Deadly new Russian weapon hides in shipping container

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gramps wrote:

weapons, fractional reserve and central banking, prostitution, street drugs..big money makers..somehow the sociopaths, about 3% of the human race, got the upper hand..ordinary people don’t want this crap..only the sickos do..what best to do about these ones ?…

Apr 26, 2010 11:40am EDT  --  Report as abuse
haveblue128 wrote:

This scenario is one which the Bush Team was presented with soon after 9-11. There are many vulnerabilities in the container security system arraigned by DHS, but never acted upon. In fact, this was the subject of many GAO reports during the Bush tenure.
90 percent of goods coming to US are sent through the 20 largest international ports. The early recommendation of setting up a system which allowed for inspection before a container left a foreign port would have spared the US from this and other very real threats.
While the Obama admin is working to reduce these vulnerabilities, had DHS both gotten stronger White House backing and proper funding from the outset, the likelihood of an attack as suggested with the Klub-K system would be far less likely.

Apr 27, 2010 2:00am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Vitaliy1234 wrote:

weapons, fractional reserve and central banking, prostitution, street drugs..big money makers..somehow the sociopaths, about 3% of the human race, got the upper hand..ordinary people don’t want this crap..only the sickos do..what best to do about these ones ?…

For the beginning try to learn something positive about Russia. May be it’d cleanse your brain off this crap. By the way your description matches USA as well

Apr 27, 2010 4:26am EDT  --  Report as abuse
PwlM wrote:

@Vitaly1234
I know thing or two about Russia
-Most of the time nice and friendly people
-great food
-literature
etc..
but on the other hand:
-corrupt political leaders
-”novye russkye”
-rampant corruption of every level of government
-most of Russia’s wealth concentrated in a few hands and in Moscow/Petersburg.
-dreams of imperial past still alive
-opposition journalists die in “accidents”
correct me if something isn’t right

Apr 27, 2010 9:56am EDT  --  Report as abuse
SDIMASTER wrote:

Neither Carter, Clinton , or Obama have done anything about “suitcase bombs” and or closing the borders to prevent their being smuggled into the US. So, to counteract this new Soviet “invention” ; which is a slap in the face to Obama’s nuclear reduction treaty, Obama will do nothing either. It’s time for the liberals to get out of the way of Ronald Reagan’s SDI against ICBMS and Cruise Missiles. Putting in 10,000 ABM emplacements on both coasts of the US can be thought of as stimulous spending.

Apr 27, 2010 11:10am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Glamorous wrote:

-corrupt political leaders
-”novye russkye”
-rampant corruption of every level of government
-most of Russia’s wealth concentrated in a few hands and in Moscow/Petersburg.
-dreams of imperial past still alive
-opposition journalists die in “accidents”

Unfortunately, this items are absolutely truth. And we can not solve this problems, until Putins ex-commies gang remains in power. But not all of Russians can understand this.

Apr 28, 2010 12:55pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Scotius wrote:

The article mentions that Russia is “one of” the worlds’ biggest arms dealers, but doesn’t mention that its’ arms sales are DWARFED by those of the US. It also doesn’t mention that the US, at least WAS attempting under GW Bush to ring Russia around with newly minted NATO countries. That is a no-no, and clearly a prelude to trying to dictate to Russia, although about what I can’t imagine. I’m sure the crook Bush could have though. This is a response to the US businessmen who brought you Iraq, etc, the bailouts (really not needed, but if you want to create a new robber-barony…) thinking they can own the world. They can’t.

Apr 28, 2010 4:07pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
sglover910 wrote:

“It’s time for the liberals to get out of the way of Ronald Reagan’s SDI against ICBMS and Cruise Missiles. Putting in 10,000 ABM emplacements on both coasts of the US can be thought of as stimulous spending.”

It’s clear that a rocket scientist you definitely are not. SDI has **always** been a kind of delusion, mainly because the offense **always** has the economic advantage: It’s simply cheaper to throw more missiles and decoys at an anti-missile system, than it is to bolster the anti-missile system. These new containerized missiles only exacerbate this imbalance. Without realizing it, you essentially make the same argument with your (LSD-fueled?) “10,000 ABM emplacements” remark.

SDI is good for the budgets of Lockheed Martin and Raytheon, and perhaps for the neuroses of morons. For the rest of us, it’s nothing but a waste of money and technical talent.

Apr 28, 2010 11:45pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
avgprsn wrote:

Russia’s diplomats say one thing, the actions dictate another.
IE; Katusha rockets.

Apr 29, 2010 10:08pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
pericle wrote:

There are no workable SDIs. Putin knew he could get GWB to waste defense money on so-called ABSs and that would give Russia time to try to develop better offensive weapon systems. Looks like it worked. It was well known in 70s that the laws of physics made a workable ABS questionable at best. The only system to shoot down a missle in flight, without a come-get-me sensor is a laser system. But that program was set back 8-10 years, thanks to GWB waste of defense system monies.

May 01, 2010 2:14am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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