I saw (part of a) interesting TV program. The claim (apparently substantially documented) was the following: The Russian submarine Kursk, who sank somewhere in Arctic waters, and had more than 100 marines dead by it (they survived the initial incident, but the Russians didn't want a Norwegian vessel who could have helped, intervene, and kept away any other foreign help, until everybody was dead), was actually shot down by a US submarine, on purpose. The story goes as follows: apparently the Kursk had a revolutionary weapon system, namely a non-explosive torpedo which - hold your breath - hurls at its target at 500 km/h under water, and hence destroys it, without any possible warning before impact, and was on its way to the Chinese for a demonstration. The Chinese were apparently takers to buy the system. US intelligence got word of it, and hence the mission to sink the Kursk, as a strong signal that they opposed to the bargain. The Russians didn't want this system to fall in western hands, and hence preferred to let everybody die down under. They now floated part of the submarine (and probably destroyed the part containing the new weapon system). The impact apparently fits a typical US torpedo impact. The story also goes that Putin needed all his power to stop some russian generals from a retalliatory action against the US - but that we'll never know of course. It was said that 2 migs with small nuclear bombs were already on their way over the atlantic but were called back in extremis. Clinton wavered away a Russian debt of several million dollars as a way to forget about the incident. Is this story known ?