Russian Fighter Jet Flies Within 50 Feet Of US Spy Plane Causing "Violent Turbulence"

Tyler Durden's picture

Russia scrambled a Su-30 fighter jet after detecting an American P8A Poseidon reconnaissance aircraft over the Black Sea, according to a Defense Ministry statement. The US spy plane was approaching at high speed to the Russian border, the ministry said. The Russian fighter jet buzzed the US Navy reconnaissance plane at around 1pm local time (10:00 GMT) as it was flying over the neutral waters of the Black Sea, the ministry said.

“After moving closer, the Russian [Su-30] fighter jet flew over the object and visually identified it as an American reconnaissance aircraft ?8? Poseidon,” the statement reads. After the spy plane was intercepted by the Russian Air Force, the US aircraft changed course and flew away.

Reporting on the incident, the Pentagon said on Monday that the Russian jet made “unsafe” contact with the Navy reconnaissance aircraft. The Russian Su-30 fighter jet reportedly flew right around 50 feet in front of the P-8A Poseidon, resulting in the American craft experiencing "a 15-degree roll and violent turbulence," CNN reported.

The U.S. aircraft was operating in international airspace and did nothing to provoke this Russian behavior," Pentagon spokesperson Lt. Col. Michelle Baldanza said of the Saturday incident, which took place over the Black Sea. "Unsafe actions‎ have the potential to cause serious harm and injury to all air crews involved," he added on Monday.

The intercept, which reportedly lasted for around 25 minutes, is not the first time that Russian planes have buzzed U.S. aircraft–with several similar incidents taking place earlier this year.

In June, a Russian jet came within five feet of a U.S. reconnaissance plane near the Baltic Sea–with a Russian SU-27 "rapidly" approaching a U.S. RC-135 reconnaissance plane and acting "provocatively" by performing "unsafe" maneuvers, two U.S. officials told Fox News at the time of the incident. The interaction was deemed unsafe because of the “erratic” way in which the Russian aircraft had flown close to the U.S. spy plane. Over the past several years, there have been countless such incidents with mostly US planes intercepted near the Russian border, as well as the occasional Russian plane intercepted near Alaska.

The incident comes amid increasing tensions between Russia and the U.S. and was preceded by another incident between U.S. and Russian aircraft earlier this month, when Navy F/A-18 fighter jets were dispatched to escort two Russian TU-95 bombers away from the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan. However, the November incident was not found to be problematic, with a U.S. official commenting at the time that the interaction–which saw the Russian planes flying around 80 miles away from the aircraft carrier–was deemed to be safe and professional.

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Able Ape's picture

Oh yeah, the Black Sea is a couple of miles off the US east coast... Yankees Go Home!

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

I wonder how the Americans would react to a Russian spylane in the "neutral" Gulf of Mexico

Bokkenrijder's picture

A Poseidon (basically converted Boeing 737) gets little bit of wake turbulence from a relatively light fighter aircraft? What a bunch of cry-babies.

The US Navy is obviously requiring amongst snowflakes and millennials.

SubjectivObject's picture

vectored jet wash

i.e.: a bitch slap in the face

HowdyDoody's picture

The USAF should stick to what it does best - destroying civilian infrastructure, murdering women and children, and supplying terrorists like ISIS.

History may not repeat, but it rhythms.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itVOFixaQw0

fx's picture

Wouldn't surprise me if someday the USAF flies directly over crimea, claiming that it got permission to do som from the Ukronazi Kiev govt. If Trump really wanted to send a signal towards Moscow that he was genuinely interested in improving the ever deteriorating relationship, he could simply order the Pentagon to stop all these silly provocations for a couple of months.

But then again, Trump neither wants that nor does he even care. And in any case, the Russians by now know that they must never ever trust any American president, secretary of state or whoever. They surely learnt that lesson the hard way over the past 3 decades.

a Smudge by any other name's picture

Gee nobody wants to talk about the Thomas Cook? Navy destroyer. A Russian aircraft buzzed them at very low altitude. And then we started hearing that the Cook had been neutralized by an e-war package on said aircraft.

Provocative? Probably. Demoralizing? We heard so.

