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Amid contradictory reports || Israel, U.S. carry out joint missile test in the Mediterranean
Haaretz.com ^ | 9/3/2013 | Gili Cohen, Reuters and Jack Khoury

Posted on 09/03/2013 7:00:26 AM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist

Amid contradictory reports Israel, U.S. carry out joint missile test in the Mediterranean. Russia had detected the launch of two ballistic 'objects' toward the sea, Russian media reported earlier; U.S. Navy earlier denied having any involvement in the launch

Israel and the U.S. carried out a missile test in the Mediterranean sea on Tuesday, Israel's Defense Ministry said in a statement, amid rising tensions in the region over the crisis in Syria.

The confirmation came after morning reports indicated that Russia had detected two ballistic "objects" launched toward the eastern Mediterranean from the central part of the same and a U.S. denial that its navy had been involved.

The Arrow III missle defense system was tested with a "sparrow" missle, which simulates a ballistic missle, and is launched from a plane, during the exercise.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; Israel; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; Russia
KEYWORDS: 113th; alqaeda; alqaida; congress; graham; grahamnesty; israel; johnmccain; johnmcvain; lindseygraham; mccain; mcvain; navy; obama; syria

1 posted on 09/03/2013 7:00:26 AM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist; All

I heard Ted Cruz on the radio this morning talking about how Obama said that international norms had been defied.

But Cruz responded to what Obama said by saying that it isn’t the job of the U.S. to police the world, do the U.N.’s bidding, or enforce any interntaional norm from the U.N. ... or whatever...something to that effect.


2 posted on 09/03/2013 7:04:47 AM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

The Obama Doctrine:

Speak Softly and Carry a Big Tampon


3 posted on 09/03/2013 7:07:13 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 (("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.))
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

I’m getting confused. Is Arrow III part of the David’s Sling system? If not, what are the differences?


4 posted on 09/03/2013 7:10:56 AM PDT by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
"Saaaaay, did the US Navy just fire a missile?"
"Nope. Not us. We deny that completely."
"Because we have evidence that the US and Israel just carried out a missile test."
"Oh. Yeah. We did that."
"You think lying to other world powers is a good policy?"
"[shrug] What are you going to do about it. But anyway, let's move on to more important things. We're really upset with Assad and his use of chemical weapons -- we have evidence, you know! Can't share it with you, but we have evidence -- would you like to join with us in aggressive action against Syria?"
"Ummmmmmmmm. No."
5 posted on 09/03/2013 7:11:08 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Somebody either wasn’t thinking, or dismissed the capabilities of the new Missle Early Warning system the Russians recently opened in Krasnodar.


6 posted on 09/03/2013 7:15:14 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

I guess “contradictory reports” is another polite way to say “blatant lies”.


7 posted on 09/03/2013 7:16:33 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

I remember how the USA got punished with high inflation and other economic problems when we had Jimmy Carter as president and Carter always tried to throw Israel under the bus. I know with BO as el presidente, we are getting penalized again through different means such as an incredulous national debt. God help us when BO leaves office !


8 posted on 09/03/2013 7:18:18 AM PDT by CORedneck
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To: tcrlaf
Somebody either wasn’t thinking, or dismissed the capabilities of the new Missle Early Warning system the Russians recently opened in Krasnodar.

Or wanted to find out whether the Russians would detect it.

It's admittedly a wild theory, but what if the US and Israel chose to not announce the test, in order to see how the Russians would react?

The US may have had the area blanketed with electronic warfare aircraft with the express purpose of monitoring their reaction.

9 posted on 09/03/2013 7:21:16 AM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Great time in America’s history to prance about the world stage in contemplation of WWIII. With a community agitator at the helm how could America possibly lose?

This mystery thing has no experience in even shining his shoes, yet the lunatic fringe in America will egg him on until that red line in the sand becomes of blood of American troops and possibly civilians this time.


10 posted on 09/03/2013 7:40:13 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Stop worrying and just learn to love the bomb, because WW3 is coming.


11 posted on 09/03/2013 7:40:24 AM PDT by tennmountainman (Stop Worrying And Just Learn To Love The Bomb!)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Ted sounds like the guy who can take charge and lead us out of this nightmare!


12 posted on 09/03/2013 7:40:57 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: bunkerhill7
"The Obama Doctrine:
Speak Softly and Carry a Big Tampon"
perfect... @ least, the Rabid FemiNAZI el al, shall be very happy...

13 posted on 09/03/2013 7:49:31 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Did anyone else see Mccain push for war on fox news this morning when he was interviewed by Steve and Brian? Here is the video http://video.foxnews.com/v/2646138600001/090313mccain0820/.

Around 2:47 fox airs a video clip of a missile being shot off by a muslim and shooting down a Syrian fighter jet and someone in the video yelling “allahu Akbar” . Brian Kilmeade says he has a problem with supporting this and asks McCain about the phrase and McCain just basically says- come on its no different than an American or Christian saying thank God, that’s what they’re saying”.

This really upsets me. Mccain needs to go.


14 posted on 09/03/2013 8:08:07 AM PDT by Faith65 (Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior!)
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To: All
The Jerusalem Post has this article:

Israel announces successful joint missile test with US in Med, after Russia detects launch

This article was updated today...

According to this article, this drill has been scheduled for some time...

15 posted on 09/03/2013 8:35:49 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

So the Obama-led Navy LIED.

And we are supposed to trust Hagel and Kerry.


16 posted on 09/03/2013 8:37:25 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: justlurking

“It’s admittedly a wild theory, but what if the US and Israel chose to not announce the test, in order to see how the Russians would react?”

It’s not a wild theory. During the so called Cold War, both sides did things/tests to monitor if the other side was monitoring and what their response was.

It today’s electronic world, anything is possible.


17 posted on 09/03/2013 8:52:42 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( When feral Islamics are killing each other, stand back and let Allah sort them out!)
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To: tcrlaf

A radar in Krasnodar would have to look across the Black Sea and the Turkish mountains to see that launch, which would seem difficult. Maybe the Russians are operating radars in Syria. Just a thought. You may remember that Johnson was constantly concerned that harming Russians or Chinese in Haiphong could potentially start WW III. I never believed that to be plausible, but Russian Navy interference with the missile launching ships of the U.S. Navy - ...you never know with Putin. No actual ship sinkings, but enough to scare the crap out of POTUS.


18 posted on 09/03/2013 9:03:07 AM PDT by Pecos (Kritarchy: government by the judges)
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To: Pecos

The new EWS radar at Amavir isn’t effected by that, supposedly, but the old radar south of it, in Azerbaijan, is, and it will be closing sometime soon.


19 posted on 09/03/2013 9:07:31 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: justlurking

“—may have the area blanketed-—” Oh, Yeah! The USS Mt Whitney is always in the area and that thing is a regular sea-going Radio Shack. Not to mention but the crew on that thing would have known EXACTLY what was going on in Benghazi.


20 posted on 09/03/2013 10:39:01 AM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: tcrlaf

I’m thinking it was at least a double test. Test the missile defense and test the Russians to see if they can see.


21 posted on 09/03/2013 12:05:12 PM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Laissez-faire capitalist.


22 posted on 09/03/2013 8:18:30 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: SunkenCiv; Marine_Uncle; NormsRevenge; onyx

Tthanks for the ping.


23 posted on 09/03/2013 10:06:33 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Perhaps we should be careful to distinguish in what these joint test produce,
and what significance they might have regarding the present issues with Syria.
24 posted on 09/03/2013 10:34:44 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Galt level is not far away......)
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