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Bears Buzz Alaska Again-Russian military again flies strategic bombers near Alaska
FreeBeacon.Com via Drudge ^ | May 6, 2013 5:00 am | Bill Gertz

Posted on 05/06/2013 11:04:03 AM PDT by F15Eagle

Russian strategic bombers conducted flights within the U.S. defense zone close to northern Alaska and the Aleutian Islands last week in Moscow’s latest incident of nuclear saber rattling against the United States, according to defense and military officials.

Two Bear H nuclear-capable bombers were detected flying into the military’s Alaska Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) near the Aleutians, where a strategic missile defense radar is located, and Alaska’s North Slope region by the Arctic and Chukchi Seas on April 28 and 29, military officials told the Washington Free Beacon.

Lt. Cmdr. Bill Lewis, a spokesman with the U.S. Northern Command, confirmed the fighter intercept of the latest bomber incursion but declined to provide details.

“Two U.S. F-22′s from Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, were launched and visually identified Russian aircraft on the night of April 28, as the Russian Air Force flew standard out of area flights near Alaska,” Lewis said.

The bombers did not enter U.S. airspace, he said.

However, the Alaska ADIZ is a formal national security zone used by the military to monitor both civilian and military aircraft. The dispatch of F-22s is an indication the bomber flights posed a potential threat to U.S. territory.

It was the fifth incident of Russian strategic bombers flying against the United States since June, when Bear bombers were intercepted near Alaska during a large-scale Russian strategic nuclear exercise that Russian military officials said involved practice strikes against U.S. missile defense sites in Alaska.

Less than a month later, on July 4, two more Bears flew the closest to the northern California coast that Russian aircraft have flown since the days of the Soviet Union.

Then in February two Bears circled Guam, a key U.S. military hub in the Pacific.

Additionally, Backfire strategic bombers flew simulated strikes against U.S. missile defenses

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Russia; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: bears; tu95
OK, OK, it's Bill Gertz. Fortunately, Bammy has more "flexibility" after the election *cough*.
1 posted on 05/06/2013 11:04:03 AM PDT by F15Eagle
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To: F15Eagle

They were probably invited.


2 posted on 05/06/2013 11:06:09 AM PDT by Clarence
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To: F15Eagle

Buzz ? what Obama not letting them land for refueling ?


3 posted on 05/06/2013 11:06:31 AM PDT by molson209
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To: molson209

Obammy would use them in a May Day parade over D.C.


4 posted on 05/06/2013 11:07:19 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: F15Eagle

Time to start up SAC again.


5 posted on 05/06/2013 11:09:55 AM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: 3Fingas

Works for me!


6 posted on 05/06/2013 11:16:56 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: F15Eagle

What difference etc etc


7 posted on 05/06/2013 11:20:45 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: F15Eagle
"Obammy would use them in a May Day parade over D.C."

Boy, wouldn't Obama just love his own version of a Red Square May Day parade?

8 posted on 05/06/2013 11:25:59 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Truth29

I’m sure it would fulfill his Marxist dreams of destroying America. And he’s doing a pretty effective job of that, thanks to his empowerment by millions of liberal fools.


9 posted on 05/06/2013 11:29:18 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: F15Eagle

I have assumed that the Bears are easy to acquire and track on radar, and would have a half life measured in seconds if it was decided to take them out. Anyone know?


10 posted on 05/06/2013 11:37:09 AM PDT by RedElement
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They would be the sacrificial lambs to decoy the first interceptors away from the Backfires and the Blackjacks.

Yes, they’re huge.


11 posted on 05/06/2013 11:39:35 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: RedElement

The Russians have been playing this game with their Bears for over 50 years. This was a weekly occurrence somewhere in the world when I was in the Security Service in the early/mid sixties. We also do it to them to test their response.


12 posted on 05/06/2013 12:18:32 PM PDT by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: Russ

You are right, Russ. I was also with Security Service during that time plus. It was common then for Bears, Badgers, etc to probe Alaska. Our interceptors were always right on top of them. The Russian Air Forces are no longer
the serious threat they used to be. It is a real challenge for them to get the three old birds off the ground at the same time.


13 posted on 05/06/2013 1:58:23 PM PDT by hdstmf
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To: Truth29

When Obama dies—they could stuff him and put him in a tomb on the Mall in Washington with a guard of goosesteping soldiers. Then make sure people view him by making a visit the only way to get food stamps.


14 posted on 05/06/2013 3:27:34 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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