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American Fishermen Confronted by Russian Navy, Coast Guard Gives Them Shocking Order

Added 11-25-20 07:45:04pm EST - “Tim Thomas, captain of the fishing vessel Northern Jaeger, had an up-close and personal encounter with the Russian military.” - Westernjournal.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Westernjournal.com: “Russian Navy Confronts American Fishermen, Coast Guard Tells Civilians To Stand Down”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Olga Maltseva - Pool - AFP / Getty ImagesRussian warships sail on the Neva river during the Navy Day parade in Saint Petersburg on July 26. (Olga Maltseva - Pool - AFP / Getty Images)

A group of American fishermen learned this summer exactly how it feels to be in the jaws of the Russian military.

Tim Thomas, captain of the fishing vessel Northern Jaeger, had an up-close and personal encounter with the Russian military on Aug. 26, when he was ordered by a Russian plane to get out of the way while fishing in the Bering Sea, according to The New York Times.

Thomas was not inclined to agree, because he was on the U.S. side of the exclusive economic zone, which extends 200 miles from land.

The reality was that Thomas, along with others, was in the path of Russia’s “Ocean Shield” military exercise, one piece of Russia’s muscle-flexing taking place as nations compete in areas that were once covered by ice.

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