Monday, March 23, 2009
This is coolbert:
"One to make ready and two to go!!"
More on the impending North Korean missile launch. Soon now. Intended to put a satellite into orbit. For communications purposes only? So it is announced. Has raised hackles in some quarters. NOT only from Secretary Gates, but from the Japanese too!!!
Tokyo reserves the right also to shoot down the North Korean missile! And has good reason for reserving this right. It seems that the first stage of this missile, after being jettisoned, might actually fall onto Japanese territory.
"Japan warns N. Korea on missile launch"
"Japan Prepared To Shoot Down N Korea Missile"
"Japan has warned it is prepared to shoot down the rocket to protect its territory."
"The projectile will fly over Japan where the rocket's first stage is expected to fall in waters 75 miles off its north-western coast."
"The other 'danger zone' lies out in the Pacific Ocean halfway between Japan and Hawaii."
This North Korea missile launch IS BEING WATCHED WITH GREAT INTENSITY. A "window" for missile launch has been determined? Soon!!
"the launch of the Taepodong 2 missile is set for April 2-8."
"the launch date of North Korea's long-range missile getting ever closer"
"North Korea told global agencies this past week that it would put a communications satellite into orbit between April 4 and April 8"
The Japanese DO INDEED HAVE THEIR OWN ORGANIC CAPACITY TO SHOOT DOWN THAT NORTH KOREAN MISSILE!! AND HAVE HAD SO FOR A PERIOD OF ALMOST TWO YEARS NOW!!
"Japan Deploys Its Own Patriots"
"Washington (UPI) April 03, 2007"
"The vision of Junichiro Koizumi to create an anti-ballistic missile shield over Japan took a giant leap towards fulfillment Friday. On that day, Japan's Air Self-defense Force announced that its first battery of U.S.-built Patriot Advanced Capability-3, or PAC-3s was operational at the Iruma Air Base north of Tokyo to defend the Japanese capital, the Kyodo news agency reported."
This is the more sophisticated version of the Patriot as first used in the Gulf War of 1991! Able to intercept a ballistic missile with a pretty high degree of probability and certainty.
We may even see A COMBINED JAPANESE/AMERICAN OPERATION HERE!!?? AEGIS missile cruisers and Japanese Patriots blasting this North Korean missile out of the sky!! And if that missile goes OFF-COURSE, SURELY THEN SOME ACTION WILL BE TAKEN!!
This missile launch of the North Koreans HAS really agitated some folks. Almost so to the point where folks are not going to be able to back down now?
Like I said, "one to make ready, and two to go!!"