In the film adaptation of Tom Clancy's The Hunt For Red October, Jack Ryan has to convince the captain of a U.S. submarine not to fire on the eponymous Red October based on Ryan's knowledge of the Red October's skipper. He does this by guessing, correctly, the Red October would "crazy Ivan" to starboard at the bottom of the hour. This established, the captain agrees to try and make contact with the Red October with the hopes the ship's crew is attempting to defect from the Soviet Union and not, as assumed, trying to blow up the U.S. and start a war. Today we posted a story about foreign cars being vandalized in Michigan with the assumption it was a pro-UAW/anti-foreign sentiment. Tekamul, in the role of Jack Ryan, offered an alternative explanation as to what actually happened.
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