ROILO GOLEZ, Philippine National Security Adviser (2001-2004). The world and the Philippines as Roilo Golez sees it. With focus on national security, geopolitics, geo-security, economics, science and government.
Monday, October 31, 2016
GOLEZ: THIS IS A WEIRD TABLOID STORY FROM UK. STAR WARS FACE OFF US Navy deploys bizarre floating ‘GOLF BALL’ off North Korea’s coast to shoot down crackpot Kim Jong-un’s nukes
Golez: This is A weird tabloid story from uk. STAR WARS FACE OFF
US Navy deploys bizarre floating ‘GOLF BALL’ off North Korea’s coast to shoot down crackpot Kim Jong-un’s nukes
Strange floating vessel is part of a space based missile defence shield to safeguard the US from Kim Jong-un's nuclear rockets
U.S. Missile Defense Agency radar SBX-1 enters Pearl Harbour
Just what is this Star Wars X-Band Radar?
THE Sea-Based X-Band Radar (SBX) can spot one of Kim’s incoming missiles, track it through space and guide rocket-interceptors to blast it into a billion bits before it gets anywhere near downtown LA. This wacky weapon of nuclear war is actually an oil rig with the world’s most powerful radar equipment encased in golf ball like domes. The 28 storey sea-beast - measuring two football fields in area - propels itself across the Pacific at a speed of 8-9 knots with its own engine. Some 86 US Navy and civilian sailors crew the vessel. Costing $million (£740m), it was born out of President Ronald Reagan’s Star Wars program which aimed to create a space-based US missile defence scheme. But some conspiracy theorists believe the SBX is masquerading as a floating missile defence and is really something much more sinister. It is claimed it is a secret weapons that has the ability to cause devastating earthquakes . Conspiracy theorists claim it inadvertently caused the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan that killed 15,000.
And a South Korean weapons expert has warned the secretive state could build up to 79 nuclear devices capable of turning the US into a radiation-blasted hellhole by the end of 2020.
Jong-un has made it clear he wants to do just that.
Earlier this year the madcap tyrant issued one of his most chilling threats yet, promising “doom” is “drawing near”.
A spokesperson said: "North Korean scientists are in high spirit to detonate H-bombs of hundreds of kilotons and megatons, capable of wiping out the whole territory of the US all at once."
Because it is so secret the Pentagon is understandably tight lipped about its exact position.