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Wednesday, 19 April 2017

USAF F-22 Fighters Intercepted Russian Strategic Bombers in International Airspace near Alaska


On Wednesday, the Minoborony Rossii reported that USAF F-22 fighters intercepted Tu-95MS strategic bombers on a patrol mission in international airspace near Alaska:

On 17 April 2017, two Tu-95MS strategic bombers from the Ukrainka airbase (in the Far Eastern Amur Oblast) successfully performed tasks under the air patrol schedule. The route of the flight ran above neutral waters in the Pacific Ocean, along the Aleutian Islands. The aircraft covered about 5,000 kilometres (3,107 miles) at a speed of up to 850 kph (528 mph) and at a height of up to 10,000 metres (32,809 feet). The flight lasted more than seven hours. USAF F-22 fighters accompanied the Tu-95MS bombers for 27 minutes. Long-Range Aviation regularly carries out patrol missions above neutral waters in the Arctic, the Atlantic, the Black Sea, and the Pacific Ocean. It carries out all such missions in strict compliance with international regulations and with respect to national borders.

Earlier, Pentagon spokesman Michelle Baldanza told TASS that the USAF scrambled two F-22 fighters on Tuesday to intercept Russian bombers near the coast of Alaska. Citing unnamed US defence officials, Fox News reported that the USAF scrambled two F-22 fighters and an E-3 airborne early warning plane to intercept the Russian aircraft, which flew roughly 280 miles (450 kilometres) southwest of Elmendorf Air Force Base, within the USA’s Air Defence Identification Zone. Fox stated that the last spotting of Russian bombers near the US borders was on 4 July 2015, off the coasts of Alaska and California, coming as close as 40 miles (65 kilometres) to Mendocino in California.

19 April 2017




As the Tu-95s were in international airspace, they had every right to be there. This was a subtle warning from the “polite people” to the “exceptional Americans”… “We’re not pushovers and we’re not going to kowtow to you, either”. One wonders if Trump got the message…



Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Regions Rada Dep Sez Junta Running Bogus Prez Poll… Junta Sends Neo-Nazis to Beef Up Mob Outside Slavyansk

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Baba KNOWS what she’s talking about…


On Tuesday, opposition Party of Regions deputy Nikolai Levchenko told a news briefing, “The Ukraine needs a legitimately elected president. Firstly, to represent our country with international agencies and to conduct negotiations with partners, both East and West. However, today, the authorities have done everything to upset this election. They defy the main principle of European democracy, as candidates have no chance of stating their position to the voters openly and safely. The esteemed Party of Regions member and Mayor of Kharkov Gennady Kernes is in hospital with a chest wound, and a Regions Deputy of the Odessa Oblsoviet was burned alive in the [Dom Profsoyuzov], together with other fellow party members. Presidential candidate Mikhail Dobkin is under constant attack, including of terrorist actions, when armed people break into sensitive sites and prevent him from deplaning a flight. This violates basic state democratic principles. All this makes a presidential campaign impossible”.


On Tuesday, a high-ranking official of the Minoborony told ITAR-TASS that flights of DA-VVS aircraft in neutral Pacific airspace weren’t “a challenge” to the USA, countering assertions from US Pacific Air Forces Commander General Herbert Carlisle that intensified DA-VVS flights over the Pacific had links with developments in the Ukraine. Our source said, “Firstly, factually, the USA borders the Russian Federation in the Bering Strait. Therefore, to think that flights by VVS aircraft over neutral Pacific waters is some kind of ‘challenge’ to the USA is at least strange. After all, the American reconnaissance flights near Russia’s eastern borders never subsided since the end of the Cold War period. Secondly, linking scheduled flights of VVS aircraft in the eastern Pacific to developments in the Ukraine can be only caused by poor knowledge of geography”.


Anglo-Americans aren’t only bullies; they’re the jumpiest bullies on the block. In 1947, the USA went into a tizzy when they realised that the USSR had the advanced infrastructure to copy a B-29 without any engineering drawings or plans whatsoever (that WAS a tremendous feat… the Tupolev bureau did deserve the Stalin Prize for it… although they substituted some Russian equipment (superior to the American originals) and engines, and the conversion to metrics almost knackered the project). The US Republican Party, in particular, went ape-shit. Then, in 1949, the USSR exploded the Bomb. The only thing in the pinhead brains of the Republicans was that the Russians “stole” it, even though Russia had excellent physicists before the loudmouth American toddlers did. This is more of the same. The Anglo-Americans think themselves the centre of the world… even though they’re in a relatively isolated area, distant from the Eurasian World Island. The Americans are particularly incensed if someone “threatens” them… they can bully as they please, but everyone else has to kiss their ass constantly. “Russia has the capability to turn America into a pile of radioactive ash”, as Dmitri Kiselyov had it… this makes the American Establishment HATE Russia. The Republican Party sees roaring demons where there are only purring pussy cats. The Bear is defending his den; what’s the problem with that? Yet, remember McCarthyism… the GOP’s always been like that…



