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Russia urges US to avoid space arms race (NATO running Amok)

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posted on Dec, 26 2005 @ 03:48 PM
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If Russia could put 'Rods from God' up there, or put lasers up there, they would.


Actually, if there is any country other than the US that could put armed platforms in orbit, it would be Russia. They have a long history of combat spacecraft projects including Polyus and IS-A. The Russian space program is still doing quite well, don't forget the US still relies on Russian rockets to keep the ISS manned and supplied. With the EU's recent decision to participate in the Kliper project, Russia is arguably still slightly ahead of the US in space, at least in practical terms. The US may have a bigger budget, but we don't seem to be using it very effectively.




posted on Dec, 26 2005 @ 06:56 PM
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Of course if Russia did "use force" and shot down a US weapon orbiting the earth, the report would be that Russia destroyed an orbiting US baby milk production satellite! Give it up. They are probably allready there anyway, and there is nothing Russia can do to stop it.



posted on Dec, 26 2005 @ 07:10 PM
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Originally posted by American Mad Man

Originally posted by chinabean
they could attack us,because most of the places they can attack from wouldn't have much defenses and they could take over terrirtory quickly,and through force they could probably reach numerous places quickly,their combined resources are almost unlimited,because if all that happened the US would be in a siege..even if they couldn't come into the country and attack us with soldiers..


I don't think you get it. In real life, you don't just click a mouse to invade a nation. Moving an army requires a LOT of work.

The US - with the best logistical system the world has ever known - took MONTHS to buildup 200,000 troops in GWI. That was with the best logistical resources in the world, and several nations not only letting our troops gather there, but nations that actually already had US bases in them.

Russia and China together do not have CLOSE to the logistical system that the US military enjoys. On top of that, how in the world are they going to start moving an army across the Pacific ocean without us knowing? Don't you think the US, with hundreds of spy sats and unkown thousands of secret agents might know that all these troops were headed towards us? Don't you think the US would know if Russian and Chinese armys were building up in Canada or Mexico?


You are correct A.M.M.
The US wrote the book on logistics. Another factor is that of 300 million Americans about 100 million are rural, hunters, and armed to the teeth. The inner cities and their gangs would be enough to turn around an invasion, but the rest of the rural states would chew up any invasion into chaos, unless the invasion involved general extermination of the popluation, but then it would have gone nuclear long before that point so this is not a productive line of thought. Checkmate, on both sides, as usual with nuclear warfare. Also ignores any US Navy to stop/slow down/attrit an invasion, which it would in totality. Just one carrier battle group on each coast could do that.



posted on Dec, 26 2005 @ 11:45 PM
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Originally posted by Sandman11

Originally posted by American Mad Man

Originally posted by chinabean
they could attack us,because most of the places they can attack from wouldn't have much defenses and they could take over terrirtory quickly,and through force they could probably reach numerous places quickly,their combined resources are almost unlimited,because if all that happened the US would be in a siege..even if they couldn't come into the country and attack us with soldiers..


I don't think you get it. In real life, you don't just click a mouse to invade a nation. Moving an army requires a LOT of work.

The US - with the best logistical system the world has ever known - took MONTHS to buildup 200,000 troops in GWI. That was with the best logistical resources in the world, and several nations not only letting our troops gather there, but nations that actually already had US bases in them.

Russia and China together do not have CLOSE to the logistical system that the US military enjoys. On top of that, how in the world are they going to start moving an army across the Pacific ocean without us knowing? Don't you think the US, with hundreds of spy sats and unkown thousands of secret agents might know that all these troops were headed towards us? Don't you think the US would know if Russian and Chinese armys were building up in Canada or Mexico?


You are correct A.M.M.
The US wrote the book on logistics. Another factor is that of 300 million Americans about 100 million are rural, hunters, and armed to the teeth. The inner cities and their gangs would be enough to turn around an invasion, but the rest of the rural states would chew up any invasion into chaos, unless the invasion involved general extermination of the popluation, but then it would have gone nuclear long before that point so this is not a productive line of thought. Checkmate, on both sides, as usual with nuclear warfare. Also ignores any US Navy to stop/slow down/attrit an invasion, which it would in totality. Just one carrier battle group on each coast could do that.



