Friday, February 27, 2009

Playing An Old Game

RCAF intercepts Bear 2007.09.05

An old, dangerous game.

From the Canadian news network
As security officials worked to secure Ottawa on the eve of U.S. President Barack Obama's visit, Canadian fighter jets were scrambling to intercept a Russian bomber plane in the Arctic skies.

At a press conference Friday, Defence Minister Peter MacKay said the incident happened on Feb. 18th.

"At no time did Russian airplanes enter Canadian airspace but within 24 hours of the president's visit here to Canada last week we did scramble two F-18 fighter planes from Norad (North American Aerospace Defense Command) and Canada command," MacKay said.

We're moving back to the 1970s in domestic politics, why not international politics as well...