Anyone who really knows about the subject would steer clear.
Tacit self-aggrandizing is hardly polite nor necessary. @Duke has said nothing compromising. Nowhere near.
Here, you cannot state "I know because I know."
Where did @Duke state so? Whereas your statement "anyone who really knows about the subject" is a passive-aggressive way of saying precisely 'I know because I know'. Never throw stones from a glass house.
Do you have any evidence to support your claims?
Do you have any for your claim 'Anyone who really knows about the subject would steer clear'? As you can see, any discussion is entirely derailed and subsequently killed if every sentence that technically qualifies as a claim needs to be backed up by evidence.
The Baltic is not a gas station parking lot under constant surveillance even with collection systems overhead.
Where did @Duke claim it was?
@Mick West, if moderation keeps on snarkily descending on rather harmless comments offering useful analysis in a general discussion thread by insisting evidence on every single sentence that even smacks as a claim, how is it possible to carry on any productive conversation here?
This has been happening quite often. And it's toxic. And @deirdre, you're not helping. Not good for MB's image and purpose as a platform.