Skip to comments.Bear Bombers Over Guam Russian nuclear bombers circle Guam
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 Moscows 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 timehours before President Barack Obamas 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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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...)
Paging Hank JOhnson, (Idiot) GA...pick up the RED phone...
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...
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.
So the Russians presented a little sideshow within the big show going on over there. ;-)
yes,it was explained by the govt.
And Zero his on vacation.
Wasn’t Guam the site of the next Pearl Harbor disaster, or was that San Diego?