A United States Air Force plane appeared to draw a “sky penis” near a Russian military base in Syria Tuesday night, Politico reported.
The pilots of the Air Force’s KC-135 Stratotanker looped near the base in Tartus, Syria, forming what looks like men’s genitalia on flight radar, according to Politico. It is unknown whether the flight vessel departed from Crete, Greece, for refueling or if the pilots were solely on a mission to prank Moscow’s ground crew on the base, the outlet reported. (RELATED: Ligma Johnson: Men Tell Reporter They’re Fired Twitter Employees, Give Hilarious Fake Names)
In a move that was hard for the Russians to ignore, the crew of an American military aircraft pulled off a ballsy maneuver last night, drawing a “sky penis” near Moscow’s naval base in Syria.https://t.co/EtsoqgTbkZ
— POLITICOEurope (@POLITICOEurope) November 2, 2022
The maneuver drew the attention of the Kyiv Post, a Ukrainian news source, which tweeted, “Christmas came early.”
📸 Christmas came early: A US jet draws ‘sky penis’ near Russian base in Syria.
Pic: Politico pic.twitter.com/mGKp07ofMP
— KyivPost (@KyivPost) November 2, 2022
The Mediterranean had previously been a tension point between U.S. Navy and Russian aircrafts, as they flew close to each other last February, at a time of heightened strain between the two countries before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Guardian reported.
“The Kremlin may aspire to dominate the Mediterranean one day, but for now its aim is to deny this option to NATO,” a Carnegie Endowment for International Peace report stated, according to the Sun.