JohninMK's picture

Much repeated false news. Apart from one report at the time, nothing. The destroyer has even been back in the Black Sea since then. As well as that other 'Russian' lake the Baltic.

Russia has virtually complete land based anti ship missile coverage of both Seas.

If Putin really wanted to poke the US in the eye then either they or China would increase their activities in Cuba. The US's recent anti Cuba moves make an ideal opportunity for a bit of 'comradely' support.

fulliautomatix's picture

The ship went back - a fair proportion of the officers did not.

veritas semper vinces's picture

The glorious US Army,you know ,"the force for gooood",just made a pact of non aggression with ISIS(through SDF) in the NE Syria. For 1 month to be renewed. Because "we do not talk to terrorists"(we only create them and give them orders).

The US army completely destroyed Mosul in Iraq and Raqqa in Syria,killing,intentionally,thousands of civilians. And even now,the USAF continue to kill civilians AND RESCUE ISIS fighters through multiple heliborne operations.

They are trying to establish a fortified front in the Kurdish area ,to be able to attack Lebanon and especially Iran(the increase in troops in Afghanistan is for the same reason).On orders from the zionist cockroach . The cockroach is a big coward,they put their puppets to pressure Lebanon to disarm Hezbollah(Geagea,a party leader in Lebanon  and Saudi stooge went to the president ,trying to convince him to disarm the Resistance organization. Hariri is doing the same. Remember what they did to Qaddafi? they promised him support if he gives up his weapons ,after which they killed him and destroyed Libya. They are trying the same in Lebanon. The zionist cockroach is terrified of Hezbollah and wants to deceive it.

Remember where this started:at The White House,by OUR Shabbos-Goy -in -chief,when Hariri was invited a couple months ago,after which the attack on Hezbollah started.

Mr. Putin asked recently ALL industries,including private ones ,to prepare for war conditions.

I think ,(they) will try to attack on multiple fronts: NK,Ukraine,Lebanon,Iran. They are that stupid.

And it will  spectacularly FAIL.

The leader of the PMU(popular mobilization units in Iraq,said that they are ready to help SAA to liberate the Golan Heights. Bwa-hah-hah!

And Hezbollah and its allies warned the  apartheid, criminal ,occupied Palestine,that if they start another war,this will be the end of the zionist abomination.

I say,go ahead,make my day! Do you fell lucky,zionist bitch?

 

 

scrappy's picture

Unfortunately the NEO CON element keeps pushing for WWIII. That will be addressed very soon.

Get Ready Now Folks.

Expect a period of Martial Law thanks to the uninformed reacting badly.

Get your basics prepared, Water is #1 Food Meds COMS SW Radio, 10.00 at Amazon, Matches lighters a laptop with downloaded library of prepper info.

You can prepare at very low cost.

Don't delay.

If I were a betting man I would say shortly after the holidays but the enemy may dictate the time, or our guys might need to take the initiative sooner.

It is a fluid situation. Do not delay. Do it today. Please Share. This is NOT a Drill. 

http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Tips-Building-Budget-Friendly-Preparedness-Kit.html

Improvise, Adapt, Overcome.

Stay calm, be in defensive mode, but not offensive unless necessary. Hunker down.

We will make it through this.

http://ready4itall.org/the-free-preppers-library/

May God help us help ourselves now. Good Luck.

Here is your Briefing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79OX-wzvEJw


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0 takeaction Rainman Nov 28, 2017 10:18 AM

SETH


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0 chubbar enough of this Nov 28, 2017 8:27 AM

She had SAP documents that she was not authorized to have in her possession, she sold them to overseas donors and yet Sessions is doing NOTHING about this? Trump needs to fire that asshole along with every FBI motherfucker that has obstructed or otherwise delayed/obfuscated this fact. Also, a full investigation on who leaked this information to Hillary. There are only a handful of people read in on any specific program. It shouldn't be hard to polygraph each one of those read in to the specific program they found on her server. This is a fucking outrage and the fact that idiot Sessions is doing nothing is just as great an outrage as Hillary. They are both fucking traitors!


