Friday, June 19, 2009

What Missile Shield?

We'll bet the citizens of Hawaii feel so much safer today knowing that the Obama Administration is declining to fund research in to ballistic missile defense:
  • North Korea may launch a long-range ballistic missile towards Hawaii on American Independence Day, according to Japanese intelligence officials.

    The missile, believed to be a Taepodong-2 with a range of up to 4,000 miles, would be launched in early July from the Dongchang-ni site on the north-western coast of the secretive country.

    Intelligence analysts do not believe the device would be capable of hitting Hawaii's main islands, which are 4,500 miles from North Korea.

"Not capable yet" should be the quote. But every launch brings new data to increase range and function of the missile systems. The Pentagon is worried:
  • Gates, speaking at the same news conference, said the Pentagon is concerned about the possibility of a North Korean missile launch "in the direction of Hawaii."

    Gates told reporters at the Pentagon he has sent the military's ground-based mobile missile system to Hawaii, and positioned a radar system nearby. The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system is designed to shoot down ballistic missiles in their last stage of flight.

Seems that a number of challenges are being tossed our way. But since the US has already telegraphed a non-response, we don't see any of this boding well for US influence.

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47 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Manchurian Candidate wants this country to be destroyed.

6/19/2009 12:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHY DO WE NEED A MISSILE SHIELD WE HAVE A PRESIDENT WHO CAN KILL FLIES WITH A SINGLE SWAT ?? Big fat white house flies ...... hmmm , never saw any flies when bush was in the white house...I'm just saying.

6/19/2009 12:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

North Korea has always been our greatest threat. There are many ways they can attack while we're watching the front door (hawaii) for trouble, they'll come thru the rear. Kinda the way daley does.

6/19/2009 12:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the Norks launch anything in the general direction of the sovereign territory of our nation, BO better respond with something stronger than another fucking sanction or just some more "um's and uh's" during a non-scripted press conference. If he is unable/unwilling to respond appropriately (i.e. at least a bloody nose in response to an act of aggression by the Norks), than we will be inviting more acts of terrorism. Our enemies will view us as weak, just like when we were seen to be weak after no response to Black Hawk Down, USS Cole, or the embassy bombings. Hell, the mujahadeen thought they were the victors over the USSR in Afghanistan because they never knew the involvement of the US and Israel in their successful repulsion of the Red Army.

Don't fuck this up Obama, you showed balls when you had those snipers snuff a few pirates, but this is the big leagues, kiddo.

6/19/2009 01:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Missile defense (SDI) is just a Reagan-era pipedream. It's like trying to hit a bullet with another bullet. Even when the tests have been rigged to work (for example, when the incoming missile carries no decoys and its path is already known to the defense system), SDI has failed to intercept. It is even less likely to ever succeed in a real-world scenario. The project should have been killed off years ago. For all that you complain about Daley wasting taxpayer money, the Pentagon has wasted a lot more on SDI.

6/19/2009 01:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, ignoring North Korea isn’t a poor foreign policy decision. Whenever they stir the pot it is always because they are looking for a hand out and they usually get it too. Their economy is completely dependent on China for it’s survival and therefore usually China keeps them on a leash. However, the world is changing and now that China is a huge trading partner with us, when North Korea pulls a stunt they are also affecting their friends the Chinese too. With the amount of American debt that China now owns it would be foolish for them to interfere in our economy in a negative way and a nuclear blast in the heart of Hawaii would certainly have such an affect. Therefore I don’t see China allowing something as extreme as this happening and if North Korea tries to go rogue from their only friend I think we’ll see China making some military action of their own against them with our blessing.

6/19/2009 02:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And the gitmo detainees aka terrorists are getting better facilities! WTF! obama please don't do a clinton,and let our military goals get more lax, that is what led up to 9/11 a no balls leader clinton getting his dick sucked in the white house! married to hillary we could see why!

6/19/2009 06:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's called the Aegis Anti-missile system. It works.

The Pentagon is not going to publicly state all of its operations for obvious reasons.

A lot of weapon systems which get proposed are actually unnecessary, but are the result of lobbying by the industry for contracts that would make Mayor Daley shed a tear of envy.

