A strange thing is taking place early Monday morning. All United States military aircraft have turned their transponders off. The planes can no longer be tracked by civilian entities or via the Internet.
Even more ominous, word is coming out of several regional airports around the US, especially several near US nuclear missile bases, that fighter and other military aircraft are being quietly moved to those Regional airports, with no explanation.
One possibility is that the US is moving the aircraft to put them away from likely nuclear attack targets, such as air bases. This would - in theory - allow some of the US military aircraft to survive a nuclear first strike. It's almost the same as when the military moves planes or ships to avoid a coming hurricane.
Page Regional Airport in North Dakota is one such air field where military aircraft are said to be re-positioned. Page is about 219 miles from Minot Air Force Base, a nuclear weapons base.
Word came late last week that a very unusual and large number of military aircraft were seen flying into that airport. At 219 miles away from Minot, the aircraft sent to Page would likely survive a nuclear attack against Minot itself.
Questions being raised today about military planes with no transponders, include folks asking, are ALL military planes now being physically re-positioned? If so, why?
Does the U.S. expect an incoming nuclear strike? Or is the U.S. planning a nuclear first strike against Russia, and is therefore moving its planes in anticipation of a return strike?