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jimmydeanno
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« Reply #20 on: August 17, 2007, 05:34:42 PM »

Anyone notice this...?

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A Russian bomber flew over a U.S. military base on the Pacific island of Guam

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U.S. officials told CNN, however, that the two bombers came no closer than 100 miles to any U.S. aircraft and no closer than 300 miles to the Navy ships, and that there was no visual contact.

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« Reply #21 on: August 17, 2007, 05:42:10 PM »

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A Russian bomber flew over a U.S. military base on the Pacific island of Guam

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U.S. officials told CNN, however, that the two bombers came no closer than 100 miles to any U.S. aircraft and no closer than 300 miles to the Navy ships, and that there was no visual contact.


ummm what the crap
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« Reply #22 on: August 18, 2007, 02:08:37 AM »

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A Russian bomber flew over a U.S. military base on the Pacific island of Guam

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U.S. officials told CNN, however, that the two bombers came no closer than 100 miles to any U.S. aircraft and no closer than 300 miles to the Navy ships, and that there was no visual contact.



Yup, sure did.  Saw them with my own two eyes. . . I've been told that I have GREAT distance vision ;)
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« Reply #23 on: August 18, 2007, 04:28:57 AM »

Putin is a Communist.  Remember the saying "Once a Commie, always a Commie". 
It's funny, on that same topic I was privileged enough to sit in on a meeting recently in which Colin Powell spoke.  One of the stories he told was in reference to Mr. Putin.  He says (paraphrasing):  "President Bush called me into his office after a meeting with Mr. Putin.  The President said, "Colin, I've looked into his eyes and I see his soul."  to which Gen. Powell responded, "Mr. President, I too have looked into his eyes...and see KGB".  ;D

Good stuff right there.  That's why I love the General. 
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« Reply #24 on: August 18, 2007, 06:48:23 PM »

It turns out that these are not exercises, after all - Russia apparently decided to return to the practice of regular patrols by its strategic bombers. Speaking at the end of the "Peace Mission-2007" military maneuvers conducted by the countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, President Putin announced that "Russia’s strategic aviation will resume patrols on a permanent basis":

At midnight, today, August 17, 14 strategic missile-carriers, support and refuelling aircraft took off from seven air force bases in different parts of the Russian Federation and began a patrol involving a total of 20 aircraft. As from today, such patrols will be carried out on a regular basis. These patrols are strategic in nature.

Source: http://russianforces.org/blog/2007/08/this_is_not_a_test_russia_resu.shtml

I give this source extremely high marks.
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« Reply #25 on: August 20, 2007, 05:52:51 AM »

So, should we reactivate SAC and Operation Chrome Dome?
Bump.

I concur. . . opps. . . .my post, oh well, I still concur.
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« Reply #26 on: August 20, 2007, 06:14:28 AM »

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A Russian bomber flew over a U.S. military base on the Pacific island of Guam

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U.S. officials told CNN, however, that the two bombers came no closer than 100 miles to any U.S. aircraft and no closer than 300 miles to the Navy ships, and that there was no visual contact.


ummm what the crap

Um..."visual" isn't the only way we track aircraft folks...
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« Reply #27 on: August 20, 2007, 10:25:56 AM »

All of your bases are belonging to us!!!

BTW, anyone take a shot at the bomber or were they just gonna wait until it crashed on its' own?
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« Reply #28 on: August 20, 2007, 11:43:11 AM »

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A Russian bomber flew over a U.S. military base on the Pacific island of Guam

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U.S. officials told CNN, however, that the two bombers came no closer than 100 miles to any U.S. aircraft and no closer than 300 miles to the Navy ships, and that there was no visual contact.


ummm what the crap

Um..."visual" isn't the only way we track aircraft folks...

My point is that the Russians said they flew "OVER" the base and the Americans said they came no closer than 100 miles to any US aircraft or 300 miles from any US ship.  Unless the base is empty, someone is lying...
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« Reply #29 on: August 20, 2007, 02:51:16 PM »

Maybe the Russians need to upgrade their optical equipment.  Perhaps the "base" they flew over was something else?
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