Russia will have made its point(?)
‘Analysts’ are claiming Russia was sending a ‘message’ to the USA (Obama?) by making a practice attack run about 30 feet off the surface with ATTACK BOMBERS, on the USS Cook.
The message is, DON’T FART AROUND WITH US SO CLOSE TO MOTHER ROSSIYA
The Cook was 70 miles from Kaliningrad, which is actually an oblast of Russia enclosed on three sides by NATO nations, Poland and Lithuania. The red 70 mile circle is centered on that city,
As one can see, since the Cook was engaged right at that time in exercises with Poland’s helicopter forces (presumably anti-submarine), she was probably on the upper left quadrant of that circle, in other words, closer to the BOTH the center of the Baltic, and Poland, a NATO nation, than she was to the Russian enclave between NATO nations.
So that analysis fails, assuming a message was being sent.
Since these incidents have occurred in international waters in the Black Sea when NATO ships were visiting Romania, the Baltic, when operating WITH NATO nations, and in the MID ATLANTIC when Backfire and Bears were intercepted running (possibly nuclear) attack mission profiles, any damn person can figure out what Russia is doing.
If they think this weakness they THINK they observe is in the people as opposed to the present leadership, this is what as know as a CIVILIZATIONAL LEVEL ERROR.
You know, like when you think a surprise attack which destroys the American offensive power, and ability to respond will drive them to the negotiating table because they really don’t want a war.
You know, like that.
And instead, you get something else.
Obama, take note, an ounce of prevention….