posted on Jun, 13 2006 @ 09:13 PM
With the upcoming meeting between 65 World Nations at the Geneva Convention the United States continues to lobby and support an agenda that focuses on
earth based Nuclear Fissile material. Being backed by only the UK it is unlikely that the US will get their way on this.
GENEVA - The United States on Tuesday reasserted its right to develop weapons for use in outer space to protect its military and commercial
satellites and ruled out any global negotiations on a new treaty to limit them.
In a speech to the Conference on Disarmament, a senior State Department arms control official insisted that such weapons systems would be purely
Washington sees no need for negotiations to prevent an arms race in space as a 40-year-old international treaty banning weapons of mass destruction in
space remains adequate, he said.
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This is just typical of the DOD and the Pentagon. Spend spend spend spend spend. That’s what the Cold War was about, the military industrial
complexes unfathomable siphon on public resources. Space is the next money maker. New ideas and weapons make lots of money for the bureaucracy.
Is anyone really surprised that the American Government is refusing to sign a treaty with other world nations in regards to NOT weaponizing space,
claiming that the 1967 treaty barring WMD from space is sufficient. However, given the US's withdrawal from the commonly accepted Geneva Convention
laws I would not be surprised to see the US pull out of the 67 treaty citing unknown/unspecified threats against National Security.
Not to mention the DoD's research into "Rods from God"...are they not WMD? Who knows but what I do know is that we DO NOT need weapons in
space....horrible awful no good BAD idea.
[edit on 13-6-2006 by Elsenorpompom]
[edit on 13-6-2006 by UM_Gazz]