[indymediapr] Satellite Shoot Down is an Anti-Satellite Test
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Mar Feb 19 10:18:52 PST 2008
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SATELLITE SHOOT DOWN NOTHING MORE
Contact: Bruce Gagnon 207-443-9502
Pentagon shoot down of the wayward U.S. military satellite is nothing more than
an opportunity to test new Star Wars anti-satellite weapons (ASAT) technology
says the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space.
administration is magnifying the risk to justify the testing of new dangerous
and provocative offensive space warfare technologies,” says Bruce Gagnon,
Coordinator of the Global Network, which is based in Maine.
time when we need to be constraining space debris-creating ASAT testing, this
test will throw open the door to a new arms race in space.”
Strategic Command’s (StratCom) high-tech Global Operations Center, buried
beneath Offutt AFB in Omaha, Nebraska, will play the lead role in coordinating
the ASAT test. StratCom now heads
all military space operations since merging with the U.S. Space Command in
"The decision to destroy the
American satellite does not look harmless as they try to claim, especially at a
time when the U.S. has been evading negotiations on the limitation of an arms
race in outer space," a Russian Defense Ministry statement has concluded.
For many years
Russia and China have gone to the United Nations General Assembly with a
resolution calling for a treaty to ban all weapons in space. The U.S. and Israel have annually voted
against the treaty while every other nation in the world supports such a new
legal ban on space weapons. The
U.S. aerospace industry says that Star Wars will be the largest industrial
project in the history of the planet Earth.
board member Stacey Fritz, Coordinator of No Nukes North in Alaska where
so-called missile defense interceptors have been deployed says, “A culmination
of events this month reveals the true direction of space weapons
technology. China and Russia have formally proposed a new ban on space
weapons on the heels of polls showing widespread public support for such a
treaty in both the U.S. and Russia. Not only does the U.S. refuse to consider
the ban, but also after denying for years that these systems have offensive
capabilities, the rogue Bush administration proposes to demonstrate missile
defense's anti-satellite technology.
The doors of the Trojan horse are spilling open and the new arms race is
Navy Aegis destroyers, outfitted with missile interceptors, will fire at the
satellite as it falls back to Earth from positions just off Hawaii. These same Aegis ships are now being home
ported by the Navy throughout the Asian-Pacific region giving the U.S. the
ability to encircle China’s coast.
These Aegis ships could give the U.S. the ability to intercept China’s
twenty nuclear missiles that today are capable of reaching the west coast of the
continental U.S. The Pentagon has
been war-gaming a U.S. first-strike attack on China, set in 2016, for the
past several years. In that
attack the Aegis ships would negate China’s nuclear retaliatory force by
intercepting their missiles in the boost phase.
Network is made up of more than 140-affiliated peace groups around the world
working to halt the nuclearization and weaponization of space.
more information see www.space4peace.org
Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space
Brunswick, ME 04011
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