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US General: Russia And China Building Space Weapons To Target US Satellites by Allwility: 6:37am On Dec 03, 2017
(CNN) A senior US general said Saturday that countries like Russia and China are actively building weapons that can target space-based US military assets like satellites.

"They've been building weapons, testing weapons, building weapons to operate from the earth in space, jamming weapons, laser weapons, and they have not kept it secret," Gen. John Hyten, the head of US Strategic Command, told an audience at the Reagan National Defense Forum in Simi Valley, California.

"They're building those capabilities to challenge the United States of America, to challenge our allies, and to change the balance of power in the world," added Hyten, who oversees all US military operations in space. "We cannot allow that to happen."

Russia and China saw how the US military made successful use of satellites during military operations like the 1991 Gulf War and now seek ways to deny the US the ability to use satellites in future conflicts, Hyten said.

One critical space-based asset are satellites that warn US military planners about the launch of enemy missiles.

"Every missile that comes off the planet is seen first by one of our overhead missile warning capabilities," Hyten said, adding that the satellites are "not easy to defend."

Republican Rep. Mike Rogers of Alabama, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, spoke alongside Hyten about the threats to US satellites.

"Most folks aren't thinking about the fact that our first way of detecting a launch by North Korea, so that we can turn our radars to start tracking it and start aiming our interceptors to be able to get it in time, is a satellite up there waiting for that heat signature," said Rogers, a vocal advocate of creating a separate US military Space Corps.

"We can not let that satellite be dazzled for 10 or 15 minutes, it would be too late," he added.

Hyten advocated for making satellites more defensible, but he acknowledged that there are currently no rules of engagement when it comes to military conflict in space, adding that international norms are needed.

Heather Wilson, the secretary of the Air Force, said the US needs to embrace a new policy and make it clear that if command and control or warning satellites are targeted, the US "would consider that to be a hostile act" and respond.

"It's probably time as a country that we start to talk about this," Wilson said.

Source: http://edition.cnn.com/2017/12/02/politics/russia-china-space-weapons/index.html

Re: US General: Russia And China Building Space Weapons To Target US Satellites by duduade: 7:00am On Dec 03, 2017
When will they target Nigerians own
Re: US General: Russia And China Building Space Weapons To Target US Satellites by Zoharariel(m): 9:47am On Dec 03, 2017
"They're building those capabilities to challenge the United States of America, to challenge our allies, (1.) and to change the balance of power in the world," added Hyten, who oversees all US military operations in space. (2.) "We cannot allow that to happen."

1.) The balance of power changed in 2013 when Russia shocked the whole world by halting the aggression of Amerika to oust Bashar Al-Assad.

Amerika’s plans in Syria have been defeated. Assad has not been overthrown and Amerika is having a tough time accepting reality, worse, Amerika’s allies are losing trust. grin

2.) And what exactly do you think you can do about it? Absolutely Nothing! The silent enemies of Amerika far outnumber her allies by a ratio of 20:4 grin

Make a wrong move - and all of you will die like cockroaches in Amerika, Britain & Israel. grin cheesy grin

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Re: US General: Russia And China Building Space Weapons To Target US Satellites by seunny4lif(m): 11:27am On Dec 03, 2017
The war must be won... rather than played. Military doctrine of USSR, and to some extent modern Russia, simply place more weight on the endgame, rather than tactical flexibility. As a result, most of Soviet and Russian military tech is very efficient, lasting and affordable purpose-centered design, rather than more complex, fragile and expensive customer-centered design embraced by the Western (USA) military.

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Re: US General: Russia And China Building Space Weapons To Target US Satellites by Lucasbalo(m): 12:20pm On Dec 03, 2017
seunny4lif:
The war must be won... rather than played. Military doctrine of USSR, and to some extent modern Russia, simply place more weight on the endgame, rather than tactical flexibility. As a result, most of Soviet and Russian military tech is very efficient, lasting and affordable purpose-centered design, rather than more complex, fragile and expensive customer-centered design embraced by the Western (USA) military.
You guys and your useless hate America rants. That must be bread and butter for y'all. Good for you. Let the hatred of America be your achievement in life while your contemporaries in Nigeria are stepping up the ladder of success.

