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Gates: US can shoot down any missile N. Korea launches
Jerusalem Post ^ | 6/9/09 | ap

Posted on 06/09/2009 1:30:31 PM PDT by Nachum

Defense Secretary Robert Gates expressed confidence on Tuesday that the United States could shoot down any North Korean missile fired toward America.

Gates told US lawmakers at a hearing Tuesday that the US would have a "high probability of being able to defend ourselves" if the North fired a long-range missile.

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KEYWORDS: can; gates; shoot; us
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1 posted on 06/09/2009 1:30:31 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: SumProVita; HardStarboard; BradyLS; Ernest_at_the_Beach; dervish; Twotone; Free ThinkerNY; ...

The list, ping


2 posted on 06/09/2009 1:30:50 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

But Obama said during the campaign that the missile defense system was “unproven” therefore it needed to be cut.


3 posted on 06/09/2009 1:31:17 PM PDT by Boiling Pots (Barack Obama: The final turd George W. Bush laid on America)
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To: Nachum
Can? check.

Will? dunno.

4 posted on 06/09/2009 1:31:26 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Nachum

CAN.

WILL?


5 posted on 06/09/2009 1:31:37 PM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: Nachum

We should shoot them down IN THE SILO you freaking pantywaist.


6 posted on 06/09/2009 1:31:58 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Nachum

While I would assume he’s probably correct isn’t that a little like “Red Rover, Red Rover send big bombs right over?”


7 posted on 06/09/2009 1:32:09 PM PDT by Corin Stormhands ("Failed Obama Administration" (TM))
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To: Izzy Dunne

wow... 11 seconds.


8 posted on 06/09/2009 1:32:16 PM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: Nachum

Well, if Bill Gates said it, I believe him. The guy knows what he is talking about.

Oh wait.


9 posted on 06/09/2009 1:32:26 PM PDT by Brookhaven (Obama hasn't just open Pandora's box, he has thrown us inside and closed the lid.)
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To: MrB

I’m confused, in March he said we could not?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUhCDSS-J_c


10 posted on 06/09/2009 1:33:12 PM PDT by winoneforthegipper
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To: Boiling Pots

Boiling Pots I like your tag line,
Good job.

Also obamma is a punk and a liar.


11 posted on 06/09/2009 1:33:26 PM PDT by Joe Boucher
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To: Nachum
Nukes For Everyone!


12 posted on 06/09/2009 1:35:26 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Nachum

With our spitballs...


13 posted on 06/09/2009 1:35:28 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: Nachum
Palin expresses concern over missile defense budget cuts - April 11, 2009
14 posted on 06/09/2009 1:35:37 PM PDT by McGruff (Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency - Obama)
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To: Nachum
Defense Secretary Robert Gates expressed confidence on Tuesday that the United States could shoot down any North Korean missile fired toward America.

Gates told US lawmakers at a hearing Tuesday that the US would have a "high probability of being able to defend ourselves" if the North fired a long-range missile.

So which is it? Can we or can't we?

One miss could ruin your whole day.

15 posted on 06/09/2009 1:35:45 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama post 09/11. The U.S. is sorry, we are a Muslim nation, and we surrender.)
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To: Nachum

Gates is betting the West coast that we can shoot them down.


16 posted on 06/09/2009 1:36:02 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Nachum
Not because of any program the Democrats supported.

ML/NJ

17 posted on 06/09/2009 1:36:15 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: Nachum

“Gee, I guess Star Wars works after all. Sorry bout that”

The demonrat party


18 posted on 06/09/2009 1:37:28 PM PDT by icwhatudo (For every clinic bombed or burned, 17 to 18 churches are burned down. MSM? MSM?)
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To: Nachum

Since the current admin is obsessed with the legal aspects of military force, in view of Gates’ claim the media should ask him if the US is prepared to shoot down a Nork missile in the BOOST PHASE, since that would require a US weapon reaching into DPRK airspace.

If they answer at all, their honest answer would have to be NO.

Which would mean that they’d sit around WATCHING a weapon arc towards Japan and the US and departing DRPK airspace before attacking it.

