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Russian subs reach Arctic floor

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posted on Aug, 2 2007 @ 06:44 AM
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Russian subs reach Arctic floor


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Last Updated: Thursday, 2 August 2007, 11:43 GMT 12:43 UK

Two Russian mini-submarines have reached the seabed below the North Pole on a mission aimed at boosting Moscow's claims to the Arctic, reports say. A Russian official said the "risky and heroic" mission was comparable to "putting a flag on the Moon".

The two mini-submarines were brought to the North Pole by the two ships in the Russian expedition - a nuclear-powered ice-breaker and a research vessel. Russian media reported last week that the ships were briefly tailed by foreign aircraft, but this claim was played down by the expedition leader.
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[edit on 8/2/2007 by damajikninja]




posted on Aug, 2 2007 @ 06:44 AM
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Considering everything that is going on in the world these days, I can't help but think Russia is up to more than just "putting a flag" down there and looking for gas.

Consider all the headlines you have seen in the past few weeks/days:

A US Navy warship sinks a N. Korean vessel while enroute to Iran.

The US and Israel are involved in a $31 billion arms deal to Saudi Arabia (Bin Laden's family). Israel has always been staunchly against any arms deals in the region.

Russia just recently signed a similar arms deal with Iran.

Turkey has become involved in the mix with 140,000 troops on the ground.

A world-wide market sell-off occurred within the past week - very similar to the one just before 9/11.

And of course, we have been getting generalized reports here at ATS that August will be an "interesting month."

So it strikes me as noteworthy when a big country like Russia takes their Navy out to the Arctic and says, "Mine." That is a rather militarily strategic region...

Anywho, just MHO.

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