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Friday, February 19, 2016

Hypocrisy in Action - Here Comes Another U.S. Nuclear Missile Test

A previous US ballistic nuclear delivery system launch from Vandenberg AFB

The US will launch a Minuteman-III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) from California to the Marshall Islands some time over the coming weekend.

An Air Force Global Strike Command unarmed Minuteman-III ICBM is scheduled for take-off between Saturday, Feb. 20 and Sunday, Feb. 21 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

After all the recent feigned outrage about North Korea launching a satellite into space the US will press on by practicing the delivery of a nuclear warhead in the direction of China and North Korea.  There are now 3,600 satellites in space of which about 1,100 of them are still operational and guess who launched most of them? Where is the global concern?

The Pentagon has been using Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands as ground-zero for nuclear bomb and missile tests since the nuclear age began.  How about some international outrage about the environmental damage the US has done to this chain of islands?  How about some screaming and hollering in the corporate media about the provocative nature of these US first-strike ICBM tests? 

The US reeks of hypocrisy.  The US (and its chosen allies) can launch all the satellites they want and test all the ballistic missiles they want because - well of course - they are god's chosen people.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Pride goes before the destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall."

Proverbs 16:18

2/19/16, 6:41 PM  

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