February 12, 2008

Wwww! Wwww! Wwwwwwww!

That's the sound of Abu Muqawama blowing the dust off all of the old Cold War doctrine on his shelf.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. fighter planes intercepted two Russian bombers, including one that buzzed an American aircraft carrier in the western Pacific during the weekend, The Associated Press has learned.

A U.S. military official says that one Russian Tupolev 95 flew directly over the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz twice, at a low altitude of about 2,000 feet, while another bomber circled about 58 miles out. The official was speaking on condition of anonymity because the reports on the flights were classified as secret.

The Saturday incident, which never escalated beyond the flyover, comes amid heightened tensions between the United States and Russia over U.S. plans for a missile defense system based in Poland and the Czech Republic.

Well! Forget all this guerrilla warfare mumbo jumbo, because the Cold War is back! Double the orders for the F-22! Triple the orders for the F-22! And will someone please call Colonel Sergei Antonenko out of retirement? Moscow's going to need his services.