MV Arctic Sea Conspiracy Deepens
Well, we all know the missing Russian cargo ship MV Arctic Sea has been discovered safe and sound. Rather than putting to rest many questions, the discovery has only deepened the mystery of her true whereabouts. Was she hijacked, not once but twice? And what was the Russian government’s own complicity in this? A recent statement by Moscow’s NATO envoy adds fuel to the theory placed by yours truly that the apparent disappearance coincided with ongoing naval operations, including the presence of 2 Akula class subs off the North American East Coast. The Associated Press gives details:
Adding to the mystery, Russia’s envoy to NATO, Dmitry Rogozin, told the ITAR-Tass news agency yesterday that bogus information was deliberately provided to the news media “which did not allow them to calculate the true actions of the Russian forces.”
US military forces were understandably boastful of easily tracking the noisy nuclear boats, as we often did during the Cold War. Not so easy to find was a rogue freighter which could have been carrying weapons of mass destruction if this was a war situation. The impressive victory of our anti-submarine forces might have been a distraction while the Russians deceived us with an elaborate asymmetrical ruse. It looks like, for a few weeks at least, they pulled it off.