Glenn shares two news stories involving U.S. safety at sea that show how today’s current events may mirror those that led up to World War II. One of those stories, which involves a Russian nuclear submarine NATO recently said has ‘disappeared,’ will likely TERRIFY you. Glenn details just how powerful this missing submarine can be…
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GLENN: My job is to warn you of things, that are coming. I don't think it is to tell you how to fix it. Although, if you -- well, let's talk about this. Are you a long-term thinker, or a short-term thinker?
STU: Try to be a long-term thinker. Many times, particularly at meals, I'm a short-term thinker.
GLENN: Yes. Okay. Me too. Ice cream is in front of me, very short thinking. Goldfish thinking, okay?
But if you're a short-term thinker, this next segment, your mood is not going to improve much.
GLENN: If you're a long-term thinker, in half an hour, your mood is going to improve a great deal. Because I don't have an answer.
Yesterday, I several times gave you a warning about something. And lo and behold, an answer appears, to show you a way to make that happen. And he'll be joining me, in just about 30 minutes.
So don't go anywhere. Now, do you ever remember merchant Marines?
I was a merchant marine. When I was a kid, I didn't even know what that was. What the hell is a merchant marine?
Is that some sort of offshoot of the marines? No, it was just someone working merchant ships. Merchant convoys. What are those?
Those are just like the big, you know -- those big, huge ships, that come in, with all the cargo on the back of it. Cargo ships. Those are merchant Marines, that are running those things.
Okay. We had a problem with merchant ships, back in the 1930s.
As things progress with the Russian war, the more this thing echoes, the buildup of World War II, I think we're somewhere between 1936, and 1938.
The invasion of the rhyme land, and the invasion of Poland. But it's interesting. Because headlines this week, have shown that a cabinet level secretary of the United States, has called for merchant convoys and armed escorts for the L&G ships going from the U.S. and Europe. That's natural gas or propane, okay? It was the Secretary of Energy, asking the Secretary of Defense, to provide increased security for private Naval vessels. Did you know that?
Now, they didn't use convoy, or escorts. But just want to make sure that the Pentagon is providing some security for these carriers, that are on their way to Europe. And they need increased security.
Now, how are we going to increase security, for liquid natural gas, with 80,000 tons of displacement, and by law, they can carry no armaments. No defensive system of any kind.
See, this is why Nord Stream was so serious. Because it's a private infrastructure. And if the Russians claim we did it. Then they can claim, well, our private infrastructure, is a target as well.
So the Naval responsibility, for all of our shipping responsibility, in the Atlantic Ocean, falls to a carrier group. A brand-new carrier, the most sophisticated carrier ever. The Gerald R. Ford carrier group.
You know, Gerald R. Ford does not instill confidence in me.
Now, this has been at sea trials, for the last two years. It's the newest of our carriers.
And it's been, some would say, plagued with issues. For their launch system. The electromagnetic launch system.
The radar system. It comes out of Norfolk, Virginia.
So riddle me this. Is it a coincidence, that suddenly and a few months early, based on previous announcement, the Gerald R. Ford has suddenly been declared, oh, it's combat ready?
Oh, no. You know what, we're going to deploy it. What time is it? Soon, in the Atlantic for the very first time.
When did they announce that? Literally the day after Secretary Granholm said, we need increased security in the Atlantic.
Suddenly, you know, the launching system and the radar, and all of the -- no, it works.
It's miraculous. You know what, it was just a lightbulb that was out. We just had to switch that one light. It's like a Christmas tree. We switched that one light bulb and everything went on. It's fine.
STU: Fixed the one light bulb, and all of a sudden, missiles hit their target.
GLENN: Right. Right.
Best guess is, this is all quietly and informally, the U.S. Navy, conducting training exercises, and they're going out and they're just coincidentally. They're just going to be doing a lot of these things.
You don't ride up next to the natural gas ships. That's it. U.S. Navy will open up, dedicated channels with L and G shipping companies. And they will proactively report any security concerns. Or unknown radar or sub contacts. And it won't be surprising if Shell and Chevron and Exxon all quietly decide, you know what, we'll sail right next to that carrier group. You know, it's great.
