Putin Disses America
US F-22 stealth jets intercepted four Russian bombers and two Russian Su-35 fighter jets off the coast of Alaska on Monday, according to a statement from North American Aerospace Defense Command.
The Russian nuclear capable long-range bombers flew into the Air Defense Identification Zone, which extends approximately 200 miles off Alaska's western coast.
Holy crap!! Russkies just 200 miles from Alaska. Putin is really poking the American Eagle with a stick now. What the hell is he thinking?
Oh, maybe this.
The narrowest distance between mainland Russia and mainland Alaska is approximately 55 miles. However, in the body of water between Alaska and Russia, known as the Bering Strait, there lies two small islands known as Big Diomede and Little Diomede.
Source: AlaskaCenters.gov -- How close is Alaska to Russia?
In other words, America's Air Defense Identification Zone penetrates 145 miles inside of Russia.
Gotta hand it to CNN. When they go all out war-mongering, nobody does it better except the NY Times and Washington Post.