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UK Scrambles 7 Fighter Jets To Intercept Russian Aircraft

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Britain's Ministry of Defence said this week it had scrambled Typhoon fighter jets after four separate groups of aircraft were detected in international airspace near the Baltics by NATO air defenses. The British jets intercepted seven Russian military aircraft that, as Reuters reports, did not file a flight plan and did not use their transponders, making them invisible to civilian air traffic control and a safety hazard to commercial air traffic. "The Russian aircraft were monitored by the RAF Typhoons and escorted on their way," noted the ministry. This follows an event last Thursday when Latvia said NATO fighters had scrambled a record four times after a total of 16 Russian military planes were spotted close to the country’s air space.

 

As Reuters reports,

Britain said on Wednesday it had scrambled Typhoon fighter jets to intercept seven Russian military aircraft flying near the Baltic states, as tensions between the West and Russia over Ukraine remained high.

 

A NATO official said the Russian aircraft were armed and in the vicinity of NATO airspace.

 

They did not file a flight plan and did not use their transponders, making them invisible to civilian air traffic control and a safety hazard to commercial air traffic, which was why NATO had intercepted them, he said.

 

Britain's Ministry of Defence said on Wednesday it had launched the Typhoons on Tuesday after four separate groups of aircraft were detected in international airspace near the Baltics by NATO air defences.

 

It said the aircraft had been identified as a Russian Tupolev Tu-22 bomber, four Sukhoi Su-27 fighters, one Beriev A-50 early warning aircraft, and an Antonov An-26 transport aircraft.

 

They appeared to be carrying out routine training, it said.

 

"The Russian aircraft were monitored by the RAF Typhoons and escorted on their way," the ministry said in a statement.

NATO has been building its forces ever since the troubles began...

The alliance last month tripled the number of fighter jets based in the Baltics as part of measures to beef up its defences in eastern Europe following Russia's annexation of Crimea. Britain contributed four Typhoons to the operation.

And this is not the first time...

NATO planes patrolling the Baltics have scrambled repeatedly in the last week in response to sightings of Russian military aircraft.

 

Last Thursday, Latvia said NATO fighters had scrambled a record four times after a total of 16 Russian military planes were spotted close to the country’s air space.

 

Local news agency BNS quoted Latvia's Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma on Monday as saying that the increased activity by Russian military planes was an "intimidation tactic" and a demonstration of power by Russia. "The same tactics are used also in Ukraine and elsewhere," she said.

 

The incidents may have been connected to military exercises in Russia's Baltic enclave of Kaliningrad that Moscow said last week it was holding in response to drills by NATO allies in parts of eastern Europe.

But with stocks at record highs (and expected volatility at record lows), we are sure this is nothing to worry about - go back to the World Cup.

 

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Sat, 06/21/2014 - 16:03 | 4881054 TeamDepends
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They did not file a flight plan, making them invisible.....

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 16:23 | 4881095 kurt
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I say old Bean did they use their new Uninvisibility Goggles?

I saw a pair for sale on Wallace and Gromit Ebay!

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 16:31 | 4881102 ZerOhead
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"Britain's Ministry of Defence said on Wednesday it had launched the Typhoons on Tuesday after four separate groups of aircraft were detected in international airspace near the Baltics by NATO air defences."

"They appeared to be carrying out routine training, it said."

 

Ooooh... routine training in International airspace. Be very very afraid Mr. & Mrs. John Q. Public the big bad Russian Bear is on the prowl. Time to raise the threat level to DEFCON 1

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 16:53 | 4881143 Global Hunter
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Maybe if the PM and Foreign Minister of the UK called up their Russian counterparts with a serious proposal for a ceasefire and propose a joint humanitarian aid effort for the civilians in Donbass to cool things down a little they wouldn't have to scramble their own jets?  Perhaps I am an idealist but one tends to catch more flies with honey.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 17:22 | 4881198 Pinto Currency
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Prime Minister Cameron says that the banking oligarchs in the City of London have informed him that the paper trading Gold Fixing is falling apart. 

Agitate Russia and create chaos in the Mid East ASAP.

We need an excuse!

