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Canada intercepts two Russian bombers
Associated Press ^ | 8-25-10 | ROB GILLIES

Posted on 08/25/2010 5:56:57 PM PDT by jackv

Fighter jets were scrambled to intercept two Russian bombers in the Arctic as they approached Canadian airspace on the eve of a visit from Canada's prime minister who will observe an Arctic military exercise, a spokesman for the prime minister said Wednesday.

Dimitri Soudas, Stephen Harper's director of communications, said two Canadian CF-18 jets shadowed a pair of Russian TU-95 Bear jets in international airspace on Tuesday.

Soudas said the bombers flew within 30 miles (50 kilometers) of Canadian soil. They were first spotted approximately 120 nautical miles north of Inuvik, Northwest Territories.

"Thanks to the rapid response of the Canadian Forces, at no time did the Russian aircraft enter sovereign Canadian airspace," Soudas said in an e-mail.

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TOPICS: Canada; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: bombers; canada; intercept; russian
"...competition between Canada, Russia, the U.S. and other countries to secure Arctic resources."
1 posted on 08/25/2010 5:57:03 PM PDT by jackv
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To: jackv

“Scarmable.”


2 posted on 08/25/2010 5:59:17 PM PDT by OKSooner (Obama confessed "his muslim faith" on the George Stephanopolous show on September 7th, 2008.)
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To: jackv

A transmission was intercepted...

“Keep oot of our airspace, eh.”


3 posted on 08/25/2010 6:01:06 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: jackv
The following photo was released from RED EAGLE ONE, command center for the DEW line.

4 posted on 08/25/2010 6:01:40 PM PDT by Waverunner
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To: MediaMole

They were just lookin for a couple cases of Labatts......


5 posted on 08/25/2010 6:02:13 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: nascarnation

Eya, Donchaknow.


6 posted on 08/25/2010 6:07:30 PM PDT by Shady (No more laws based on LIES!)
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To: nascarnation
They were just lookin for a couple cases of Labatts......

Yummy!

Even with the St. Pauli Girl I am toting presently. : )

7 posted on 08/25/2010 6:07:53 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: jackv

TU-95s are turbo-props, not jets...


8 posted on 08/25/2010 6:08:15 PM PDT by MikefromOhio (There is no truth to the rumor that Ted Kennedy was buried at sea.....)
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To: MediaMole

I’ll submit this one for “Funniest Post of the Day”!

Got me to spit my beer!


9 posted on 08/25/2010 6:08:28 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (N)
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To: MediaMole

We gots ways of making you say the letter “O”.


10 posted on 08/25/2010 6:08:42 PM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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Wow, eh! Like, I’m impressed! And here I thought the Liberals had left us with only one jet. When the heck did Harper sneak that other jet in? Musta been when the coalition was out on some Green-tax promotional tour. Let’s hear it for Harper and the Conservatives, he’ll protect us, eh!!!


11 posted on 08/25/2010 6:12:10 PM PDT by CanaGuy (Go Harper!)
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To: nascarnation

Labatts makes vodka?


12 posted on 08/25/2010 6:16:43 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: CanaGuy

Oh, just one more thing for all you thinking people. Doesn’t Canada claim a 100mile limit from the shoreline wrt the fisheries? I guess when combat jets are involved, the limit goes back to just the shoreline. Humph, cowards! As far as I’m concerned, they were 70miles inside our space.


13 posted on 08/25/2010 6:18:07 PM PDT by CanaGuy (Go Harper!)
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To: jackv

Yay Canada!


14 posted on 08/25/2010 6:21:20 PM PDT by dr_who
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To: jackv

This happened just recently...

Canada: Tories convert Russian-bomber incident into pitch for expensive new fighter jets
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2562604/posts

A lot of the responses in this thread have been humorous... I don’t blame you. My thought was that the CF-18s could put a couple of rounds into the engines, force them down, and call it a “health inspection.”

This is pretty serious, though. They are testing response times. Either they are putting on a show, or they are truly wanting to develop a readiness profile for the Canadian air defenses. That isn’t good news.


15 posted on 08/25/2010 6:22:10 PM PDT by PastorBooks
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To: MediaMole

What was dat aboot, eh?


16 posted on 08/25/2010 6:22:31 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: jackv

Did they fly over Palin’s house?


17 posted on 08/25/2010 6:39:08 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Waverunner

The DEW line - radar/radio operator shut ins trying to manufacture or secure ill-gotten booze while fighting off wolves and polar bears.

Those guys have stories to tell!


18 posted on 08/25/2010 6:41:14 PM PDT by Sax
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To: jackv

“Canadian opposition Liberal lawmaker Larry Bagnell said the Russian flights are routine and the Conservative government seems to make a fuss only when it suits them.”

Oh, give me a break. What a ridiculous statement.


19 posted on 08/25/2010 6:42:27 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: HollyB
“Canadian opposition Liberal lawmaker Larry Bagnell said the Russian flights are routine and the Conservative government seems to make a fuss only when it suits them.”

Somebody should ask Bagnell if he'd be O.K. with a Bear over Ottawa.

How about a Buff...???

20 posted on 08/25/2010 6:50:37 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: jackv
Remember this from yesterday: Brodacasts

Makes a few sit up and take notice...Probing...Probing...

21 posted on 08/25/2010 6:54:09 PM PDT by devane617 (November!)
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To: PastorBooks

Remember how ‘active’ the Russkies were after the election of Zero on our borders? Hmmmmmmmmmmmm.


22 posted on 08/25/2010 7:03:44 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: jackv

23 posted on 08/25/2010 7:11:49 PM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK (Any man may make a mistake ; none but a fool will persist in it . { Latin proverb })
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To: Raycpa

Nah, not being suicidal, their charts show no-fly zones for 30 miles around the homes of the Palins, Chuck Norris, and Ted Nugent.


24 posted on 08/25/2010 7:24:33 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (0bama: Captain 0blivious)
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To: jackv

LOL...I wouldn’t be surprised to hear Putin was flying one of them, flexing his pecs at the pesky Canadian fighter aircraft!


25 posted on 08/25/2010 7:29:16 PM PDT by rlmorel (America: Why should a product be deemed a failure if you ignore assembly and operation instructions?)
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