NORFOLK, Va. (August 1, 2008) The Italian submarine ITS Salvatore Todaro (S 526) arrives at Naval Station Norfolk to begin a 13-day port visit after participating in Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) with the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group. Todaros participation in JTFEX and follow-on port visit is a historic first for the Italian Navy, representing the first time since World War II that an Italian submarine crossed the Atlantic Ocean westward.
Abandoned Bunkers in Albania. Albania’s Communist dictator Enver Hoxha was in a constant fear of foreign invasion. During his forty-year rule between 1945 and 1985 he built an extraordinary 750,000 bunkers fearing nuclear war. In a country that's just 28,700 square kilometers in size, that's an average of 24 bunkers per square kilometer. At that time there was one for every four Albanians.
12 in dreadnought USS Arkansas whilst part of Battleship Division 9, supporting the British Grand Fleet at Scapa Flow in 1918. She was to serve throughout WW2 before being expended as a target in the 1946 nuclear tests at Bikini atoll.
She is the only ship ever to have been sunk during military operations by a nuclear-powered submarine and the second sunk in action by any type of submarine since World War II, the first being the Indian frigate INS Khukri by the Pakistani Submarine PNS Hangor during the 1971 Indo-Pakistani War. The sinking of General Belgrano was highly controversial in both the United Kingdom and Argentina at the time and remains so to this day.
35 Things the Ruling Cabal Does Not Want You to Know by Preston James Ph.D. JackHeart says: "It’s a rant but non the less the best rant I have ever read. It is only really marred by its Christian colloquialism. Those old familiar words that the west has bandied about without any real understanding of what they mean have done more to keep man stumbling through the darkness than all the Nano chips, microwaves and “alien”parasites could ever hope to do..."