6/19/2009 07:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gates also consulted McGarret and DANO.They are on the way to North Korea with CHIN-HO dressed as glorious leader,as we speak.

6/19/2009 07:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i had a launch this morning! must have been that burrito.

6/19/2009 07:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who gives a shit about those Korean fucks blowing up Hawaii, WE'RE GETTING THE OLYMPICS!!!!

6/19/2009 07:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Huh???
"Don't fuck this up Obama, you showed balls when you had those snipers snuff a few pirates, but this is the big leagues, kiddo".

Are you serious? The ships Captain had orders to only take action if the hostage was in danger. He declared the hostage to be in danger and gave the order, not BHO. The only ones with balls on our side were the Navy personnel on scene.

On a side note, these Koreans could save me a bundle as my wife has wanted to go to Hawaii

6/19/2009 08:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's see....If you point a gun at me and shoot, I shoot back. If you point a balistic missile at me and shoot......IT'S AN ACT OF FUCKING WAR, STUPID!!!!!!

6/19/2009 09:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reagan era pipe dream? The Soviets were very upset about SDI or "Star Wars." Why do you think that was? Maybe because they felt it would work thereby rendering their missle threat to us moot. As in any new technology there is trial and error. How many experiments did Edison try before he got the lightbulb right? New versions of lightbulb still being developed. Just keep up the liberal nonsense, you'll feel all superior.

6/19/2009 09:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chalk this one up to "Global Cooling".

6/19/2009 10:22:00 AM  
Blogger Elm Creek Smith said...

Anonymous said...
Missile defense (SDI) is just a Reagan-era pipedream. It's like trying to hit a bullet with another bullet. Even when the tests have been rigged to work (for example, when the incoming missile carries no decoys and its path is already known to the defense system), SDI has failed to intercept. It is even less likely to ever succeed in a real-world scenario. The project should have been killed off years ago. For all that you complain about Daley wasting taxpayer money, the Pentagon has wasted a lot more on SDI.

6/19/2009 01:52:00 AM

You should do more research, sparky. The US Navy used SDI computer programs to reprogram several missiles to shoot down that errant satellite a while back. The "bullet hit another bullet." Leaving our country defenseless against rogue or accidental missile launches is beyond stupid, it's criminal.

ECS

6/19/2009 10:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHY DO WE NEED A MISSILE SHIELD WE HAVE A PRESIDENT WHO CAN KILL FLIES WITH A SINGLE SWAT ?? Big fat white house flies ...... hmmm , never saw any flies when bush was in the white house...I'm just saying.

Now that was F'N FUNNY!!!!!!!

6/19/2009 10:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Foolich North Koreans coouldn't recognize the two chicks they
'captured' were "Team America" agents. The virus they carry has already begun to spread, though the full incubation period is weeks away. Arec Bardrin can't help this time, little fat man. "America..Fuck Yeah..."

6/19/2009 10:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't worry, the messiah will just give them a stern talking too. That'll straighten 'em out!

6/19/2009 10:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Missile defense (SDI) is just a Reagan-era pipedream. It's like trying to hit a bullet with another bullet. Even when the tests have been rigged to work (for example, when the incoming missile carries no decoys and its path is already known to the defense system), SDI has failed to intercept. It is even less likely to ever succeed in a real-world scenario. The project should have been killed off years ago. For all that you complain about Daley wasting taxpayer money, the Pentagon has wasted a lot more on SDI.

6/19/2009 01:52:00 AM
Uh, no. You're really wrong. In fact, we can do ALOT more things than you think hero! I know, you read the reports from the leftist news outlets. Keeping living in their reality buddy boy.
-It doesn't matter.

6/19/2009 11:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i told u i dont have weapons of mass distruction

6/19/2009 12:07:00 PM  
Blogger Bobby said...

It's time to turn that Korean peninsula into the Island of South Korea.

6/19/2009 01:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHY DO WE NEED A MISSILE SHIELD WE HAVE A PRESIDENT WHO CAN KILL FLIES WITH A SINGLE SWAT ?? Big fat white house flies ...... hmmm , never saw any flies when bush was in the white house...I'm just saying.

