reply to post by tauristercus
Actually, you did:
"So, would it be not inconceivable for Russia to try to divert global attention away from any new technology testing by claiming multiple and
successive failures in something as elementary as the solid fueled propulsion system? Would public amusement and ridicule be worth the price to pay
for the ability to covertly test radical new technology with almost minimal scrutiny ?
I think so .... "
That is a conspiracy theory ^^^^^^^
The Russian military (and for that natter, the world press, including the Norwegian government and press) is conspiring to lie about what they
observed/intentionally going along with Russia's lies.
I read the papers and see numerous occasions, almost daily, of governments disagreeing with our governments.
Take Georgia.. the US press went wild in disagreeing with Russia, publicly.
Why not do that this time?
I guess they must've conspired, secretly, to cover-up Russias new secret technology?
Is that what you think?
Based on what?
Why would you go to such extreme lengths to back up your other assertions, then at the very end add a bit of unsubstantiated rumour-mongering, and
then say, yes, I believe these rumours?
Based on what?
The fact that Russia shouldn't suck so badly at making missiles work?
The fact that you don't currently think it was an accidental failure?
Well, a month ago you thought it wasn't a missile, right?
What will you definitively prove in another month?
You're fact based analysis of the data was good, up to a point, but engaging in speculation undermines the credibility of your actual analysis.
Just my opinion.
But it is my opinion.