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(CNN)   US fighter jets intercept Russian military aircraft near Alaska...again. No word if Sarah Palin saw whole thing   (cnn.com) divider line
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2020-06-25 11:19:56 AM  
I'm sure that Russia poking at us like this is just a symptom of how Great Again we are. Throw it onto the pile with the 120K bodies and the beaten protesters.
 
2020-06-25 11:30:59 AM  
Were they SU-27s or Putin-Heads?
 
2020-06-25 12:03:32 PM  
News? They do this every couple of months.
 
2020-06-25 12:09:00 PM  
I'm pretty sure my dad flew intercepts on Tu-95s when he was in the Air Force in the 1950's.

This is not news it's same shiat diferent day/
 
2020-06-25 12:12:04 PM  

Boondock3806: I'm sure that Russia poking at us like this is just a symptom of how Great Again we are. Throw it onto the pile with the 120K bodies and the beaten protesters.


To be fair, they do this all the time. We probably do some of it to them too. They try to find holes in US and Canadian defenses, we intercept, Capt. Smith and Sgt. Do-Right ask Russian Guyovitch how the family is, and they part ways.
 
2020-06-25 12:13:32 PM  
I'm sure Donnie Two Scoops is already working on delivering an apology handjob to his boss.
 
2020-06-25 12:13:40 PM  
Same as every year since 1948.
 
2020-06-25 12:15:10 PM  
Sarah was passed out after a xanax and box wine binge.
 
2020-06-25 12:15:20 PM  
She's probably too busy with Jesus and her big government schemes to notice the planes
 
2020-06-25 12:15:30 PM  
Can we stop with these threads. They're in the "water is wet- film at 11" territory at this point. As others have stated- this has been going on since the dawn of the Cold War in the 50's. It's a game designed to keep each sides' pilots, navigators, etc sharp. That's it.
 
2020-06-25 12:15:45 PM  
It makes no sense. Why would anyone engage in any kind of military aggression against the US at this point in history?
It would entail risk, and hardly seems necessary.
 
2020-06-25 12:16:50 PM  
"North American Aerospace Defense Command F-22s, supported by a KC-135 Stratotanker ...."


Yes, let's send in a giant flying gas tank to an intercept mission!
 
2020-06-25 12:18:15 PM  
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jvl [BareFark]
2020-06-25 12:18:20 PM  

AcneVulgaris: Sarah was passed out after a xanax and box wine binge.


Plus the whole thing where she never said she could see Russia. That was Tina Fey.
 
2020-06-25 12:19:24 PM  

rcain: "North American Aerospace Defense Command F-22s, supported by a KC-135 Stratotanker ...."


Yes, let's send in a giant flying gas tank to an intercept mission!



As opposed to keeping it right above their originating base?  What good would that do?
 
2020-06-25 12:19:56 PM  
Sounds like the Russians stayed where they were supposed to, and behaved professionally.

This is fine. Fly up to meet / greet them, behave as professionally as we always do, and call it a day. Positive interaction between our front line folks reduces the risk of things accidentally going sideways next time.
 
2020-06-25 12:22:14 PM  
Don't the Russian pilots give a "Happy Independence Day" greeting on the intercoms this time of year?
 
2020-06-25 12:22:26 PM  

darch: Can we stop with these threads. They're in the "water is wet- film at 11" territory at this point. As others have stated- this has been going on since the dawn of the Cold War in the 50's. It's a game designed to keep each sides' pilots, navigators, etc sharp. That's it.


Exactly.   Subby must be a youngling.
 
2020-06-25 12:22:44 PM  

Mollari: I'm pretty sure my dad flew intercepts on Tu-95s when he was in the Air Force in the 1950's.

This is not news it's same shiat diferent day/


Indeed.

Strategic Air Command had nuclear armed bombers in the air 24/7 in flight right up to the Soviet border for close to 40 years.

This is what militaries do, all over the globe.  Lets fly right up to their air space and see how they react.
 
2020-06-25 12:22:45 PM  

darch: Can we stop with these threads. They're in the "water is wet- film at 11" territory at this point. As others have stated- this has been going on since the dawn of the Cold War in the 50's. It's a game designed to keep each sides' pilots, navigators, etc sharp. That's it.


