The headline should in fact read:
U.S. warship approaches Russian fighter jets in the Black Sea.
Some Western media have reported on the incident on April 12 in the Black Sea.
A Russian fighter jet has repeatedly carried out mock attacks on a U.S. war/spy ship.
Early evening Saturday, twelve times the aircraft of the type Su-24 was flown at low altitude on the destroyer USS Donald Cook.
The jet had approached the ship to within 900 meters and was at an altitude of 150 meters above the sea on the fly.
The incident had protracted about 90 minutes.
What the media did not report is what happened after that.
Parsifal, April 15, 2014
The USS Donald Cook had to immediately put into a Romanian port, as the crew was quite frayed-out by fear.
27 sailors of the U.S. Navy immediately submitted their resignations and disembarked.
The Pentagon acknowledged the feint attacks of the Su-24 on the U.S. destroyer have created a demoralizing effect on the sailors.
As part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, the Cook fired on March 19, 2003 from the Red Sea the first cruise missiles at targets in Iraq
On Monday, a Pentagon spokesman confirmed the above event and called the aerial manoeuvres frightening and unacceptable, as it would have completely demoralized the crew of the warship and produced a negative impact on the general psychological climate.
There were even involved two Su-24.
27 crew members of the destroyer should have submitted their resignations and commented on their actions by saying they have no intention to put their lives in danger.
The spokesman Steven Warren said that the destroyer would patrol the waters of the Black Sea in the west, when the incident occurred.
Thereafter the ship had safely entered in the Romanian port of Constanta on Monday.
Members of the crew had to be psychologically cared for and recover from the stress suffered.
The USS Donald Cook is the third U.S. warship that came lately to the Black Sea.
Previously, the United States already had the missile frigate USS Taylor and the command ship for Amphibious Warfare, the USS Mount Whitney sent to protect the U.S. athletes during the Olympic Games in Sochi far from the Russian coast, before terrorists as Washington described the task...
Then happened a Malheur.
The USS Taylor ran on February 12 aground and no longer was able to fulfil its mission in the situation.
As the warship Samsun wanted to start bunkering fuel, damage on the propeller blades arose.
The guided missile frigate thereafter remained lying flat at the wharf of the Turkish harbour.
Captain Dennis Volpe was relieved of command and stepped back.
Since the beginning of February 2014, the new home port of the USS Donald Cook is Rota in Spain, together with three other destroyers coming later as so-called forward stationing.
U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said:
'A permanent stationing of four ships forward in Rota will lead us in the right place, not only in time but for all time'.
Rota has been around for 60 years an American naval base in Spain.
On April 8, the USS Donald Cook arrived into the Black Sea to demonstrate support, as part of the American effort to support Eastern European allies, because of the alleged Russian military build-up on the border with Ukraine.
Upon arrival, the aforementioned incident with two Russian Su-24 happened.
As a result of the token raid a 'lack of staff' was created, and the vessel had to quit his mission.
Oh how embarrassing.
That's what happens when you sail around in foreign waters where you have no business at all !
(Looks like if the U.S. Navy is not used to being attacked by 'enemy' fighter aircraft, even if only a mock.
Perhaps the sailors have realized their service is not a paddleboat pleasure trip in Central Park and not only consists of paella and vino tinto when ashore in Spain, but here it is a case of emergency, when 'the evil Russians' not tolerate the penetration of their pond by the U.S. Navy without naming a price.)
Paddleboats at Central Park, NYC
What business has the American Navy in the Black Sea ?
It is the Americans seemingly impossible to stay on their very large and rich continent.
If you look to the military expenditures of both countries investing the U.S. USD 680 billion and Russia USD 80 billion, eight and a half times as much.
Thus, it is clear who’s the war horny maniac here.
I just imagined how the U.S. would react if Russian warships would lie in front of the military ports on the west coast of the U.S…
Convention of Monteux
The Treaty of Montreux (also Straits Agreement) dated 20 July 1936, providing Turkey full sovereignty over the Sea of Marmara and the Bosphorus.
The treaty is still in force today and regulates the freedom of navigation through these waters.
For warships special rules apply.
In peacetime, the passage of a warship has to be communicated Turkey through diplomatic channels before, usually eight days before.
Non-Black Sea state warships
Warships of states that do not belong to the residents of the Black Sea shall not remain there more than 21 days.
There are also limitations on the tonnage of warships.
Not more than 15.000 tonnes must simultaneously pass through the straits.
Furthermore, generally over-water warships with more than 10.000 tons displacement (USS Donald Cook 8.315 tons) and submarines as well as aircraft carriers from countries that do not belong to the residents of the Black Sea may not pass the strait. (Wikipedia).
The destroyer Truxton, performs along with the navies of Bulgaria and Romania prolonged military exercises in the Black Sea, has exceeded the maximum allowed under the Montreux Convention, 21 days for non-Black Sea littoral ships.
It is said that the Donald Cook will join the Truxton and they will not replace it.
The U.S. will not only continue to violate the Montreux Convention, but also increase their naval presence in the Black Sea in the midst of crisis.
Derek Chollet, Assistant U.S. Secretary of Defense for International Security underlined in a justification 'to the House that the decision of the naval presence in the Black Sea in the midst of the crisis would be in line with the general U.S. policy' and, close cooperation 'with the Ukraine.
After 21 days…
can sink a bordering state any foreign warship without declaration of war, for example, Russia.
The knowledge of this option is naturally known the crew members and commanders of American warships and thus they fear for their lives.
But there is more:
According to a senior U.S. military, the Russian Su-24 was unarmed but equipped with a technology that has ‘turned off’ navigation, radar and weapons systems, namely all the electronics of the ship.
Thus, the complex weapon systems of the destroyer/spy vessel were completely useless and the sailors helpless.
And this is not even the latest Sukhoi machine.
These machines have been put into service in 1974.
How many diapers would have needed the soldiers, if one or two SU-35 flew feints ?
Oh, me stupid:
American fighter jets are all good and Russians jets are pure evil.
Just like everything that America and its allies do is always right and good and everything Russia does fundamentally evil and wrong.
Additionally, we should accustom ourselves that according the understanding of the U.S. government and thus automatically to the notion of Mrs. Merkel, that each country if it is ever allowed to maintain its own troops, must keep these in an area, authorized by the U.S. government, within the boundaries of its borders.
Any relocation of troops outside this area require the approval of the President of the United States of America, otherwise it is a serious violation of international law and the UN Charter.
Who becomes a U.S. Soldier ?
Many Desperate, Disillusioned, Students (to finance their studies) and many Hispanics, Blacks, and of course - Rednecks, hobby-Nazis and the criminally mentally Handicapped join the U.S. Army - after all, there's a whopping USD 39.000/Year !
Better than wipe the floor at McDonalds for minimum-wage.