6/19/2009 12:13:00 AM
Flies now cockroaches and moving walls not to far off

6/19/2009 01:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Handling North Korea isnt as easy a situation as it looks. North Koreas closest ally is China. Obama isnt sure how to handle them- so it would appear.

Its actually a simple thing to keep chinas hands off North Korea. Since China holds so much USA paper all Obama has to do is tell china that he will issue an Execuitive order making all Chinese held paper in the USA worthless and that would shut China up for a while.

6/19/2009 02:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gates also consulted McGarret and DANO.They are on the way to North Korea with CHIN-HO dressed as glorious leader,as we speak.

6/19/2009 07:17:00 AM

LOL

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Book 'em Danno.

6/19/2009 03:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"It's called the Aegis Anti-missile system. It works."

That's what we have now, and I presume that's what is being deployed to Hawaii. But when SCC says Obama "is declining to fund research into ballistic missile defense," that's SDI, not Aegis.

6/19/2009 03:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What games are in the olympics and are so exciting that they make anyone in the world with any money left want to come to this, abandonded by than, third world city and watch them. I will bet my welfare check that Daly will not still be mayor than. He does not look healthy.

6/19/2009 05:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is the Very Reverand Holy Father Flager and his merry band of Revs. been after these recent shootings. Budget cuts??

6/19/2009 05:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lob a few cruise missles toward the Korean leader's house like we did to Gadaffi in Libya. They won't do shit after that.

6/19/2009 05:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As one blogger has previous stated,N.Korea is only stirring the pot to get attention.Kim Jong Il and his corrupt government are on the verge of starvation.With the exception of some exportation of minerals N.Korea has nothing to offer the world.They manufacture nothing of value,their military though large,is antiquated.In conventional warfare U.S.forces along with the S.Korean military could defeat the North with their better armed better supplied troops.The non agression pact China has with the north is the only thing protecting these thugs from total ahnialation by our forces.If they are stupid enough to threaten Hawaii not only will they suffer our wrath,but that of the Japanese who also have a well trained well equiped military.NONE of this would bode well for China if this were to esclate to that level.They are too financially intertwined with America and other western countries.I seriouusly doubt that the Chinese would let the N.Koreans jeapordise all they have invested by starting a war in the Pacific.China at this point is simply watching to see how America and the west react to the norths"sabre rattling."If Kim Jong Il can hoodwink Obama and his adminitration into giving financial and material aid to the north by pulling these tricks,the Chinese will not intervene.They'll simply chuckle to themselves at what suckers we are.With Hillary as Sec of State I doubt that will happen.She still remembers what happened when President Clinton and Secretary Albright tried to negotiate with the north in good faith as did President Bush and Secretay Rice.By not overreacting President Obama is pursuing the right strategy.I say call their bluff.To the blogger that said the North Koreans are our biggest threat,you're wrong.At least in the conventional sense.The thing we have most to fear from starving,bankrupt N.Korea is that they will attempt to sell what technology and materials they have to the highest bidder namely middleastern terrorist organizations who ARE our biggest threat.Pakistan is the nation we need to watch in that respect.

6/19/2009 05:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OhBaMa just issued everyone in Hawaii black bomb vests to protect them.

What he should have done was issue an order that if any detection of a missle was launched, and there was any possible chance that it might hit any friendly target, the US would fire on North Korea and make it disappear forever.

Buh Bye Little Kim!

6/19/2009 07:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And President Pussy will do nothing. Scratch that, he'll say we brought it upon ourselves and apologize to the Koreans.

6/19/2009 07:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are largely responsible for this. I did some looking on the web not too long ago, and saw how we were supporting North Korea with massive "humanitarian" food aid while they concentrated their resources on building hardened underground factories for high-tech missile guidance systems. There are loads of reports and photos of this kind of thing, lists of the factories and their locations, etc.

The North Korean army is a cohesive, monoracial machine -- like an army of robots. Those guys are as hard as nails. They can live on almost nothing, are all trained in Tae Kwon Do, and can very probably kick the ass of the present-day American soldier but good in any face-to-face business.

