Publisher’s note: In an obvious attempt to flip a “military bird” at a very weak and indecisive administration, a Russian Su 24 Fighter Jet played a game of “I’m not touching you” with our guided missile destroyer, the USS Donald Cook in the Black Sea.
The lack of leadership in this nation is astounding. I hear calls of impeachment and I ask why? What good would it do? Even removing the most dangerous potus in our nation’s history wouldn’t help because where would that leave us?!
The current line-up of succession if we could get rid of him is as follows; Biden, Boehner, Leahy, Kerry, Lew, Hagel, and Holder. We could not be more screwed.
Fox News: A Russian warplane made several close-range passes by an American warship in the Black Sea over the weekend, in what the Pentagon is calling a "provocative" move amid escalating tensions in the region.
The jet, a Russian Su-24, made numerous low-altitude passes on Saturday over the USS Donald Cook, a guided-missile Navy destroyer in the western Black Sea, the Pentagon confirmed.
According to officials, the jet made a total of 12 passes over the course of 90 minutes. It did not once respond to multiple contacts and warnings from the USS Donald Cook, despite the fact that the U.S. Navy ship was able to reach the cockpit directly.
The Pentagon says that the jet had no visible missiles attached to its wings and that the incident ended without any exchange of fire.
"This provocative and unprofessional Russian action is inconsistent with international protocols and previous agreements of a professional interaction between our militaries," Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren said.
The low altitude of the jet varied at times from "virtual sea level to several thousand feet," Warren said. The jet did not "buzz" the Cook, but "flew too close," he said.Add a comment