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Re: US General: Russia And China Building Space Weapons To Target US Satellites by Lucasbalo(m): 12:22pm On Dec 03, 2017
Zoharariel:


1.) The balance of power changed in 2013 when Russia shocked the whole world by halting the aggression of Amerika to oust Bashar Al-Assad.

Amerika’s plans in Syria have been defeated. Assad has not been overthrown and Amerika is having a tough time accepting reality, worse, Amerika’s allies are losing trust. grin

2.) And what exactly do you think you can do about it? Absolutely Nothing! The silent enemies of Amerika far outnumber her allies by a ratio of 20:4 grin

Make a wrong move - and all of you will die like cockroaches in Amerika, Britain & Israel. grin cheesy grin
I hail you , Chairman Emeritus of HAC. More grease to your elbow. Americans are cowering in their bunker from Irumole residing in Ijebu Ode.

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Re: US General: Russia And China Building Space Weapons To Target US Satellites by seunny4lif(m): 12:50pm On Dec 03, 2017
Lucasbalo:
You guys and your useless hate America rants. That must be bread and butter for y'all. Good for you. Let the hatred of America be your achievement in life while your contemporaries in Nigeria are stepping up the ladder of success.
Nack your head for wall and kill yourself

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Re: US General: Russia And China Building Space Weapons To Target US Satellites by Abbeybailey(m): 12:56pm On Dec 03, 2017
seunny4lif:

Nack your head for wall and kill yourself
Re: US General: Russia And China Building Space Weapons To Target US Satellites by Lucasbalo(m): 1:04pm On Dec 03, 2017
Not until hunger take your life away in the slum you live in.
seunny4lif:

Nack your head for wall and kill yourself
Re: US General: Russia And China Building Space Weapons To Target US Satellites by seunny4lif(m): 1:17pm On Dec 03, 2017
Lucasbalo:
Not until hunger take your life away in the slum you live in.
Since you wanted to kill yourself
Go ahead and do it
It's your time

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Re: US General: Russia And China Building Space Weapons To Target US Satellites by Lucasbalo(m): 1:21pm On Dec 03, 2017
You might as well go back to Libya and begin your sojourn there. Hungry America hating skunk.
seunny4lif:

Since you wanted to kill yourself
Go ahead and do it
It's your time
Re: US General: Russia And China Building Space Weapons To Target US Satellites by seunny4lif(m): 1:28pm On Dec 03, 2017
Lucasbalo:
You might as well go back to Libya and begin your sojourn there. Hungry America hating skunk.
Ok

Now go back and continue your dish washing job
Dish washer

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Re: US General: Russia And China Building Space Weapons To Target US Satellites by seunny4lif(m): 1:33pm On Dec 03, 2017
Lucasbalo:
Oloriburuku, you will die of poverty of brain and money. Mr Sahara desert rat. The best in your lineage can't carry my jockstrap.
Lol
Dish washer grin grin grin grin grin grin
Oya go back to your job

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Re: US General: Russia And China Building Space Weapons To Target US Satellites by Lucasbalo(m): 1:36pm On Dec 03, 2017
You are a joke and a loser. Your contemporaries are steppingoup the ladder of success in Nigeria and you and your fellow idiooots are hating America. Meanwhile, your life is getting worse living on a minimum wage. All I need is show you a $100 bill and you guys will be jumping over each other . Waste of space on earth. Your libyan friends are waiting for you.
seunny4lif:

Lol
Dish washer grin grin grin grin grin grin
Oya go back to your job
Re: US General: Russia And China Building Space Weapons To Target US Satellites by seunny4lif(m): 1:40pm On Dec 03, 2017
Lucasbalo:
You are a joke and a loser. Your contemporaries are steppingoup the ladder of success in Nigeria and you and your fellow idiooots are hating America. Meanwhile, your life is getting worse living on a minimum wage. All I need is show you a $100 bill and you guys will be jumping over each other . Waste of space on earth. Your libyan friends are waiting for you.
Woow @ $100, Lol
That's all your paid for a week?
No, use it for your family grin

