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Russian Sub Stalks Aircraft Carrier in Mediterranean, Sub Hunting Aircraft Launched

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British forces recently played a cat-and-mouse game with a Russian submarine that was stalking a British aircraft carrier in the Mediterranean Sea, according to a new report.

The report in The Telegraph said that the incident took place on June 27, only four days after Russia claimed it fired warning shots at a British destroyer in the Black Sea.

The report did not say how British forces were aware that a submarine was shadowing the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth and its Carrier Strike Group.

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It also added that once British forces learned they were being stealthily monitored, Merlin helicopters were launched in the incident, which took place in the eastern Mediterranean.

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The choppers dropped what are called sonobuoys, designed to listen underwater to find the distinctive sounds of a submarine, The Telegraph reported.

Ryan Ramsey, a former Royal Navy submarine commander, said, “Submarines aim not to be detected — it stops you from completing your tasks,” according to The Telegraph.

“Evasion in a submarine is really difficult when you’re going up against something as capable as Merlin helicopters. The UK has always been really effective at anti-submarine warfare using ships, submarines and aviation.”

British officials were sparse in their comments on the incident.

“We do not comment on operational matters of this kind, but can confirm that robust measures are in place to protect HMS Queen Elizabeth and the ships of the UK Carrier Strike Group,” the Ministry of Defense said in a statement, according to The Telegraph.

The Telegraph reported that its sources indicated the submarine might have come from Russia’s Black Sea fleet. Russia also maintains a submarine base in Syria that it uses as a place to house submarines that prowl the Mediterranean.

The Telegraph said that the HMS Queen Elizabeth and its strike group have gone through the Suez Canal as the first step in an eight-month deployment in the Indian and Pacific oceans.

Although Britain downplayed the June 23 incident, Russia said it not only fired warning shots but dropped bombs on a British destroyer it said entered Russian territory last month.

Russian leader Vladimir Putin later swaggered that Western nations will not fight Russia because they know “full well that they can’t win in that war,” according to The Sun.

“Even if we had sunk the British destroyer near Crimea it is unlikely that the world would have been on the verge of World War III,” he said.

“Those who are doing this know that they couldn’t be the winners in this war.”

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

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Restaurant Tapes Sign to Front Door: Proof of Being Unvaccinated Required for Entry

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A restaurant in Huntington Beach, California, is trolling the fascists so hard, leftist Twitter is about to blow a gasket. As California businesses consider requiring proof of vaccination for entry, one rebellious eatery, Basilico’s Pasta e Vino, recently taped a sign to its door that reads “Proof of being unvaccinated required.” Underneath this warning is an image of a broken syringe and the declaration, “We have zero tolerance for treasonous, anti-American stupidity. Thank you for pondering.” Basilico’s has a history of thumbing its nose at California’s far-reaching coronavirus mandates. Last year, when the state shut down indoor dining, Basilico’s stayed open, the Los Angeles Times reported. Later, when the state issued a mask mandate, Basilico’s declared itself a mask-free zone and required patrons to remove their face coverings. The new sign is just the latest jab at the powers that be, and it is a hilarious one at that. It is clearly a gag, as it is impossible to prove one is not vaccinated, and an employee confirmed to the dismayed Times that the restaurant is not, in fact, checking anyone’s vaccination status. Of course, it was all too much for Twitter leftists, many of whom seem to be under the impression that the unvaccinated are keeling over and dying in the streets and that this novel inoculation is the only thing keeping the more enlightened Americans from doing so themselves. This restaurant down the street from me in Huntington Beach is asking that diners show proof they have **not** been vaccinated. Partisan politics has broken so many brains. Get me off this ride. pic.twitter.com/GSFVqNMiEX — Billy Binion (@billybinion) July 27, 2021 Good morning. Happy Tuesday. ICYMI “proof of being UNvaccinated” is actually a death certificate. And dead people don’t eat at Basilico’s Huntington Beach or any restaurants. Anti-American stupidity…

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Recently Retired GOP Senator Mike Enzi Dies After Bike Accident

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Former Wyoming Republican Sen. Mike Enzi, 77, died Monday following a bicycle accident last week in which he broke his neck and ribs. A family statement posted to Enzi’s Facebook page stated the former senator “sustained serious injuries while riding a bicycle near his home in Gillette on Friday. He was life flighted to UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, Colo., but Enzi remained unconscious and was unable to recover from his injuries.” “His family expressed their deep appreciation for all of the prayers, support and concern that has been shown. They now ask for privacy and continued prayers during this difficult time. “The family is planning to hold a celebration of a life well-lived, with details being shared at a later date.” Enzi’s son, Brad, took to Twitter to pay respects to his father. Thanks to all who prayed and sent good thoughts for my dad. Always my GOAT and hero! https://t.co/al4PmuVMq1 — Brad Enzi (@EnziBrad) July 27, 2021 Many political leaders also expressed their condolences regarding Enzi’s passing. Fellow Wyoming Republican Liz Cheney tweeted, “Sen. Mike Enzi’s sudden passing marks a sad day for Wyoming and our country.” Sen. Mike Enzi’s sudden passing marks a sad day for Wyoming and our country. My condolences are with his beloved wife of more than 50 years, Diana, and his entire family. See my full statement mourning his loss: https://t.co/H0Bl2U9u4p pic.twitter.com/2vqHUuyLmc — Rep. Liz Cheney (@RepLizCheney) July 27, 2021 Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell wrote, “The Senate is grieving this morning. Our prayers are with the family of our dear friend and former colleague Senator Mike Enzi at this tragic time which has come entirely too soon.” The Senate is grieving this morning. Our prayers are with the family of our dear friend and former colleague Senator Mike Enzi…

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