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  • Tim Knight from...
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Watch As A Ukraine MiG "Buzzes The Trees" To Spook East Ukraine Civilians

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A few days ago, in an attempt to regain the Krematorsk air base in the "separatist" eastern region, as part of the "counter-terrorist" offensive launched against the pro-Russians, Kiev also started what according to reports was an airborne press by Ukraine Mig fight jets. The condemnation by Russia to such an escalation against the country's own people was swift, and curiously, so was that by Ukraine's own troops which deserted the country's army to join eastern forces, taking with them an unknown number of tanks and APCs.

So in what perhaps is a follow on attempt to preempt further escalation, Ukraine's air force has adopted a maneuver taken straight out of Top Gun's "Buzzing the Tower" approach, only this one involves "Buzzing the Tress."

As RT reports:

The Ukrainian army is ramping up psychological pressure on regions engulfed in anti-government protests. The skies over cities in eastern Ukraine are resounding to the roar of attack helicopters and fighter jets.


The Ukrainian Air Force has deployed a number of military helicopters and fighter jets, which have taken to the skies above the cities of Kramatorsk and Slavyansk in the rebellious Donetsk region.


The authorities in Kiev of course realize that using military aviation against civilian protesters, the absolute majority of which remain unarmed, would be utterly insane.


So, an original ‘solution’ was found on how to make use of fighter jets to fight the mutiny in the Russian-speaking regions of the country.


Ukrainian pilots are now burning tons of expensive aviation fuel to frighten rebellious cities into compliance by roaring fighter jets above the heads of the activists.

RT's bias is well-known - as is that of the western media - but they should be commended for this bit of snark:

It must be noted that just several weeks ago the Kiev authorities announced a nationwide fund to supply the country’s army because it turned out that the troops are not only undersupplied and armed with outdated weapons, but also simply don’t have enough fuel to operate military hardware .


Commentators on the videos demonstrating the might of the Ukrainian Air Force note that during the years of independence Ukrainian authorities were somewhat lax in supplying enough fuel for training combat pilots. Now it appears that Ukrainian pilots are trying to make up for lost time by performing the kind of risky stunts they were deprived of for so many years.

Because there is nothing like Mig pilots practicing avoiding to hit tress as part of a mass psychological campaign to scare the restless eastern natives into submission. As for where they will get the funds needed to refuel their planes? Why from issuing the same "Military bonds" we reported about previously.

And while we await the eager public reception of said bonds, watch as a Ukraine pilot does a fly by and narrowly misses hitting a tree.

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Thu, 04/17/2014 - 09:40 | 4669197 The_Ungrateful_Yid
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No one seemed to give a shit lol.....if that happened in america. you would see the pussified males scrambling and hugging eachother in total fear.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 09:42 | 4669205 TeamDepends
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General "Buck" Turgidson: If the pilot's good, see, I mean if he's reeeally sharp, he can barrel that baby in so low... oh you oughta see it sometime. It's a sight. A big plane like a '52... varrrooom! Its jet exhaust... frying chickens in the barnyard!

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 09:45 | 4669217 Latina Lover
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If Kiev really wanted to win the hearts and minds of the locals, instead of buzzing trees, they should spray them with vodka.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 09:48 | 4669227 Tengri Temujin
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That pilot has the same mentality and small balls and dick like the Bureau of Land Management Goons with their tactical tasers and assualt rifles zeroed in on Patriotic Americans

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 09:54 | 4669266 crazzziecanuck
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That might not be true.

A lot of people would think this was damned cool, not intimidating.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:02 | 4669301 economics9698
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“Flyovers” were the best damn thing in the Air Force.  That one was pretty good.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:08 | 4669324 john39
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kiev bunker regime (and nato) is desperate to bait Russia into taking some action, to justify NATO intervention.  As usual, Putin will be two steps ahead of these clowns...  Kiev will collapse long before Russia has to fire a shot.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:24 | 4669388 smlbizman
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can someone please let me know when i can come from under bed.....its very very scary u know?...sal rosenberg..

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:44 | 4669457 nope-1004
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if that happened in america. you would see the pussified males scrambling and hugging eachother in total fear.


Happens in Amerika all the time... football games, inaugurations, carnivals, on and on.  The only difference is that in Merika they cheer it on.  The people have been brainwashed to believe their fascist leaders are looking out for them.


Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:39 | 4669652 zerozulu
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As some one said, the pilot took it out  for his last spin before Putin confiscate it.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:11 | 4669783 CheapBastard
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It'd be more entertaining if he hit the tree.


Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:15 | 4669789 New England Patriot
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Patty Benjamin?

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:42 | 4669907 Soul Glow
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Edward Snowden asks Vladimir Putin about surveillance:


Thu, 04/17/2014 - 13:03 | 4669981 Keyser
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It appears a few have been hitting the sauce... It was a low fly-by, BFD... Leave it to the ungratefull yid to set the tone for the thread... 


Thu, 04/17/2014 - 13:14 | 4670027 DaddyO
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Here, let me cheer you up then...


Pfft, to all those who say history never repeats itself.


Thu, 04/17/2014 - 13:28 | 4670066 SWRichmond
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It's my understanding that those things are shockingly easy to hit when they're that low.  Massed automatic weapons (AK) fire with a few footballs fields worth of lead would fuck it up quite badly.  Low and slow?  Please keep doing that stupid shit.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 13:40 | 4670102 zuuma
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& Ball bearings!



Thu, 04/17/2014 - 14:32 | 4670304 BigJim
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Sorry if I'm being dim here: but how do we know it was a Ukrainian MIG? I couldn't make the markings out at all.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 13:40 | 4670103 zuuma
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Thu, 04/17/2014 - 14:20 | 4670229 daveO
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I ain't buying it. More likely CIA(or Israeli) agents trying to drum up support for war. The fact that Kerry, and the ZOA(whoever the hell they are), made a statement tells me it was planned.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 15:01 | 4670432 BigJim
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Well, if anything is going to discredit Putin, the 'New Hitler', it would be Nazi-style anti-Semitism... which makes me wonder if this was done by agents provocateur.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 17:01 | 4670841 EscapingProgress
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Fucking lies.


"The flyers were official-looking documents that carried what was presented as Pushilin’s signature, but the news site tvrain.ru on Wednesday quoted Pushilin as denying any connection to the flyers, calling them a provocation."

"Chairman of the Jewish Agency Natan Sharansky told Israel Radio Wednesday that he expects immigration to Israel from Ukraine to double by the end of the year."

"On Tuesday, the news website novosti.dn.ua reported that the flyers were handed out that day by three unidentified men in balaclava masks carrying a flag of the Russian Federation."

You would have to be retarded to believe that such a letter is real.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 16:57 | 4670864 Flagit
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of all the fucking stories to run, they picked that one.


Thu, 04/17/2014 - 17:22 | 4670917 Flagit
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Here, let me cheer you up then...


Pfft, to all those who say history never repeats itself.


i was just reading the comments for that article. they are VASTLY pro-israel and anti-russia. look how MANY posters have a university or high school tag to their post. these are not students, but teachers.

the jews are calling out the civilian reserves. its on.

im almost amazed at how the playbook is unfolding. corner and box in your enemy. provoke them to the point they have to fight back or die. label them as worldwide antagonists, form a "coalition" to save the world, then invade/liberate.

has anyone heard this story before?

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:16 | 4669801 strannick
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The spookiest part is that the folks on the ground know it could run out of gas and crash into them

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 13:04 | 4669991 Keyser
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Not everyone is a nervous nelly and no, the sky isn't falling...


Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:51 | 4669482 Golden Rule
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Bring all your shoes and glasses...so you have them.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:20 | 4669584 StupidEarthlings
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Total flashback moment.

Arrowed up.


He said bad awful things and I fell down the stairs..and my shoes fell off.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:47 | 4669926 More_sellers_th...
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HAHA Bring back the 80's

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:24 | 4669575 Chief KnocAHoma
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This morning an NSA computer overheard the following conversation:

JOHN KERRY: (Sitting in a spa with green mud all over his face while two Asian girls are shaving off all his body hair.) Mr. President we must support this NATO deployment or the United States will be seen as a paper tiger.

THE PREZ: (Sitting slumped in his chair behind his desk while rubbing his dick through his trousers.) John we are a paper tiger! Hell I feel so weak I can’t even get a chubby anymore for Reggie. Why can’t Europe carry the financial load and send their boys to the front?

KERRY: Because the USA must lead the World through this time of struggle… and Soros wants us to be sure his heroin shipments into Russia are secure.

THE PREZ:  But this morning one of these really smart people that tell me what to do every day said that Vlad has a hard on for Alaska. He’s just so tuff and all.

KERRY: Buck up Mr. President, we have tuff people too. Not you of course, but me and McCain have been battle tested. If the bullets start flying we won’t back down.

