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RUSSIA CAPTURES US DRONE OVER CRIMEA
Breitbart ^ | 14 Mar 2014 | MARY CHASTAIN

Posted on 03/14/2014 4:35:43 PM PDT by mandaladon

Russia claims it caught a US intelligence drone in Crimea, an autonomous republic of Ukraine. Rostec, a Russian state-owned corporation, brought it down electronically.

"The drone was flying at about 4,000 metres (12,000 feet) and was virtually invisible from the ground. It was possible to break the link with US operators with complex radio-electronic" technology, said Rostec in a statement.

Russia is in full control of Crimea. The peninsula is holding a referendum on Sunday when the residents will choose to stay with Ukraine or join the Russian Federation. The vote is expected to go in Russia’s favor since over 58% of the population are ethnic Russians. Pro-Russians and Russian forces took over many locations in Crimea, including the airport.

They cancelled all flights at the airport except for those to and from Moscow.

Rostec said these pro-Russians almost captured the drone, but confirmed it was their company which took it down.

They did not say who or what was operating the aircraft. Rostec did release details of the drone: "Judging by its identification number, UAV MQ-5B belonged to the 66th American Reconnaissance Brigade, based in Bavaria," Rostec said on its website, which also carried a picture of what it said was the captured drone. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Russia Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in London in a last-minute attempt to stop the referendum and put an end to the crisis.

Nothing was accomplished, but Kerry said the US will not recognize the referendum and promised more sanctions against Russia if it uses the votes to justify more aggression against Ukraine.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: obama; putin
Putin keeps on doing what he wants...Obama is helpless
1 posted on 03/14/2014 4:35:43 PM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon
BS! it was a gift...
2 posted on 03/14/2014 4:38:06 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: mandaladon

At least Francis Gary Powers wasn’t aboard.


3 posted on 03/14/2014 4:38:06 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: mandaladon
The U.S. has intelligence?

I wouldna thunk it...

4 posted on 03/14/2014 4:39:21 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: mandaladon

Archduke Ferdinand moment?


5 posted on 03/14/2014 4:39:37 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Blog: www.BackwoodsEngineer.com)
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To: Chode

My very thought.


6 posted on 03/14/2014 4:39:39 PM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: mandaladon

“since over 58% of the population are ethnic Russians”

If this is true, what is our BEEF?


7 posted on 03/14/2014 4:40:10 PM PDT by babygene ( .)
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To: mandaladon
wondering, how much of a bribe/cut was 0'Muslim/
0'Reid/0'Pelosi/DNC was offered, if any.. A gift?

8 posted on 03/14/2014 4:42:38 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: Chode

LOL! You probably have the right of it.


9 posted on 03/14/2014 4:43:14 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: babygene

Are you cool with Mexico taking the Southwest US?


10 posted on 03/14/2014 4:43:24 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: babygene

I’m guessing you have difficulty with chess.


11 posted on 03/14/2014 4:45:19 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: Izzy Dunne
The U.S. has intelligence?

I wouldna thunk it...

After voting in Obama...TWICE...
I really doubt it.

12 posted on 03/14/2014 4:45:29 PM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: backwoods-engineer

Why not let 0vomit and Vlad settle it with a cage match?


13 posted on 03/14/2014 4:46:16 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: MUDDOG

True, but we don’t have Ike in the White House, either.


14 posted on 03/14/2014 4:47:00 PM PDT by Catmom (We're all gonna get the punishment only some of us deserve.)
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To: EEGator

“Are you cool with Mexico taking the Southwest US?”

It would not amount to them taking it, it would be us giving it to them...


15 posted on 03/14/2014 4:51:55 PM PDT by babygene ( .)
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To: EEGator

And besides, they already have...


16 posted on 03/14/2014 4:54:33 PM PDT by babygene ( .)
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To: mandaladon

Who care about lost technology? The US has more important things to worry about, like providing free birth control and abortions to the flukes out there and granting marriage rights to bug chasers and gift givers.


17 posted on 03/14/2014 4:56:27 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (See my home page for some of my answers to the left's talking points.)
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To: babygene

No, it would be part of the US leaving.


18 posted on 03/14/2014 4:56:51 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Catmom

Not only no Ike, but we’re a whole different country now.


19 posted on 03/14/2014 5:01:10 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: mandaladon; a fool in paradise

According to reports, the pilot bailed out (parachuted) in time.


20 posted on 03/14/2014 5:06:45 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: mandaladon

What was Harry Reid doing flying over Crimea?


21 posted on 03/14/2014 5:20:59 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: mandaladon

Good Grief! Does the USA not have a self destruct mechanism on these things!

Iran now Russia!


22 posted on 03/14/2014 5:39:46 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Chode
BS! it was a gift...

More properly, the drone was tribute.

