The United States has made plenty of enemies over the years thanks in part to Barack Obama’s weak foreign policies. Instead of Obama easing tensions with world leaders he would placate them and push issues off to the side instead of dealing with them head on. Now, we have President Trump in the White House who is a strong leader and is not a pushover like his predecessor. While many thought that Trump would be able to ease the tensions with Russia that has not been possible thanks to liberals pushing the fake collusion scandal. As tensions mount between the two countries an enemy plane was just spotted flying over the Capitol, the Pentagon, the Central Intelligence Agency and Andrews Air Force Base at low altitude, but what why is the real question.
On Wednesday morning, an unusual sight was spotted flying over the Capitol, the Pentagon, and other various Washington sites. The flight, however, was neither unexpected or threatening, and it took place as part of a longstanding treaty the two countries to observe each other from the air. The treaty is called 2002 Treaty on Open Skies and was designed to allow military aircraft in the United States, Russia, and other nations observe military sites of the 34 signatory nations. Apparently, it was Putin’s turn to observe the United States which is why the unarmed Russian plane was spotted in the United States skies. According to the State Department, “the treaty is designed to enhance mutual understanding and confidence by giving all participants, regardless of size, a direct role in gathering information through aerial imaging on military forces and activities of concern to them.”
The plane was a Russian Air Force Tupolev Tu-154 that flew at a range around 3,700 feet over downtown Washington and Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, where Air Force One is based, according to flight tracking website.
Russian just flat out trolling us, Russian Tu-154 just overflew the Capitol and Pentagon at about 3700' and I got a nice front row seat!! pic.twitter.com/tcwqQKgGnx
— 🛩 Tracker (@TXWayne) August 9, 2017
👀📸 Low pass over Andrews AFB
🇷🇺 Russian Air Force
Open Skies Tu154 RF85655 pic.twitter.com/r7z7DRBpat
— CivMilAir ✈ (@CivMilAir) August 9, 2017
Here is more from Washington Post:
A Russian surveillance plane soared through secure airspace over Washington on Wednesday, presumably collecting intelligence as it traveled near the Pentagon, the Capitol and other government buildings, two U.S. officials said.
The Russian Air Force Tupolev Tu-154 aircraft made the flight through the Treaty on Open Skies, which Russia, the United States, and 32 other nations have signed. The treaty established criteria under which countries can make unarmed observation flights over the soil of other treaty members in an effort to promote transparency and international arms control efforts, according to the State Department.
The Capitol Police issued an alert Wednesday that warned that an “authorized low-altitude aircraft” would enter restricted airspace between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. The alert did not state who owned the plane, but said it “will be large and may fly directly over the U.S. Capitol.”
“This flight will be monitored by U.S. Capitol Police and other federal government agencies,” the alert concluded.
A Defense Department official, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss ongoing operations, confirmed that the flight alluded to was Russian and operating in the area through the treaty.
The flight, first reported by CNN, is expected to be followed by another one Wednesday evening that flies over President Trump’s property in Bedminster, N.J., where he is vacationing. According to the treaty guidelines, U.S. airmen are aboard the Russian jet observing when an Open Skies flight occurs.
But Marine Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, has argued that Russia may be taking advantage of the treaty. He told the House Armed Services Committee subcommittee on emerging threats and capabilities last year that he would “love” to deny future Russian flights over the United States through Open Skies.
“The things that you can see, the amount of data you can collect, the things you can do with post-processing, allows Russia, in my opinion, to get incredible foundational intelligence on critical infrastructure, bases, ports, all of our facilities,” Stewart said in March 2016. “So from my perspective, it gives them a significant advantage.”
The United States carries out similar surveillance flights through the treaty while using an OC-135B, an Air Force observation jet. A Pentagon spokesman, Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, defended the program to reporters last year.
“We have to remember that while we have pretty good intelligence on a lot of the world, a lot of other countries don’t necessarily have that great of intelligence on us,” Davis said. “So, in the interest of transparency and miscalculation on their part, sometimes it’s worthwhile to allow them to have a look at what you’re doing or what you’re not doing.”
Of course, the left is frothing at the mouth with this information, but it truly is a nothing to see here moment. However, that won’t calm the incessant shrieking from the left considering that on Wednesday morning, Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort had to endure his Virginia home being raided by FBI agents working on the special counsel’s fake Russia probe.
