RAF intercepts Russian bomber near British airspace

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RAF Typhoons have intercepted a Russian Bear Bomber off the coast of Shetland, the UK's most northerly point.

The powerful RAF fighters trailed the Russian craft until it was deemed no threat to Great Britain.

 
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Tecumsehsbones

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Well, the UK, the US, Canada, they've all gotten little peekaboo planes flying all too close lately.
How close is too close? "Near British airspace" is selling-airtime-speak for "in international airspace."

"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary."
--HL Mencken
 
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Wise

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Contact Traffic Control Tower for heading and altitude suggestions.

Shetland or Shitland? Is "shet" even a word?

RAF is an abbreviation for 'Royal Air Force'.
 

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People also ask:

What is the English word SHET?

to shut. 2. ( intransitive) US dialect. to be free of something.