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Watch out for Akulas in the Gulf of Mexico?

Over on Pajamas Media, Kim Zigfeld provides a riveting account of a possible violation of U.S. territorial waters by a Russian nuclear attack submarine.  Whether it was there or not — and who can say the Russians are clever enough to make it happen — it underlines the total failure of the so-called Obama “reset” with Russia. “Reset” being how Obama chooses to label appeasement.

44 responses to “Watch out for Akulas in the Gulf of Mexico?

  1. Manfred Steifschwanz ⋅

    We all live in a Russian submarine
    Russian submarine
    Russian submarine
    Putin sent us to boost Kim ZIgfeld’s spleen
    Boost Kim Zigfeld’s spleen
    Boost Kim Zigfeld’s spleen

    • larussophobe ⋅

      Is that what Russians would say if America set nuclear attack subs into the Black Sea to patrol Russia’s sea coast? How about if America buzzed Russian cities with nuclear bombers, would Russians react with poems like yours? Interesting, it’s only Russia that engages in such provocative and aggressive behavior, not the USA, so Russians don’t know how it feels. Your attempt to make light of nuclear provocation and your personal abuse shows that you are nothing but an uncivilized goon, as such a perfect representative of the neo-Soviet nightmare.

    • Manfred Steifschwanz ⋅

      Outside your little cocoon, honey, the US is hated more than any other nation; Russia included. I leave it as an exercise for the team to figure out at least one reason for this state of affairs.

      I’m an uncivilized goon all right — why do you think I’m attracted to this blog?

      • larussophobe ⋅

        What an absurd lie. The US has a large panoply of allies while Russia has none, and people from around the world wait years for the chance to live in the USA, while the only people who go to Russia are Russians who are unwanted in post-Soviet space. Of course, you don’t deny that Russia is unilaterally provoking the USA with nuclear bombers and submarines, yet you lack the courage to condemn this barbaric conduct. This blog has been cited by the likes of the New York Review of Books, and is one of the most powerful forces in the Russia blogosphere. That’s why you come here, and none of your ridiculous lies can change that.

      • Manfred Steifschwanz ⋅

        Pretty amusing how Western imbecility stipulates that the US has a resounding groundswell of support globally, yet has to wage endless wars and spend more on the military than the rest of the oh-so-US-friendly world combined.

        Ergo: As a 100% typical, reactionary, arrogant, and delusional Western petty bourgeois, you judge the world’s countries and peoples strictly in accordance with the extent to which they toe the line of Big Business. Just imagine how great life would be if only Putin let the US multinationals loot Siberia’s wealth with your vile “dissidents” as your faithful running dogs. Sadly for you, Russia and Putin will not comply.

      • MCC ⋅

        Come to think of russia’s friends; Island of Nauru comes to mind; 21 square kilometers, 9100 inhabitants and no capital city. The MOST powerful ally of russia….. Naurians made a small booboo though – when asked by russia to recognize S. Ossetia and Abhkazia, those poor simple people got confused and recognized TATARSTAN instead…

      • Any interesting toilet dissertations, mccusa?

        Cada joven polaca muy guápa
        Estará una puta del papa

        Thanks for agreeing and laughtszczing with me, Pshek. Don’t fly to Smolensk like your silly Heads of State, honey.

    • MCC ⋅

      We all live in a Russian submarine, russian submarine, russian submarine – you mean, dearie, a ‘Kursk’ submarine which, by the way, is on an UNDERWATER SECRET MISSION TRACKING DOWN THOSE ABOMINABLE AMERICANS ….Am I right????

      • Manfred Steifschwanz ⋅

        Any interesting toilet dissertations, mccusa?

        Cada joven polaca muy guápa
        Estará una puta del papa

        Thanks for agreeing and laughtszczing with me, Pshek. Don’t fly to Smolensk like your silly Heads of State, honey.

  2. Ugi Zopovovski ⋅

    This has to be the most preposterous thing I have ever read on the Internet. You have absolutely NO IDEA what you are
    talking about. Your “article” is of little value and it should be
    deleted immediately.
    Aside from this, let’s look at the first festival of comedy
    you have created:
    “Over on Pajamas Media, Kim Zigfeld provide a riveting account” (you might want to proofread that, btw)
    ……why are you speaking about yourself as
    another person? Anyone with a brain can tell that this Blog
    is a one-person operation, yet you cannot resist the urge to compliment yourself with a phrase like “riveting account.”
    Here you stumble again:
    “it underlines the total failure of the so-called Obama “reset” with Russia.”
    If you (Kim Zigfeld) are a NYC-based writer, why are you insulting the President of the United States? In any country
    you are simply a traitor! You are so embarrassing.