It won't help us that we put black berets on the file clerks...

6/19/2009 08:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, ignoring North Korea isn’t a poor foreign policy decision. Whenever they stir the pot it is always because they are looking for a hand out and they usually get it too. Their economy is completely dependent on China for it’s survival and therefore usually China keeps them on a leash. However, the world is changing and now that China is a huge trading partner with us, when North Korea pulls a stunt they are also affecting their friends the Chinese too. With the amount of American debt that China now owns it would be foolish for them to interfere in our economy in a negative way and a nuclear blast in the heart of Hawaii would certainly have such an affect. Therefore I don’t see China allowing something as extreme as this happening and if North Korea tries to go rogue from their only friend I think we’ll see China making some military action of their own against them with our blessing.


I think that you see the situation very clearly. The cult of north korea excells only at hurting their own people and bluffing weak presidents.

6/19/2009 09:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/allies-bomb-northern-nazi-germany-34.jpg

Look at how the 3 salute j-fed! we are prepared!

6/19/2009 09:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Where is the Very Reverand Holy Father Flager and his merry band of Revs. been after these recent shootings. Budget cuts??

6/19/2009 05:22:00 PM

Naw! meeting with daley stealing more of "our" money!

6/19/2009 09:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Face it. REALITY CHECK PEOPLE!!!

The most inexperienced person ever elected to the office is Barry. His deer in the headlights look is outstanding when questioned about foreign policy.

Good luck to all the mushes that voted for this church revenue collector/college ethics teacher.

You elected a college ethics teacher prez..HAHAHAHA. Im laughing so hard my balls are hurting...A C O L L E G E T E A C H E R HAHAHAHAHAHAHA.. Bunch a morons...HAHAHAHAHAHAHA.. I love liberals..Their comedic value is priceless...

6/19/2009 11:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is pointless to debate whether the Aegis missile shield will shoot down an incoming warhead. If this missile is launched against US territory and falls short, all it would take is one ICBM or SLBM with MIRV to take out the known location fixed launch sites and support facilities.

6/20/2009 12:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My wife and I are going to Hawaii at the end of July, if it's still there.

If not, we will go to North Korea as it will probably be the safest place around because if they do strike Hawaii their only punishment will be additional sanctions.

Our president better hurry up and apologize to the North Koreans for something, even if it's for not liking kimchee.

6/20/2009 12:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama has ordered the entire military to be in uniform for the summer to give the appearance of more soldiers.

6/20/2009 12:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The Soviets were very upset about SDI or "Star Wars." Why do you think that was? Maybe because they felt it would work thereby rendering their missle threat to us moot".

Having worked on the SDI Project in the 80s'. It was technology that was 50 years in the making. Buck Rogers fantasy death ray @ best. They did piss away Billions in making a crumbling Soviet Empire think otherwise.

6/20/2009 03:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just park a "boomer" close to north korea and we can turn it into a pile of sand in ten minutes--- as clint so eloquently stated in gran torino " i shoot you right in the face and then i go to bed and sleep like a baby. we used to stack fucks like you five feet high in korea, use you for sand bags." lobbing a missile in the direction of hawaii on the 4th of july demands a tough response by our govt...

6/20/2009 09:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and who's to say that they haven't already sold technology to mideast terrorist and they aren't over there right now?

6/20/2009 01:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

" I love liberals..Their comedic value is priceless...

6/19/2009 11:40:00 PM"



Not priceless.

Very expensive.

6/20/2009 07:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh god, keep your trap shut. The next thing you know, daley and j-fed will have black berets on the CPD.

6/20/2009 08:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone's been watching a little too much CNN but not really paying attention.

6/20/2009 09:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The US Navy used SDI computer programs to reprogram several missiles to shoot down that errant satellite a while back."

But...

1.) We knew exactly where that satellite was and could plot its course accurately -- not the same as tracking an ICBM.

2.) More importantly, the satellite did not employ decoys or other countermeasures like a real missile would.

6/20/2009 09:55:00 PM  

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