Submarine Conspiracy Theories In The "News"
An alert reader sent in an article from the "Northeast Intelligence Network" that offers a new "explanation" of how the C-802 missile was able to hit INS Ahi Hanit last week. The theory? Well, I'll let it speak for itself for now:
What has not been widely reported, however, is that an Iranian submarine, which I believe to be a Russian-made SSK Kilo-class electric-diesel boat, was nearby at the time. Did this Iranian sub provide some form of terminal guidance to the C-802 missile? It’s possible. That the sub was in the area of combat operations prior to the execution of the battle plan also speaks to the detailed preparations made by Iran. There are no reports that I am aware of which reported this sub transiting north-bound through the Suez Canal. The lack of this information in open-sources means that the Iranian sub had quite a long voyage around the African continent to arrive on station prior to hostilities. My theory is that upon reaching the Strait of Gibraltar the Iranian sub performed a maneuver that is known as “degaussing.” It parked itself directly underneath an eastbound commercial freighter and made the run through the strait completely under electrical power. It then continued along a 100 fathom line along the North African coast to the area of Tunisia and on to the eastern Mediterranean Sea.Fascinating! I guess all of us submariners who spent time in the degaussing pens were wasting our time when we could have done our "degaussing" in the open ocean. Seriously, though, this just plain isn't possible -- I seriously doubt the Iranian subs are in any material condition to make this transit, let alone do so much of it submerged. I was also interested in the author's mention of an "open source" report from CBN -- I have to assume he's referring to the Christian Broadcasting Network, and not the news organization in the Philippines. I did a search at the CBN website, and didn't find any matches to back up his "story" -- sorry, guy. The guy is right, though, that if someone wants to send a ship from south Asia to the Med without the Israelis finding out, they would have to avoid the Suez Canal.
Just about 48 hours ago I learned of the first open-source report on the detection of this submarine. The CBN report stated that a U.S. Air Force RC-135V/W "Rivet Joint" reconnaissance aircraft detected the Iranian submarine with its very sensitive Electronic Intelligence (ELINT) sensor array. The CBN report then commented on the full-extent of the electronic surveillance capabilities of the “Rivet Joint” aircraft by noting its sensors had also detected Iranian ballistic missile activities and shipments of these missiles to Lebanon.
Last year, I did an "analysis" on a theory that HMCS Chicoutimi had been hit by a Russian "scalar weapon" that caused the fire to break out. After I wrote about that, the author of that particular theory (and many others like it) was kind enough to put me on his mailing list. Recently, he sent out his "behind the scenes" version of what was really going on when the Ecuadorian Navy arrested the operators of a mini-sub carrying Russian tourists to the Galapagos Islands. Without further comment, here's his theory:
Recently a group of eco-tourists were arrested en route to the Galapagos Islands. Of immediate concern was the fact that they were carrying a submarine with them. The mixed Russian English nationalities attracted attention to this author as well. The Ecuadorian Navy arrested the ships, the sub and the men.As I said, no further comment is necessary -- the theory speaks for itself.
The submarine was a mini-sub operated by Silvercrest Submarines of the UK. Their website revealed that they are underwater specialists. They have research subs, tourist subs, ROV's, etc. They can travel anywhere in the world. However, there tourist sub was not on the crane of the mother ship the Cebaco Bay. In fact the sub dangling on the end of the cable was remarkably alike the ComSub which is a two man sub. However, there were 24 Russian tourists paying for an eco-adventure in the Galapagos Islands. Fitting 24 men in a two man sub would probably be the adventure of a lifetime.
I smell a covert ops extraordinaire. In the Indian Ocean tsunami there is has been a strong opinion that the tsunami bomb developed in WWII was used in a deep trench. USS San Francisco came to the service later with severe bow damage. Was it involved in black-ops? Remember Exposed revealed that Glomar Explorer was refitted and sent out to sea for oceanographic research. That ship was a specially fitted CIA ship make to retrieve a Russian sub lost in the Pacific. In early 2004 the commander of the Gibraltar naval base Commodore David White died in his swimming pool. Shortly thereafter HMS Sceptre returned to port with damage. Gibraltar is the nearest base to the Canary Islands where another piece of real estate is extremely vulnerable to a blast created tsunami that could take out the whole east coast of North and South America.
The Galapagos Islands are no different. They are situated on a major fault line. There are six active volcanoes on the island of Isabella. There is a caldera that is vulnerable to collapse that could precipitate another tsunami.
Silvercrest Submarines used Panama Yacht Tours to acquire the mother ship Cebaco Bay. She was fitted out to do the ultimate in deep sea fishing – the reeling in of the big fish. Panama Yacht Tours have an uninhabited island named Cebaco Bay as well. Eight British citizens were in control of the mother ship and sub. The Russians were on another ship called the Constellation. They fled and were arrested in Panama. I speculate any evidence was deposited into the sea as they fled. They have a great cover story. Hardly anyone knows about the research and development of the tsunami bomb. Hardly anyone could speculate that such weapons could be used, but in the days of extreme covert wars such weapons are dreams of the forces competing for global control.
In a related coincidence the head of the Russian Navy Admiral Vladimir Masorin was involved in a plane crash in the Crimea while en route to Black Sea Fleet manoeuvres involving the rescue of a sunken submarine. There were 24 Russians involved in this eco-manoeuvre remember.
So as a result of actions by the Ecuadorian Navy, this summer's tsunami season has been cancelled. The 'rogue' elements of the intelligence agencies are best kept on a tight leash. Exposed is that leash. However, that was no protection because a volcano has erupted in Ecuador today as I finally got to writing this. Maybe covert actions were completed and these guys were the diversionary mission. Saturday the Tungurahua volcano erupted near Quito causing thousands to flee. It's not nice to screw with the intelligence agencies especially if they possess scalar weapons.