NORAD, which is responsible for most, if not all, of the early warning for incoming threats to the US, is going to be virtually closed.
NORAD, which is a joint U.S. and Canadian command, was set up in the 1960s to monitor the skies for threats like missiles, aircraft and space
Adm. Tim Keating, who commands both NORAD and the U.S. Northern Command, said the government’s best intelligence “leads us to believe a missile
attack from China or Russia is very unlikely.”
That, along with the emergence of varied terrorist threats such as suicide bombers, “is what recommends to us that we don’t need to maintain
Cheyenne Mountain in a 24/7 status. We can put it on ‘warm standby,”’ Keating told the newspaper.
I for one am astounded. With all of the new threats we read about every day, from North Korea, to China, to Iran, and their growing missile systems,
most of which have the capacity to hit the US shores, how can this be.
Are we being set up for the ultimate conspiracy? Many here on ATS believe that 9/11 had quite a few "interesting" twists that could point to the US
government knowing about it beforehand. Now just suppose that due to a lack of NORAD's early warning capabilities, that a missile actually does hit
some US soil. There would be a prime reason to attack the "Bad Guys". Perhaps NK.
I have a bad feeling about this. I think this is a much bigger deal than it appears.
Why in the heck in these increasingly volatile times would the US close down their best early defense warning?
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[edit on 28-7-2006 by masqua]
[edit on 28-7-2006 by lombozo]