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/business/industries/banking/article4123416.ece

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 17:32 | 4881218 vie
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Amazing they were able to detect them at all, considering MA-370 is still missing.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 19:21 | 4881417 eclectic syncretist
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Those bitches couldn't scramble an egg white.  Escorted them on their way???  Is that some pathetic attempt at an cleverly erudite way of saying that they were unable to divert them?

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 04:58 | 4882243 COSMOS
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I always file a Dick Intention to Penetrate Plan on all my dates before I take them out.  What the fck is going with these self entitled NATO western pricks.  I mean seriously someone needs to bitch slap them.  Especially that Danish Rasmushiten dude that is general secretary and from Denmark.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 11:39 | 4882749 tonyw
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Hey, Rasmushiten needs nato to keep going so he has a job/pay preferably for him a bit bigger so he can pay himself more. Of course he is a US lapdog, how else will he get good money after he retires?

Back in ukraine (which has had very few mentions in the weastern press other than porky's cease fire plan (which is put down your weapons & surrender or we will kill you, you can trust us...) 

Despite Poroshenko's cease-fire terms, Slavaynsk was still bombarded after the "cease-fire" yesterday

Pro-Kiev oligarchs Kolomoysky and Lyashko also publicly said they did not recognize the cease-fire and that their private armies would continue killing the "terrorists".  Kolomoysky is also the Kiev-appointed governor of Dnepropetrovsk.

Are you getting a picture now of the Frankenstein that's been created in the "New Ukraine"?

Reports indicate that ukraine army appears to be amassing for a large, simultaneous assault on Slavyansk and Kramatorsk.

There's no plan to discuss/address grievances by the Donbass people.

Kiev is clearly conducting a policy of genocide that is at the very least backed by the USa if not encouraged.

It's no womder that they want to keep this out of the "press".

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 17:32 | 4881220 Xibalba
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paywall kept me from reading the whole article.  CUT/PASTE it.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 11:40 | 4882715 tonyw
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nothing to do with cameron., shouldn't cut and paste whole article but this gives you a good flavour:

"...

In the wake of scandals over the setting of Libor and other market reference points, the World Gold Council said yesterday that it was convening a forum on replacing the fix, which is nearly a century old.

“It needs to change to meet today’s market expectations for enhanced regulation, transparency and technology. Modernisation is imperative in order to maintain trust,” Natalie Dempster, the managing director of the WGC, said.

...

The WGC said that it will discuss modernising the gold fix on July 7 to base the benchmark on actual trades rather than estimates, which is the current practice. “Any reform or replacement of the fix must serve the needs of all market participants,” Ms Dempster said. There has been wide interest shown in formulating a mechanism to replace the silver fix, including from the London Stock Exchange and Platts, the provider of information on energy and metals, suggesting that organisations other than banks might be keen to help set the price of gold.

..."

 

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 17:10 | 4881182 DeadFred
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When they sent the Bear bombers to within 50 miles of California a week ago they swore they were just trying to check on the magnetic anomaly which was about to make Yellowstone blow up. Does Scotland have any supervolcanoes? I'm sure they're just trying to help.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 17:56 | 4881199 COSMOS
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Hey UK you are quite a bit further from the Baltic Sea than Kaliningrad Province of Russia and mainland Russia both of which have Baltic coastline.  This would be like the Russians scrambling jets to intercept British planes flying over the Channel LOL

Bunch of freakin hypocrites these NATO cry babies.  Hope the Russians bloody the noses of these Europoops.  America may have spent the money on Ukraine but the Europoops are right there in the thick of the scheming.

I guess I am being red arrowed by the Geography whizz kids from the UK

Typical of the Brauts to be sticking their noses everywhere they don't belong.  Maybe they should keep their noses in the Queen's But Crack, they sure love that old welfare hag more than anything else in this world LOL

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 16:26 | 4881099 Jack Sheet
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They quaffed a Polyjuice Potion.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 16:49 | 4881138 Carpenter1
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Nobody's going to attack each other, at least not major powers. After 15-20 years of these kind of attempts to sell papers/advertising, rest assured, the last thing the fat cats want is a disruption of their lifestyles such that major wars create.

