Friday, May 12, 2017

What's new with Russia, Rex? Arctic drilling? So much for sanctions.

First get rid of Comey, then meet with Russian Foreign Minister followed by flight to Alaska to insure drilling territory; while Russia is building up it's military affront to the USA in the Arctic Ocean.

How do you spell ignoramus? ExxonMobile, that is how you spell it. Under the guise of oil cooperation the Russians are repopulating it's military capacity against the USA.

May 12, 2017

Fairbanks, Alaska (Reuters) - As foreign ministers (click here) from countries with territory in the far North celebrated an agreement on fighting climate change this week, one topic seethed below the surface: growing competition for Arctic resources and sea lanes as the ice melts.
Russia, one of eight members of the Arctic Council which includes the United States, Canada and the Nordic countries, has been pouring money and missiles into the Arctic as well as reopening and building bases there. This is bringing its Arctic military presence to the highest level since the 1991 fall of the Soviet Union.
Although the Arctic Council does not officially consider security issues, the topic was on the minds of policy makers....

No apologies, Crimea is under siege by Russia. Let's get this straight. The Russians don't need oil. It is ExxonMobile that needs money.

12 May 2017
A fighter jet (click here) was scrambled to intercept a US reconnaissance plane over neutral waters of the Black Sea on May 9, the Russian Defense Ministry revealed on Friday.

“After approaching a plane at a safe distance the Russian pilot visually identified the flying object as a US surveillance plane P-8A Poseidon,” the Russian military said.

The Russian pilot “greeted” the US pilots with a special maneuver, after which the US plane changed its course away from the Russian border....

Kodiak Island is within the continental United States. What were Russian jet fighters doing buzzing Gizzly Bears?

...Indeed, these incidents are not rare. In April, two Russian Tu-95 planes were intercepted by US F-22s, about 100 miles from Alaska’s Kodiak Island, and the Pentagon said the Russian bombers were escorted for the full 12 minutes by US jets as they were in international airspace, with spokesman Navy Commander Gary Ross noting their “safe and professional” conduct.

In February, two Russian Tu-160 strategic bombers were monitored by Royal Air Force jets northeast of Britain.
Moscow has repeatedly expressed surprise at such zealous attention given by NATO members to routine operations.

Russian nuclear weapons can easily be delivered to the lower 48 without a problem from flying over Kodiak, Alaska. The USA military was asleep at the switch and/or distracted completely by North Korea.

Where was everybody!?!?!? I know where the residents of the island were.