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MikeChipshop    3,458
2 hours ago, Mirumir said:

ROFL.

 

Believe your fairy-tales.

Translation: I haven't a ####### clue what i'm talking about

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Code Name: Lockdown    9,535

Giving up.  This guy has his head so far in the sand of the Russian governments propaganda machine, that he isn't aware it exists.  Any response given shows this, and moreover shows a lack of comprehension as to how propaganda even works.

 

Accusations that I am buying into mine are laughable - I recognise that EVERY country uses it, I see it a mile off and yet yes I am swayed by that which I don't instantly recognise - but at least I acknowledge that it's in use.  Denying that Russia uses propaganda simply shows how well it's working.  The argument that I only even suggest that he has been swayed by propaganda because I believe my government's propaganda is the weakest argument ever.

 

Done, because I don't see value in arguing with a drone.

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DocM    16,889
3 hours ago, Mirumir said:

How often do you hear about a NATO/US ships or planes coming close to Russia's borders?

Read a map. Those waters are international, not Russia's private pond. As it is the US has said our rules of engagement would have allowed our ships commander & aircraft to splash Russia's planes. Next time they, and their base,  may not be so lucky.

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+Mirumir    5,857
2 minutes ago, DocM said:

Read a map. Those waters are international, not Russia's private pond. As it is the US has said our rules of engagement would have allowed our ships commander & aircraft to splash Russia's planes. Next time they, and their base,  may not be so lucky.

What you are saying is that it's ok for U.S. ships to be there, while denying the same to Russian planes in international airspace. Double-standards?

 

 

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+Gary7    7,592

They buzz our warships all of the time, we ignore it. Putin is not stupid, he does not want a war that he cannot win.

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MikeChipshop    3,458
6 minutes ago, Mirumir said:

What you are saying is that it's ok for U.S. ships to be there, while denying the same to Russian planes in international airspace. Double-standards?

The problem isn't that Russian planes are there, it's that Russian planes are using that area to continuously nudge at the airspace of other nations. 

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+Mirumir    5,857
Just now, MikeChipshop said:

The problem isn't that Russian planes are there, it's that Russian planes are using that area to continuously nudge at the airspace of other nations. 

The same can be said about US/NATO ships "nudge" at the Russian airspace.

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MikeChipshop    3,458
3 minutes ago, Mirumir said:

The same can be said about US/NATO ships "nudge" at the Russian airspace.

Absolutely. I never once said they didn't.

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FloatingFatMan    21,010
2 minutes ago, Mirumir said:

The same can be said about US/NATO ships "nudge" at the Russian airspace.

We both nudge each other's borders, all the time.  It's nothing new and has been going on since the start of the cold war and beyond.  Denying it is useless so why do you even bother?  OP article is a complete waste of space and is just the media looking for something to print on a slow news day.

 

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ctebah    3,389
6 hours ago, Mirumir said:

File under "NATO needs a boogeyman to justify its very existence".

4 Typhoons to cover all Baltic states?  That's laughable.  I wish them good luck.

 

Btw, for those that don't know, these "incursions" are there to test each other's radar capabilities and response times.  It's been happening for decades now but the ironic thing is that Western planes do it on a much, much more frequent interval.  It makes sense because Russia is very large.  So much for those crying about "Russian aggression."

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DocM    16,889
1 hour ago, Mirumir said:

The same can be said about US/NATO ships "nudge" at the Russian airspace.

The Russians aren't nudging airspace, they're buzzinbg ships at <10 meters which is way closer than safety margins allow. One nervous twitch and that plane is in the ships bridge and people start shooting.

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+Mirumir    5,857
54 minutes ago, DocM said:

The Russians aren't nudging airspace, they're buzzinbg ships at <10 meters which is way closer than safety margins allow. One nervous twitch and that plane is in the ships bridge and people start shooting.

If the Russian planes were flying close to the American border, you could've had a point.

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DocM    16,889

They were flying over international waters, not their own.  

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ctebah    3,389

I thought they were flying over American ships...

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DocM    16,889

American ships in international waters. 

 

Maybe we should send a few F-22's or Warthogs to do a supersonic buzz of some Russian ships in the area? Or have a cruise missile do a flyby?

 

That's what this crap can lead to with one provocation too many. 

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ctebah    3,389

Awe, the US shouldn't be such a crybaby.  American airplanes have flown close to both Russian ships and planes before.  Perhaps American ships can go sail near, you know, American borders?  

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techbeck    7,393
On 5/3/2016 at 9:26 AM, Gary7 said:

They buzz our warships all of the time, we ignore it. Putin is not stupid, he does not want a war that he cannot win.

