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Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Vladimir Putin's much-hyped nuclear-powered cruise missile is having trouble staying in the air. The Russian president announced the weapon in March as part of a package of new nuclear arms, but the unnamed missile has crashed four times in four months. The use of a nuclear engine theoretically gives the new missile unlimited range, allowing it to fly thousands of miles to skirt existing U.S. air defenses. So far, however, the missile has flown no further than 22 miles over the course of two minutes. Sources told CNBC the nuclear engine is apparently failing to start, causing the crashes.

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Quick, someone put JTosser on suicide watch!

#1 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-06-04 05:22 PM | Reply | Funny: 4

But, it is really scary for those folks within 22 miles.

#2 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-06-04 06:45 PM | Reply | Funny: 7

Quick, someone put JTosser on suicide watch!

So you posted this thread just so you could say that line???

You know I have ... since I was 10.... wanted to jump into a taxi and yell "Driver! Follow that car!". But you know why I resisted the temptation?

Because it would look stoopid.

DUH

#3 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-06-05 01:50 AM | Reply

If four missiles in four months have crashed within a radius of 22 miles then expect two headed babies in the next few years from that region. Brilliant planning Vladimir.

#4 | Posted by danni at 2018-06-05 10:35 AM | Reply

#4 | Posted by danni

Depends where they launched them and on the reactor/shielding. Bet they are in the Arctic ocean - POSSIBLY in the great empty stretches of Siberia. But I am pretty sure shielding is minimal and they made a bloody mess wherever they landed. Regardless - it's only a matter of time before one ignites.

#5 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2018-06-05 04:48 PM | Reply

You know I have ... since I was 10.... wanted to jump into a taxi and yell "Driver! Follow that car!". But you know why I resisted the temptation? [...]
#3 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-06-05 01:50 AM

I have so many responses for this but most of them would get me suspended. :(

#6 | Posted by censored at 2018-06-05 08:15 PM | Reply

Making Russia radioactive again?

#7 | Posted by dibblda at 2018-06-05 08:20 PM | Reply

3: So, you have an almost irrestible urge to do something you know is stupid. Congratulations.

#8 | Posted by woe_is_W at 2018-06-05 08:24 PM | Reply

#4 two heads are better than one.

Or so I've heard.

#9 | Posted by bruceaz at 2018-06-05 08:27 PM | Reply

You know I have ... since I joined the DR.... wanted to be Goatman and yell "LOL". And I couldn't resist the temptation.

It makes me look stoopid.

DUH

LOL!

~ our lil' DR ----

#10 | Posted by horstngraben at 2018-06-05 11:54 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

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Well... there was this guy, RIGEL, who started this "LOL" business and GOATMAN copied him. Meanwhile, you must have noticed I do not use "LOL"... not all that much anyway.

lil' DR ----

You are obviously confusing me with someone else.

Anyway, back to topic....

This news is most likely fake-news to keep the domestic American audience from pooping it's pants. I grew up with Popular Science and Popular Mechanics ... I luv them... but they often print future-speculation not current fact.

And even of real, the Russians will get it right after more testing. They always do.

And also, they can already level the US with their current tech. So no worries there.

www.youtube.com

And third, Russia has started buying Chinese warships and Chinese missiles, including sharing in Chinese hypersonic missile research.

As the only country with a CONFIRMED hypersonic capability and with at least one CONFIRMED hypersonic missile in it's arsenal, China is the one the US ought to be worried about. Not Russia.

#11 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-06-06 12:56 AM | Reply


Russia has started buying Chinese warships and Chinese missiles, including sharing in Chinese hypersonic missile research.

Nice to read, as that means there is nothing to worry about.

#12 | Posted by Gonoles92 at 2018-06-06 01:33 AM | Reply

Nice to read, as that means there is nothing to worry about.

Don't kid yourself... the DF-21D is no joke.

#13 | Posted by REDIAL at 2018-06-06 01:37 AM | Reply

DF-21D

www.youtube.com

#14 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-06-06 02:04 AM | Reply

#14 | Posted by J_Tremain

Nice cartoon!

#15 | Posted by horstngraben at 2018-06-06 02:42 AM | Reply

Don't kid yourself... the DF-21D is no joke.

Neither is the CM400AKG. It is specially made by China for the Pakistan Airforce's JF-17 aircraft. It is a hypersonic carrier killer that hits at Mach4-Mach5.

2.bp.blogspot.com

www.flightglobal.com

www.youtube.com

As of today, only China and Pakistan and Russia are using hypersonic cruise/ballistic missiles. Others are just pretending.

