posted on Aug, 26 2008 @ 01:20 PM
I'm observing the news wires at the moment and it seems that things in the Black Sea are really starting to heat up.
The current NATO ships operating in the Black Sea that I'm aware of are:
1. USS McFaul
2. USCG Dallas Cutter
3. USS Mount Whitney
4. German frigate Luebeck
5. Spanish frigate Admiral Juan den Borbon
and five other NATO warships including possibly an attack submarine are either there or on the way
Possibly on the way (This ship is cool, research it):
USS Iwo Jima
On top of this, they say an additional 7 U.S. warships also seem to be headed to the same region from various places around the world.
"A senior Russian military official said Tuesday he was "bewildered" by the growing presence of NATO warships in the northeastern Black Sea. Col.
Gen. Anatoly Nogovitsyn told reporters in Moscow that nine NATO ships were in the region, including a U.S. vessel that arrived late Tuesday, the
Russian Itar-Tass news agency reported."
The Black Sea is not a very big place for all these warships to be at one time. I would say it is now likely that we could see some kind of
confrontation in the coming weeks. At some point, these Russian and NATO ships are going to bump heads in one manner or another.
Anyone heard anything else? I've been wondering if any American Super Carriers were headed to the Black Sea. So far we haven't even seen the brunt
of the American Navy yet.
By the way, why the heck isn't this the main news story on all the American news networks? This is practically another Cuban Missile Crisis type
scenario in the works. When I say that I don't mean its like the Cuban Missile Crisis in regards to nuclear weapons but more in regards to the
possibility of naval searches/seizes, blockades, and so on.
It just seems to me like the Democratic National Convention is washing out a major development that Americans are just not in touch with. In my
opinion, American news networks need to forget about the convention for now and keep people informed on these far more important developments. I can
always watch the DNC recordings on C-Span's website (www.cspan.org) at a time suitable to me anyways. I do want to hear what any possible future
leaders have to say about where the USA is headed, but I find this conflict to be far more important.
[edit on 26-8-2008 by Cl0aK]