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Pentagon Mistakenly Sends Missile Parts To Taiwan!!

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posted on Mar, 25 2008 @ 10:06 AM
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Pentagon Mistakenly Sends Missile Parts To Taiwan!!


www.foxnews.com

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has announced that it mistakenly shipped non-nuclear ballistic missile components to Taiwan from a U.S. Air Force base in Wyoming.

It said the items have been returned to the United States. At a news conference, Air Force Secretary Michael Wynne said Tuesday that the misshipped items were four nose cone assemblies for ballistic missiles. He also said it was sent instead of helicopter batteries that had been ordered by Taiwan, he said.

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posted on Mar, 25 2008 @ 10:06 AM
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In another faux pas the Pentagon has mistakenly sent missile parts to Taiwan instead of Helicopter batteries!! Al Qaeda is probably next in line, waiting with bated breath what Santa will 'mistakenly' send them. Nukes probably!

My confidence in the US of A has sure taken a beating! I mean, c’mon, how can the world’s only super power screw things up so badly? First the infamous Barksdale Missile episode and now this!


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posted on Mar, 25 2008 @ 10:18 AM
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Perhaps it was just a cover story to actually send missles to Taiwan because of the growing China threat. They had to make up some story because we all know the Chinese are watching, especially in the Taiwan area.



posted on Mar, 25 2008 @ 10:23 AM
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If it was the Pentagon's intention to sell these weapons to Taiwan, why announce it to the world? Have we lost the art of secrecy?



posted on Mar, 25 2008 @ 10:46 AM
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Originally posted by deltaboy
If it was the Pentagon's intention to sell these weapons to Taiwan, why announce it to the world? Have we lost the art of secrecy?


I dunno Delta, seems to me that these days, if you want to carry out any blackop at all, why not do it with seeming transparency?

"Dont accuse me of something I told you I screwed up on!!"

Know what I mean?

Now, if those parts make it back to where they belong ALL accounted for, then no harm done, but will they? Who can ever really know?


AB1

[edit on 25-3-2008 by alphabetaone]



posted on Mar, 25 2008 @ 10:53 AM
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Originally posted by deltaboy
If it was the Pentagon's intention to sell these weapons to Taiwan, why announce it to the world? Have we lost the art of secrecy?


I was wondering the same thing. The only thing I can think of to support the idea would be that it was a cover story that would only be used if China figured out what they sent. Perhaps we were trying to sneak in some missile parts but China found out so they had to come up with this...weak cover.



posted on Mar, 25 2008 @ 11:16 AM
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I just read this on CNN and the first thing that I thought was that what if Taiwan removed the nuclear warheads and then announced this? It would the perfect "mistake".



posted on Mar, 25 2008 @ 11:18 AM
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Taiwan just elected a new president who wants reunification with china. I guess Pentagon realized that they can not cover the story anymore.

Taiwan successfully tested a new ballistic missile last year, I wonder whether some of its parts were made in USA.



posted on Mar, 25 2008 @ 01:28 PM
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Maybe the parts was some very top secret parts of missiles, and after new president there is possibility that those goes to hands of Chinese?

I think that Taiwan election result was not in US interests. They need some army-active place to bluff us all, to get advantage in coming Middle-East Iran attack.



posted on Mar, 25 2008 @ 03:37 PM
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Ok, isn't Taiwan having trouble with China?

If so then could we have sent them this to help them out? However, we probably didn't expect them to tell the world about it. I think we were told to stay out of it. So I think something just went majorly wrong here on this one.



posted on Mar, 25 2008 @ 04:00 PM
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Originally posted by deltaboy
If it was the Pentagon's intention to sell these weapons to Taiwan, why announce it to the world? Have we lost the art of secrecy?


How else do you intimidate a superpower?

To quote a line from Dr. Strangelove:

"What's the point of having a secret doomsday weapon if you don't tell anyone that you have one?"



posted on Mar, 26 2008 @ 01:49 AM
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Okay, how many times does this make that the United States has sent something it wasn't supposed to somewhere? First it was the bomb(s) or something that went across the U.S. (Can't remember exactly what it was, but I know it was wide spread news.) and so many more. Just how many times are we going to "Slip up" sending things.


Obviously someone who is commanding this is getting kind of jumpy.



posted on Mar, 26 2008 @ 02:16 AM
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I already posted this:

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Mar, 26 2008 @ 02:22 AM
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Originally posted by 4thDoctorWhoFan
Perhaps it was just a cover story to actually send missles to Taiwan because of the growing China threat. They had to make up some story because we all know the Chinese are watching, especially in the Taiwan area.


I think you are close. I think it came to the US intelligence's attention that Chinese intelligence found out the US shipped these missile parts. Then they decided to publically annouce it to be a mistake so the Chinese cannot put backdoor pressure upon the US.



posted on Mar, 26 2008 @ 04:34 AM
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posted on Mar, 26 2008 @ 04:34 AM
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NBC said overnight that this shipment was sent awhile back, in the mantime, the Taiwanese called and said, "hey, we got the wrong parts"
they held onto this missile for awhile (not sure how long) and it just came back. Apparently, nobody at the Pentagon bothered to ask WHAT THEY GOT INSTEAD. Another mistake?
Anyway, now they will examine these parts to see if they have been taken apart and futzed with.

A set up? I dont know anymore.

Heard it on the news overnight. No link.



posted on Mar, 26 2008 @ 04:34 AM
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posted on Mar, 26 2008 @ 04:34 AM
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[edit on 26-3-2008 by dgtempe]



posted on Mar, 26 2008 @ 04:34 AM
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[edit on 26-3-2008 by dgtempe] Very sorry about the malfunction.
Can a mod please erase these hiccups?
Thank you.


[edit on 26-3-2008 by dgtempe]



posted on Mar, 26 2008 @ 05:04 AM
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Originally posted by dgtempe
Anyway, now they will examine these parts to see if they have been taken apart and futzed with.

A set up? I dont know anymore.


I don't think this slip can happen by accident, I just don't think it is plausible. My inclination is that the fuses were sent on purpose, with the knowledge that Chinese intelligence would get there hands on them - which lets be honest, is a dead cert in Taiwan.

So, I think that the Chinese may now be reverse engineering a new advanced and NON-FUNCTIONAL fuse sent to occupy their best minds for a few months. Job well done.

Been done before, will be done again...



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