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American general calls flight of B-52 bombers near Iranian border "defensive mission"

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The American media publish materials with an attempt to analyze the more frequent flights of American strategic bombers in the Persian Gulf region. We will remind that earlier the United States carried out the transfer of its B-52 to this region.


Columnist Jacob Knutson writes that literally the day before, two US Air Force B-52 strategic bombers flew over the waters of the Persian Gulf, passing several tens of kilometers from Iran's air borders. This is the second such flight since the beginning of the month.

The American columnist for Axios writes that in this way the United States is carrying out a show of force against Iran.

Trump's tweet posted a few days ago is quoted:

Some friendly health advice to Iran: If even one American is killed, I will blame Iran. Think about it.

Meanwhile, the head of US Central Command, General Frank Mackenzie, declared that "B-52 flights are a defensive mission." General Mackenzie:

Our flights are a signal to deter Iran from attacking our facilities, as well as those of our allies in the Middle East. We are acting defensively. And we can at the same time respond to any aggression against our interests. We do not seek conflict.

The US logic, as always, is special. According to this logic, one may not strive for a conflict, but at the same time send one's strategic Aviation... It is interesting what the same General Mackenzie would say if the aircraft of another state were flying in the area of ​​New York or Washington, and the command of the country to which this aircraft belonged declared the defensive nature of the operation and did not want to provoke a conflict ...
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  1. APASUS
    APASUS 31 December 2020 14: 39
    +21
    Lava US Central Command General Frank Mackenzie stated that "B-52 flights are a defensive mission."

    Certainly! The Iranians became completely insolent, pulled their borders to the peaceful B-52
    1. Lipchanin
      Lipchanin 31 December 2020 14: 42
      +1
      Quote: APASUS
      pulled up their borders to the peaceful B-52

      Who decided to check how close
    2. poquello
      poquello 31 December 2020 14: 45
      +4
      Quote: APASUS
      Lava US Central Command General Frank Mackenzie stated that "B-52 flights are a defensive mission."

      Certainly! The Iranians became completely insolent, pulled their borders to the peaceful B-52

      an action of intimidation after the attack and assassination of an Iranian general, such as showing "who can - who is not allowed", but the Iranians can stupidly shoot him down as an answer to the murder
      1. Aerodrome
        Aerodrome 31 December 2020 15: 09
        +4
        American general calls flight of B-52 bombers near Iranian border "defensive mission"
        but for me, so the pilots of B 52, personally introduced themselves to Allah ... well, so that later on quickly ...
      2. Zoldat_A
        Zoldat_A 31 December 2020 15: 11
        +5
        Quote: poquello
        but the Iranians can stupidly shoot him down as an answer to the murder

        And I would zhahnul ... And let the whole world laugh, as the Yankees with a otvetka liquidly dispose of. North Korea has already laughed over there - so why can't Iran laugh?
    3. Zoldat_A
      Zoldat_A 31 December 2020 15: 09
      +6
      Quote: APASUS
      Lava US Central Command General Frank Mackenzie stated that "B-52 flights are a defensive mission."

      Certainly! The Iranians became completely insolent, pulled their borders to the peaceful B-52

      Well, then the bombing of Yugoslavia is a "defensive mission". Probably, Milosevic threatened the existence of America in some way ...
      1. Aerodrome
        Aerodrome 31 December 2020 15: 57
        +3
        Quote: Zoldat_A
        And I would zhahnul ... And let the whole world laugh, as the Yankees with a otvetka liquidly dispose of.

        good
        1. Zoldat_A
          Zoldat_A 31 December 2020 16: 16
          +3
          Quote: Aerodrome
          Quote: Zoldat_A
          And I would zhahnul ... And let the whole world laugh, as the Yankees with a otvetka liquidly dispose of.

          good

          Let them adjust its vaunted Sixth Fleet - it will circle around Korea at a safe distance and go home ... To the laughter of the whole world ... Why have such a huge fleet, if practically nothing is useful from it? Show "how rich we are"? So for me personally, Abramovich's yacht is worth more than the entire American Sixth Fleet - because I know where it was stolen from (does Roma remember the train of fuel oil in Moscow in 1991? How did his "wealth" and "business" begin .. .), and the Sixth Fleet was bought on the printing press of the US Federal Reserve. And there they work in three shifts .... Both the Seventh and the Eighth will buy.
          And the Iranians are not fussy guys - my father told me. It will be necessary - zhahnut. They won't rust. Then go chase their camels in jeeps across the desert ... If anyone wants ...
    4. Starover_Z
      Starover_Z 31 December 2020 20: 08
      +3
      Bombers along foreign borders ten thousand kilometers from their borders a defensive mission ?!
      The Iranians will have a defensive mission, shooting down the country's "peacefully" flying bombers from another continent!
  2. Lipchanin
    Lipchanin 31 December 2020 14: 41
    +1
    Some friendly health advice to Iran: If even one American is killed, I will blame Iran. Think about it.

    The answer is obvious
    if at least one Iranian will be killed, I will blame America Think about it.