They have been buzzing a lot lately.  But nothing really knew from what went on during the cold war.  Russia is just trying to intimidate others trying to make a name for themselves again.  And what was it, a couple years ago or so they came close to the coast of Alaska and said happy holidays...or something like that.   One of these times tho, something bad is going to happen.

 

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techbeck    7,393
On 5/3/2016 at 0:44 PM, DocM said:

American ships in international waters. 

 

Maybe we should send a few F-22's or Warthogs to do a supersonic buzz of some Russian ships in the area? Or have a cruise missile do a flyby?

 

That's what this crap can lead to with one provocation too many. 

Some of the recent flybys were as close as 30 - 50 feet.  Really hope nothing bad comes out of this.  Last thing we need is another war.

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Morisato    670
On 5/3/2016 at 2:59 AM, Riva said:

Typhoon vs. the PAK FA... good luck

Except the T-50 PAK-FA is only a tech demo jet and not in full production yet so, no. F-22's are already making rounds.

 

http://www.janes.com/article/58166/singapore-airshow-2016-analysis-pak-fa-s-asian-export-hopes-stymied-by-lack-of-fifth-generation-qualities

https://warisboring.com/the-indians-hate-their-new-russian-made-stealth-fighter-d89b9ce721de#.sys9d3ex9

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Morisato    670

All in all if you look at a non-biased perspective and not from one side you'll see both sides are aggressive to some degree by prodding near each others air space limits. US is especially aggressive in the prodding near South China Sea and the Baltic Sea while Russia near the Pacific Coast and US allied countries. There is no real 'good' guy in the proxy wars both sides do. Pity we can't all work together for a better world but alas human nature is self-destruction.

 

http://www.ibtimes.com/russia-us-relations-update-navy-chief-says-moscows-actions-baltic-sea-raised-tensions-2363119

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techbeck    7,393
13 minutes ago, Morisato said:

All in all if you look at a non-biased perspective and not from one side you'll see both sides are aggressive to some degree by prodding near each others air space limits. US is especially aggressive in the prodding near South China Sea and the Baltic Sea while Russia near the Pacific Coast and US allied countries. There is no real 'good' guy in the proxy wars both sides do. Pity we can't all work together for a better world but alas human nature is self-destruction.

 

http://www.ibtimes.com/russia-us-relations-update-navy-chief-says-moscows-actions-baltic-sea-raised-tensions-2363119

Yea, they all do this.  But 30-50 feet flybys is taking it to far.  No matter who is doing it.  All it takes is one stupid mistake from one country to start an international incident.

 

And human suck and agree, self destructive.  I often wish I could move out in the middle of no where and not think about all this crap.  If I could afford to do so, I probably would.  Of course, would still need a laptop and satellite internet from time to time....I know to many people here would miss me  :p

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Jack W    419
3 minutes ago, techbeck said:

Yea, they all do this.  But 30-50 feet flybys is taking it to far.  No matter who is doing it.  All it takes is one stupid mistake from one country to start an international incident.

 

And human suck and agree, self destructive.  I often wish I could move out in the middle of no where and not think about all this crap.  If I could afford to do so, I probably would.  Of course, would still need a laptop and satellite internet from time to time....I know to many people here would miss me  :p

Don't leave us :cry: Take us with you!

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techbeck    7,393
4 minutes ago, Jack W said:

Don't leave us :cry: Take us with you!

 

haha, kinda defeats the purpose!   Older I get, the more and more I dislike my fellow man.  Nothing against anyone here.  But more and more the world is getting worse when it should be getting better.

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chrisj1968    1,417
On 5/3/2016 at 0:33 AM, Jack W said:

Four RAF Typhoon Jets have been put on 24/7 standby, allowing them to respond to Quick Reaction Alerts. This means that, in the event of any aggression from Russia, the jets can be launched immediately, and will cover the Baltic states, including:

 

  • Latvia
  • Estonia
  • Lithuania

 

The jets will be able to take off at a moments notice.

 

This isn't the first time the RAF has been involved in the Baltic policing:

 

http://www.raf.mod.uk/news/archive/raf-jets-fly-on-baltic-policing-mission-29042016

this is horse manure, reports were that another long line of fuel tankers from ISIS were bombed. but what your news isn't telling you is, ISIS, you know the terrorist group?, is sending trucks of fuel/oil to Turkey for money. so russia is doing what Weakling Obama won't or can't do.

 

old story but same storyline

 

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/ISIS-Threat/Russia-releases-video-of-air-strikes-on-ISIS-oil-tankers-facilities-438548

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