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Russian Fighter Jet Flies Repeatedly Within 1000 Yards Of US Warship In The Black Sea
Zerohedge ^ | 11-14-2014 | Tyler Durden

Posted on 04/14/2014 9:01:36 AM PDT by tcrlaf

As we reported last Friday, a second US warship, the destroyer Donald Cook, crossed the Bosphorus last week and entered the Black Sea at precisely the time when NATO was arguing that its encroaching presence around Russia should not spook anyone.

Apparently it spooked someone, Russin, which over the weekend decided to give the Americans a warm welcome. As AP reports, "A U.S. military official says a Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region."

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: navy; russia; ukraine; us
Not surprising, given that it is in Russia's backyard.

Still, it is a ratchet up of tensions.

1 posted on 04/14/2014 9:01:36 AM PDT by tcrlaf
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To: tcrlaf

Obama to issue apology to Russians for having ship in the way.


2 posted on 04/14/2014 9:03:33 AM PDT by oldbill
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To: tcrlaf

If a Russian ship was off the East Coast, I’d sure as Hell hope we’d do the same thing.


3 posted on 04/14/2014 9:04:19 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: tcrlaf

If I was the captain I’d light him up with a few microwaves to get a lock-on with the targeting radar. Then watch him bug out for home! LOL!


4 posted on 04/14/2014 9:04:35 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: dfwgator

I wonder about the spy ship of the Russians in Havana Harbor—is it still there? What is it up to?


5 posted on 04/14/2014 9:05:52 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: oldbill

dumBO will issue an order to not fire back util on the bottom of the Black Sea.


6 posted on 04/14/2014 9:05:58 AM PDT by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

What would be funny to do is modulate a voice message within the targeting radar that says, “Hi Vlad! Nice to see ya!” and see if the Ruskies find it.


7 posted on 04/14/2014 9:06:00 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: dfwgator

“If a Russian ship was off the East Coast, I’d sure as Hell hope we’d do the same thing.”

Or if it was a Russkie ship in the Gulf of Mexico. Ooops, apparently, Obumer and his thugs ignored a Russkie Sub in the Gulf.


8 posted on 04/14/2014 9:07:41 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Herr Obama cannot divert resources from his war on Americans!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Or just shoot the putinoid down - totally justifiable under the circumstances.


9 posted on 04/14/2014 9:10:06 AM PDT by Samogon (Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something. - Plato)
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To: tcrlaf

Obama? A man to be reckoned with? Naaahhhh...he's a pussycat!

10 posted on 04/14/2014 9:10:58 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: tcrlaf
I seem to remember a Mig buzzing Navy ships in the 80’s, but a quick search did not produce the incident.
11 posted on 04/14/2014 9:11:44 AM PDT by where's_the_Outrage? (Held my nose to vote.)
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To: tcrlaf

Tom Cruze was off duty?


12 posted on 04/14/2014 9:11:52 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Samogon

Even better is to have the missile launch, never have it armed to explode, and then have the missile impale itself into the side of the jet.

Have the pilot explain that one when he lands.


13 posted on 04/14/2014 9:12:22 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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Sounds like a job for CIWS.


14 posted on 04/14/2014 9:12:54 AM PDT by InsidiousMongo
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To: Don Corleone

15 posted on 04/14/2014 9:12:59 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: tcrlaf; dfwgator
Not surprising, given that it is in Russia's backyard. Still, it is a ratchet up of tensions.

The Russians have been doing this kind of thing for ages, re Russian bombers buzz U.S. territory — again .

Russian strategic bombers conducted flights near the U.S. defense zone close to northern Alaska and the Aleutian Islands last week, 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 near the Aleutians, where a strategic-missile-defense radar is located, and along Alaska’s North Slope 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 a U.S. fighter intercept of the bombers 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,” Lt. Cmdr. Lewis said. The bombers did not enter U.S. airspace, he said.


16 posted on 04/14/2014 9:12:59 AM PDT 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: tcrlaf

And, as usual, there’ll be quislings willing to rationalize (Ras)Putinist acts of aggression.


17 posted on 04/14/2014 9:15:00 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom. Pro-US Constitution.)
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To: Samogon

Putinoids’ sense of humor does not extend beyond basic bodily functions, so the joke will be lost.


18 posted on 04/14/2014 9:16:35 AM PDT by Samogon (Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something. - Plato)
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To: Gay State Conservative

“Obama? A man to be reckoned with? Naaahhhh...he’s a pussycat! “

Was reading an editorial from Russia over the weekend that Putin should invoke the “OBAMA DOCTRINE” on Ukraine, and declare a Libyan-Style “No-Fly Zone” over Eastern Ukraine.

This would allow him to bomb anything he wants with impunity, and put Special Forces/Contractor boots on the ground to “assist and train” local forces.

Obamassss Chickenzzzzzzz.......


19 posted on 04/14/2014 9:17:54 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: tcrlaf

Putin is thumbing his nose and O is. golfing


20 posted on 04/14/2014 9:23:53 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: tcrlaf

Guaranteed that the aircraft was “painted” by the ship’s air defense radar and the guns/missiles were tracking him.


