Friday, January 19, 2007

McGoo Gai Pan


China last week successfully used a missile to destroy an orbiting satellite, U.S. government officials told CNN on Thursday, in a test that could undermine relations with the West and pose a threat to satellites important to the U.S. military.

Good shooting, if you ask me.

According to a spokesman for the National Security Council, the ground-based, medium-range ballistic missile knocked an old Chinese weather satellite from its orbit about 537 miles above Earth. The missile carried a "kill vehicle" and destroyed the satellite by ramming it.

Sounds like the Chinese drivers around here...

The United States logged a formal diplomatic protest.

Don't worry. The U.S. has already retaliated with something far worse than a mere missile, and our arsenal is far from empty.

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