NY POST: Russian Warplanes Buzz California Coast, Gathering Intel

May 8, 2014 · 74 comments

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The head of US air forces in the Pacific said on Monday that Russia’s intervention in Ukraine had been accompanied by a significant increase in Russian air activity in the Asia-Pacific region in a show of strength and to gather intelligence, the New York Post reported.

Gen. Herbert “Hawk” Carlisle said the activity had included Russian flights to the coast of California, and around the US Pacific island of Guam.

READ THE DETAILS AT THE NEW YORK POST.

1 KenInConcord May 8, 2014 at 9:34 PM

A few of the scary words spoken in generations……..

“Our enemies no longer fear us, and our allies no longer trust us.”

Is this the Change you voted for??

2 Lorelei May 8, 2014 at 9:36 PM

Send up Goose and Maverick!

3 Magic 8 ball May 8, 2014 at 9:53 PM

Unless there is a Russian Carrier Battle Group somewhere in the Pacific Ocean that no one knows about the picture is total BS. I can see Bear (Tupolev Tu-95 long range bomber) off the coast but not a Flanker-E (SU-35) multi-role fighter jet. It doesn’t have the legs intercontinental flight Mr. Mayor.

4 I'm sure... May 8, 2014 at 9:56 PM

we tracked them from their home base. Is
this supposed to worry us? A prelude to the
next pointless military excursion?
More fear mongering I think.

5 Russia would not even think of doing this if Reagan were President May 8, 2014 at 9:57 PM

Obama is a weak punk, the whole world is laughing at us.

Obama’s weakness will cause World War 3.

6 mutts May 8, 2014 at 9:58 PM

This explains a lot of pre election stuff.

7 Mark May 8, 2014 at 10:00 PM

You better watch out Putin, Obama might draw a red line.

8 Michelle May 8, 2014 at 10:03 PM

Does this have anything to do with Claycord? It is interesting though…

9 @#5 May 8, 2014 at 10:14 PM

Better to be a weak punk than a cowboy, like Bush, who got us into two wars and got thousands of our young men killed and maimed.

10 EdiBirsan May 8, 2014 at 10:14 PM

One of the questions on the current http://www.PulseOfConcord.com is whether you agree with US military intervention in the Ukraine if Russia invades.

11 ClayDen May 8, 2014 at 10:15 PM

Putin is not our friend, and he is trying to put the Soviet Union back together. Just the time to have a bumbling fool in the White House. WASS.

12 It's silly... May 8, 2014 at 10:17 PM

to think that the president makes the decision
to go to war. The last pres. that ended a war only
served one term. The one before that was shot in
Dallas. We will be in a constant state of war if
the powers that be want it. During the chaos
they work their nefarious schemes and furthur
enslave the world.
But hey, what ya gonna do?

13 foxylady May 8, 2014 at 10:18 PM

I double dog dare Putin to try something stupid.

14 Obama's got everything under control May 8, 2014 at 10:18 PM
15 J May 8, 2014 at 10:20 PM

They’ve been buzzing other NATO allies lately, too. They also buzzed a couple of our Navy ships when they sailed into the Black Sea..so we’ve been challenging them, too.

16 Bill May 8, 2014 at 10:21 PM

Wake up America! The spineless administrations of recent our presidents’ allows this to happen. Maybe when we get a president that stands up for the constitution and what make America great, we will have a chance to be global power again. I’m surrounded by “Sheeple”.

17 Sunnymoon May 8, 2014 at 10:22 PM

Boo

18 Obama's foreign policy May 8, 2014 at 10:25 PM
19 Ancient Mariner May 8, 2014 at 10:32 PM

And we’re not constantly doing this to them, also?
Yes, we are.
The New York Post is like the National Enquirer, with some (half-baked) news in it.
BTW, that’s a short-range fighter they’re showing (Sukhoi). The “Russian warplanes” they’re talking about are long-range aircraft – Tupolev 95s. Old as B-52s.

20 Suzanne May 8, 2014 at 10:42 PM

I would dare…

21 Gen. Vallejo May 8, 2014 at 10:46 PM

I tried to warn You Gringos when the Russians established their base at Fort Ross!

