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(Business Insider)   Russian sub spotted in gulf. Of Mexico. Cold war or Coke war?   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, Gulf of Mexico, cold-war, Russians, cat-and-mouse game, incursions  
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12701 clicks; posted to Main » on 18 Sep 2012 at 11:54 AM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-09-18 11:58:34 AM  
2 votes:

Russian sub spotted in gulf. Of Mexico.

2012-09-18 11:51:26 AM  
2 votes:
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 10:09:07 AM  
2 votes:
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 12:57:32 PM  
1 vote:

bubo_sibiricus: Putin has it easy. He doesn't have hacks like this ranting about how there are US subs in the Baltic and up by the Northern Fleet in the Arctic

2012-09-18 12:48:15 PM  
1 vote:
There are not nearly enough Red October references in this thread.

2012-09-18 12:35:41 PM  
1 vote:
Republican Senator John Cornyn, a member of the Armed Services Committee, has seized the issue and sent a letter to the Pentagon's Chief of Naval Operations demanding clarification,

Oh just shut the fark up already. Partisanship and escalating this gets you nothing except scorn from people who actually know a thing or two about these things, and Texans know farkall about submarines, or the ocean for that matter, except that there is oil under it. They, and we, have been doing this for so long that not only is this not news, but it's like old friends hanging out in the parking lot after the bar has closed and everyone is drinking from the cooler in the back. The only reason this is news is that someone forgot that both countries have been doing this.

The Washington Free Beacon

Oh, that explains all of this. Nobody forgot. Just someone remembered that submarines are in the water and somehow this is Obama's fault.

Putin has it easy. He doesn't have hacks like this ranting about how there are US subs in the Baltic and up by the Northern Fleet in the Arctic.
2012-09-18 12:29:45 PM  
1 vote:
Cold war, cola war?

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2012-09-18 12:20:47 PM  
1 vote:
One ping only, Vasily.
2012-09-18 12:13:36 PM  
1 vote:
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 12:09:47 PM  
1 vote:
There is nothing to worry about, its just military surplus that was sold to a Mexican drug cartel.
2012-09-18 12:09:36 PM  
1 vote:
When did international waters become American?

/must have missed that memo.
2012-09-18 12:09:25 PM  
1 vote:
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Must have been one of the Russky stealth submarines
2012-09-18 12:05:31 PM  
1 vote:
Decommissioned or stolen, the next step in the Narco Wars.
2012-09-18 12:04:48 PM  
1 vote:
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 12:01:21 PM  
1 vote:
Someone call:

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2012-09-18 11:12:27 AM  
1 vote:
I see on top of everything else we've redefined 'everyone' this morning to mean one blog.
2012-09-18 10:29:34 AM  
1 vote:
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 10:04:05 AM  
1 vote:
I was waiting for it after reading nearly through the entire article.

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