The United States Air Force escorted Russian fighter jets and bombers found to be flying near Alaska Wednesday night and into Thursday morning.
If Trump is getting so cozy with Putin and Russian as liberal Democrats would like us to believe (to digress for a moment, I’ve never understood why the left made that a scandal, I thought they loved the Russian way of doing things) then why are their fighter jets and bombers wandering into our personal space? If Russian is a friend to Trump’s America they really have had a funny way of showing it in the last month.
From Fox News (emphasis added is mine):
Two Russian Bear bombers — escorted for the first time by a pair of Su-35 “Flanker” fighter jets — entered Alaska’s Air Defense Zone on Wednesday night, U.S. officials told Fox News.
The Russian formation was intercepted by a pair of U.S. Air Force F-22 stealth fighter jets that were already flying a patrol about 50 miles southwest of Chariot, Alaska. A NORAD spokesperson told Fox News the intercept began at 9 p.m. ET on Wednesday and a defense source said it also occurred into Thursday.
It was the first time the U.S. Air Force has seen advanced Russian Su-35 fighter jets escort Russian Cold War-era bombers near Alaska.
The Russian fighter jets were unarmed and remained in international airspace, officials said.
Late last month, Russian bombers flew near Alaska over four consecutive days for the first time since 2014.
In politics and war there’s usually no such thing as coincidence. It really does seem like the Russians were (and are) up to something. It’s as if they’re testing our response. This is how you know Obama isn’t president anymore, because we have one now.
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