U.S. reconnaissance plane crosses into Sweden to avoid Russians - NY Times

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DURO wrote:

LOL, Sweden is mighty Air Force, I bet the Russians knew that when they turn around like a chiken

Aug 03, 2014 10:42pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
GeorgeBrown wrote:

What would the Americans have done if a Russian spy plane flew near Pearl Harbour or San Diego?

Aug 03, 2014 11:32pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
dd606 wrote:

GeorgeBrown wrote:What would the Americans have done if a Russian spy plane flew near Pearl Harbour or San Diego?”

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The same thing… Just like they DID do, when Russia had Bear bombers come close to the CA coast and Alaska not long ago. But of course… that isn’t reported on the front page of Reuters, because it doesn’t involve trying to make the US look bad, which is what the majority Reuters readers want.

Aug 03, 2014 11:59pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Mott wrote:

Goes to show immaturity in handling exception events and related planning.

Aug 03, 2014 12:10am EDT  --  Report as abuse
DCDaly1.0 wrote:

Wait a second. Are y’all sure that our fly boys weren’t just checking out some Swedish babes?

Aug 03, 2014 12:22am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Whoever1234 wrote:

The US got caught spying on Sweden and this is their excuse.

Aug 03, 2014 12:42am EDT  --  Report as abuse
nose2066 wrote:

This story: Sweden is not a member of NATO, and the European Command said in its statement that the RC-135 had been directed toward Swedish territory “incorrectly by U.S. personnel.”

A spy plane directed incorrectly??? Well anyway, the equipment that was used was “smart”.

Aug 04, 2014 1:02am EDT  --  Report as abuse
bluepanther wrote:

These planes from both that U.S. and Russia are always flying near borders. What’s interesting is the timing in releasing news of this particular incident.

Aug 04, 2014 1:48am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Nasty_Celt wrote:

Since the US is supplying weapons to a state openly committing war crimes in Gaza and The West Bank Obama should probably keep his mouth shut.

Aug 06, 2014 11:00pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
neoritter wrote:

@GeorgeBrown That is such an apples to oranges comparison. And the statement makes no sense, given no one is making much of a hoopla over the event.

Aug 07, 2014 4:14pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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