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And Here We Thought (or were told) The Cold War Was Over!

In a continued display of intimidation reminiscent of the Cold War, Russia continues on the march as reported by U.S. Northern Command, which identified six Russian planes flying near Alaskan air space Wednesday. The Command reported that among the Russian planes were two nuclear aircraft — two Bear H nuclear bombers along with two Mig-31 fighter jets. American F-22 fighter jets were deployed to intercept the Russian aircraft.

One day later, on Thursday, the Russians sent two more Bear H nuclear bombers to the region. These bombers were intercepted by Canadian jets.

Spokesmen for both the U.S. and Canadian command stated that although the Russian jets did not cross into American or Canadian airspace, they came very close. (…)

I was a friend (and for a while, an underling) of a former Marine who was posted aboard the Glomar (something-something – a spy ship) in the Pacific, during the 70’s – The Cold War.  I remember him telling me tales of NORAD alerts.  The PRC had a regular practice of buzzing our frontiers (i.e. just outside the 12 mile limit) with airplanes of various types.

Just to be annoying, and (not unlike the velociraptors of Jurassic Park fame) testing the ‘fences’!

Seems the practice continues, even though the Red Chinese/Russians have embraced Western trade and have loaned us bazillions of dollars to keep our economy afloat…

And of course, made our children dangerous toys with which to play, and our pets poisonous pet food, and have continued to attack our electronic infrastructure.

All while being our friend!

Now, I don’t want such friends – I don’t know about you?

They used to be our sworn enemies, and us theirs.  How much is this costing us – to keep watching their efforts to breach our security and hurt us?

Who moved?  Sounds as if THEY never did!

h/t The Liberty Sphere, Examiner

About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.


9 thoughts on “And Here We Thought (or were told) The Cold War Was Over!

  1. Both sides had a fundamental change of strategy.
    The Chinese stepped back from the parts of the Communist program that weren’t working, and adjusted their 100 year strategy. Chinese culture and philosophy focuses on the long-term.

    Meanwhile, here in the US, our culture (both political and economic) is focused on the next election (or profit report). Everyone in leadership is completely focused on short term windows of two, four, or at best, six years. We don’t even have a 20 year plan, let alone a 100 year plan.

    So, while we have silly political squabbles and distract ourselves with shiny objects, the Chinese are quickly using our money to buy up the last resources of rare earths and minerals needed to make electronics, securing energy deals, and also using our money to make HUGE investments in renewable energy for when the oil finally runs out.

    I don’t want to live under their oppressive rule.
    But I have to hand it to them for being smart about it.
    In another 20 years it’s going to be China’s world, and we’ll just be living in it.

    Posted by Tomi | September 22, 2014, 8:11 am
    • Gee, there’s a bright note! ‘When the oil runs out’. Well, that’s the debate, isn’t it? There’s boo-koo oil still under the ever-volatile Middle East, as well as U.S. and Canada. But our environmental policy folks won’t let us get it!
      But still support Brazil, China and Russia getting theirs.
      I do agree China is taking the longer view, and that we seem to be focused on shiny objects.
      That IS sad…

      Posted by guffaw1952 | September 22, 2014, 8:20 am
      • I admit, I should not have said the oil will “run out”. It will become more and more expensive to access until it becomes cost prohibitive. We’ve already used most of the easy stuff.
        But, it seems we don’t want to form a plan B, C, or D, as the Chinese are doing.
        All we do is argue over plan A.

        Posted by Tomi | September 22, 2014, 8:27 am
    • Of course, the post was about their overt and covert aggression, probably funded by our own money!
      And we didn’t even touch on the Russian oligarchy post Soviet stuff!
      More fun for another day!

      Posted by guffaw1952 | September 22, 2014, 8:25 am
  2. Glomar Explorer… And this is VERY familiar territory!

    Posted by Old NFO | September 22, 2014, 8:59 am
  3. not unlike the velociraptors of Jurassic Park fame

    Though to be fair to the velociraptors, they didn’t have the capacity to kill millions in minutes.

    Posted by KM | September 23, 2014, 12:35 am

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