Are the British finally planning revenge for that whole American Revolution dust-up from a couple centuries ago? First Lady Michelle Obama's security detail is apparently taking no chances. According to the Daily Mail, a British Royal Navy vessel was ordered to turn its onboard guns because they were parked pointing toward at a hotel Mrs. Obama was staying in during her recent visit to South Africa.
Fearing the First Lady might be in danger, minders ordered the captain of the HMS Edinburgh stationed in Cape Town, South Africa, to switch them away from her five-star suite.
The U.S. agents have since been accused of overreacting after it emerged the Sea Dart missiles were, in fact, loaded with blanks having been used during a ceremony in honour of a sailor who had died.
Former Royal Navy officer Mike Critchley told the Daily Mirror: 'This is typical American Secret Service going over the top.
'I would have thought that they could trust their British allies to not put a missile through the bedroom window of the First Lady. It is unfortunate that this happened at an extremely sad time for the ship.'