What is it with our Republican candidates for president? Most of them appear to be tripping over themselves wanting to shoot down Russian planes.
You shoot them down, absolutely. Whatever happens next, we deal with it.
— Ben Carson
Lindsey Graham, who has no chance in hell to get nominated, still loves wars:
I would shoot [Putin’s] planes down, I would literally shoot his planes down.
— Lindsey Graham
Then there is Chris Christie:
We spent untold American treasure and blood to eliminate the Soviet Union. We should not let it come back.
— Chris Christie
Carly Fiorina said she’d never talk to Putin, right after she bragged she had actually met him before. Then:
I think we must be prepared to shoot down Russian jets.
— Carly Fiorina
Are these people insane? They want to start World War III for idiotic reasons like a no fly zone in Syria?
I wonder if these people actually read the recent studies comparing our boondoggle F-35 planes to Russian fighters of the current generation? Here is an article that shows Russia’s superiority: Outgunned by the Su-30 family of aircraft and suffering critical design flaws, the American F-35 is staring down the barrel of obsolescence – and punching a gaping hole in western air defences. Based on this, I am not so sure it’s a smart idea to shoot at Russian planes.
Donald Trump is the only one with some common sense. When asked about Russia in Syria, the said:
I am all for it, 100%
— Donald Trump
His position is to let the Russians do their thing and keep us out of the quagmire.
I am saying it again. Trump actually appears attractive among all those lunatics who want to be president of the United States.