Oh ok i see i see,sorry..i forgot all about that haha,i was thinking of just military like soldiers only attacking soldiers not civ's and stuff



posted on Dec, 27 2005 @ 07:41 AM
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You think 300 million guns (in the US civil possession) would just sit and wait to be confiscated by an invading army? ROFLMAO! GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!



posted on Dec, 28 2005 @ 09:36 AM
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Originally posted by American Mad Man

As for Russia "achieving their goals", what goals are they? Russia has been behinf the US technologically for the last 50+ years. Yet somehow you infer that they are ahead of the US...


If that is true why then can't you put your own astronauts in space and return them home despite your technological and budget superiority?

Russia May Refuse to Return U.S. Astronaut to Earth Free of Charge

And you want to build weapon platforms in space.



posted on Dec, 28 2005 @ 10:49 AM
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my dad said that the average for each home in the united states is like 2 guns per household true?



posted on Dec, 31 2005 @ 03:46 PM
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We don't need to be spending billions for weapons in space.
What a moronic idea. If they build them,
I hope the UFOs take them out.

Funny to see the look on their faces when 3 days after their new 20 billion dollar satellite gets into orbit the aliens grab it with a particle beam and smash it into the moon.



posted on Dec, 31 2005 @ 07:43 PM
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Originally posted by Schaden
We don't need to be spending billions for weapons in space.
What a moronic idea. If they build them,
I hope the UFOs take them out.

Funny to see the look on their faces when 3 days after their new 20 billion dollar satellite gets into orbit the aliens grab it with a particle beam and smash it into the moon.

it would ruin someone's day thats for sure haha



posted on Jan, 1 2006 @ 09:46 PM
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Originally posted by yanchek
If that is true why then can't you put your own astronauts in space and return them home despite your technological and budget superiority?


We can, how ever the SS is grounded currently.



And you want to build weapon platforms in space.


Not only do we want to, but most likely we already have. Besides, since the US is so incompetent, there is no reason to worry - right?



posted on Jan, 1 2006 @ 09:52 PM
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Originally posted by chinabean
my dad said that the average for each home in the united states is like 2 guns per household true?


The most commonly cited number I have seen of privately owned fire arms in the US is somewhere north of 200,000,000.

Put it this way - the household I grew up in had over 15. I am in my mid 20's, and I own 6 currently myself. About half of my male friends around my age own at least 1 fire arm. And I grew up in a north-eastern suberb, where liberals are in control.



posted on Jun, 19 2006 @ 04:06 AM
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Originally posted by djohnsto77
Russia whining because they'd like to get in a new arms race but can't afford it is pathetic. We will put weapons in space if it makes sense for us to do. There's nothing Russia would be able to do about it unless they want a full-on hot war with the United States.

[edit on 5/20/2005 by djohnsto77]


We can do the arms race but Putin is more focesed on the econmey.



posted on Jul, 4 2006 @ 07:47 PM
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Originally posted by Sandman11

You are correct A.M.M.
The US wrote the book on logistics. Another factor is that of 300 million Americans about 100 million are rural, hunters, and armed to the teeth. The inner cities and their gangs would be enough to turn around an invasion, but the rest of the rural states would chew up any invasion into chaos, unless the invasion involved general extermination of the popluation, but then it would have gone nuclear long before that point so this is not a productive line of thought. Checkmate, on both sides, as usual with nuclear warfare. Also ignores any US Navy to stop/slow down/attrit an invasion, which it would in totality. Just one carrier battle group on each coast could do that.



dude, 60 million americans are obese and 7 million are on anti-depressants. not a lean-mean fighting machine !

i'm from nyc. people here are more wimps than anything else. in april, while a pregnant woman was being stabbed in a subway car the other passengers ran to the other side of the car. link

i completely expect the case to be the same in l.a.

[edit on 4-7-2006 by db330]

[edit on 4-7-2006 by db330]



posted on Jul, 5 2006 @ 11:54 PM
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you americans who are so americans that they think nothing can happen to you, look at the Cuban missle crisis, President kennedy had to go through all that trouble and take away the jupitar missles in Italy, and agree to many Soviet demands, so that Nuclear war won't break out. if the US go to space weapons, China, Russia, the EU, and even japan, would band together and put more weapons in space and go into a space arms race with the US, and the US economy would starve due to high space military budgets, and sooner or later the US would lose, and who knows, maybe go back to isolationism. or maybe the russians and the rest would go ahead and shoot the weapon down, it's not that hard, a little laser, a lense, a telescope, 10 people, and small facility, and bang! and don't think the russian economy can't handle it, as you can see all this would only cost a mere 50mil-100mil Dollars to finish and taht's not too hard.

