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Friday, February 24, 2012

CATCHING THE SCUD RUNNER

SUSPICIOUS SHIP STOPPED AND SEARCHED BY ALLIED NAVIES

Some of you may recall reading about this event that took place on Dec. 9th 2002...in the Gulf of Aden...about 600 miles or so from the Horn of Africa.

At the time you may not have gave it a lot of thought, but 15 SCUD missiles were hidden under sacks of concrete down in the hold of the MV SOSAN.  Well this is what took place during that encounter...the chase....and the order to "stop or be sunk" as well as what the fear is of what she was carrying and the damage that can be the result from these "Short-Range Ballistic Missiles."

If you wish some reading with your morning coffee....this is a good one to have your second cup with....link below:


CATCHING THE SCUD RUNNER


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