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0 Jack McGriff chubbar Nov 28, 2017 8:38 AM

Sessions is too busy going after States that legalized cannabis and ramping up civil asset forfeiture.  Sessions will never go after Clinton because he is deathly afraid of prosecuting politicians and believes "only banana republics go after political opponents."  So there you have it, straight from the AG's mouth.  Criminals can be successful and imune from prosecution if they are in the club of "politics."  As a politician, anything goes.  Rules for thee and not for me as the saying goes.  Thanks, Jeff!  Fucking coward!   


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0 JRobby Jack McGriff Nov 28, 2017 10:14 AM

Sessions (and big pharma) needs to face the reality that legal weed is here to stay. If they let the industry access the banking system ( instead of risking money laundering and wire fraud charges) it would grow even faster.

Let's face it, GOVT hates small entrepreneurship business so that means they hate us, hate job growth, hate widespread prosperity.


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0 847328_3527 chubbar Nov 28, 2017 8:38 AM

She sold out America to foreign enemies.

 

In former days when we had a Rule of Law, Hillary would be indicted and found guilty of espionage (at the least) and executed.


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0 JRobby 847328_3527 Nov 28, 2017 10:17 AM

But no corpse abuse after execution. We aren't barbarians!


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0 new Xena fobe 847328_3527 Nov 28, 2017 10:24 AM

If they are going to prosecute traitors, they better build more prisons to hold them.  Every elite globalist is guilty.


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0 XWeatherman chubbar Nov 28, 2017 8:51 AM

Yes, Sessions and the FBI and the "Justice" Department are accessories to HC's treason.


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0 ???ö? chubbar Nov 28, 2017 9:51 AM

If anyone else outside the corrupt DNC machine had done this, the story would be pasted on the front page of every metropolitan daily in America in two inch headlines.


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0 Troy Ounce enough of this Nov 28, 2017 8:28 AM

 

Seth Rich was his name


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0 runswithscissors Troy Ounce Nov 28, 2017 8:41 AM

Jeff Sessions is his name...but we're not sure what he does.


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0 NoDebt runswithscissors Nov 28, 2017 9:12 AM

He recuses himself from things.

 


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0 Stas enough of this Nov 28, 2017 8:34 AM

Will she have Secret Service protection while she sits in her cell?


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0 Ajax-1 Stas Nov 28, 2017 9:14 AM

Great question. +100.


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0 nmewn enough of this Nov 28, 2017 8:37 AM

"Diane Reynolds"...aka...Hillary Rodham Clinton...lol. 

A question you WILL NOT hear from the Alinsky press:

So ummm Mr.Comey & Mr.Clapper & Mr.Mueller and Mr.Brennan...was this a willful attempt to >>>conceal<<< the passing of top secret intel to an unauthorized person across an illegal server or not?


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0 wafm nmewn Nov 28, 2017 9:07 AM

nah, she was just a wee bit thoughtless...'-)


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0 DavidC nmewn Nov 28, 2017 9:20 AM

"Diane Reynolds"...aka...Hillary Rodham Clinton...lol.

Um, no.

"Diane Reynolds"...aka...Chelsea Clinton.

DavidC


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0 wafm enough of this Nov 28, 2017 8:39 AM

yeah , but waterboard her first. and her pal slick willie also. chelsea I'm not sure, but she should definitely be asked a few questions. devious snotty bitch that one.


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0 Xena fobe enough of this Nov 28, 2017 10:20 AM

Freeze the Clinton foundation funds first.  Give the funds to charities. 


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0 teslacoil Nov 28, 2017 8:20 AM

Hard to believe he didn't take a AK-47 hit team and destroy the fucking dyke cunt once and for all.


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0 44magnum Nov 28, 2017 8:21 AM

Mafia


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0 just the tip Nov 28, 2017 8:21 AM

name names or STFU.

male version of mcgowan.


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-3 Muslimania Nov 28, 2017 8:22 AM

Gee, what a surprise...NOT!

So this idiot sat on evidence in order to cover his ass...... he must've really liked that job to become an accomplice of the Clinton's.


