This is coolbert:
"the purpose of terror is to terrorize!"
Thanks to Strategy Page and Jim we have this somewhat dated story but still interesting.
From over a year ago now, the allegation having been made that a Russian Akula class submarine cruised the waters of the Caribbean for a month undetected by American anti-submarine forces.
This whole incident as originally reported by the alarmist journalist Bill Gertz might very well have been a hoax, and as concocted by an American source?
As from that original blog entry dealing with the matter:
"Russian attack submarine sailed in Gulf of Mexico undetected for weeks, U.S. officials say"
"Mystery Sub Terrorizes Americans" by James Dunnigan
"Recently there was another media report of a Russian SSN (attack sub) that was alleged to have recently operated undetected in the Gulf of Mexico for several weeks. This attracted the attention of professional submariners (especially retired ones, who could post more freely on the Internet). It was quickly determined that this was likely a made up story as attempts to trace it back to the source ended at the politically funded, as in 501(C)4, web site."
That Akula having been able to operate as alleged in Caribbean waters for a full month, avoiding any and all detection the entire time has to be now viewed with reasonably inferred skepticism?
Entrance and egress from those waters [Caribbean] in a surreptitious manner difficult at best. A hoax [if that is what this is] not doing anyone any good at all.
And Mr. Gertz has what exactly to say about all this?