launch the missile

Okay, let’s remind ourselves that Kara has super speed and in “Medusa” instead of stopping Lena with her super speed she tried to talk her out of launching the missile because until the end, Kara believed that Lena was good and she was proven right.

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Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn puts Iran ‘on notice’ after missile launch

  • National security adviser Michael Flynn put Iran “on notice” in a strongly worded statement Wednesday, calling out the nation’s “destabilizing behavior across the Middle East” after a ballistic missile launch.
  • “The Obama administration failed to respond adequately to Tehran’s malign actions — including weapons transfers, support for terrorism and other violations of international norms,” Flynn said, condemning Iranian actions that “undermine security, prosperity and stability” in the region and “place American lives at risk.”
  • Flynn didn’t specify what action the United States might take if Iran didn’t back off. Read more
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This Mar-A-Lago Member Had A Great Time Photographing Trump Handle A National Security Crisis
This Trump supporter says he was at the "center of the action" as Trump dealt with the news that North Korea had just fired a missile in the direction of Japan.
By Mike Hayes

While President Trump handled a national security crisis right in front of dozens of patrons at his Mar-a-Lago hotel in Florida on Saturday, one resort member posted a flurry of photos to Facebook showing Trump reviewing sensitive documents, conferring with top aides, and talking on the phone.

The images also raised questions about the level of access Mar-a-Lago members have to the Trump administration — a seeming blend of government and personal business for the president.

Richard DeAgazio, a Massachusetts businessman and Trump supporter, shared the photos that show he had a front-row seat as Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe handled the response to North Korea’s firing a missile in the direction of Japan.

“HOLY MOLY !!! It was fascinating to watch the flurry of activity at dinner when the news came that North Korea had launched a missile in the direction of Japan,” DeAgazio posted. “The Prime Minister Abe of Japan huddles with his staff and the President is on the phone with Washington DC. the two world leaders then conferred and then went into another room for hastily arranged press conference. Wow…..the center of the action!!!”

In an interview with the Washington Post, DeAgazio described the situation unfolding before him at dinner on Saturday night before the two left to hold a joint press conference.

“There wasn’t any panicked look. Most of the people [on the terrace] didn’t even realize what was happening,” DeAgazio said. “I thought he handled it very calmly, and very presidentially.”

This episode is not the only time the DeAgazio, a former president at Boston Capital, whose Twitter profile describes him as a “Consultant ,SAG Actor, entrepreneur, network marketer,” claimed to witness over the weekend.

In another post, DeAgazio claimed to be photographed alongside “Rick” who “carries the “football” — a briefcase that contains all the details necessary to launch a nuclear attack.

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NATO bombing of Serbia - 18 years later

NATO member countries began the air strikes on Serbia on 24 March 1999 at 19.45. The bombing destroyed and damaged about 25,000 houses, it damaged 470 kilometers of roads and 595 kilometers of railways, 14 airports, 19 hospitals, 20 health centers, 18 kindergartens, 69 schools, 176 cultural monuments and 44 bridges, while 38 were destroyed. NATO launched 1,300 cruise missiles, threw over 37,000 “cluster bombs” which killed around 200 people and injured hundreds, and used a prohibited ammunition with depleted uranium. About 1,008 members of the army and police were killed or disappeared, of which 659 members of the military and 349 police officers. About 6,000 civilians were seriously or lightly injured, including 2,700 children. Total damage is estimated at tens of billions of dollars. No one was held responsible for these crimes until the present day.

If President Trump announces that North Korea launched a missile that landed within 100 miles of Hawaii, would most Americans believe him? Would the rest of the world? We’re not sure, which speaks to the damage that Mr. Trump is doing to his Presidency with his seemingly endless stream of exaggerations, evidence-free accusations, implausible denials and other falsehoods.

The latest example is Mr. Trump’s refusal to back off his Saturday morning tweet of three weeks ago that he had “found out that [Barack] Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower just before the victory” on Election Day. He has offered no evidence for his claim, and a parade of intelligence officials, senior Republicans and Democrats have since said they have seen no such evidence.

Yet the President clings to his assertion like a drunk to an empty gin bottle, rolling out his press spokesman to make more dubious claims. Sean Spicer—who doesn’t deserve this treatment—was dispatched last week to repeat an assertion by a Fox News commentator that perhaps the Obama Administration had subcontracted the wiretap to British intelligence.

That bungle led to a public denial from the British Government Communications Headquarters, and British news reports said the U.S. apologized. But then the White House claimed there was no apology. For the sake of grasping for any evidence to back up his original tweet, and the sin of pride in not admitting error, Mr. Trump had his spokesman repeat an unchecked TV claim that insulted an ally.

The wiretap tweet is also costing Mr. Trump politically as he hands his opponents a sword. Mr. Trump has a legitimate question about why the U.S. was listening to his former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, and who leaked news of his meeting with the Russian ambassador. But that question never gets a hearing because the near-daily repudiation of his false tweet is a bigger media story.