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0 chubbar Muslimania Nov 28, 2017 8:35 AM

I saw part of the interview last night. What he did was take this information in the form of signed statements to Clapper whose comment was that this was "extremely reckless". Shortly thereafter, he was marginalized in the media and within gov't circles, ostensibly because of Clapper. At least that is the presumption given that was who had this information. I turned it off shortly after this statement so don't know what follow-up questions were asked. I'm not sure he had the option to do anything else given that no press/media other than perhaps FOX, would have covered this. The FBI, CIA and every other alphabet organization were compromised and not co-operating. In fact, that is what we are witnessing today, is it not? No other media outlets are covering this information and the fucking losers at the FBI are doing absofuckinglutely nothing.

That fact is the outrage, just as much as the fact that Hillary treated the gov't as her own little fiefdom without regard to OPSEC or laws.


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0 otschelnik chubbar Nov 28, 2017 8:44 AM

What did Clapper mean?  Extremely reckless of Shillary, or extremely reckless fer you,  IG McCullough cuz ur gonna be fired in best case or mabbee arkancided....?


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0 corporatewhore otschelnik Nov 28, 2017 8:57 AM

good catch.


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0 topspinslicer Nov 28, 2017 8:23 AM

Why are the clintons still alive?


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0 wafm topspinslicer Nov 28, 2017 8:32 AM

coz you didn't plug em?


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0 onewayticket2 topspinslicer Nov 28, 2017 8:33 AM

This guy better get a food taster and avoid the desire to buy a nail gun at home depot.


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0 A. Boaty Nov 28, 2017 8:23 AM

Mccullough served as IG for the IC, as the article should have made clear.


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-3 WhiteHose Nov 28, 2017 8:25 AM

Cruz for A.G.


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0 venturen WhiteHose Nov 28, 2017 8:28 AM

he is OWNED by goldman....How about Sheriff Joe!


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0 runswithscissors venturen Nov 28, 2017 8:43 AM

Jeff...Jeff...oh Jeff ...paging Jeff Sessions


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0 FORD_FIESTA runswithscissors Nov 28, 2017 10:12 AM

"Leave me the fuck alone.....I'm napping."

Sincerely,

Jeff.


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0 WhiteHose venturen Nov 28, 2017 9:07 AM

Oh hell yes! 


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0 PaulDF Nov 28, 2017 8:27 AM

If she is not arrested and charged ~ we are a lawless banana republic.


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0 wafm PaulDF Nov 28, 2017 8:33 AM

we are


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0 venturen Nov 28, 2017 8:28 AM

he better steer clear of any federal parks at night


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0 wafm Nov 28, 2017 8:28 AM

brave man. clinton has a bad habit of getting people murdered


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0 Ajax-1 wafm Nov 28, 2017 9:17 AM

I saw his interview last night by Tucker Carlson. He was very convincing and I have no doubt that he was being 100% truthful.


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-1 corporatewhore Nov 28, 2017 8:28 AM

for what purpose is this now being made public?

Cui bono?


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0 NotApplicable corporatewhore Nov 28, 2017 8:39 AM

To get Hillary to finally shut up and go away?


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0 Cloud9.5 corporatewhore Nov 28, 2017 8:44 AM

This is like a snow ball rolling downhill.  It gains in mass and momentum as it rolls towards its final destination.  This is a turf war between rival federal factions.  The Trump cohort is building mass and momentum.  There is a reason the Dems and Rinos are turning on Hillary.  They have lost control of the narrative.  Hillary called it when she warned her inner circle that if they lost the election they were going to jail.  Those that want to survive this are doing their mia culpa early.  They are switching sides in an effort to be on the winning team.  Those that are in too deep and the die hards are on the wrong side of the equation.

 

The question is, when does Mueller get his late night phone call?


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0 wafm corporatewhore Nov 28, 2017 9:13 AM

you mean you'd rather not know?


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-1 Rex Andrus Nov 28, 2017 9:23 AM

This happened 2 years ago and this treehugging government suckling said and did nothing, just let the hostile foreign Clinton crime syndicate run amok across America during a major election. In doing this he committed at least 2 major felonies plus dereliction of duty. How many American civilians have died already because of this cowardice? 100? 200? Seth Rich? How many more will die? What will be left of America for even these cretans' children?


