USS Donald 'Duck' Cook The near-hysterical American reaction to Russian fighter planes buzzing a US destroyer this week is replete with hilarious double-think.
An undated US Navy picture shows what appears to be a Russian Sukhoi SU-24 attack aircraft making a very low pass close to the U.S. guided missile destroyer USS Donald Cook in the Baltic Sea.
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'Aggressive': Pentagon Decries 'Simulated Attack' by Russian Jets in Baltic
Russian warplanes made the USS Donald Cook look more like a sitting Donald Duck bobbing helplessly on the Baltic Sea when they streaked by the vessel. The dramatic face-off followed by the appearance of US impotence is probably what underlies the angry reaction in Washington.