Saturday, April 16, 2016

War With Russia Raises Serious Safety Concerns

Russian jet threatens U.S. reconnaissance aircraft

Barrel rolls over plane in latest Baltic Sea provocation

The recent Russian military provocations coincide with military activities by Moscow in the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad, which remains a major subject of U.S. monitoring. Russia in the past has threatened to deploy nuclear-capable Iskander short-range missiles in the enclave on the Baltic Coast between Poland and Latvia.

“There have been repeated incidents over the last year where Russian military aircraft have come close enough to other air and sea traffic to raise serious safety concerns, and we are very concerned with any such behavior."

"This unsafe and unprofessional air intercept has the potential to cause serious harm and injury to all aircrews involved,” Navy Capt. Danny Hernandez continued.

“More importantly, the unsafe and unprofessional actions of a single pilot have the potential to unnecessarily escalate tensions between countries.

Don't worry Danny, tensions are already escalated, very escalated indeed!

What a strange response from the US War Machine in training for war in the Baltic Sea next to Russia.

Serious harm and injury is what war is all about.
War is always unsafe, and the more professional you are the more people die.

War is never safe and so Obama and US Military leaders need to realize why this Russia/ U.S. showdown is escalating and where it is  headed.
Think hard and fast about the impossibility of things continuing as they have and grasping that they are about to get much, much worse, raising serious safety concerns for everyone on the earth.


doublenickel said...

Well said, Marcel. This "safety" stuff is such GenX and Millenial rhetoric. Coming from the US Military, no less! Can't allow those fighter jet pilots to play unsupervised! They might hurt themselves or others!

Marcel Cousineau said...

crazy times, getting crazier as the world rushes headlong into the pit of hell.
What God said before he sent the flood that wipe out the world and everything in it is understandable, seeing the condition of mankind today ... again.