"I do not underestimate the ability of fanatical groups of terrorists to kill and destroy, but they do not threaten the life of the nation. Whether we would survive Hitler hung in the balance, but there is no doubt that we shall survive al-Qa'ida." -- Lord Hoffmann
Someone ping UtahBill. If I remember correctly he's a former submariner and might be able to shed light on what is normal and abnormal in respects to submarine patrols.
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....been there, done that.
However....how does a submarine hear the ASW helicopters "warming up"? That part of your story sounds like total BS.
Last edited by Scarecrow Akhbar; 08-04-09 at 11:06 PM.
The Russian boats could have similar arrangements.
Most likely though, those two ships were caught during their routine patrols, and it's no big deal. The Russians aren't going to even consider starting or provoking anything when their agent in the White House is doing all the damage to the US he can for free.
Last edited by Scarecrow Akhbar; 08-04-09 at 11:13 PM.
Big deal. They have likely had subs in and out of our harbors for decades. Same the other way.
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however in these days of paranoia on the US right, then such stories will just fuel their delusions about basically everything as we have witness in this thread and other threads, plus see in the media, blogs and so on every day. The right are getting more and more desperate and paranoid and that is a dangerous combination.