In reaction (presumably) to the U.S. suspension of diplomatic relations with Russia, the
Soviet Russian Bomber Command demonstrates they can easily hit Spain (as well as everything in between, we are expected to infer). Norway, UK, France, and Spain all scrambled interceptors. Perhaps to demonstrate that we can shoot down those bombers? Perhaps actually intending to down the bombers should they get too close to a target? Hard to if what’s going on is more “War Games,” as the linked headline suggests, or a Cold War redux? Or are we on the verge of an actual shooting war?
Or maybe I’ve just been staying up too late playing these Cold War games and I’m confusing reality with fantasy. That would also explain this whole Presidential Election thing.