Fanciful? Alas, no.


19 posted on 06/09/2009 1:37:41 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Nachum

No thanks to any of the RATs that have fought missile defense tooth and nail since Reagan.


20 posted on 06/09/2009 1:37:42 PM PDT by Kozak (USA 7/4/1776 to 1/20/2009 Reqiescat in Pace)
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To: ml/nj

Weren’t they talking about cutting this program? Gosh, maybe that’s not the best idea...


21 posted on 06/09/2009 1:37:54 PM PDT by Dianna (Obama Barbie: Governing is hard.)
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To: Nachum
"I will slow development of Future Combat Systems and terminate SDI-related expenditures" --Obama
22 posted on 06/09/2009 1:38:59 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Nachum

Why is the capability of the system even a matter of public discussion?


23 posted on 06/09/2009 1:39:45 PM PDT by TomOnTheRun
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To: Nachum

...followed up by a strongly worded letter of retaliation.


24 posted on 06/09/2009 1:40:00 PM PDT by granite ("We dare not tempt them with weakness" - JFK)
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To: gaijin

25 posted on 06/09/2009 1:40:15 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Nachum
HUH? But the media and the left told me that “Star Wars” would not, could not work.That it was an old man's pipe dream.
Does this mean Ronald Reagan was right?

Naa, I am sure Carter, Clinton and 0bama will be given the credit.

26 posted on 06/09/2009 1:40:37 PM PDT by Tupelo
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To: Boiling Pots
But Obama said during the campaign that the missile defense system was “unproven” therefore it needed to be cut.

Oh, come on, don't you know ANYthing? The minute Obambi got into office, his herds of unicorns farted out a fully-functional ABM system. THEN he cut the budget, as promised.

Right-wing extremist!! Sheesh!

27 posted on 06/09/2009 1:43:06 PM PDT by Ancesthntr (Tyrant: "Spartans, lay down your weapons." Free man: "Persian, come and get them!")
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To: Nachum

“Gates: US can shoot down any missile N. Korea launches”

...we’ll have to try and reason with the missile first.


28 posted on 06/09/2009 1:44:03 PM PDT by albie
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To: Nachum

It’s the “high probability” that doesn’t enthuse me too much... :-)


29 posted on 06/09/2009 1:44:28 PM PDT by Star Traveler (The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is a Zionist and Jerusalem is the apple of His eye.)
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To: Nachum

Those words will be the nail in the coffin of this administration.

Obama has no clue what’s happening. If I’m Kim Jong, I’d shoot for 3AM - that’s poetic.


30 posted on 06/09/2009 1:44:30 PM PDT by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: gaijin

Ronnie, wherever you are now, you are sorely missed in these United States right now. SORELY missed.


31 posted on 06/09/2009 1:44:55 PM PDT by Ancesthntr (Tyrant: "Spartans, lay down your weapons." Free man: "Persian, come and get them!")
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To: DoughtyOne

You said — One miss could ruin your whole day.

Amen to that ... LOL...

I would like to see a bit more in the way of *results* before being too confident in that one. It sounds more like PR for public consumption than anything else...


32 posted on 06/09/2009 1:45:41 PM PDT by Star Traveler (The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is a Zionist and Jerusalem is the apple of His eye.)
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To: Ancesthntr

She’s in Alaska now...


33 posted on 06/09/2009 1:46:21 PM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: Nachum

Does Sarah have any authority to use the arsenal HQ’d in Alaska to defend her state?


34 posted on 06/09/2009 1:48:16 PM PDT by Jedidah ("Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." George Santayana)
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To: Boiling Pots

When does a reporter ask Hillary if she is sorry/disappointed about Bill and Madeline Halfbright’s gift of the Nuclear Reactor to Little Kim which is now the source of all these problems?


35 posted on 06/09/2009 1:48:53 PM PDT by sportscaster ('LET'S ROLL")
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To: Jedidah

Great question.....


36 posted on 06/09/2009 1:50:03 PM PDT by txhurl (Put the pressure on and keep it on until this administration snaps.)
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To: Nachum

President Reagan, thank you for your vision.