We have things to see. Ocean is a big thing. We don't see much. So we're going to do that.
Just watch the movie Greyhound. It's on Apple. Tom Hanks was in it. About the Allied convoy running through German U-boats. See, it's on Apple. You can watch it. It's really good.
But that's how it was happening in World War II. Submarines were coming out and sinking all the things that we were sending to Europe.
Which brings me to another coincidence. Oh, man. You're -- you're just not going to believe this. But one of Russia's nuclear-powered submarines has reportedly vanished from its arctic harbor.
And NATO says, it's concerned, it could be gearing up to test its advanced weapons systems. Now, it's in the Atlantic.
And it's a submarine. Pay no attention to the last story. Because it's really great. Advanced systems, in fact, the system is called the -- you're going to love this.
It is the Poseidon. Yeah, yeah, yeah. It's called the Poseidon. The missile system. But it is -- it is known as the Armageddon weapon.
I love that. Oh, yeah. So what is it?
Well, the submarine is -- is top shelf, brand-new. And it has the Poseidon torpedo, which is a nuclear torpedo. And this torpedo, is kind of strong.
I mean, just to put it into perspective, put it into perspective, for you, fat man, the fat man nuclear bomb, dropped on Nagasaki by the United States.
That was 21-kilo tons. Remember that?
21-kilo tons. So a mega ton, is 1,000 kilo tons.
So what we dropped with fat man, was 21-kilo tons, so it would be 21,000 mega tons, right?
I think -- I -- it's a lot. Okay? It's a lot. 21-kilo tons. A mega ton is 1,000-kilo tons.
The estimates on the weapon of the apocalypse. Have ranged from two to 100 mega tons. One hundred mega tons.
Now, that's a lot. That's a lot. But here's the thing: They're not missiles like you know them to be missiles that just go up into the sky, and then vaporize the city.
These do something special. They're Poseidon. And so they are like drones, except not in the sky. They're underwater.
And these drones can go down, be launched from the sub. And then go down, and sit on the bottom of the ocean, let's say by a shoreline.
And one of them would do it. But they can launch many of these from one sub. And they all sit up and down the shoreline. And then they wait for the signal. And when the sub gives them the signal, they blow them up.
And it's capable of creating a 1600-foot tidal wave.
Now, the bad news is, wipe a lot of people out. The good news is, in some ways, I guess man made climate change, you know, affecting the oceans. When man puts something down. That's 7,000 degrees instantly.
Going to wipe out the shorelines.
STU: I'm against that kind of climate change for sure.
GLENN: I am too. I am too.
So they lost that submarine. It's out there some place.
STU: Well, they watch it.
GLENN: They were watching it. And then it disappeared. I love that. Coming from NATO. And they say. And this is a quote.
It disappeared. I don't think it disappeared. I would like you to try for another word.
Because I don't think it disappeared. I think you weren't watching it.
STU: Right. We were all turned around. There was a cake. There was a birthday that day. Everybody was singing happy birthday.
Candles blew out. We turned around, it was gone. And that new employee Vladimir, he had a happy birthday, but we did lose the sub.
So I would like to think, that maybe this submarine is out just -- you know, just trolling the waters, looking for the natural gas, that we're shipping.
But that's not what it does best. Not what it does best. So hopefully, their systems will work as well, as our catapult on the USS Gerald Ford.
STU: It's funny. I feel like people are acting crazy all the time. This is just a general idea -- general sense of the world right now.
Is that people are acting crazy. Part of that might be the craziness of the world.
Right? Like people are really unsure, as to what the future holds.
STU: Unsure how to stop it. Unsure how to react.
There's nothing solid right now.
GLENN: Right. Whoa. It's almost like everything you thought was solid, is liquid.
It's true. You don't know -- you don't know any norms anymore. People are afraid to have conversation.
Because they don't know, and I have to say something that somebody all of a sudden is offended. And then my life is over. It's really not a good thing.
But the good news is, we've gone through this before.
The world has gone through this before. It doesn't usually end well. But in the end, good things happen.
In the end, after it's all over, good things happen. You just have to get to the other side.