Jul 09

Citing what he called the “overwhelmingly positive response to my jokes about killing Iranians,” presumptive G.O.P. presidential nominee John McCain issued today a list of his favorite humorous remarks on the subject.

Titled “John McCain’s Top Ten Funniest Ways to Kill Iranians,” the list was published on his official campaign website at www.JohnMcCain.com/funnywaystokilliranians.

Speaking in a video on the site, a smiling Sen. McCain says, “My friends, in these trying times in which we live, there’s one thing all Americans can agree on: killing Iranians is hilarious.”

Sen. McCain, who first joked about killing Iranians months ago by singing “bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb Iran” to the tune of the Beach Boys’ hit “Barbara Ann” and who yesterday commented that the U.S. could kill Iranians with cigarettes, was apparently “just warming up,” one aide said today.

“Anyone who has enjoyed Sen. McCain’s side-splitting jokes about killing Iranians will be blown away by this list,” the aide said. “He’s in fine form.”

Sen. McCain’s list of funny ways to kill Iranians ranges from the caustic — “Send Iran lead-based hookah pipes from China” — to the whimsical — “Tell Christie Brinkley that Iran has been cheating on her.”

The list ends with what Sen. McCain dubs the number one funniest way to kill Iranians: “Vote for me.”

Posted July 9, 2008

Source: The Huffington Post

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Mar 18

080220-tech-spacewar-01.jpgThe looming U.S. Navy attempt to shoot down a dying satellite could demonstrate an anti-satellite capability for its missile defense system.

A successful kill would mark the first time the United States uses a tactical missile to destroy a spacecraft – assuming that the ship-based missile defense system can handle the high closing speed of more than 22,000 mph.

“Everything becomes much more stressful at these large closing speeds,” said Geoffrey Forden, MIT physicist and space expert. “But if they do hit it, that’d be very impressive, and that’d be proof that it has ASAT [anti-satellite] capability.” Continue reading »

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