Documentary Review: "Kursk: A Submarine In Troubled Waters"
Just finished watching the acclaimed French documentary about the RNS Kursk sinking, and I must say it raised many interesting...
Nah, I can't do it. What a piece of moonbat trash! I've seen documentaries that ignore all evidence to the contrary of their predetermined conclusion, but this one is the worst. Combining primitive graphics with a complete lack of any evidence supporting it's conclusions, Kursk looks like it was made by unskilled 7th graders. From stating at all (not just Russian) nuclear submarines have two crews, to saying that the tarp hut that goes over an escape trunk was "meant to hide the missing distress beacon" (?) on USS Memphis, to saying the Memphis and USS Toledo were "badly damaged", it spewed out a whole stream of not only unsupported statements, but ones that flew in the face of all evidence to the contrary. It spun a tale of American fear that the "Shkval" Russian supercavitating torpedo would be sold to the Chinese leading to the American subs (which were monitoring the exercise from a distance) getting too close to the Kursk to "show American displeasure".
I've discussed earlier some of the fallacies of the documentary, so I won't repeat them here (you can click here and here to see them) except for this synopsis: Mk 48s don't make a small hole in a ship's hull -- it's Mk 50s, not carried by subs, that supposedly do that. The Memphis stopped in the Norwegian port not to get "repaired" from the collision, but to drop off the sonar tapes of the sinking so they could be flown to the U.S. USS Toledo wasn't horribly damaged in 2000; she returned from her deployment as scheduled. And, last but not least, you couldn't keep a secret like this, even in the sub community.
In summary, Kursk: A Submarine In Troubled Waters gets "the finger"... with both hands.