Saturday, March 21, 2009

Brinksmanship Never Went Away

Russian planes again fly over U.S. Navy ships

"WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Russian military aircraft flew just 500 feet over two U.S. Navy ships this week as the ships participated in a joint military exercise with South Korea in the Sea of Japan, according to U.S. military officials.
On Monday, two Russian Ilyushin IL-38 maritime patrol aircraft, known as "Mays," overflew the U.S. aircraft carrier Stennis while it was in international waters in the Sea of Japan.
The Russian aircraft flew about 500 feet over the ship, lower than other flights the Russians have made over U.S. ships in the past year.
The USS Stennis was about 80 miles east of Pohang, South Korea, participating in the joint military exercise when the flyover occurred.
On Tuesday, the USS Blue Ridge, a lead command and control ship, and the Stennis were overflown by two Russian "Bear" long-range bombers multiple times, according to U.S. military officials.
The Bears overflew the ships at about 2,000 feet."

Of course we're never told how many times US planes harass other navies or land installations, a la it's best 'lil buddy Israel. But what's interesting is how many times the US navy gets caught unaware when foreign planes and ships do it to them. Unless the ship commanders were told to stand down until the provocation occurred, nothing was in preperation until it happened, when planes took off after the fact and caught up dozens of miles away. Incidents like these make you wonder just what we're getting for the trillions we throw at the military.
And let's not forget that uninvited guest a year and a half ago:

Chinese sub pops up in middle of U.S. Navy exercise, leaving military chiefs red-faced

"American military chiefs have been left dumbstruck by an undetected Chinese submarine popping up at the heart of a recent Pacific exercise and close to the vast U.S.S. Kitty Hawk - a 1,000ft supercarrier with 4,500 personnel on board.
By the time it surfaced the 160ft Song Class diesel-electric attack submarine is understood to have sailed within viable range for launching torpedoes or missiles at the carrier.

One Nato figure said the effect was "as big a shock as the Russians launching Sputnik".


Blogger Bpaul said...

This isn't a response to the above post, but I wanted to get a link to you and didn't have an email for ya.

I think you'll find that relevant.


21/3/09 10:17 PM  
Blogger nolocontendere said...

This putrid zio crap is going to be the most ugly source of jew hatred worldwide, which is probably the point. Zionists need their enemies and their victim status, so vile racism and hatred will guaranty plenty.
I don't know what else to say, it's just, incredible.
Thank you for the link, Bpaul.

22/3/09 7:22 AM  
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22/3/09 7:22 AM  

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