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Sat Nov 21, 2020, 09:17 PM

B-52's from Minot AFB sent to Middle East


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MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. (KMOT) - B-52 Stratofortress crews assigned to the 5th Bomb Wing at Minot Air Force Base conducted a “short-notice, long-range mission” in the Middle East Saturday, according to U.S. Central Command.

According to CENTCOM, the mission was intended to “deter aggression and reassure U.S. partners and allies.”

The mission comes less than a week after the Pentagon announced reductions of troops to 2,500 in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

According to Bill Urban, a spokesman for CENTCOM, the bombers integrated with at least four other national defense elements.


https://www.kfyrtv.com/2020/11/22/centcom-b-52s-from-minot-air-force-base-sent-to-middle-east-saturday/

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Reply B-52's from Minot AFB sent to Middle East (Original post)
octoberlib Saturday OP
Devilsun Saturday #1
EndlessWire Saturday #2
Sneederbunk Saturday #3
TeamPooka Saturday #4
C_U_L8R Saturday #5
superpatriotman Saturday #6
mahatmakanejeeves Saturday #7
Karadeniz Saturday #8
getagrip_already Saturday #9

Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 09:22 PM

1. Practice run for Iran?

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 09:23 PM

2. Raise your hands now

How many of you are nervous that Trump is going to start a war with Iran in order to keep power?

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 09:24 PM

3. How many planes?

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 09:27 PM

4. I saw four AWACs flying into point Mugu Air Base

The other day. It’s always notable when you say for AWACs because one of them can run a war by itself

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 09:28 PM

5. Trump plans a blockbuster season finale.

A real blast.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 09:29 PM

6. Iran is broke

And hurting big time.

They are doing nothing of the sort coming out of our propaganda machine.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 09:32 PM

7. Air Force B-52H "Stratofortress" aircrews assigned to the 5th Bomb Wing, Minot Air Force Base, N.D.,

Flag of United States U.S. Air Force B-52H “Stratofortress” aircrews assigned to the 5th Bomb Wing, Minot Air Force Base, N.D., conducted a short-notice, long-range mission into the Middle East on Nov. 21 to deter aggression and reassure U.S. partners and allies.

https://centcom.mil/DesktopModules/ArticleCS/Print.aspx?PortalId=6&ModuleId=6031&Article=2423893


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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 09:37 PM

8. One would hope, probably in vain, that Congress won't approve starting another war.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 10:12 PM

9. target planes......

B52's are not tactical aircraft in 2020 by any stretch. They reached their peek in the 1960's for xmas sakes.

It is just sabre rattling. The only value they have is after air defenses are gone and large population centers are targets.

Just about any functional aa system can take them out. As can most modern fighters in groups.

There are better options to lob cruise missiles. These are antiques.

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