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19 July 2007

Britain's Close Encounter With Russian 'Bear Bombers' ...


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It's a good job that we (sometimes) believe a bit more in 'coincidence theories' rather than 'conspiracy theories', otherwise we might just be labeling the Russian military as a load of liars.


Coming so hot on the heels of Russia's recent and very public threat to 'respond' to the UK's expulsion of some of their diplomats -- ain't this an absolutely amazing coincidence?

How's this for a headline from The (London) Times, yesterday?

RAF scrambles to intercept Russian bombers

Richard Beeston, Diplomatic Editor - 18th July 2007

Yep, you read that right.

Read on.

RAF fighter jets were scrambled to intercept two Russian strategic bombers heading for British airspace yesterday, as the spirit of the Cold War returned to the North Atlantic once again.

The incident, described as rare by the RAF, served as a telling metaphor for the stand-off between London and Moscow over the murder of Alexander Litvinenko.

(snip)

There was no evidence to suggest that the incident was connected with the diplomatic row over the extradition of Andrei Lugovoy, the main suspect in the murder of Litvinenko.


Nawhr, of course not. There couldn't possibly be, could there?

Complete coincidence, isn't it?

Read the rest of this 'Times' report right here.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha!! Here we go. I knew it wouldn't be long before the Russians did a tit for tat with Brit diplomats in Russia.


Last Updated: Thursday, 19 July 2007, 14:28 GMT
- Search: Russia Litvinenko ambassador

David Miliband says the expulsion of UK diplomats is 'unjustified'Foreign Secretary David Miliband has branded the expulsion of four British diplomats from Moscow "completely unjustified".


More here.

5:10 pm  
Anonymous martha said...

I'm sure that little Ruskie message is meant for more than just the UK.

10:03 am  

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