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2007-08-02 -Short Attention Span Theater-
Russian Sub Reaches Arctic Floor
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Posted by Elmart Bluetooth9685 2007-08-02 05:19|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [510 views ]  Top

#1 So let us publicly announce for the benefit of all who may hear and based on Putin's Logic --- THE MOON BELONGS TO THE USA!
Posted by 3dc 2007-08-02 08:41||   2007-08-02 08:41|| Front Page Top

Posted by 3dc 2007-08-02 08:47||   2007-08-02 08:47|| Front Page Top

#3 There are several Russian subs on ocean floors all over the place.
Posted by Gary and the Samoyeds">Gary and the Samoyeds  2007-08-02 08:54||]">[]  2007-08-02 08:54|| Front Page Top

#4 Yep... including the arctic...

Posted by john frum 2007-08-02 09:25||   2007-08-02 09:25|| Front Page Top

#5 It makes a stronger claim than a crappy little medallion.
Posted by bigjim-ky 2007-08-02 09:32||   2007-08-02 09:32|| Front Page Top

#6 "Cool"
Posted by Icerigger">Icerigger  2007-08-02 09:46||   2007-08-02 09:46|| Front Page Top

#7 We don't need no stinkin medallions.
Posted by wxjames 2007-08-02 09:46||   2007-08-02 09:46|| Front Page Top

#8 Putty gonna make them stay down there?
Posted by tu3031 2007-08-02 09:47||   2007-08-02 09:47|| Front Page Top

#9 Big deal. The USS Nautilus reached the north pole in 1958. The American Robert Peary claimed to reach the pole in 1909.
Posted by Rambler">Rambler  2007-08-02 10:14||   2007-08-02 10:14|| Front Page Top

#10 I'll be impressed when it comes back up.
Posted by mojo">mojo  2007-08-02 10:20||   2007-08-02 10:20|| Front Page Top

#11 Send Putin the dvd of "Ice Station Zebra". Rock Hudson and Jim Brown "own" the North Pole. They got there waaaay before the Ruskies. Heh.
Posted by Mark Z">Mark Z  2007-08-02 10:28||   2007-08-02 10:28|| Front Page Top

#12 Ho! Ho! Ho!
Posted by Santa Claus 2007-08-02 10:31||   2007-08-02 10:31|| Front Page Top

#13 Are they going to get this one back or leave it littering the sea floor like the rest of their subs?
Posted by Mike N. 2007-08-02 10:38||   2007-08-02 10:38|| Front Page Top

#14 "This isn't the 15th century. You can't go around the world and just plant flags and say 'We're claiming this territory'," said Canadian Foreign Minister Peter MacKay.

A little mockery and derision is exactly what Putin needs.
Posted by Canukistan 2007-08-02 11:42||   2007-08-02 11:42|| Front Page Top

#15 Russian Sub Reaches Surface--Now that's a headline.
Posted by Total War 2007-08-02 11:50||   2007-08-02 11:50|| Front Page Top

#16 All your base are belong to us, Puty Baby.
Posted by lotp 2007-08-02 12:01||   2007-08-02 12:01|| Front Page Top

#17 "Russian Sub Reaches Surface--Now that's a headline."

Not to mention a major relief to the crew.
Posted by kelly 2007-08-02 14:40||   2007-08-02 14:40|| Front Page Top

#18 And without its reactor going critical yet ...
Posted by doc 2007-08-02 14:50||   2007-08-02 14:50|| Front Page Top

#19 Russian sub plants flag under North Pole
By Guy Faulconbridge

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian explorers dived deep below the North Pole in a submersible on Thursday and planted their national flag on the seabed to stake a symbolic claim to the energy riches of the Arctic.

A mechanical arm dropped a specially made, rust-proof titanium flag painted with the Russian tricolour onto the Arctic seabed at a depth of 4,261 metres.
Posted by Icerigger">Icerigger  2007-08-02 15:16||   2007-08-02 15:16|| Front Page Top

#20 Duraki. With their demographics, there won't be any Russians in 3 generations.
Posted by twobyfour 2007-08-02 16:32||   2007-08-02 16:32|| Front Page Top

#21 Did it have mayo and onions?
Posted by Boss Craising2882 2007-08-02 19:09||   2007-08-02 19:09|| Front Page Top

#22 So, how many EXTRA kilometers from their coastline, in violation of maritime law, are they claiming sovereignty?
Posted by Ptah">Ptah  2007-08-02 19:17||]">[]  2007-08-02 19:17|| Front Page Top

#23 The Russians are making the claim based on a subsurface ridgeline. Or an 'X' on a treasure map.
Posted by mrp 2007-08-02 19:41||   2007-08-02 19:41|| Front Page Top

#24 mrp, "based", what you mean by "based"...?
Russkiye don't make claims based on anything. They simply make claims. At least commies had some sort of casus postuli (cause of claim) underpinned by Marxist ideology which may have fooled about 3-4 people.
Posted by twobyfour 2007-08-02 20:29||   2007-08-02 20:29|| Front Page Top

#25 2x4, based on what I've seen, Ivan first makes the claim, and then follows up with stew of lies mixed with a soupcon of fact(s). I'm sure that, somewhere in the Kremlin, there's a musty claim to California sitting in a file drawer, awaiting its day of glory.
Posted by mrp 2007-08-02 21:14||   2007-08-02 21:14|| Front Page Top

#26 Many Netters are opining that the present + planned military and naval buildup-modernz in NORPAC = NE ASIA, etc. will lead to war very soon.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2007-08-02 23:04||   2007-08-02 23:04|| Front Page Top

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