Silent Running

Russian attack submarine sailed in Gulf of Mexico undetected for weeks, U.S. officials say
Russian Akula Submarine / AP

Russian Akula Submarine / AP

August 14, 2012 5:00 am

A Russian nuclear-powered attack submarine armed with long-range cruise missiles operated undetected in the Gulf of Mexico for several weeks and its travel in strategic U.S. waters was only confirmed after it left the region, the Washington Free Beacon has learned.

It is only the second time since 2009 that a Russian attack submarine has patrolled so close to U.S. shores.

The stealth underwater incursion in the Gulf took place at the same time Russian strategic bombers made incursions into restricted U.S. airspace near Alaska and California in June and July, and highlights a growing military assertiveness by Moscow.

One official said the Akula operated without being detected for a month.

“The Akula was built for one reason and one reason only: To kill U.S. Navy ballistic missile submarines and their crews,” said a second U.S. official.

“It’s a very stealthy boat so it can sneak around and avoid detection and hope to get past any protective screen a boomer might have in place,” the official said, referring to the Navy nickname for strategic missile submarines.

Cornyn presses Navy for more info on Russian subs in US coastal waters

By Carlo Munoz - 08/17/12 01:52 PM ET

A top Senate Republican wants to know how a Russian attack submarine was able to conduct a patrol mission miles off the U.S. coastline without the knowledge of the American military or intelligence officials.

In a letter to Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert on Friday, Sen. John Cornyn (Texas) demanded "a detailed explanation of the facts" surrounding the incident in which an Akula-class nuclear attack submarine was able to sail into the Gulf of Mexico undetected.

"The submarine patrol ... seems to represent a more aggressive and destabilizing Russian military stance that could pose risks to our national security," Cornyn said in the letter.

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They are checking out defenses and if we can detect their way around us. In the future, they know how to come in and infiltrate people. Keep in mind, after the cold war nothing changed in Russia. The old guard still in power and Putin is just a reflection of them.

We have a weak leader they have a stronger leader so they are not concerned what we think.  Or maybe they just wanted to confirm in person what the Obama said with that open mic slip up.  

WE DO NOT have a 'weak leader'.  We have NO LEADER at all.  He pushes and shoves.  He forces his way.  He DEMANDS OBEDIENCE.  He does NOT lead.  He is far more dagerous than any of us can even dream in our worst nightmares.

...obama is no opposition to the russians......cause he is one of the commie scumbag, that want to destroy us!!

Randal, I stand correct.   We indeed have no leader....thanks.

with the nut case obama letting our military go to hell and then putting our military personnel in jail when they sound something, is there any wonder why this happens, every military member active or retired need to vote obama out of office. 

Why? To take pictures of women on the beaches...

Badger you did not read the replies. They are checking out defenses and if we can detect their way around us. In the future, they know how to come in and infiltrate people. Keep in mind, after the cold war nothing changed in Russia. Hitler obama is destroying our nation and our military, people needs to wake up.


Badger, are you saying that our woman are our only defenses?    

Eddie, do you have a next of kin you would like me to notify?  For now I think I will step back from you about a few hundred yards.  My advise my friend......take it like a man and just enjoy it til the end.   

Gregory, do you know what you get with 32 Russian women ?  A full set of teeth.

It's just another show of proof that this idiot of a president is secretly trying to destroy our country from within..remember what he said to Medvedev with that open mike,"tell Vladimir I'll have more freedom to do what I want when I get reelected."This imposter, traitor, needs to beer removed from office in November!!




Democrat Sen. Chris Murphy: ‘The Real Second Amendment Isn’t Absolute

Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) tweeted Saturday there is a “real” Second Amendment and an “imaginary” one and he believes the real one is “not absolute.”

Murphy, “I support the real 2nd Amendment, not the imaginary 2nd Amendment. And the real 2nd Amendment isn’t absolute.”

The statement was a precursor to his call for banning “assault rifles” in the wake of the Santa Fe High School shooting, even though “assault rifles” were not used in the attack.

Murphy said the “real 2nd Amendment…allows Congress to wake up to reality and ban these assault rifles that are designed for one purpose only – to kill as many people as fast as possible.”

Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) said the Santa Fe High School attackers used a .38 revolver and a shotgun to carry out his heinous acts. Therefore, a ban on “assault rifles” would have done nothing to prevent the attack from occurring or the tragic loss of life from taking place.

It should be noted that Saturday was not the first time Sen. Murphy called the essence of the Second Amendment into question. On August 6, 2013, Breitbart News reported that Murphy told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow that “The Second Amendment is not an absolute right, not a God-given right. It has always had conditions upon it like the First Amendment has.”

Murphy did not grapple with the words, “Shall not be infringed.”


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