Friday, 5 May 2017

US Test Fires Second ICBM in 7 Days

After hypocritically lambasting North Korea for test firing missiles, the US has conducted its second test of an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile in seven days. The latest ICBM test launch, of a Minuteman III missile, took off from Vandenberg Air Force Base at two minutes past midnight local time on Wednesday, May 3. This follows by seven days the last test, which took place on April 26.
ICBMS are capable of traveling thousands of miles and delivering a nuclear payload.
What is the world to make of the fact that the US not only is conducting such a tests but also makes a practice of uploading videos of them to YouTube? The US military has made an effort to portray these as routine missile tests, but does anyone believe that? Someone in Washington seems to be trying hard to send a message–but to whom?
Should we assume these tests are intended solely to scare the leader of North Korea? Or were they intended to intimidate Russia and China as well? You can go here to view a similar video of a Minuteman III test which took place on October 21, 2015–just three weeks after Russia sent troops into Syria. Is Russia supposed to assume, as it watches all these tests, that the US isn’t preparing for World War III? Is it supposed to take it on faith that the lunatics running the US government have no intention of launching a preemptive nuclear strike upon Russia?
A news report on the latest test, posted today at RT, mentions a “simulated” test firing said to have preceded the two most recent tests and that occurred on April 11. The report includes a quote from a US military official, one Lt. Col. Deane Konowicz, who commented at the time:
“The Simulated Electronic Launch of a Minuteman III ICBM is a signal to the American people, our allies, and our adversaries that our ICBM capability is safe, secure, lethal and ready,” he said.
The world has much to fear right now, but it isn’t from North Korea or Iran. Neither country’s leaders are insane. The same, however, cannot be said of the mentally diseased Zionists who have gained control of the US government and who now have their hands on America’s nuclear arsenal.

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