18 June 2007

SCORPION sunk by Soviets - new book

In his 482-page book, "Scorpion Down: Sunk by the Soviets, Buried by the Pentagon: The Untold Story of the USS Scorpion," Offley maintains that the USS Scorpion and its crew of 99 submariners were lost May 22, 1968, during an undersea battle in the Atlantic with a Soviet sub.

I've always thought that the conspiracy theories around this loss would only be based on wild speculation. This explains why it is so tough to eliminate the speculation:

Craven, who is now chief scientist for the Common Heritage Corp., said the details behind the sinking and the search for the Scorpion are still classified, which opens the entire operation to speculation.
Oh, and you can get a book deal for some light summer reading.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's ironic that this conspiracy theory is still around. Anyone can view the pictures of the Scorpion showing the internal explosion. It would be very impressive for the soviets to plant an explosive inside a submarine, then to make it explode when the sub is returning from a six month med cruise.