FBI director James Comey also took revenge on Monday by joining the queue of those saying the bureau has no evidence to back up the wiretap tweet. Mr. Comey even took the unusual step of confirming that the FBI is investigating ties between the Trump election campaign and Russia.

Mr. Comey said he could make such a public admission only in “unusual circumstances,” but why now? Could the wiretap tweet have made Mr. Comey angry because it implied the FBI was involved in illegal surveillance? Mr. Trump blundered in keeping Mr. Comey in the job after the election, but now the President can’t fire the man leading an investigation into his campaign even if he wants to.

All of this continues the pattern from the campaign that Mr. Trump is his own worst political enemy. He survived his many false claims as a candidate because his core supporters treated it as mere hyperbole and his opponent was “untrustworthy” Hillary Clinton. But now he’s President, and he needs support beyond the Breitbart cheering section that will excuse anything. As he is learning with the health-care bill, Mr. Trump needs partners in his own party to pass his agenda. He also needs friends abroad who are willing to trust him when he asks for support, not least in a crisis.

This week should be dominated by the smooth political sailing for Mr. Trump’s Supreme Court nominee and the progress of health-care reform on Capitol Hill. These are historic events, and success will show he can deliver on his promises. But instead the week has been dominated by the news that he was repudiated by his own FBI director.

Two months into his Presidency, Gallup has Mr. Trump’s approval rating at 39%. No doubt Mr. Trump considers that fake news, but if he doesn’t show more respect for the truth most Americans may conclude he’s a fake President.

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Wall Street Journal Editorial Board on “President” Trump’s (lack of) credibility and his repeated lies (03.21.2017)

Tonight’s The Wall Street Journal​ Editorial nails our serial lying “President” who is currently under FBI investigation very good for the untruths that he’s uttered over the course of his “Presidency” and beforehand.

Translated by @lex-for-lexington:

“Why would the USA be so tolerant towards China, especially when the latter is challenging its status as a global power?

This is because China has a huge advantage over the US, so that the US wouldn’t dare start a total war with China.

The International Date Line.

If China fires a missile on 10th January, it will hit the US on the 9th.

It is impossible for the US to defend against this type of attack which travels through time. Think about it. If the US is able to detect a missile launch right at its start, it would still be a day too late as the missile would have hit already. The US simply does not have the ability to rewind time, and thus, no matter how slow Chinese missiles are, they would still be too fast for the US to intercept.”

Please pray for Japan

PRAY FOR JAPAN
1 missile dropped 200 km from mainland Japan. Japan’s government says one of the ballistic missiles launched by North Korea on Monday likely came the closest ever to the country’s coast.

The government had said the four missiles fell into the Sea of Japan between 300 and 350 kilometers west of Oga Peninsula, northern Japan. 3 fell within Japan’s exclusive economic zone.

A detailed analysis after sharing data with the United States and South Korea projected that one missile fell into waters 200 kilometers north-northwest of Noto Peninsula in Ishikawa Prefecture, central Japan.

The analysis has also determined that the 4 missiles likely went down some 80 kilometers apart from one another to form a straight line stretching north to south.

The findings pointing to the North’s improved missile technology have heightened the state of alert among members of the Japanese government.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the launch brought a new level of threat to the country.

The government plans to strengthen its missile defense system and study ways to promptly provide information to the people.

(Received as is in an email from the Apostolics Of Japan)

An RAF Handley Page Victor comes in low across a Thor intermediate-range ballistic missile launch site - circa 1961. By this time both would have carried American-designed thermonuclear weapons, following the 1958 US-UK Mutual Defence Agreement. Thor was after-all an American missile system. The Victor would have carried a 1.1 megaton Red Snow variant of the American W28 warhead, the Thor missile a 1.44 megaton W49 warhead.

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China’s Jilin-1 Earth Observation satellite passed over Cape Canaveral Air Force Station March 3 and captured the above image of the spaceport. The historic launch pads of ‘Missile Row’ can be seen parallel to the coastline. One of these, LC-13, can be seen redesigned as SpaceX’s Landing Zone-1. 

ULA’s Delta IV pad, SLC-37, can be seen in the upper left corner. The industrial hub of the Air Force station can be seen in center-left, housing numerous assembly and storage hangars, machine shops, and other facilities. Just south of here lies the skid strip, a 10,000 foot runway used to deliver payloads, heavy equipment, and even launch satellites to orbit. Recent ground work at Blue Origin’s SLC-36 is also visible.

P/C: CASC.

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The Norway Spiral (Norway)

In 2009, people freaked out all over Norway because of the strange sight above. This spooky giant spiral was seen, photographed, and recorded on video from all over the country. Was it a portal to a parallel universe, perhaps?

Not quite. It was a rocket running out of fuel and spiraling out of control. The Russian Defense Ministry confirmed that it launched a Bulava missile and that the missile’s third stage failed. The third stage’s nozzle, which directs the rocket’s exhaust plume, may have fallen off or been punctured, causing the exhaust to come out sideways instead of out the back. (Source)