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To: sukhoi-30mki
"Tu-22M3 (NATO reporting name Backfire-C) is a supersonic, swing-wing, long-range strategic bomber that Russia uses mainly to patrol the skies over its southern borders, Central Asia and the Black Sea region."

Pardon me for asking, but why would you use strategic bombers to "patrol the skies?"

3 posted on 01/31/2012 9:06:09 PM PST by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: Redbob
Pardon me for asking, but why would you use strategic bombers to "patrol the skies?"

Cause you can never tell when a nearby muslim nation may do something to earn a good nuking. So, just in case...

4 posted on 01/31/2012 9:20:01 PM PST by 17th Miss Regt
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