Even More Arctic Sea Conspiracy
Folks, I’m trying to get away from this story, but it keeps pulling me back in! Even more good stuff, via the NY Times and from “Yulia Latynina, a leading Russian opposition journalist and commentator“:
“The Arctic Sea was carrying something, not timber and not from Finland, that necessitated some major work on the ship,” she wrote in the Moscow Times newspaper on Wednesday.
During two weeks of repair works in the Russian port of Kaliningrad just before the voyage, the ship’s bulkhead was dismantled so something very large could be loaded, she wrote.
“To put it plainly: The Arctic Sea was carrying some sort of anti-aircraft or nuclear contraption intended for a nice, peaceful country like Syria, and they were caught with it,” she said.
To put it another way, the Russkies were up to no good, any way you look at it. If this was a failed attempt to smuggle WMDs or contraband to the Third World, chalk it up as yet another blunder for the declining Russian Navy.
Hat Tip to Neptunus Lex!