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Originally posted by ArMaP
reply to post by wayno
They pass Algeria in their journey to Novorossiysk, so maybe they will unload the cargo there, but that's still another unknown.
Early this am 8/21/09 the Q-Files klaxon horn sounded general quarters in several locales. Reports from radio experts began to flood in regarding an extremely long 200+ characters Emergency Action Message likely sent from a Spaceborne Command vehicle via Offut Air base to space, air, and naval vessels in the Atlantic region. Apparently, an interdiction operation involving high probable multiples of Russian submarines operating in the deep Atlantic ocean was ongoing which probably involved a TR3-B spacecraft, multiple P-3 Orion subchasers, and other Naval assets most likely including U.S. Navy submarines.
Originally posted by ArMaP
I found something that I haven't seen before, a statement from the Russian representative for NATO saying that the NATO maritime monitoring system was used to find the ship.
Originally posted by TOSFORUS
My theory of an updated Bond-film caper by fictional character Max Zorin, may be being played out. Only with Putin as Zorin.
Originally posted by Yukitup
reply to post by northwoods
Thanks Northwoods - source? How do we know that these are really the hijackers and not straw men or patsies?
ussia's top investigator has said a cargo ship which went missing for more than two weeks may have been carrying a more sensitive cargo than first stated.
MOSCOW (AFP) – Top Russian officials on Wednesday acknowledged for the first time that a ship hijacked in the Baltic Sea might have been carrying a suspicious cargo, deepening the mystery around its seizure.
Speculation has been raging that the Arctic Sea -- seized by pirates last month and missing for weeks before its recapture by the Russian navy in the Atlantic -- may have held weapons or even nuclear materials.
The Maltese-flagged vessel with a crew of 15 Russian sailors was officially heading to Algeria with a cargo of timber. But Moscow's top investigator, Alexander Bastrykin, cast doubt on that theory.
"We do not rule out the possibility that the Arctic Sea transported something other than wood," Bastrykin told the official government newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazeta.
Strangely, just hours after Bastrykin's interview was published, his press service issued a statement denying that the ship had been on any "secret mission" or that it had been carrying illegal materials.
"The investigation currently does not have any information that the ship could have carried any sort of illegal cargo," it said.
Its statement also rejected allegations of a cover-up and said the sailors were not being kept in isolation.
Originally posted by sanchoearlyjones
Yes, hellmutt had spoken about the cumbre viaja already. So, should it blow, then Hellmutt gets the credit for that one
Originally posted by Hellmutt
And it's not even 100% certain that a nuke would manage to create a Cumbre Vieja mega-tsunami. Such an attempt could fail and backfire.
This correspondent asked a former GRU (Russian Military Intelligence) officer, who many years ago escaped to the West, what he thought was on board the Arctic Sea. Instead of giving a direct answer, he suggested checking an obscure Russian-language website Anvictory.org, where a former Russian military officer based in Ukraine, Vladimir Filin, posted an article entitled, "Biochemical weapon which [Prime Minister Vladimir] Putin intends to drop on Jewish heads." Filin writes that the Arctic Sea, under the cover of a load of Finnish timber, was delivering a shipment of weapons to Iran via Algeria.
Filin said the crates (loaded on board in Kaliningrad) could have contained four X-55 strategic cruise missiles (without front sections) and devices to implement an air launch from military planes of the SU-24 type, provided that the aircraft were retrofitted as carriers of a single cruise missile.
He asserts, too, that this was not the first shipment. According to Filin:
Russia had previously delivered to Iran the front sections of X-55, which was retrofitted to carry Soviet-made chemical weapons.