Skip to comments.Obama Says Defense He Fought Can Stop North Korea
Posted on 03/11/2013 11:09:36 AM PDT by raptor22
Missile Defense: As Pyongyang threatens a nuclear strike, the administration says our missile defenses can handle anything they can throw against us or our allies. If so it's not because of anything the president did.
'I can tell you that the United States is fully capable of defending against any North Korean ballistic missile attack," White House spokesman Jay Carney said on Thursday after North Korea's raging runt, Kim Jong-un, said Pyongyang was scrapping the 1953 armistice deal that ended the Korean War. He threatened a "preemptive" nuclear strike against the U.S.
Carney added that "our recent success in returning to testing of the upgraded version of the so-called GBI (ground based interceptor), or the CE2 missile, will keep us on a good trajectory to improve our defense capability against limited ballistic missile threats such as those from North Korea. But let's be clear, we are fully capable of dealing with that threat."
The operative word here is "returning," for what Carney did not say is that candidate Obama campaigned on gutting missile defense and carried out that pledge in his first term, along the way betraying our allies and caving in to Russian demands that we limit our missile defense capabilities.
In a campaign video shown to the far left group, Caucus for Priorities, a month before the January 2008 Iowa caucuses, candidate Obama pledged, "I will cut investments in unproven missile defense systems. I will not weaponize space." And he kept his word.
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And this, notwithstanding President Obama's Chamberlainesque approach to foreign policy (why, any sort of defensive measures might be construed by America's enemies as, well...provocative)...
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The American people, especially those in Hawaii, Alaska and the West Coast, (not to mention the worthless politicians in DC) need to say a little prayer for Ronald Reagan when they hit their knees tonight.
F##king Rats have blocked missile defense since Reagan. If they had their way our only response would be to drop trou bend over and kiss our a##,goodbye.
If we do intercept a missile the chest thumping they do is going to be nauseating.
Obama doesn’t know diddly and his advisors even less, IMO.
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They would probably not use ballistic weapons, but rather hide a nuke in a shipping container and then figure out a way to float it up the Potomac.
Then retaliation might be difficult as it could always be blamed on some bogeyman like Al Qaida or something - although, this administration would probably try to blame domestic ‘right wingers’ or some other nonsense.
Hopefully, both vile regimes will soon collapse and we can all breath a bit easier...
‘Obama Says Defense He Fought Can Stop North Korea”
Remember when Reagan proposed the “Star Wars defense”? He was quickly villified by the MSM and the democRATS as being a nut. Next thing you know the RATS will be claiming credit for developing the defense shield.
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Not sure if Obama is lying, or if he is just that stupid. Probably both.
Wasn’t it Bormann who promised Hitler that Germany was safe? The Japs didn’t believe Doolittle would bomb them either.
Study the past if you would divine the future.
-Confucius, Chinese philosopher, 500’s B.C
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