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Russian Bombers, Fighter Jets 'Seen Over Crimea'
AFP ^ | May 4, 2014

Posted on 05/04/2014 12:08:38 PM PDT by Strategy

Simferopol (Undefined) (AFP) - Several dozen Russian planes including what appeared to be strategic bombers and fighter jets have been spotted in the sky above the Moscow-controlled peninsula of Crimea, witnesses and experts said.

According to Russian media, President Vladimir Putin is poised to visit Crimea on Friday after overseeing the main military parade on Red Square when Russia celebrates its victory over Nazi Germany in World War II.

A local aviation expert told AFP on Sunday that he had sighted a number of planes over the peninsula's main city of Simferopol on Saturday, including supersonic heavy strategic bombers and heavy military transport aircraft.

The expert, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said he had also seen refuelling tankers and MiG-29 jets.

(Excerpt) Read more at au.news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Russia
KEYWORDS: belarus; coldwar2; communism; crimea; military; obama; putin; russia; sovietunion; ukraine

1 posted on 05/04/2014 12:08:38 PM PDT by Strategy
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To: Strategy

Dark Foreboding Impeachment Clouds over WH? Coinkydence?


2 posted on 05/04/2014 12:09:50 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: Strategy

Merely tourists, heading to dachas on the Black Sea.


3 posted on 05/04/2014 12:09:58 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Strategy

It’s theirs now. Just flying some practice sorties.


4 posted on 05/04/2014 12:13:50 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: 1rudeboy

Headline: Putin assassination foiled, Russia sends list
of demands to Ukraine...Wait, I’ve heard this before...


5 posted on 05/04/2014 12:14:16 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Strategy

Calling Snoopy ...


6 posted on 05/04/2014 12:16:35 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Strategy

Moved there for the Victory Day celebrations.

The fighters are a demonstration team. Several videos of them practicing off the coast of Crimea are already on You Tube.

They even sent a TU-160.


7 posted on 05/04/2014 12:19:16 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: NormsRevenge

There’s some ‘stuff’ going on. Could get interesting.....


8 posted on 05/04/2014 12:21:19 PM 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: Strategy

In an unrelated story, American warplanes were spotted in skies over US Navy bases at Hawaii, California and Virginia.


9 posted on 05/04/2014 12:30:55 PM PDT by Always A Marine
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To: Strategy

Putin is spiking the football.


10 posted on 05/04/2014 12:32:11 PM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom. Pro-US Constitution.)
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To: Always A Marine

LOL, who could believe I would find this funny, when I grew up Russia was the bad guy.


11 posted on 05/04/2014 12:34:26 PM PDT by Joe Miner
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To: no-to-illegals

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sh-J4GSPgAM


12 posted on 05/04/2014 12:39:36 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Joe Miner

I know; me too. I used to study the Soviet naval and air bases in Crimea and even now some of those images are still stuck in my head. Now it is news to many that Russian planes are flying over Russian bases. That is sadly amusing.


13 posted on 05/04/2014 12:57:30 PM PDT by Always A Marine
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To: Strategy

have they lit the torch of Amon Dîn yet?


14 posted on 05/04/2014 12:59:50 PM PDT by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: Strategy

15 posted on 05/04/2014 1:01:14 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Strategy

So much for the pretense of “civil war”


16 posted on 05/04/2014 1:05:40 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: NormsRevenge
That's no cloud.


17 posted on 05/04/2014 2:08:11 PM PDT by McGruff (I'ts not the crime it's the coverup they said.)
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To: Strategy

Flying junkyard, TU-160s and all.


18 posted on 05/04/2014 2:28:06 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: Strategy
Here's one for laughs.






19 posted on 05/04/2014 2:31:21 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: EEGator

Very cute.


20 posted on 05/04/2014 4:25:13 PM PDT by Finalmente
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To: Perdogg

I will say, I thought that sequence was one of the best parts of those movies.


21 posted on 05/04/2014 7:05:07 PM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: elhombrelibre

Putin is spiking the football.


Yes, and he is pissing off basically all of non-Russian E. Europe with all this Russian nationalist goose stepping. He’s got a big war on his hands if the Ukrainians decide to die with their boots on.


22 posted on 05/04/2014 9:36:24 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: lodi90

I think so too. Even if they only use civil disobedience, he’ll have a big problem.


23 posted on 05/04/2014 9:59:38 PM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom. Pro-US Constitution.)
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To: Always A Marine

Rotflol...good one.


24 posted on 05/04/2014 10:05:23 PM PDT by caww
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To: Strategy

The battle for Russian air superiority over Ukraine has begun.

NATO: [crickets]


25 posted on 05/05/2014 3:24:14 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: McGruff

Thats a keeper!

LOL. Obasauron. Sounds exact.


26 posted on 05/05/2014 3:25:43 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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