Washington Free Beacon: “On Jan. 25 an RC-135 aircraft flying a routine route in international airspace over the Black Sea was intercepted by a Russian Su-27 in an unsafe and unprofessional manner,” Navy Capt. Daniel Hernandez, chief spokesman for the U.S. European Command, told the Washington Free Beacon. “We are looking into the issue.”
Defense officials said the Su-27 flew alongside the RC-135, an electronic intelligence-gathering aircraft, and then performed what they said was an aggressive banking turn away from the intelligence jet.
The thrust from the Su-27 “disturbed the controllability” of the RC-135, said one official familiar with details of the incident.”
Opinion: The US is getting pushed around. In recent weeks, Iran has taken 12 US Navy sailors as prisoners at gunpoint, staged a large scale naval drill in the strategically sensitive oil choke point in the straits of Hormuz while at the same time warning a US ship to leave the area. And we did.
The latest embarrassment is a highly provocative air maneuver by Russia.
In his State of the Union speech, President Obama praised the Iran nuclear deal saying “We avoided another war”, reminding me of a verse from Ecclesiastes 3:1:
“To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven.”
America’s purpose was to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ, be a beacon of freedom to an oppressed world, and protector of Israel. America’s leaders have abandoned ship.
On August 3, 2014 President Obama said “we are no longer a Christian nation”.
And we are paying the consequences.
More news on our decline:
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