On Tuesday, Andrei Senchenko, a high junta functionary, said that the junta ordered the Genprokuratura Ukrainy to start a motion to strip Oleg Tsaryov, a Party of Regions Rada Deputy, of his parliamentary immunity, saying, “We submitted a request to this effect to the Rada, but it’s not yet on the agenda”. The junta has jumped up fraudulent criminal cases against Tsaryov over his statements urging federalisation. Tsaryov was a candidate for Ukrainian president in the bogus presidential election scheduled for 25 May. However, he withdrew from the race on 1 May.


The US Republican Party LOVES the junta. The junta criminalises all those who oppose it. What does that tell us about the US Republican Party? After all, shit birds of a feather flock together.



On Tuesday, the Kramatorsk Gorsoviet reported that city hospitals admitted 19 people wounded by the junta forces. Local senior healthcare official Igor Mikhailov said, “Today, city hospitals are treating 19 inpatients, wounded during recent military operations. All healthcare facilities are operating normally and providing people with necessary medical care”.


On Tuesday, Vladislav Grib, Deputy Secretary of the Civic Chamber of Russia, said that about 2,500 Ukrainian citizens turned to his organisation for help, saying, “The situation in the Ukraine looks like a humanitarian disaster, our chamber’s coordinating centre for civic assistance is examining appeals from Ukrainian regions. These are mainly requests for asylum in Russia. People are leaving their homes and fleeing the Ukraine. There are tens of thousands of such people, some of them turned to us. We help them to receive asylum. We grant Ukrainian refugees temporary asylum, as Russia has a visa-free régime with the Ukraine”.


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Here are the junta “reinforcements”…


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Here are the opolchenie fighters… one of these things is NOT like the other! Pray for the victory of the Orthodox Christ-loving host over the godless Uniate mob (as we do in the liturgy every Sunday, “We pray for the victory of the Christ-loving host over all their adversaries”)…


On Tuesday, Vasili Kiselyov, the coördinator of the Donbass People’s Opolchenie told ITAR-TASS, “The nominal strength of the junta forces is more than 30,000 troops, including the so-called ‘National Guard’. Now, the junta is throwing raw conscripts into the fight. In addition, they’re deploying armoured vehicles and heavy weapons around Slavyansk. In particular, they’ve emplaced artillery batteries.” According to latest reports, two convoys of vehicles, one from Izyum (Kharkov Oblast), and the other from Dobropolye (Donetsk Oblast) are moving towards the city. Denis Pushilin, Co-Chairman of the Donetsk People’s Republic Government told ITAR-TASS that the Donetsk airport wasn’t under opolchenie control, “At 14:00 (04.00 PDT. 07.00 EDT. 12.00 BST. 15.00 MSK. 21:00 AEST), we ordered all of its personnel to leave the premises and their working places. I suppose that the junta could use the airport  for the delivery of illegal weapons, including heavy armoured vehicles”.


SOP in leaving an airport or similar such facility is to leave booby traps. You see, the junta mob lacks real training, which would magnify the effects of IEDs. In addition to the earlier deployed forces, the junta’s threw in about 15,000 “reinforcements”, but they’re untrained conscripts, “National Guard” thugs, Euromaidan terrorists, and Right Sector murderers. In short, there’s not a single real solder amongst them. The only tactics possible are those of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard during the Iran-Iraq War… mass frontal attacks, which can succeed, albeit at tremendous cost. However, the junta mob (for that is what it is) faces grimly determined men defending their families’ lives. I fear a bloody butcher’s bill… we can label it “Made in the USA”.


On Tuesday, David Pierre Marquet, spokesman of the Red Cross International Committee for Europe and Central Asia, told ITAR-TASS by phone that Slavyansk and Kramatorsk need medicines and medical supplies to help the wounded.


On Tuesday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MID) said, “We note a further degradation of the domestic political situation in the Ukraine. We have new evidence that the Kiev authorities lack a desire to launch a real process of de-escalation and national reconciliation in the Ukraine. We saw this in an incident where they kicked out KPU People’s Deputies from the hall during debates on 6 May that concern the interests of all Ukrainian people. The Party of Regions faction also left the hall in solidarity. Such actions of the so-called majority in the Rada show that they blatantly encroach upon the foundations of democracy and parliamentarism. Probably fearing that Ukrainians and people in other countries could learn the truth and hear alternative POVs on the current events, the Kiev authorities continue manhunts and provocations against journalists, including those from Western countries. We urge the de facto Ukrainian government again to ponder ways to establish dialogue in society and constitutional reform, which are impossible without stopping combat actions in the southeastern Ukraine”.


