Military Jet Crashes South of Phoenix

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D. Miller


A jet from the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma crashed southeast of Phoenix.

The crash of the AV-8B Harrier happened in an unpopulated area near Sacaton, and the Marine pilot ejected safely, according to updates from the air station.





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DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

If God wanted jets to take off vertically, he wouldn't have created wings.


hth.

Original-American
Original-American

The U.S. Air Force has got to boost preparations and trainings in the wake of Russian military provocation. After a recent report of Russian fighter jets were seen flying off the coast of Cali.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

if i recall right, they had a lot of problems with the Harriers crashing before...........i hope this isnt something that is going to happen again. glad the pilot is okay though and that nobody got killed

zengphoo
zengphoo

Hmm was that fat pompous arse Joe Arpaio flying it?

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Jukes
Jukes

Was Senator McCain flying it?

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay  If god wanted donkeys to spew shit out of their mouths, he wouldn't have invented assholes.  


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marcy
marcy

@Original-American  

They were Russian long range bombers, not fighters.  The US does the same thing.  What "preparations" do you think need "boosting"?


We already blow enormous amounts of money on the military.

Original-American
Original-American

@marcy @Original-AmericanIt doesn't matter what type of Russian military aircraft it was. Unlike Russia, the U.S. doesn't violate international sovereign airspaces, as what Russia is doing in Eastern Europe. Sure, the U.S. flies near Russia's border, that's because we are a part of the NATO alliance to police and protect weaker E.U. nations like Moldova, Estonia, and other former Soviet states under their requests.


What's Russia's reason for flying off the coast of Cali?

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@royalphoenix yep, just did some quick "Google" checks on them..........a lot of problems, they are the ones i was remembering

soulalibi
soulalibi

@mikefrombisbee @Original-American@marcy 

I am not sure if the issue has to do with ICBMs per se. But more to do with the intentions of Putin himself. It's pretty clear from the get go, that he wants to expand his regional powers, as to reclaim the former Soviet states in order to manipulate its resources for the sole purpose of expand economic  strength that will serve as a pretext to a military world power. From today's perspectives, those are strategics similar to Hitler's prior before the start of WW2. Putin still seems to be playing old world military nostalgic games.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@mikefrombisbee  i dont know about that Mike (the last part about the ICBM's and Boomers) and this is just my opinion, but i agree with you about the Boomers (because we never really know where they are), but i disagree with the ICBM's being major threats. we now have enough technology that if a ICBM went up, we might have enough time and tech to take one out before its arrival (not a 100% guarantee though). in my mind the bigger threat from an ICBM launch would not be from impact but more from what kind of response is going to have to occur just because a nuke was launched. the time it would take for a ICBM launched from another countrys land.............it could possibly be intercepted and shot down, and would have to be pretty well into its flight before we knew its exact destination. the response of one being launched would most likely be an action of the same type of launching and could be the start of massive nuclear retaliation. a Boomer however is not really something we know the location of and could be just 50 miles from our shore..........and that we would not have enough time to respond to and would have a better chance of striking. that is the bigger threat in my opinion. as for the rest of your observation.................spot on.........yes, it is a lot of chest thumping

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

@Original-American @marcyThe U.S routinely carried out overflights of the U.S.S.R. during the 1950s with U-2's and played cat and mouse games with RB-47 penetrations - for which some of those SAC crews paid the price. Those Russian long range missions are Putin's chest thumping. Russian bombers aren't the threat. Russian boomers and ICBMs are and will continue to be. Just as our boomers and ICBMs threaten them. Just another reason why we have to learn to deal with people we don't like.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Original-American "What's Russia's reason for flying off the coast of Cali?"


What's the U$A's reason for flying off the coast of Russia?





soulalibi
soulalibi

@Original-American @marcyNone other than military provocation. Since Russia is the largest country in the world (approx. 17,075,400 sq kilometres). I see no reason for Russia to engage in military exercises near our borders. I think people should be concerned about that.

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