“The more believable explanation for the duck hunt..”

The weather over the archipelago last night was less than conducive to good viewing conditions for the total lunar eclipse, but in the Pacific Ocean there was enough of a gap for the US Navy ship, Lake Erie, to take the opportunity, at 10.26pm, to launch a modified SM-3 missile. And they’re pretty confident they succeeded in shooting down that ‘toxic’ satellite. Time reckons “The more believable explanation for the duck hunt is that it’s been an exercise in politics rather than safety”.. although the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General James Cartwright, told reporters – “We see this as a one-time event”. Oh, and China’s not happy.. The missile strike can be seen immmediately below and the extended US Department of Defence briefing is below the fold.