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0 Gobble D. Goop Nov 28, 2017 8:36 AM

Two legs good four legs bad.  Some animals are more equal than others.


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-5 jomama Nov 28, 2017 8:38 AM

Congrats guys, you managed to get Ofailure and Hitlery into one rant thread! Kudos!


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0 Dg4884 Nov 28, 2017 8:40 AM

The light is shining on the cockroaches and they don't like it at all.  I really am starting to think that this may just happen.  The traitors are eating each other already and it's just getting started.  

 

For Christmas, you may want to ask for an additional popcorn maker.  Looking forward to witnessing full retard.


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0 Everybodys All ... Nov 28, 2017 8:41 AM

This guy is a fucking coward. I dont' give a shit who threatens you. Do your job as the inspector general otherwise you are part of the coverup...yes you should have resigned. Now as all hell is breaking loose in Washington because of George Webb lawsuits you find the courage to come forward. I'm sorry I have no sympathy for the systemic liars. Lock her up and throw away the key.


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0 Eyes Opened Everybodys All American Nov 28, 2017 9:06 AM

All the keyboard warriors slagging off this guy & calling him a coward...

AND SHE STILL WALKS AMONG US !!!

Take action yourselves or STFU... fuckin muricans bitchin & whining yet DO NOTHING ?? Get da fuck outta here....

You DESERVE to lose your 2nd amendment rights.... 


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0 wafm Eyes Opened Nov 28, 2017 9:16 AM

they don't have no rights, except on paper but that don't count.


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0 _cygnus_ Eyes Opened Nov 28, 2017 9:26 AM

Yet, here you are bitching at every one else. 

The question is, what are *you* doing about it?


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-1 Ajax-1 Everybodys All American Nov 28, 2017 9:54 AM

In theory, you are correct. However, don't be too quick to judge him. Have you ever quit a job being 1 year short of retirement eligibility? He knew that if he quit in protest, he would have been black balled from ever working again because the Whistleblower statutes are designed to punish the Whistleblower. If you don't believe me, take a look at what happened to every Whistleblower during Obama's reign of terror. He went into self preservation mode because he probably has a family to support. If you want to be righteously indignant, you should be pissed at Obama.


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-1 numapepi Everybodys All American Nov 28, 2017 9:28 AM

When your kids get to ride home from school in a black limo... you do what you are told.


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0 Xena fobe Everybodys All American Nov 28, 2017 10:13 AM

Except that this pervasive.  It exists at every level of govt, business, academia.  Why should the guy destroy his life when the corrupt system will still remain the same?


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0 “Rebellion to t... Nov 28, 2017 8:42 AM

All one needs to know is the former FBI director, Mueller, is running a massive "investigation", that tries to find criminal wrongdoing by the current administration, and the POTUS himself.

During the past administration, the former secretary of state allegedly...

Special Access Privilege documents were likely accessed without authorization, passed around on unsecured servers, and sold to foreign "donors".

Forget about the thousands of classified emails.

Forget about Uranium One and the Russian government purchasing uranium and funneling 140 million cash to Clinton Foundation.

All you need to know is the highest levels of the deep state and the intel agencies were aware in real time, and allowed this lawless behavior to go on.

FUBAR


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0 XWeatherman Nov 28, 2017 8:46 AM

So, why isn't Hag Hillary in jail?


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-1 JoseyWalesTheOutlaw XWeatherman Nov 28, 2017 8:56 AM

Logic tells us that even today she has zero fear of going to jail. She is running the big mouth 24/7/365. If she goes to jail the 75% of Obama's administration heads will go with her.  There would be niggers in the streets if Buckwheat/Jeh Jeh/Holder/Rice were arrested. 


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0 Miss Expectations XWeatherman Nov 28, 2017 9:26 AM

Because, just as the founders knew,  the evil doers/destroyers know the same...namely:

Benjamin Franklin's statement, "You must all hang together, or assuredly you shall all hang separately" was made at the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th 1776...


