9/8/11

Speaking of Zombie Reagan
By: Mark W Adams


Hey kids, guess what STILL doesn't work .... Star Wars. <<cue Imperial Death Star Theme>>


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U.S. Ballistic Missile Intercept Test Fails
Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011

A test last week of next-generation ballistic missile intercept technology ended unsuccessfully, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency said (see GSN, March 31).

A mock short-range ballistic missile was fired at 3:53 a.m. local time on Thursday from the Pacific Missile Range Facility on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. A minute-and-a-half later, a Standard Missile 3 Block 1B interceptor was launched from the USS Lake Erie to take down the target. However, no intercept took place.

The SM-3 1B interceptor had not previously undergone a flight trial. The agency said in a press release it would carry out a thorough assessment to identify why the test failed.

For those of you still paying attention, I needn't remind you that the undelivered speech Condi Rice was to give on the ill-fated morning of Sept. 11, 2001, (initially classified to protect the embarassed) was revealed to be a complaint that we were not doing enough to build a missile defense shield, instead of wasting twice as much money on counter-terrorism.

You don't hear as much about Ronny Ray-Gun's SDI anymore. No doubt because the Homeland Security Industrial Scaremongering Complex has supplanted that boondoggle as the preferred cash cow of the Oligarchs.

1 Comment:

Mark W Adams said...

To be clear, Condi was complaining we were spending more on anti-terrorism than missile defense. She would have delivered that complaint had they blew up the World Trade Center and Pentagon a few hours later in the day.

She remains a vile, ignorant, handmaiden of Lucifer.