Saturday, January 13, 2018

False Missile Alarm Scares Hawaii

An emergency alert notification sent out on Saturday claiming a "ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii" was a false alarm, according to the Hawaii Office of Emergency Management and a tweet from one of the state's Democratic congresswomen. "BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL," the emergency alert read. ... Commander David Benham, a spokesman for US Pacific Command confirmed in a statement that there is no threat: "USPACOM has detected no ballistic missile threat to Hawaii," the statement read. "Earlier message was sent in error. State of Hawaii will send out a correction message as soon as possible."

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Good thing we have a Dotard with an itchy trigger finger incharge.
I'm surprised Orange Adolf didn't launch.

#1 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2018-01-13 02:28 PM

Clinton Gave them the capability. Bush and Obama let them develop it to the point where they can do some damage. And this is somehow Trumps fault for finally acknowledging that something has to be done? Trump may have his shortcomings. But at least he trying to do something.

#2 | Posted by bogey1355 at 2018-01-13 02:40 PM

But at least he trying to do something.

Yeah, anti-missile rhetoric is highly effective.

#3 | Posted by REDIAL at 2018-01-13 02:46 PM

But at least he trying to do something.

Don't praise the president for trying to do "something." Doing "something" often makes things worse, not better. That's particularly likely with a president of spectacular incompetence who taunts another nuclear power about having a bigger button.

#4 | Posted by rcade at 2018-01-13 02:50 PM

And this is why we need a President who's got all his marbles ASAP.

#5 | Posted by Tor at 2018-01-13 02:56 PM

Bogey defeding the Nazi with his Fox News revisionist history. Your guy Dubya is the reason LIL' Kim has what he has, nice try Rube!

#6 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2018-01-13 03:03 PM

Do something? Trump? DonTrump? The incontinent hog in the room?

Please pull the other one. It has a bell on it.

#7 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2018-01-13 03:13 PM

I just want to point out the obvious. We just had a State of The Union screw up an EAS alert about ballistic missiles. Not a flash flood warning. Not a tsunami alert. Ballistic missiles.

MAGA

#8 | Posted by chuffy at 2018-01-13 03:27 PM

Russia has a bunch of nuclear weapons pointed at us and a sociopathic, criminal, evil, imperialist leader, why aren't we compelled to be "doing something" there?

The fact that North Korea or Iran have nuclear weapons does not necessitate us doing anything hostile about it unless we choose to be obstinate and the aggressor. Neither country has the wherewithal to engage us in a full nuclear exchange and any proxy terrorist attack that can remotely be traced back to their nuclear materials will be met just as if they launched from their capitals. The only difference between our nuclear dynamic with Russia vs these "rogue" nations is that these relationships are almost totally asymmetrical in our favor. Their pursuit of nuclear weapons is for deterrenc, the same as ours.

Even if they have aggressive intent, which makes absolutely zero strategic sense, we can not quarantine physics. Nations with education and technology are going to build nuclear energy and weapons under their sovereign authority to discover and build what they please. Our best option is to be a benevolent neighbor rather than an overbearing hegemom and maintain detente minimizing our interference in their affairs. Kind of the point of them wanting nuclear weapons is so that they have the ability to keep us our military off of their soil just as Russia has done seemingly successfully. They are following the established model for keeping us at bay.

We should probably follow the established model for not provoking a suicidal exchange of hostilities.

#9 | Posted by leadbelly at 2018-01-13 03:34 PM

Donald's going to ignore this. Won't fit into his schedule.

#10 | Posted by Zed at 2018-01-13 03:38 PM

Wee, more fun and games. Somebody ought to lose a job.

#11 | Posted by cbob at 2018-01-13 03:47 PM

Retweeted Col. Morris Davis (@ColMorrisDavis):

For 38 minutes American citizens in Hawaii braced for a ballistic missile strike ... and @realDonaldTrump continued his round of golf in Florida on his 120th taxpayer funded vacation day in less than a year.

#12 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2018-01-13 04:06 PM

Retweeted Col. Morris Davis (@ColMorrisDavis):
For 38 minutes American citizens in Hawaii braced for a ballistic missile strike ... and @realDonaldTrump continued his round of golf in Florida on his 120th taxpayer funded vacation day in less than a year.

To be fair, it wasn't a 3AM phone call, and he was killing it on the back nine.

#13 | Posted by chuffy at 2018-01-13 04:14 PM

I wonder if the sewer systems overloaded during that 38 minutes.

#14 | Posted by madscientist at 2018-01-13 04:25 PM

----, Bush only needed 7 minutes to react to an attack! 38 minutes has to be some sort of record.

#15 | Posted by truthhurts at 2018-01-13 04:34 PM

What kind of s-hole country scares their own people like that?

#16 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2018-01-13 04:35 PM

#15

Donald's plan is to blame Obama for the loss of Honolulu.

#17 | Posted by Zed at 2018-01-13 04:47 PM

But at least he trying to do something.

Yeah, anti-missile rhetoric is highly effective.

#3 | Posted by REDIAL

No, Trump's policy is to pressure China into reining in their client state, before they see it destroyed by the U.S. air force and navy. Their choice.

#18 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-01-13 05:17 PM

Their choice.

I'm sure they will decide right after the laughing fit passes.

#19 | Posted by REDIAL at 2018-01-13 05:22 PM

I hope Trump says the reason he kept playing golf is because he can tell when something is Fake News because he's a genius.

#20 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-01-13 05:25 PM

Well we can see the Coward in Chief is all over this

Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump

So much Fake News is being reported. They don't even try to get it right, or correct it when they are wrong. They promote the Fake Book of a mentally deranged author, who knowingly writes false information. The Mainstream Media is crazed that WE won the election!
5:08 PM - Jan 13, 2018

#21 | Posted by truthhurts at 2018-01-13 06:27 PM

--I'm sure they will decide right after the laughing fit passes.

They won't be laughing in Pyongyang and Beijing when hundreds of bunker busters rain down on Comrade Kim's nuclear facilities.

#22 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-01-13 06:36 PM

'Murrica... Eff yeah!

#23 | Posted by REDIAL at 2018-01-13 06:42 PM

--'Murrica... Eff yeah!

Stick to singing O'Canada.

#24 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-01-13 07:16 PM

Can't... they keep changing the words.

#25 | Posted by REDIAL at 2018-01-13 07:25 PM

#22

Warmongerfidian.

Gaia wept.

#26 | Posted by Corky at 2018-01-13 07:58 PM

REST EASY, AMERICA. Trump was defending the nation from his golf course, as usual.

#27 | Posted by e1g1 at 2018-01-13 09:33 PM

I bet this is a "false flag" operation designed to raise American's concerns over a missile attack from NK

#28 | Posted by truthhurts at 2018-01-13 09:52 PM

WOW I can't believe the gullibility of some people.

#29 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-01-13 11:58 PM

Not sure I would say this is gullibility when it came from the EBS direct.

#30 | Posted by Crassus at 2018-01-14 12:02 AM

The people of Hawaii just got a taste of what Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, etc face daily.

#31 | Posted by 726 at 2018-01-15 01:57 PM

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