Cover-up of U.S. Nuclear Sub Collision in South China Sea: a Wake-up Call for East Asia – and the World.

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      ZimInSeattle
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      Photograph Source: U.S. Navy photo by General Dynamics Electric Boat – Public Domain

      “When elephants fight, it is the grass that gets trampled.”

      So warned Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte in his address to the UN General Assembly on September 22, 2020. He was referring to the consequences for East Asia of a conflict between the US and China.

      Fast forward to October 2, 2021, about one year later, and the first patch of grass has been stomped on by the U.S. elephant, trudging stealthily about, far from home in the South China Sea.  On that day the nuclear-powered attack submarine, the USS Connecticut, suffered serious damage in an undersea incident which the U.S. Navy ascribed to a collision with an undersea object.

      After sustaining damage, the submarine apparently surfaced close to the Paracel Islands which lie only 150 nautical miles from China’s Yulin submarine base in Hainan Province.   The Connecticut is one of only three Seawolf class of submarines, which are assumed to be on spying missions.  But they can be equipped with Intermediate Range (1250-2500 km) Tomahawk cruise missiles which can be armed with nuclear warheads.  It is claimed that they are not so equipped at present because the Navy’s “policy decisions” have “phased out” their nuclear role, according to the hawkish Center For Strategic and International Studies.

      When a US nuclear submarine with such capabilities has a collision capable of killing U.S. sailors and spilling radioactive materials in the South China Sea, it should be front page news on every outlet in the U.S.  This has not been the case – far from it.  For example, to this day (October 30), nearly a month after the collision, the New York Times, the closest approximation to a mouthpiece for the American foreign policy elite, has carried no major story on the incident and in fact no story at all so far as I and several daily readers can find.  This news is apparently not fit to print in the Times.  (A notable exception to this conformity and one worth consulting has been Craig Hooper of Forbes.)

      More: https://www.counterpunch.org/2021/11/03/cover-up-of-u-s-nuclear-sub-collision-in-south-china-sea-a-wake-up-call-for-east-asia-and-the-world/

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      retired liberal
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      From what? The area’s geography appears to be unsafe for submarines. So why are we there?

      We are an arrogant species, believing our fantasy based "facts" are better than the other person's fake facts.
      The older we get, the less "Life in Prison" is a deterrent.
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    • #453104
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      Responses in Moon over Alabama from yesterday are pretty funny but as usual a lot of food for thought. The Chinese made a warning to the US which tells me this was more then a mapping accident.  The Russian’s also made a rather cryptic joke about it.   Also someone said uk and us media are once again claiming that both China and Russia are ginning up war that people need to be prepared.  I bet the Democrats will drum up a bit more for the pentagon. Maybe they will just give the money from what’s left of the build back better joke

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    • #453107
      A Simple Game
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      wouldn’t it be cheaper, in money and most especially in lives, to just give the MIC the cash instead of buying war materials from them?  Giving them 50% of what we are now would give them much higher profits and cut the governments payments to them by 50%.  And no one has to die.

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