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Worlds first terrorist submarine captured in Sri Lanka .Could al-Qaeda build one and hit a cruise

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posted on Feb, 4 2009 @ 05:47 AM
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Worlds first terrorist submarine captured in Sri Lanka .
I found this amazing story on You Tube,and it really opened my eyes to what could be going on with the terrorist threat that our countries face.This sort of sub could be used against cruise ships or oil tankers.These guys are a lot more advanced than I thought they were and it seems coming up with new ways to hit their enemies.I know this is Sri lanka but it is still terrorists and could be replicated by al-Qaeda.



Wanni Operations on 31st January and 01st February 2009
Sri Lanka Army Task Force 3 found an LTTE underwater vehicle along with 3 other smaller underwater vehicles which are still under construction from the Udayarkattukulam area in Mullaittivu yesterday morning (Jan 28). Military sources said that this was the most startling recovery made by troops so far during the on going counter terrorist operations against the LTTE. Three suicide boats and a large haul of LTTE maritime equipment were also found at the location , the sources added.

The sources further revealed , the largest underwater vehicle found is about 35 feet in length and amour plated. Among the other items found , there were one low bed trailer, one armour plate used for bending machines, fifteen oxy-acetylene welding cylinders, thirty armour plate sheets of 20 ft each, three pedal-type suicide boats, one Dvora-type fast attack craft, a large number of water pumps, two lorries, two buses, one truck, one heavy duty generator, one water bowzer trailer, one bowzer, filled with kerosene, two large lathe machines, two powerful compressors, one welding plant, a number of electric motors, one large lifting jack, many boats and vehicle engines, three hangar-shaped buildings of 75 ft x 15 ft each, fifteen small tiled-houses of 20 ft x 30 ft with full air conditioning and five tiled-billets of 25 ft x 100 ft with full air conditioning.

The discovery was made by the infantrymen of 4 Sri Lanka Light Infantry (4 SLLI) commanded by Major Najeewa Edirisinghe.




With this discovery the LTTE will go down in the history as the first terrorist organization to develop underwater weapons. Also, the LTTE is the first terrorist outfit to introduce suicide bombers to the world and to develop naval and air arms.

Defence observers are in the view that the LTTE has been able to come this far in terrorism warfare because of the leeway given the outfit by the international community. Until recently, the LTTE sympathizers were given opportunity to raise funds freely in the western countries to buy arms and ammo. The outfit has been able to operate a fleet of ships to smuggle arms, engage in drug trafficking and human smuggling to make money, etc, in many parts of the world. With hired hands in many international media, NGOs and various other front organizations the outfit has been able to portray itself as a liberation organization to the world and to put international pressure on the government when taking military action against it.





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posted on Feb, 4 2009 @ 05:55 AM
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woooowwwww OP....


pretty costly mess up the baddies made huh .. havin their ultra gear discovered like that huh???

one wonders if, having gone undiscovered, would there be any populace-fear-herding-value in reporting the lack of discovery hence lack of scary artillery and armor..... to report on...


BOO!




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posted on Feb, 4 2009 @ 06:12 AM
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The line between a terrorist organisation and a freedom fighter is a fine one.

These day's a country or army can be a member of the axis of evil or not in the blink of an eye.



posted on Feb, 4 2009 @ 06:32 AM
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if you believe in al fakea, u must believe in santa claus!!

ill bet any day these subs are used for running drugs possiblly for the CIA...



posted on Feb, 4 2009 @ 06:43 AM
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Originally posted by afaik
The line between a terrorist organisation and a freedom fighter is a fine one.

These day's a country or army can be a member of the axis of evil or not in the blink of an eye.



No, it is exactly the same thing, just from different sides of the fence. For Sinn Fein the IRA are freedom fighters. for the UK they are terrorists.

BTW: loved the Headline of this post. What does the submarine demand for releasing sri lanka?



posted on Feb, 4 2009 @ 06:48 AM
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Originally posted by debunky

Originally posted by afaik


BTW: loved the Headline of this post. What does the submarine demand for releasing sri lanka?




Noted and changed.



posted on Feb, 4 2009 @ 07:02 AM
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Here is another news item on the discovery. www.hindu.com...

Question is what were they going to be used for and where?
If they were going to be used as a suicide mission against navel boats it could be copied by al qaeda against unarmed cruise ships when in port or moored off the coast.A successful hit on a cruise ship with thousands of passengers on board would be a huge victory for the terrorists on the scale of 911.


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posted on Feb, 4 2009 @ 10:04 AM
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Here is a news report that I found from 2005 detailing an arrest of a man who had plotted to ram an Israeli cruise ship with a speed boat and one ton of explosives.If these terrorist could get there hands on a sub they could ram below the waterline to ensure the boat sinks.Sounds implausible but so does flying jets into buildings.
www.cbsnews.com...



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