According to this new story from The Gazette, the last time that one of the 'elite' US Air Force Thunderbird jets crashed was in 2005, that is, prior to a 'freak incident' that took place on Thursday at a flyover for the US Air Force Academy graduation ceremony, which just happened to be attended by Barack Obama. Thunderbird jet #6, piloted by one Major Alex Turner, crashed south of the ceremony soon after the air show celebrating the graduation wrapped up. Quite fortunately, Major Turner was able to safely eject from the airplane before it crashed into a field and far away from any residential or business areas.
Quite sadly, that wasn't the last 'elite' US military plane to crash on Thursday as a US Navy 'Blue Angel' jet crashed at the Great Tennessee Air Show, killing the pilot, Marine Captain Jeff Kuss according to this story from The Tennessean. According to the Blue Angels' website, Kuss ALSO flew plane #6. According to a witness of this sad crash, the nose of the jet came straight down.
Is it just a sad coincidence that these planes, both #6, crashed on the same day or is there something much more to it? Is somebody trying to send us a message? The coincidence alone that both of these jets were #6 is interesting; visiting several past ANP stories reporting on several different global events that may tie into this opens up a rabbit hole that may travel to the other side of the planet. As we hear in the 1st video below, something is very, very strange with all of this. What is going on?
Using an electronic warfare device called a 'Khibiny', the Russian plane disabled all radars, control circuits, systems, information transmission and weapons systems aboard the USS Donald Cook, leaving it deaf, dumb and blind in the middle of the Black Sea. The Russian SU-24 then simulated a missile attack against the USS Donald Cook, and as if carrying out a training exercise, repeated the same maneuver 12 times before flying away. Why didn't the USS Donald Cook respond to the aggressions of the Russian plane?
Russia's new Richag-AV radar and sonar jamming system can be mounted on helicopters, ships and other military equipment to jam potential adversaries' weapons systems from distances of several hundred kilometers away; it has been hailed by developers as having no analogue anywhere in the world.
If this 'Khibiny' is capable of shutting down all of these systems, could it also be used to bring down 'elite' US warplanes? If so, and on the off chance that this Russian 'emp' was used to bring down our warplanes, what message is Russia sending?
For all of those reading this story who are fans of Russia and Vladimir Putin, especially when in comparison with our own Mr. Obama, this story is not meant as an anti-Russia story. Anyone who has been paying attention can clearly see that it wasn't Russia that put their country in between all of NATO's bases. Yet, couldn't there be a very good reason that Russia might be reminding the US to 'stay away from the Russian bear' considering NATO is 'continually poking the Russian bear'?
At ANP, I, personally, have always been anti-war, that's what got me into this in the first place, living in a country that has been at war for 93% of its existence, for 223 years as of 2016. However, being anti-war isn't being weak on defense, nor is it being 'anti-military', in fact, I've long believed that the very best defense is maintained by being so overwhelmingly powerful that nobody wants to mess with you. America used to have that.
We'd love to see our military reach that level again, but we can't see it happening under this 'Commander in Chief', or Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders. According to a December 2015 story from the Washington Times, Russian president Putin respects Donald Trump, but not Barack Obama. Were the two crashes on Thursday a message to Obama and America or just a sign of how far America's military has fallen under Obama's watch? We'd love to know what you think in the comment section below.