NATO Scrambles F-16 Jets Over Lithuania After Russian Warplanes Allegedly Enter Airspace

Tyler Durden's picture

The Ukraine conflict continues to simmer, with the conclusive presidential election perceived as a positive even as the fighting in the eastern part of the nation intensifies, but it is NATO member Lithuania where today's action was, where according to the Lithuanian Defense Ministry, NATO sent two fighter jets from Estonia after Lithuania said Russian vessel disturbed civilian shipping in Baltic Sea, and two Russian warplanes flew over Lithuanian airspace.

According to Bloomberg citing the Lithuanian press release, a Lithuanian warship and helicopter also deployed.

Russian corvette in Lithuanian waters yesterday diverted civilian ships during missile exercises.


“It is unsettling that currently Russia has been holding military exercises that penetrate into Lithuania’s exclusive economic zone with their safety zones:” Defense Minister Juozas Olekas.


Two F-16 fighters sent from Estonia air base after 2 Russian SU-24s and 1 SU-27 warplane flew into Lithuania airspace.

This too is bullish for stocks: worst case scenario the ECB has to print a few more fighter jets. As for Russian de-escalation and not testing NATO resolve, that particular theory may need some reworking.

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PartysOver's picture


Headbanger's picture

This shit went on for decades with Russia during the Cold War.

How many times were Soviet Bear bombers  on their way to Cuba intercepted off the U.S. east coast?

Which reminds me...  Watch the Russians start stirring up shit in Cuba again soon!

smlbizman's picture

dem fuckers better not bomb perl harbor again...will be awaiten for em dis time....

NYPoke's picture

What? Over? Did you say "over"? Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!

dsty's picture

things are getting hot

wonder how much longer before the fur flies

PartysOver's picture

I wonder how much longer before Obama's ears fall off from Putty biatch slapping him.

Smegley Wanxalot's picture

I'm pretty certain Latka would do a better job running the USA that the idiots we have now.

Latka/Ignatowski 2016!

fonzannoon's picture

OT but QE5 was just announced specifically targeting the long suffering San Fran housing market.

The Blank Stare's picture

Take that! Obama you asshole.


If those Russkies can make a car float, AND divert civilian ships, then your toast!

1stepcloser's picture

if the russians really want to help us out, find O bummer's real Birth Cert.

Headbanger's picture

They would release it except it shows he was born in Cuba of  loyal Communist Party parents...

So he's really the "Havana Candidate" 

optimator's picture

But...but...we spent the last two decades mastering the IED.

buzzsaw99's picture

not scared. the usa has the ultimate weapon, the money bomb. with the push of a button they can blow up the currency. muah ah ah!

Rakshas's picture

No need to do anything to Canada, the ConLib governments have been selling the colony down the river for over a century now...... too bad they got roped into the war tribe again the were actually on a good roll there for a while........ heck they were even starting to pay down thier debt at one point ....... now not so much 


Edit - but point taken 

rgetty's picture

Man F-16 against the Russian SU jets is that even fair? They have bad ass planes and nato and US still with these old F16

nightshiftsucks's picture

Sure dipshit they haven't upgraded anything since the F16 was designed,stupid fuck.

nightshiftsucks's picture

7 down arrows is all you stupid fucks can manage,better hope that the SHTF never happens or you will all be my little bitches.

nightshiftsucks's picture

Well we know who loves to suck Russian cock.

nightshiftsucks's picture

The down arrows must be coming from the stupid fucks in Europe,your countries are about to be destroyed for the third time in a 100 years.HAHAHHHA stupid fucks.

Mpizzie's picture

God forbid you actually do any reading
The SU24 Fencer has zero chance against an F16. It's a lite strategic bomber copy of the F111. It lacks maneuverability bs it's ECM is all it has.
Which is why it has a fighter escort.
One fighter, which would be the match of an F16. But there are two.
With superior avionics, weapons, communications, and counter measure.
This would have been a joke.
I wish people like you from The Blaze and Infowars had never found our little island of reason in an ocean of retardation. Please go back to those sites where stupid comments are tolerated fucktard.

Rakshas's picture

..... for starters let me say I hold no bias either way but during the "Wag the Dog" Kosovo incursion by NAZTO the dutch air force took out one of three mig 29s that had been scrambled from near Belgrade to intercept a NAZI strike package - thier words - the remaining migs presumably went to ground to avoid the AWACs but one of the two was presumably taken out by a pair of F-15 eagles in the area.  Now to be fair that was a while ago and like the US I'm sure the best of the best Russian avionics and countermeasures is not sold to every customer the thing to remember is the brains of the missle is the story few air engagements are even carried out within visual range these days - and this whole concept of missle wolf packs is a bit frightening on the whole ...... 

optimator's picture

Right, the BVR, Beyond Visual Range, missiles is where the Russians tend to lead.

optimator's picture

The Su-27 is just a bit newer than the rest of 'em.

