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title:Now terror subs prowl Caribbean
WorldNetDaily.com ^ | September 04, 2008

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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1 posted on 09/05/2008 2:25:41 AM PDT by Man50D
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To: Man50D

bookmark


2 posted on 09/05/2008 2:34:53 AM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: Man50D
BOOKMARK!
3 posted on 09/05/2008 2:40:08 AM PDT by singfreedom (Obama's solution to the energy crisis: check the air in your tires! Why didn't we think of that?)
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To: Man50D
Sounds like a few of George Clooney’s friend coming for a visit.
4 posted on 09/05/2008 2:41:02 AM PDT by wmileo (I miss Ronald Wilson Reagan. POTUS #40)
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To: Man50D

And I pose the question again.

when the call comes in at 3:00 am, what if the teleprompter doesn’t work?


5 posted on 09/05/2008 2:42:33 AM PDT by machogirl
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To: Man50D

Bump


6 posted on 09/05/2008 3:01:13 AM PDT by sneakers (Liberty is the answer to the human condition.)
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To: Man50D

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.


7 posted on 09/05/2008 3:24:51 AM PDT by saganite (Obama is a political STD)
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To: KylaStarr; Cindy; StillProud2BeFree; nw_arizona_granny; Velveeta; Dolphy; appalachian_dweller; ...

Subs ping


8 posted on 09/05/2008 3:29:38 AM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: milford421; Calpernia; DAVEY CROCKETT

Ping...Hezbollah & weapons.


9 posted on 09/05/2008 3:36:28 AM PDT by nw_arizona_granny ( http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/1990507/posts?page=451 SURVIVAL, RECIPES, GARDENS, & INFO)
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To: Man50D

Sounds like a job for the SEAL teams. Search and destroy baby! Search and destroy!


10 posted on 09/05/2008 3:38:27 AM PDT by RU88 (The false messiah can not change water into wine any more than he can get unity from diversity.)
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To: RU88

Don’t think you need SEALS for this. One air dropped munition ought to be just fine.


11 posted on 09/05/2008 4:07:43 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: Man50D
Joseph Farah

Kook.

12 posted on 09/05/2008 4:21:40 AM PDT by Glenn (Free Venezuela!)
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To: Jimmy Valentine

I imagine depth-charge technology has improved quite a bit of late. Time to see!


13 posted on 09/05/2008 4:32:32 AM PDT by PrkChps
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To: Vroomfondel; SC Swamp Fox; Fred Hayek; NY Attitude; P3_Acoustic; Bean Counter; investigateworld; ...
SONOBUOY PING!

Click on pic for past Navair pings.

Post or FReepmail me if you wish to be enlisted in or discharged from the Navair Pinglist.
The only requirement for inclusion in the Navair Pinglist is an interest in Naval Aviation.
This is a medium to low volume pinglist.

14 posted on 09/05/2008 5:16:23 AM PDT by magslinger (A politician who thinks he is above the law is actually beneath contempt.)
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To: PrkChps

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?


15 posted on 09/05/2008 5:39:29 AM PDT by Broker (Grandpa Petti Bones wants to know.)
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To: Man50D

Just run ‘em down. Fiberglass doesn’t have a chance against a steel hull. No expolsions, no wasted wepons.


16 posted on 09/05/2008 5:43:38 AM PDT by CPOSharky (Blaming CO2 for global warming is like blaming your thermometer for your kid's fever.)
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To: Broker

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.


17 posted on 09/05/2008 5:49:14 AM PDT by Little Ray (I'm a Conservative. But I can vote for John McCain. If I have to. I guess.)
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To: PrkChps
Forget about depth charges. We got rid of the non-nuke variety along time ago.

Get on top of them and ping them until they surface just to make the sound stop.

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(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

18 posted on 09/05/2008 5:50:25 AM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: Little Ray

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?


19 posted on 09/05/2008 6:17:48 AM PDT by Broker (Grandpa Petti Bones wants to know.)
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To: machogirl

BADABOOM! LOL.


20 posted on 09/05/2008 6:23:23 AM PDT by wildbill
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