People that can build a submarine on a mountain
September 8, 2000 11:59 PM   Subscribe

People that can build a submarine on a mountain impress me. This story was also on NPR.
posted by gluechunk (3 comments total)
Sounds like a job for, Bond...James Bond.

I have to admit I'm awed by drug cartels building submarines in secret mountain hide-outs.
posted by cedar at 8:40 AM on September 9, 2000

Sounds clever, but I'm not sure I get the actual application. Thousands of planes land in the US every day, so one more carrying drugs may not scream "search me." Similarly with speedboats and container ships.

But how many submarines pull up to piers in the US every day and start unloading innocent cargo? Sounds like a good way to get a lot of attention fast.

Not to mention the suicide factor once the US caught on. Trying to drive a submarine past the Navy's submarine base in San Diego would be patently stupid.
posted by flestrin at 2:26 PM on September 9, 2000

Well, they could use some older navy tactics: drive the submarine below a ship. Actually, if the ship is a conspirator, they wouldn't even have to man the sub; they could tow it or remote-control it.

As for unloading: do you think they have to unload at a pier? how about a beach? Am I the only one here that watches the History Channel? :-)...
posted by costas at 4:01 PM on September 9, 2000

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