22 Our fearless leader May 8, 2014 at 10:48 PM
23 Jess May 8, 2014 at 10:55 PM

We spy on them. They spy on us. Nothing new. Who needs planes to spy? Don’t they have satellites that can do the job? Heck, I can see the car parked in my driveway courtesy of Google.

24 mika May 8, 2014 at 10:55 PM

This is Clay cord news?

25 Russ May 8, 2014 at 11:14 PM

Piece through strength, Obama just does not seem to understand that.

Ronald Reagan took down the Soviet Union without firing one shot.

I agree with ClayDen this is no time to have a bumbling fool like Obama in the White House.

26 Antler May 9, 2014 at 12:50 AM

This is called “Yellow Journalism”.

27 CLAYCORD.com May 9, 2014 at 12:53 AM

Antler, how is this “yellow journalism”? There are tons of facts in this story, with quotes from the head of US air forces in the Pacific.

28 A Claycordian May 9, 2014 at 3:36 AM

@Claycord.com
Antler doesn’t understand what a “stock photograph” is.

That aside, being able to track the plane from its base doesn’t make it any less a threat, nor dismissive of its intelligence gathering ability. Our SR-71 was not a stealth plane, and could be tracked as it flew reconnaissance missions over the USSR. That the USSR could see the plane on radar didn’t make it any less ominous, or valuable an asset to us.

29 JLG May 9, 2014 at 3:39 AM

Sure sounds like a lot of these Claycord people like Putin because he is a strong leader. So in the end is that the type of leader they would put in office if they had a chance?

30 Nuttsie the Nutter May 9, 2014 at 3:57 AM

I had a shot of Russian vodka yesterday, Damn Obama. If Reagan were president they wouldn’t dare serve that here.

I heard that there were bedbugs in Claycord. Damn Obama. The “sheeples” just won’t stand up for their rights. Where is Bush when you need him?

Last night my cable went out. Damn Obama. If only the other Bush were president the cable companies wouldn’t dare let my service be disrupted.

The was a cop parked on the corner and I had to come to a complete stop at the sign. Damn Obama and his “change”. If Romney had won I would have a gun and wouldn’t need the “govment” telling me what to do. I could stop or not stop and ifin I had me sum cattle I culd graze em wherever I wanted. The hell with the guvmnt rules.

31 . May 9, 2014 at 4:03 AM

From last Monday Claycord – Talk About Politics
” What was said at that presidential debate about cold war and the 1980s calling about their foreign policy?
President Putin is doing an “in your face” again to the speak softly and bow administration. ”
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2014/05/05/Russian-Strategic-Bombers-Flying-Along-California-Coast
http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/may/05/us-russian-planes-more-active-in-asia-pacific/all/?print

32 Kicking Sand May 9, 2014 at 4:46 AM

Wimps get messed with, President Putin knows how the cold war works.
He’s moping the floor with the inept amateur obama.

Media outside the US actually reports news. For those who accept what the obama rodeo clown media selectively provides, you missed this,
‘ Return of the Cold War as Royal Navy confronts Russian aircraft carrier group in the English Channel for the first time in years ‘
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2623480/The-Cold-War-really-IS-Russian-aircraft-carrier-group-Soviet-era-ships-escorted-English-Channel-state-art-Royal-Navy-destroyer.html

Neville Chamberlain called, wants his foreign policy back.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPad8HfSfFw
Low information voters Screwed over America.

33 Cowellian May 9, 2014 at 5:04 AM

More sanctions, maybe?

34 Anon May 9, 2014 at 5:45 AM

#5 got news for you, they did it regularly when Reagan was prez.

35 the begining of the end of Claycord? May 9, 2014 at 5:46 AM

I’m with Antler. “There are tons of facts in this story”? Tons? I’m reading, “Carlisle did not give details of the incidents….”

36 Michelle #8 and mika #24 May 9, 2014 at 5:55 AM

The article says that the planes activity included the coast of California.

Duh, where do you think Claycord is?

37 Rob May 9, 2014 at 6:13 AM

We have our military flung all around looking up on everyone – if we can’t handle a few Russian flybys well, that is pretty sad…

38 Relax, we're safe. May 9, 2014 at 6:15 AM

AKs are illegal in California.

