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Dutch scramble jets after Russian bombers approach
myfoxdc.com ^ | Updated: Apr 23, 2014 9:59 AM PDT

Posted on 04/23/2014 11:12:57 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

AMSTERDAM (AP) -- The Dutch defense department says several NATO member countries scrambled jets Wednesday afternoon after a pair of Russian bomber planes approached their airspace over the North Sea.

The Dutch ministry identified the planes as two Russian TU-95 Bears, and said it had launched two F-16s from Volkel air force base to intercept them. The Russian jets were escorted by aircraft from the Netherlands, Britain and Denmark until they departed.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Russia
KEYWORDS: holland; nato; netherlands; russia; russianbombers; ukraine

1 posted on 04/23/2014 11:12:57 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

just shoot the m-fers down one time. think twice about pulling this constant sh1t.


2 posted on 04/23/2014 11:17:04 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

What for? It doesn’t seems like Dutch airspace was violated from this article.


3 posted on 04/23/2014 11:24:59 PM PDT by wetphoenix
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Not this crap again.

Russia invades one country and it’s right back to Cold War shenanigans.


4 posted on 04/23/2014 11:27:24 PM PDT by drunknsage
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To: Secret Agent Man

Ok, then. What do we do when they sink an aircraft carrier?


5 posted on 04/23/2014 11:27:59 PM PDT by Monmouth78
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To: Monmouth78
Ok, then. What do we do when they sink an aircraft carrier?

I don't know about 'we', but Obama will fire off a tersely worded communique, no doubt.

6 posted on 04/23/2014 11:34:23 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: wetphoenix; Secret Agent Man; SunkenCiv; NormsRevenge; Marine_Uncle
Related thread:

RAF Jet Chases Russian Planes Away From UK

7 posted on 04/23/2014 11:34:58 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: All
Related thread:

US Troops Arrive in Poland for Exercises Across Eastern Europe Amid Ukraine Crisis

8 posted on 04/23/2014 11:41:52 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Secret Agent Man; wetphoenix; drunknsage; Monmouth78; fhayek

See #8.


9 posted on 04/23/2014 11:45:51 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Monmouth78

They most likely won’t do any huge damage.

I really think Putin is just flexing his muscles and showing off. And making everyone nervous. I need to exclude the Ukraine from this statement. They need to be nervous.


10 posted on 04/23/2014 11:49:54 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Secret Agent Man

That’s bright. Pulling what? Flying an airplane in international airspace?


11 posted on 04/24/2014 12:02:58 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: berdie
Drudge had rhis item up with his other links,...posted a thread on it....not sure why Reuters put out an article:

CORRECTED: Russia says conducting military drill near Ukraine--

12 posted on 04/24/2014 12:05:07 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
the Dutch? ..all the European countries are under the Russian threat.

13 posted on 04/24/2014 12:08:46 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? ;-)
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To: fhayek
He just dud.... the thread:

Ukraine: Obama Accuses Putin Of Defying Accord

14 posted on 04/24/2014 12:27:56 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
This is a case of either deliberately pumping up fear or a case of NATO believing their own propaganda and scaring themselves.

These aircraft were in International airspace and there's nothing in this article or any other I can find that says they violated the airspace of any nation. Their whole flight after they left Russian airspace was totally within the norms of flight training. I don't see that any German aircraft were scrambled when they passed through International airspace in the Baltic.

Really, I don't get it. What's with scrambling the aircraft and making a big deal out of this if it's not to give a false impression?

If someone has a link that elaborates on why aircraft were scrambled and how this is a big deal, please post it for me.

15 posted on 04/24/2014 12:30:21 AM PDT by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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To: Rashputin
Can't answer that question...but see the links ...

Got a few things going on,

Latest is link at #14.

16 posted on 04/24/2014 12:47:29 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

You all need to worry when New Zealand scrambles its airforce.


17 posted on 04/24/2014 1:19:00 AM PDT by spokeshave (OMG.......Schadenfreude overload is not covered under Obamacare :-()
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
TU-95 Bear

Tupolev Tu-95 Bear

18 posted on 04/24/2014 3:31:22 AM PDT by Jed Eckert (Wolverines!!)
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To: drunknsage

You mean like Gary Powers??


19 posted on 04/24/2014 3:45:37 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Secret Agent Man

They are doing the same thing that they did all the time I was on active duty. The difference is that back then, we replied in kind.


20 posted on 04/24/2014 4:36:40 AM PDT by Pecos (The Chicago Way: Kill the Constitution, one step at a time.)
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To: Pecos

Operation Drop Kick ?


21 posted on 04/24/2014 5:45:50 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: DesertRhino
Flying an airplane in international airspace?

Of course the Russkis are perfectly within their rights to fly their 60 year-old TU-95s through international airspace to vintage aircraft shows whenever they feel like it. They may also have been ferrying the geriatric crews to Sam's Club for new hearing aids

However, they may have violated the EU's strict noise pollution controls.

As far as military threat to our carriers goes, the Bear need not leave Russki or other friendly airspace to launch its long range nuclear AS ship-killer missiles.

Yo, a 500knt turboprop bomber with a 15,000 mile range. I want one.

22 posted on 04/24/2014 7:38:48 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk ((GOP) ..... GIVE OBAMA POWER)
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To: Kenny Bunk
"Yo, a 500knt turboprop bomber with a 15,000 mile range. I want one."

Oddly enough, it was recently reported that the Ukraine would be selling one on Ebay

23 posted on 04/24/2014 10:39:27 AM PDT by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The Kenyan and Hanoi John seem to be doing a splendid job in keeping the Russians in line. Sarc off.


24 posted on 04/24/2014 11:03:21 AM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Galt level is not far away......)
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