Breaking! Russia Just Used Entire Fleet Of Nuclear Bombers To Deliver “Shock And Awe On Steroids” To ISIS!

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Media outlet The Daily Beast has JUST reported that Russia has just used more than half of the nuclear bombers in its fleet to lay total waste to the capital of the Islamic State! To put it in perspective, as the piece below points out, the most B-2 bombers the U.S. will fly on one mission together is generally two, though we used seven at one time during the shock and awe of the Iraq invasion. However, Putin just used 25 at one time with their B-2 equivalent, the TU-95 Bear!

From The Daily Beast:

Putin’s air force just uses its nuclear bombers to lay waste to the captial of the “Islamic State.”
The Russian air force just pulled off one of the biggest and most complex heavy bomber missions in modern history—sending no fewer than 25 Backfire, Bear, and Blackjack bombers on a coordinated, long-range air raid against alleged ISIS forces in Syria.

The Tuesday mission, which launched under the cover of darkness from a base in Ossetia in southern Russia, signaled a significant escalation of Moscow’s air war in Syria—and heralded the rebirth of Russian heavy bomber squadrons that once had withered from a lack of funding.

Gen. Valery Gerasimov, chief of Russia’s general staff, announced the raid on Tuesday, calling it part of “a new plan [for] the air campaign.”

“During a massive airstrike today, 14 important ISIL targets were destroyed by 34 air-launched cruise missiles,” Gerasimov said, using an alternative acronym for the terror army. “The targets destroyed include command posts that were used to coordinate ISIL activities in the provinces of Idlib and Aleppo, munition and supply depots in the northwestern part of Syria.”

Idlib and Aleppo are not ISIS strongholds. Indeed, U.S.-backed rebels hold much of both provinces. Russia has maintained all along that its roughly six-week-old intervention in Syria is aimed at defeating ISIS, but in fact many Russian air and missile strikes have hit rebel groups that oppose Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and ISIS.

Russian officials notified U.S. planners at a coalition headquarters in Qatar before the strike, Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said. It was the first time the Russians and Americans have put into action an October agreement to coordinate their countries’ respective operations in Syria.

The raid came of the same day that Kremlin officials publicly announced that a “terrorist act” brought down Russian Metrojet 9268 last month over the Sinai Peninsula. ISIS has since taken credit for the attack.

The Russian defense ministry released a video depicting three types of bombers arming, taking off, dropping munitions and then returning to base, escorted along their flight paths by Su-27 fighters.

The swing-wing, jet-propelled Tu-22M Backfires apparently carried unguided “dumb” bombs. The videos depicts airmen loading clusters of cruise missiles in the bomb bays of the propeller-driven Tu-95 Bears and the huge, swing-wing Tu-160 Blackjack jets, which at 177 feet long are the biggest combat planes ever built.

All three models of bomber can fly thousands of miles while hauling no less than 20 tons of weaponry. Only China and the United States possess similar heavy warplanes.

Launching 25 bombers on one mission is an impressive undertaking. Russia possesses just 70 Backfires, 58 Bears and 13 Blackjacks. The 14 Backfires, six Bears, and five Blackjacks that reportedly struck Syria represent a significant proportion of the overall fleet. The massive raid is evidence of improving readiness on the part of the Russian air force, which in the 1990s and early 2000s grounded most of its aircraft because it couldn’t afford to fuel them or pay their pilots.

By comparison, on any given day 57 of the U.S. Air Force’s 77 B-52s, 35 of its 60 B-1s and nine of its 20 B-2 stealth bombers are even flyable, according to statistics from 2013.

And when they do fly, America’s bombers often sortie alone or in pairs, only rarely coming together in large numbers. Seven B-52s flew together to launch cruise missiles at Iraq in the early hours of Operation Desert Storm in 1991, and a group of eight of the giant warplanes repeated the feat on the first day of Operation Iraqi Freedom in March 2003.

In other words: This Russian attack was “shock and awe”—on steroids.

Russia’s bomber raid was certainly impressive, and has propaganda value in addition to bolstering Moscow’s operations in Syria. When 25 of the planet’s most powerful warplanes attack at the same time, it’s more than a mere air raid. It’s a statement to the whole world.


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  • Douglas Zoubek

    Poor little ISIS !! Hahahahaha

  • 2broke4 her

    Barry Soetoro apologized to the world that the JV team was beating him!

  • At least Russia has a leader with a set of BALLS, look what we have– a FAGGOT MARRIED TO ANOTHER MAN WHO HAS TO ASK FOR HIS BALLS FROM THE BOY FRIEND!!

  • OldBut YoungMoney

    This has to be a lie, it’s not being picked up at all in the media that he used nukes or anything like this happened…

    • glennmat1

      do you think it would bhe in this censored media country

  • Majosea

    B2 equivalent? Please…. it is just barely an equivalent to the B52.

  • Larry Nicholas

    if we had a real president ,we would have done the same thing months ago. But we have a muslum puss in the white house.

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  • Paul Kuykendall

    Way to go Russia. Wish America had the guts to do something like that. But no they only want to bring them to America for free stuff while the American people pay for it. The president has no respect for the American people and most American are so stupid they allow it to happen. Russia is right don’t play games get it done.