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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Absurd and silly election time exageration. We are not at war with Russia. 200 miles is international waters. It was a friendly gesture and would be expected to be reciprocated. If a US sub was off the coast of Russia and they refused safe harbor and there was an accident what would we say? By calling it an “attack sub” it is made to sound incendiary, but it isn’t.


3 posted on 11/06/2012 2:18:16 AM PST by Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit (Using profanity gives people who don't want information from you an excuse not to listen.)
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit

It is an attack sub, meant to attack other subs and ships, as opposed to a missile boomer. It’s not intended to be incendiary, just descriptive. Attacking things is what warships do and submarines are definitely at the pointy end of the spear.

There are protocols about the distance missile boomers are supposed to keep off shore, a gentleman’s agreement. Their isn’t any evidence that they were in distress. When a Russian freighter was in Boston Harbor, we were not allowed to test certain waveforms for a Navy radar at a land site twenty five miles away. Every Russian ship is an intelligence platform.


10 posted on 11/06/2012 2:32:46 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Obama: Brought to you by the letter "O" and the number 16 trillion.)
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit; Jeff Head
By calling it an “attack sub” it is made to sound incendiary, but it isn’t.

Uh...a Sierra-2 IS an attack sub.

The Russians have figured out that they can cruise the U.S. coastline with impunity.

23 posted on 11/06/2012 3:39:25 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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