    Barack Obama is President of the United States, whereas
    you are an overweight, bitching, moaning PMS hag with
    delusions of internet grandeur that will never manifest.

    You should never post about International Affairs.
    You are simply an embarrassment.
    I wish I could send you a bill for this post.
    Now go away and leave me alone. I think you’re insane.

    • larussophobe ⋅

      It’s a typical Russian (Soviet) idea that citizens who criticize their own leaders are traitors or mentally ill. That’s why Russia locks them up or kills them. But Americans believe that such citizens are heroes, because they help the country reform and improve. Perhaps that’s why the USA still exists and is growing rapidly both economically and demographically, while the USSR is on the ash heap of history and Russia is shrinking and poor. Russia can’t see its own faults because it won’t allow anybody to point them out, so it can’t improve and get better. As a result, it gets left in the world’s dust. People like you, in other words, are Russia’s worst enemies.

      • Manfred Steifschwanz ⋅

        Thesis refuted: Gorbachev is a truly hated man throughout Russia as is Yeltsin despite their antecedents as Russian statesmen. As for US imperialism with its roots in a genocidal White National Socialist Settler Empire, it surely PREFERS to practice overt barbarism abroad. However, today the US citizenry is by far subjected to the highest incarceration rates globally; a fact which doesn’t precisely corroborate your lecturing, honey.

        • MCC ⋅

          whatever you say, dearie, the fact is very simple – russia is going through the ‘low grade’ civil war which is slowly turning into the full blown massacre…wait and see…..Greetings from Poland……

        • Manfred Steifschwanz ⋅

          Arschau — capital of toilet dissertations.

          Q: How do you know you’re flying over Poland?
          A: It really stinks to high heaven!

          Thanks Pshek for agreeing and laughszczting with me. And mind the “des”-integration too.

      • Ugi Zopovovinski ⋅

        Oh, please marry me LR. I’m the only one that loves you.

        We could honeymoon in Moscow because I’m
        very good at bribing the police.

        We could sit on a park bench along the Vulga river,
        denouncing political dissidents + we could paint
        little smiley faces on hand grenades.

        It would be so romantic…please change your mind.

  3. Manfred Steifschwanz ⋅

    Haha — have the silly Yanks eventually decided to copy “Die dummen Schweden” of 30 years earlier, perchance? In the summer of 1980, the Swedish navy was making very similar noises about a Russian submarine allegedly careering about Sweden’s territorial waters. Hence, a campaign of random depth-bombing was launched. However, all this (correctly) fell on deaf ears — dismissed resoundingly as a silly ploy to boost government spending on Sweden’s naval forces — when absolutely no tangible result prevailed (apart from dead fish, of course).

    Then came October 1981 when a rusty old Russian submarine ran aground late at night just outside a naval base in the southernmost part of Sweden. Throughout the night, the submarine tried in vain to get off the ground with her engines roaring at full blast, yet nobody seemed to mind. Early next morning, she was spotted by a fisherman who told the local authorities about it. Now, with the cat out of the bag, the Long Awaited Golden Opportunity had come for the bourgeoisie and its corporate media to capitalize upon. Sweden shifted right all along the line against a deafening, imbecilic media/military campaign about “fighting intruding Russian submarines”, of which there suddenly were aplenty. Put bluntly, this was Sweden’s local rendition of the anti-soviet campaign launched by the Anglo-American bourgeoisie in the 1980s. It lasted until early 1986, when the assassination of the then Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme urged the media to start disseminating lies and disinformation about an all-new subject.

    • MCC ⋅

      You said old rusty russian submarine?? well said, indeed, only there are no new submarines built in russia at present….By the way, I watched with great intereast the chinese/russian navy maneuvres – it looked so familiar; like one of the sea battles during the Second World War, PRICELESS!!!!

  4. Rare_F5_Twister ⋅

    Undetected Russian submarine/bomber/ship etc. is a spooky language designed to scare and control primitive people of the US Congress and used by Pentagon when it needs more money on a new radar/sonar/spy satellite/military program etc.

  5. mingthemerciless ⋅

    Of course, Hussein being a surrender monkey, he’ll do nothing…

    Wait till next spring, with President Mitten, that’s what that popov sub will look like laying in the bottom of the caribean trench, just like the Kursk
    and then, russia will have to beg again to have the cadavers of the russian idiots in the carcass rescued by others?

