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Old 03-14-2014, 09:01 PM
 
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I just happen to learn about this. Wow, it seems the Russians do have the technology to take out things in the sky. How do we expect to win a war against them if we cut our military? This drone was suppose to be invisible to ground radar. If this is the best we got Lord help us.

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Russia says intercepted US drone over Crimea: arms group

Russia Says It Took Down a U.S. Drone Over Crimea - The Wire
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Old 03-14-2014, 10:53 PM
 
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Nothing is invisible. There are other ways to detect things besides using radar.

Nothing we ever hear about is the best we have.
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Old 03-14-2014, 11:04 PM
 
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war? what war? why would we go to war? why would we be scared?

the real question is what the hell did we sent a drone to spy in Russia for? aren't we the ones starting the problem?

oh shoot are drone was caught spying them! quick we need more money in order to defend our freedom!

.....pfft cmon get real. when you start looking at countries from their perspectives you will understand we are not always the good guys.
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Old 03-14-2014, 11:08 PM
 
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why would we get involved with Ukraine and Russia? to protect their liberties? well shoot shouldn't we go to africa to protect the tens of thousands thay are killed each year from guerrilla lords. i bet we don't hear that in the news huh.
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Old 03-15-2014, 12:31 AM
 
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LOL @ War with Russia

Napoleon & Hitler failed. But you want to go into battle with Obama? Hilarious
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Old 03-15-2014, 04:32 AM
 
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Perhaps the Russian press is just full of it?

No, U.S. Drones Weren't Shot Down Over Crimea | Popular Science

Russian media has a reputation of being less than objective and truthful. But even if a drone was shot down, so what? They are not using stealth technology and nothing is invisible. Stealth only makes the craft very hard to see. Also, drones usually have a backup fighter escort just in case they are spotted and an attempt is made to shoot them down from what I remember. And who really believes that we would go to war with Russia? Another cold war maybe but nothing more than that.
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Old 03-15-2014, 07:45 AM
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Most drones are slow, and easy for a modern military to take out. Why the heck were we flying these things over Ukraine?
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Old 03-15-2014, 07:48 AM
 
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Perhaps the Russian press is just full of it?

No, U.S. Drones Weren't Shot Down Over Crimea | Popular Science

Russian media has a reputation of being less than objective and truthful. But even if a drone was shot down, so what? They are not using stealth technology and nothing is invisible. Stealth only makes the craft very hard to see. Also, drones usually have a backup fighter escort just in case they are spotted and an attempt is made to shoot them down from what I remember. And who really believes that we would go to war with Russia? Another cold war maybe but nothing more than that.
Our main stream media doesn't always tell the truth either. All (that includes Russia media) of them are guilty of lying even our politicians. However, anything is possible and nothing should be ruled out. Remember, Iran shot down one of our drones before so I wouldn't be surprised if Russia did it as well.
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Old 03-15-2014, 07:55 AM
 
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LOL @ War with Russia

Napoleon & Hitler failed. But you want to go into battle with Obama? Hilarious
A former KGB officer and black belt martial artist vs a former community organizer...probably not. Obama will just draw another red line in the sand and Putin will listen.
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Old 03-15-2014, 07:59 AM
 
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why would we get involved with Ukraine and Russia? to protect their liberties? well shoot shouldn't we go to africa to protect the tens of thousands thay are killed each year from guerrilla lords. i bet we don't hear that in the news huh.
You're right, there's a lot of things the main stream media doesn't report. If they don't who will? Also the US could make Ukraine the 57th state.
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