I know, I know, some of you look at what I have been saying about Iran over the years and think I'm a Hawk. I love War. I love force. I think that the only answer to a threat against us is Force. This is really not true. I, like my more Liberal Friends HATE War. I HATE the fact that we need to use force. I join the Beatles in saying Imagine a World with no War. With no Hate. With no Guns. But I do live in Reality.
There are still places on this Planet where they have no Idea whatsoever what TV is. What A Car is. Hell, what Cloths are. But they do understand that the people in the next Village over have something they want, so they attempt to take it by force using Sticks and Rocks. The People in the Next Village over understand that if they wish to continue to possess what they have, and if they want to continue to live, they will have to defend it with force. So they DO.
People all through out History have waged War. Just because YOU may not want to engage in War, doesn't mean that they will just play Nice. There are people in this World that want NOTHING from us, but our Death. Iran wants nothing from us or our Friends but our Death. They do not want Land, Money, or even just our Respect. They want us DEAD. The only thing they understand is FORCE.
So I understand, although still not sure I understand the Need for THOUSANDS of them, but I understand the NEED of having a Nuclear Bomb. I understand the Necessity of having a Strong Military. I understand the NEED of the use of Force in certain circumstances. But I also understand the need of having something else in our arsenal. The WILL to use it.
So whenever I see a story like this, I wonder, if our Enemies do not believe we have the WILL to use them, does it matter? Is this a good thing? Or is it not? The Ability to strike ANY Target in the World in one hour? According to the AFP - Pentagon successfully tests hypersonic flying bomb (AFP) – 17 hours ago
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon on Thursday held a successful test flight of a flying bomb that travels faster than the speed of sound and will give military planners the ability to strike targets anywhere in the world in less than a hour.That's pretty cool. Imagine a Plane traveling that fast. 3,728 miles an hour? So now we have a Bomb that does so. That can hit anywhere in the World in one hour or less.
Launched by rocket from Hawaii at 1130 GMT, the "Advanced Hypersonic Weapon," or AHW, glided through the upper atmosphere over the Pacific "at hypersonic speed" before hitting its target on the Kwajalein atoll in the Marshall Islands, a Pentagon statement said.
Kwajalein is about 2,500 miles (4,000 kilometers) southwest of Hawaii. The Pentagon did not say what top speeds were reached by the vehicle, which unlike a ballistic missile is maneuverable.
Scientists classify hypersonic speeds as those that exceed Mach 5 -- or five times the speed of sound -- 3,728 miles (6,000 kilometers) an hour.
The test aimed to gather data on "aerodynamics, navigation, guidance and control, and thermal protection technologies," said Lieutenant Colonel Melinda Morgan, a Pentagon spokeswoman.So we spent $69 Million for this ONE Test Flight of this new Bomb? Now our Enemies know that if they show signs of attacking us, we could blow them to Smithereens before they could get their plans going. Great. But do they believe that we have the WILL to use it? It does no good to have it, if your Enemy KNOWS that you would never use it. With our current Commander and Chief, they don't fear that WILL.
The US Army's AHW project is part of the "Prompt Global Strike" program which seeks to give the US military the means to deliver conventional weapons anywhere in the world within an hour.
On August 11, the Pentagon test flew another hypersonic glider dubbed HTV-2, which is capable of flying 27,000 kilometers per hour, but it was a failure.
The AHW's range is less than that of the HTV-2, the Congressional Research Service said in a report, without providing specifics.
The Pentagon has invested 239.9 million dollars in the Global Strike program this year, including 69 million for the flying bomb tested Thursday, CRS said.
The World is getting more and more Dangerous. Shariah Law and the Muslim Brotherhood is on a March throughout the Middle East. With Obama's help by the way. Little Hitler is one of the Main Possible Future Leaders of the entire Middle East. He is Building a Nuclear Bomb. Russian Warships are in Syria.
Russian warships are due to arrive at Syrian territorial waters, a Syrian news agency said on Thursday, indicating that the move represented a clear message to the West that Moscow would resist any foreign intervention in the country's civil unrest.Lets not forget about Putin's quest to bring aback the old USSR. His taken back of old Russian Territories and seemingly wishing for another Cold War with US. Let's not forget about North Korea. While all this is going on, it is a good thing that our Enemies know we now have a new weapon in our arsenal. But do they FEAR we will ever use it? With Obama? The sad answer is NO.
AFP - Pentagon successfully tests hypersonic flying bomb
Haaretz.com - Report: Russia warships to enter Syria waters in bid to stem foreign intervention