM

akula: Rent Party: akula: I just wonder if there's some reason why they didn't crank that AN/SPY radar up to 11 and fry every circuit in that thing.

Rick Romero reports that military systems might be hardened against EMI.

Next up, they may have guns, too!

It doesn't mean a fark-ton of EM energy won't cause some kinds of problems. Hell, they might even be able to sterilize the pilot with as powerful as those things are reported to be.


[notsureifserious.jpg]
 
2014-04-14 03:56:44 PM
Bet it followed the Russkie pilot the entire time:
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-04-14 04:00:32 PM

FLMountainMan: Magorn:  Kathy King•
The Russians are also the only true Christian nation left on earth.

Rarely has so much fail been crammed into one sentence.


??

It's an orthodox viewpoint.
 
2014-04-14 04:03:40 PM

BigNumber12: Rent Party: They did while I was in. Early 1990s. I still have pictures taken from the F-14 escorting them on their flyby.

...well? Where are they?

gas giant: And the next thing you know, everybody will start wearing neon short shorts paired with knee socks and start listening to Twisted Sister.

Never heard of her.


She was the love child of that Pink Floyd guy and that Ziggy Stardust chic, you know the one who was a model and then got caught up with Charles Manson.
 
2014-04-14 04:06:11 PM

dittybopper: neongoats: Smoking GNU: gas giant: And the next thing you know, everybody will start wearing neon short shorts paired with knee socks and start listening to Twisted Sister.
The 80's were f*cking incredibly stupid, do we really have to go through all that sh*t again?

Apparently. From what i've seen, most hard core straight ticket voting republicans have a raging hardon when thinking about the possible return of the cold war.

And Putin. They love his fascist, bare chested, horseback riding manliness. They are damn near orgasmic with their awe of his sheer authoritarian-ness and iron fisted authority.

You know what?  I know a few conservatives.  They don't particularly care for Putin.  They see him as an ex-KGB agent.

In fact, I just held my nose and quickly perused Free Republic, and pretty much it sounds like they are in agreement that 'A *REAL* president wouldn't let Putin get away with that shiat:  Nobody buzzed us when Reagan was in office'.


Heh...odd how Freepers forget Bin Laden's statement about being emboldened by Reagan's failure to respond after the Marine barracks bombing.

/listen to your enemies
//sometime they're more honest than your "allies"
 
2014-04-14 04:06:11 PM

Random Internet Persona: The tower?!  Rapunzel!  Rapunzel!


Well done, sir....well done.
 
2014-04-14 04:06:53 PM

hardinparamedic: Repple Depple: BEER_ME_in_CT: Hey Russia,

we put those old ships out in the Black Sea to distract you while we maneuver THESE into striking distance.

[media.defenceindustrydaily.com image 850x615]

DDG-75 can take care of itself quite nicely...

/Aegis Weapon System
//SM-3
///boom

SM-3: We'll even blow satellites apart.


Really?  very cool.
 
2014-04-14 04:07:31 PM

tokyotron: the tower was also pretty full...


Full of Seamen.
 
2014-04-14 04:08:44 PM
images.fandango.com

\Seriously? This far into the thread, and no one has posted the correct pic?
 
2014-04-14 04:09:43 PM

gas giant: And the next thing you know, everybody will start wearing neon short shorts paired with knee socks and start listening to Twisted Sister.
The 80's were f*cking incredibly stupid, do we really have to go through all that sh*t again?


You forgot the midriff T-shirt that was frequently paired with said shorts and knee socks.
 
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