    Well, something like this
  3. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 31 December 2020 14: 42
    +2
    No mind, no imagination ... No to say that this is a defensive mission, because, despite the disagreements, Mattress values ​​cooperation with Iran and protects Iran's democracy with such flights in such a turbulent period. laughing
    1. Vitaly gusin
      Vitaly gusin 31 December 2020 15: 45
      -7
      Quote: Stroibat stock
      No to claim this is a defensive mission

      You are almost right, but this is more of a warning mission.
      US intelligence has information that Iran is planning to strike at US forces or their allies in the Middle East, in connection with the anniversary of the assassination of IRGC General Qassem Soleimani on January 3.
      And they were not limited only to flight, there is a complete set both on the water and under water.
  4. Andrea
    Andrea 31 December 2020 15: 17
    0
    Well, the nature is such, then they write naughty things in their pants. It's time for them to arrange the Cuban missile crisis!
    Iran cannot pull this, China is indecisive, Can we repeat it? what
    And then the coast has lost something.
  5. askort154
    askort154 31 December 2020 15: 17
    +5
    American general calls flight of B-52 bombers near Iranian border "defensive mission"

    These are not "defensive", and not even reconnaissance, but provocative demonstration flights of the B-52, with the aim of psychological pressure. Recently, such flights were over Ukraine. Passed over Kiev - "inspiring" their Russophobic vassals (America is with us), then walked over its territory, with an approach of 11 km. from the border of Russia, where our air defense has clearly recorded this distance. For modern Russia, this is a bluff. Any takeoff of the B-52, from any airbase, is under control.
    This is not a light-engine sports aircraft that does not interest Russia.
    The Western media "did not notice" this. These are not Russian planes flying over the Baltic, over neutral waters, with "transponders not switched on".
  6. Thrifty
    Thrifty 31 December 2020 15: 25
    +3
    It is a pity that the Persians do not have strategists in service to also project power while flying near the US border! !!
  7. Ryaruav
    Ryaruav 31 December 2020 15: 41
    +3
    this general is either impudent like all Americans or stupid as part of the amers
  8. HAM
    HAM 31 December 2020 15: 43
    +1
    I fully admit that "at least one American" will be killed in the near future ...... the Persians are not in business, but will blame them ....... guess who?
  9. prior
    prior 31 December 2020 15: 55
    +2
    Using American "defensive" logic, Russia should destroy the United States in order to protect its interests and territories, so to speak within the framework of a "defensive mission."
    In my opinion it is logical.
    1. Kara
      Kara 1 January 2021 10: 10
      +12
      Quote: prior
      Russia should destroy the United States in order to protect its interests and territories

      Well, you are tough ... They just flew. We, too, look after their allies:
      On December 22, 15 Russian combat aircraft Su, Tu-95 and A-50, as well as 4 Chinese bombers, crossed the South Korea's air defense identification zone (KADIZ). At the same time, Russian planes that did not recognize KADIZ did not give identification signals before entering the Korean air defense zone, flying over the disputed island territories of Dokdo (Takeshima). The Asia Times writes about how Moscow and Beijing are probing the weaknesses of the defense of the US Asian allies.
      Such a flight was the fourth for Chinese military aircraft and the first for Russian ones. According to experts, such an action by Russian and Chinese pilots indicates the growing degree of cooperation between Russia and China in the field of joint operations.

      https://topcor.ru/18013-rossija-i-kitaj-vmeste-proschupyvajut-oboronu-amerikanskih-sojuznikov-v-azii.html?yrwinfo=1609484417343816-366198367917443505000107-production-app-host-vla-web-yp-306
  10. sabakina
    sabakina 31 December 2020 16: 03
    +1
    literally the day before immediately two strategic bombers B-52 US Air Force

    I don’t understand, do they have females? belay
    - Mikhalych, have you already accepted the New Year?
    - Why look at him or what?
    Comrades, all a Happy New Year 2021! And may everyone's next year be better than this! drinks
  11. aleks neym_2
    aleks neym_2 31 December 2020 16: 40
    +2
    If I understood correctly - WHERE the mattress covers fly, is there a border of stars-stripes? In this case, Ukraine should accept congratulations: it is already some kind of state in their composition - flights have already taken place, even over KIEV itself! Be proud, ukraine !!!
  12. rocket757
    rocket757 31 December 2020 17: 13
    +1
    Well yes. Their axes also fly and kill, so peaceful, peaceful.
  13. Cyril G ...
    Cyril G ... 31 December 2020 17: 50
    +2
    American general named the flight of B-52 bombers near Iranian borders "Defensive mission"


    Orwell is crying with delight !!!! JUST delicious !!!
  14. VLADIMIR VLADIVOSTOK
    VLADIMIR VLADIVOSTOK 1 January 2021 06: 33
    +1
    The flights of our strategists along the US borders are defensive flights!
  15. Free Island
    Free Island 1 January 2021 16: 52
    -1
    Sitting thousands of kilometers from the Middle East on their North American continent, the Stars and Stripes terrorists arrive to defend themselves