A U.S. aircraft carrier is the superior display of our strength and power projection. It is a floating example of American sovereignty, and represents the finest and greatest traditions of the U.S. Navy.
Written By Allen B. West:
Having one’s name affixed to a Navy aircraft carrier is undoubtedly the highest honor. And so it is with the venerable USS Ronald Reagan, named after the man who stood at the Brandenburg Gates and forcefully demanded of Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev, “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall.” His words rallied generations who until then never had the freedom and liberty to stand up, and the wall came down. How terribly sad to report the abject disrespect just given to his memory.
As reported by Fox News, “Two Russian warplanes flew within one mile of the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier, forcing the U.S. Navy to launch four fighter jets in response Tuesday, a Navy spokesman told Fox News.
The USS Reagan was sailing in international waters east of the Korean peninsula, Stars and Stripes reports. It adds that the U.S. is currently engaged in joint military exercises with South Korea.
The Russian “Bear Bombers” approached the aircraft carrier at an elevation of 500 feet Tuesday morning, according to Navy spokesman Commander William Marks. He said U.S. F/A-18 Super Hornets escorted the Russian planes as they transited out of the area. “We would characterize this as still at a safe distance. This kind of interaction is not unprecedented,” Cmdr. Marks told Fox News.”
This is not unprecedented? Yeah, that’s right, it happened in the movie “Top Gun” — y’all remember, Maverick, Goose, and Iceman right?
Apparently, since President Barack Obama’s “unprecedented” off-mic moment when he confided to then Russian President Dmitry Medvedev — ironically in South Korea — that he would have more flexibility after reelection, we’ve been treated to more Russian tricks of buzzing our ships, flying off our coastline, and the recent reports of Russian submarines dangerously close to underwater internet cables. But don’t fret, this kind of interaction isn’t unprecedented.
I want y’all to contrast the interaction between Reagan and Gorbachev and that between Obama and Putin. Now of course the liberal progressive sweethearts who just LOVE to hang out at this site will revert to BDS — no not the liberal Boycott, Divestment, and Sanction policy towards Israel, nah, I am talking about Bush Derangement Syndrome. You see, what Putin is doing today is….. Continue Reading Here