39 NerdyDigger May 9, 2014 at 6:24 AM

vladimire pooty poot!

40 Michelle May 9, 2014 at 7:02 AM

about an hour and a half from the coast-nice intel still.

41 WedoitTheydoit May 9, 2014 at 7:08 AM

I think this goes on everywhere. It just doesn’t seem to happen to us very often. Humans are a warring violent species. Whether it is through war or crime, we (in general) tend to kill, maim, torture each other and we seem to enjoy doing it. Humanity has the ability to do good as well, but it seems that being violent often overshadows our good side. We have the power to create beauty on this planet and to help and love each other. I wish we would choose peace instead of violence at home and overseas. I think that there are too many violent people in the world’s leadership and that these leaders lack the creativity or foresight to do anything differently from what they are used to. It is a sad state of affairs.

42 Suzanne May 9, 2014 at 7:10 AM

Since claycord is part of the “Bay Area” we are technically part of the California coastline.

43 Vandy May 9, 2014 at 7:12 AM

Our current position with regards to Russia has more to do with the Bushes than any of the Democrats. George 1 responded to the dissolution of the Soviet union with the induction of previous Soviet countries into NATO. That ws highly inflammatory. Add to that a world tour of US invasions like Panama, Afghanistan, Iraq (justified by misdirected response to 911 attacks by Arabs) and you have an arrogant USA with a bad case of amnesia practicing world domination in response to Gorbachevs goodwill. Hearing people try to blame Russia’s recent military activity on Obama reminds me that American arrogance and amnesia is what put us in our current position. Look at the record closely and you’ll see that the Bushes had more to do with worldwide American hatred than anything Obama has done.

44 Smokey May 9, 2014 at 7:28 AM

I’m hoping most of these comments are from trolls. If not, the Claycord populace’s idiot meter is well into the red zone.

45 KJ May 9, 2014 at 7:31 AM

The New York Post? Seriously? That’s about as credible as Fox “News”!

Apparently, we are into big-time fund-raising mode for the political parties: In other words, it’s time to really ramp up the fear level by bringing out all the bogeymen hiding in bedroom closets in order to get people to open their purses.

46 Killjoy May 9, 2014 at 7:40 AM

Do you folks remember the movie “Red Dawn”?
Uh huh.

47 Rick May 9, 2014 at 7:47 AM

@#5

Hilarious!!!
Reminds me of he character Norman Jones in the movie, “The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming”.
He and Ronnnie RayGunz will be the first in line to fight the rooskies.

48 Anon May 9, 2014 at 7:59 AM

Sounds like it’s about time to invent anouther war.

49 CLAYCORD.com May 9, 2014 at 8:03 AM

@KJ, ok then, here is basically the same story from the Associated Press. http://news.yahoo.com/us-russian-planes-more-active-asia-pacific-201733886.html

50 Anon May 9, 2014 at 8:10 AM

You’re the week punk, sissy. To avoid war you need respect, the world sees the USA backing up .

51 Almost There May 9, 2014 at 8:11 AM

Wag the Dog. Watch the movie if you can find it. It has more truth about the workings of the government then anything or anyone. Keep you occupied over here so you don’t pay attention to what’s going on over there. It is a ploy people. Don’t be deceived.

52 tired of taxes May 9, 2014 at 8:29 AM

And people wonder how the normal citizens of Germany got whipped into a frenzy and fell for the war propaganda of the Nazi’s.
Some people are just incapable of rubbing two neurons together.

53 94598 May 9, 2014 at 8:36 AM

I’m waiting for Desaulnier and Bonilla to sponsor a bill to address this……..

54 Atticus Thraxx May 9, 2014 at 8:36 AM

Russian military capabilities are not a serious threat to America. Chill.

55 inmotion May 9, 2014 at 8:49 AM

‘The Russians are coming. The Russian are com… buzzing our air space!?’

Skittish Mayor?

56 Dr. Jellyfinger® May 9, 2014 at 8:52 AM

I love the part where they kill Woody Harrelson!

57 @suzanne May 9, 2014 at 8:58 AM

>> Since claycord is part of the “Bay Area” we are technically part of the California coastline.