  6. Manfred Steifschwanz ⋅

    Q: Why is Ming in a state of permanent fury?
    A: He’s come across intelligent people where he hadn’t expected to.

    Q: Where does Ming truly belong?
    A: Most poignant question. God and Satan are at each other’s throats to be spared the specimen.

    Q: What’s the most striking difference between Ming on the one hand and Jews/Blacks/Muslims/Communists on the other?
    A: Ming is unconcerned with intimate hygiene.

    Q: What’s the most striking difference between Ming on the one hand and cockroaches on the other?
    A: Cockroaches like bathrooms.

    Q: Is there anybody in this world who truly adores Ming?
    A. What an extraordinarily silly question — of course Ming does.

  7. mingthemerciless ⋅

    Rusty old? All Russian built thingies are rusty old carcases!!!
    Subs:

    Compare with the Italian Navy…who have a measure of self respect:

    Australians:(Anybody can sink anything Russian in minutes!)

    And this is the latest Russian Sukhoy jet fighter…look at the shape it’s in!(Dont get me started there!)

    Russians are just like the Ay-Rabz…they have no concept of maintenance for buildings, machines, people…etc…

  8. mingthemerciless ⋅

    Here’s the Italian sub again:

    And the Australian…nothing Russian shabby there!

  9. mingthemerciless ⋅

    Mon Freddie Fred speaking in tongues again…unable to bear
    the evidence that socialists build crap that is obsolete rolling out of the factory!

  10. Manfred Steifschwanz ⋅

    Ming, honey: Could you please be a little merciless explaining to Kim the meaning of the adjective “poignant” ?

  11. mingthemerciless ⋅

    “Poignant” or gripping would be the images of the Kursk
    for the mother or wife of a Russian submariner:

    I remember watching a press meeting as a crewmembers’ wife was questioning a Russian Admiral and Putin’s goons stabbed her in the neck with some poison to shut her up…

  12. mingthemerciless ⋅

    Look at the Sukhoi that landed wheels up…see the unpainted panels on the side? they are replacement patches for the metal that was so corroded you could see through them! Look at the worn out paint…you brush better quality paint on your garden chair…why did he land gear up? Because the gear would not extend and the Russian pilot did not trust his parachute!

  13. mingthemerciless ⋅

    In the west, at 1000 hours, it would be a brand spanking new airplane…for Russians, it is a worn out wreck!

    Check the Russians’ account:
    http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/showthread.php?99988-Russian-Photos-%28updated-on-regular-basis%29/page2867
    “And here is the story of that aircraft…

    20’th march (2008) it was supposed to fly. That year, on that date, it had birthday, On that day, it was supposed to cross 1000 hours in the air. Just before, it was overhauled,(!!!) and pilots needed to test it. They tried to take off 3 times, but different systems were not in order. On fourth time, they flew. Tested afterburner, did some g turns, etc.

    At 11 000 meters, all systems failed. No electricity. Apparently, even the reserve failed. No radio or navigation. They lowered down to 1800 m, then to 600 m. There they found a river and a village they recognized. Saw the airfield and turned towards it.

    But as they approached the airfield, and were only 500 m away from it, the control systems started to fail as well…They were unsure if the wheels were out, but decided to land anyway, as they feared they had too little fuel left to make a retry. Their landing speed was much great that usual. Plane sklid across the runway for around one km.

    When ATC lost all contact with the aircraft, the fire crew was warned, so they were ready. A different plane that was in the air was ordered to land at a different base. After landing, it was sent to overhaul, and they found out the problem was main electricity distributor. Plane didn’t reach 1000 hours that flight. 999 hours, and 45 min. ”

    And here’s the video(maybe Mon cher Freddie Fred could translate for us!)
    http://rutube.ru/video/3e2f567f2ebba817d10227c8a5bf8b71/

    • Rare_F5_Twister ⋅

      They just stole drawings from the US but failed to notice that gear-up landing is a standard feature of american fighters like for instance F-22 raptor: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faB5bIdksi8

      • Bohdan ⋅

        Hey twister of the truth, why don’t you listen to the spoken words, as the commentator is explicit in saying “after a computer malfunction” in the F-22, which happened in 1992, rather then putting your warped misrepresentation on the subject. Open your eyes for a change to see how the plane is “jinking” up and down in the sky, indicating that the pilot has a major aerodynamic problem somewhere in the craft.

