Dangerously Close

The USS Donald Cook was buzzed by two Russian SU-24s attack aircraft in the Baltic sea on April 11th 2016.

The American ship is a Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer and it was a mere 70km away from the Russian enclave Kaliningrad.

Now ask yourself given the map below – who was dangerously close to whom?

Who's close exactly?
Who’s close exactly?

Looking at the widely used YouTube preview image, one might indeed think that the SU-24 indeed flew “damn close”. But look at the footage, is that preview correct?

Planet News could as well have filed this under “Propaganda”.

Joris De Draeck

Ever since the early 00's Jovver has had an extreme interest in international politics. Increasingly, he has grown weary of how the media portrays the conflicts and has become disappointed in how the backgrounds are left undisclosed and untouched upon.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

%d bloggers like this: