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Russian nuclear bombers intercepted near Guam
NBC ^ | 12/15/12

Posted on 02/15/2013 6:08:16 PM PST by LadyEleanor

Russian nuclear bombers intercepted near Guam

U.S. military officials tell NBC News that two Russian bombers, capable of carrying nuclear cruise missiles, circled the U.S. island of Guam in the Western Pacific this week. U.S. Air Force F-15 jets scrambled from Andersen Air Force Base on Guam to intercept the bombers.

According to one military official, the Russian Bear bombers remained in international airspace, the encounter between the U.S. and Russian aircraft “stayed professional” and there was no incident. The official said it’s impossible to determine whether the Russian bombers carried any nuclear weapons.

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TOPICS: Japan; News/Current Events; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bhorussia; bombers; guam; intercept; intercepted; japan; nationalsecurity; nuclear; obama; putin; russia; russian; russiannukes; usaf; waronterror

1 posted on 02/15/2013 6:08:29 PM PST by LadyEleanor
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To: LadyEleanor

Peace breaking out everywhere.


2 posted on 02/15/2013 6:13:37 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: LadyEleanor

You got to hand it to Obama.

You fly nuclear bombers around Guam and we will blast you with a giant meteor.

Bet they don’t mess with Guam again.


3 posted on 02/15/2013 6:13:51 PM PST by OKRA2012
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To: OKRA2012

Russians are probably just probing. Trying to find out if Obama will curl up in the fetal position when faced with a challenge and no sycophant media running cover for him.


4 posted on 02/15/2013 6:25:31 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: LadyEleanor

Remember the Georgia Demoncrat US Rep. (the first to endorse President Pinhead in 2008) who expressed concern that Guam might “tip over”?
Maybe not, it didn’t get much traction anywhere but here.
But Marco Amnesty’s sip of water got 155 replays on MSNBC in one day (thread below)?
And people wonder why we freepers can be so peckish ...


5 posted on 02/15/2013 6:26:57 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: LadyEleanor

This is where the Ø regime can maximize our strengths. In case of nuclear attack on Guam, by shifting the population just a tad, the underside of the island can be tipped, and thus shifted, in-effect to use it as a protective shield. Perhaps we elected geniuses after all!


6 posted on 02/15/2013 6:27:10 PM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: LadyEleanor

Obama was unavailable for comment.


7 posted on 02/15/2013 6:38:13 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: C210N

John Kerry please pick up the courtesy phone. Russia just responded to your phone call.


8 posted on 02/15/2013 6:38:30 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Got a problem? Nothing a drone strike can't fix.)
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To: OKRA2012

That explains the fighters buzzing my apartment the other night


9 posted on 02/15/2013 6:42:59 PM PST by Fai Mao
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To: LadyEleanor
How are they so sure these planes were carrying weapons? Tu-95’s are also used as reconnaissance planes.
10 posted on 02/15/2013 6:48:12 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'll stop being a cynic when the world stops giving me reasons to be cynical.)
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To: LadyEleanor

Big deal.


11 posted on 02/15/2013 6:49:23 PM PST by TomServo
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To: tumblindice
Remember the Georgia Demoncrat US Rep. (the first to endorse President Pinhead in 2008) who expressed concern that Guam might “tip over”? <

Ah, yes. The incomparable Hank Johnson (D-GA).

I still think the USN Admiral he was questioning deserves an award for keeping a straight face and not collapsing in uncontrolable laughter.

12 posted on 02/15/2013 6:52:48 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: okie01

Ditto. Our Military is very PROFESSIONAL!


13 posted on 02/15/2013 7:02:48 PM PST by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
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To: LadyEleanor
A Bear bomber near US Airspace? I for one am shocked...


14 posted on 02/15/2013 7:55:28 PM PST by GreenLanternCorps
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To: BwanaNdege

When the phone rings at 2 am Obama rolls over and pulls the covers up over his head.


15 posted on 02/15/2013 8:55:58 PM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: BwanaNdege

When it comes to our ambasadors in muslim nations Obama has a YOYO policy. You’re On Your Own


16 posted on 02/15/2013 8:57:33 PM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: TomServo

Maybe conservatives are losing because so many have that attitude.


17 posted on 02/16/2013 4:49:40 AM PST by LadyEleanor (How Do I change my tagline?)
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To: OrioleFan

Obama has instructed his people to never allow his phone to ring at night.


18 posted on 02/16/2013 7:02:48 AM PST by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: LadyEleanor
Maybe some of us served where we saw this on a daily basis. Maybe some of us don't panic over nothing.
19 posted on 02/16/2013 9:28:20 AM PST by TomServo
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To: TomServo

Maybe the relentless nastiness of conservatives are part of the reason why they are becoming irrelevant.

A normal person might say “I know with Obama in power this appears troubling, but I do think it is any thing to worry about.”

But a conservative will invariably be smug and nasty. It really is off - putting a big reason why the Tea Party collapsed.


20 posted on 02/16/2013 12:17:06 PM PST by LadyEleanor (How Do I change my tagline?)
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To: TomServo

I have been a member here since 2005 (with another name) and I used to contribute generously, but the just plain meanness and the attacks to get new people banned - I can see why conservatives are getting such a bad reputation.


21 posted on 02/16/2013 12:29:55 PM PST by LadyEleanor (How Do I change my tagline?)
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To: LadyEleanor

Conservatives are losing because someone disagreed with you on an FR thread?

Mighty trollish of you n


22 posted on 02/16/2013 1:51:19 PM PST by Half Vast Conspiracy (Based on a letter from an 8 year old…school is now illegal…”cuz it’s yuckey and dumb".)
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To: LadyEleanor

Get over yourself.


23 posted on 02/16/2013 4:07:59 PM PST by TomServo
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To: TomServo
Get over yourself.

Whoops.

Nevermind...lol...

24 posted on 02/16/2013 4:13:24 PM PST by TomServo
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To: LadyEleanor

Yeah, yeah... every retread and concern troll “used to contribute generously”... Sort of like “walking uphill both ways to school in knee deep snow.”

What was your prior incarnation?


25 posted on 02/16/2013 4:16:43 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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Bye, M’lady.


26 posted on 02/16/2013 6:05:54 PM PST by Half Vast Conspiracy (Based on a letter from an 8 year old…school is now illegal…”cuz it’s yuckey and dumb".)
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To: LadyEleanor
Good grief. Absolutely nothing to see. Think about it 'nuclear armed'? No side wants to go back to those day with aircraft flying around with live nuclear weapons. There have been far too many accidents involving bombers carrying nukes in the past. It would take a massive increase in alert posture for bombers to be flying around with live nuke ALCMs.

One good thing that has developed out of the confidence building measures is a bomber exchange program.. 2013 should see Russian bombers visiting Barksdale

Russian strategic bombers to visit U.S. Two Russian Tupolev Tu-95MS strategic bombers will fly to the Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana, United States, in 2013 under an agreement reached during a recent visit of senior officers from the Russian Long-Range Air Force to the United States, Long-Range Air Force commander Lt. Gen. Anatoly Zhikharev said on Tuesday. Zhikharev made the announcement at a news conference.

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There will also be a return visit in 2013 - two American [Boeing] B-52 strategic bombers will land at our air force base in Engels, Saratov region, in 2013," he said. U.S. officers are due to pay an inspection visit to the Russian base next week, he added.

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27 posted on 02/18/2013 3:55:04 AM PST by Tommyjo
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