posted on Aug, 18 2015 @ 02:51 PM
The rods from god theory doesn't make that much tactical sense to me in the context of a limited secret war.
Such a war would not be affected by piecemeal strategic bombing of industrial infrastructure at a rate the public could ignore, unless it went on for
a decade, and there are much more covert ways to attack one non military target outside of a full scale war.
The beauty of rods from god is that you can mass-driver them into orbit in quantity and bring them down anywhere, faster, less defensible, and less
escalating than a missile strike- it's basically a global artillery battery concept. If you want to strike every building the enemy leadership could
possibly be in at the same time, with no evacuation time and no chance of one of your stealths being intercepted, yeah you'd definitely use that kind
But if you want to blow up one plant, why not just give some WP rounds to a local nutjob, or bribe a security guard to let a spook in the door, or
compromise their computer safety systems from home, or strap match books to fruit bats and release them in the area in daylight, or a million and one
other dirty tricks in our arsenal that cost less money, don't reveal the operational status of illegal space weaponry to the public right before an
election, and don't invite escalation to the use of cutting edge weapons on civilians?
If the answer is to fire a shot across China's bow by showing the new weapon to them, why not target a top secret military target to show them we have
them by the balls and keep them from letting the public find out anything except that they have decided the Americans are right?