posted on Jan, 25 2016 @ 07:53 AM
a reply to: BigTrain
The general assumption is that the B-2s and LRS-B prototype were flying at a time of day, and location, where they would be seen by a Russian
satellite. Putin was getting a little brash in the Ukraine around this time so it was a subtle show of force by the US (from half a world away,
no-less). The US would have solid intelligence on the capability of said satellite, providing enough time for it to gather however much, or little,
information they wanted it to find.
It would be interesting to know if they flew the LRS-B under one of the Spirits then let it pop out and dance for a few minutes before she went back
under, or if she was allowed to freestyle throughout the full outing (this would tell us a more about the eye in the sky that was watching her). I
would guess she did something special and unmistakable, if it was an older sat., to erase any questions about capabilities. If it was a loaded-up,
newer sat, they may have just raised her skirt a little and left the rest to their imagination.
According to the Steven Douglas account, he was provided a slight nudge as to which direction to shoot while photographing in Amarillo. So he was
manipulated as a more public, fall-back leak (but I don't think he would mind be called that, I know I wouldn't).