Thursday, April 1, 2010

Why show up next door...

...when you can reach out 11,000 km (~7,000 mi)?

There's something not quite reasonable about this.

Anyone care to offer an explanation? It sure as all heck has nothing to do with...
The U.S. has been strengthening missile defenses in allied Arab nations in the Gulf to help counter any potential missile strike from Iran. Like its nuclear work, Iran's missile program is of top concern to Washington and Arab nations wary of Tehran's growing influence in the region.
(bold added by me)
...even if...
The Western military official in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, said U.S. Lt. Gen. Patrick O'Reilly, head of the Missile Defense Agency, attended the test launch.
It's not like the PAC-3 batteries in the Gulf haven't gotten a good look at other countries' missile launches before.

2 comments:

Susan said...

so does anyone ever read your most concern?

L.Douglas Garrett said...

I'd say that is somewhat in doubt.