Monday, May 08, 2006

Reposted, again: Russia Recently

There is not a SINGLE report of this in the US papers!!!!!!!!!!!! Wake up~!

4/22/06: Russian bombers flew undetected across Arctic

Russian military planes flew undetected through the U.S. zone of the Arctic Ocean to Canada during recent military exercises, a senior Air Force commander said Saturday.

The commander of the country's long-range strategic bombers, Lieutenant General Igor Khvorov, said the U.S. Air Force is now investigating why its military

was unable to detect the Russian bombers.

5/5/06: Russia briefs Finland on airspace violation [proof positive that the Russian were flying over the Arctic]

Finland has received a clarification for the latest violation of its airspace by Russian aircraft. A representative of the Russian embassy in Helsinki visited the Finnish foreign ministry to say the airspace violation on 22 April was a mistake, the ministry said in a statement Thursday.

4/28/06: NORAD Fighters Always on Alert [No mention of April 22, or CANR is just covering up the mistake, or this is just a bunch of posturing on both sides...something did happen, though, and I tent to believe that the Russian did get through]

The Canadian NORAD Region (CANR) deployed CF-18 aircraft to Canada's Far North just before the Easter long weekend in anticipation that Russian aircraft might be flying close to Canadian sovereign airspace as part of a Russian strategic aviation exercise.

On 13 April, Russian aircraft entered the Canadian Air Defense Identification Zone (CADIZ). Canadian fighters were positioned in Canadian sovereign airspace and were ready to intercept and escort the Russian aircraft if required. At no time did the foreign aircraft enter Canadian sovereign airspace and all aircraft returned to their respective bases without incident.

11/16/2000: While you were busy with Florida

Incredible as it may seem, the Russian media is claiming that Russian aircraft penetrated the defenses of the USS Kitty Hawk on Oct. 17. According to Izvestia, units from Russia's Far Eastern Air Force and Pacific Fleet overflew the Kitty Hawk battlegroup without interception. "Nothing could be more awesome," said Izvestia. "Had this been a combat mission the aircraft carrier's destruction would have been guaranteed."

As experts will affirm, all potentially hostile aircraft approaching a U.S. carrier battlegroup are intercepted and escorted when they get to within 125 miles. Before they come to a distance of 25 miles they are given a serious warning. Within 15 miles the carrier's interceptors could be ordered to engage.

Did Russian military aircraft buzz the flight deck of the USS Kitty Hawk on Oct. 17 as the Russian's claim? According to sources with access to Western intelligence the incident did occur.

In fact, two waves of Russian planes passed over the carrier before U.S. fighters were scrambled. According to one expert with 23 years experience in military aviation, over 15 separate ships (in the carrier battle group), with different and complimentary radar capabilities, were apparently unable to detect the approach of the Russian aircraft.

What does this signify?

Doubtless it is an important development in the military competition between the United States and the Russia-China "partnership." But from a technological standpoint, the Oct. 17 incident suggests that Russia may possess stealth technology which can render aircraft invisible to radar.

5/8/2006: Russias Arms Orders To Go Up 20 Percent

Russian arms orders will rise next year by more than 20 percent to 8.8 billion euros (11.2 billion dollars) mainly for new nuclear weapons and outfitting rapid reaction forces, a senior official said Saturday.

Congratulations George and have started Cold War II and WWIII within 5 years!!! HOORAY...despicable


4/21/06: Dollar too unstable to be reliable

Russia cannot consider the dollar as a reliable reserve currency because of its instability, the finance minister said Friday.

"This currency has devalued by 40% against the euro in recent years," Alexei Kudrin told a news conference in Washington on the occasion of the opening spring session of the International Monetary Fund.

4/22/06: Russia Warns on Aggravating Iran Standoff

A top Kremlin diplomat warned against threatening Iran with sanctions or the use of force, saying that would only aggravate the international standoff over Tehran's suspect nuclear program, Russian media reports said Saturday.

"We firmly stand today for resolving the problems in and around Tehran diplomatically rather than militarily. Increasing international pressure on Iran has no prospects," Ozerov was quoted as saying by the Interfax news agency.

4/27/06: War on Iran will start this year - Zhirinovsky

Populist politician Vladimir Zhirinovsky, a deputy speaker of Russia's lower house of parliament, said Thursday that war would be declared on Iran in 2006.


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