don't be too arrogant, look at many of the nations that got arrogant, Germany in WWII+WWI, or Napoleon, i wouldn't say the USSR though, it didn't get arrogant, it starved it economy, and gorbachev made the mistake of going into political changes before letting the market get used to the new political systems, if gorbachev made the right choices, cooperation between russia and the USA would have led to many new and better things and a mcuh safer and much more peacefull world. even now that could happen, but the arroggant american populace is so dumb as not to look at the outcome of such cooperation. you see president bush I negotiated with the russians and made deals that said that the US and russia would cooperate, and that nobody lost, it was negotiations that agreed that the cold war was benefiting no one! but as soon as Clinton came by he slammed the deal in the wall and started dissing russia, and saying that USA won and the Russians lost, which didn't happen AT ALL!

so please American people open up that little watermelon you call your brain, and think, learn and then come and give me lessons. btw i'm not russian or Eastern bloc individual, i'm from Jordan.



posted on Jul, 7 2006 @ 01:50 AM
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Originally posted by INc2006
you americans who are so americans that they think nothing can happen to you, look at the Cuban missle crisis, President kennedy had to go through all that trouble and take away the jupitar missles in Italy, and agree to many Soviet demands, so that Nuclear war won't break out. if the US go to space weapons, China, Russia, the EU, and even japan, would band together and put more weapons in space and go into a space arms race with the US, and the US economy would starve due to high space military budgets, and sooner or later the US would lose, and who knows, maybe go back to isolationism. or maybe the russians and the rest would go ahead and shoot the weapon down, it's not that hard, a little laser, a lense, a telescope, 10 people, and small facility, and bang! and don't think the russian economy can't handle it, as you can see all this would only cost a mere 50mil-100mil Dollars to finish and taht's not too hard.

don't be too arrogant, look at many of the nations that got arrogant, Germany in WWII+WWI, or Napoleon, i wouldn't say the USSR though, it didn't get arrogant, it starved it economy, and gorbachev made the mistake of going into political changes before letting the market get used to the new political systems, if gorbachev made the right choices, cooperation between russia and the USA would have led to many new and better things and a mcuh safer and much more peacefull world. even now that could happen, but the arroggant american populace is so dumb as not to look at the outcome of such cooperation. you see president bush I negotiated with the russians and made deals that said that the US and russia would cooperate, and that nobody lost, it was negotiations that agreed that the cold war was benefiting no one! but as soon as Clinton came by he slammed the deal in the wall and started dissing russia, and saying that USA won and the Russians lost, which didn't happen AT ALL!

so please American people open up that little watermelon you call your brain, and think, learn and then come and give me lessons. btw i'm not russian or Eastern bloc individual, i'm from Jordan.


First off, no China, Russia, the EU, and Japan, would not combine forces to weaponize space if the US did. That is ludicrous.

The whole world will not combine forces to attack America. Again crazy and dumb. The UK joining with Russia, Japan joining with China, and Israel joining with terrorist states. That would be a site to see.

Second, most Americans would SUPPORT return to isolationism!

Third, since Jordan is such a pro-US country, we should take your views to be free of influence. Right?



posted on Jul, 7 2006 @ 03:09 AM
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Personally i couldn't care less if they put a weapon in space or not as we're on the US's side .... Seems a bit pointless in all honesty though, a waste of alot of money ...... and why do you really need it ? Not going to use it.

What happens if Dr Evil captures your Moon Laser and blow sup the Whitehouse


For $100 Billion mwahaa



posted on Jul, 7 2006 @ 03:39 AM
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Originally posted by djohnsto77
Russia whining because they'd like to get in a new arms race but can't afford it is pathetic. We will put weapons in space if it makes sense for us to do. There's nothing Russia would be able to do about it unless they want a full-on hot war with the United States.

[edit on 5/20/2005 by djohnsto77]



Omg another Idiot... sorry had to say this

Us is 100 times poorer then Russia.

Russian national debt:




He reminded that Russia paid off part of its debt to the Paris Club ($2bn) in 2005. At that time, she also paid in full to the International Monetary Fund. Nevertheless, there are still other debts to be paid, and the government should continue to consider early debt recovery to all creditors. Mr. Pekhtin maintains that early debt recovery does not induce inflation and undoubtedly increases the country’s investment attractiveness. The debts settlement allows both decreasing debts maintenance expenditures and exonerating future generations from the burden.

