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    Russian Subs Patrolling Off East Coast of U.S.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/05/wo...trol.html?_r=1

    WASHINGTON — A pair of nuclear-powered Russian attack submarines has been patrolling off the eastern seaboard of the United States over recent days, a rare mission that has raised concerns inside the Pentagon and intelligence agencies about a more assertive stance by the Russian military.


    The episode has echoes of the cold war era, when the United States and the Soviet Union regularly parked submarines off each other’s coasts to steal military secrets, track the movements of their underwater fleets — and be poised for war.
    The Russian Navy likely can't keep the subs there for long, but what the hell are they doing parking two Akula class fast attack subs off the US East Coast?

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    Re: Russian Subs Patrolling Off East Coast of U.S.

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
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    The Russian Navy likely can't keep the subs there for long, but what the hell are they doing parking two Akula class fast attack subs off the US East Coast?
    Think about who the president is and you'll have your answer.
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    Re: Russian Subs Patrolling Off East Coast of U.S.

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Think about who the president is and you'll have your answer.
    That doesn't answer the question. There are a lot of better ways the Russians could discomfit Dear Leader--delivering a new smackdown on Georgia, for example. Two boomers would definitely be provocative saber rattling, but fast attack subs do not carry ballistic missiles. The Akula class is supposed to be a counterpart to the US Navy's Los Angeles class fast attack submarine.

    They don't have the resources for extended and repeated deployments that far from home port, so what do they gain from this?

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    Re: Russian Subs Patrolling Off East Coast of U.S.

    I once met a sub captain who said he used to sail into Vladivostok harbor and take pictures of the harbor facilities through the periscope. They would listen for the sound of anti-sub helicopters warming up and leave before the depth charges arrived.

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    Re: Russian Subs Patrolling Off East Coast of U.S.

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    That doesn't answer the question. There are a lot of better ways the Russians could discomfit Dear Leader--delivering a new smackdown on Georgia, for example. Two boomers would definitely be provocative saber rattling, but fast attack subs do not carry ballistic missiles. The Akula class is supposed to be a counterpart to the US Navy's Los Angeles class fast attack submarine.

    They don't have the resources for extended and repeated deployments that far from home port, so what do they gain from this?
    Perhaps the akulas are here in some kind of support role for a PBO takeover of the government. His replacements are already in place; the czars.

    I know, sounds crazy. It's not like it's ever been done before...oh, wait...check that. It has been done before.
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    Re: Russian Subs Patrolling Off East Coast of U.S.

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    I once met a sub captain who said he used to sail into Vladivostok harbor and take pictures of the harbor facilities through the periscope. They would listen for the sound of anti-sub helicopters warming up and leave before the depth charges arrived.
    I bet he had brown eyes, too.
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    Re: Russian Subs Patrolling Off East Coast of U.S.

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Perhaps the akulas are here in some kind of support role for a PBO takeover of the government. His replacements are already in place; the czars.

    I know, sounds crazy. It's not like it's ever been done before...oh, wait...check that. It has been done before.
    Have you like gone off the ****ing deep end or something? You are sounding like Cindy Sheehan did with Bush.

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    Re: Russian Subs Patrolling Off East Coast of U.S.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Have you like gone off the ****ing deep end or something? You are sounding like Cindy Sheehan did with Bush.
    I don't expect you to get it. I mean, that very thing has happened several times in the 20th Century. I understand your lack of knowledge, though, so it's all good, bro.
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    Re: Russian Subs Patrolling Off East Coast of U.S.

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I don't expect you to get it. I mean, that very thing has happened several times in the 20th Century. I understand your lack of knowledge, though, so it's all good, bro.
    Dude, seriously, lay off the sauce before posting. Your posts have mad NO SENSE.

    Your posts of Obama somehow taking over the government is about as bat**** crazy as Sheehan.

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    Re: Russian Subs Patrolling Off East Coast of U.S.

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/05/wo...trol.html?_r=1


    The Russian Navy likely can't keep the subs there for long, but what the hell are they doing parking two Akula class fast attack subs off the US East Coast?
    Probably same thing we're doing off of Russia.
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