Family Security Mattersby Chet Nagle
Media ignore the disasters, praying they will go away, but two effects of White House foreign policy are already on display this week. Traffic jams caused by Washingtonâ€™s ballyhooed â€œNuclear Summitâ€ are missing two motorcades. It seems that Britainâ€™s Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have something better to do than meet with the Obama administration. Oh dear.
Why are such important leaders uninterested? Mr. Brownâ€™s parliament officially noted the Obama administration has killed the â€œspecial relationshipâ€ (and Brown didnâ€™t need any more DVDs); Mr. Netanyahu didnâ€™t want to be sent home without dinner again. Kim Jong-il, North Koreaâ€™s Dear Leader, and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran were simply too busy making nuclear weapons to take time out for any â€œNuclear Summit.â€
But the White House soldiers on anyway, heedless of these unfortunate setbacks. After all, there is that wonderful Nuclear Policy Review in which the Obama administration promises they will not nuke any nation that attacks the United States with biological or chemical weapons, as long as the attacker has signed the Non-Proliferation Treaty. What a relief for Iran, Syria, and Islamic terrorists everywhere! And then there is the new START treaty with Russia that the White House plans to use to eviscerate our nuclear arsenal. Fortunately, an event took place that should help the Senate decide whether or not to ratify START; a Russian company just announced they are ready to sell a deadly new cruise missile system on the global market â€“ the Club-K Container Missile System.
What is it? Simple. It is four cruise missiles and a launch system packaged in a standard 40-foot shipping container. These are the containers you see on ships in every major harbor, on railroad flatcars, and rolling down our highways on flatbed trucks. The graphic below shows a small commercial ship, like hundreds of such vessels near American shores right now. This one has a Club-K container on board. You can see that the top of the container has folded open, and the four missiles are erected in their launch tubes. If that image does not make your skin crawl, then go to the Russian company website and watch a video that shows the system in action.