I very much doubt that they "accidentally" revealed two of their subs. I am certain that they wanted to be seen.
Interesting that this happens just as the Russian cargo vessel turns up missing?
Something is definitely going on between the US, the UK and Russia.
Last night I heard a US Navy Maj Gen (his name escapes me right now but I posted it in another thread, I think he was head of Navy Institute?) on the
BBC stating that he was glad it meant "at least one of" the "Soviet" subs (he then corrected himself and said Russian) off the US coast was
leaving to help find it. He also suggested that there was more on that ship than just timber, he felt that the targeting of that vessel meant that
there had to be something of great value or great danger on that ship. He declined to state who would have put it there or what it could be.
His use of the word "Soviet" made me chuckle. Either it was a deliberate hint at what he thinks without having to openly state it, or it was a
Freudian slip, which would suggest that he views their actions as a threat.
My current theory is that Russia is planning something, and the US knows it. I am almost certain that the disappearance of that vessel was down to
either Russia or the US. If the US searched it based on intelligence and didn't locate what was on board, perhaps this scared the Russians enough to
send it dark deliberately to continue its course?
Did the subs turn up just after their vessel was searched? If so, this suggests that they found out about it and deliberately sent it dark to continue
on its voyage unseen.
If they turned up before, I would suggest that they knew intel had been leaked and were sending a warning not to search or hinder the vessel.
Then the UK and US began searching for the missing ship, so the Russians joined in the search to keep an eye and be prepared in case it was
Something else of concern, is that there seems to be a media blackout on much of what Russia is doing.
I don't know about the US, but in the UK the Russian presence off the US has not really been mentioned at all.
There was little comment on the Russian presence in the search for it here either.
Does that sound like normal behaviour for nations previously in a state of cold war?
I mean, we were watching every move N.Korea made with deep interest and discussion, and yet Russia is starting to twitch and move into positions that
seem suspiciously close to threatening behaviour and little is reported?
That tells me that certain powers want to keep a lid on the mere discussion of Russia, and probably to avoid people considering what is really going
on behind the scenes.
The one thing that has me baffled in this entire situation is what was on that ship and where it was going at the behest of Russia?
Even if it was a Nuke, or a dirty bomb, I doubt Russia would be in a position right now to start a war.
Nor do I think Russia selling Nukes is likely either. Those without the ability to build them are as much a threat to Russian interests as they are to
Knowing how Russia likes their intrigue, their games and their military toys, this is far from over.
Remember this is a nation that managed to get Polonium 210 into the UK and very publicly kill a dissenter.
You don't use a method like that and expect it to go unnoticed. That was as much a threat to the UK Govt as it was to opponents of Russian power.
To my mind there are two options that I can think of...
1. That ship was carrying arms in an illegal trade. Non-nuclear, but still illegal under international law.
2. That vessel was carrying very dangerous materials to be used by Russia in a pre-emptive attack against a nation in future months.
I am not a military strategist, I don't know a great deal about warfare or the current mindset of various powers, but I also don't think anyone
should underestimate what the economic collapse of America would mean to a power like Russia. Many of us believe the complete collapse of the $ is
just around the corner, if this is the case, Russia will know it, and that could be the perfect time to start something.
Either way you look at it, none of the events around Russia in the last couple of weeks make much sense to us, but they do mark a very distinct moment
which suggests that we are not being told the real story.