What Does the Intercept of a U.S. B-52 Bomber Tell Us About Russia? Somedays, our good friends at the Kremlin branch of the Alt-Right Propaganda Machine formerly known as Russia Today tell us more than I suspect their bosses would really like us to know.
Or perhaps they have just gotten so used to putting anything and everything out there that they no longer even realize they are accidentally dropping useful intel about their own nation into the public domain. Today is a perfect example. A few hours ago, RT published a story about the interception of an American bomber by a Russian fighter plane in international airspace over the Baltic, somewhere "close" to Russian territory. It's already a trending topic on Facebook. Getty Advertisement - Continue Reading Below. Russian Fighter Jet Intercepts a B-52 Over the Baltic Sea. A tense exchange near Russia’s border as European Command-led exercises get underway.
A Russian Su-27 fighter jet intercepted a U.S. Air Force B-52 bomber about 10 a.m. over the Baltic Sea as the American warplane was flying a routine mission in international airspace, according to the Pentagon, which confirmed an earlier report by the Russian state media news agency Tass. On June 1, Air Force officials announced that they would deploy the B-52s to the region to support the Operation Saber Strike, BALTOPS, and Arctic Challenge exercises, along with the members of various NATO militaries as well as Finland and Sweden.
“Training with Allies and joint partners improves coordination between Allies and enables the U.S. Air Force to build enduring relationships necessary to confront a broad range of global challenges,” service officials wrote in a June 1 press release. Russia’s ‘Killer Satellites’ Re-Awaken. Zapad 2017: NATO Should Be Keeping an Eye on Russia's Training Exercises. It all started with a military exercise in 2008.
“Today, Georgia; tomorrow, Ukraine; the day after, the Baltic States; and later perhaps time will come for my country, for Poland!” So much for the Russian threat: Putin slashes defense spending while Trump plans massive buildup. Russia, led by supervillain Vladimir Putin, intent on the domination and destruction of the Western world, has just slashed its defense budget — and no one really noticed.
Figures from the Russian Federal Treasury show that the defense budget has been cut by 25.5 percent for 2017, falling from 3.8 trillion rubles to 2.8 trillion rubles. Theconversation. Thirty years after Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev signed a landmark nuclear arms treaty which laid the foundations of post-Cold War relations between the West and the Soviet Union, recent developments suggest that the Kremlin has quietly restarted the nuclear arms race with the deployment of a new generation of nuclear weapons which could wind back the clock to the bad old days of superpower confrontation.
Of course, there have been episodes since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 that have put considerable strain on relations between the two powers – chief among them Yugoslavia, Iraq, Chechnya, Georgia, Libya and Ukraine. Russian Subs Are Reheating a Cold War Chokepoint. As the GIUK gap returns to importance, NATO must look to regenerate its anti-submarine forces.
The recent U.S. promise to fund upgrades to Iceland’s military airfield at Keflavik is no diplomatic bone thrown to a small ally. Russia Rejects Claims Of Drugged Diplomats; Suggests They Were Drunk. Russia's Foreign Ministry rejected U.S. reports that two officials traveling with diplomatic passports were drugged while attending a conference in St.
Petersburg last year, suggesting instead that they might have had too much to drink. The statement, made on October 4 by Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, came in response to concerns made public by the U.S. State Department a day earlier about what it said was increased harassment of U.S. diplomats in Russia over the past two years. RFE/RL reported October 3 that the incident with the U.S. officials occurred during a UN anticorruption conference in St.
Petersburg in November. Effort to Expose Russia’s ‘Troll Army’ Draws Vicious Retaliation. Russian Jets Buzzed a U.S. Navy Destroyer. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Two Russian attack jets made simulated low-level attack runs today on a U.S.
Navy warship operating in the Baltic Sea. The attacks, made over a period of two days, were described by a senior American defense official as "simulated attack profiles". BREAKING: Russia's Huge Announcement That Will Change The War. Luke Rudkowski of We Are Change reports: In a huge stunning announcement just now by the Russian Foreign Minister, Russia presented direct evidence of Turkey buying illegal oil from the black market supporting terrorists.
In this video we go over the important revelations by the Russians, its consequences and shift of the geo political field. What’s the Big Deal Between Russia and the Saudis? Amidst the wilderness of mirrors surrounding the Syrian tragedy, a diamond-shaped fact persists: Despite so many degrees of separation, the Saudis are still talking to the Russians.
Why? A key reason is because a perennially paranoid House of Saud feels betrayed by their American protectors who, under the Obama administration, seem to have given up on isolating Iran. The Saudis can’t intellectually understand the see-saw of incoherent Beltway policies due to the power struggle between Zionist neocons and the old establishment. No wonder they might be tempted to move to the Russian side of the fence. But for that to happen there will be many a price to pay.