At any rate, whether or not this was just Putin’s turn to fly over does it make anyone nervous? Considering how tense the relationship is between the two countries it does not exactly bode well, and it is quite possible that Trump will fly over the Kremlin next.
H/T [ Washington Post ]
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BREAKING: SHOTS Just FIRED! – WWIII About To EXPLODE!!!
It’s easy to forget that we are a nation at war. Our nation is very good at forgetting things that aren’t in front of us every day, and since the war we’ve been waging in the middle east has been going on for some 15 years, and it’s not in front of our faces every day, we like to pretend it’s not happening. The media is very little help because if it can’t be used as a political chip, they’re probably not going to report on it, and at the moment, conflict with Muslims and their allies isn’t very popular to the liberal cause.
However, the war hasn’t been fought in vain, since much has been accomplished during our time there. Terrorists have been wiped out, citizens have gotten at least some control of their countries back and terrorists the world over discovered what happens to those who take American lives. Unfortunately, the conflict overseas has caused other civilized countries to take sides, and not all with us.
The country of Syria is still very much in turmoil, in part, thanks to Russian forces showing up to help with the civil war. Of course, they’re siding with Syrian regime allies, as opposed to the Syrian Democratic Forces that the United States is partnering with in search of peace. According to the Air Force Times, just hours ago, those Russian forces were found crossing a no-fly zone breaching an agreement that could bring us to an even bigger war:
“Two U.S. F-22 Raptors intercepted and fired warning flares at two Russian Su-25s over the tightly congested air space in Syria along the Euphrates River on Wednesday.
The Russian fighters had crossed an agreed upon deconfliction line that runs parallel with the Euphrates River. The U.S. and its Syrian partner forces, known as the Syrian Democratic Forces, operate on the eastern side of the Euphrates, and it’s a region Russia and its Syrian regime allies are supposed to steer clear from.
‘On December 13, two Russian Su-25s flew into coordinated Coalition airspace on the east side of the Euphrates River near Abu Kamal, Syria, and were promptly intercepted by two F-22A Raptors providing air cover for partner ground forces conducting operations to defeat ISIS,’ said Lt. Col. Damien Pickart, a spokesman for U.S. Air Forces Central Command.
The F-22s conducted maneuvers and fired warning flares and chaff to convince the pair of Russian fighters to leave the deconflicted airspace, he said.
‘At one point, one Su-25 flew close enough to an F-22A that it had to aggressively maneuver to avoid a midair collision,’ Pickart said. ‘During the incident, a Russian Su-35 also flew across the river and was shadowed closely by one of the F-22As.’
The incident lasted nearly 40 minutes and the Russian aircraft eventually flew back to the west side of the river.”
First on CNN: Two US defense officials tell me that 2 US F-22 jets intercepted 2 Russian Su-25 jets over Syria, Wednesday, firing warning flares after the Su-25s crossed the agreed upon de-conflciiton line, flying east of the Euphrates River multiple times. A Su-35 also present
— Ryan Browne (@rabrowne75) December 14, 2017
While it might seem like this was just some sort of unfortunate accident, that is highly unlikely. For one thing, the state of the art technology that exists in the type of aircraft in question would without a doubt warn the pilot as to where they are, and if it had been an accident, it wouldn’t have gone on for almost half an hour. Without so much as an excuse from Russia, it’s difficult to view this as anything but a passive-aggressive act, meant to taunt forces fighting for democracy in Syria.
Here are more details from our source about Russia’s inflammatory actions:
The U.S. used a special hotline designed to deconflict ground and air operations with Russian forces to convey their concern over the incident, Pahon said a spokesperson for the Pentagon said.
Despite the liberation of Raqqa in mid-October, operations along the Euphrates River and in Deir Ezzoir province continue as U.S.-backed fighters clear remnants of the Islamic State terror group from the region.
That region is still hotly contested and is also controversial because of the many lucrative oil wells that dot the landscape.
In late September, U.S.-backed Syrian fighters claimed Russian jets bombed one of their positions near a contested gas field, killing several of their forces.
The battle for control of southern Syria and the Middle Euphrates Valley has been contentious this year, and today’s provocations by Russian fighters and their allies are not the first such incident.
‘Since agreeing to this deconfliction arrangement, the Russians have flown into our airspace on the east side of the river six to eight times per day, or approximately 10 percent of the Russian and Syrian flights,’ Pickart said.
