Armed Russian Jet Comes Within 5 Feet Of US Recon Jet…

June 20, 2017

Armed-Russian-JetAn armed Russian fighter jet buzzed a U.S. Air Force reconnaissance aircraft in the Baltic Sea on Monday, two U.S. officials told Fox News.

The Russian Su-27 jet had air-to-air missiles under its wings and approached the U.S. Air Force RC-135 recon jet “rapidly,” coming within 5 feet of the American aircraft, the officials said.

Once alongside, the Russian jet was “provocative” in its flight maneuvers and flying “erratically,” according to another official.

Since June 2 there have been more than 35 interactions in the Baltic Sea region between U.S. and Russian jets and warships, but the incident Monday morning is notable because the U.S. military considered it “unsafe,” according to one official.

52 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Phyllis Handkins says:

    Guess our guys could use them for shark bait.

  • tom cook says:

    Time to send fighters to escort recon aircraft; the Ruskies won’t mess with American fighters, they are bullies and don’t want to get their asses kicked.

  • Art The Fart says:

    I am sure that the Russian Jet pilot was just greeting the reconnaissance plane’s crew. His way of saying “Hello, have a great day”!

  • Athanasios1 says:

    The truth is that Trump is drowning in the swamp that he was elected to drain. The Baltic Sea borders Russia and the Russians have the right to entertain our pilots there. Why has Trump let McAnus and Grahamcracka convince him that Russia is the enemy. The Russians are fighting along side Assad to destroy ISIS which was funded and nurtured under Obama by Hitlary.. The enemies of America and freedom are within; They are the Democrats, the GOP,and Islam. All the problems that we face in this country today were caused by these three sources. Do you know why Lindsey Grahamcracka and McAnus had not been shot by that nutcase last week? Because these so-called GOP’ers are against Trump and saving America. Russia is killing moslems and all you commentators think that Russia is our enemy?

    1. American Me says:

      The last thing we need is another war.Especially with Russia.They may not be the Soviet Union anymore but they still have plenty of Nukes and so do we.I’m not ready for Dooms Day yet.We need to be working with Russia to kill every ISIS fighter we can find,where ever we can find them.They run that part of the world and we should BUTT OUT.We cannot be the World Police and pay all the bills Too.
      The left want Trump out so they can continue their corruption.They are desperate.He has put a crimp in their plans and they don’t like it one bit.I worry about him.

      1. elmcqueen3 says:

        The left is not content until they have someone they can call their enemy…Hence the Republicans and the Russians spur their taste for “hate” and lots of it…not forgetting there are also some RINO’s on the Republican side that are also true “haters”.

    2. elmcqueen3 says:

      We should do like Japan and New Zealand…No Muslims are allowed to squat in their country…The population of Brussels is now 25% Muslim…more than likely within 10 years it will be 50%…Think Dearborn Michigan in 25 years…The city will be in Chaos.

  • generalJed says:

    Evidently, the Russian citizens are as dumb as we were when we elected His Majesty, Barack Obama, President. Hopefully, someday they will wake up and put someone in who believes more in representative government. Russia and the U.S. should eventually become good friends.

    1. Lkfeinb says:

      “His majesty” Barack Obama had education, class and knew a lot about the world. Internationally he was too reserved, but domestically he did a good job with what he had to deal with on the other side. I don’t demonize ANYONE including W who I actually thought was a war criminal for starting a totally unnecessary war. He was just stupid and led astray by evil men , but Trump has a major personality disorder and will destroy our system.

      1. Rodney Steward says:

        That’s exactly what is said about the disease of the Dem. party, destruction is all you’ve shown since the Trump has been in office!

      2. jim says:

        You are lost and to smart

      3. elmcqueen3 says:

        Look around you…”our” system is being systematically destroyed by Democrats…We lost our Republic when no one paid attention to Benjamin Franklin’s words of intelligence where by we have since lost our so called Democracy to the folly of the Democrats and their liberal left…The majority no longer rules in this country…the minority now has say over the majority…when the government makes laws such as Obama’s “transgender” bathroom laws where boys who want to be girls can now use the girls restrooms and locker rooms that is an example of how low this country has fallen…There are thousands of other similar laws that can prove that “We are no longer a Democracy” for no other reason in support of Ben Franklin words…”If you can keep it”…which we have failed to do (twice).

  • DrBillLemoine says:

    Well, we know Russian equipment like jet fighters are inferior to our hardware on the wing; now we know their pilots are also inferior lacking control of their fighters. I think like all bullies, Putin and his military are trying bravely to save face about losing an ally’s jet fighter over Syria recently. Maybe new orders of engagement are in order to shoot down unsafe or intrusive Russian jets like the Syrian episode. Think they’ll go to war over losing one more fighter and pilot?

    1. Athanasios1 says:

      Next time a Trump supporter or a Republican is killed maybe you should be paid a visit because we are playing by the same rules now, as you and your sick followers. Fight fire with fire

      1. DrBillLemoine says:

        Is this a response to another comment of mine. It doesn’t follow the one above, called non sequitur. You clearly fell out of your tree, on your head, as you got the right equality mantra but apply it incorrectly. Call the medics. There’s no fire here.

