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(Business Insider)   Russian sub spotted in gulf. Of Mexico. Cold war or Coke war?   (businessinsider.com) divider line 137
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2012-09-18 09:32:32 AM
I ain't never seen no phantom Russian submarine
 
2012-09-18 09:34:33 AM
jaypgreene.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-09-18 10:04:05 AM
I was waiting for it after reading nearly through the entire article.

Yes. Left satisfied that the author ultimately blamed it on Obama.
 
2012-09-18 10:09:07 AM
So unnamed Navy sources tell some random blogger that we just detected a Russian sub that we didn't detect, combined with a plug to not take away the Navy anti-submarine money, which this concerned blogger manages to spin into an attack on Obama?

What was the point again?
 
2012-09-18 10:26:25 AM

KyngNothing:
What was the point again?


that pretty much sums it up.
 
2012-09-18 10:29:34 AM
I'm pretty sure that most of the Gulf of Mexico is international waters. Which means the Russians could park a dozen subs there and we couldn't do a damn thing about it.

This is clearly Obama's fault.
 
2012-09-18 10:58:19 AM
That thing must be 20 years old, with not a great deal of money for upkeep. God bless those submariners. They'll be lucky if they make it home to mother Russia without sinking. Well, sinking further. Stop laughing at me!
 
2012-09-18 11:05:14 AM

KyngNothing: So unnamed Navy sources tell some random blogger that we just detected a Russian sub that we didn't detect, combined with a plug to not take away the Navy anti-submarine money, which this concerned blogger manages to spin into an attack on Obama?

What was the point again?


I don't know my head hurts..
 
2012-09-18 11:09:41 AM
Meh...

/just came in for a lube job
 
2012-09-18 11:12:27 AM
I see on top of everything else we've redefined 'everyone' this morning to mean one blog.
 
2012-09-18 11:51:26 AM
Attack submarine, so no nukes, cruising in international waters. We didn't detect it, unless we did and told this one blogger guy.

But it's Russian, so I think I should panic. Can anyone confirm?
 
2012-09-18 11:56:32 AM
WOLVERINES!

/had to be done
 
2012-09-18 11:57:20 AM
Russian sub spotted in gulf. Of Mexico.

Could be heard from the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Russian subs are noisy suckers.
 
2012-09-18 11:57:53 AM
Probably headed for Orleans for a beer and po boys.
 
2012-09-18 11:58:34 AM

Russian sub spotted in gulf. Of Mexico.


OMG THEY'RE GONNA INVADE GEORGIA AGAIN!!
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-09-18 11:59:02 AM
The story is odd not only because such a mission would be unusual and alarming

How is this alarming? We operate submarines near Russia all the time. Any how is it "evidently undetected". He think that the navy must not know that it's there (even though some reporter can detect it) or they would be attacking it or something?
 
2012-09-18 11:59:27 AM
Undetected? Or was it?
 
2012-09-18 12:01:04 PM

BunkyBrewman: I was waiting for it after reading nearly through the entire article.

Yes. Left satisfied that the author ultimately blamed it on Obama.


Did they mention this means Mitt's correct about Russia being our enemy after all, or did they just leave that as an implication for future FWD:FWD:FWD WHAT THE US ISN'T TELLING US ABOUT RUSSIA emails?
 
2012-09-18 12:01:13 PM

BalugaJoe: Probably headed for Orleans for a beer and po boys.


After picking up a cargo of good drugs to barter...
 
2012-09-18 12:01:21 PM
Someone call:

i.fokzine.net
 
2012-09-18 12:01:52 PM
Wasn't this debunked a few weeks ago? There is no possible way whatever class sub it was could actually go undetected, and this was just a rumor.

I thought that's what I read.
 
2012-09-18 12:03:25 PM
Maybe the Russians lost it...

www.wearysloth.com
 
2012-09-18 12:03:51 PM

KyngNothing: So unnamed Navy sources tell some random blogger that we just detected a Russian sub that we didn't detect, combined with a plug to not take away the Navy anti-submarine money, which this concerned blogger manages to spin into an attack on Obama?

What was the point again?


Vote Republican? That seems to be the motto of the past several years. Along with Government doesn't work and needs to be destroyed, so vote us into power so we can prove it.
 
2012-09-18 12:03:51 PM
I think The Navy might have addressed this if it were serious.
 
2012-09-18 12:04:47 PM
Was it playing Pavarotti?
 
2012-09-18 12:04:48 PM
Hmmm...the Akulas were the business back in the 90s. Not terribly quiet, but much faster than an American 688, and larger warhead on the fish too.

Not sure how they compare to the Sea Wolf, probably not well.
 
2012-09-18 12:05:23 PM

PsyLord: Maybe the Russians lost it...

[www.wearysloth.com image 320x240]


He's a politician, if he's not kissing babies he's stealing their candy.
 
2012-09-18 12:05:31 PM
Decommissioned or stolen, the next step in the Narco Wars.
 
2012-09-18 12:05:37 PM

SoupJohnB: BalugaJoe: Probably headed for Orleans for a beer and po boys.

After picking up a cargo of good drugs to barter...


you'd need a cargo of drugs to buy a poor boy these days.

/ farking expensive sandwiches these days.
 
2012-09-18 12:06:10 PM
Why didn't they wait til after the election like they were told!
 
2012-09-18 12:06:30 PM

Jubeebee: But it's Russian, so I think I should panic. Can anyone confirm?


Yeah, I'm not finding much to be worked up about, considering our sub detection capabilities these days are pretty farking incredible.
 
2012-09-18 12:06:40 PM
Well, well! Looks like Romney was right! Russia IS the biggest threat facing the US, and 0bama just let them piss in our faces! Checkmate, libtards!
 
2012-09-18 12:07:49 PM
Does Russia not have GPS? Or Google Maps?
 
2012-09-18 12:08:10 PM
That's a Lada submarine......



media.techeblog.com
 
2012-09-18 12:08:22 PM
It's a plot. Well, a treatment with plot points. No, wait, it's a high concept! That's it!
 
2012-09-18 12:09:25 PM
www.teachwithmovies.org

Must have been one of the Russky stealth submarines
 
2012-09-18 12:09:36 PM
When did international waters become American?

/must have missed that memo.
 
2012-09-18 12:09:47 PM
There is nothing to worry about, its just military surplus that was sold to a Mexican drug cartel.
 
2012-09-18 12:10:03 PM

Englebert Slaptyback: Russian sub spotted in gulf. Of Mexico.


OMG THEY'RE GONNA INVADE GEORGIA AGAIN!!


LoL :)

Also, I thought when Putin raises his head in the western hemisphere he went to Alaska :/
 
2012-09-18 12:10:38 PM
damn them listening to our rock and roll.
 
2012-09-18 12:12:18 PM

sweet-daddy-2: Does Russia not have GPS? Or Google Maps?


They follow the whales. Not to worry it'll beach its self in a few days.
 
2012-09-18 12:13:36 PM
Oh fer Chrissakes!

IF there was an Akula in international waters of course the Navy would be bird-dogging it. SOP.

Has anyone stopped to think that the Navy ain't gonna tell you about it, therefore giving out information on OUR subs capabilities?
 
2012-09-18 12:13:39 PM
US SIGINT knew exactly where all of the single pings came from
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-09-18 12:13:48 PM

Valiente: When did international waters become American?

/must have missed that memo.


It's out Gulf, that's why it's called the Gulf of 'merica.
 
2012-09-18 12:14:08 PM
because of the source - in this case, veteran national security reporter and former Washington Times columnist Bill Gertz via the conservative news website The Washington Free Beacon, launched in 2012.


And a bastion of un-asailable reporting as well. *facepalm* Two steps from Faux News.
Juuuust enough Right Wing Saber Rattling truth to be dangerous. 
Not to mention a long history of accurate re . . . 2012 you say? Would that be an election year perchance?
 
2012-09-18 12:15:54 PM
These same sources have reported troop movements of Redcoats in the vicinity of Lexington and Concord.

This is what happens when OBAMA refuses to fund the Continental Army.
 
2012-09-18 12:16:00 PM

Baby Face Fister: PsyLord: Maybe the Russians lost it...

[www.wearysloth.com image 320x240]

He's a politician, if he's not kissing babies he's stealing their candy lollipops.


FTFY
 
2012-09-18 12:16:54 PM

yesanded: These same sources have reported troop movements of Redcoats in the vicinity of Lexington and Concord.

This is what happens when OBAMA refuses to fund the Continental Army.


*golf clap*
 
2012-09-18 12:18:31 PM
Meh. I'm not very impressed. The Gulf is, as pointed out above, international waters and very easy to get into.

Let me know when they spot a Russian submarine in Lake Erie. That would impress me somewhat. Sneaking a nuclear submarine through the St. Lawrence Seaway or the Hudson-Erie Canal system would take some doing. I don't think the locks can handle a ship that big.
 
2012-09-18 12:18:44 PM

Sultan Of Herf: Hmmm...the Akulas were the business back in the 90 80s. Not terribly quiet, but much faster than an American 688, and larger warhead on the fish too.

Not sure how they compare to the Sea Wolf, probably not well.


FTFY. I saw a plaque in the wardroom of the USS Olympia (SSN-717) that said "Akula Busters" sometime back in 1988-1989 or so.

Wikipedia confirms they were first deployed back in 1986.
 
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