During the summer, U.S. warplanes down two Iranian Shahed 129 drones that threatened coalition and partner forces in Syria. And in June, a U.S. F/A-18 Super Hornet downed a Syrian Su-22 after it dropped bombs near U.S-backed fighters in Syria.
‘The Coalition’s greatest concern is that we could shoot down a Russian aircraft because its actions are seen as a threat to our air or ground forces,’ Pickart explained.
‘We are not here to fight the Russians and Syrians — our focus remains on defeating ISIS. That said, if anyone threatens Coalition or friendly partner forces in the air or on the ground, we will defend them,’ he added.”
[H/T: Air Force Times]
BREAKING NEWS – TRUMP JUST DID IT! Obama Ready To Start A RIOT!
Obama is royally enraged!
President Donald Trump is on a mission to make America great again and has been actively doing that daily since taking office one year ago. The overhaul of changes has not gone over well with his detractors, especially his predecessor, Barack Hussein Obama.
Obama worked hard to destroy our country, especially in one particularly sick way that Trump could not ignore. He just made a massive change for the betterment of those who deserve it most, much to the discontent of Obama and the Democrat party. It’s only a matter of time now before the racist rioters take the streets and start destroying things to get what they feel they’re deserved. Not on Trump’s watch!
The military was greatly diminished and disregarded under Obama who repeatedly proved that he has zero respect for these brave men and women and the important sacrifice they make in protecting our nation. For eight years, Obama did everything he could to diminish our military’s capabilities and disrespect our soldiers. His disdain for them and disregard for their sacrifice evident in everything he did from making them scrap for aircraft replacement parts in a junkyard to reducing them to his personal servants who hold his umbrella. All this was going on while he was giving hoards of American cash to our enemies, making them stronger while weakening our defense against them.
We’re now seeing what a difference a patriotic president makes. Among the most important Americans in this country to our president and first family who have repeatedly proved it, are our military members and their families. Both Donald and Melania have made great effort to show their appreciation for these heroes, every chance they get. This latest move is probably Trump’s biggest yet and our Service Members and their families certainly deserve it a lot more than welfare gluttons do who Obama catered to.
Conservative Tribune reports:
While former President Obama dramatically downsized our military, President Donald Trump has delivered on his promise to dramatically change American soldiers’ lives for the better.
On Tuesday, Trump signed into law the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act, a $700 billion defense budget that will dramatically increase military spending and capabilities.
The massive budget increase will give American soldiers the largest pay raise in more than seven years.
According to American Military News, the budget signed by Trump will give U.S. troops a 2.4 percent pay raise and create additional opportunities for employment in the military to ensure America continues to have the strongest military in the world.
“This legislation represents a momentous step toward rebuilding our military and securing the future for our children,” Trump said Tuesday at the White House while signing the measure into law, according to the Washington Examiner.
“I applaud the work of the members of both parties who came together to pass the National Defense Authorization Act, which passed with overwhelming bipartisan support— something that sounds very nice to my ears.”
Trump’s timing on this was no coincidence. He wanted to ensure the best for our military in the wake of another terrorist attack on our soil, knowing that they are crucial to protecting our nation from this threat that his predecessor brought here. That comes at no small cost or sacrifice and he does not spare anything when it comes to protecting America and taking care of those whose job it is to do that.
“In the wake of the failed terrorist attack in New York on Monday, Trump stressed the importance of ensuring the U.S. is fully capable of protecting itself from operations such as the one carried out by a radical Islamic terrorist,” Conservative Tribune continued.
“These attacks underscore the dangers we face from around the globe, the National Defense Authorization Act could not come at a more opportune or important time,” Trump said. “History teaches us that when you weaken your defenses, you invite aggression. The best way to prevent conflict of any kind is to be prepared. Only when the good are strong will peace prevail.”
This also comes at a time when we’re on the brink of World War III which will be brought on by North Korea’s improved ballistic missiles that have the capability of reaching America.
There are still a few of Obama’s hurdles he has to cross before the funds can be freed up, which were probably put there by him on purpose.
“NDAA sets the budget but does not provide funding, which Congress must do. Trump urged Congress to pass legislation that will fund the defense budget,” American Military News pointed out. “Now Congress must finish the job by eliminating the defense sequester and passing a clean appropriations bill,” Trump said, according to the Washington Examiner. “I think it’s gonna happen. We need our military, it’s gotta be perfecto.”
