National Missile Defense Now Priority One
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
So now North Korea can strike the US West coast with ballistic missiles.
is important for two reasons. One: Because North Korea can now hit
our west coast with their (nuclear) missiles, and two: We can soon
expect Iran to be able to strike the continental US with nuclear
missiles, as well.
You're right. I have zero faith that the
Obama administration will have any effect on Iran in so far as Iran's
nuclear missile development is concerned.
Look. Nobody in the US
government is going to admit it, but the only reason the North Korean
nuclear program was not bombed out of existence by the US many years ago
is because of North Korea's sponsor -- China. The North Koreans do
nothing without the approval of China. And China loves having North
Korea aggravating the US and keep our attention away from the South
China Sea area where China is looking to extend it's hegemony.
were some unconfirmed reports that Iranian nuclear/missile teams were
actually in North Korea lending assistance, or just learning from the
North Korean rocketeers recently and may have been involved, at some
level, with the recent successful missile launch.
At this point,
there is little that can be done to sabotage any further advances in
North Koran nuclear missile science. It is simply too late. About the
only choice we have left is to make every attempt possible to contain
North Korea's nuclear and missile science. There must be a blockade, of
sorts, to insure North Korea is unable to ship fuel and/or materiel
for missiles or the manufacture of nuclear warheads to any other
country, especially Iran. Such shipments by sea should be located and
the ships stopped and impounded, or sunk at sea.
In so far as
Iran's nuclear missile program is concerned, there can be no question
that the US needs to take immediate action to destroy all of Iran's
nuclear facilities at the earliest possible moment.
said all the above, understand that I do not believe, for one moment,
that the Obama administration is capable of handling either North Korea
or Iran. Problem is -- neither North Korea nor Iran is worried about
what the US will do. They, too, are convinced the Obama administration
is gelded and unable to make any aggressive move toward them.
The US's only defense now is -- defense.
need to have our national missile defense up and running at peak
performance -- yesterday. We have the technology and we even have a few
batteries of anti-missile missiles deployed -- but only a few.
House Armed Services Committee Chairman Howard P. “Buck” McKeon (R.,
Calif.) said the long-range missile “threatens the U.S. and its allies,
undermines stability in the Pacific and violates multiple international
“This provocative act is heightened by the regime’s
ongoing development of nuclear weapons,” McKeon said. “The regime’s
actions highlight the importance of the U.S. deploying a capable
national missile defense program, which regrettably has been subject to
severe and unwarranted cuts in recent years.” SOURCE: http://freebeacon.com/the-north-korean-missile-threat/
we stare down the barrel of sequestration and HUGE cutbacks in military
funding and defense funding, it is precisely the moment we need to
spend the money to build and deploy our national missile defense system
and we need to do so stat!
You would think the Congress would be
leaning forward on this problem, ready to immediately make the funds
available. You would be wrong.
See, the Democratic Party hates
the idea of a national missile defense program very much as they hate
the idea of having a military and a nuclear arsenal. They can be
expected to fight, tooth and nail, to prevent the implementation of a
national missile defense program.
for all intents and purposes, for at least the next two years they are
in charge. I hardly think that either North Korea or Iran will sit
idly by for the next two years and place their missile and nuclear
program programs on hold until the US can change governments and build
and deploy an adequate national missile defense system.
have reminded our readers relentlessly, elections most definitely have
consequences. Our vulnerability to incoming missiles, nuclear or
otherwise, from these two rogue nations is just one of those
It is said that Providence looks out for fools and
little children. We can only hope that God will take into
consideration the childish naivete and utter foolishness of America's
national leaders and grant us the time to secure our country and our
people from its enemies within and without.
J. D. Longstreet