And the Russian Foreign Minister Won't Return John Kerry's phone call. Obama's foreign policy is a farce. Two Russian nuclear-armed bombers circled the western Pacific island of Guam this week in the latest sign of Moscowâs growing strategic assertiveness toward the United States. The Russian Tu-95 Bear-H strategic bombers were equipped with nuclear-tipped cruise missiles and were followed by U.S. jets as they circumnavigated Guam on Feb. 12 local timeâhours before President Barack Obamaâs state of the union address. Air Force Capt. Kim Bender, a spokeswoman for the Pacific Air Force in Hawaii, confirmed the incident to the Washington Free Beacon and said Air Force F-15 jets based on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, âscrambled and responded to the aircraft.â âThe Tu-95s were intercepted and left the area in a northbound direction. No further actions occurred,â she said. Bender said no other details would be released âfor operational security reasons.â The bomber incident was considered highly unusual. Russian strategic bombers are not known to have conducted such operations in the past into the south Pacific from bomber bases in the Russian Far East, which is thousands of miles away and over water. John Bolton, former U.N. ambassador and former State Department international security undersecretary, said the Russian bomber flights appear to be part of an increasingly threatening strategic posture in response to Obama administration anti-nuclear policies. âEvery day brings new evidence that Obamaâs ideological obsession with dismantling our nuclear deterrent is dangerous,â Bolton said. âOur national security is in danger of slipping off the national agenda even as the threats grow.â http://freebeacon.com/bear-bombers-over-guam/ As you head off for your Presidents' Day weekend, The Cable would just like to note that it's now been over 72 hours since Secretary of State John Kerry reached out to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov -- without getting a call back.