Central Europe - (ET Mess): Diplomatc relations between the US and Romania have hit rock bottom after it emerged that an apparent UFO mid-air collision with a MIG 21 fighter jet was nothing more than half a tonne of well-aimed blue ice from George W Bush's Airforce One global runabout.
Bush was enroute to Slovenia for a Non-Aligned Crack Barons convention when the incident occurred.
His plane was buzzed by Romanian fighter jets after straying into Transylvanian sovereign airspace during an electrical storm.
"We thought he might be on a secret trip to his fatherland," Transylvanian air accident chief investigator Commander Nicolae Grigorie explained today, "and had skipped formalities such as an entry visa and landing taxes."
The Airforce One pilot reacted quickly, immediately retalliating by climbing high above the Russian-made MIG and opening up the sluices just after the President had had his usual post-prandial dump.
Shocked Romanian defence chiefs said the action constituted an act of whore and immediately filed a complaint with the UN Security Council.
An official report says the MIG's cockpit was shattered and the hapless pilot had to bail out at 33,000 feet, his near-useless parachute clogged up with shards of frozen semi-digested chili remains.
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