Monday, January 08, 2007

US submarine collides with Japanese ship

Causing the biggest whiplash lawsuit in history.

A U.S. nuclear-powered submarine and Japanese merchant ship collided near the busy shipping lanes of the Straits of Hormuz, the U.S. Navy and Japanese government said Tuesday. No one was seriously injured.

Really? Is the ocean not big enough guys?

Damage to the fast-attack USS Newport News submarine and the tanker was light and there was no resulting spill of oil or leakage of nuclear fuel, officials from U.S. Navy, Japanese and Emirates government said.

Such much for the subtefuge of submarines.

Both ships remained able to navigate, said a Navy official in Japan who requested anonymity because the details of the incident had not yet been released.

When you grow up in the US, they teach you the about truimphs and amazing feats of honor and bravery and intelligence of the US armed forces. An American child is taught that their nation is one of the strongest forces on earth. Then you grow up and you realize that those same people who cut you off on the freeway, sue McDonalds for coffee being hot and need a warning label to not use hairspray internally are the same people driving the submarines, flying those helicopters and holding heavy-duty machine guns and suddenly, you don't feel as safe.

1 Comments:

Blogger f.b.i.t.c. said...

Aw man, now i'm scared - not really, we brits never believed all that hype anyways. You guys are just as mortal as the rest of us - you just have more guns!!

January 09, 2007 4:00 AM  

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