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"Russian nuclear-capable bombers fly near Japan," US officials say

For the first time in nearly three months, Russia flew nuclear-capable “Bear” bombers near Japan, Wednesday, the latest sign of increasing tensions in the region, two US officials tell Fox News.

The officials said three Russian Tu-95 Bear bombers took off from a base in eastern Russia flying in the Sea of Japan and remained in international airspace.

One U.S. official described the Russian bomber flight as “clearly meant to send a message.”

This latest provocation from Russia comes as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visits Moscow, Wednesday, the first visit by a cabinet member to Russia since President Trump assumed office.

Joining the three Russian long-range bombers was a IL-20 spy plane. 

The Russian bombers took off Wednesday from an air base in Ukrainka in eastern Russia, home to one of Russia’s largest fleet of strategic bombers.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/04/12/russian-nuclear-capable-bombers-fly-near-japan-us-officials-say.html

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  • mrpops09_CMOD_mrpops09_CMOD_ Chief Moderator
    Why Japan.....am I missing something here? 
    Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
  • tazweisstazweiss Member, Permitted to post new threads
    Why Japan.....am I missing something here? 

    Sea of Japan is where half the NK missiles end up.  Also, the Sea of Japan doesn't cause any provocation to the Chinese.

    If the politicians treat people this poorly when they're armed to the teeth,

    just imagine what they'll be willing to do once they've disarmed everyone.

  • mrpops09_CMOD_mrpops09_CMOD_ Chief Moderator
    tazweiss said:
    Why Japan.....am I missing something here? 

    Sea of Japan is where half the NK missiles end up.  Also, the Sea of Japan doesn't cause any provocation to the Chinese.
    Right, but why would Russia get involved and more so, why on the side of N Korea? I know they aren't happy about syria, but this is a completely different issue 
    Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
  • Matt_ADMIN_Matt_ADMIN_ Administrator
    tazweiss said:
    Why Japan.....am I missing something here? 

    Sea of Japan is where half the NK missiles end up.  Also, the Sea of Japan doesn't cause any provocation to the Chinese.
    Right, but why would Russia get involved and more so, why on the side of N Korea? I know they aren't happy about syria, but this is a completely different issue 
    If I were to venture a guess: there are multiple US carrier groups and probably around 50,000 US troops stationed there, so they're probably eyeballing all the juicy targets - I think those troops aren't really just for North Korea, but to deal with "the Soviet Union" / North Korea / "Communist China" collectively. 

    It might be the same reason they buzz the UK all the time, because the UK is another big island base for you apple-pie eating Americans. 
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    "...Say, 'GOD is sufficient for me.' In Him the trusters shall trust." (Quran 39:38)
  • tazweisstazweiss Member, Permitted to post new threads
    Or they just want to keep an eye on a developing situation.

    If the politicians treat people this poorly when they're armed to the teeth,

    just imagine what they'll be willing to do once they've disarmed everyone.

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