- May 14, 2001
We don't shoot down their bombers for the same reason the Russians don't shoot down ours that patrol near their borders. Advocating ideas to cause thermonuclear escalation is the sign of someone who is mentally unstable, a low-grade subject, somone who couldn't get a driver's license in any state except possibly New Jersey.Originally posted by: Dari
And stop being such a puss. The Russians have shot down far more civilian and American crafts than we have. They won't start a war over a "mistake".Originally posted by: GarfieldtheCat
I think you watched too many movies like Red Dawn and Rambo. Grow up.
There are certain unwritten rules that both sides follow, and they were followed in this case as well. You don't screw around trying to act tough and trigger-happy in these sorts of things.
Shooting planes down tends to kill people, and piss off the country whose plane was shot down. There is no need to accidentally start any sort of skirmishes that might be grounds for retaliation.