Why Putin's Warplanes Are Buzzing Alaska; Italy Denies Bill O'Reilly's Request for Political Asylum

For the fourth day in a row, Russian military aircraft have been spotted flying off the coast of Alaska.


As reported by CNN, the two most recent sightings occurred late Wednesday and yesterday, with the first involving two IL-38 maritime patrol aircraft, and the second involving two TU-95 nuclear-capable Bear bombers. The Russian aircraft never entered US airspace, but American and Canadian jets performed appropriate intercepts.


Our Moscow correspondent, associate solitary reporter Foma Khoroshonsky, asked Vladimir Putin’s Minister of Defence, Sergei Shoygu, why Putin is engaging in such provocative behavior.


“I’m so glad you asked," Shoygu said. "We Russians do not appreciate Donald Trump’s attacks on our Syrian ally.”


“We are very pleased that Crimea is now part of Russia; and Alaska used to be part of Russia as well. I just sent those planes to gather intelligence for our invasion. Our first target will be Elmendorf Air Force Base, in Anchorage.”


“It is very clear to us that the United Staes has a bleak future. Look for Russia to continue expanding our empire this year.”


Elsewhere, Bill O’Reilly, fired by Fox News as he was returning from his vacation in Italy, has asked Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni Silveri for political asylum, but a spokesman for the Prime Minister immediately issued a statement saying “Assolutamente no!"


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