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Thursday, June 29, 2006

300 U.S. Subs In The Sea Of Japan (!)

I know I shouldn't make fun of random commenters on random blogs, but this one cracked me up. Over at New Hounds (motto: "We watch FOX so you don't have to") they have a report about a FOX anchor interviewing former SecNav John Dalton. The segment was apparently about what kind of threat the North Korean sub fleet poses, and Dalton apparently, and correctly, said that it didn't pose much of a threat at all.

The first commenter to respond to the post had this to say about the U.S. sub fleet:

"And of course, the foxy ones said not one word about OUR fleet of trident submarines based in japan and armed with nuclear enough nukes to take out china and nk. i think i read, and i may be wrong, that the us has 300 subs over there constantly rotating and patroling the sea of japan. what a joke fox is."

Yes, "big johnny", you are, in fact, wrong -- we have no Tridents based in Japan, and we only have about 70 total submarines. You are kind of right, though, that the Tridents we have are armed with "nuclear enough nukes" to take out China and North Korea... and then some. North Korea should remember that if they decide they want to play with the big boys again...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

You also KNOW that's exactly what they believed! ;-)

6/29/2006 12:44 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe he meant sandwiches. There could be 300 submarine sandwiches floating around out there. Now who's going to want to tangle with that? I know I wouldn't. I can only eat maybe two.


6/29/2006 7:28 AM

Blogger Trickish Knave said...

Those are kinds of remarks from people who read too much Clancy. I hope someone shoved that comment up his cornhole.

6/29/2006 1:22 PM

Blogger Trickish Knave said...

Oh, btw, the guy in whites at the end of the clip talking about how quiet diesel boats are was me. That was my 15 minutes of fame compresssed into 7 seconds.

6/29/2006 1:24 PM

Blogger Skippy-san said...

John Dalton. The worst SECNAV since Josephus Daniels.........

6/29/2006 3:39 PM

Blogger Jim A said...

Probably heard something about 300 Trident WARHEADS and got all confused.

6/30/2006 12:26 PM

Blogger G-Man said...

A scary note: The Russians had over 300 subs in their fleet about 20 years ago. Really!


7/01/2006 3:46 PM


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