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Bear Bombers Over Guam Russian nuclear bombers circle Guam
Free Beacon ^ | 2/15/13 | Bill Gertz

Posted on 02/15/2013 1:29:04 PM PST by Nachum

Two Russian nuclear-armed bombers circled the western Pacific island of Guam this week in the latest sign of Moscow’s growing strategic assertiveness toward the United States.

The Russian Tu-95 Bear-H strategic bombers were equipped with nuclear-tipped cruise missiles and were followed by U.S. jets as they circumnavigated Guam on Feb. 12 local time—hours before President Barack Obama’s state of the union address.

Air Force Capt. Kim Bender, a spokeswoman for the Pacific Air Force in Hawaii, confirmed the incident to the Washington Free Beacon and said Air Force F-15 jets based on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, “scrambled and responded to the aircraft.”

“The Tu-95s were intercepted and left the area in a northbound direction. No further actions occurred,” she said. Bender said no other details would be released “for operational security reasons.”

The bomber incident was considered highly unusual. Russian strategic bombers are not known to have conducted such operations in the past into the south Pacific from bomber bases in the Russian Far East, which is thousands of miles away and over water.

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TOPICS: Japan; News/Current Events; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bear; bombers; guam; japan; russia; waronterror
Right before the State of the Union address...
1 posted on 02/15/2013 1:29:15 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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2 posted on 02/15/2013 1:29:55 PM PST by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Careful, they could tip the island over.


3 posted on 02/15/2013 1:31:05 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

They would probably try to keep it balanced out so that it wouldn’t tip over like the other 57 states.


4 posted on 02/15/2013 1:34:23 PM PST by Past Your Eyes (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it.)
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To: Nachum

Gertz should take a look at his globe. Guam is not in the “South Pacific.” It is in the Western Pacific north of the equator.


5 posted on 02/15/2013 1:36:01 PM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: Nachum

Remember those “unexplained” contrails off the Southern California coast last year?


6 posted on 02/15/2013 1:37:11 PM PST by Renegade
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To: dfwgator

This just 2 days before we send a meteor over the Urals? There are no coincidences. ;^)


7 posted on 02/15/2013 1:37:32 PM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Nachum

A message from Putin to his puppet


8 posted on 02/15/2013 1:41:18 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Nachum
The Russians are rubbin it in Zero's face.
Possibly the Russians can teach us some lessons about socialism?
9 posted on 02/15/2013 1:41:59 PM PST by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: dfwgator

Did anybody warn Hank Johnson?


10 posted on 02/15/2013 1:41:59 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Cvengr

Shhhh, be vewy vewy quiet. We’a hunting Wussians.


11 posted on 02/15/2013 1:42:08 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: Nachum

Duh, Obama told the Russians that he would be more flexible after he was re-elected.


12 posted on 02/15/2013 1:42:08 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Commune Obama"care" violates Anti-Trust Law s, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Nachum

I say BS on the “nuclear armed”.. How could anyone know what was loaded. I doubt the Russians sent out the load manifest in case we were curious.


13 posted on 02/15/2013 1:44:28 PM PST by doorgunner69
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To: Nachum

I wouldn’t get too worked up about it. This kind of thing has been routine Russian practice for decades. There was at least one reported incident during Bush’s 2nd term in 2007:

http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/europe/08/09/russia.sorties.reut/index.html


14 posted on 02/15/2013 1:44:50 PM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: forgotten man

I thought that as well.


15 posted on 02/15/2013 1:46:14 PM PST by stormer
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To: Renegade
Remember those “unexplained” contrails off the Southern California coast last year?

It was explained - it was a commercial airliner.

16 posted on 02/15/2013 1:46:14 PM PST by Strategerist
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To: Nachum

Now that Barry has “more flexibility” he probably told the russkies they could have Guam, or any of the 57 states of their choosing.


17 posted on 02/15/2013 1:53:54 PM PST by The Sons of Liberty (It's not "GUN CONTROL"! It's "PEOPLE CONTROL"!)
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To: Nachum
Two Russian nuclear-armed bombers circled the western Pacific island of Guam this week in the latest sign of Moscow’s growing strategic assertiveness toward the United States.

Yep. They know that zero is such a pathetic "leader" that we won't do anything about it.

And, we haven't!

18 posted on 02/15/2013 1:58:33 PM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for anti-American criminals!!)
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To: Nachum

Testing..testing.. testing...probing..probing...probing. The campaigner-in-chief just couldn’t be bothered, and the WORLD leaders know it.


19 posted on 02/15/2013 2:04:49 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: The Sons of Liberty

They took a look at our portfolio and decided a desert island in the middle of the Pacific would give them the best return.


20 posted on 02/15/2013 2:08:07 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: doorgunner69

I second the motion!

All in favor, say “Aye”.

AYE! AYE! AYE! AYE! AYE! AYE! AYE! AYE! AYE! AYE! AYE! AYE!

The motion carries.

(Of course, the intercepting F-15s may have had Wonder Woman’s [I mean BHO’s] Gamma Ray Detector Pod slung under one wing...)


21 posted on 02/15/2013 2:59:17 PM PST by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: Nachum

Paging Hank JOhnson, (Idiot) GA...pick up the RED phone...


22 posted on 02/15/2013 3:23:50 PM PST by QualityMan (Don't Tread on Me)
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To: doorgunner69
I say BS on the “nuclear armed”

My thoughts exactly. I would buy "Nuclear CAPABLE", which in military terms means "treat as if so armed."

Wondering how close they got? If they're capable of carrying cruise missiles, You'd think that they would be intercepted at that range and kept from getting within that range. 200 miles or so.

But that shows signs of inflexibility...

23 posted on 02/15/2013 3:26:54 PM PST by tpmintx (Gun free zones are hunting preserves for unarmed people.)
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To: Nachum

Since the Bear is the noisiest propeller driven aircraft in existence, our folks probably heard them and didn’t even have to use radar to find them.

The Russians have resumed Bear patrols under Putin after a 15 year hiatus.


24 posted on 02/15/2013 3:40:54 PM PST by Vesparado (The American people know what they want and they deserve to get it good and hard --- HL Mencken)
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To: Nachum

So the Russians presented a little sideshow within the big show going on over there. ;-)


25 posted on 02/15/2013 3:45:22 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: Strategerist

yes,it was explained by the govt.


26 posted on 02/15/2013 3:54:41 PM PST by Renegade
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To: Nachum

And Zero his on vacation.


27 posted on 02/15/2013 4:07:24 PM PST by moovova
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To: Nachum

Wasn’t Guam the site of the next Pearl Harbor disaster, or was that San Diego?


28 posted on 02/15/2013 5:22:47 PM PST by clearcarbon
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To: Nachum

29 posted on 02/16/2013 12:11:55 PM PST by traumer
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