21 posted on 04/14/2014 9:26:31 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: tcrlaf
1980, Arabian Sea, on the USS Okinawa, this aircraft hovered off our port side and took ictures of us expressing our discontent...


22 posted on 04/14/2014 9:28:27 AM PDT by RaceBannon (Lk 16:31 And he said unto him If they hear not Moses and the prophets neither will theybe persuaded)
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To: tcrlaf
1981, about 1500 yards off our Port side, this BEAR Bomber flew by taking pictures of damage to the ship and aircraft after we had a crash on March 3, 1981.

This aircraft flew by March 4, 1981.


23 posted on 04/14/2014 9:31:33 AM PDT by RaceBannon (Lk 16:31 And he said unto him If they hear not Moses and the prophets neither will theybe persuaded)
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To: dfwgator
"So! ...You're The One!"

"Yes Ma'am!"

24 posted on 04/14/2014 9:34:50 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: tcrlaf

Sending a message.


25 posted on 04/14/2014 9:48:45 AM PDT by McGruff
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To: dfwgator

“If a Russian ship was off the East Coast, I’d sure as Hell hope we’d do the same thing.”
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Don’t hold your breath.


26 posted on 04/14/2014 9:50:11 AM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: depressed in 06

And only warning shots then.


27 posted on 04/14/2014 9:55:31 AM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

He probably had orders to not turn on the attack radar.


28 posted on 04/14/2014 9:56:25 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: tcrlaf

February, 2008:
Russian bomber buzzes U.S. aircraft carrier
http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/02/11/russian.bomber/index.html

Dec. 2000:
Russian flyover takes Navy by surprise?
http://www.wnd.com/2000/12/2254/

Intrusions, Overflights, Shootdowns and Defections During the Cold War and Thereafter 1944-2012:
http://myplace.frontier.com/~anneled/ColdWar.html


29 posted on 04/14/2014 9:57:11 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: RaceBannon

Thanks for sharing those photos.


30 posted on 04/14/2014 10:14:51 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: tcrlaf
Escorting gomers, Tomcat-style


31 posted on 04/14/2014 10:20:58 AM PDT by twister881
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I’m sure that was done. The Roosky’s threat detection systems were screaming bloody murder at him the whole time, while we pinged the ever-lovin’ crap outta him with our weapon targeting systems.

That’s the game.


32 posted on 04/14/2014 10:33:23 AM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: tcrlaf

It was a SU-24 Fencer. Biggest threat it posed was crashing into the ship.


33 posted on 04/14/2014 10:34:00 AM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: tcrlaf
This may sound like nitpicking to some, but the Su-24 isn't a fighter. It's a medium strike bomber, which is worse in this scenario: its jobs are medium strike and ship-killing. Think of it as a smaller Backfire bomber. It's the Soviet analogue (and maybe some of it was outright copied) to our own F-111, which while having a fighter designation, was strike bomber par excellence.





Typical loadout for these kinds of anti-ship missions are another Russian copy of US equipment: the AS-20/Kh-35 "Harpoonski"


34 posted on 04/14/2014 10:35:19 AM PDT by DesScorp
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To: tcrlaf

It would be a good time to test the chaff dispensers.


35 posted on 04/14/2014 10:36:29 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: tcrlaf

And what did the us warship do about it?

Nothing I imagine?


36 posted on 04/14/2014 11:18:13 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: tcrlaf
"...a second US warship, the destroyer Donald Cook, crossed the Bosphorus last week and entered the Black Sea at precisely the time when NATO was arguing that its encroaching presence around Russia..."

In political regulator class speech, preventing Russian expansionism is "encroaching," while Russian expansionism is okay. Anything for an international trade buck.


37 posted on 04/14/2014 11:45:16 AM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: dfwgator

My daughter worked a short time with the guy who was the pilot of The “MIG” in that scene.
He was a very decorated pilot; and went on to head a nuclear energy group.


38 posted on 04/14/2014 11:48:03 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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To: tcrlaf
You got to wonder what a “The US Navy Phalanx Close-In Weapons System CIWS” would do to a Russian jet at 1000 yards. After all it was designed for ship protection from incoming missiles and other artillery.

Those radar controlled DU rounds would have to shred the jet into turbine dust.

39 posted on 04/14/2014 12:18:11 PM PDT by Robert357 (D.Rather "Hoist with his own petard!" www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1223916/posts)
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To: twister881
prolly vectored up from below/behind and gave them a full shot of his RADAR hopefully blowing the the ECM guy's eardrums out too...
40 posted on 04/14/2014 2:42:32 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: Chode

Used to do it for a living. Most often a passive intercept with everything turned off. Not let the Commie b@$t$@rds know our capabilities. Come from behind slowly and surprise the s*** out of the gomers.


41 posted on 04/14/2014 6:27:51 PM PDT by twister881
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42 posted on 04/14/2014 6:29:34 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: twister881
hopefully there's a few hard of hearing if not deaf gomers out there still saying HUH? WHAT?? HUH???... 8^)
43 posted on 04/14/2014 6:39:57 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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