So let’s talk about oil. Riyadh – paranoia included – fully took note of the Obama administration’s supposed “policy” of dumping Saudi Arabia over an alleged Iranian natural gas bonanza, which would supposedly replace Gazprom in supplying Europe. Here Is Why Russia's Military Is a Fair Match for the US. How Putin Blocked the U.S. Pivot to Asia. “The collapse of the Soviet Union removed the only constraint on Washington’s power to act unilaterally abroad….
Suddenly the United States found itself to be the Uni-power, the ‘world’s only superpower.’ Neoconservatives proclaimed ‘the end of history.'”— Paul Craig Roberts, former Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury“Don’t blame the mirror if your face is crooked.”— Russian proverb On February 10, 2007, Vladimir Putin delivered a speech at the 43rd Munich Security Conference that created a rift between Washington and Moscow that has only deepened over time. Putin's Speech in Valdai that went Unreported by US & British Media. Most people in the English-speaking parts of the world missed Putin's speech at the Valdai conference in Sochi a few days ago, and, chances are, those of you who have heard of the speech didn't get a chance to read it, and missed its importance. Western media did their best to ignore it or at best to twist its meaning. 'Dead Hand,' Russia's Terrifying Doomsday Device.
Putin's Secret Weapon. There are two ways an espionage agency can prove its worth to the government it serves. Either it can be truly useful (think: locating a most-wanted terrorist), or it can engender fear, dislike, and vilification from its rivals (think: being named a major threat in congressional testimony). But when a spy agency does both, its worth is beyond question. Putin Blinks in Ukraine Standoff With the US.
In the faceoff with the United States and its allies over the Ukraine crisis, President Vladimir Putin of Russia seems to have blinked. On May 7th, he asked the pro-Russian protesters who were calling for the May 11 referendum on “federalization” to postpone the autonomy vote. At the same time he also endorsed the junta’s hastily scheduled May 25 presidential election, which is designed to give legitimacy to the illegitimate regime in Kiev. Mr. Putin further announced that Russian troops along the Ukraine-Russian border had returned to their usual (pre-crisis) positions. Crimea Annexation: Putin Signs Treaty Making Region Part Of Russia. By Steve Gutterman and Pavel Polityuk MOSCOW/KIEV, March 18 (Reuters) - Defying Ukrainian protests and Western sanctions, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a treaty in Moscow on Tuesday making Crimea part of Russia again but said he did not plan to seize any other regions of Ukraine.
On the peninsula, a Ukrainian serviceman was killed when a base still held by Kiev came under attack in the main town of Simferopol, the first death in Crimea from a military clash since Russia seized control three weeks ago. Kiev said the attackers had been wearing Russian military uniforms and responded by authorising its soldiers in Crimea to use weapons to protect their lives, reversing previous orders that they should avoid using arms against attack. While the West Watches Crimea, Putin Cleans House in Moscow. Egle Rindzevičiūtė: Constructing Soviet Cultural Policy: Cybernetics and Governance in Lithuania after World War II (2008) Snowden could spark a new Cold War. Sukhoi SU-35 fighter has all the right moves at Paris Air Show. Russia Warns Obama: Global War Over “Bee Apocalypse” Coming Soon. Russia Responds To U.S. Magnitsky Act By Placing 18 Americans On Blacklist. MOSCOW — Russia on Saturday banned 18 Americans from entering the country in response to Washington imposing sanctions on 18 Russians for alleged human rights violations.
From Russia With PR. SOVIET INVASION OF AFGHANISTAN A CASE OF MISSION CREEP, ACCORDING TO NEW BOOK AND ORIGINAL SOVIET DOCUMENTS. Washington, DC, October 13, 2012 – Contrary to U.S. myths of a strategic Soviet offensive towards warm water ports on the Persian Gulf or Indian Ocean, it was "mission creep" that led the Soviet Union into its ill-fated invasion of Afghanistan in 1979, according to a new, richly documented account of early Soviet engagement in Afghanistan, published in English and in Russian today by the National Security Archive at www.nsarchive.org. Russia Needs Its Own Prophet Muhammed. Is President Vladimir Putin the Russian Mitt Romney? He certainly seems to see the United States as Russia's "No. 1 foe.
" Pravda on Mitt Romney: 'Out-Of-Touch, Out-Of-Date, Unelectable' Pravda is hitting Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney over comments he made about Russia. ‘Sanctions on Tehran, Damascus won’t solve problems’ - FM Lavrov. NASA Asks Russians To Stop Filming Porn On International Space Station. Pussy Riot: Fearing Arrest, 2 Members Of Russian Punk Band Escape Country.