Originally posted by DJW001
reply to post by WaveformAnalyst
There also is a treaty themed website ( Peace In Space -Ban Space Based Weapons -the Treaty ), created by Dr. Carol Rosin, with the intent on
having a plan of action, that seeks to ban space based weapons.
Space based weapons are already banned. Dr. Rosin is simply garnering attention among the UFO believers.
DJW001: If this comment is referring to the Outer Space Treaty, which was applied on October 10, 1967, then I believe that the assessment that "space
based weapons are banned" may not be an entirely correct evaluation. (By the way, I do thank you for sharing your perspective.)
The Outer Space Treaty deals specifically with banning nuclear weapons or any weapons of mass destruction (WMD) it does not; however, include
conventional weapons. (A small sample of what conventional weapons are includes bombs, rockets, missiles, and cluster munitions.) From my
understanding, the Outer Space Security & Development Treaty of 2012, proposed by Peace In Space, wants space to be an area free from *all* classes of
weapons, so that nothing hostile can happen to Earth & within space. To me, there is a distinction to be made between the bans that already exist &
what Peace In Space wishes to accomplish with their Outer Space Security & Development Treaty of 2012.
The Outer Space Treaty is not responsive to newer technologies that have already been created since 1967, or that will be created, which do not fit
into the limiting nuclear/WMD description. In my opinion, the Outer Space Treaty is not only significantly outdated, but is also severely hindered via
description & scope. For example: the Outer Space Treaty does not properly address objects that are originally created for non-weapon purposes, but
that still have the potentiality of being utilized in a hostile manner. Objects and other technological machinery already deployed in space, without a
doubt, can be utilized for contentious purposes. The Outer Space Security & Development Treaty of 2012 address such an issue whereas, the Outer Space
Treaty does not.
The true reasons why Dr. Carol Rosin advocates for the Outer Space Security & Development Treaty of 2012, can never be truly known by anyone, but her.
However, this does not mean that the issues she has/is bringing forth do not merit a broad examination.
Who knows, perhaps some company will develop technology to effectively deal with/eradicate asteroids and/or other natural objects that threaten Earth.
And even though this gadget could initially be used for a peaceful/positive purpose - that does not mean that this shall always be the case. As our
protections go now, if this gadget does not fall under the category of Nuclear/WMD classification, it could be altered and/or simply utilized for
I'm not saying, you are wrong & I am right, or vice versa. I do not claim to know all of the intricacies of this issue nor do I think I have the
answers. I just do not want, myself nor anyone else, to become too complacent in just how protected we determine ourselves to be - within the
framework of existing laws & treaties. Change & technology develops at a staggering pace; however, in my opinion, the Outer Space Treaty has somehow
managed to linger for far too long without proper adjustments that are relevant to to us today & our ever approaching future.