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Old 06-19-2017, 09:51 AM   #1
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Default Russia to Shoot Down US Jets

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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...-a7797101.html
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Old 06-19-2017, 11:46 AM   #2
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"West of the Euphrates" covers the majority of Syria.

I suspect this is more bluster than anything- whatever the deficiencies in the U.S. Air Force and Navy, America's ability to win and hold air superiority is still pretty well cemented. That said, it's still dangerous bluster.
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Yeah, as I understand it, there is a dearth of spare Mig and Sukhoi parts on the open market, and the DOD, with Ruskie approval, would like to cash in.
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"West of the Euphrates" covers the majority of Syria.
Also note what is not said - they won't "target" jets East of the Euphrates. This is essentially admitting that the northeast portion of Syria is a de facto protectorate of the US.
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I'm beginning to think more than one party wants to have some real-world testing of American and Russian military hardware.
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Short of an incursion into Russia, us shooting at them or something else provocative like that, the Russians aren't going to be shooting down US jets anytime soon. It would be colossally stupid, and they are much smarter than that. They are acutely aware of who has the advantage - in some areas them, in others us. When it comes to air power, it is still very much us.
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Reports out that Russia has just shot down a large US drone .

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Reports out that Russia has just shot down a large US drone .

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Source? I'm not seeing this.
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I think saw a report on LiveLeak late last night but can no longer find the link.
Probably withdrawn because false .

Oooops , see Samens comment in the interactive conversation box above .

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Reports out that Russia has just shot down a large US drone .

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Please provide corroboration. Anyways, a drone is not exactly the same as a jet fighter with a pilot, or even a transport plane for that matter. Iran shot down one of our drones a couple of years ago, and we didn't do much about it at all. No one doubts things are heating up, but they are still along way from a shooting war.
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As per my previous post .

I see no evidence that it happened .

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I wrote a long response to this, but it got fucked up. Suffice it to say, we are not getting into a pissing contest in the air with the Ruskies, not gonna happen. Based on my professional training, schooling and on the ground experience, we are dreadfully vulnerable on the ground. That is where I would put my worry. Not in the air.
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