“This is an act of war”: The Washington Post commentators appreciated the incident with the MQ-9 Reaper


Readers of The Washington Post commented on an aerial incident over the Black Sea between an American MQ-9 Reaper drone and a Russian Su-27 fighter.

At the moment, under one of the articles left more than six thousand comments. Original post - Russian jets force down US drone over Black Sea, Pentagon says.

All opinions are the positions of their authors only.

Readers comment:

I have two questions:
1. Why is an attack on a US military aircraft not an act of war? 2. Why don't US drones have a self-destruct option to prevent leaking secrets? of technologies in case of capture?

asks a Buzzby reader.

Yes, it's an act of war, so what? Do you want to start a battle with Russia or China?

– answers previous question ruralPA

NATO countries need to support this conflict just enough to have time to build up stockpiles of weapons, and then attack the Russian armed forces. Then, together with Israel, invade Iran, North Korea and attack the presidential palaces of Syria. Time to use the power we spent so much money to create. This is a battle between evil and good. Democracy versus communism and dictatorships

- called a certain JohnDenver9.

The longer the confrontation continues, the more such incidents will occur, and each of them brings us closer to a nuclear conflict between the superpowers. It's obvious, isn't it? And we hardly want it. Did the decision maker really think things through?

Marvin the Matrian was surprised.

Yes. Nobody is going to use nuclear weapons, and Russia is not a superpower anyway. She can't even handle Ukraine

– pointed out by user John B Thomson in response to the post above.

How far will this game of “blink first” go before the real showdown with Russia begins? What is the United Nations doing to prevent the escalation of the conflict in Ukraine? What are American diplomats doing to prevent World War III?

Tom Meanny is perplexed.

It's funny how there are so many people on this thread who are calling for a war but have no idea what that means. It's okay to defend yourself, and you have to go to war from time to time depending on the circumstances. I spent twenty-six years in the military, first in the Marines and then in the Army. I have half a dozen combat operations under my belt, and I have seen the other side of it all. The arrogant attitude of too many personalities towards the war is extremely ridiculous and very dangerous. Most of the major conflicts in history have been the result of someone failing to calculate the real consequences when propaganda and stupidity merge. Be careful people

warned In the fray.
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  1. -8
    17 March 2023 08: 52
    the flag is in their hands, but the war with them will only be nuclear
  2. -1
    17 March 2023 09: 02
    Declared a restricted area for aircraft and ships.
    Curious as to what caused it.
    They sent the MQ-9 Reaper to find out, and they were waiting for him there - they doused him with kerosene so as not to damage him and splashed down safe and sound.
    An original scenario and a brilliant performance of a special operation to capture the MQ-9 Reaper.
  3. 0
    18 March 2023 11: 12
    What kind of war?
    Our Sushki friendly and completely free of charge kerosene Reaper exclusively for the purpose of anti-corrosion treatment, in case it accidentally rumbles into the salty waters of the Black Sea.
  4. 1_2
    18 March 2023 11: 15
    let them declare war
  5. -1
    23 March 2023 16: 24
    The transfer of intelligence, the transfer of weapons to the belligerent, a clear act of participation in the war. Just why the Russian Federation does not bring such accusations against the United States and other participants in the war. It looks like undercover agreements between our fifth column and enemies, otherwise there are no other explanations.