[Assam] Tell Me
cmahanta at charter.net
Sat Feb 28 08:13:44 IST 2009
Give us a little help.
What in ToI or AT that you saw would be comparable to this?
Is it the language?
Is it the absence of details that make it unintelligible?
Is it the allusions or inferences or conclusions
that are either untenable or misleading or
Or perhaps something else?
At 5:54 PM -0800 2/27/09, Dilip and Dil Deka wrote:
>This was in CNN, a premier news outlet.
>Tell me what CNN is trying to tell us. Anything
>better than what TOI or AT dish out?
> Dilip Deka
>Canadians intercepted Russian bombers before Obama visit
> * Story Highlights
> * Russian bombers were in international
>waters when Canadian jets intercepted them
> * Canadians scrambled the F-18 fighter
>planes from NORAD in Canada command
> * Russian planes identified as TU-95 Bear
>aircraft, NORAD spokesman says
> * "It was a routine flight," Russian
>Embassy spokesman in Washington says
> * Next Article in World »
>(CNN) -- One day before U.S. President Barack
>Obama's Canadian visit last week, Canadian
>fighter jets intercepted two Russian bombers
>near Canadian air space, the defense minister
>Canadian jets intercepted Russian TU-95 Bear
>bomber aircraft last week similar to this one.
>"At no time did Russian planes enter Canadian
>air space, but within 24 hours of the
>president's visit here ... we did scramble F-18
>fighter planes from NORAD in Canada command,"
>Peter MacKay said in a news conference in Ottawa.
>The Russian planes were in international waters,
>about 118 miles (190 kilometers) northeast of
>Tuktoyuktuk, in Canada's Northwest Territories.
>"It was a routine flight over international
>airspace," Yevgeniy Khorishko, a spokesman at
>the Russian Embassy in Washington, told CBC news.
>NORAD, the North American Aerospace Defense
>Command, is a joint U.S.-Canadian agency in
>charge of aerospace control for the North
>"As has been done on previous occasions,
>(Canadian pilots) sent very clear signals that
>are understood, that (the) aircraft was to turn
>around, turn tail and head back to its own air
>space, which it did," MacKay said.
>The Russian planes were identified as TU-95 Bear
>aircraft by NORAD spokesman Michael Kucharek.
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