Thursday, November 13, 2008

Are whales are more important than your security?

The United States Navy off the coast of Southern California has traditionally carried out submarine training exercise. These exercises are necessary to keep our sailors at peak performance in the maintaining their goal of keeping the citizens of the United States of America safe. This training is necessary to detect enemy submarines.

The Navy uses sonar to assist their submarine fleet to communicate and detect objects. It basically sends out sound signals. The wacko environmentalists have accused the Navy of interfering with a whale’s ability to communicate due to the Navy’s use of sonar. These wackos brought the Navy to court to stop the use of sonar. This issue now before the United States Supreme Court.

Basically the U.S. Navy has to defend its position to train to defend the United States. The U.S. Navy’s mission is to defend the U.S. and the U.S. is challenging the U.S. Navy in that mission. Huh? Further proof that liberalism is a mental disorder.

Part of a news article:
“An injunction by U.S. District Judge Florence-Marie Cooper in Los Angeles early this year created a 12-nautical-mile no-sonar zone along the coast and ordered the Navy to shut off all sonar use within 2,200 yards of a marine mammal.
The 9th Circuit sided with the lower court and said the Navy must abide by the injunction. However, while the litigation was under way, the appeals court gave the Navy permission to use sonar closer than the restrictions allow during critical maneuvers.
The case is Winter v. Natural Resources Defense Council, 07-1239.
Richard Kendall, representing the Natural Resources Defense Council, told the justices that the Navy is managing under the restrictions, noting that eight of 14 planned exercises have been completed since the restrictions took effect.”
The Navy is appealing to the Supreme Court.
UPDATE: On November 12th, 2008, The United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Navy> Chief Justice John Roberts wrote, “The Navy’s need to conduct realistic training with active sonar to respond to the threat posed by enemy submarines plainly outweighs the arguments advanced by the environmentalist.”

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