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Submarine hits freighter

Anyone who has read my threads in the past knows that I am passionate about our military and the people that serve our country, period. Thank you all.

However, I have to ask a question: How does a submarine, A US Submarine that has to be the most advanced vessel in the entire planet, hit a bloody freighter? Notice, it had to be a Japanese one again, didn't you? I can see the Japanese starting to put fenders on the BOTTOM of their boats.

Oh well. I guess I am just ignorant of how you steer a submarine.

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Again, no disrespect at all to the awesome men and women that are out there risking their lives to serve our country... I guess I just don't understand naval vessels.
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Sounds like someone doesn't know the rules of the road......a la
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Let's see....

Our submarines have hit TWO Japanese surface vessels while themselves surfacing in the past few years, resulting in several deaths and injuries.

Recently, a Chinese submarine surfaced only 5 miles away from one of our carriers which, reportedly, didn't know the sub was there. Whaaat??????

A little over a year ago one of our nuclear subs ran into an undersea mount near Guam and was very seriously damaged.

Last week four crewmen were washed off the deck of one of our nuclear subs shortly after clearing port in England. Two died.

Hmmm... think it's about time for CNO to begin asking some hard questions?

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Let's just say that a few more Navy careers have been cut short.
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"Is it a political world?"

Naah, we just allow the ONLY senior, experienced Army commander who speaks native Arabic to step down so we can replace him with a Navy admiral. No doubt a good guy, but I doubt he knows much about counterinsurgency and civil war situations, since these are fairly rare at sea. But, hey, HE didn't oppose this genius "surge and accelerate" strategy.

But, there's good news: latest CBS poll shows that only 21% of Americans are now brain dead. That's down 8% in a single month :-)

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Just out of curiosity, are submarines explicity taken into account in the official Regs?
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The news report I read about this incident also mentioned that a Japanese submarine had collided with a surface vessel recently.
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That's it Bill...it's all about Bush...he must have caused that collision at sea. Too bad Pelosi wasn't in charge...with all the subs in dry dock that collision would never have happened! ...and Hillary doesn't like anything cigar shaped either!
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If this happened with the only (of 3) sea worthy Portuguese submarine, the news would be:

"Japanese boat hits and sinks PortugEese Submarine"

...... see we still keep making everything simple, and avoid argument!!
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