"Meanwhile, British jets were scrambled for the first time this week to intercept a long-range Russian nuclear bomber that was nearing British airspace over the north Atlantic. That follows similar action by US fighter jets, which have recently escorted Russian bombers from airspace near Alaska and Guam."The Raw Story | Russia steps up military production amid tense relations with West
Russia is simply responding to what it perceives as geopolitical threats the US has made, literally, in its own back yard, particularly regarding missile defense shield sites in Poland and the Czech Republic (not to mention what's going on in Georgia).
The most apt description of current US foreign policy - if one can call it a "policy" - seems to be that total belligerence, then wondering, wide-eyed, why the rest of the world is so annoyed at us.
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