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Friday, August 24, 2007


This is coolbert:

“Sighted sub, sank same” - - famous communiqué from World War Two.

From the Chicago Tribune today:


“Drug-filled sublike craft seized”

“A submarinelike vessel filled with hundreds of millions of dollars worth of cocaine, was seized off the Guatemalan coast, U.S. officials said.”

“Four suspected smugglers were operating the self-propelled, semi-submersible vessel when it was located and seized Sunday evening of officials from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Navy and the U.S. Coast Guard, the Border Patrol said in a news release Wednesday.”

“When the suspects realized they had been spotted by drug-surveillance aircraft patrolling the eastern Pacific, they scuttled the vessel but were unable to escape. It had 5.5 tons of cocaine worth $352 million, the Border Patrol said.”

NO, Virginia, it is NOT a Russian “Tango” class submarine. NOT by any means. Hard to say exactly what this “thing” is.

Off the coast of Guatemala - - four smugglers - - self-propelled - - semi-submersible.

U.S. drug interdiction so far from home??!! YES, must be so. And so many agencies and services all at once. Does this categorize as law enforcement or warfare??!! Occupies an undefined “no-man’s land”. Navy? Coast Guard? A violation of posse comitatus??!!

As to the details maybe more can be found? I would like to see what this “thing” looks like! Almost $500 million in cocaine in JUST ONE VESSEL!!

Read further about this:

"Submarine Carrying 5 Tons of Cocaine Seized off Guatemala"

Drugs ARE big business.



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