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Russian Strategic Bombers Flying Along California Coast
Breitbart ^ | 5/5/14 | Chriss W. Street

Posted on 05/05/2014 8:39:09 PM PDT by Nachum

The Associated Press reported Monday that Gen. Herbert Carlisle, Commander of United States Air Forces in the Pacific, acknowledged a significant increase in the activities by Russian long-range strategic aircraft flying along the California coast.

There was no comment about whether the aircraft were nuclear capable, but it has not been since the Cold War ended in the early 1990s that Russian patrols have skirted the West Coast and California.

Gen. Herbert J. "Hawk" Carlisle is the Commander of Pacific Air Forces; Air Component Commander for U.S. Pacific Command; and Executive Director, Pacific Air Combat Operations Staff, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. As the PACAF, he is responsible for Air Force activities spread over half the globe in a command that supports 45,000 Airmen serving principally in Japan, Korea, Hawaii, Alaska and Guam.

Speaking Monday, May 5th at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a bipartisan Washington DC think tank, General Carlisle said there had been long-range Russian air patrols to the coast of California and a circumnavigation of the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam. He noted that a U.S. F-15 fighter jet intercepted a Russian strategic bomber that had flown to Guam.

General Carlisle linked the increased activity and incursions to the situation in the Ukraine. He said Russia was demonstrating its capabilities and gathering intelligence on U.S. military exercises.

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KEYWORDS: bombers; california; coldwar2; communism; putinsbuttboys; russia; russian; sovietunion; strategic
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The Russian Reset
1 posted on 05/05/2014 8:39:09 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


2 posted on 05/05/2014 8:39:27 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum

Well, let’s just sit back and watch. No need to worry. Pooty means no harm.


3 posted on 05/05/2014 8:44:33 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Nachum
Russia is a "regional" threat.

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4 posted on 05/05/2014 8:44:50 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: FreeReign

The 1980’s are calling, and we want Ronald Reagan back.


5 posted on 05/05/2014 8:47:22 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum
I wish the article had told us how many miles off the California coast the Russian planes were flying.

(....minor details, I guess....

Leni

6 posted on 05/05/2014 8:54:17 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Nachum
The 1980’s are calling, and we want Ronald Reagan back.

I wonder if Putin controls Obama...

7 posted on 05/05/2014 8:54:35 PM PDT by GOPJ ( Are we finally going to get a smidgen of truth? - - Freeper Veto!)
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To: Nachum; blueyon; KitJ; T Minus Four; xzins; CMS; The Sailor; ab01; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; ...

Active Duty ping.


8 posted on 05/05/2014 8:55:02 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: MinuteGal

what about Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela - wonder what Putin is doing there as well


9 posted on 05/05/2014 8:56:26 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: Nachum

If they want to um, divert to Sacramento, um, it wouldnt be all bad...


10 posted on 05/05/2014 8:57:22 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: Nachum

California today is more communistic than Russia.


11 posted on 05/05/2014 9:00:15 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Regulator

Would they be pulling this stuff if MCain had won in 2008? I don’t the millenials are aware of this.


12 posted on 05/05/2014 9:00:44 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: Sioux-san
what about Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela - wonder what Putin is doing there as well

Nicaragua looks to Russia to modernize army.

13 posted on 05/05/2014 9:01:51 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: Nachum

Any foreign bomber that flew a complete circle around Guam should wind up at the bottom of the ocean. Let’s send some messages. I lament our air power of the 70’s.


14 posted on 05/05/2014 9:04:42 PM PDT by OftheOhio (never could dance but always could kata - Romeo company)
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To: Nachum

“The Russian Reset”

“?What difference does i make” /S


15 posted on 05/05/2014 9:05:41 PM PDT by babygene ( .)
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To: Nachum

Whats up with LAX shutting down for a U2 the other day?

They fly out of Palmdale all the time, and whats the deal with those Chinese and Venezuelan sailors off Cabo San Lucas??

Hmmm...


16 posted on 05/05/2014 9:07:08 PM PDT by mylife
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To: Nachum

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kX8lqXAONg


17 posted on 05/05/2014 9:09:23 PM PDT by mylife
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To: Nachum

Obama says nothing...it didn’t happen....I am beginning to think that Putin has the goods on our ‘dear leader’ and has threatened to make them public.

Obama: [crickets]


18 posted on 05/05/2014 9:09:30 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: GOPJ

They are in cahoots.

I don’t get Angela Merkels latest kissy fest in the rose garden


19 posted on 05/05/2014 9:11:00 PM PDT by mylife
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To: Nachum

20 posted on 05/05/2014 9:13:34 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: windcliff

An American did not write that sign. The apostrophes are written sideways.


21 posted on 05/05/2014 9:23:26 PM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: Nachum

Weakness will be exploited.

Testing response...or, in Ø’s case, the total lack thereof.


22 posted on 05/05/2014 9:24:30 PM PDT by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: Hoodat

UN forces


23 posted on 05/05/2014 9:25:03 PM PDT by mylife
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To: Hoodat

That US flag patch isn’t really adhered to the uniform, either. The edges are raised like it might have been taped on.


24 posted on 05/05/2014 9:25:59 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Hoodat

Good call.


25 posted on 05/05/2014 9:26:01 PM PDT by mylife
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To: GOPJ

Of course Putin controls him. It’s called being ‘flexible’.


26 posted on 05/05/2014 9:26:54 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: RegulatorCountry

That is kinda normal now.
No one wants to be tagged.


