Friday, December 21, 2007

This Could Be Good...Has Anyone Found the Book, Yet?

How serious was the Cold War, and how deeply were submarines involved? Extremely, and implicitly.

The official name of this specialized Soviet task force [was] SPETSALNAYA NAZNACHENUYA, or "Special Purpose Forces." The nickname is SPETSNAZ! According to U.S. Deputy Asst. Secretary of Defense Noel Koch: "Their job is to destroy a nation's infrastructure and kill key people. ... Competent sources within the United States believe there may be as many as 200 of these teams already in place in this country, armed with, among other things, "nuclear backpack" weapons. These are "low-intensity" nuclear bombs of about 2 kt strength. They could not destroy a large city such as New York or Los Angeles, but might cause 45 or 50 casualties. In addition, the F.B.I. acknowledged in 1983, that they knew of the presence of more than 100,000 enemy agents in the U.S. But, as one F.B.I. official stated: "We cannot touch them under American law, until they make an overt move against our government or people." source

The mission of these special troops against nations with nuclear weapons was infiltration during peacetime in preparation for surprisingly devastating attack later. Their aim was to neutralize the capability for retaliatory attacks by removing the most vulnerable officials in the command hierarchy. Against other countries or as secondarily they sought to obtain and keep the means to quickly cripple military and civilian communication networks.


It began in 1981, when a Soviet Whiskey class submarine ran aground near a Swedish naval base. The Soviets claimed that the sub captain had been lost. The incident became known as Whiskey on the Rocks. The Swedish military wasn't laughing.

May. 09, 1983 - TIME - After a six-month investigation, an official commission concluded that up to six submarines had been involved in a bold intrusion into the waters near Sweden's Musk Island naval base last October. The fleet was said to include three advanced miniature submarines, some equipped with tanklike treads for crawling along the sea floor. One of the minisubs, the report disclosed, may have crept 50 miles to the north, right into a waterway that runs through the center of Stockholm.

Nor could it produce a satisfactory explanation of how the mysterious intruders had penetrated the defenses of the naval base, whose radar keeps a continual watch on Sweden's Baltic Sea coastline facing the Soviet Union. ... Some experts think the Soviets could have been gathering intelligence to plan the invasion of Sweden and Norway, so as to gain control of the vital northern Atlantic sea-lanes in the event of war. '

A neutral nation that has long steered a careful path between the two superpowers, Sweden reacted to the spying with unusual harshness.


Fast forward to 2007: Prof. Askin Ozcan is 67, and has lived in the U.S., England, Canada, Germany, Denmark, Norway, France and finally settled in Stockholm, Sweden, where he has lived for 35 years. He is an architect, teacher and author.

Ozcan recently finished his novelette THE RED SUBMARINE and has now completed a film by the same with director Eduardo Coronado. Their film is said to be one of suspense, adventure, romance, humor and music.

Has anyone found the book, yet? Submarines are always silent and strange.



At 21 December, 2007 23:25, Blogger Askin said...

Everything is correct, but if you read its press release,
the film, THE RED SUBMARINE is in the planning stage and is looking for financing.
The novelette has not been published for public distribution.
Askin Ozcan's other five books are available though at major internet book-shops.

At 22 December, 2007 08:44, Blogger Vigilis said...

Thank you for the clarification: "The novelette has not been published for public distribution."


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