posted on Apr, 25 2012 @ 01:33 PM
Some time ago I had the notion that it would be relatively easy to weaponize an asteroid. And it would be a useful thing to do, if you were a state
that wished to literally destroy an enemy state and yet appear to be completely innocent. You could choose the size of the asteroid, so that its
impact obliterated the land mass you directed it at, but not so big as that it would destroy anywhere else and there would be no nuclear fallout, just
The other pros to this idea are that, there would be no evidence it was anything other than an act of God.
The reason I am putting this idea in to the public domain is because of a news story I heard today. Apparently some huge companies like Google are
heading up a new company designed to mine asteroids. I automatically remembered my idea and considered this future mining operation may well be a
cover, so that one or more asteroids can be weaponized.
We have heard many times that asteroids only need a slight "nudge" to alter their trajectory, so it is not as though lots of new technology would be
needed to nudge one in the right direction. The thing is if the US start sending craft to "mine" asteroids, nobody will think anything other than a
mining operation is taking place, where as under ordinary circumstances all space missions are scrutinized by foreign intelligences as to their
So it would be a great front to call it a mining operation. We all know if any country send a weapon into space, other superpowers would veto the
move or counter it, such as happened with the star wars program.
Now I am not saying this proposed mining operation is a cover for such activity but it would make a really good cover story, to utilize asteroid
impact as a untraceable weapon, with no nuclear fallout,
Has this theory ever been proposed before?
edit on 25-4-2012 by splitlevel because: (no reason given)