Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Baltic Sea: Russian Jets buzzes USS Donald Cook in infantile move.

(Poland) Russia has been playing bullyboy yet again. It appears that in an attempt to show the World how strong they are, they decided to fly a couple of Su24 jets over the USS Donald Cook after it left the Polish port of Gdynia and was about 70 nautical miles from Kaliningrad (Russian Port) in the Baltic Sea. The Russian jets made 20 passes of the American ship and flew within 1,000 yards at an altitude of just 100 feet. In the second incident on April 12, two Russian KA27 Helix helicopters flew several circles around the Donald Cook, apparently taking photos, after which two jets again made numerous close passes of the ship both simulated attacks took place in international waters about 70 miles from the Russian (Stolen in 1945) enclave of Kaliningrad

Can you imagine the outrage if the US did likewise to a Russian ship, wow, they would be screaming blue murder and demanding an apology.  It appears that the whole world and its dog loves to tweak the tail of the US, in which to try and look good, until the US bitch slaps them, and then it’s a human rights crime.

The SU24 is an all weather supersonic  ground attack aircraft which first flew in 1967, and is also the same jet which the Turks shot down last year when the Russians carried out the same silly stunt there.

The USS Donald Cook is no stranger to Su24 harassment flybys when in Dec 14 it was buzzed by 2 of these ageing SU24s. The thing is, the  Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer is armed with the RIM-161 Standard Missile 3 is more than capable of looking after itself against air and missile attack.