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AP Sources: Russian subs patroling off East Coast
http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D99SCM7O0&show_article=1 ^

Posted on 08/04/2009 5:18:46 PM PDT by GOPinCa

Edited on 08/04/2009 5:20:25 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense officials say two nuclear-powered Russian attack submarines have been patrolling in international waters off the East Coast for several days.


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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: bhorussia; russiannavy; sourcetitlenoturl; tm
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1 posted on 08/04/2009 5:18:46 PM PDT by GOPinCa
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To: GOPinCa

Red October?


2 posted on 08/04/2009 5:21:00 PM PDT by gramho12 (We're all Jim Thompsons now....)
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To: GOPinCa

They want to check on America’s reaction to Putin’s latest “He Man” photos.


3 posted on 08/04/2009 5:21:28 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Big government more or less guarantees rule by creeps and misfits.)
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To: GOPinCa

DRUDGE has it as his top story now.


4 posted on 08/04/2009 5:22:09 PM PDT by Beloved Levinite (R.I.P. My Beautiful America - Land of the Free & Home of the Brave - 20 January 2009)
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To: gramho12

...just passing through. ;-)

5 posted on 08/04/2009 5:22:28 PM PDT by PureSolace (Trust in God)
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To: Beloved Levinite

If we know about them and are tracking them, then they are useless.

Not withstanding the nukes.


6 posted on 08/04/2009 5:23:13 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: PureSolace

LOLOLOLOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

YOU are too quick.


7 posted on 08/04/2009 5:23:45 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: GOPinCa

WHY???

ATTACK NUCLEAR SUBMARINES???

No big deal??? Not overly concerned???

Obama being President has screwed us I think.


8 posted on 08/04/2009 5:24:10 PM PDT by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out!)
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To: GOPinCa

Which begs the unanswerable ponder: I wonder where our boomers are hanging out...


9 posted on 08/04/2009 5:24:30 PM PDT by soycd
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To: PureSolace

LOL! Maybe they will save us and remove the evil Marxists in Washington DC.

The Policticians in DC - Obama, Pelosi and Reid are FAR more evil than the Russians.


10 posted on 08/04/2009 5:24:57 PM PDT by Frantzie (Lou Dobbs - American Hero! Bill O'Reilly = Liar)
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To: GOPinCa

One ping only Vasili


11 posted on 08/04/2009 5:25:13 PM PDT by socal_parrot (I hate to say I told you so, but...)
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To: GOPinCa

Does anyone have any idea why this is happening?


12 posted on 08/04/2009 5:25:19 PM PDT by GOPJ ( Obama "the joker" creates terror by chaos and confusion - pitting people against each other-FR:KitJ)
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To: GOPinCa

Oh great!

OBAMA’S FAULT!

Wonder what TOTUS going to do?


13 posted on 08/04/2009 5:26:08 PM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: GOPinCa

Is it 3am yet?


14 posted on 08/04/2009 5:27:53 PM PDT by kenth
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To: Vendome

I agree with you but it is also a big so what to me. Those of us who are veterans know this existed all the time before the fall of the USSR. It was a huge cat and mouse game between submariners on a very deadly level. All the while unknown to the general public on a daily routine.

The fact that this report comes out in the public domain is far more of a concern to me because now they know we are tracking them and can do so with all of their attempts to remain undetected. As long as they thought we were not wise to their presence, the better as it gives them no overriding priority to come up with something new.


15 posted on 08/04/2009 5:30:03 PM PDT by mazda77 (Rubio for US Senate)
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To: GOPJ
"Does anyone have any idea why this is happening?"

In a word: Georgia (Soviet Georgia, that is)

16 posted on 08/04/2009 5:30:11 PM PDT by Beloved Levinite (R.I.P. My Beautiful America - Land of the Free & Home of the Brave - 20 January 2009)
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To: autumnraine

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/05/world/05patrol.html?_r=1

apparently they are not the missle boomers that are used to launch nuclear warheads - rather attack subs against other subs and surface ships?


17 posted on 08/04/2009 5:30:21 PM PDT by VRWCTexan (History has a long memory - but still repeats itself)
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To: devolve; ntnychik; PhilDragoo

Ping!


18 posted on 08/04/2009 5:30:23 PM PDT by potlatch ( There is no education in the second kick of a mule.)
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To: GOPJ

I remember when the same story breaking out in the late 90s. Do I like the idea of foreign subs patrolling off our coast? No. Do I think we have subs keeping an eye on Russia? You bet. Do I think this setup has been going the same since the 50s? Yes. Of course, I could always be wrong.


