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Monday, July 22, 2019

The United States Southern Command criticized Russia as it released images Sunday of a Venezuelan fighter jet it said "aggressively shadowed" a U.S. reconnaissance aircraft flying over the Caribbean last week.

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Is Pres Trump's weakness in Venezuela coming back to haunt him?

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-07-22 12:15 AM | Reply

"Hmmppfff... An Su-30 is as powerful as a paper plane. It can't go anything to the Mighty US Military (losers of Afghanistan)!!!"... RIGHTLEFTCENTER..

#2 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-07-22 01:28 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Love the words "Aggressively shadowed"

Yup, that's Venezuela in a nutshell. Look anywhere in the world and there they are, aggressively shadowing all that's good and pure.

#3 | Posted by pumpkinhead at 2019-07-22 11:23 AM | Reply

Hmmppfff... International treaties cover this.... procedures to follow, complaining letters to mail, grievances to be recorded, ambassadors to talk to...

Dot the i's and cross the T's... so that one day...

... You can turn on that targeting radar and get a lock.

Till then...

procedures to follow, complaining letters to mail, grievances to be recorded, ambassadors to talk to...

#4 | Posted by Pegasus at 2019-07-22 03:15 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

I'm sure there is a reason, but...
Why don't some of these planes carry defensive measures?
Why don't they shoot flares when the jets get that close?
Shine a laser at him?
I get that all of those moves can escalate a situation with a fighter jet and you're at their mercy, so perhaps that's the reason, but is It the only reason?

#5 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2019-07-22 03:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Do US fighters ever shado our recon planes to prevent such instances?

#6 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2019-07-22 03:29 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

That Su-30 doesn't have any missiles. A guy it out joyriding in it... lucky bastard.

#7 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-07-22 07:03 PM | Reply

If you have the money ($ 17,700.00 per person)... you too can fly one...

rusadventures.com

#8 | Posted by Pegasus at 2019-07-22 07:24 PM | Reply

#6

No, it costs too much money. Sucks for the Aries and Orion pilots, but it is what it is.

#9 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-07-22 07:30 PM | Reply

Inverted?

#10 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2019-07-22 07:32 PM | Reply

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Shows how everyone thinks they can slap the US around now. They know we don't have the cash or resources to fight the entire world at once, even as we go around spitting in the faces of all our (ex?)-allies.

#11 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-07-22 07:46 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Flying an unarmed jet up to a recon plane along the jets national coastline.

Yeah they are really sticking it to us. You are definitely not overreacting to a common occurrence.

#12 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-07-23 08:30 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

This is a giant nothingburger. Pegasus was spot on. We fly surveillance missions all over the world and sometimes people come out to let us know they see us. Part of the game.

#13 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2019-07-23 09:22 AM | Reply

You're calling the US Southern Command ignorant? LOL

#14 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-07-23 09:45 AM | Reply

#14 No, I'm saying the handwringing in response to their announcement is ridiculous. Thanks for demonstrating your lack of reading comprehension skills.

#15 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2019-07-23 09:52 AM | Reply

You're calling the US Southern Command ignorant? LOL

#14 | POSTED BY BRUCEBANNER AT 2019-07-23 09:45 AM | FLAG:

It just re-tweeted John Bolton

"The United States condemns the illegitimate Venezuelan regime's provocative actions against our US Navy aircraft while on a routine mission. These unsafe & unprofessional actions are yet another example of dictator Nicolás Maduro's willful violation of international norms & laws."

Just prior to the releasing the Su-30 footage, it re-tweeted Mike Pompeo

"Pleased to meet with President @mauriciomacri today in Buenos Aires. Our relationship with #Argentina is grounded in cooperation, and today, it's stronger than ever. Argentina stands out as a trusted partner in our shared efforts to restore democracy to #Venezuela."

A retweet from 4th Fleet

"A Venezuelan mother speaks about her son's experience being treated aboard the hospital ship @USNSComfort ."

Earlier tweet:

"See how a Peruvian naval officer supported the hospital ship #USNSComfort's medical assistance mission in #Peru. Comfort is in #LatinAmerica & #Caribbean in support of regional partners & in response to the #Venezuela crisis. @naval_peru @USEMBASSYPERU @NAVSOUS4THFLT @USNavy"

Detect a theme here? US Southern Command is all up in Venezuela's business as part of our broader campaign against them pushing regime change to oust Maduro. This does not jive with saying "Shows how everyone thinks they can slap the US around now." after Venezuela sends an unarmed fighter that merges with an anti-submarine patrol aircraft operating near the Venezuelan to track their Type 209 subs and Mistral frigates.

#16 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-07-23 11:08 AM | Reply

#16 It was an EP-3, not a regular P-3, but you are otherwise spot on.

#17 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2019-07-23 11:13 AM | Reply

Winning!

#18 | Posted by e1g1 at 2019-07-23 12:53 PM | Reply

"Detect a theme here?"

Yeah. Internet tough guys revealing their ignorance when all the experts are saying this is noteworthy.

#19 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-07-23 03:10 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

Unarmed jet flying out to meet a US asset in international airspace = noteworthy...

"K"

#20 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2019-07-23 03:30 PM | Reply

#19 | POSTED BY BRUCEBANNER AT 2019-07-23 03:10 PM | FLAG:

Tell me why this is so noteworthy. Use crayons so I understand.

#21 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-07-23 03:46 PM | Reply

Noteworthy is the SK-Russian encounter, not this silly war drum crap from military brass and Bolton to oust a dictator.

#22 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-07-23 03:49 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Use crayons so I understand. #21 | POSTED BY SITZKRIEG

The maroon crops favorit fud

#23 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2019-07-23 03:55 PM | Reply

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