Russian Bombers Flew Within 40 Miles of N. California Coast

Two Russian nuclear bombers flew within 40 miles of the California coast and one of the pilots relayed a veiled threat during the Fourth of July aerial incident, defense officials said.

“Good morning American pilots, we are here to greet you on your Fourth of July Independence Day,” a Russian Tu-95 Bear bomber crew member stated over the emergency aircraft channel.

  • I just love the weather in California.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      I have been meaning to talk to you about your tan.
      I mean seriously, I have seen English vacationers in Norway that had more color than you.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    “Good morning American pilots, we are here to greet you on your Fourth of July Independence Day”

    That’s not much of a veiled threat. I know Russians, they can do way better than that, and and that’s when they are talking to their own mothers!

    • AlanUK

      Totally agree. But you put it better than I could!

  • Petey

    Obama’s “soft power” has really scared the heck out of the Russians and Chinese, don’t you know?

    • David Murrell

      No cause for worry. President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry are both on top of this problem. We can sleep easily.

  • BobSykes

    And this is worse than putting American armored vehicles (a platoon, I think) within 100 yards of the Russian-Estonian border?

    • WallaceG

      Russia directly attacked a sovereign, West-friendly nation, less than a year ago (repeating their invasion and continued occupation of a section of Georgia). They continue to build up their forces in and around the Ukraine, threatening all of Europe. Any measures such as their violation of the territorial waters of Norway, Sweden, etc., or the airspace of Canada and the US, should therefore to be viewed as aggressive and threatening. It is only prudent to strengthen defenses in European NATO nations, such as Estonia and Poland.

    • Minicapt

      No, but if you wish to have this reported in the MSM, things need to be tarted up a bit. Plus, the Air Force is involved.