“After Russia settles accounts with the Paris Club, its foreign debt will decrease to about $50bn,” the MP said.


US Debt:


The Outstanding Public Debt as of 07 Jul 2006 at 08:32:36 AM GMT is:

8 TRILION 8 TRILION 8 TRILION 8TRILION!!!!!!

The estimated population of the United States is 299,054,232
so each citizen's share of this debt is $28,152.91.

The National Debt has continued to increase an average of
$1.74 billion per day since September 30, 2005!
Concerned? Then tell Congress and the White House!


Give me my loan back!!!


Yeah launch another Weapon in to space so youre debt will be 18 trillion...

Russia has 100 times more resorcess then US earns 100 times more money and has waaaay more friends over the whole world..

And youre stl saying you can affor such a thing?

Never had math at school probably...



posted on Jul, 7 2006 @ 04:14 AM
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Originally posted by Vitali

Originally posted by djohnsto77
Russia whining because they'd like to get in a new arms race but can't afford it is pathetic. We will put weapons in space if it makes sense for us to do. There's nothing Russia would be able to do about it unless they want a full-on hot war with the United States.

[edit on 5/20/2005 by djohnsto77]



Omg another Idiot... sorry had to say this

Us is 100 times poorer then Russia.

Russian national debt:




He reminded that Russia paid off part of its debt to the Paris Club ($2bn) in 2005. At that time, she also paid in full to the International Monetary Fund. Nevertheless, there are still other debts to be paid, and the government should continue to consider early debt recovery to all creditors. Mr. Pekhtin maintains that early debt recovery does not induce inflation and undoubtedly increases the country’s investment attractiveness. The debts settlement allows both decreasing debts maintenance expenditures and exonerating future generations from the burden.

“After Russia settles accounts with the Paris Club, its foreign debt will decrease to about $50bn,” the MP said.


US Debt:


The Outstanding Public Debt as of 07 Jul 2006 at 08:32:36 AM GMT is:

8 TRILION 8 TRILION 8 TRILION 8TRILION!!!!!!

The estimated population of the United States is 299,054,232
so each citizen's share of this debt is $28,152.91.

The National Debt has continued to increase an average of
$1.74 billion per day since September 30, 2005!
Concerned? Then tell Congress and the White House!


Give me my loan back!!!


Yeah launch another Weapon in to space so youre debt will be 18 trillion...

Russia has 100 times more resorcess then US earns 100 times more money and has waaaay more friends over the whole world..

And youre stl saying you can affor such a thing?

Never had math at school probably...




I agree with everything you said up to the bolded part.

Russia doesn't have 100 times more resources than the US. The US actually has a lot of resources (including oil), yet does not tap into barely at all. Why, I have no idea. Some say because of environmentalists. But I just don't know.

Second, just because the US has such a huge debt, does not mean we are POOR. I mean, if you went by that, we would be the poorest nation on earth, hehe. If our economy crashed the world's would be soon to follow.

Third, no Russia does not have "WAYYYYYY" more friends around than the US. They have China as a "friend". Well for now...And they have a few others. The US has more friends and is still more politically influential than Russia is. Just because citizens don't like what the US is doing, does not mean the US has no friends.



posted on Jul, 7 2006 @ 05:44 AM
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Well We got the Chinees we got the arabs and the South americans...If you count the ammount of people well we got waay more then US.

Who does US have? Brittan? well not for long anymore.

And about the Debt and poor not poor part....Russia is gonna provide Gas and other resources to Europe now..we gonna be major players on the European market. Meens we got new friends..Wat does US provide to any other country accept trouble...nothing...of major importans. So the ralations are just basicly on a very low falue lvl.

If europe will have to make a choice In 10 years i bet that choice will be Russia.



posted on Jul, 7 2006 @ 06:02 AM
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Originally posted by RetinoidReceptor
Russia doesn't have 100 times more resources than the US. The US actually has a lot of resources (including oil), yet does not tap into barely at all. Why, I have no idea. Some say because of environmentalists. But I just don't know.

Second, just because the US has such a huge debt, does not mean we are POOR. I mean, if you went by that, we would be the poorest nation on earth, hehe. If our economy crashed the world's would be soon to follow.

Third, no Russia does not have "WAYYYYYY" more friends around than the US. They have China as a "friend". Well for now...And they have a few others. The US has more friends and is still more politically influential than Russia is. Just because citizens don't like what the US is doing, does not mean the US has no friends.



Spot on.




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