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Military shoots down missile in test off Hawaii
AP via SFGate ^ | 6/5/8

Posted on 06/05/2008 1:14:28 PM PDT by SmithL

Honolulu (AP) -- The U.S. military says it has intercepted a ballistic missile near Hawaii in a test.

The sea-based test Thursday was the military's first since an errant satellite was shot down earlier this year.

A target was fired from a decomissioned amphibious assault ship about 100 miles off the island of Kauai. It was a Scud-like missile with a range of a few hundred miles.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; US: Hawaii
KEYWORDS: miltech; missiledefense; scud; sdi; usn

1 posted on 06/05/2008 1:14:30 PM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL

..and this is a program that Barry will de-fund if elected!


2 posted on 06/05/2008 1:18:27 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: SmithL

But, in Barry O’s youtube video he said he wasn’t putting any money into unproven missle programs. This success CAN’T be true!


3 posted on 06/05/2008 1:18:56 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: SmithL; Grampa Dave; Ernest_at_the_Beach
No worries on this VERY EXPENSIVE system. Barak Obama has already said he would scrap this unproven system.

That is, when he's not busy sharing it with his friends in Israel.

Or, maybe shifting the money into feeding the hungry, healing the sick, providing "GREEN jobs" in order to keep the seas from rising.

4 posted on 06/05/2008 1:19:38 PM PDT by BOBTHENAILER (One by one, in small groups or in whole armies, we don't care how we do it, but we're gonna getcha)
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To: SmithL

Oorah! Worth every penny!


5 posted on 06/05/2008 1:19:49 PM PDT by Kolb
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To: SmithL

The Russian, Chinese and American reds don’t like it, it must be a good thing.


6 posted on 06/05/2008 1:20:34 PM PDT by vpintheak (Like a muddied spring or a polluted well is a righteous man who gives way to the wicked. Prov. 25:26)
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To: SmithL

Obama says that he’ll discontinue the missile defense system. And he trusts Iran not to build nuclear bomb tipped missiles.


7 posted on 06/05/2008 1:23:03 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: SmithL

The unspoken reason we’re doing this is that the military knows North Korea can now hit Hawaii and Alaska with a nuclear missile.


8 posted on 06/05/2008 1:24:25 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: SmithL

But but..

I this kind of thing wasn’t ever supposed to work!

Like intercepting a bullet with a bullet.

It’s impossible!

And even if you could, the countermeasures to defeat it would be soooooo simple to do.

hmmm yet the Russians, Chinese and others seem upset anyways.

Wouldnt they be happy for us to waste our money on an easily defeated defense system?

Reagan is still keeping us safe.


9 posted on 06/05/2008 1:25:10 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares
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To: SmithL

Somewhere, right now, some Democrat is angrily railing at the stupidity of our military for shooting down one of our own missiles .


10 posted on 06/05/2008 1:25:41 PM PDT by newheart (The Truth? You can't handle the Truth. But He can handle you.)
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To: kaehurowing

So can China.


11 posted on 06/05/2008 1:27:40 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: SmithL
I use to work on this bad boy.....NUTHIN COMES CLOSE!

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12 posted on 06/05/2008 1:31:27 PM PDT by Snurple
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To: SmithL

13 posted on 06/05/2008 1:38:36 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Brilliant
If Iran/OBL et al want to deliver nuclear weapons to US cities they will put them on luxury yachts, in containers or offshore sport fishing boats and then cruise right into the heart of NYC, DC, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, etc.

Whole lot cheaper, better probability of delivery and no tell-tale development and testing of launch vehicles and launch sites.

How to stop that? Stop their development of the weapon!

Or, put the word out that detonation of a Nuke on US soil will result in the vaporization of Tehran, Mecca, Medina, Islamabad and most of the Pakistan/Afgan border area. Make the “peace loving, moderate muslims” deal with stopping nuclear terrorism.

This post will be labeled “islamophobic” by many, but a phobia is “an intense, unrealistic fear”. What I have said is not particularly intense and definitely not unrealistic.

There are a number of fanatical individuals, backed by the cheering “Muslim street”, who have shown no hesitancy to decapitate captives, blow up innocent people, both “infidels” and fellow Muslims, who will soon pose a nuclear threat. Like the story of the farmer and the mule that would not plow straight, “sometimes you just have to get their attention” to effect behavior change.

14 posted on 06/05/2008 1:49:01 PM PDT by BwanaNdege
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To: BOBTHENAILER

Obama: "I will cut investments in unproven missile defense systems, ....I will not weaponize space... I will slow development of future combat systems... I will institute a 'Defense Priorities Board' to ensure the quadrennial defense review is not used ..."

Then, there will be peace in our time without the evil republicans causing war!

My change is good for Muslims, Islamofascists, Black Racists, and Chrislims. $crew the Christians and real Jews!


15 posted on 06/05/2008 1:52:21 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (Hussein ObamaMessiaHamas's Vanilla Ice Priest, Pfleger,¬ďAmerica is the greatest sin against God!")
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To: <1/1,000,000th%

But China hasn’t threatened to nuke Hawaii. North Korea has.


16 posted on 06/05/2008 5:55:37 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: SmithL

Don’t worry Leftists, the Oessiah will save you from this by defunding it.


17 posted on 06/06/2008 9:30:21 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (http://www.iraqvetsforcongress.com ---- Get involved, make a difference.)
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To: kaehurowing
But China hasn’t threatened to nuke Hawaii. North Korea has.

IIRC, it was the Chinese (or just one of their generals) that
threatened to nuke/hit Los Angeles.

It surely was an idle threat.
Seeing how many $$$ the Chinese get from all the goods they
get from importing via the southern Califonia ports.
18 posted on 06/06/2008 9:37:44 AM PDT by VOA
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