Skip to comments.AP Sources: Russian subs patroling off East Coast
Posted on 08/04/2009 5:18:46 PM PDT by GOPinCaEdited 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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They want to check on America’s reaction to Putin’s latest “He Man” photos.
DRUDGE has it as his top story now.
...just passing through. ;-)
If we know about them and are tracking them, then they are useless.
Not withstanding the nukes.
YOU are too quick.
ATTACK NUCLEAR SUBMARINES???
No big deal??? Not overly concerned???
Obama being President has screwed us I think.
Which begs the unanswerable ponder: I wonder where our boomers are hanging out...
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.
One ping only Vasili
Does anyone have any idea why this is happening?
Wonder what TOTUS going to do?
Is it 3am yet?
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.
In a word: Georgia (Soviet Georgia, that is)
apparently they are not the missle boomers that are used to launch nuclear warheads - rather attack subs against other subs and surface ships?
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.
In other news water is wet, the sky is blue and Zero is a socialist.
testing obama perhaps
Maybe Putin is tired of hiking and horseback riding, so now he wants to surf...
‘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.
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.
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!
I suspect you’re right on this...
Just checking on the progress of comrade Obama...I’m sure they’ll be more than satisfied.
Apparently, the class of sub is irrelevant to our defense or offense capabilities.
Come to 143°
Give me a solution and a glass of Wild Turkey
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.
Lol, they might be more apt to give you Vodka.
A James Bond Vodka martini?
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.
Yes. Bambi has opened the lines. The boundary lines on our safety and freedom.
Are they carrying ballistic missiles? If they are, the flight time is about 15 minutes to DC.
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.
I luv’d that movie...
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.
Well it could be worse it could be an assault weapon but this is just an attack one.
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.
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.
Obama is probably getting ready to apologize for not providing a Navy escort for these “visiting” Russian subs...
Bambi’s answer to everything when it comes to our enemies is to apologize. President Loser.
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. ;-)
Blind Man’s Bluff!
Had a friend on the Halibut, awesome recollections.
Still goin’ on!
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.