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Bush tells North Korea ‘Don’t shoot – or I'll huff, and I'll puff, and I'll . . . ’

. . . vacation in Crawford.'

Americans better get a clue because while we're busy working for a living, our government is busy spending our hard earned money on defective 'defense' products.

When you pay for a product that goes by the name of 'defense shield', you're entitled to receive a shield that DEFENDS. But, apparently Bush and his cronies haven't figured that out yet.
As the Bush administration warns North Korea not to test a long-range missile, the U.S. missile-defense system remains a patchy and unproven shield, government studies and outside experts say.

President Bush ordered the Pentagon to start fielding prototype anti-missile rockets in 2004 to have at least some chance of destroying an intercontinental missile heading for the USA. Although there are 10 of those interceptors on bases in Alaska and California, their hurried deployment prevented complete testing and contributed to technical glitches and manufacturing problems, congressional investigators reported this year.

Unbelievable. First, Boy blunder asks for an over-priced system that has only "some chance" of defending the nation. Then - after 2 whole years - handsomely paid experts blame "hurried deployment" for their failure to produce a working product.

"Our system is still developing," Pentagon spokesman Eric Ruff said Tuesday. "It's a limited missile-defense system right now."

It's limited, alright! – It doesn't work!

Ruff and other Defense Department officials would not confirm reports by The Washington Times and Reuters that the missile-defense system had been switched to operational mode. "It's not like we can press a button and go on alert," spokesman Lt. Col. Brian Maka said.

What were we thinking? Aggressors must wait until our government and its contractors get their sh*t together.

The Pentagon now spends about $8 billion a year [!!!] toward development of a network of systems designed to destroy enemy missiles, particularly those from Iran and North Korea. One of the most developed parts of that system is the handful of ground-based missile interceptors at Fort Greely in Alaska and Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

The interceptor rockets are meant to boost a "kill vehicle" into space, where its own sensors and ground-based radars would guide it to smash into an oncoming missile at 15,000 mph. The last successful test of the idea was in 2002.

Those interceptors have never been fully tested under real-world conditions, and the past two tests fizzled when the interceptors failed to launch.

Umm, WHAT exactly did they test in 2002 and under what "conditions," if not real-world?

Air Force Lt. Gen. Henry Obering, the Missile Defense Agency's commander, told the Senate Armed Services Committee in April that he was confident the interceptors still provided "an initial defensive capability" despite the manufacturing problems blamed for the aborted tests. He said he had suspended testing and reviewed the program because of the failures.

"I believe we are back on track, but we will pause again if necessary," Obering said.

How pathetic. If by "initial defense capability" he means the deterrent effect that accompanies merely having the capability to defend ourselves, then he can rest assured that after this report, even that is gone.

Americans should sue the government under the Uniform Commercial Code for breach of the implied warranty of merchantability.

Philip Coyle, a longtime critic of the missile-defense program, said there's no firm evidence the interceptors would work against a North Korean missile.

If North Korea test-fires a missile to the south, it would be out of range of the system anyway, said Coyle, a former director of weapons testing for the Pentagon.

"Suppose North Korea launches a missile and the MDA tried to shoot it down, and like in some of the recent tests, it failed," Coyle said. "It would be totally embarrassing. It would cause a huge uproar in Congress."

What a moron! Thousands might be killed, but all he cares about is the national embarassment and the uproar in Congress??? Who gives a sh*t about Congress. They're mostly cowardly traitors who run for the hills at the first sound of alarm.

The ground-based missile-defense component was over budget by more than $365 million last year and delivered fewer interceptors than planned without proof they would work, according to a review by the Government Accountability Office this year. Inadequate oversight could have allowed some shoddy parts to be installed in the interceptors, the report said.

The story of our life. One government f*ckup after another.

Rep. Duncan Huner, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, says a limited anti-missile capability is better than none at all. The California Republican said the system is worth the billions spent.

SOLD! to the Republican with the brown nose!

"We're going to have to be able to stop an incoming ballistic missile," Hunter said. "That's a truth that liberals are going to have to accept."

The TRUTH is that it doesn't work, you moron. Even Democrats know that the only good defense shield is a defense shield that works.

Rep. Ellen Tauscher, a California Democrat on the Armed Services panel, dismissed Hunter's statement. "We want something that works," she said.

So, essentially, when Bush warns North Korea not to shoot, the only thing that backs it up is his Texas swagger.

What a joke.

Too bad the only people laughing are bankers and defense manufacturers.

5 Comments:

At Wednesday, June 21, 2006, Blogger denk said...

War is the health of state, is that what they said?

In the us, it seems that everybody loves a war…
The mice (military industrial congressional establishment) loves it you bet, hell their stocks skyrocket every time bombs drop and missiles fly in some foreign hell hole.
The congress and senate fat cats loves it no doubt, if their pals in martin Lockheed or general dynamics make a killing, you bet a big donation is on the way.
The career military men loves it alright, a couple of medals will get them in the fast track to career advancement and might even be their ticket to the presidency

No wonder the pundits are falling over themselves to promote another humanitarian war, hell Nicholas kristof just got himself a Pulitzer prize by cheerleading for sudan intervention.
Hmmm, Is eyeing for an oscar nomination for his part…?
(Btw, is it pure coincidence that the targets of our pundits and celebs compassion always seem to fit in so well with the pnac script for pax amerikan.?
See, when uncle sham was domonizing china big time there was Richard gere etc to root for the Tibetans, has anybody ever seen these do gooders taking up the kudgers for kashmiris, or acehnese ever ? Just a thought.)