#16 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-06-06 02:46 AM | Reply

Nice cartoon!

Nicer article!

en.wikipedia.org

#17 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-06-06 03:09 AM | Reply

Russia is negotiating buying this warship from China.

en.wikipedia.org

www.youtube.com

Pakistan has ordered 4 already. To be delivered by 2021.

These are quite capable of firing hypersonic weapons. In fact the Type 54B will have redesigned all-electric propulsion for firing rail-guns.

#18 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-06-06 03:32 AM | Reply

"Russia's Apocalypse Missile Keeps Crashing"

If that's not a perfect metaphor. For a number of things.

#19 | Posted by TheTom at 2018-06-06 03:44 AM | Reply

Weapons manufacturing in our nuclear age has elevated the threat to human life on earth not just because of the destructive power of these weapons but because of the outrageous reckless pollution of the planet with long lived radioactive isotopes. Every piece os steel manufactured since WWI is contaminated. That is just one threat.

#20 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-06-06 06:17 AM | Reply

China is no threat to the U.S. Navy nor to the world balance of power.

The Chinese Navy cant get out of the South China sea, much less challenge the U.S. Navy.

Keep showing off your "onesies" and twosomes, the U.S. isn't worried.

The U.S. has twice the number of advanced warships than all the world navies, COMBINED.

#21 | Posted by boaz at 2018-06-06 07:09 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

China is no threat to the U.S. Navy nor to the world balance of power.

Of course not.

It's them pesky cave dwellers that you can't put down for.... what was it? 18 years?

Yep... 18 years now. Oooooooooo

The Chinese Navy cant get out of the South China sea

The Chinese Navy DOESN'T WANT to get out of the South China Sea, you idiot.

The WANT to be in all of it.

They want YOU out of there.

The U.S. has twice the number of

Yeah yeah yeah.... how's the PTSD coming along? We be worried.

#22 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-06-06 07:21 AM | Reply

It's them pesky cave dwellers that you can't put down for

Oh, we put them down. If it were not for our Muslim loving liberals, Afghanistan would be the 51st state and on it's way to 1st world status.

You Muslims aren't good fighters. I've noticed that.

Usually, when we would get into firefights, the ----- and Afghani's would be running the other way against the Taliban. Pakistani's and Afghani's are a bunch of cowards.

Israel is kicking you Muslims asses all over the middle east and showing you how it's done. Hell, they took on three Muslim countries at one time and beat all three!

And China better tread lightly or it will awaken the Tiger in the west, as a Japanese General once said.

China can make all those islands all they want. It will just mean we will take them when China gets out of pocket.

#23 | Posted by boaz at 2018-06-06 08:10 AM | Reply | Funny: 3

Oh, we put them down

ummmm.... nope!

when we would get into firefights, the ----- and Afghani's

There are no "pakistanis" in Afghanistan.

would be running the other way against the Taliban. Pakistani's and Afghani's are a bunch of cowards.

Sooooo THAT is why you can't defeat them!

Wow! Now we know!

BOAZ couldn't defeat the taliban because they were cowards! (you can't make this up...! hahahahahaha)

Israel is kicking you Muslims

Not that kind of Muslim, Freemason. I have no interest in Isreal-Palestine stuff.

And China better tread lightly or it will awaken the Tiger in the west

Ooooo... how much more poking before "tiger in the west" wakes up?

Maybe TIGER is in coma?

we will take them

Take Afghanistan first, Captain America.

First FINISH whats on your plate before you get up for second helping, you ill mannered fellow.

#24 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-06-06 08:31 AM | Reply

"Take Afghanistan first, Captain America."

Yeah, like Russia did. Oh wait.

#25 | Posted by danni at 2018-06-06 08:42 AM | Reply

"As of today, only China and Pakistan and Russia are using hypersonic cruise/ballistic missiles."

That fly 22 miles! Wow!

#26 | Posted by danni at 2018-06-06 08:45 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Only Russia is having trouble with it's nuke reactor powered missile (IF the news is true) because they want unlimited range.

The other two missiles mentioned in this thread work fine.

Pakistani missile will attack hypersonically at max range of around 300-500 miles.

Chinese.. which is actually a ballistic missile... has the whole Pacific covered.

#27 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-06-06 08:54 AM | Reply

When the Russians get tired of their tech, they can always buy Chinese hypersonic missiles. The Chinese are ahead of everyone including the US, with it's $400 hammers and $1000 screwdriver and $50,000 toilet seat.

American defense industry is a gravy train. It only exists to eat the taxpayer's money. It doesn't deliver. All bark no bite.

#28 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-06-06 08:59 AM | Reply

Wrong missile. The DF-21 will go around 1000 miles.

