28 August 2008
Hmmm... U.S. Coast Guard cutter "Dallas" seems to have gotten lost, since (last time I checked) THE U.S. COAST IS NOWHERE NEAR THE BLACK SEA.
(with pic of "Dallas" arriving in Batumi, Georgia - a port on the Black Sea)
official US Coast Guard photo on flickr
(of "Dallas" at a port in Crete, Greece)
It doesn't matter whether the Coast Guard cutter ship is there "for humanitarian reasons" or not, it's the type of action that makes the US look either a) aggressive, b) stupid, or c) both a & b.