Stinger

On Sunday (December 1- Romania’s National Day) I had a chance to do something I’ve never done before, which was to see the big “parade” here in town. I say “parade” with quote marks because it is nothing like any parade I’m used to back in America (or in other countries such as Spain and…

What’s it good for?

I saw with only a modicum of surprise that Romania signed the papers to buy 12 F-16 fighter planes from Portugal the other day for a cost of 638 million euros. This plan has been in the works forever as the United States has been pressuring Bucharest hard for years to buy these planes and…