It's the dreaded carrier killer... except it's never been fired at a moving ship, ever. It's only been fired at a painted piece of desert, and they lack the kill chain components to successfully target it.

#29 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-06-06 09:27 AM | Reply

We bought earlier model DF-21s via the CIA, through Saudi Arabia, and dissected them.

#30 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-06-06 09:29 AM | Reply

We bought earlier model DF-21s via the CIA, through Saudi Arabia, and dissected them.

Link?

#31 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-06-06 09:41 AM | Reply

This is normal with bringing any new weapons system on line. Just look at the F-35.

#32 | Posted by MSgt at 2018-06-06 02:09 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

This is normal with bringing any new weapons system on line. Just look at the F-35.

#32 | POSTED BY MSGT

I don't remember anyone hyping the F-35 before it could fly more than 22 miles.

#33 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-06-06 03:29 PM | Reply


We bought earlier model DF-21s via the CIA, through Saudi Arabia, and dissected them. #30 | POSTED BY SITZKRIEG

Hmmmm

#34 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2018-06-06 09:44 PM | Reply

Cave dwellers? Where are those caves anyway? Oh yeah, in Pakistan. Your nation lives with them as a threat as normal life. The Taliban lives in your country, has Madrassas in your country, threatens your government, threatens violence and commits violent acts in your cities at will. Say what you will, America responded to 9-11 by destroying Afghanistan, it's not really a country any more. Yes, there are violent factions still there but it does not function as a nation any more. Let some Pakistani terrorist attack us and you'll see your cities and infrastructure destroyed completely in a month. And no country on Earth could stop us.

#35 | Posted by danni at 2018-06-07 04:06 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Afghanistan, it's not really a country any more

It never was much of a country. LOL

The Taliban lives in your country, has Madrassas in your country, threatens your government, threatens violence and commits violent acts in your cities at will.

Not any more.

And the FEW incidents they are responsible for... even those will go away in 2 years when Afghanistan will be fenced in.

Let some Pakistani terrorist attack us and you'll see your cities and infrastructure destroyed completely in a month.

FF!

And no country on Earth could stop us.

Cave-dwellers in Afghanistan seem to be stopping you just fine.

Put one more burger on the grill please!

#36 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-06-07 07:56 AM | Reply

Cave dwellers?

BTW, "cave dwellers" and "sand n$*%&$s" was the name given to the Afghans by the US media and Americans on the internet.

Why are you backing away from that?

Where are those caves anyway?

These are in USA.

www.youtube.com

Would you like to see more caves???

#37 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-06-07 08:00 AM | Reply

"The Taliban lives in your country, has Madrassas in your country, threatens your government, threatens violence and commits violent acts in your cities at will."

Actually, I live in my country and your are full of crap. No one threatens me and if they do I would call the authorities and they would be dealt with. America is not ungovernable like Pakistan and Afghanistan where religious crazies have actual power to overturn governments. We do have them but they are few and very much ostracized and powerless. David Koresh found out the hard way how America deals with religious crazies. While right wing America cried about his plight, I celebrated it. He got what he deserved. Just sorry those Bundy -------- weren't blown off their horses when they aimed rifles at American Law Enforcement Officers. I'm a liberal but I do not believe anyone has the right to defy the laws of the land, the concept of the sovereign citizen is ridiculous and an afront to the rule of law.

#38 | Posted by danni at 2018-06-07 08:43 AM | Reply

"BTW, "cave dwellers" and "sand n$*%&$s" was the name given to the Afghans by the US media and Americans on the internet."

By red necks, not by me. But then they hate just about everyone who isn't them.

#39 | Posted by danni at 2018-06-07 08:44 AM | Reply

America is not ungovernable like Pakistan

When was the last school shooting???

Oops!

In some areas, Pakistan has better law and order than the US.

www.youtube.com

This how the families of captured/killed taliban were handled ten or so years ago. They caughed up a ton of information that has allowed Pakistan to get rid of it's taliban problem.

Why aren't the families of school shooters... who give them guns... beaten up like this?

#40 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-06-07 09:43 AM | Reply

By red necks, not by me

So you are not a red neck???

OK, whatever.... but there are enough red necks in USA to get Trump elected. So what they say apparently has weight.

#41 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-06-07 09:45 AM | Reply

Pakistan and Afghanistan where religious crazies have actual power to overturn governments

That is no longer Pakistan's problem.

Next month, they are having an election. As usual, the religious parties are going to fall on their face.

Wait till next month and see for yourself.

#42 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-06-07 09:47 AM | Reply

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