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Old 14th March 2023, 07:01 PM   #1601
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Originally Posted by dudalb View Post
And Biden has a new crisis to deal with, thanks to that drone being shot down over internatinal waters. There has got to be some kind of response, and it can's just be "tsk tsk" to Russia. Even more sanctions on the way, I supsect.
The Russians would never have dared under Trump!


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Old 15th March 2023, 09:03 AM   #1602
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I expect he's already said that.
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Old 15th March 2023, 01:16 PM   #1603
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What kind of response makes sense? And maybe I'm ignorant of the circumstances... was it a targeted attack on the drone, or was it an accident, started by a case of one side "counting coup" such as where aircraft that are adversarial, but not in direct conflict, prove their mettle by getting a missile lock or demonstrating a theoretical intercept? IIRC those used to be fairly common, and even an accident wouldn't necessarily be considered an act of war if direct hostilities were not ideal.

Not that it's really great for opposing powers to poke at each other in this way, but escalation is not always the best response to an incident. The dance continues--both sides exchange warnings not to push things too far, possibly exchange not-pologies, and note down important intel about each others' capabilities.

It's very different of course if we think that the intent was to destroy this drone. And I welcome correction by people that understand incidents like this better.
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Old 15th March 2023, 04:16 PM   #1604
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Originally Posted by gnome View Post
What kind of response makes sense? And maybe I'm ignorant of the circumstances... was it a targeted attack on the drone, or was it an accident, started by a case of one side "counting coup" such as where aircraft that are adversarial, but not in direct conflict, prove their mettle by getting a missile lock or demonstrating a theoretical intercept? IIRC those used to be fairly common, and even an accident wouldn't necessarily be considered an act of war if direct hostilities were not ideal.

Not that it's really great for opposing powers to poke at each other in this way, but escalation is not always the best response to an incident. The dance continues--both sides exchange warnings not to push things too far, possibly exchange not-pologies, and note down important intel about each others' capabilities.

It's very different of course if we think that the intent was to destroy this drone. And I welcome correction by people that understand incidents like this better.
From CBS News:

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For more than half an hour Tuesday morning, two Russian jets made a total of 19 passes on the drone, popping up in front of it to blast it with their jet exhaust and trying to drench it with their fuel.

One of the jets approached from the rear, and U.S. officials believe the pilot meant to come up in front of the drone so it would fly into the fuel cloud but pulled up too soon and clipped the drone's propeller, which is located in the back, Martin reports.

"Just bad piloting," one official said, according to Martin.

Russian intercepts over the Black Sea are common, Kirby said in Washington, but this one "is noteworthy because of how unsafe and unprofessional it was, indeed reckless that it was."
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Old 16th March 2023, 10:55 AM   #1605
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See, that's a little vague. What usually happens in these "Intercepts"?

Honestly, this may be a case where the public isn't given all the information that goes into determining the response.
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Old 16th March 2023, 03:57 PM   #1606
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Originally Posted by gnome View Post
See, that's a little vague. What usually happens in these "Intercepts"?

Honestly, this may be a case where the public isn't given all the information that goes into determining the response.
That's certainly a possibility.

Have you seen the video released showing the Russians doing what is described above?
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Old 16th March 2023, 05:09 PM   #1607
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I think Biden might have arranged for Poland to make our response.....
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Old 17th March 2023, 12:05 AM   #1608
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Releasing the footage is already a response, as well as a temperature check of the will of the American people to escalate the conflict.
Russia directly attacking US military assets is crossing a line.
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Old 20th March 2023, 10:44 PM   #1609
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To poke back at Uvalde -

New report on Uvalde mass shooting exposes why law enforcement sat on their hands for over an hour

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The Texas Tribune reports that very early on in law enforcement’s engagement with the Uvalde shooter, they were warning one another that he was in possession of “an AR.” In an interview with investigators after the mass murder, Uvalde Police Department Sgt. Donald Page said that once they realized the suspect was handling an AR rifle, “We had no choice but to wait and try to get something that had better coverage where we could actually stand up to him.”
So... blame the rifle, eh? But of course, nothing can be done about rifle, because the well's been so poisoned by those with ill intent.
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Old 21st March 2023, 06:42 AM   #1610
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The hole in the "more cops" attitude has always been that in the school shooting context those cops have to be well trained and psychologically ready to engage on a near suicide mission on short notice.

These people do not grow on trees. The cops who get sent into these spots are being set up for failure.
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Old 21st March 2023, 07:19 AM   #1611
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The hole in the "more cops" attitude has always been that in the school shooting context those cops have to be well trained and psychologically ready to engage on a near suicide mission on short notice.

These people do not grow on trees. The cops who get sent into these spots are being set up for failure.
So you are saying we need to find a technological solution to this problem.
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Old 21st March 2023, 01:20 PM   #1612
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Originally Posted by Aridas View Post
To poke back at Uvalde -

New report on Uvalde mass shooting exposes why law enforcement sat on their hands for over an hour



So... blame the rifle, eh? But of course, nothing can be done about rifle, because the well's been so poisoned by those with ill intent.
But we must remember: guns don't kill people, people kill people.

(One of the most asinine memes ever created.)
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