19 posted on 08/04/2009 5:30:37 PM PDT by chargers fan
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To: GOPinCa

In other news water is wet, the sky is blue and Zero is a socialist.


20 posted on 08/04/2009 5:31:00 PM PDT by edge10 (Obama lied, babies died!)
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To: Godzilla; callmejoe

ping


21 posted on 08/04/2009 5:31:40 PM PDT by Velveeta
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To: Beloved Levinite

testing obama perhaps


22 posted on 08/04/2009 5:32:32 PM PDT by LittleMoe
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To: PureSolace

Maybe Putin is tired of hiking and horseback riding, so now he wants to surf...


23 posted on 08/04/2009 5:33:46 PM PDT by gramho12 (I'm mad as a townhell and I'm not taking it any more..)
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To: mazda77

‘I agree with you but it is also a big so what to me. Those of us who are veterans know this existed all the time before the fall of the USSR. It was a huge cat and mouse game between submariners on a very deadly level. All the while unknown to the general public on a daily routine.”

Who was President? Whoever it was (Reagan? Carter? Nixon? Hell, even JFK!) was better than who we have now.


24 posted on 08/04/2009 5:34:22 PM PDT by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out!)
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To: GOPinCa
Slapping the face of the Girly Boy Pres__ent.

Making a dare they know he won't take.

Frankly, the Eastern seaboard should learn what it feels like to face the world without the strength and facilities of rural America to defend it.

25 posted on 08/04/2009 5:38:12 PM PDT by John Titor
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To: Frantzie

You know what’s pathetic and I’m almost (almost) ashamed to admit this, I have had a fleeting thought that my family would be safer in Russia. How sad is that? I trust that the Russian government cares more about it’s citizens than Obama/Pelosi/Reid cares about us.

Of course none of them probably care, but still, that I even flickered that thought in my mind!


26 posted on 08/04/2009 5:40:41 PM PDT by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out!)
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To: chargers fan

I suspect you’re right on this...


27 posted on 08/04/2009 5:44:01 PM PDT by GOPJ ( Obama "the joker" creates terror by chaos and confusion - pitting people against each other-FR:KitJ)
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To: GOPinCa
The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming!


28 posted on 08/04/2009 5:45:43 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: GOPinCa

Just checking on the progress of comrade Obama...I’m sure they’ll be more than satisfied.


29 posted on 08/04/2009 5:47:23 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (I hear the words of Jefferson louder and louder as each day passes)
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To: mazda77
I had some friends who alluded to stories like this and they were submariners in the 80’s. They would never some out with details but they had a lot of inside humor.

Apparently, the class of sub is irrelevant to our defense or offense capabilities.

30 posted on 08/04/2009 5:48:51 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: potlatch; PhilDragoo; ntnychik; MeekOneGOP

.

Come to 143°

Give me a solution and a glass of Wild Turkey


31 posted on 08/04/2009 5:49:00 PM PDT by devolve (- - .....mean-spiritedanddangerous.com..... - -)
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To: COBOL2Java
They want to check on America’s reaction to Putin’s latest “He Man” photos.

LOL. . . . Still laughin' :-D

Suddenly the words to, "If you want my body and you think I'm sexy come on sugar let me know." Come to mind.

32 posted on 08/04/2009 5:52:16 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: GOPinCa
Good job on talking to enemies Obambi!
33 posted on 08/04/2009 5:53:46 PM PDT by McGruff (Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency - Obama)
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To: devolve

Lol, they might be more apt to give you Vodka.
A James Bond Vodka martini?


34 posted on 08/04/2009 5:54:47 PM PDT by potlatch ( There is no education in the second kick of a mule.)
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To: COBOL2Java

Heck. Tell ‘em he’s hired. All we then need to worry about is just poisen. None of this lying about transparency etc. Putin will just off his opposition. Something I am sure Bambi, Rahm, Barney Frank, and his cronies can only salivate at.


35 posted on 08/04/2009 5:55:17 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: GOPinCa
Biden’s Fault!
36 posted on 08/04/2009 5:55:33 PM PDT by McGruff (Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency - Obama)
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To: McGruff

Yes. Bambi has opened the lines. The boundary lines on our safety and freedom.


37 posted on 08/04/2009 5:56:26 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: GOPinCa

Are they carrying ballistic missiles? If they are, the flight time is about 15 minutes to DC.