Generally speaking - beyond Fark - we should be highlighting the unprofessional encounters, and quietly noting the professional ones. But yeah. Every positive encounter probably doesn't deserve a Fark thread.
 
2020-06-25 12:24:05 PM  
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2020-06-25 12:25:03 PM  

rcain: "North American Aerospace Defense Command F-22s, supported by a KC-135 Stratotanker ...."


Yes, let's send in a giant flying gas tank to an intercept mission!


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2020-06-25 12:25:19 PM  
Pretty much what happens every other month or so

Been that way for decades
 
2020-06-25 12:25:22 PM  
With oil prices still low, Putey-poots is just trying to burn off excess kerosene.
 
2020-06-25 12:27:06 PM  
No word if Sarah Palin saw whole thing

Now we need some butthurt smartass to school us libs that it was an SNL skit.

That raging frustration never gets old.
 
2020-06-25 12:27:34 PM  

jvl: AcneVulgaris: Sarah was passed out after a xanax and box wine binge.

Plus the whole thing where she never said she could see Russia. That was Tina Fey.


She was asked about her foreign policy experience and said "They're our next-door neighbors, and you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska, from an island in Alaska." and "When you consider even national-security issues with Russia, as Putin rears his head and comes into the airspace of the United States of America, where - where do they go? It's Alaska."

It was a joke mocking her experience as governor of Alaska as being someone involved with Russo-American relations.

Anyway, what are the odds that if Trump loses they pull a Crimea and say that Alaskans are begging for freedom after Steward stole that land and the new fascist regime has taken over America?
 
2020-06-25 12:28:12 PM  

rcain: "North American Aerospace Defense Command F-22s, supported by a KC-135 Stratotanker ...."


Yes, let's send in a giant flying gas tank to an intercept mission!


The tanker isn't on an intercept mission, it's on a support mission. This is how interceptors stay in the air for longer than 30 minutes.
 
2020-06-25 12:29:00 PM  
Yawn
 
2020-06-25 12:32:38 PM  
It is a day ending in Y apparently. Routine moves and both sides tend to fly/sail near each others borders just to test things and show the flag.
 
2020-06-25 12:34:46 PM  
Where?
 
2020-06-25 12:35:13 PM  
the Russian aircraft "remained in international airspace and at no time did the aircraft enter United States or Canadian sovereign airspace."

Yawn. Let us know if they actually enter into U.S. or Canadian air space.
 
2020-06-25 12:35:56 PM  
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2020-06-25 12:36:14 PM  
We do the same thing in the black sea. We fly elint planes all over up by Crimea, and Russian bases. See if we can get them to light up their radars so we can record and analyze those signals. Make better jamming pods. And they send out interceptors too. Its reported they aren't as professional.
 
2020-06-25 12:37:18 PM  
Also, where is Goose when you need him?

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2020-06-25 12:37:28 PM  

Mock26: the Russian aircraft "remained in international airspace and at no time did the aircraft enter United States or Canadian sovereign airspace."

Yawn. Let us know if they actually enter into U.S. or Canadian air space.


They typically reserve that for the weaker countries.
 
2020-06-25 12:37:55 PM  

Mock26: Also, where is Goose


I have some bad news for you.
 
2020-06-25 12:38:10 PM  
Again? Damn, the Russians are worse than Fitzpatrick and Roethlisberger put together.
 
jvl [BareFark]
2020-06-25 12:38:53 PM  

Grungehamster: It was a joke mocking her experience as governor of Alaska as being someone involved with Russo-American relations.


Yes it was a valid joke. Regrettably, many people still think she said the brilliant burn that Tina Fey spoke, so it is always worth mentioning. It's the same thing with the fake Al Gore and "inventing the internet", or the unusually evil meme of Richard Gere and a hamster.
 
2020-06-25 12:40:45 PM  

BigNumber12: Mock26: Also, where is Goose

I have some bad news for you.


Usually in the rear.
 
2020-06-25 12:43:23 PM  

Grungehamster: jvl: AcneVulgaris: Sarah was passed out after a xanax and box wine binge.