  • Oldawg70 says:

    They are posturing, feinting, jabbing…testing our response! Our forces are spread thin and Vlad is just stupid enough to strike if the opportunity presents itself!

    1. KDS says:

      Looking for the opportunity to say it was our fault.

      1. elmcqueen3 says:

        First everything was Bush’s fault…next everything will be Trumps fault…However…who’s fault was it for the failure of ObamaCare?…who signed it into law without even reading it?…Answer: The Democrats and Barack Obama…The ACA was doomed for failure from day one…Why?…Because Democrats are not known to use their brains…when the force of “collectivism” rules the day.

    2. elmcqueen3 says:

      Me thinks we have already done that.

  • ArcticGrayling says:

    We should be on the same side here. We are talking about ISIS here. We and the Russkies should both be shooting at the same target.

    1. KDS says:

      Putin is an idiot. Anyone rational would come to that same conclusion. He is toying with the idea of being a big shot world leader when Russia like when Russia was the Soviet Union. That was then this is now. He should grow up.

      1. elmcqueen3 says:

        We should also grow up…look around you and what’s happening in this country…regardless of what you may think or have been told this country is no longer a Republic no more than it is a Democracy…The majority no longer rules…the minority sets the rules as they damn well please…and we all kiss their a$$.

        1. Athanasios1 says:

          If you can’t win by the rules of the electoral college…then get out. Go someplace fair and balanced like North Korea (The socialist democratic utopia where people aren’t allowed to take down banners). I can’t wait for a civil war to kill every last one of you losers.

          1. elmcqueen3 says:

            Exactly…Why are we engaged in a war with Syria…Syria is no threat to the US no more than Libya was…If we are to become engaged in fighting a war with a known enemy we should be bombing the crap out of N. Korea…Not Syria…We knew 20 years ago the N. Korean’s were preparing to build nuclear reactors with which to build a nuclear weapons capability…The real enemy in all of this is N. Korea …For some unknown reason we have continued to give N. Korea a free pass…much the same for Iran…Mean while we are bombing the crap out of Syria for no other justifiable reason than Assad is known to be a nasty dictator deserving to be over thrown by opposition rebel forces…What happens after Assad is dethroned…more killings?

          2. American Me says:

            Like I said above….We should just Butt Out,or work together to destroy ISIS.

          3. elmcqueen3 says:

            I agree.

      2. Athanasios1 says:

        You are the idiot for believing the media that Putin is our enemy. None of you assholes have anything to say about North Korea’s Piece of shit? You are worried about Putin?

        1. Lkfeinb says:

          Kim Jung Un is mentally ill. Putin is not. He is just dangerous.

          1. jim says:

            Very true

          2. elmcqueen3 says:

            Which is more dangerous?

    2. American Me says:

      If I were Trump.I would call Putin and just say.Hey Lets do this together and wipe these idiots off the face of the earth.Why fight we both have the same enemy.

      1. Cadfael says:

        Working together with Russia, or China is an all around bad idea! Their values are opposed to ours. FDR forced America to work with the Russians the result was that half of Europe was enslaved under the communist yoke, Russia became a super power, and we fought the Cold War that ate a lot of resources and cost a lot of lives; to this day Russia’s position in the world is a result of FDR’s lunacy. Neither Russia, China, North Korea, Cuba, Syria, or Iran are our friends and to “work with them” will just unnecessarily give them ways of spying on us and to betray us. What we need to do is work with our traditional allies and do as Trump has already done assert leadership. They don’t need to love us, they just need to respect us and understand that without us they will be Putin’s, China’s, or that North Korean nincompoop’s prized loot. Aside from mainstream opinion we don’t need to be loved by the world, that they fear and respect us would serve our country’s interests better and cut back against attacks on Americans abroad and at home. Global Kumbayah is for morons that buy into the agenda of the likes of George Soros, or the U.N. .

        1. elmcqueen3 says:

          And now we read that George Soros the lining the back pockets of John McCain…Is it any wonder why McCain says the things that it does…he’s getting financial assistance from George Soros…What’s wrong with you people in Arizona for keeping this idiot RINO in office.

  • ForEverADeplorableOne says:

    Past time for armed escorts then.

  • Cadfael says:

    Last time I checked the Baltic Sea was not in Syria, maybe Vlad the Inhaler should instruct his flying monkeys to behave themselves lest they want a drink of water, … lots of water!

    1. elmcqueen3 says:

      What would we do if a Russian reconnaissance air craft was spotted in the Gulf of Mexico…The Baltic Sea borders Russia…does it not?