Ultimately they may need such a diversion to cover their multitude of crimes, but they'll put that day off as long as a printing press, lies, and bribery will allow them to.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 16:55 | 4881146 Global Hunter
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I don't know Carpenter I hope you are right but the west's actions appear increasingly desperate and beligerent

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 19:24 | 4881423 eclectic syncretist
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It's all smoke and mirrors to distract from the overarching theme of human civilization today: the epic fail of central banking.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 11:43 | 4882754 tonyw
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The US will use whatever proxies it can to attack russia and anyone that does not toe the US line to maintain hegemony.

See syria, iraq, iran, libya, ukraine ...

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 16:04 | 4881055 agent default
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UK desperately trying to look relevant... Sad isn't it.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 16:47 | 4881129 hobopants
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What's sad is this stupid fucking posturing by both sides may end up starting WWIII.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 17:25 | 4881206 disabledvet
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I think it's already begun.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJvqZkV9E-o
this can be considered a "posture."
i believe it's called this:

http://www.comw.org/qdr/fulltext/0410bunn.pdf

in my book this is the real deal...although we can still hope this is not so. what is happening is not a surprise as "it" is happening at enormous distance.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 19:34 | 4881451 eclectic syncretist
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It's somewhat curious that the recent Ebola outbreak was said to be completely under control in May, but now it's suddenly back again, and apparently much worse this time around, and possibly beyond control.

http://www.thestar.com/news/the_world_daily/2014/06/the_ebola_outbreak_t...

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 17:24 | 4881207 COSMOS
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The Russians should do a little arms aid to Argentina, and stock them full of anti ship missiles, enough to sink the UK navy several times over. Why shouldn't the Russians make things hot for the Europoops if they are stirring trouble.  Russia can sure heat things up for the Euroempire in other places where they get the rest of their energy from.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 17:50 | 4881241 knukles
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British Navy?
The one remaining garbage scow tender?

not a snarky comment re: Britain, snarky as per leadership, worldwide

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 11:48 | 4882765 tonyw
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The only real interest that argentina has is to distract the people from realising what an almighty cock up the government has made.

So find an easily identified external body to blame, preferably convince the people they will be invaded, stir them up with a false flag if needed then all can rally round the flag under martial law. Of course then all problems are blamed on the outsiders.

It works every time just as long as you have the "press" to do your bidding :-(

argentine was once one of the world's richest countries due to its natural resources but inept govt has ruined them, nothing to do with those small islands hundreds of miles away.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 16:53 | 4881139 angel_of_joy
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Getting kicked-out early (as usual) of the World Cup must be hard to swallow...

Irrelevant in soccer too... the supreme humiliation.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 17:26 | 4881210 COSMOS
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Soon to get kicked out of Scotland. Nobody want to be affiliated with the LOSER Brauts

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 19:36 | 4881456 August
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To Latvia, the UK counts as a major power.  After all, the English Army did defeat the Nazis.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 16:07 | 4881059 Racer
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The UK hasn't got enough money to fix the holes in the road or money for the health service, yet it can send fuel guzzling war planes at the hint of Russian planes going near the Baltics?

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 16:29 | 4881103 kchrisc
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Power must be maintained.

The flow of theft from the subjects must be maintained.

The pols' and crats' backyard pools must be maintained.

Interlopers must be kept at bay.

 

"My guillotine must be maintained."

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 17:26 | 4881214 COSMOS
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That is equivalent to the Russians sending planes to intercept British planes in the Channel.  Just look at what countries border Baltic Sea, sure ain't the little Monty Biatches

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 16:31 | 4881107 thatthingcanfly
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It's useful to think of fuel economy of military aircraft in gallons per mile, rather than the inverse. One time, I mathed out the fuel economy of the helicopter above and to my left there. We were burning 1 gallon per quarter mile - and that was when we were making 120 knots across the ground. As we slowed to a hover, it of course approached infinity.

Military aviation baby! Turning gas into noise is our specialty!

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 17:09 | 4881178 potato
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That must have been huge. For comparison, a Cessna 172 can burn 8 gallons of AvGas per hour at 90 knots, getting about 11 nautical miles per gallon.

