Every now and then groups of people form up to protest the drones at Creech AFB, Nevada. On November 10, 2016, they blocked the main gate to Creech Air Force Base, impeding early morning commute. They called upon base personnel to “stand down” or “assist” in the arrest of Commander Col. Case Cunningham for “crimes against humanity.”
This is not new but the “arrest” of the Wing Commander is a cute twist. Did you hear the part where they don’t even know where on base the Commander is and they ask for “assistance in locating” him.
Please note that the guy on the cool Trike with the American flag is my neighbor. He was not part of the protest but dropped in to watch the fun and protest the protest.
MORE FUN AT THE GATE
Coming through the gate, many folks, mostly civilian contractors like me would flip the protesters off as we drove by.
These twisted fucks are not beneath posting pictures of dead kids. Readers with weak,girly feelings should skip the next video. We include it here because it’s got a groovy soundtrack.
Remember when Maverick was showboating with that MiG in “Topgun”?
An Air Force pilot came pretty close to recreating that movie magic.
It has been reported by The Aviationist, that back in 2012 an American MQ-1 drone was being operated in international airspace outside of Iran and was intercepted by two Su-25’s flown by the Pasdaran. Otherwise known as “The Army of Guardians of the Islamic Revolution” or The Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF). Whatever. These two Iranian jet jockeys failed to do anything to the drone. That’s like striking out in T Ball.
After the incident, it was decided that the drones would be escorted by U.S. Navy F-18’s and U.S. Air Force F-22’s. This would mark the combat debut of America’s fifth-generation stealth fighter. The next time up at bat, Iran sent two F-4E Phantom II’s to intercept an MQ-1 off Iran and about 16 miles into international airspace. When the F-4’s closed on the drone U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh reported what happened next:
“He [the Raptor pilot] flew under their aircraft [the F-4s] to check out their weapons load without them knowing that he was there, and then pulled up on their left-wing and then called them and said ‘you really ought to go home’”