Thursday, March 16, 2023


 I get a kick out of this:

"National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said the drone posed no threat to anyone and was operating in international airspace.

"The United States will continue to fly and to operate wherever international law allows, and it is incumbent upon Russia to operate its military aircraft in a safe and professional manner," Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told reporters Wednesday. 

Meanwhile, Russia has denied that its pilots acted unprofessionally or struck the drone's propeller. 

The Russian Defense Ministry spoke with Austin about the incident and said the drone ignored flight restrictions in the area posted by the Kremlin. There was also a report the drone was flying with no broadcasting transponder and headed toward the Russian border. "

When it is all said and done, say, in about 50 years, it will be clear that the United States was flying its drones in direct support of the Ukrainian military and passing on all the battlefield intelligence they needed to target any Russian military or commercial activities in Crimea (Russia) and in the occupied Black Sea coast portions of Ukraine. It is simply a lie to say that the Reaper was just up there over the Black Sea minding its own business, harming nobody when it was viciously and unprofessionally attacked.

Ask yourself, how would you feel about the Russians performing Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance around Pearl Harbor and Guam? I remember how America used to freak out when they found out the Soviet Union was pushing its spy ships closer to our Maritime Defense Zones and our reaction.

This is well into the, "play stupid games for stupid prizes" phase of getting yourself into a shooting war and you standing around after it blows up in your face wondering, "what did I do? What did I do?"


boron said...

They (NSC) know that we (the American public with an IQ>75) know that they (NSC) believe that we (the American public with an IQ>75), in these times of Global Warming and terrible drought, need extra fertilization.

Anonymous said...

The US used to fly U-2s and SR-71s over the Soviet Union. I'm not sure why ANYONE in the US Military would expect anything less from the Russians. I would suggest that if the drone didn't take evasive action and dive to the right, then it deserved to die. Besides, General Dynamics will be happy to sell a newer model to the USG.