When it comes to the archetypal conflicts between world superpowers, no single incident has permeated more deeply in to our culture than the Cold War between the United States and the USSR.
Now Russia, the then Soviet Union was the quintessential bad guy. Mysterious, nefarious, bold, and secretive, the USSR filled the role of super villain nicely. Their ties to Cuba only enhanced their evil appearance, having their red tentacles within arm’s reach of paradise in Florida.
Russia is once again rising to prominence as an American nemesis, thanks in no small part to the actions of the democratic party during the waning hours of the Obama administration.
On his way out the door, Obama slapped Russia with a number of embarrassing restrictions, including the dismissal of several high-position posts in the ambassadorship. This, of course, irked Russia to no end, as the action was in response to completely bogus accusations of electoral meddling on behalf of Donald Trump.
In the ensuing months, the United States has been inundated with Russian nonsense by the liberal media, who are only furthering the Ruskies’ combativeness. This has, in turn, caused great danger to befall American men and women on the battlefield with Russian jets continuing to precariously engage with both American planes and warships.
Now, in an effort to help the Russians re-acclimate to having the U.S. in their general vicinity, President Trump is sending a Navy destroyer to The Black Sea.
“The Navy has deployed the guided-missile destroyer Carney to join the destroyer Ross in the Black Sea in a move that U.S. military officials told CNN is intended to ‘desensitize’ Russia to the presence of American military assets in the strategically important region.
“The deployment of the Carney marks the first time in four years that two American destroyers have operated in the Black Sea outside of scheduled exercises. The move comes as Russia continues to militarize Crimea, the peninsula it seized from Ukraine in 2014.
“In recent years, the U.S. and NATO have accused Russia of sending troops and military hardware to Crimea, and there are now reports that submarines have been added to the mix.”
For what it’s worth, our Naval command believes that the U.S. has stayed well ahead of Russia in the subtle conflict.
“’Our decision to have two ships simultaneously operate in the Black Sea is proactive, not reactive,’ said Vice Adm. Christopher Grady, commander of 6th Fleet, which oversees U.S. naval operations in the region. ‘The continued presence of the U.S. Navy in the Black Sea demonstrates our enduring commitment to regional stability, maritime security of our Black Sea partners, and the collective defense of our NATO allies,’ he added.”
Given the recent escalations of rhetoric between the Russian government and the United States, there is little wonder that this sort of massive naval maneuver must be performed.