A USAF KC-135 Stratotanker plane draws a ‘heavenly penis’ near Tartous in Syria – the Russian naval facility in the Mediterranean

A USAF KC-135 Stratotanker aerial refueling plane crew performed a daring maneuver near the Moscow base in Syria on the night of Nov. 1, 2022 in a move hard for the Russians to ignore.

A United States Air Force (USAF) KC-135 Stratotanker air-to-air refueling aircraft crew performed a daring maneuver near the Moscow base in Syria on the night of Nov. Russians.

As shown in the Flightradar24 screenshot in this article, the tanker drew a “heavenly penis” in the vicinity of Tartous in Syria – the Kremlin’s naval facility in the Mediterranean. The news was first reported by Italian newspaper La Repubblica.

According to POLITICO, it is unclear if the plane took off from Crete to refuel fighter jets, or if the pilots had only one job: to mock the Russian ground crew.

It was reported on Twitter that the KC-135 remained in position for almost two hours just east of Cyprus.

An expert claimed: “They were on a resupply mission which is usually just a long oval, repeated over and over…. so they added the ‘balls’. No extra taxpayer money spent.

The KC-135 Stratotanker provides the base air-to-air refueling capability of the USAF and has excelled in this role for over 60 years. This unique asset enhances the Air Force’s ability to accomplish its primary global mission. It also provides aerial refueling support to aircraft of the Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and allied nations. The KC-135 is also capable of transporting waste and ambulatory patients using patient support pallets during aeromedical evacuations.

A USAF KC-135 Stratotanker appeared to draw a penis in the sky near the Russian Syrian naval base on the Mediterranean

Russia has close ties with Syria and under a bilateral agreement in 2017, Damascus agreed to lease the port of Tartous from the Kremlin.

Tartous is Russia’s only base in the Mediterranean and is mainly used to deliver supplies to help its mission in Syria with the regime and to repair its warships.

As reported by Mirror, a Russian official also suggested in December that the port could be used to station Russia’s new Zircon hypersonic cruise missiles.

The Mediterranean was the subject of a close encounter between three US Navy planes and Russian planes in February, days before Russia launched its full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

The unwitting approach came as tension rose between Russia and Ukraine a week before war broke out on February 24.

Although interactions were common, at the time the Pentagon was concerned about the potential outcomes during the uncertain time.

“Although no one was harmed, such interactions could lead to miscalculations and mistakes that lead to more dangerous outcomes,” a Pentagon spokesperson said.

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The war between Russia and Ukraine persists as nearly 1,000 Russian soldiers were killed on October 30. The event became the deadliest day for Putin since his troops invaded eight months ago.

According to Daily Mail, the Russian death toll in Kyiv now stands at at least 71,200.

This comes as Russia tries to round up as many men as possible and push them quickly to the front lines, regardless of their skills, training and equipment.

The UK Ministry of Defense (MoD) said in its latest intelligence briefing that Russia has deployed several thousand newly mobilized reservists to the frontline in Ukraine – but in many cases they are “ill-equipped”.

“In September, Russian officers feared that some recently mobilized reservists might arrive in Ukraine unarmed,” the defense ministry said.

Russia has stepped up its attacks on Ukrainian power plants and other key infrastructure as the war enters its ninth month. As a result, large parts of Ukraine are already experiencing continuous blackouts.

Photo credit: Flightradar24, US Air Force and Tim Felce (Airwolfhound) via Wikipedia

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