Friday, July 20, 2007

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Rocket Launcher by Newark Airport - NJ

by Akiva at Mystical Paths

A brief news report says that a "6-foot military rocket launcher capable of shooting down planes" has been found in Jersey City, New Jersey, on the flight path to Newark Liberty International Airport.

Video Report Here

Here's some info not included in the report:

Jersey City is a poor city across the Hudson river from lower Manhattan. It has a significant immigrant population, including a large presence of muslims from Arab countries. A major section of the city contains mosques and businesses catering to that community. Wikipedia says, "Of all cities in the United States, it has one of the largest Arab and Muslim populations and proportion."

You know, just noting that fact.

Update:

This no longer seems to be a news item, because, "The device is single use and had already been fired, and such pre-fired surplus can be purchased through military web sites."

I know that I'm no longer worried that a weapon which "has very powerful warheads that can penetrate through more than a foot of armor" showed up in a downtown neighborhood with a high muslim population and in the flight path for a major airport, because it was only a training model.

Whew, all better now.

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