Skip to comments.title:Now terror subs prowl Caribbean
Posted on 09/05/2008 2:25:41 AM PDT by Man50D
The waters in the Caribbean and around Latin America for a long time have provided a path for illicit drugs to flow into the United States, but the U.S. Navy has increased its patrols in the region now looking for something else Hezbollah terrorists, according to a report from Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin.
The Navy, in trolling for mini-submarines sometimes used to transport drugs, has discovered that some of them apparently are being operated by Hezbollah.
The mini-subs are small semi-submersibles, made of fiberglass and capable of carrying up to four people plus a payload. They are popular with drug smugglers, and now the U.S. is concerned elements of Hezbollah have begun using them for drug-running or smuggling weapons.
"In 2006, we were tracking around three of these," said Navy Admiral James Stavridis, commander of U.S. Southern Command. "In the year 2007, (the number) jumped to about 30. This year so far, in three months, we've seen about 30."
In drawing the connection to Hezbollah, Stravridis said there is concern about the "tri-border area (of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay). It is, in my view, principally Hezbollah activity.
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And I pose the question again.
when the call comes in at 3:00 am, what if the teleprompter doesn’t work?
Funny. No mention of Venezuela and Hugo Chavez even though he has specifically welcomed Mid East terrorists. The coast of Venezuela would make a perfect jumping off place for subs on their way to the US with terrorists onboard.
Ping...Hezbollah & weapons.
Sounds like a job for the SEAL teams. Search and destroy baby! Search and destroy!
Don’t think you need SEALS for this. One air dropped munition ought to be just fine.
I imagine depth-charge technology has improved quite a bit of late. Time to see!
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No doubt the fleet has dealt these 30 contacts proper treatment. The PR trench is an ideal waiting room for their islamic reward.
Any pictures of these vessels?
Just run ‘em down. Fiberglass doesn’t have a chance against a steel hull. No expolsions, no wasted wepons.
Sorry. The rules of engagement are most likely “Law Enforcement” not “War.” They probably have not sunk anybody.
They need to do so... And shell the ports from which they operate.
Get on top of them and ping them until they surface just to make the sound stop.
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These fiberglass targets seem to me like decoys and targets for training missions. Don’t we have lots of expendable smart lightweight (25-50) pound training bombs to cycle?
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