Monday, March 21, 2005

Japanese Sub Wreck Found Near Hawaii and 1999 Thriller Presage Anthrax Terrorism

Keep your eyes on modern, terror ramifications of this development. Last Thursday, a research team from the University of Hawaii located the I-401, submarine of the I-400 Sensuikan Toku class, the largest built before 1960's FBMs. At 400 feet long and nearly 40 feet high they carried crews of 144. The Toku submarines were designed to carry three "fold-up" bombers that could be assembled for flight in minutes. I-401 was captured a week after the Japanese surrender in 1945. Its mission reportedly was to drop rats and insects infected with bubonic plague, cholera, typhus and other diseases on U.S. cities from its aircraft. Now, Japan is one of our staunchest allies in the terror war.

Speaking of which, THE TIGER CRUISE -1999 by former USS Montpelior sailor Richard Thompson is very ironic (coming 2 years before 911), 205-page thriller. I purchased an autographed printer's proof (on ebay) for my submarine library. The CIA unleashes everything in their power to track a Russian sub, then realize anthrax is actually stored on a stealth mini-sub. Islamic radical sympathizers and apologists will definitely not like this book.

2 Comments:

At 21 March, 2005 12:47, Blogger bothenook said...

the whole concept of bio/chem warfare is pretty old. even the round eye pale faces used smallpox infested blankets and robes to thin the indian tribes down. what's frightening is how virulent and easy to disperse some of these agents are. you don't need a 400 foot long submarine to do the job. ever gone to a municipal water supply? kindergarteners and parapalegics on a cold, windy, rainy day could do untold damage. imagine what a determined and healthy opponent would be capable of.

 
At 12 December, 2005 12:33, Anonymous Joel Craigue said...

Are there other forums/blogs that are more specific for this topic? I have not found one.

 

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