Very good recap, love the USS Donald Cook aka “sitting duck” destroyer story.
Here’s a nice video footage of Sukhoi Su-24 fighters flying within 1,000 feet of the ship.
VIDEO – Iran parades Russian S-300 missile defense systems on Army Day:
You may recall my two past articles that made a splash. The 2015 piece: Mystery Revealed: What frightened the USS Donald Cook so much in the Black Sea? and from early 2014: Striking Geopolitical Similarities: Georgian War – Beijing2008 and Ukraine – Sochi2014.
In the latter, I explained the long-cherished US plan to attack Iran and how Russia since mid-2000s was quietly protecting Iran by all means possible. The reason Russia had to continuously run interference was due to the fact that US invasion of Iran was set in stone after Iraq and Afghanistan, and it was clear that Iran would not be unable to withstand a massive simultaneous attack by US from sea and air. In the former, I expanded on how Russians arranged the protection of Iran via the elimination of US base and military hardware…
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