Imperial Air Force Keeps Staging Incidents With Russia so It Has Something to Complain About

If Russian interceptions were really that 'unprofessional' you'd think by the frequency of US flights there would have been a collision by now

The US Air Force is complaining about Friday’s interception of a US B-52 Stratofortress bomber by the Russian military. The bomber was intercepted when it was in the Black Sea, approaching Russia.

The Air Force says the interception was “unsafe” and risked a midair collision. Russia has not addressed this directly, but likely has a lot of experience intercepting planes in the Black Sea, as they’ve been intercepting US spy planes at least twice a week for the past few months there.

Interceptions are common enough, but they are almost always of spy planes getting a bit close for comfort to the other side’s borders. That the US plane in this case was a long-range strategic bomber puts it into a different category, and likely raised more alarm from the Russians.

US officials said the plane was meant to “demonstrate NATO solidarity,” but that was the mission for entering the airspace of every NATO member, which Russia clearly is not. They didn’t explain why they were hanging around in Russia’s vicinity, except for the obvious possibility that they were there to participate in an incident that Air Force generals could then complain about.

Source: Antiwar.com

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John Rourke
John Rourke
3 months ago

Russian Airspace keeps moving closer to NATO..again

Jihadi Colin
3 months ago

It would have been nice if it had moved into Russian airspace and been blown out of the sky along with the war criminals inside it.

cechas vodobenikov
cechas vodobenikov
3 months ago

US pilots r as incompetent as US automobile drivers–stop complaining and send these planes to kenosha and Portland

thomas malthaus
thomas malthaus
3 months ago

https://southfront.org/iran-russia-on-their-way-to-new-level-of-partnership/

Russia and Iran reach a new level of partnership.

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