With latest developments throughout the world seemingly coming to possible war, air to air incidents between Russian and American pilots are on the rise! Apparently, the superiors of both air forces are instructing their aviators to exercise aggressive tactics when possible. With Iranian sales of drones and cruise missile to Russia, attacks on a US firebase in Syria have caused exchanges between Iranians and the US there. In the Baltic Sea recently a US drone was forced down by two Russia fighter jets. The pilots responsible received national awards from the Kremlin for their actions. In the airspace near the shores of Alaska a MIG-29 Jet fighter is intercepted by a USAF F-22 Raptor. As the two planes fly in close proximity to one another the Russian MIG driver deliberately flies into the F-22. The US aviator is forced to take evasive action.
Once again in Syria last week a region in Syria where a “No Fly Zone” agreed upon by the US and Russians is bordered on the east and west by the Euphrates River. As 2 Russian SU-25’s approach US airspace an F-22 Raptor pilot flies over and in front of the two “Frog Foots” firing flares and chaff in order to force the opposing fighter pilots to change course. A practice known as “thumping” or “head butting” is designed to forcefully discourage an incursion into US defended air space. The Russians have already overflown the US military base in Syria, a provocative act. This followed by an Iranian drone attack that killed a US defense contractor and wounded 6 other Americans. When the US responded with missile and rocket launches, once again the Iranians and related coalition forces hit back once more! President Biden was in Canada at the time and called for an end to tit for tat battles, but went on to say that attacks against US forces will elicit a response. Acts of a provocative nature seem to be taken by both Russia and the US!
Iran working in tandem with Russia
The Iranians have a history of harassing the US Navy in the Persian Gulf using their fast attack boats. It seems when the US is under Democrat rule, these incidents increase, under President Trump US Naval warships were instructed to fire warning shots or destroy the Iranians if necessary. This put a stop temporarily to that pattern of operations, but now under the Biden White House and the displayed timidity of the administration harassment and now air attacks have begun in earnest. Never forget how the Obama White House staged a faked Iranian return of captured US sailors and how Obama sent a secret overnight jet flight to Iran to return 150 billion dollars of sanctioned money with interest on pallets full of US dollars and other international currency. This money had been sanctioned for Iranian support of terrorist operation that had wounded and killed US troops all over the world.
Is history repeating itself again?
In the region of the Korean peninsula tensions are high there as well as more missile launches landing in the ocean as part of Japanese air space! In a recent joint military exercise between South Korean forces and the US Naval carrier group there Kim Jong un began making dire threats. South Korea and their Northern Communist counterparts have engaged in several skirmishes along the 38th Parallel as well as in the sea. Under President Trump both nations seemed to have cooled their troublesome stance, but that has changed under the indecisive and weak posture of the Biden Pentagon. Just as in the Obama Administration US allies now seem very unsure of American resolve in the event of a major outbreak. Under President Trump this was not a problem as leaders of the Communist nations knew that the US had strong and determined leadership. It happens every time in history that when the US capitulates and withdraws from potential conflict or fails to head off aggression, war inevitably follows and America pays dearly for trusting its enemies to act in kind. Instead, our enemies take the exact opposite action and heat up confrontations, which is exactly the case presently.
Analysts now say that a major act of retaliation can be expected by the Taliban with an operation originating out of Afghanistan which has now become another terrorist sanctuary thanks to US capitulation. Estimates are of a possible act of terrorism to occur within the next 6 months. Giving up that strategic region with Bagram Air Base only 40 miles from the Chinese border and easily defended even if the rest of the country fell was a mistake the US could pay dearly for in the near future as Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea seem to have chosen the present to take advantage of the vacuum left by US withdrawal.