November 27, 2017
Spying isn’t a hostile act – we’re just looking over your stuff for you, you know?
The American military and its allies have bases all around Russia, and are conducting operations non-stop very near her borders. Yet when the Russians do anything parallel to that, or even when they act in protest, they’re immediately portrayed as reckless aggressors.
This is transparently disingenuous propaganda, and no one with an IQ over room temperature is falling for it.
The entire world knows who is messing with who, here.
It’s time to put an end to Russian aggression, right guys?
A Russian Su-30 fighter jet made an “unsafe” intercept of a US P-8A Poseidon aircraft Saturday while it was flying over the Black Sea, the Pentagon told CNN Monday.
“The US aircraft was operating in international airspace and did nothing to provoke this Russian behavior,” Lt. Col. Michelle Baldanza, a spokeswoman for the Pentagon, told CNN.
Yeah, there was definitely no provocation there.
They only flew their long-range spy plane right next to their military base. Who could possibly think this was thoughtless, aggressive behavior?
The Russian jet’s actions were deemed unsafe because the aircraft crossed in front of the US plane from right to left while engaging its afterburners, forcing the P-8 to enter its jet wash, an action that caused the US plane to experience “a 15-degree roll and violent turbulence,” according to Baldanza.
Baldanza added that the Russian fighter jet came as close as 50 feet from the US aircraft.
It’s almost like they were expressing their displeasure at having a foreign power travel halfway across the world to spy in their backyard. How conceited.
The American plane is an anti-submarine and surveillance craft, patrolling near a major Russian naval base. Hmmmm…
She said the P-8 had its transponder on during the incident.
A US Navy official told CNN that the intercept lasted about 24 minutes.
“Unsafe actions have the potential to cause serious harm and injury to all air crews involved,” Baldanza said.
You know what’s even more “unsafe?” Provoking another world power by flying spy aircraft near their base. People who are “safety-minded” tend to avoid such things. On the other hand, people who really want to start a world war love this sort of stuff.
I guess that tells us what kind of people are running the US navy.