Friday, September 12, 2008

TU-160s into Venezuela

Two Russian Air Force Tupolev TU-160 Blackjack strategic bombers have made the flight over to Venezuela for "military maneuvers". Its the first time Russian bombers have landed in the western hemisphere since the Cold War, but despite the rising tensions we arn't quite at Cold War 2.0 yet. NATO fighters escorted the 2 bombers on their flight over the Artic and Atlantic oceans, the Russians are not saying if the bombers are carrying live weapons.

Venezuelan President Chavez was delighted of course, "The Yankee hegemony is finished," he said. So there.

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