Have you seen this story?
Russian Sub Skirts Coast
Russian attack sub detected near East Coast
We are told by “officials” that this story does not represent a threat to the United States, but this is blatant disinformation: disinformation that depends on your ignorance to stand. But, to those who know how this works, this story contains the evidence of this lie.
First, you need to understand what this sub was doing in this area. It was trying to pick up and tail our ballistic missile submarines as they leave port, just like we do to theirs. If you ever saw the movie “Hunt for Red October,” the U.S.S. Dallas does exactly this: it lays in wait for Red October to exit its home port and then tails it. This is a threat because, if the Russians can tail our ballistic missile boats, then they are no longer a deterrent because they can be killed at will! The story actually admits this while trying to dismiss it:
One defense official said the submarine was believed to have been conducting anti-submarine warfare efforts against U.S. ballistic and cruise missile submarines based at Kings Bay, Georgia.
A second official said the submarine did not sail close to Kings Bay and also did not threaten a U.S. aircraft carrier strike group that was conducting exercises in the eastern Atlantic.
These submarines can detect and track other submarines from hundreds of miles away, so it is questionable as to whether or not it was close enough to the U.S. naval installation to be of concern. Also, the U.S. subs exiting King’s Bay may have passed near where this sub actually was.
Then there is this comment in the story:
“While I can’t talk about how we detected it, I can tell you that things worked the way they were supposed to,” the second official said, stating that the Russian submarine “poses no threat whatsoever.”
This is not true! Here is part of how you would know this, also from the story:
The U.S. Navy deploys a series of underwater sonar sensors set up at strategic locations near the United States that detected the submarine sometime late last month.
Actually, this is true, but what the story doesn’t point out is that there are even more sensors placed in the choke points the Russian sub must pass through in order to get into the Atlantic. In order for our defenses to work correctly, this Russian sub should have been picked up by those sensors and tracked from that point. Apparently, this didn’t happen, so it was not “detected as it should have been.” It actually slipped through our outer defenses and was detected at a point where, had it sought to do harm, it would have been too late to stop it. This is a loss in a war game.
Some other points to note in this story are:
This submarine was detected about 200 miles off our coast. that is inside the range the U.S. declares as a exclusion zone. the military generally considers and treats anything this close to the U.S. to be hostile in intent.
The Russian submarines have most likely gotten much quieter, which represents a real threat to our SLBM nuclear deterrent force. Our nuclear armed submarines have always been considered to be the safest arm of our deterrent forces, but this story would suggest this may no longer be the case.
That this Russian sub was not being tailed by a U.S. attack boat suggests we may no longer have enough ships to do the job correctly. This would speak directly to a deteriorating state of readiness.
Finally, there is this comment in the story:
Meanwhile, the officials also said that a Russian electronic intelligence-gathering vessel was granted safe harbor in the commercial port of Jacksonville, Fla., within listening range of Kings Bay.
That is a Russian spy ship. Irrelevant of the storm, this ship should have never been allowed to port in any U.S. harbor. If it had sunk during the storm, that is just the risk you take when you spy on another nation. Allowing this ship to port is not “humanitarian,” it is “aid and comfort” to an enemy.
This story is actually much more important than you may understand, and these are just the unclassified reasons you should be concerned. You should not let this story to just pass by you without understanding what it really means to this nation, especially in light of the SLBM launch off the coast of California several years ago that was later excused as an airliner contrail:
That everyone in the military who was contacted about this initially did NOT dispute that this was a missile launch should also trouble you because it means you should not trust the “explanation” that was later created and pushed forward to make this “go away.” This is not an airliner contrail, and the military admitted as much in the early days of this story. The contrail story was concocted to keep you and I from panicking and demanding answers.
One more thing before I end this story. How many of you remember that Clinton allowed technology to be sold/given tot he Chinese for campaign contributions? And how many of you remember this technology included information that helped the Chinese make quieted submarines and solved problems they were having getting ballistic missiles to actually track true so they could get into orbit?