A source from the U.S. Department of Defense said that two Russian military jets engaged in “aggressive” flight maneuvers near a U.S. Navy ship sailing in international waters near Russia.
The official accused Russia of running “simulated attack profiles” with the dangerous maneuvers that flew uncomfortably close to the U.S. vessel.
The jets were not armed, however the planes were close enough to create a wake in the water near the U.S. Navy ship. The official confirmed that Russia always dispatched a helicopter to take pictures of the jets circling the ship at least seven times.
“We have deep concerns about the unsafe and unprofessional Russian flight maneuvers,” the U.S. European Command said on Wednesday. “These actions have the potential to unnecessarily escalate tensions between countries, and could result in a miscalculation or accident that could cause serious injury or death.”
Despite these concerns, no one from President Obama to Secretary of State John Kerry has the backbone to stand up to Russia as they continue to test their boundaries with the U.S.
It’s no mystery why Russia continues to test their limits. Like a child acting out for attention, Russia will continue to provoke the U.S. to see how far they can exert their power before someone puts an end to it. As long as Obama is in office, it looks like Russia will continue to be able to do whatever they damn well please.