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Russian Tupolev 95 Bomber "buzzed" USS Nimitz.

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http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,23200223-663,00.html

US Navy fighter jets were scrambled to shadow and intercept a Russian bomber which buzzed and circled over an American aircraft carrier over the weekend in a Top Gun-style incident in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
One Russian Tupolev 95 buzzed the USS Nimitz twice on Saturday, the Associated Press has reported an anonymous source as saying.
The plane flew over the carrier at an altitude of just 600m, similar to the "fly-bys" depicted in the Tom Cruise film. A second Russian bomber circled nearby.
The Russians had been tracked since they took off from Ukrainka and were monitored as they broke off from the rest of their formation and flew into Japanese air space.
The two Tupolevs continued on a course towards the Nimitz and a US guided missile cruiser, USS Princeton.
Four F/A-18 fighter planes were sent to intercept them when they breached an 800km perimeter. Two stayed with the Tupolev circling at altitude about 80km from the Nimitz while two followed the other bomber as it approached the carrier.
The US fighters trailed the Tuoplev as it buzzed the Nimitz. No words were exchanged between the US and Russian pilots throughout the entire incident.

http://www.youtube.com/v/SUtbbaF3S0Y&rel=1 These types of incidents were so common during the Cold War that neither side bothered reporting them, the Associated Press has said.
But it is the first time a Tupolev has flown over a US carrier since 2004.
Tensions have been growing between the US and Russia in recent years as Moscow seeks to reassert itself on the world stage.
US plans to build a missile defence system in Poland and the Czech Republic have angered the Kremlin, which see the shield as a threat.

Th Cold war is back baby :o
 
I don't doubt it.
America is really starting to piss the Russians off again.
 
We pissed them off because of we wouldn't let them in the United Nations.

They started crying about it and threatened to blow us up, all they ended up doing was removing English leaders from their country.
 
...They were a founding member of the United Nations
What are you talking about? :huh:
 
The Russian goverments been acting like morons lately. The whole litvinenko muder/ Russian Art fiasco/ British arrests. The head of the secret service in Britian has said that the they would like to focus on terrorism but can't because the russian secret service is still spying on britian an behaving like its the cold war.

Not to mention the whole Gas thing in the ukraine and Yushchenko poisioning.
 
...They were a founding member of the United Nations
What are you talking about? :huh:
I'm guessing he means NATO, which the Russians have never wanted to be a part of.
 
The Russian goverments been acting like morons lately. The whole litvinenko muder/ Russian Art fiasco/ British arrests. The head of the secret service in Britian has said that the they would like to focus on terrorism but can't because the russian secret service is still spying on britian an behaving like its the cold war.

Not to mention the whole Gas thing in the ukraine and Yushchenko poisioning.

Agreed, and here's the reason....

Putin's an a**hole.


jag
 
Putin is an ass.

jag
He's a criminal. But then so is our current president. Ours is just slightly more subtle about it and with somewhat less of a stranglehold on the national media.
 
Putin was also a KGB agent.
Our President was a member of the Special groups in schools.
 
I need to go out and buy a bomb shelter.
 

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