        Besides in pilot’s terminology “ANY LANDING that the pilot can walk away from, is a good landing!”

        Anyone with an ounce of brains can see, by the way the tailplane is being operated by the skilled pilot, that he is literally “flying by the seat of his pants,” so that he did a excellent service in bringing the aircraft back in one piece, so that the fault can be analyzed and corrective action taken to ensure the problem does not reoccur. Rather then baling out to save his own skin and destroying a multimillion dollar aircraft with the fault going up in smoke and the Americans being none the wiser why the aircraft malfunctioned in the first place.

        • Rare_F5_Twister ⋅

          Hey Bohdan,

          “Hey twister of the truth, why don’t you listen to the spoken words, as the commentator is explicit in saying “after a computer malfunction” in the F-22, which happened in 1992, rather then putting your warped misrepresentation on the subject.”

          So that SU-27 had similar control system failure.
          “Open your eyes for a change to see how the plane is “jinking” up and down in the sky, indicating that the pilot has a major aerodynamic problem somewhere in the craft.”
          It was not an aerodynamic problem. It was a control system problem.

          “Besides in pilot’s terminology “ANY LANDING that the pilot can walk away from, is a good landing!”

          So that SU-27 belly-landed intact and both pilots walked away. They did not bail out.

          “Anyone with an ounce of brains can see, by the way the tailplane is being operated by the skilled pilot, that he is literally “flying by the seat of his pants,”

          Indeed, anyone with an ounce of brains would say exactly that. But in fact both SU-27 and F-22 are naturally unstable for the sake of maneuverability. That is why both aircraft cannot be operated manually but they rather have fly-by-wire control systems (aka onboard computer) for automatic stability. If the control system fails, an airplane falls from the sky like a brick no matter how skilled its pilot is. What can be seen in the video is the oscillations caused by faulty automatic control system and not the skilled tailplane operation.

          “so that he did a excellent service in bringing the aircraft back in one piece, so that the fault can be analyzed and corrective action taken to ensure the problem does not reoccur. Rather then baling out to save his own skin and destroying a multimillion dollar aircraft with the fault going up in smoke and the Americans being none the wiser why the aircraft malfunctioned in the first place.”

          So that SU-27 landed intact, the pilots did not bail out, the reasons for the crash-landing were analyzed and addressed in the future.

          Both stories are absolutely identical: test flight, computer malfunctioning, belly-landing, aircrafts intact, pilots did not bail out. What are you arguing about, Bohdan?

          • Bohdan ⋅

            Wow, Twister of the Truth, do you have a problem with thinking logically. By any chance, you’re not an inpatient, on leave from the psychiatric ‘mental asylum’, or are you?

  14. Manfred Steifschwanz ⋅

    Kim, honey: Did Ming’s posts explain “poignant” satisfactorily to you?

  15. Dmitry ⋅

    Heck, I never knew Kim was a scuba diver!

  16. Beetlejuice ⋅

    Oh WOW! The Mexicans have Akulas now? This is amazing! No wonder why they’ve been getting into the U.S so easily.

    Well Kim, I guess its time to call out your boys in white robes and the minutemen. Any bets? Mexicans in Akula submarines vs. imbreds with shotguns.

  17. Dmitry ⋅

    Speaking seriously, US in 2013-2014 spenging another (last) $5-6 Bn on a program of new submarines would look as a nice farewell gesture for the country.

    • MCC ⋅

      dymasz, dymasz, dymasz; what exactly was a nice farewell gesture for russia – the country that went, within 15 years, from the ‘global’ power to a third world country and became a pathetic laughing stock of the world – probably the famine of the early 90s – when russian population was facing the calamity of african-style famine. President Bush 1st saved you by sending millions of tons of chicken – food NOBODY wanted in the States – you probably remember eating the manna from America….

  18. mingthemerciless ⋅

    I remember when Russia’s ally Serbia was getting kicked out
    of it’s own Kosovo heartland, the Russians sent a convoy of relief supplies, half a dozen ships.

    They had to stop in a Greek harbor to refuel.

    Greeks at the time supported Serbia but, being already then broke, wanted cash on the table for the bunker “C” fuel…

    Russia did not have ANY money, so the Russian convoy had to sell the ship’s supplies to get enough fuel to go back home to Russia.

    Lesson learned by the Serbs right there…”Dont make friend with nations that are more poor than you”

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