But what about the poor sods sent to fight big oil’s war, surely nobody enjoy getting their butts shot to a bloody mess?
During a scene in “black hawk down”, a marine who had just returned to base camp from three days of fighting in “that Somalia hell hole” was having a bit of philosophizing with his pal, “every time I went home I had problem relating to my folks. they asked why I keep signing up for more wars? How do you explain to folks who never fight in a war about camaraderie in the battle field, they would never understand. You have to go thru hell and fire to understand what its all about. They asked me why you keep going back, I just tell them coz my buddies are still out there and like hell I am gonna leave them out in the lurch….”, with that said, after gulping down a cup of coffee, our man mounted his humvee and went back to the battle field. Leaving his pal standing there with tears steaming down his face..
When this film was first shown in the us, I heard some kids stormed out of the cinema after the show in a huff, “boy how I feel like kicking some black ass today”.
They might just get their chance in sudan yet……






http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/Military_Industrial_Complex/Profits_of_War.html

http://www.fpif.org/papers/micr/companies_body.html


http://www.dissidentvoice.org/Articles8/DVNS_Wesley-Clark.htm

http://www.workers.org/2006/world/darfur-0504/index.html

http://www.workers.org/2006/world/darfur-0608/

 
At Wednesday, June 21, 2006, Blogger denk said...

(i messed it up , here it's again

War is the health of state, is that what they said?

In the us, it seems that everybody loves a war…
The mice (military industrial congressional establishment) loves it you bet, hell their stocks skyrocket every time bombs drop and missiles fly in some foreign hell hole.
The congress and senate fat cats loves it no doubt, if their pals in martin Lockheed or general dynamics make a killing, you bet a big donation is on the way.
The career military men loves it alright, a couple of medals will get them in the fast track to career advancement and might even be their ticket to the presidency
.
No wonder the pundits are falling over themselves to promote another humanitarian war, hell Nicholas kristof just got himself a Pulitzer prize by cheerleading for sudan intervention.
Hmmm, Is eyeing for an oscar nomination for his part…?
(Btw, is it pure coincidence that the targets of our pundits and celebs compassion always seem to fit in so well with the pnac script for pax amerikan.?
See, when uncle sham was domonizing china big time there was Richard gere etc to root for the Tibetans, has anybody ever seen these do gooders taking up the kudgers for kashmiris, or acehnese ever ? Just a thought.)

But what about the poor sods sent to fight big oil’s war, surely nobody enjoy getting their butts shot to a bloody mess?
During a scene in “black hawk down”, a marine who had just returned to base camp from three days of fighting in “that Somalia hell hole” was having a bit of philosophizing with his pal, “every time I went home I had problem relating to my folks. they asked why I keep signing up for more wars? How do you explain to folks who never fight in a war about camaraderie in the battle field, they would never understand. You have to go thru hell and fire to understand what its all about. They asked me why you keep going back, I just tell them coz my buddies are still out there and like hell I am gonna leave them out in the lurch….”, with that said, after gulping down a cup of coffee, our man mounted his humvee and went back to the battle field. Leaving his pal standing there with tears steaming down his face..
When this film was first shown in the us, I heard some kids stormed out of the cinema after the show in a huff, “boy how I feel like kicking some black ass today”.
They might just get their chance in sudan yet……






http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/Military_Industrial_Complex/Profits_of_War.html

http://www.fpif.org/papers/micr/companies_body.html


http://www.dissidentvoice.org/Articles8/DVNS_Wesley-Clark.htm

http://www.workers.org/2006/world/darfur-0504/index.html

http://www.workers.org/2006/world/darfur-0608/

 
At Wednesday, June 21, 2006, Blogger Citisucks said...

Well said Denk and qrswave.

The corporate terrorists including those running our government love murdering non-white people so they can get an extra rolex. The truth is that the United States is the biggest terrorist nation out there and that North Korea and other countries are only trying to prevent a terrorist takeover (by Bu$h)of there countries and protect themselves.

 
At Thursday, June 22, 2006, Blogger denk said...

Yes citisucks,

Ever notice whenever a proposed talk fails to take off or when an ongoing talk breaks down, yanks start pointing fingers at NK’s “brinkmanship” and accuse china of “not doing enough to bring NK to the conference table”, even “using NK as its bulldog to confront japan and the us…” blah blah blah.
In other words, uncle sham is trying to be civilized , it’s the other side’s fault.
I seem to remember china’s past effort to meditate were repeatedly thwarted by neocons like the wolf, and cheney ,Amongst others.
These guys are real jerks, while we fear for the threat of war, they are threatened by the threat of PEACE !!



http://home.earthlink.net/~platter/articles/030425-afp-wolf.html

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/12/21/1071941611806.html

 
At Thursday, June 22, 2006, Blogger Citisucks said...

Exactly Denk,

These corporate terrorists do not want peace, rather they want to murder all the dissenters that want to stop them from taking over world.

The corporate terrorists seek to make nonviolent revolution impossible, but they better know this, "those who make nonviolent revolution impossible, make violent revolution inevitable". So if North Korea or anyone else fights back against the corporate terrorists, the corporate terrorists had it coming.

 

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