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posted on Feb, 16 2009 @ 03:10 AM
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Talk about accidental armagedon ???? A British nuclear submarine crashed into French nuclear sub while out on patrol. Imagine the crap that would cause if hulls had breached in coastal waters ?

uk.news.yahoo.com...




posted on Feb, 16 2009 @ 03:21 AM
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^ Plenty of discussion already going off on this



posted on Feb, 16 2009 @ 03:59 PM
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Someone wanna explain how 2 tiny subs crash into each other in an otherwise HUGE freaking ocean??

like a couple grains of sand meeting up in a parking lot ....... less they were looking for each other?



posted on Feb, 16 2009 @ 04:06 PM
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I think thats likely, Submarines are notoriously secretive about their locations & missions and prob came across each other, both knowing the other was around - just not that close



posted on Feb, 16 2009 @ 04:09 PM
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...or 2 satellites colliding in space?

Things are becoming wackier...



posted on Feb, 16 2009 @ 04:15 PM
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Sure as a US Submariner I can explain. We are constantly running drills with other ships.There are many things that may have contributed.Going up to periscope depth is very dangerous as you are almost blind.This is no big surprise at all!



posted on Feb, 16 2009 @ 04:42 PM
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So nobody has seen "Hunt fo Red October"?.......



posted on Feb, 16 2009 @ 04:45 PM
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Nah its nothing like that movie lol



posted on Feb, 16 2009 @ 05:33 PM
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This is just not right!

Submarines don't just crash into each other like that!!

Even crap cars have "parking sensors" of some sort, what makes people believe a sub would not have hundreds?


To anyone believing this story, I have the perfect bridge to sell...



posted on Feb, 17 2009 @ 04:39 AM
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10 out of 10 for the engine room artificers on both vessels
nil points to the sonar operators



posted on Feb, 17 2009 @ 04:55 AM
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British Boomers dont train with French Boomers, only British, American and a few Nato members hunter killers. France vicously protects its nuclear independance from everyone. With both subs being state of the art and both on station probably only using passive sensors the chances do appear to be a case of they simply tried to occupy the same piece of sea at the same time. Still scares the crap out of me though.



posted on Feb, 17 2009 @ 05:01 AM
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the REAL reason we do not train / conduct exercises with the french is because 1 second after the start they yell ` we surrender ` and its ENDEX :p



posted on Feb, 17 2009 @ 05:46 AM
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Originally posted by ignorant_ape
reply to post by Northern Raider
 


the REAL reason we do not train / conduct exercises with the french is because 1 second after the start they yell ` we surrender ` and its ENDEX :p


Yeah just like they did in Vietnam and NE Africa (Somalia), it appears to be a common trait



posted on Feb, 17 2009 @ 09:13 AM
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A "train wreck" would be a better metaphor for what has happened to date in the world's affairs (emphasis on financial). Maybe this accident is more of a harbinger of a more hellish future (accidental nuclear war???). OMG.



posted on Feb, 17 2009 @ 05:15 PM
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Originally posted by Northern Raider
British Boomers dont train with French Boomers


For one very good reason, and a likely cause for the incident...

Whilst the SONAR crew were on strike for better pay and conditions, in the bows, the torpedo (or 'baguette' on a French tub) loaders were trialling the launch of a flaming sheep carcass at the British vessel when it misfired, requiring the vessel to perform a 'Crazy Sarkozy' manouver resulting in the collision




posted on Feb, 17 2009 @ 07:04 PM
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Perhaps french submarines like their armored tank counterparts only operate in reverse?

It's possible they could have been practicing a 'strategic retreat maneuver' just in case they ever get invaded again.



posted on Feb, 17 2009 @ 07:21 PM
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But don't you have radar? Or some other object identifying device? what are you just using a map?



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