38 posted on 08/04/2009 5:56:37 PM PDT by Citizen Tom Paine
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To: GOPinCa

I mentioned in a post in the past month that something is occuring in the Davis Strait and that Putin has his hands in it. You don’t think a debt overloaded world and one plagued by media and oppositionists to American greatness (who have infected public opinion with a thoughtless and unworthy defeatism) might begin to have serious geopolitical consequences? Something signals that it is already occuring.


39 posted on 08/04/2009 5:56:44 PM PDT by februus
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To: Servant of the Cross

I luv’d that movie...


40 posted on 08/04/2009 5:58:20 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. God help us.)
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To: GOPinCa

Since the Bush Administration decided to shut down NAS Brunswick, by 2011 the only patrol coverage of P3 Orions for the East coast will be out of NAS Jacksonville, with a real strain on personnel and equipment. A number of us spoke forcefully of the threat Russian boomers would pose without the P3 coverage out of the Northeast. Rumsfeld told us he knew better and to shut up, that the Russians would never again pose any threat.


41 posted on 08/04/2009 5:58:42 PM PDT by Kolokotronis (Christ is Risen, and you, o death, are annihilated!)
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To: GOPinCa

Well it could be worse it could be an assault weapon but this is just an attack one.


42 posted on 08/04/2009 5:58:46 PM PDT by lucias_clay (Impeach Odinga's Cousin)
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To: edge10
In other news water is wet, the sky is blue and Zero is a socialist.

Very well said edge10


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43 posted on 08/04/2009 6:01:11 PM PDT by B-Cause (It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived.)
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To: GOPJ

Well, maybe they are trying to keep the sharks away and ruining the fun of people at the shore? Seriously, I suspect they are “testing the water,” in a manner of speaking. Obama is in the WH. It is apparent that he is weak on protecting the US. Perhaps they want to see just how far they can push him.


44 posted on 08/04/2009 6:01:16 PM PDT by CitizenM ("An excuse is worse than an lie, because an excuse is a lie hidden." Pope John Paul, II)
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To: GOPinCa
Oh why not, we have a Godless phony squatter in the Whitehouse along with his hand picked merry band of thieves as part of his team, a clueless TOTUS who is a joke heard around the world, a TOTUS who bows to a leader of an oil rich country, A TOTUS who has burdened our children with debt that they will have to pass on to their children. The next step will be to silence anyone who does not agree with his wishes which will result in someone getting jailed or shot.

I guess he will have to spend a lot of the tax payers money for his private army to keep the common people in line.

There are a lot of very, very, very angry people who may do drastic things if he does not see the forest for the trees. While he may believe that he is as popular as the press days that he is, i still feel if there is no change in his approach 2010 will be a blood bath for those who support his policies and ignore the voters. If that were to happen, the same press who support him now will turn on him like he was a bleeding man in the water with sharks all around.

45 posted on 08/04/2009 6:01:58 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: GOPinCa

Obama is probably getting ready to apologize for not providing a Navy escort for these “visiting” Russian subs...


46 posted on 08/04/2009 6:02:27 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. God help us.)
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To: vox_freedom

Bambi’s answer to everything when it comes to our enemies is to apologize. President Loser.


47 posted on 08/04/2009 6:06:07 PM PDT by AmericanMermaid
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To: Vendome

Not withstanding the nukes.

If the Rusky boomers have attack subs shadowing them, they aren’t going to launch (it takes time to do). They’re just rattling sabers, and dreaming of the days when they actually mattered. It is a propoganda exercise, using military equipment.

The subs we know about are not the problem. Contemporary diesel electric subs are a different matter, and would be more of a challenge. A leading edge diesel electric sub can be quite formidable. Ask the US Navy. ;-)


48 posted on 08/04/2009 6:06:10 PM PDT by Habibi
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To: GOPinCa

Blind Man’s Bluff!

Had a friend on the Halibut, awesome recollections.

Still goin’ on!


49 posted on 08/04/2009 6:12:57 PM PDT by montomike (Politics should be about service and not a lucrative, money-making opportunity!)
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To: Kolokotronis

Folks - we have a Kenyan born islamo-marxist in the white hut that is nationalizing every industry plus many states and probably the federal govt are bankrupt and you are worrying about Russians?

Hopefully Vlad will take over NY because it is broke.


50 posted on 08/04/2009 6:13:01 PM PDT by Frantzie (Lou Dobbs - American Hero! Bill O'Reilly = Liar)
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