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RAF intercept Russian bombers. Again 25, March 2010

Posted by thegulfblog.com in Russia, UK.
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The RAF reported that roughly once every three weeks they are scrambled to escort Russian military aircraft that purposefully stray into British airspace back to international areas. The above picture was taken and released by the RAF of a Tornado F3 from RAF Leuchars escorting a Russian Tu160  Blackjack bomber out of Britain’s airspace on 10th March.

Russia’s petty game of cat and mouse with the RAF based in Scotland has been going on for sometime now. Can you imagine if British or French military aircraft capable of carrying nuclear weapons illegally and without warning entered Russian airspace? They would squeal, whine and rattle their saber has hard as they could. The double standards in this issue are just breathtaking.


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