The Bear Pokes the Unbearable Obama

A totally unsurprising news item from Reuters this morning:

U.S. Navy scrambled jets as Russian warplanes approached carrier

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier scrambled four fighter jets to intercept approaching Russian warplanes as it carried out a military exercise on Tuesday in the Sea of Japan, U.S. military officials said on Thursday.

The two Russian TU-145 “Bear” jets came as close as a nautical mile from the carrier and were flying at a low-altitude, about 500 feet (152 m) above sea level, the officials said.

TU-145 Bear is a long-range anti-submarine warfare plane and a variant of the TU-95 Bear strategic bomber.

The incident, although unusual, was characterized by the Pentagon as “safe.”

About as “safe” as having Barack Obama as commander in chief I suppose.

Oh what the heck: since I have a few leftover pics from tomorrow’s weekly photo spread, might as well give a preview:

Putin Schools Obama copy

Putin's Show Print copy