posted on Aug, 14 2012 @ 09:25 AM
reply to post by hp1229
It appears it was operating in the Caribbean more than in the actual Gulf, and the Navy Base they are talking about is on the Atlantic Coast of
Georgia. It doesn't appear to have actually gone into the sensitive Gulf waters where it could strike at refineries and major ports and cities all
the way into the Midwest.
I lived along the Gulf Coast near Eglin Airforce Base on 9/11, and after 9/11 they tripled the amount of radar stations on the barrier islands. There
is also a Naval Air Station in Pensacola, (I've seen a sub in Pensacola Bay) and in Naval Base in Panama City and Jacksonville, in addition to all of
the huge Air Force bases in Florida. There are bombing ranges in the Gulf of Mexico that the Navy and Air Force use to practice. I just don't
believe a foreign sub could operate in the Gulf. I can believe they were cruising the Caribbean, but not the actual Gulf.
Also, why would they admit to it now? Why would we admit to it now? This seems like a cry for more funding. If they did penetrate our detection,
they wouldn't tell us about it and get us to fix the flaws. I think it is more likely that we DID detect them, but we played coy, and now we are
using it for public perception to increase funding.
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