Thursday, October 26, 2006
New Russian ICBM Fails Again....
The Russians just can't seem to get 'em up these days.
New York Times
October 26, 2006
Russia: Sea-Launched Missile Test Fails
By Andrew E. Kramer
"The navy confirmed that a test of Russia's new submarine-launched intercontinental ballistic missile, the Bulava, failed when it veered off course, exploded and fell into the sea. A similar test last month also failed. The military maintains that the new weapon can evade missile defense systems."
The best part about this story is that the Russians are right about being able to evade a missile defense system. Their new Bulava missile simply falls out of the sky, fooling any missile shield out there.
Brilliantt strategy. Whatever happened to all of Russia's great rocket scientists again? That's right, they all fled to the West or died because of the poor health care they had while living under Communist rule.
I guess Universal Healthcare has saved us once again.
posted by El Capitan at 3:02 PM
What disappointing news.
Maybe they'll have better luck next time - NOT!!!!
Have to say I giggled out loud when I saw that ~ does that make me insensitive?1:25 PM
speaking of good ol' Russia, check out this article when you get a chance: