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Finland chases off suspected foreign sub with depth charges
04-29-2015, 12:49 AM #1
malu Member
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The Finnish military used hand-held underwater depth charges as a warning against what could be an unidentified foreign submarine in waters near the capital Helsinki, amid growing tensions with neighboring Russia.

The Finnish Navy first detected an unidentified underwater object on Monday. Surface ships were dispatched to the area for a search operation. More contacts were made throughout Monday night and into Tuesday, at which point the military decided to use depth charges about the size of hand grenades.

“The bombs are not intended to damage the target, the purpose is to let the target know that it has been noticed,” Commodore Olavi Jantunen told the Helsingin Sanomat newspaper, as cited by Reuters. According to the Defense Ministry, it rarely resorts to using such charges.


I wonder if the dynamic duo from Finland have anything to do with this??

We should check their hearing...........
04-29-2015, 01:51 AM #2
Octo Mother Superior
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Hi Malu. Didn't have anything to do with it. Honest.

It's more interesting they make an issue in the news about this right now than what is lurking in our waters. I think everybody assumes our waters are full of Russian subs. Trying to score points for a NATO membership is one reason I think.


04-29-2015, 01:51 AM #3
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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It was just a plastic bag chuckle.gif


04-29-2015, 03:19 AM #4
malu Member
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i was thinking of setting up a gofundme.com site for the finnish navy, they are trying to scare subs away with the same things our cops throw at 90 year old women in wheelchairs for fun
i do hope they eat least eat the fish that float to the surface

i know you are right Octo, the american propaganda corp is full steam ahead on demonizing russia, while we continue to stack troops and hardware on their border
04-29-2015, 03:20 AM #5
yankees skier
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04-29-2015, 04:38 AM #6
Cynicalabsurdance Member
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whats that yankees ,,,, Findlands Fire Boat ?

I want two of those .
04-29-2015, 05:14 AM #7
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Yup, I love it!


04-30-2015, 02:01 PM #8
Accidental Stoner Member
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(04-29-2015, 01:51 AM)JayRodney Wrote:  It was just a plastic bag chuckle.gif


Ordinary plastic bag.

What is well above water and plainly visible is the bloody NATO propaganda.
The official horse hockey about 50% of the Finlanders supporting the coming
full membership is just that - horse shit. Non-alliance with imperialists is very,
very deeply rooted in the folk soul (if there is such a thing and call it what you
like etc etc etc).

Can't believe that idiot general signed the fucking partnership deal without
telling anyone.


05-06-2015, 03:15 AM #9
malu Member
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what a tangled web we weave:


Britain and Nato have launched their biggest war games on Russia's doorstep amid growing tensions over Vladimir Putin's military aggression.
The largest ever Nato anti-submarine exercise, including the Royal Navy, is under way off the coast of Norway just weeks after reports of Russian submarines encroaching in to foreign waters.
At the same time British troops are taking part in the biggest military exercise seen in Estonia since the Baltic nation regained its independence more than two decades ago.
The war games come as tensions grow with Russia over Ukraine crisis and fears that the Baltic nations could be next in President Putin’s sights.

Last month, Latvia said it had detected a Russian submarine near its water and last week Finland fired depth charges at an unidentified submarine along its coast.
Russian aircraft have also repeatedly approached and violated Nordic and Baltic airspace in recent months, challenging air defences and triggering allied responses.


The war drums are beating louder.
05-06-2015, 04:42 AM #10
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Everybody's rubbing elbows a little too close, this kind of thing can escalate quickly.


05-06-2015, 04:53 AM #11
malu Member
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we have a great big world to play in and we just have to concentrate all the testosterone where it can do the most damage. between this and the straits of hormuz we could spin into ww3 with a well placed fart
05-06-2015, 05:18 PM #12
yankees skier
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I bet it's the company that makes depth charges that's causing this commotion coffeetime.gif

05-06-2015, 05:42 PM #13
CmdrDraco Member
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As long as we have the concept of "governments" there will always be power games like this.

Btw here's the logic;
If a government gives too much money to the people then other governments tend to attack them.
If a government takes too much money from the people then there will be revolutions.

It's not easy to be a government :)
05-06-2015, 05:44 PM #14
Accidental Stoner Member
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Astute observation, Cmdr.
05-06-2015, 08:24 PM #15
Octo Mother Superior
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A rare snap of underwater craft taken by man on cargo vessel gives no cause to suspect anything out of the ordinary, insists the Finnish Coast Guard, adding that Russian-built submarines are often tested in the deep waters of the Baltic.




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