23 posted on 03/14/2014 5:53:52 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: mandaladon

This is the total stupidity of military planers talking about going all or most all drones..any half sophisticated foe can jam the data link..an then you have a useless multi million dollar weapon system


24 posted on 03/14/2014 5:59:32 PM PDT by tophat9000 (Are we headed to a Cracker Slacker War?)
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To: babygene
“Are you cool with Mexico taking the Southwest US?”

Mexico already occupies Aztlan, Holder is putting down the remaining Resistance as we speak.

25 posted on 03/14/2014 6:00:04 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: EEGator
Are you cool with Mexico taking the Southwest US?

I personally would be delighted if Mexico would agree to take back California. I would throw in New Mexico to sweeten the deal.

26 posted on 03/14/2014 6:02:05 PM PDT by madprof98
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To: mandaladon
It was possible to break the link with US operators with complex radio-electronic" technology

A trick they learned from Iran.

27 posted on 03/14/2014 6:04:31 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: madprof98
I personally would be delighted if Mexico would agree to take back California. I would throw in New Mexico to sweeten the deal.

You're on your own man. If we're giving them away I'm taking anything I can grabs for myself.

28 posted on 03/14/2014 6:10:30 PM PDT by no-s (when democracy is displaced by tyranny, the armed citizen still gets to vote)
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To: mandaladon

Unless they return it, that’s a hostile act against the United States. We should arrest a few of their diplomats, cut off their financial access to our country, and put missile defense in Eastern Europe.


29 posted on 03/14/2014 6:16:06 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: babygene

What was the problem with Hitler taking Austria?


30 posted on 03/14/2014 6:16:56 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: madprof98

And those people you dislike would then move to other states. They want the resources and benefits of those states. Eventually it would be your state.


31 posted on 03/14/2014 6:47:42 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: mountn man; doc1019; Navy Patriot
i hope every traitor in this administration gets rectal cancer!!!
32 posted on 03/14/2014 8:04:13 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: mandaladon

Was the drone controlling a Boeing 777, by any chance?


33 posted on 03/14/2014 8:08:31 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: madprof98

Maybe we need to give them Georgia instead?

I know...let’s not give them anything, except a secure border between us.


34 posted on 03/14/2014 8:17:58 PM PDT by Tammy8
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To: mandaladon

Obama ‘s giving away FREE DRONES..... what a nice guy..


35 posted on 03/14/2014 8:25:29 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

I am an engineer and ask, Why is there not a “return home” automated flight plan loaded into the drone for every mission?

If the radio signal to the real pilots on the ground is lost or can’t be re-authenticated. These drones need to shift into an automation mode where they don’t rely on ground signals.


36 posted on 03/15/2014 12:27:39 PM PDT by RC51
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To: Chode

Special Delivery.
Love, 0.
P.S. Let us know if you need anything else.
XOXO


37 posted on 03/15/2014 12:29:49 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Jane Long
LOLOL!!! 100%...
38 posted on 03/15/2014 12:33:18 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: babygene; caww

“”since over 58% of the population are ethnic Russians””

“If this is true, what is our BEEF?”

What, indeed?

2001 The last census of the population in Crimea (could have changed in 13 years):

Total population - 2,401,200
60.4% Russians,
24.0% Ukrainians,
10.2% Crimean Tatars,
1.5% Belarusians,
0.6% Tatars,
0.4% Armenians,
0.2% each of Jews, Poles, Moldovans and Azeris

79% of Crimean inhabitants named Russian as their native language, 11% the Crimean Tatar language and only 10% – Ukrainian.


39 posted on 03/15/2014 12:48:54 PM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: Navy Patriot

From the Russian perspective, you were cool with US taking Northern Mexico, but they’re being called out for going into a neighboring territory that is strategic to them. And, was recently within their sovereign territory. California’s Sebastopol has always been taught as as being a namesake for a Russian city not Ukrainian. 19th Century Russians ventured as far as Sonoma County on the Pacific coast.


40 posted on 03/17/2014 11:09:38 PM PDT by VeritasUSA
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To: VeritasUSA
19th Century Russians ventured as far as Sonoma County on the Pacific coast.

Hence the "Russian River".

41 posted on 03/17/2014 11:10:43 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: mandaladon

Obama had the drone stocked with summit beer.


42 posted on 03/17/2014 11:13:31 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: VeritasUSA
Actually I am involved with the preservation of Fort Ross, the Southern most outpost in the Russian colonial exploration, and I have been aware of the Russian positions since the 1950's.

I rarely tag sarcasm, so let me be clear, the entire problem on the Southwest border with Mexico is because of corrupt, incompetent and insane policy of the US government. The same government policy toward Ukraine and Russia is far worse.

Veritas, goddess of truth, mother of Virtue, welcome to FR.

Possibly, some platform of truth and moral authority can be restored to America over the false witness of Obama, the Rats, RINOs and their willing MSM propagandists. They can out lie Russia hands down but they can't bluff Putin.

43 posted on 03/18/2014 9:39:55 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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