On Tuesday, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that the West continues to ignore the fact that Ukrainian army is fighting side by side with neo-Nazis against their own people, noting that EU and American officials refuse to comment on it. Lavrov said, “In the midst of February Maidan confrontations in Kiev, NATO Defence Ministers and its Secretary General stated that the Ukrainian armed forces couldn’t intervene in the political process, and insisted on the army’s neutrality of the army. Brussels and Washington continue to confirm the legitimacy of Kiev’s so-called ‘anti-terrorist operation, explaining that a state has a monopoly on the use of armed forces. The events that occurred in Odessa question the tolerability of glorifying neo-Nazis. All the members of the Council of Europe must firmly stop all ultra-nationalists activities, and we can’t justify those who indulge the ideology and the practice of fascism, even if they’re politicians enjoying protection from the enlightened western democracies”.


The junta is desperate… therefore, it’s calling forth the sweepings of humanity to terrorise the population in the east. None of its ”reinforcements” are real soldiers… they’re all Euromaidan trash and Galician bravos. We’re looking at one of the bloodiest episodes in contemporary history… Shevchuk blesses it, just as Slipy blessed the Nazis (he was in the GULag for good cause… he was a traitor). Do note how silent the rank n’ file Uniates are… they refuse to stand against manifest evil.



On Tuesday, a opolchenie source told RIA-Novosti, “We have reliable information that [the junta] deployed Grad RSZOs between Slavyansk and Kramatorsk. The use of Grads would most certainly cause massive civilian casualties, as these systems have a devastating area effect. It’d be a heinous crime. We hope that it never happens”.


John McCain drooled in glee when the Georgian aggressors fired Grads at the sleeping population of Tskhinval. No doubt, he’d do likewise if the junta fires Grads at innocent civilians. He LOVES that… it gives you a chilling look at the Republican mindset, doesn’t it?


6 May 2014


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Friday, 28 September 2012

Russia “Consecrates” North Pole to Reassert Ownership


Russian Orthodox Bishop Iakov Tislenko of Naryan-Marsky lowered a “holy memorial capsule” into the sea at the North Pole in an attempt to “consecrate” the Arctic and reassert Moscow‘s claims to the territory. Bishop Iakov conducted a service on the ice alongside the nuclear icebreaker Rossiya during a polar expedition titled “Arctic-2012”, organised by the Russian Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute. The metal capsule bore the inscription, “With the blessing of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and all the Russias, the consecration of the North Pole marking 1,150 years of Russian Statehood”.

The Kremlin is keen to claim the hydrocarbon riches off its northern coast despite territorial claims from other governments, and is gradually re-militarising the area. In July, a Moscow think-tank suggested that the Arctic Ocean should be renamed the “Russian Ocean“, and, this week, the Defence Ministry announced that MiG-31 supersonic interceptor aircraft would have bases in the region by the end of the year.

Patriarch Kirill Gundyaev, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church (sic), is a close ally of President Vladimir Putin, who says exploiting oil and gas reserves in the North is a “strategic priority”. At the North Pole, a small group of scientists and the Rossiya’s captain Oleg Shchapin attended the bishop’s service, which was held during an expedition to find a floe suitable for Russia’s 40th drifting polar research station and to deliver a 17-strong team to man the outpost for the next year. The consecration earlier this month highlights Russia’s urge to claim international waters beyond its continental shelf because of underwater ridges it says are attached to the mainland.

Bishop Iakov, who is thought to be the first Russian priest to visit the pole {not so, there was liturgy served here some time back: editor}, emphasised that the consecration symbolised efforts “to restore Russia’s position and confirm its achievements in the Arctic”. In 2007, in another political move, Russia planted its flag on the seabed below the polar ice cap using a remotely-operated mini-submarine, symbolically laying claim to the surrounding area. The Rossiya carried on its voyage an icon and holy relics of St Nicholas the Wonderworker, the patron saint of sailors, normally kept in the diocese’s main church on land.

The MP appointed Bishop Iakov last year as ruling bishop of the newly-created Diocese of Naryan-Marsky, which lies inside the Arctic Circle on the White and Barents Seas, which is its most northerly diocese. The diocese includes the islands of Novaya Zemlya and Franz Josef Land, where the Long-range Aviation (VVS-DA) has recently upgraded airfields as operational strategic bomber stations. One airbase on Graham Bell Island boasts a 7,000-foot year-round compacted-ice runway. Bishop Iakov has taken part in other polar missions, sailing the length of the contested Northern Sea Route between Scandinavia and Alaska along Russia’s Arctic coast, which Russia claims and seeks to charge ships for using like the Panama Canal, but most other countries regard it as international waters. In 2004, the bishop consecrated an Orthodox church in Antarctica at Russia’s Bellingshausen research station.

27 September 2012

Bruce Jones

Tom Parfitt

The Telegraph (London UK)


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