Plus the whole thing where she never said she could see Russia. That was Tina Fey.

She was asked about her foreign policy experience and said "They're our next-door neighbors, and you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska, from an island in Alaska." and "When you consider even national-security issues with Russia, as Putin rears his head and comes into the airspace of the United States of America, where - where do they go? It's Alaska."

It was a joke mocking her experience as governor of Alaska as being someone involved with Russo-American relations.

Anyway, what are the odds that if Trump loses they pull a Crimea and say that Alaskans are begging for freedom after Steward stole that land and the new fascist regime has taken over America?


I always envisioned the Chinese doing it. They are building up carrier fleets. Those are not for defence. First Taiwan, and then try and snatch some resources from the USA. Add into that global warming. Alaska is a juicy ripe peach.

/adjusts tin foil hat
 
2020-06-25 12:44:40 PM  
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She's too busy checking on the Turkeys

/Brings RED coffee cups to the slaughter.   Gotta match, doncha know
 
2020-06-25 12:49:15 PM  

Grungehamster: Anyway, what are the odds that if Trump loses they pull a Crimea and say that Alaskans are begging for freedom after Steward stole that land and the new fascist regime has taken over America?


Uh, zero? Is this a rhetorical question?
 
2020-06-25 1:02:02 PM  

Fara Clark: I always envisioned the Chinese doing it. They are building up carrier fleets. Those are not for defence. First Taiwan, and then try and snatch some resources from the USA. Add into that global warming. Alaska is a juicy ripe peach.

/adjusts tin foil hat


ehhh, "building up" is a very generous term for what the PRC is doing vis a vis carrier groups.
 
2020-06-25 1:03:36 PM  
Sarah Palin is always watching.
 
2020-06-25 1:08:32 PM  

Fara Clark: We do the same thing in the black sea. We fly elint planes all over up by Crimea, and Russian bases. See if we can get them to light up their radars so we can record and analyze those signals. Make better jamming pods. And they send out interceptors too. Its reported they aren't as professional.


The Soviets used to do this to Sweden. If I remember correctly they would fly in the channel between the Island of Gotland and the mainland, where there is a "gap" just a couple miles wide in Swedish air space. The airport at Visby is a combination military and civilian airport and when I was visiting there in 1986 I got an up close view of some Swedish jets. My Swedish cousin is a pilot and flew us from Stockholm out to Visby in a small 4-seater and my cousin has an odd sense of humor. Part of that humor was always flying with an old style leather flying helmet and a rising sun bandanna. Well, I was 16 and had an equally odd sense of humor so he let me wear the helmet and bandanna. We landed at Visby and as we were coming off the runway some fighters were taxiing by. One pilot looked over, I waved, he waved, and then he did a double take when he clearly saw the rising sun! He then gave a thumbs up and I could clearly see the smile on his face as he hooked up his mask. My cousin could not stop laughing, and he jokingly said he was made at me because he had made that trip dozens of times before and had never been that close to one of the jets rolling past.
 
2020-06-25 1:09:44 PM  

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2020-06-25 1:10:05 PM  

BigNumber12: Mock26: Also, where is Goose

I have some bad news for you.


Please tell me there was no freak accident and that he was hurt?
 
2020-06-25 1:14:11 PM  

Mock26: BigNumber12: Mock26: Also, where is Goose

I have some bad news for you.

Please tell me there was no freak accident and that he was hurt?


He was killed in a flight accident that was caused directly by the irresponsible acts of his pilot.

That guy was court martialed and served 3 years before being stripped of all rank and dishonorably discharged.   I hear he is running a BBQ truck in Kansas now.
 
2020-06-25 1:14:33 PM  

jvl: Grungehamster: It was a joke mocking her experience as governor of Alaska as being someone involved with Russo-American relations.

Yes it was a valid joke. Regrettably, many people still think she said the brilliant burn that Tina Fey spoke, so it is always worth mentioning. It's the same thing with the fake Al Gore and "inventing the internet", or the unusually evil meme of Richard Gere and a hamster.


If you ask me, what Palin said about it was far dumber than the Tina Fey joke.
 
2020-06-25 1:17:29 PM  

Mock26: Also, where is Goose when you need him?

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