September 23, 2005
New York cops have joined firefighters and 9/11 families to stop the left from turning the 9/11 memorial into a covert attack on America.
Hat tip LGF, the NYP reports:
Police-union leaders have joined the battle to scuttle plans for the controversial International Freedom Center at Ground Zero — a site they say should be treated with the same reverence as Pearl Harbor.
“The World Trade Center is not a place for domestic or international politics,” Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association President Patrick Lynch wrote in a letter sent yesterday to World Trade Center Memorial Foundation Director Gretchen Dykstra.
“It is not a place for inappropriate art or entertainment and programming which trivializes or ignores the history of the site,” Lynch’s letter continued.
Lynch said any use of the site should be focused only on 9/11 and the lives that were lost at the World Trade Center. Among those killed were 23 city cops and 343 firefighters.
Lynch’s Pearl Harbor analogy is a good one. The left would by now have converted the Arizona into a giant Rising Sun with its centerpiece a museum that chronicled the sufferings of Japanese detainees during WW2.
September 23, 2005
Japan is building up its missile defenses, no doubt to complement its future nuke capability. This confirms the continued ability of the Chinese despots to shoot themselves in the foot.
A previous post reported the successful test of the Raytheon SM-3 ship-based Ballistic Missile Defense system. It’s launched from an Aegis cruiser or destroyer and Japan will deploy it next year.
Now Japanese sources report that it will co-develop the SM-3:
Demonstrating both cooperation with the U.S. and its own ambitions to pursue missile defenses of its own, Japan will partner with the U.S. to design a nose cone for a ballistic missile interceptor, Kyodo reports, citing close sources. The interceptor at issue is an upgraded version of the Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) which is part of the Aegis sea-based defense system, in which Japan and other countries are quite interested. An agreement between the two countries specifying the cooperation is said to be expected soon, possibly by the end of the year.
A Japanese SM-3 will give that island nation a world class defensive system to to complement a future nuclear deterrent capability.