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‘Oops, It Was Us’: Military Concedes British Sub, Not Russian, Damaged Uk Trawler In April

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The UK Ministry of Defence admits that a submarine that damaged a British trawler in April this year was one of its own, not Russian. Earlier, Fleet Street was awash with speculation that a ‘hostile Russian sub’ had nearly destroyed the fishing vessel.

“…the RN [the Royal Navy] has now confirmed that a UK submarine was, in fact, responsible for snagging the KAREN's [fishing vessel] nets,” Penny Mordaunt, minister of state for the Armed Forces, said in a statement.

The fishing vessel KAREN sustained damage to its nets and deck equipment while in the Irish Sea after it was dragged violently by unidentified vessel.

http://www.rt.com/uk/314709-british-sub-trawler-russian/

This shows again how full of false information the MSM are, here are headlines from the DM and the Mirror at the time: :wacko:

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I'm sure I said at the time. It's a classic that happens fairly often in the Service. The knee-jerk from the MOD is always to blame the Russians. They can't allow anyone to know the positions of their subs until they're well away. Standard procedure.

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Classic procedure at the moment is just to quickly blame Russia/Putin/China etc for everything that happens.

If it wasn't them you can make a small apology that nobody will notice 6 months later.

The only thing that 90% of the thick population ever see is the first headline - 'Russia does this', or 'Putin does that'. They never bother to check months later to see if the facts were true.

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The only thing that 90% of the thick population ever see is the first headline - 'Russia does this', or 'Putin does that'. They never bother to check months later to see if the facts were true.

Yes, but pictures don't lie ....

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