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@SenatorRounds . takes aim at DOD statement about Russian Su27 hitting US drone: “The report coming out of our government is this was an unprofessional act and environmentally unsound.I'm sorry folks. They shot down a United States war plane….And that's the response we get back.”
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EUCOM: “Several times before the collision, the Su-27s dumped fuel on and flew in front of the MQ-9 in a reckless, environmentally unsound and unprofessional manner. This incident demonstrates a lack of competence in addition to being unsafe and unprofessional.”
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“So yeah, not very happy about it. And the bottom line is, is we cannot allow that to happen. This is a case of where our allies and our adversaries should understand that we're not putting up with this,” @SenatorRounds told me.
“This is a very serious international action and it has to be dealt with accordingly. This is not a case of where you say, ‘don't do it again.’ Where you hurt our feelings, but that's the case of where you took out an asset that we had,” @SenatorRounds said in disgust.
“I fully expect that there will be a stronger letter to follow this very nice comment…because we sure wouldn't want to hurt anybody's feelings other than to tell them that they've done something, environmentally inappropriate,” @SenatorRounds said referring to DOD statement.
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