US intercepts Russian bombers, fighter jets off the coast of Alaska

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  1. jkcerda macrumors 6502a

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    meh,bombers are nothing. 13 Russian trolls with 150K in facebook ads, NOW that is something liberals should worry about...........
     
  2. Peterkro macrumors 68020

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    It is routine although the language is vile.Bombers and fighters intercepted ? Flying in international airspace, intercepted?
    The U.S. and Russia plus China and the U.K. are at this all the time probing each others air defences although from the U.S. right wing media you'd think the U.S. was oh so pure and wouldn't be up to anything so sneaky in spite of the mass of evidence to the contrary.
     
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    we do war exercises and then cry when NK test a missile. hypocrisy at it's finest.
     
  4. samcraig thread starter macrumors P6

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    No one's crying. Deflection noted. This news isn't about our war "games." But rather Russia's.
     
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    EDIT0...............
    I don't see the problem
    and yes plenty complained/cried when NK did a missile test.
     
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    Living in Alaska at the end of the Cold War this was routine. It is a training mission for them. They never/rarely enter U.S. airspace it is more of a test to see how close they can get before we respond and possibly find weak spots in our early detection system.

    Doesn’t really bother me that much, growing up we knew we were a first strike target and that it would be over before knew what was going on.
     
  7. ActionableMango macrumors G3

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    Not just routine, it's been routine for several decades. This is basically pilot training, not news.

    Here are pictures from the 60s and 70s:

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  8. Zenithal, May 21, 2019
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    Correction: $150,000 known in spent in over 2,200 ad campaigns. Not 2,200 impressions. Facebook isn't AdSense. Facebook ads go a lot further than other ad networks. Average cost per million (thousand impressions) is around $7 in a prominent area of the site. It's cheaper elsewhere.

    That's a lot of impressions when you break down the math. That's what investigators and the media have told the public. It doesn't factor in groups and events set up by would-be Americans whose IPs weren't remotely close to the US and had their accounts shuttered. It also doesn't cover Twitter accounts of so-called Americans but were shut down because they were operating in foreign regions. This last October, Twitter gave congress a data dump of nearly 10M Russian sourced tweets since 2009, 9M of which were from the Internet Research Agency.

    If you think these figures are nothing, consider the fact there's some dumbass troll out there who calls him or herself Q-Anon and has a massive following of Trump supporters. Fine, take away the Russia and Trump angle for one moment, why the hell is a government subsidized group spending so much time, over a decade, and so much known and uncovered money on these ad campaigns? Is there any reasons once you take the two obvious or rather the boogeyman theories?

    And if it isn't something worrisome, why did US Cyber Command launch a massive attack on a Russian troll farm during the midterms? The Internet Research Agency, the same IRA that I mentioned earlier. The same one that's heavily Kremlin funded.

    This is play by play out of the USSR text book. Young liberals routinely source a book by an author called Dugin as the so-called bible of modern Russia's information warfare tactics. Except Dugin's work wasn't anything new. It was an updated principle of of the old Soviet tactics. And if history repeats itself, which it does, Russia will land face flat in the coming years.

    Because as good as they are, they're still amateurs.
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    I sometimes wonder if they have machinery on their bombers and hope we send up some of our new age fighters so they can develop a signature profile for it. It's possible for ground locations. I know the Israelis run some specialized in-house homebrew hardware to throw the Russians off, but that's it.
     
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    I definitely think Russians hacking into DNC and DCCC servers and stealing any files that they can find in order to influence our election is something to worry about.
     
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    He's still holding out on the Russians releasing a growth serum for height for adult males and females.
     
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    So basically, the Russian planes were flying near the Russian coast. Because Russia and Alaska is so close (close enough for Sarah Palin to see Russia from her house;)), the Russians are saber rattling.:rolleyes:
     
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    I would buy that like the cases of extenze that I bought......
     
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    Small point but I believe in AF lingo interception just means they went up to take a look. It doesn't imply hostile intent. These encounters are routine and only make news when they get too close to each other.
     
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    I don’t even think it’s that. This was just an intercept/escort in international air space. It happens pretty frequently, on both sides.
     
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    AF lingo aside the MSM are well aware what interception means, the general understanding from your normal punter is that (in this case) that the Russians were creeping up to spring a surprise attack on the good old U.S.A. and the brave U.S. forces, ever alert cottoned on and flew out to protect the homeland.
    Have a look into the reports of Soviet subs breaching Swedish waters for instance ,there is one well documented case of a Soviet sub inside Swedish waters all the others from the evidence we have were in fact U.S./U.K subs buggering about shadowing in the Fiords with a view to attacking the USSR/Russia whilst being protected by the same Fiords.
     
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    I'm sorry but I don't get your point.
     
  18. NT1440 macrumors G5

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    Deflection? Honest to god sam, you play this game every single time someone points out our own actions and you pretend like we’re in our own little vacuum.

    Are you going to post every time we install another missile installation in our ever-continuing encirclement of China and Russia? It’s been decades of this provocative **** and WE, the US, act like THEY are the aggressors whenever there is even a hint of pushback on it.
     
  19. samcraig thread starter macrumors P6

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    Feel free.

    The poster I replied to deflects in many threads including this one. I called it out.
     
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    Please go ahead and explain what exactly this deflection was? Context isn’t deflection. Believe me, I’m more than willing to call out JK when he’s being ridiculous, but in this case you seemingly want us to focus just on Russia’s actions here in a pure vacuum.
     
  21. samcraig thread starter macrumors P6

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    For one, we're not talking about North Korea.
     
  22. jbarley macrumors 68040

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    This recent photo, dated May 20 from the link above would suggest Russia is still using the same bomber, 50 odd years later.

    190521110633-01-russian-bombers-exlarge-169.jpg
     
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    Or it's a photo from 50 years ago and time-travel is real.

    Or it's a photoshop job. Or a false-flag operation.

    Personally, I'm hoping for time-travel, because it sounds way more fun than photoshopping, false-flagging, or even Russia still using Tupolev Tu-95's ("until at least 2040").
     

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