THE PREZ: No John… I won’t shoot back. In fact I’m going to go ahead and surrender to Vlad. He’s just so sexy! Maybe he’ll let me be his bitch and live in Crimea.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:48 | 4669661 Two-bits
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And then the TOTUS went and did this dumb shit:



Next it will be instagrams from the situation room, a la photo ops from OBL's takedown, and selfies from the PEOC with a quote like "It's okay folks, I'm safe and sound, and the PEOC is stocked up on red sharpies".

I'm going out to the garden for a bit.


Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:11 | 4669781 Herd Redirectio...
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Look at those fake teeth.  At least they got some good dentists up in Washington...

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:53 | 4669701 saints51
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More like 2 Asian boys. John Kerry along with most male politicians like cocks.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:49 | 4669475 123dobryden
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when putin is so great, why his country is such a shit e.g. in life expectancy?

first you consolidate economy, then you can start showing muscle...like chineese are doing

first you become a banking centre for stolen russian capital...like english are doing

you dont waste resources of your countrymen on wars when your people get nothing back,  like russians are doing

at least common americans got something back from their imperial army, its called petrodollar, world reserve currency, living at the expense of the rest of the world


so who is how many steps ahead???

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:02 | 4669519 BlindMonkey
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"you dont waste resources of your countrymen on wars when your people get nothing back, like russians are doing at least common americans got something back from their imperial army, its called petrodollar, world reserve currency, living at the expense of the rest of the world"


You either missed the sarc tag or are trying to emulate MDB here.  You need to up your game a bit if you are going to be successful at it.  I will down arrow you because you failed to provide either humor or a point.  Keep trying though.

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 14:00 | 4673454 123dobryden
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truth is hard to digest, especialy truth about yourself

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:55 | 4669713 Freddie
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Since 2010 - Russia's life expectency is improving rapidly.  Female life expect is about the same as the USA now.   The USA is dropping and that is before ObamaCare.  My guess is American life expectency will drop by 3 to 4 years in the next 5 years.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 14:00 | 4670169 edotabin
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Gotta keep SS solvent

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 13:48 | 4673416 123dobryden
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The average life expectancy of people born in Russia in 2012 was 69.7 years. Rosstat presented the data at a trilateral commission for the regulation of social-labor relations (and Izvestia also has its own copy of the document). According to official data of the statistical agency, last year this demographic indicator fell for the first time since 2003.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:57 | 4669727 Zerozen
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"Dobryden"...you must be Polish

An opinion from you about things involving Russia is probably about as objective as asking a New York Yankees fan what they think of the Boston Red Sox

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 13:57 | 4673448 123dobryden
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No i am not /i am mixed slovak, czech and a bit jew/ and i was in poland and i also was in russia and i was in ukraine as well.

difference between us is i can point all those countries on the map and i can speak russian

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 14:23 | 4670265 daveO
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Defending Russian resources so there will be a tomorrow for Russia.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:14 | 4669350 highly illogical
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They are great as long as they are friendly flyovers.  Not so much when their weapons are free

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:31 | 4669864 Latina Lover
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Yeah, and thats when the 'stolen' Iglas and other anti aircraft missiles show up.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:10 | 4669330 navy62802
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Most Americans would probably be like "Oh look, the Blue Angels." ... until brrr. brrr. brrr. and they're all vaporized by the 20mm gatling gun.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:06 | 4669541 BlindMonkey
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GE.  We bring good things to life!!!



Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:25 | 4669836 Two-bits
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When I was one of Uncle Sam's Misguided Children, I had the pleasure to work on the little brother of the M61; the M197.

It has 3 barrels as opposed to the six on the M61, and fires at a quarter of the rate of the M61 (unless you bypass a circuit or two) to keep the recoil down for use on the AH-1W super cobra.  Let me tell you, the sound and sight of that thing winding up will scare the shit out of you.  It was a wonderful piece of metal to work on.  The turret itself has over 3000 parts, not to mention the cannon, feeder, and belt system to get the 20mm rounds from the can to the feeder.  The feeder itself is a piece of shit that was responsible for the majority of the jamming, but the optics linked from the helmet of the gunner to cannon itself was impressive. 

I remember using a decommissioned feeder as a doorstop quite effectively.


Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:30 | 4669613 MeMongo
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I suppose it might be "cool" until the pilot accidentally hits the napalm switch!

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 09:46 | 4669223 Two Theives and...
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George C Scott was FANTASTIC in that role. Dr Strangelove is more apropos than ever! Yee haaawwwwwwwww!

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:05 | 4669308 Stanley Kubrick
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I couldn't agree more....ahem.

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