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The European delegates reportedly said they would not turn off or jam signals from their satellites, even if they were used in a war with the United States.
Originally posted by kinglizard
I’m absolutely shocked that they would take this stance. I swear as an American I’m feeling more and more alone in this world.
According to European sourcings, the US has stated unequivocally, with no 'if', 'and', or 'but', that it will literally shoot down the European proposed network of global positioning satellites, better known as Galileo (a network of 30 satellites projected to be in operation by 2008), if they allow member nation, China, the ability to use them 'when' and 'if' China and the US went to war.
Originally posted by quango
If the US does shoot them down, I hope they would have to pay for them, after the war.
Originally posted by Nerevar
Even if we are not with the US and the EU is neutral....the satellites would not be allowed to be used under the terms of neutrality.
Originally posted by AceOfBase
I doubt the US would ever shut down it's GPS system if one of it's neighbors was in a war because shutting down the system would also affect the United States.
The same would hold true for Europe.
Originally posted by American Mad Man
That is the difference - the US has this thing called loyalty, so when Canada or the UK or even France or Germany were attacked, not only would our GPS system not be working against them, it would be working for them because we would be helping them.