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US official questions China space intentions

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posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 10:16 PM
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US official questions China space intentions




A senior US defense official on Wednesday voiced doubts about China's insistence that its use of space is for peaceful means as Washington appealed for steady military ties with the rising Asian power.

"The Chinese have stated that they oppose the militarization of space. Their actions seem to indicate the contrary intention," said Wallace Greg-son, the assistant secretary of defense in charge of Asia.

"We continue to press the Chinese for explanation," Gregson told a congressional hearing.

China says its rapidly growing military budget is for defensive purposes. Chinese President Hu Jintao pledged with US President Barack Obama at a November summit to promote the peaceful use of space.

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This seems to be the official line from all countries , " oppose the militarization of space " . But for some reason I believe that most space capable nations , in some form or another , have some " military " representation in orbit , if for no other reason then not wanting to be left behind .
To state that any nation is against the militarization of space while they have orbiting spy satellites is in of it self a misrepresentation . For once you have a military asset placed in a position of potentially causing " harm " to another nation that asset then becomes a target .

That aside ......

I feel that the way people will be conditioned into excepting an open policy of weapons in space will be as a means to defend against asteroids . Once that occurs there will be no going back .




posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 10:37 PM
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Do they not know that the U.S. and Russia are the only kids who get to have guns in space? They have to ask us first

All jokes aside, they are getting there, slowly but surely.



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