Russia accused the United States on Wednesday of intimidation by sailing a U.S. naval destroyer close to Russia's border in the Baltics and warned that the Russian military would respond with "all necessary measures" to any future incidents.Note the sentence structure. Reuters acknowledges that the USA STRONG destroyer WAS SAILING CLOSE TO RUSSIA'S BORDER.
U.S. Ambassador to NATO Douglas Lute pressed Russia about the incident, warning it had been dangerous. The United States has said the guided missile destroyer USS Cook was on routine business near Poland when it was harassed by Russian jets.Routine business. Cute. What is routine business for a missile-bearing destroyer? Cooking, like its name implies? Delivering pizzas? Fishing? Whale-watching? Entertaining tourists? Spying? NO. Routine business for a destroyer is CARRYING MISSILES UP TO THE SHORE OF OTHER COUNTRIES AND THREATENING THEM WITH DESTRUCTION. Routine business is MAKING WAR.
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