Say a helicopter R44 burns 13 gph at 115 knots getting about 10 miles per gallon.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 17:45 | 4881233 COSMOS
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Hahahha let the Brauts print those pounds out of thin air to pay for that gas, I dont think they can keep it up as long as the USA

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 16:38 | 4881115 ZeroPoint
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They already rolled over for China, doing direct currency trades. It's just as over for them as it is for the U.S.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 16:08 | 4881064 DeliciousSteak
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Meh. The Baltic Sea is small and the international air space relatively narrow. Saying Russia was flying "close" to someones air space there is like saying "well, they did what they always do, but we're currently overreacting to everything to make the Russians look as threatening as possible."

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 16:51 | 4881140 graneros
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Oh shit where's Maverick and Goose when you need them?

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 16:55 | 4881149 angel_of_joy
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It was a just movie...

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 17:51 | 4881240 COSMOS
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Maverick and Goose are in the hospital after their F35 oxygen system failed....Docs say irreversible brain damage since they were without oxygen for more than 4 minutes.  Doc says they will have the IQ of a Goose from now on...

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 16:09 | 4881065 goldhedge
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UK propoganda to make us look more important than reality.  Sort out our Health service and education first and stop the Euros from coming here.

 

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 16:11 | 4881066 Smegley Wanxalot
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It's just part of a drill, UK, so chill.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 16:14 | 4881069 Fuh Querada
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NATO is toothless

http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/ukraine-crisis-shows-up-crac...

quote:

"At the same time, many NATO countries have drastically cut their defense budgets without appreciably coordinating these decisions. According to the NATO report, in 2010 some 16 member states had cut spending, adjusted for inflation, to below 2008 levels. This applied to 18 countries in 2011, and in 2014 it is expected to apply to 21. Between 2009 and 2014, German defense spending shrank from 1.44 percent to 1.29 percent of GNP. All European member states combined spend an average of 1.5 percent of gross national product on defense, compared with the official NATO target of 2 percent, and in some countries the ratio is less than 1 percent. The report argues that already deficient defense structures as they exist now cannot even be maintained at that level. And yet, "despite the action by the Russian Federation in recent months, currently there is little evidence to suggest that the defense spending cuts experienced by a majority of allies over the past five years will be reversed to any great extent."

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 11:49 | 4882707 tonyw
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nato is still spending more then ten times as much as russia.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 16:12 | 4881070 deflator
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 Germany just went up 1-nil against Ghana on a header. Ghana just tied the score.

 

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 16:14 | 4881072 Boomberg
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So Russian military planes can't fly in international airspace without lighting themselves up? Would transponders on really have prevented the interception? I guess NATO warplanes always light up and file flight plans with Russia when flying in international airspace. The intercepts are clear provocations by the West. 

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 16:37 | 4881113 thatthingcanfly
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NATO aircraft - usually - DO file flightplans with ICAO. These are visible to every country's ATC organizations.

Failing to file a plan and turning off one's squawk box is spooky.

In this instance, if what's reported is true, I'd say there are "clear provovations" going on in each direction.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 21:56 | 4881736 Anusocracy
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Do the CIA rendition flights follow that protocol?

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 08:45 | 4885079 thatthingcanfly
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I'm not at liberty to discuss that.

<Turns from Anusocracy, keys walkie-talkie.>

"Sir, we have a turd in the punch bowl."

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 16:15 | 4881075 stant
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Regional power ? I guess vlad took that badly

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 16:17 | 4881078 Fuh Querada
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Meanwhile, mass grave found in Tuam, Ireland

http://itccs.org/2014/06/11/breaking-news-from-the-trial-of-pope-francis...

 

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 18:54 | 4881344 SHRAGS
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OT

I found how they cover things up most interesting.  You can download the audio of the radio segment directly: HERE

Sex abuse and international secrecy imposed by the Vatican

For 1500 years, the Catholic church handed sex abusing clergy over to civil authorities for punishment. That was normal Catholic practice. Then, in 1922 the then Pope Pius the XI created an international policy of absolute secrecy. Sex abuse became a 'Secret of the Holy office'.

Former NSW judge Kieran Tapsell has pointed this out in a new book, Potiphar's Wife: The Vatican's Secret and Child Sexual Abuse. The book exposes the 'Pontifical Secret' in Canon Law. It spells out why thousands of bishops across the world have not reported sex abusing clergy to police, and in an organised way, were specifically forbidden from reporting them to civil authorities. This has been an official but secret policy, directly from the Vatican.

