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Life in the future

Remember when Space Force sounded dumb? Well, Putin may have beaten us to the punch:

U.S. Says Small Russian Satellite A Space Weapon
Maneuvering satellite part of Moscow space warfare buildup

Russia has deployed a suspicious satellite the United States says is part of Moscow’s plans to attack orbiting satellites in a future conflict, a State Department official revealed in Geneva on Tuesday.

Yleem Poblete, assistant secretary of state for arms control, verification, and compliance, made the accusation in a speech declaring Moscow is promoting a draft treaty aimed at banning arms in space while advancing an array of space weaponry.

That’s a little scary.

9 Responses to “Life in the future”

  1. MrSatyre Says:

    To anyone who seriously follows military spending and strategic planning of the nations of the world, the idea of a space force has never sounded dumb. For far too long, the US and its allies have twiddled our collective thumbs and toes, whistling and thinking about anything except what our potential enemies were doing. Does anyone seriously believe our GPS and communications satellites, and our ABM systems are invulnerable? We’ve seen time and time again what the Russians and Chinese are capable of. Wake. Up.

  2. Lyle Says:

    Ah, who doesn’t believe that the U.S. has some type of “killer satellites” already? Remember Reagan’s “Star Wars” program, started in the 1980s?

    Also; a “Space Force” still sounds dumb, if a little scary. Whatever, death and mass destruction have been thing for as long as Man has inhabited this planet. Same as it ever was, and all that. I mean; would you rather be burned at the stake in a ten year campaign or die slowly from the radiation of a nuclear weapon? Personally I wouldn’t much care which.

    And yeah; GPS, communication and surveillance satellites would be high priority targets. You don’t necessarily have to get a vehicle into space to disable them however, that is, if you read Tom Clancy.

    Actually it all sounds dumb. Really dumb. How we all just follow the Ten Commandments instead?

  3. Zendo Deb Says:

    I can’t remember who said “You must hold the high ground, or you will certainly die in the valley”

    I thought it was Sun Tzu, but I can’t find that reference.

  4. ExpatNJ Says:

    “Brilliant Pebbles”. “Rods Of God”. Any of that sound familiar? These weapons-systems (and others) are ALREADY up there. And, a whole lot more The People can’t even conceive of, don’t know about – and won’t – for a very, very, long time.

    These technologies are aimed at the Earth. Their targets are NOT nations themselves. Their targets are people. They are meant to keep the Deplorables in-line. We’re on a Prison Planet, after all.

    It wasn’t until the Peanut-Farmer publicly confirmed existence of ‘spy satellites’ that John Q. Public knew THAT truth. That was 25+yrs after they began flying. And, many are still just now beginning to understand who really killed JFK.

    Oh, it’s my doorbell again. Must be some OTHER 3-letter agency calling to inquire about THIS post. (They can be SO disruptive …).

  5. Michael Quinn Says:

    I think Expat’s tinfoil hat might be on a little tight today. 🙂

  6. Sigivald Says:

    Eh, “arms in space” dates back to at least to Salyut-3, which they put a cannon on.

    (Which, note, the OST doesn’t ban, anyway, just WMDs.)

  7. Beans Says:

    We already have an anti-satellite missile, produced, used once in a successful test. I believe we still have some in inventory.

    This is nothing new. It’s just that now that adults are running things, little issues like Communist China and Socialist Russia having space-born weapon systems can be talked about.

    Japan has been working on a cleaner-satellite to help ‘remove’ bad satellites. No military application at all, nope.

    Again, now that the adults are somewhat in charge…

  8. NotClauswitz Says:

    Don’t we have some kind of “mystery” military space plane flying around up there, a miniaturized thing the shape of the old shuttle, but the size of a pickup with a robotic arm…like a tow-truck?

  9. NotClauswitz Says:

    It was on Drudge: