welshandy wrote:This on the BBC this morning. Apparently Syrian Jets were attacking an area where US Special Forces were & the US Scambled Jets to intercept. No shots fired as Syrian Jets turned away . http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-37136536
Sparts99 wrote:Just heard on the news there's an emergency debate in the House of Commons this afternoon on Syria and Russia's alledged war crimes. Conservative MP Andrew Mitchell is calling for 'RAF aircraft' to be sent to the region to stop the Russian air strikes.
jeallen01 wrote:The way things are in the "Assad controlled" parts of Syria at the moment, Western protests and "possible" actions will unfortunately have SFA effect - this was predictable 5 yrs ago, and the prediction has now unfortunately come to pass
Cornish-guy wrote:Some news but not pictures of a crammed deigo garcia air base circulating the net, supposed to be a lot of bombers B52/B1 and B2's on the base probably a large exercise.
MASSIVE U.S. FORCES MOVED TO DIEGO GARCIA
According to information from a government contractor, the US has deployed "More planes than I have ever seen in nine years" to the Military Base at Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean. Specifically, this contractor wrote to say:
I rotate thru Diego Garcia every 6 weeks to pull maintenance on uplink equipment as a private contractor.
Something big is going on, the island has more aircraft than anytime in the last 9 years. They have blocked off some access roads and are now parking aircraft on the National Road. Barriers have been set up around the aircraft areas. Temporary barracks and hangers are popping up everywhere. A tent city full of AF and Navy maintenance personal has also been set up.
I have never seen B1s and B2s there at the same time. Actually I have never seen more than 1 there at a time. Now, there are very many.
Security is nuts I had to show my id at least 8 times a day.
My coworker is former AF and said they are like that when nukes are around.
We counted over a dozen air refueling tankers on the ground. The airfield had a take off or landing every 1 minute, very busy. When we flew out we waited in line for quite a while. We never had to wait in the past.
The Navy had the docks full of ships and 6 to 8 more were moored just off shore. We watched many pallets of bombs being off loaded from one ship.
There were a bunch of B-52's coming in that were painted flat black. I have't seen that before.