Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Russian Bear is in the air

On Wednesday two Russian Tu-95 aircraft flew within several hundred miles of Goose Bay, Newfoundland.

Canadian Air Force jets were scrambled to meet the Russian planes and escort them away from
North American airspace. And this is not the first time, it has happened at least 50 times in the
last couple of years.

Russian planes have also buzzed U.S. Navy ships causing the aircraft carriers to launch fighters
to intercept the Russians.

Nuclear capable planes have also been approaching and entering airspace over European
countries, causing those countries to scramble their own planes to divert the Russians.

This comes about as Russian also continues to build its Navy, dismiss several of its older leaders
and hold exercises in remote areas.

The Russians have also made stops in Central and South American ports, showing the U.S. that
once again the Russian fleet goes where it wants.

One can only watch and wonder, where will it end? How far will they push before someone pushes back? Will the U.S. let this continue as we "reset"?

Jerald Terwilliger
National Chairman
American Cold War Veterans
"We Remember"

----------------"And so the greatest of American triumphs... became a peculiarly joyless victory. We had won the Cold War, but there would be no parades."-- Robert M. Gates, 1996