27 posted on 05/05/2014 9:28:44 PM PDT by mylife
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To: Hoodat

Most likely Eastern com block UN operatives


28 posted on 05/05/2014 9:30:29 PM PDT by mylife
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To: mylife
It's probably the Russkies who shut down the LAX's traffic control computers and Team 0bama is helping to cover for Putin by blaming it on OUR U2.

This problem goes all the way back to where Bama's parents met; in a Russian language class in the 60's!

29 posted on 05/05/2014 9:32:37 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: Nachum
"...but it has not been since the Cold War ended in the early 1990s that Russian patrols have skirted the West Coast and California."

That's either a lie or extreme ignorance.

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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1968752/posts

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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2900758/posts

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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2207478/posts

Bear Bombers Over Guam Russian nuclear bombers circle Guam
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Russian bomber again intercepted near U.S. Navy ship
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1981064/posts


30 posted on 05/05/2014 9:33:25 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: Nachum
Russian flights set off new defense scramble
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1912293/posts


31 posted on 05/05/2014 9:34:46 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: Regulator

I ran a scenario on it once; just 3 20 kilo-ton weapons would do the trick.
But then I had to go and get greedy and do LA, Santa Monica, San Fran and the Bay area and the Inland Empire down south.
The program is online some where but I don’t remember what it was called.


32 posted on 05/05/2014 9:37:34 PM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: Hoodat

Putin’s at it again.


33 posted on 05/05/2014 9:38:01 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: CivilWarBrewing

Dunno why they shut down LAX over the U2. They fly out of Palmdale all the time.

Weird


34 posted on 05/05/2014 9:38:29 PM PDT by mylife
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To: Nachum

NO word whether it was nuclear capable? Did they really say that? In 1955 that might have made sense to ask. Today anything with a hardpoint can be nuclear capable.


35 posted on 05/05/2014 9:39:27 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: windcliff; Hoodat; mylife
Good eye, Hoodat. That hoax was used years ago.

Internet Troll Operation Uncovered in St. Petersburg [Russia]
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3152323/posts


36 posted on 05/05/2014 9:41:13 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: CivilWarBrewing

Something stinks.
To many coincidences.


37 posted on 05/05/2014 9:41:16 PM PDT by mylife
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To: Nachum
Special political interests have been lying to us about the effects of nuclear weapons. Nuclear war is much more survivable than presented in their false scenarios! Have a look at the effects of one of the most powerful warheads--warheads that will not be used, because much smaller yields are much more practical (costs, delivery, concealment, lack of extra effects with higher yields, etc.).

http://glasstone.blogspot.com/2009/11/groupthink-and-proliferation-why.html
Declassified effects of nuclear weapons and other threats: minimizing weapons effects on civilians
Can Britain and America prevail over an alliance of Russia, China, Iran and North Korea in WWIII? American sanctions on Japan in 1940 led to Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941, so beware of the lessons of history Mr President, and get civil defense Wednesday, November 18, 2009 Evidence that inaccurate statements about weapons effects have historically caused increased threats to national security, instead of reducing them

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EFFECTS OF THE EXPLOSION OF A THERMO-NUCLEAR BOMB


38 posted on 05/05/2014 9:42:06 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: Nachum

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpvFEwRDOkA&feature=kp


39 posted on 05/05/2014 9:43:05 PM PDT by darkangel82
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To: Nachum
Well, those of us in CA would like to know if they were Bears or Blackjacks!

It matters.

40 posted on 05/05/2014 9:43:58 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: familyop

This makes no sense.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2619487/U-S-military-Spy-plane-leads-hundreds-flights-cancelled-diverted-Southern-California-despite-flying-miles-them.html

U2s have been flying around LA for 50 + years


41 posted on 05/05/2014 9:44:30 PM PDT by mylife
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To: RegulatorCountry

That patch is velcro’ed. Look closely around the flag and you will see that it looks like a flag patch on top of another patch. Then look just under the bottom right corner of the sign on his other shoulder and you will see the Velcro area with no patch.


42 posted on 05/05/2014 9:47:03 PM PDT by gnarledmaw (Obama: Evincing a Design since 2009)
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To: mylife

Agreed. They’ve been flying around all along.


43 posted on 05/05/2014 9:54:40 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: 5th MEB

Yeah, enthusiasm for urban renewal...it’ll make ya go overboard!

We might miss Santa Barbara...


44 posted on 05/05/2014 9:59:08 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: familyop

No news here other than they freaked out after 50 years of flights.

That is what bugs me and in coincidence of the other events.


45 posted on 05/05/2014 10:00:23 PM PDT by mylife
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To: familyop
A U-2 spy plane is being blamed for a software glitch at a Californian air traffic control center which led to delays earlier this week.

How is that even believable?

How does a bit of hardware at 60,000 feet muck up your software code and you call it a glitch?

Either you were hacked or you weren't.

46 posted on 05/05/2014 10:06:59 PM PDT by mylife
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Your code is crap or it isn’t.


47 posted on 05/05/2014 10:08:35 PM PDT by mylife
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To: mylife

Maybe it has something to do with politics in the area. There are quite a few big shot, Liberaltarian constituents and politicians near LAX with lucrative ties to Russia since the ‘90s and before.


48 posted on 05/05/2014 10:09:58 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: mylife

what U2? they were supposed to have been retired replaced by Global Hawk.


49 posted on 05/05/2014 10:11:01 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: RitchieAprile

Global Hawk has shelved for years.
Cost to profit ratio..

U2 flys on because the dragon lady works


50 posted on 05/05/2014 10:12:55 PM PDT by mylife
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