      1. Cadfael says:

        The Baltic Sea borders Russia, the Gulf of Mexico is close to our waters. Russian Bison bombers and spy planes have been off all our coasts for a long time and as long as they are over international waters we follow them, if they intruded they were escorted out, not buzzed in irresponsible ways. Were they to continue despite being contacted they would be shot down. This U.S. Air Force plane was over international waters, outside of Russia’s borders and did neither to provoke the Russians nor intrude (at which point the Russians don’t even fire warning shots as the case of the South Korean 747 Korean Airlines Flight 007 in 1983 has proven). You are comparing apples to oranges; this Russian maneuver was unprofessional, and irresponsible.

        1. elmcqueen3 says:

          Larry McDonald was a man respected by many…He was one of my favorite Democrats and I’m a Republican.

          1. Cadfael says:

            And yet you are willing to give the Russian air rowdies a pass? I’m not talking shooting at their unprofessional air Joes, I’m talking confiscating the uranium mines they acquired in the U.S. with Hillary’s help, or the gas stations they bought from Venezuela located in the U.S. . Putin is looking for ways he can make himself more appealing to the Chinese with that type of behavior, and since he is a very calculating individual he responds best after being hit in the wallet and the measures I mentioned would achieve that full and well.

          2. elmcqueen3 says:

            Was it all Bush’s fault…amazing how quickly everyone forgets who our Commander in Chief was during the last 8 years…I will give you a point up with your comment.

          3. Cadfael says:

            Just for your information, and to stop the insinuations, I am a life long conservative, combat veteran of the United States Army, met Ronald Reagan, have never been a fan of the progressive Bushes (although they were still better than Obozo, or the Clinton Mafia), or other RINOs like McCain, or Graham; and cozying up to Putin, just because the Demo-Kangaroo-Rats use him as a prop for their anti-Trump sock puppet theater is a really bad idea! Nuff said!

          4. elmcqueen3 says:

            What “insinuations”?…I’ve never met Ronald Reagan but I am everything you claim to be…perhaps more…
            however I agree that this anti-Trump sock puppet theater is a really “bad” idea…It should also “stop” but it’s too far down the road to pull it back…The HATE Trump campaign will continue until Trump is gone…by a “coup” or by a “bullet”…Hopefully he will survive… stronger than ever.

          5. Cadfael says:

            Lady, I don’t claim – I am, and you might want to stop while you’re ahead since obviously you deem yourself a conservative as well. I think we’ve got enough on our hands with communist punks trying to alter the outcome of a national election they lost in spite of the voter fraud they committed. We should have better things to do with our time then needle each other, there are plenty of morons out there wanting to bring down a constitutionally elected President simply because they hate to face reality. Nuff said!

          6. elmcqueen3 says:

            I’ve been called many things in life…but calling me a “lady” really doesn’t bother me either…although I do find it extremely comical…lol…Incidentally Steve McQueen was my cousin..As a cowboy fan Tom Horn was one of my favorite movies…The real Tom Horn is buried just down the road from where I live…Tom
            Horn is buried in Boulder, Colorado.

          7. Cadfael says:

            My apologies for drawing conclusions on your name! My condolences to Tom Horn, I wouldn’t want to be buried anywhere near the liberal stronghold of CU Boulder (attended CSU myself, “Go Rams!”, it shows with my preference for buffalo burgers). Your cousin was a great actor. Another famous Wild West figure was cemented in not too far away from you in Golden, CO by his widow so he wouldn’t be carried off to Cody, WY.

          8. elmcqueen3 says:

            Ahhh Yes…You are referring to the USSR of Boulder, CO…lol…and Yes Buffalo Bill is buried on top Lookout Moutain…nice view of Denver from up there…Another famous fellow of cowboy fame is Doc Holliday…He is buried on top of a flat top just outside Glennwood Springs, CO…there’s a nice fenced marble monument in the center of the cemetery…Problem is no one remembers exactly where he’s buried…lol

        2. Darrell Getchell says:

          We really don’t know what our pilots do when they intercept a russian bomber or recee jet, do we? We don’t hear that they buzz them, but some of the scuttlebutt at the Officers club might give you a different idea… it sure as hell isn’t put on the evening news…

          1. Cadfael says:

            If you can’t trust our stated policies, and trust those of us who have experienced dealings in confrontation with the Russians and have to rely on “scuttlebutt”, or any other butt at the Officers Club, then I’d recommend you join up, endure the training, and see for yourself. I have never experienced the news and their pack of wolves and science fiction writers holding back at anything that could make someone in our military look less than professional, or reckless and ruin someone’s career; however I have experienced unbelievable stories being told by personnel in support career fields who have never left their cushy offices and warm stateside assignments, and who always make it to the O-Club in time for happy hour.

  • plum82 says:


    1. elmcqueen3 says:

      Now you know.

      1. Cadfael says:

        No you don’t! We have rules of engagement that are being followed. Not one pilot, soldier, marine, or sailor will violate these rules only to come back home and be court martialed for doing what would “feel” right. It makes a big sucking sound but usually the ROE stipulate that we have to be shot at first before you can ballistically counsel the bad guys!

        1. elmcqueen3 says:

          Now we do…Thank you.

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