It still protects us.


37 posted on 06/09/2009 1:51:03 PM PDT by exit82 (The Obama Cabinet: There was more brainpower on Gilligan's Island.)
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To: wilco200
Those words will be the nail in the coffin of this administration.

Second to last nail. The last nail in the coffin will be when Fauxbama refuses to nuke NK after most of Los Angeles relocated to the upper atmosphere...because they don't have any more missiles and don't present any more of a threat, or they promise not to do it again, or the Chinese ambassador issued a stern warning AND was wearing a red shirt (signifying that he's really, really upset and serious), or ....

This is almost as stupid as Dean Acheson saying that South Korea is outside of our defensive cordon. In retrospect, it may turn out to be far, far more stupid.

What kind of a political whore is Gates, anyway, working for a defense-gutting, appeasement junkie like Fauxbama?

38 posted on 06/09/2009 1:52:56 PM PDT by Ancesthntr (Tyrant: "Spartans, lay down your weapons." Free man: "Persian, come and get them!")
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To: Venturer

...And inviting the Norks to do it!


39 posted on 06/09/2009 1:54:38 PM PDT by Does so (Rename the GOP to "Stop-The-Obama-Party"....(or, "STOP" for short)...)
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To: TexasCajun

40 posted on 06/09/2009 1:55:37 PM PDT by ravingnutter
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To: MrB
She’s in Alaska now...

Let's hope you're right, and that she rides into DC on horseback to save the country as the real Ronaldus Maximus did 29 years ago (DAMN, is it THAT long ago...must be getting old).

41 posted on 06/09/2009 1:55:37 PM PDT by Ancesthntr (Tyrant: "Spartans, lay down your weapons." Free man: "Persian, come and get them!")
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To: ravingnutter

After looking at that cartoon, I’m really wondering who is the raving nutter?


42 posted on 06/09/2009 1:56:27 PM PDT by Ancesthntr (Tyrant: "Spartans, lay down your weapons." Free man: "Persian, come and get them!")
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To: ravingnutter
Obamah scares me to death!

We've got less than two years to take back congress and impeach this Kenyan-American President!

43 posted on 06/09/2009 2:00:22 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Jedidah

Does Sarah have any authority to use the arsenal HQ’d in Alaska to defend her state?


BTTT if anybody can answer this question.


44 posted on 06/09/2009 2:06:23 PM PDT by txhurl (Put the pressure on and keep it on until this administration snaps.)
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To: Nachum

The US has the technology to shoot down the missiles. President Reagan saw to that. It lacks the resolve to shoot down the missiles. President Obama saw to that.


45 posted on 06/09/2009 2:09:57 PM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Global Warming Theory is extremely robust with respect to data. All observations confirm it)
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To: Nachum

Dear North Korea.....Try it and then look up!!!


46 posted on 06/09/2009 2:14:36 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Nachum
Can yes. Will no.
47 posted on 06/09/2009 2:16:27 PM PDT by JasonC
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To: Nachum
...the United States could shoot down any North Korean missile fired toward America.

That is, provided the Commander in Chief gave the order.

Oh, crap.

48 posted on 06/09/2009 2:17:12 PM PDT by NorCoGOP (Recession: friend loses his job. Depression: You lose your job. Recovery: Obama loses his job.)
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To: Nachum

At this time, I would be inclined to say it’s way too premature to be worried about NK launching a missile our way.

It’s not like you head down to WallyWorld and pick yerself up a ballistic missile inertial guidance system.

If they did try a launch against Seattle, it would be considered a blazing success if they hit Caracas, Venezuela!


49 posted on 06/09/2009 2:17:14 PM PDT by djf (Man up!! Don't be a FReeloader!! Make a donation today!)
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To: Star Traveler

You and me both, man. It would boost the odds if we flew over at night and just bombed the 12 places in the whole country that have lights on. That would probably significantly diminish the threat from their “dear leader”.


50 posted on 06/09/2009 2:19:48 PM PDT by Emmett McCarthy
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