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Ukshep

RUSSIA THREATENS TO SHOOT DOWN US JETS

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 Ukshep    25,403

This is the latest escalation to war we have seen. Not sure how much more posturing we can take before this goes to a level that can't easily be calmed!

In a stark warning to the United States, a spokesman for the Russian defense ministry, Major-General Igor Konashekov, said Russia may shoot down US planes attempting to launch airstrikes in Syria.

“I would recommend our colleagues in Washington to thoroughly consider the possible consequences of the realization of such plans,” Konashenkov said.

Konshenkov noted Russia has deployed advanced S-300 and S-400 anti-aircraft missiles to its bases in Syria. He said the range of the missiles “can be a surprise for any unidentified flying objects.”

The defense minister said advance technology employed by the United State would be no match for the Russian missiles. “The illusions of dilettantes about the existence of ‘stealth’ aircraft may encounter a disappointing reality,” he warned.

Military experts say the S-400 SAM, known as the “Triumf” in Russia, is the most capable and lethal long-range air defense missile system on the planet. It has a maximum speed around Mach 12, or close to 20,000 miles per hour, making a “no escape” zone for US aircraft likely, according to the Defense Media Network.

The remarks follow the suspension of talks between the United States and Russia. On Monday the US accused the Russians of colluding with the Syrians in the effort to retake the jihadi occupied city of Aleppo.

http://www.blacklistednews.com/RUSSIA_THREATENS_TO_SHOOT_DOWN_US_JETS/54535/0/38/38/Y/M.html

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 Tigerlilly    143

I heard this reported on Fox earlier.  First I have heard it reported in MSM.  Was a comment about how the U.S.'s place in the world has deteriorated under Obama.  That was the extent of the reporting on Russia's threats.  

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Putin did say a short while back that any aircraft attacking the Syrian govt troops would be shot down, and it would be the pilots last "mistake". So seeing he has moved the S-300/400 system into Syria kinda says he was serious about it. There was a topic here about America thinking to attack Syrian forces again. Lets sit back and see who pulls the trigger.

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