 

Its all about Canon law. The Book Potiphar's Wife by Kieran Tapsell has only just been released looks interesting.  He appears to have crackes the code of silence in the Catholic Church, being an ex priest in training and legal scholar.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 23:19 | 4881884 IronForge
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Guess we can all march into the Vatican, shut the place down, and crush Paedophile Rings around the World as an added Benefit.

They "do" run one of the World's Largest, if not "the" Largest Social Collective of Paedophiles due to that Policy.

Since the Xian Gospels were not written before the 4thCentury CE, we all know(the heavily covered fact) that Xianity:

A) had no Bona Fide History from the 1st CE; and is pretty much an fabricated Amalgamation (Mithra(Solstice-sacrificial death/resurrection), Dionysus(wine-vineyard), Zeus(power-sonofg_d), Isis(virgin-mom), Horus(Messianic), Dagon (fish-mitre and Jonah references)) Redux by Constantine and Company; and

B) was also designed as a Wrapper around the Jewish Bible (and Religion) in a sad attempt at establishing precedence/history and supercedence via assimilation and/or villification (note the betrayer was Judas/Y'hudah/Judah).

These Churches have also also participated in manipulating Nation-States' War Efforts.  IIRC, UKR is pretty much split along Western/Eastern Xian Churches as well.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 16:19 | 4881086 Oldrepublic
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"The Russian aircraft were monitored by the RAF Typhoons and escorted on their way," the UK ministry said in a statement.

How much are the British paying for escort services

These days?

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 17:00 | 4881161 mjcOH1
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Do you want teeth or not?   These things add up.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 17:53 | 4881245 knukles
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Oy, da wun wit da won toofh, mate!

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 17:13 | 4881185 SpanishGoop
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Do escort services by British boost the GDP like real hookers do ?

 

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 16:20 | 4881090 kurt
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Baltics are not British by my last check.

This is emotional hype used in war mongering.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 16:20 | 4881091 debtor of last ...
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Kim Kardashian just did a streaker on the field at Germany-Ghana.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 16:32 | 4881109 goldhedge
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So thats where the Goodyear Blimp went to.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 02:45 | 4882160 Volkodav
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Provide link first post or forget it.....

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 16:47 | 4881135 marcusfenix
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see, damn evil Russians are just getting way out of control.

violating international airspace with impunity...

 

 

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 16:48 | 4881137 ronron
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more bullshit. scramble this.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 16:56 | 4881155 Carpenter1
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When the vampires decide to go to war, we won't get advanced warning in the form of sensational articles like this. You'll hear or see the effects before the newspaper has a chance to write about it.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 16:57 | 4881157 IridiumRebel
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I guess its a good weekend to kick off WWIII for me....family is safe at the farm and a quick stash of the bugout bag and I am out to meet em'. 

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 19:40 | 4881465 logicalman
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If WW3 kicks off, 'SAFE' will be removed from the dictionary.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 21:31 | 4881681 IridiumRebel
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"Safer"

 

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 17:02 | 4881163 RaceToTheBottom
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Has the Greenspam/Bernank/Yellen outsourced the print distribution?

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 17:02 | 4881164 craus
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We only hear about the Russian aircraft entering air space.

How about Russian subs entering U.S. coast as they did during the cold war.

Maybe it's time to reopen the closed navy air bases for P-3 Orion aircraft used to listen for subs during the cold war.

 

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 17:53 | 4881244 RafterManFMJ
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Reopen the bases? How can we then plausibly claim we didn't know about the known sneak attack that we precipitated and paid for?

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 18:39 | 4881321 One of We
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That just won't do as those P-3's are much too old and have propellers and stuff.  Must build new $1 billion ASW jets to defeat the Red Threat.

#REDTEAMBLUETEAMUSA!!!

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 12:03 | 4882806 tonyw
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Time to close down many bases especially thos abroad, i don't suppose cuba really wants gitmo.

Look the whole point of MAD is that it is mutual, as long as it stays mutual then no nuclear conflict between US and Russia.

No country can invade the US as large oceans on either side.

Ok so maybe there's lots of Mexicans but nobody is stirring that up and the border could eaily and quickly be closed if was wanted.