And since Claycord is part of California we’re technically on the Oregon border. Nice logic.

58 gimli May 9, 2014 at 9:11 AM

In Guam at least it says an F-15 intercepted. In another article it says that the plane was targeting an Aegis equiped ship in Japan. In a real test against the Aegis the electronics on the Tu-95 would be fried. The Aegis cruiser would then blow them out of the sky. The USS Vincennes shot down an Iranian civilian flight in 1988 and that was just an accident.

59 KJ May 9, 2014 at 9:20 AM

I don’t doubt that Gen. Herbert “Hawk” Carlisle said those things in an address to a think tank in Washington, D.C. I don’t doubt that Russia is spying on the US, just as I don’t doubt the US is spying on Russia (and its own citizens, for that matter) — heck, I remember Gary Powers and his U-2 spy plane being shot down over the USSR.

I am also aware that the US Air Force wants more money in its budget and one of the tasks of its leaders is to make a case to the Washington establishment for more money. What better way than to say Putin is sending over more spy planes?

I don’t like fear-mongering. Fear-mongering is dangerous. It gets us into conflicts that don’t have to happen.

60 Noj May 9, 2014 at 9:42 AM

Have you seen that picture of the Affirmative Action president on his girls bike with the snazzy helmet? Votes count. Don’t ever forget that.

61 Obama = The end of America May 9, 2014 at 9:42 AM

Obama is the Worst thing that ever happened to America.

62 Pro Fi May 9, 2014 at 9:52 AM

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/06/us-usa-russia-asiapac-idUSBREA4501M20140506
Originally reported Tuesday and is the original report picked up by AP and NYP.
I kinda have to agree with Antler, this is propaganda. Nothing puts fear in the hearts of the Baby Boomers then the Russians are coming. Unfortunately it is the way the media works today. I don’t rely on news outlets anymore, I go right to the source and/or C-SPAN. We have allowed ourselves to become a nation of ill-informed, shoot from the hip, blame it all on (whoever you oppose).

63 Mr. Pink May 9, 2014 at 10:23 AM

Time to put in a call to Maverick and Goose.

64 John May 9, 2014 at 11:38 AM

Here’s how you intimidate Putin: Invade a defenseless Caribbean island. That’ll show him!

65 Cat Wrangler May 9, 2014 at 12:11 PM

Clearly a job for John Clark, Jack Ryan, Moose and Squirrel. I can see Russians from my house. Seriously, though – saber rattling and flexing of military might is usually a precursor to gravely serious matters.

66 Jojo Potato May 9, 2014 at 1:10 PM

And you idiots actually believe this story? Lord save us all. Please refer to the Dailymail for further totally factual information. Did you know that prince George is an Alien? Check it out.

67 @ Noj # 60 May 9, 2014 at 1:52 PM
68 @9 Weak Punk May 9, 2014 at 2:23 PM

I don’t think so. Pelosi, Feinstien et al voted to go to war my friend. Wasn’t just Bush. Reagan had it right…. “Peace through Strength ”

We’ll never be messed with as long as we are feared.

Obama appears weak to Putin and friendly to other enemies. He’s is the single biggest threat to America as we know it to date. Yes, I said it.

69 Silva May 9, 2014 at 4:59 PM

Oh, Puh LEEZE !!! !!!!! And IF they did, do you folks think we don’t do that?

70 Aspirin May 9, 2014 at 5:51 PM

Coming from the Post I’d be very suspicious. It looks like sensationalism to me. If the Russians were flying along our coast they were out beyond our territorial boundary and had every legal right to be there. Relax and don’t let a bunch of Republican propagandists make you wet your pants.

71 Aspirin May 9, 2014 at 5:53 PM

The only “intel” the Russians will see along our coast is women in bikinis and surfers.

72 Obama = The Enemy Within May 9, 2014 at 5:54 PM

Obama will Destroy America from within.

73 Marcus Tullius Cicero May 9, 2014 at 6:02 PM

A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear.

The traitor is the Obama.

74 Rick May 10, 2014 at 7:51 AM

Dear Mayor,
If you’re going to allow statements such as, “Obama is a traitor”, then I will say the biggest threat to our nation’s stability has to be the republican party.

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