Hindenburg...Oh Man's picture

Gold spasming down again at 0820. So, let me guess, these guys got the 0830 economic data 10 mins early, perhaps? I know that gold has been going down all morning, but it just went into overdrive. 

JustObserving's picture

Silver and gold being smashed with unusual ferocity - so everything is A-OK in the land of the free (markets).

HardAssets's picture

JustObserving:  "Silver and gold being smashed with unusual ferocity - so everything is A-OK in the land of the free (markets)."


And isn't it amazing ?  Your clueless neighbors probably did a lot of flag waving this weekend and thinking, "America - land of the free"

Dumb bastards. They don't even know that bankster criminals took over the country a looonnnngg time ago.

And they have no idea what's coming.

orangegeek's picture

Putin takes position in the markets with his billions.


Russian launches planes.


Putin waits for market move.


Putin clears position.


Putin gets on the air and spews some hate.


Lather, rinse, repeat.

intric8's picture

Since our commandeer and chef obozo insisted on taking over ukraine in a move absent of any honor and dignity, by all means putin, fly those craft over nato protected airspace!

HardAssets's picture

Gulf of Tonkin, anyone ?


Frankly, who can believe anything they say . . . including if/when Russians entered certain territory ?

Its not like they've been caught lying before <sarc>

Squid Viscous's picture

I hope they have better directions than the Langley 9-11 fighter pilots...

highwaytoserfdom's picture
NATO Scrambles F-16 Jets  WTF!!! where were these guys on 911? Guess nation building (economic hit men) are higher priority than 12 Saudies with box cutters.
marcusfenix's picture

oh they were in the air, but they were ordered to fly around in circles without using afterburners.

things that make you go hmm...

HardAssets's picture

Guess they didn't have a Cheney around to order a stand down.

q99x2's picture

The World hates Washington D.C. and Goldman Sachs and people weren't meant to fly.

JustObserving's picture

Meanwhile bullish news for Apple owners:

"Multiple iPhone/iPad/Mac users in Australia are reporting their devices being remotely locked and a ransom demand being made to get them unlocked again. However, unlike PC ransomware, the vector of attack here seems to be Apple's iCloud service with the attacker getting to a database of username/password credentials associated with the accounts. It is unclear if the database was one of Apple's or the hacker is simply using the fact that people reuse the same password for multiple accounts and is using data stolen from another source. Apple is yet to respond, but there has already been one report of the issue affecting a user in the UK."

BandGap's picture

Scrambled jets? I like my jets over easy.

highwaytoserfdom's picture

  This fucktard would like to know what this has to do with security or defense?

Little lesson in physics  no plane in world that can outrun a laser.    Just a little "war is the health of the state"  Side show...     heck the terror bogey man is getting a little old...   just going with what they know... 

yrbmegr's picture

Putin getting a bit reckless.

BeetleBailey's picture


NOW..where's the vodka Yuri...

MFL8240's picture

Dont worry, Putin is shitting his pants worrying about Nato.

optimator's picture

current disposition in the area:

US F-15C x6 in Lithuania
Polish Mig-29 x4 in Lithuania
British Typhoons x4 in Lithuania
French Raphale x4 in Poland
U.S F-16x12 in Poland
Canadian F-18C x6 in Romania
Danish F-16 x4 in Estonia

Döwnner's picture

Poland and Lithuania seem to be the best protected by the NATO group.

I wonder why?

Aussie V's picture

How dare the Russians fly their planes so close to another country's borders. Maybe they thought it is a new whacky Western Craze that they wern't invited to partake in?

They've been watching their neighbour country being invaded for months now not just by planes but by Ships, Assistant State Secretary's, Vice Presidents, CIA Directors, CIA and FBI operatives as well as Mercenaries. Then, there's been Vice Presidents sons, and Secretary of State's Adopted Sons.

How dare they!

Sirius Wonderblast's picture

I think the clue maybe in the wording "after". Testing response times, usual cold war stuff. Bit like flying that Bear down the California coast recently. I expect they're still laughing about that.

johny2's picture

Here is where we are at:


a playground where the craziest kids have organised a group that by using biggest kids bully, rape and extort all the kids in the school. there is a crazy kid of the different lineage with a lots of toys and a nuclear bomb. is he going to let them take his toys, string him up like saddam, do him like gaddafi, milosevic etc

the playground is at the end of its timeline.