 

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 17:24 | 4881205 GrinandBearit
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Oh god for bid... another jet scramble!

 

BULLISH!

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 17:46 | 4881234 JohninMK
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The British planes are not operating out of the UK but AFAIK 4 are in the Baltics, along with F16s from other NATO airforces doing the same job. I doubt the UK is paying for the fuel, probably a NATO contingency fund, part paid by the UK.

They were 'invited' in by the Baltic states as they do not have air forces of their own. A useful cost saving as if the Russians wanted to invade it would be all over before they could get off the ground.

However, due to not having aircraft to intercept, for all we know it could have been perfectly normal for the Russians to train like this and been doing it for years.

Still, 'justification' is always useful for the NATO PR department, they can hardly say that it is a completely pointless operation.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 18:02 | 4881263 COSMOS
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Hmm the Russians have alot more gas in reserves than the Euros, all Russia has to do to win is make the Euros run out of fuel, just like the Krauts ran out of gas for their Tanks in WW2

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 17:59 | 4881255 whidbey-2
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A strategy to show that the Russia is armed and ready.  But for what? Bluffs are rearly worth the time they take to stage .Whom are Russians  impressing??  The publics in both nations know that The leadership of Russia and Nato are dangerous. BUT, Nothing happens by chance.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 18:00 | 4881260 The Magus
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Non-story. Happens every day.

The conclusion from within my brain.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 18:04 | 4881266 power_shift
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Testing defenses. Happened last week or the week before on the west coast in the U.S.

 

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 18:09 | 4881275 Atomizer
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The Twilight Zone |The Shelter

 

Oh noes, another gaslighting fool.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 18:15 | 4881283 ronron
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guaranteed Putin is not flying jets around wasting fuel. all the russian plane manouvers are bullshit. only a yank would be stupid enough to waste fuel.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 18:47 | 4881334 smacker
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"UK Scrambles 7 Fighter Jets To Intercept Russian Aircraft"

 

Good GOD! They scrambled the whole fleet. Whatever next?? ;-)

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 18:47 | 4881335 Kreditanstalt
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Last week Canadian media was making noises about "Russian threats" to Canadian arctic island territory.

There's a real desperate effort by the G-7 lapdog media to sensationalize the imagined "Russian Threat" and paint Putin as a war-mad belligerant...

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 19:55 | 4881487 August
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Well, the Danes have already secured a land border with Canada.  Can the Russians really be that far behind?

And they'll be massing in Windsor before you know it.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 18:56 | 4881351 orangegeek
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Time for some of that US laser satellite technology to be tested.

 

Slo-mo Russian planes are as good as any airborn target.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 19:51 | 4881484 Dakota Kid
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orangegeek Time for some of that US laser satellite technology to be tested.

Do you think Russian nukes launched from a few miles off our coast will be stopped with this same technology?

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 12:06 | 4882814 tonyw
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Every country has the right to fly their planes in international air space.

 

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 19:58 | 4881500 robnume
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No. 1: Reuters is a propaganda msm tool. No.2: NATO would never pull a fslse flag, as we all know. Believe half of what you see and none of what you hear.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 22:16 | 4881777 Peter Pan
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I wonder whether we will be able to look back at these moments in the future.

 

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 22:33 | 4881803 Spungo
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The media machine is preparing us for war. There's not much reason for people to freak out when Russians are flying in international air space. The media is trying to put across the message that Russia is aggressive and must be stopped. The Russian media is probably saying the same thing about NATO. X number of NATO jets intercepted our fighters during a regular drill, etc.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 01:41 | 4882102 elmico
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So hang on a minute. They didn't use transponders but the military could still track them. So MH370 is where now?

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 02:17 | 4882137 teslaberry
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what would happen to the world if a surprise nuclear attack , by suitcase lets say , occured in london?

if london got nuked would that create massive wealth worldwide, just by virtue of destroying a significant amount of price fixing mechanisms and black holes for money? 

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 12:12 | 4882827 tonyw
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do you mean what would happen in the US staged another false flag?

russia would not do this as it knows MAD is still in place.

much of the price fixing mechanisms and black holes for money are controlled from outside london

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 18:57 | 4883926 BudFox2012
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Good job Britain! Protect your borders fiercely just like we do in the the US... oh wait...

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