This is coolbert:
More submarine hysteria in the Baltic! This time PUSH HAS COME TO SHOVE! Thanks to Freeper for the tip.
"Finnish navy drops depth charges onto suspected submarine in its territorial waters"
"HELSINKI – The Finnish military says it has dropped depth charges onto a suspected submarine in the sea outside Helsinki after twice detecting the presence of a foreign object in the area."
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"Parliamentary defense committee spokesman Jussi Niinisto said Tuesday that the military occasionally detects such activity but described the use of depth charges as unusual."
Unusual indeed! That normal protocol is to drop HAND GRENADES first and get the culprit to beat feet and leave the area in a more or less unmolested state. "We know you are there and now make haste and be gone and with all due speed"!
That depth charging designed to sink or bring to the surface a hostile and unidentified submarine for capture a much serious event as is intuitively obvious to even the most casual of observers.
The Finn takes their sovereignty most seriously!!