The USS Truxton, a US Navy guided-missile destroyer, entered the Black Sea today.
Really, is this the wisest move during a period of heightened tensions with Russia? How would we feel if Russia sent a warship into Lake Superior?
No problemo, says the Navy P.R. office, we’re only off for naval exercises with our good buddies in Bulgaria and Romania. Well, the Russians said their saber-rattling in Crimea was just an exercise.
Sure, we just had to do it since we were invited by our satellites in Bulgaria and Romania. Just like Romania and Bulgaria used to invite Russia into their countries but then we said it was proof of Russia’s imperial intent. Now, we’re doing it, and it’s just good clean fun.