Trump has built our military back up to its former glory before Barack Obama stepped in to destroy it, just as he promised he would when he vowed to always support them.
BREAKING NEWS About Tight Alabama Race – It’s NOT Over! Roy Moore Could Still WIN!
Americans were waiting on pins and needles to see if Alabama would elect a Republican or Democrat to the Senate on Tuesday. The special election was the most closely watched since the earth-shaking presidential election that landed political outsider Donald Trump in the Oval Office. His election has led to some pretty non-traditional moves by the White House and has made liberals filled with anger.
The Alabama special election was, in fact, due to President Trump’s election as well. The election was to replace Trump cabinet member and 84th Attorney General Jeff Sessions who left his Senate post to take that appointment. Republican candidate Roy Moore himself is a controversial figure because of both his career and the recent misconduct allegations that have been leveled against him.
As you probably know by now, the race has been called for the Democratic candidate, Doug Jones. As of late yesterday, news outlets across the nation had dubbed him the winner, saying that the number of votes not yet counted couldn’t make up the difference and give Jones a win. However, Moore is refusing to give up and concede, a move that many are calling just plain stubborn.
What the media probably isn’t telling you, is that one hugely important group of people haven’t even had their votes counted in this election. According to Breitbart News, the State of Alabama has decided to call this election without even counting the military votes:
“Republican Senate Candidate Roy Moore refused to concede the Alabama senate race on Tuesday, after his opponent Doug Jones declared victory.
‘God is always in control,’ Moore said during a short speech to supporters on election night.”
Moore’s campaign has been run on a platform of religion from the start. Moore first rose to notoriety when he stood against the 10 Commandments being removed from a courthouse in Alabama. That garnered him nationwide attention, and he has been known for that stand ever since.
During this run for office, however, Moore has been inundated with allegations of misconduct by a suspicious amount of women who seem to be just now remembering and recounting their interactions with Moore. Some have been proven to be out and out lies, and some are still being investigated, but regardless, the timing of these accusations was more than suspicions.
This race was always going to be a close one, and any votes not being counted could cause a false win. Election tampering has been a huge topic this year, and yet Democrats seem more than happy to just check this box as a win for Jones, and not give it a second thought. The men and women in the military might have a little different opinion though.
The question now is: are there enough military votes to swing the election in Moore’s direction?
“The current law in Alabama requires a mandatory recount when there is a half of a percent margin, but Moore remains 1.5 percent behind his opponent, Doug Jones, who was declared the winner with 99 percent in.”
To give a little perspective on that, current estimates have Moore about 22,000 votes behind Jones. That is 1.5%, with a potential 1% of regular votes (not the military votes in question) not having been counted yet. That means, that if the votes for Moore that haven’t been counted, plus any military votes cast in his direction make up even 1% difference, the election results could be invalidated.
If, as many suspects with elections like this, there was any misconduct on the part of Democrats to try and win this election the dirty way, and that gets out, Moore is almost assured the win in if it goes to a second round. He was close as it was, all there would need to be is a whiff of impropriety on the part of his opponent or their party to try and throw the election, and Moore would have it safely in the bag.
“Moore cited Psalm 40:2 to give his supporters hope:
I waited patiently for the Lord. He inclined to me, heard my cry, brought us up out of a horrible pit out of the mirey clay and set my feet on the rock and established my goings and put a new song in our mouth.
‘Wait on God and let this process play out,’ Moore added.
A Moore staffer urged supporters to wait, noting that the military votes had yet to be counted. Moore is about 22,000 votes short, but it is uncertain whether the uncounted votes tally up to that number.
‘May God bless you as you go on, give you safe journey, and thank you for coming tonight,’ Moore concluded. ‘It’s not over and it’s going to take some time.’
The election is scheduled to be certified by the Alabama Secretary of State by Christmas, but a recount throws that result into question.”
No one knows what God’s will is for this election, and as it turns out, we might not yet know what the will of the good people of Alabama is either. It’s a sad day when we carry on with our election, ignoring those who can’t be home to vote because they’re out fighting for our freedom. Moore won’t stand for it, and we shouldn’t either.
[H/T: Breitbart News]
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