We're inclined to believe the US Navy is nowhere near as shocked as it's pretending to be
Yay. Gotta love fake manufactured horror.
Russians do a dry strafing run on a US destroyer in the Baltic (as in the sea that Russia's second city and the old capital of Saint Petersburg lies on) and American military pretends this is such a horrific thing that it makes CNN.
To demonstrate just how out of order the Russians supposedly were the US Navy did its best impersonation of a 12-year-old girl and took to Youtube and Twitter to cry about it. The media took over from there so that the story is now making the rounds – in a high-pitched tone meant to evoke horror an outrage.
The video shows a pair of Su-24 bombers making an overflight of the US ship at a very low attitude, indicating the planes may have approached the ship undetected by radar. Which may have been a problem for the guided missile destroyer if the jets were carrying anti-ship missiles and there was a war.
— U.S. Navy (@USNavy)April 13, 2016
Perhaps the Russians thought the US missile destroyer was dangerously close to their second capital?