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0 Dark star Nov 28, 2017 8:47 AM

The Americans would have us believe that occasionally Putin has people who threaten him or his country killed.

When one looks at the trail of corpses left by the Clintons and the deaths of any and all American citizens who might tell an inconvenient truth about Kennedy, 9/11, Las Vegas etc, one realises that Putin is an angel compared to the Clinton hag and the American Deep State.


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0 Rex Andrus Dark star Nov 28, 2017 9:22 AM

Billary didn't kill most of these people themselves. So far mercenaries involved in the Clinton death list include CIA, FBI, MOSSAD, SAS, KSA, SOA, all oligarch muscle. Coup d'estat


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0 Ajax-1 Dark star Nov 28, 2017 9:50 AM

True Dat.


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0 overmedicatedun... Nov 28, 2017 8:49 AM

repeatedly -show the public evidence of high crimes at the top..then do nothing..good strategy? insanity? to what ends?

2008 who went to jail??..could give us a clue

paging congressman Kanjorski..see his comments and wonder wtf?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODBPlD0FXOU


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0 44_shooter Nov 28, 2017 8:52 AM

SAP is not “Above Top Secret”.

SAP is SAP and is classified at either at the Secret or Top Secret level.

The best way to describe SAP is for whatever reason a requirement exists to only allow left handed people to access the information. That doesn’t mean right handed people can’t access it, it just means that there better be a really good reason to allow a right handed person access.


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0 MoreFreedom 44_shooter Nov 28, 2017 10:08 AM

Technically you are correct, but SAP exists to keep the information out of the hands of people even with top secret clearances, unless they can't do their job without it.  And the existence of the information "may not be publicly acknowledged" which says the government won't even tell the public such information exists. Further "SAP and SCI are usually found at the Top Secret classification, but there is no prohibition of applying such segregation to Confidential and Secret information." 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Classified_information_in_the_United_State...


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-2 JoseyWalesTheOutlaw Nov 28, 2017 8:53 AM

Charles should take extreme caution when around/near park benches. That 2nd shot to the back of the head is tuff. 

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peddling-fiction's picture

scrappy, are you blocking your buttbois with a wall of words, that are getting caught fibbing?

veritas semper vinces's picture

The quality of trolls went to the sewer! This tends to happen when an Empire is in rapid decline. They replace quality with quantity. Observe the avalanche  of low IQ trolls lately.

This one is retarded.

Ace Ventura's picture

LOL, well the Su-30 is not exactly a 'light' aircraft....probably weighs in at around 60-70,000 lbs fully loaded, if not more. It's big for a fighter aircraft, in the way the F-15 is, with some pretty serious wing surface area. The P-8 is bigger, but not on the scale of tractor trailer vs. corvette......more like Chevy Suburban vs. Dodge Challenger.

Your point is well taken, though. As for the snowflake millenial infiltration of the U.S. military's flying crews.....well, lets just say it wouldn't surprise me.

peddling-fiction's picture

The Poseidon P8 weighs in at 189,200 lbs.

It is an extra big and reinforced 737-800.

http://www.boeing.com/defense/maritime-surveillance/p-8-poseidon/index.p...

And the Su-30  weighs in at 54,900 lb.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sukhoi_Su-30

Nearly 3.5 times heavier.

Length: 73ft versus 130ft 

Big difference

newdoobie's picture

Been there, done that, while in the USAF. It's scary and dangerous, you look out the window and see the pilot of the MIG (white scarf and all) and salute. Instead of saluting back, he flips his MIG up an shows his live missles. He drops behind, hits afterburners, flys under our C135 and goes vertical right in front of us.

 

The plane raises in temp about 20 degrees and drops about 500ft while bucking like a wild bronco. (coffee and papers everywhere, the TAC operator is pressing the abort button about as hard as he can)The pilot is already ahead of him.

 

The TAC operator heard the pilot respond to the RTB order with "First there is something I must do"

very nervous (this was after the KAL 007 jetliner was shot down)

Attitude_Check's picture

Does the real world of actual military ops by real men conflict with your view of the world in your mom's basement?

 

 

peddling-fiction's picture

More BS from the pentagram trolls.

scrappy sure did place a wall of words to block my calling your BS.

Get your story straight and don't be pussies.

It is unbecoming.

Offthebeach's picture

Not much into physics, is ya?

Depending on altitude, speed, load, the air flow over the wings may well have been near critical.  Exhaust plume, wake vortex can at anyspeed induce single wing stall.  Gravity does rest

Mtnoise255's picture

They have before and the US response: keep an eye on them and if they don't cause trouble ignore them. The US doesn't play 'topgun' games like the Russian babies.

SoDamnMad's picture

Hey Maverick. Are we allowed to do this?

Goose, shut up and take pictures. 

sun tzu's picture

We merely surround them with our military bases all across Europe and Asia

Offthebeach's picture

Because we can, and their neighbors, who know them best, hate them.

DPLETTENBERG's picture

Us flying in the Black Sea would be more like a Russian plane in the great lakes.

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"The U.S. aircraft was operating in international airspace and did nothing to provoke this Russian behavior," Pentagon spokesperson Lt. Col. Michelle Baldanza said of the Saturday incident, which took place over the Black Sea. "Unsafe actions‎ have the potential to cause serious harm and injury to all air crews involved," he added on Monday."

Oh! pitty poo poor dears!

[and the spokes fuckers like these presume to speak for us]

Blankone's picture

But there is a point there. If a plane is in international airspace it should not be harassed. But if Russia lets it violate their airspace they should then just shoot one down.

ArgentoFisico's picture

Damn russians!

 

/sarc

 

a Smudge by any other name's picture

We knew it. We knew it all along. Who's behind this Russian thing? The Russians! We have been trying to tell these people it was the Russians since before it was the Russians and we're telling them now. What part of "it was the Russians" don't you understand? Wait you don't speak English?

OMFG...Russians!

Davidduke2000's picture

This story remind me of the democrats complaining why Wikileaks leaked their crimes, why was a us spy plane over Russia ?  Russia was justified in shooting down that plane.

just the tip's picture

where in the article did it say the US aircraft made in incursion into russian airspace?

Juliette's picture

Yeah, it just flew a couple miles off the Russian territory, rapidly approaching it ... Imagine all the whining and complaining from Wash. DC if a Chinese or Russian spy plane was flying over the Gulf of Mexico, rapidly approachign US soil.

any_mouse's picture

Or Iranian Navy boats operating in GOM. That triggered more than a few ZHers.

Mtnoise255's picture

The US is going to have a couple of tugs follow the Iranians just in case one of the hulks breaks down. Most of their 'navy' was built in the 50's.

spyware-free's picture

You mean like the USN had a Japanese tug boat following one of their destroyers? How'd that work out?
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/us-navy-destroyer-involved-in-collisio...

veritas semper vinces's picture

"The US is going to have a couple of tugs follow the Iranians just in case one of the hulks breaks down. Most of their 'navy' was built in the 50's."

It's not true. But let's say it is ,they  did not modernize it(because of US sanctions),at least they have this excuse.

BUT the US navies and planes break down by themselves,or don't fly ,or kill their pilots,or the ships do  not float ,you know the Billion $ modern ships and planes of the biggest army on earth.LOL!

newdoobie's picture

The navy plane that was clipped and forced to land in China was doing the same thing. We escort bears off our coast all the time.

 

jazze's picture

Get your stupid spy planes the fuck away from the Black Sea then

DavidC's picture

I think you've summed it up pretty well there.

DavidC

Attitude_Check's picture

The real world of big boy nations scares you?  Too bad powder puff.   The Russians send their planes just off our coasts,  and we do the same.   Stop being such child.

DPLETTENBERG's picture

About the only coast in the US that the Russians can send a plane to is Alaska since, the last time I checked, they don't have any air bases in Canada or Mexico and only have 1 or 2 carriers.

silverer's picture

America is curious how to build a bridge. You know, the one that the Russians are putting up to Crimea to connect a highway.

Son of Captain Nemo's picture

Go ahead America... Make their "DAY"!!!

cookies anyone's picture

the empire of whiners

pods's picture

Careful Russia, the US has been known to ram things close to them.

pods