F-22 Raptor Owns The Syrian Skies
Nothing like having complete and total dominance in the air. Prior to the conflict in Syria, the F-22 Raptor, as badass as all its specs state it was, was largely untested against any nation with airpower that might be even one or two tiers below its performance level. However, the F-22 Raptor has not only lived up to its fearsome name but also lived up to its deterrent hype.
During a surge deployment of F-22 Raptors to the skies over Syria, the legitimate stealth fighter made almost 600 planes decide that it’d be better to turn around than to appear on the United States Air Force’s latest hit video “Dumbass Enemy Pilots Who Most Definitely Should Have F***ed Off In Another General Direction” (It’s a working title, don’t be so damn judgy).
The adversaries that the F-22 encountered…well let’s say it the right way, the unfortunate adversaries who had the unpleasant experience of being stalked by the F-22, were none other than a few of the potential adversaries of a possible World War 3 scenario. Russia, Iran, and Syria…well not so much Syria, they can’t do shit without Russia or Iran. Either way, the point is the United States Air Force asserted that we will, in fact, be able to see you, shoot you and move on with our day before you even know we’re there.
“But American Grit they didn’t shoot down any planes, they just deterred them.”
Yeah, that’s right. Do you know how other enemy planes get deterred? It goes a little like this. (Maybe a little creative license was taken, but only a little.)
“Hey (Russian, Iranian, Syrian) aircraft, we totally see you and you haven’t the faintest idea where we are, we could totally just ruin your day and embarrass (Putin, Khamenei, Assad) by blowing your antiquated pieces of shit out of the sky. Don’t go away mad, just go away. Buh bye now, buh bye.”
So no, we didn’t shoot any planes down per say, but we sure as shit scared 587 enemy planes enough that they decided their missions weren’t as important as landing their planes. Way to go Air Force.