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Originally posted by subz
Another example of how Americans think its perfectly acceptable to break any treaty they wish so long as its for their personal protection.
from the Outer Space Treaty
Recognizing the common interest of all mankind in the progress of the exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes,
from the Outer Space Treaty
Desiring to contribute to broad international co-operation in the scientific as well as the legal aspects of the exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes,
from the Outer Space Treaty
States Parties to the Treaty shall carry on activities in the exploration and use of outer space, including the moon and other celestial bodies, in accordance with international law, including the Charter of the United Nations, in the interest of maintaining international peace and security and promoting international co-operation and understanding.
as posted by subz
Another example of how Americans think its perfectly acceptable to break any treaty they wish so long as its for their personal protection
Originally posted by Dragonspire
Has anybody seen some of those Russian women? Very hot!
Anti-ballistic weaponry works about 35% of the time (on a good day) If the US is going to be attacked by nuclear weapons, it won't be from missles. You can only see that kind of crap on "24".
No, our main concern should be when the terrorists, that want to do us in, finall hijack a ship and blow up some kind of weapon in one of our major harbors! I am MORE concerned with that than worring about Russian, N Korean or even Iranian nukes.
Blasting off from a remote space base in the Gobi Desert atop a Long March 2F rocket, a single Chinese astronaut named Yang Liwei is circling the planet every 90 minutes aboard the Shenzhou 5 spacecraft, according to the official Xinhua News Agency.
"I will not disappoint the motherland. I will complete each movement with total concentration. And I will gain honor for the People's Liberation Army and for the Chinese nation," Chinese news media reported Yang as saying before the shot.
In fact, according to a Pentagon report released in July, China's space program will result in making them a greater military threat.
"While one of the strongest immediate motivations for this program appears to be political prestige, China's efforts almost certainly will contribute to improved military space systems in the 2010-2020 timeframe," the report to Congress said.
The report quoted a Chinese naval captain, Shen Zhongchang, as writing: "The mastery of outer space will be a requisite for military victory, with outer space becoming the new commanding heights for combat."
LONDON (April 14, 1997 3:55 p.m. EDT) -- While the former Soviet Union was publicly denouncing the U.S. "Star Wars" initiative in the 1980s, it was secretly developing its own space-based weapon systems, including a space battle station, according to Jane's Intelligence Review.
But there was a key difference in the Soviet and American approaches: The U.S. program was aimed at defending the country against ballistic missile attacks, while the Soviet program was designed to destroy enemy targets on the ground as well, the magazine said.
Since the Soviet break-up in 1989, Jane's said, the Soviet program "has lost most, if not all, of its funding." The U.S. government is still funding a multibillion-dollar research program for a scaled-down version of the "Star Wars" missile defense system.
The Jane's article, "Red Star Wars," was written by Steven Zaloga, a military analyst for the Teal Group Corp. of Fairfax, Va., a defense and aerospace consultancy. He has written extensively on Russian missile development.
Zaloga said recent Russian revelations provide intriguing details on the Soviet program and show that Moscow's propaganda campaign against "Star Wars" was partly intended to hide "one of the Soviet Union's most secret defense programs."
Originally posted by Aelita
As an aside, I'm fairly certain that the Russian official used an awkward
phrase (typical) which was translated not entirely correctly. He did mean vigorous action but necessarily military force. I could find the quote in Russian, unfortunately, but I'm pretty convinced that was the case.
Originally posted by Muaddib
More of your anti-US rhetoric Subz?.... Perhaps you should notice that there are terrorists attacking China and Russia also, not only the US...and there are quite a few countries that hate China and Russia too, you can add some of the former Soviet states, South Korea, and Japan.
Your poisoned fingers, and tongue, don't ever stop working for a day in your campaign against the US. and you call yourself a pacifist?
From ATS T&C
2.) You will not behave in an abusive and/or hateful manner, and will not harass, threaten, nor attack anyone.
Originally posted by Seekerof
We been through this already, subz.
The US, along with another nation [Israel], did not reaffirm the 1967 Space Treaty in 1999. Since they did not reaffirm it, thus not sign onto it again, there is no breach or breaking of the/a treaty.
From the Outer Space Treaty
Any State Party to the Treaty may give notice of its withdrawal from the Treaty one year after its entry into force by written notification to the Depositary Governments. Such withdrawal shall take effect one year from the date of receipt of this notification.
Russia has voluntarily declared that it will not be the first country to place weapons in space in an effort to encourage the US to move away from space weaponisation.
Originally posted by Kriz_4
I expect they may launch a missle against the weapon and I would support that too. No country owns space and no country should be allowed to weaponise space.
Any sane person knows that the only reprecussions against Russia would be economic or attacks againt their sattelites at most. The US would not go for an all out war with Russia.
As for all this bombing them into the stoneage rubbish, of course that would not happen, we all know Russia are capable of the same in return.
And how exactly do you propose we blow them into the stone ages? Would this be with the same military that is taxed to the limit just trying to maintain order in Iraq? And Russia is just going to sit by idly and let us bomb them? Right....