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Re: US General: Russia And China Building Space Weapons To Target US Satellites by Lucasbalo(m): 1:43pm On Dec 03, 2017
Sahara desert calling you again and you might end up in the Mediterranean sea next time. Worthless America hating mongrel.
seunny4lif:

Woow @ $100, Lol
That's all paid for a week?
No, use it for your family grin
Re: US General: Russia And China Building Space Weapons To Target US Satellites by seunny4lif(m): 1:49pm On Dec 03, 2017
Lucasbalo:
Sahara desert calling you again and you might end up in the Mediterranean sea next time. Worthless America hating mongrel.
I know you don't want to lose your dish washer job
So, go back to work or else I will report you to your boss

Lucasbalo aka The dish washer
grin grin
10 years experience as a dish washer grin grin

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Re: US General: Russia And China Building Space Weapons To Target US Satellites by seunny4lif(m): 1:49pm On Dec 03, 2017
Lucasbalo:
Sahara desert calling you again and you might end up in the Mediterranean sea next time. Worthless America hating mongrel.
I know you don't want to lose your dish washer job
So, go back to work or else I will report you to your boss

Lucasbalo aka The dish washer
grin grin
10 years experienced as a dish washer grin grin

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Re: US General: Russia And China Building Space Weapons To Target US Satellites by Lucasbalo(m): 1:50pm On Dec 03, 2017
Dummy, you have to repeat your post twice. Mediterranean Sea waiting.
seunny4lif:

I know you don't want to lose your dish washer job
So, go back to work or else I will report you to your boss

Lucasbalo aka The dish washer
grin grin
10 years experience as a dish washer grin grin
Re: US General: Russia And China Building Space Weapons To Target US Satellites by seunny4lif(m): 2:01pm On Dec 03, 2017
Lucasbalo:
Dummy, you have to repeat your post twice. Mediterranean Sea waiting.
Dish washer
Happy Sunday

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Re: US General: Russia And China Building Space Weapons To Target US Satellites by Allwility: 8:47am On Dec 04, 2017
Lalasticlala comman separate these people fighting on my thread.
Re: US General: Russia And China Building Space Weapons To Target US Satellites by seunny4lif(m): 10:11am On Dec 04, 2017
grin grin
Fight?
Who dey fight here grin grin
Allwility:
Lalasticlala comman separate these people fighting on my thread.
Re: US General: Russia And China Building Space Weapons To Target US Satellites by Trapping(m): 10:38am On Dec 04, 2017
seunny4lif:

I know you don't want to lose your dish washer job
So, go back to work or else I will report you to your boss

Lucasbalo aka The dish washer
grin grin
10 years experience as a dish washer grin grin


Kai brother you wickedt!!

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Re: US General: Russia And China Building Space Weapons To Target US Satellites by bonechamberlain(m): 8:31pm On Dec 04, 2017
Zoharariel:


1.) The balance of power changed in 2013 when Russia shocked the whole world by halting the aggression of Amerika to oust Bashar Al-Assad.

Amerika’s plans in Syria have been defeated. Assad has not been overthrown and Amerika is having a tough time accepting reality, worse, Amerika’s allies are losing trust. grin

2.) And what exactly do you think you can do about it? Absolutely Nothing! The silent enemies of Amerika far outnumber her allies by a ratio of 20:4 grin

Make a wrong move - and all of you will die like cockroaches in Amerika, Britain & Israel. grin cheesy grin
this man grin well said. just like u stated the failed Syrian war changed the balance of power. as long as Assad remains in power the US had lost 50 percent of its leverage. failed war in Syria, failed war in Iraq failed war in Afghanistan, failed Libyan policy, failed in Ukraine about to fail in north Korea grin . countries are becoming wise, Russia has truly exposed the US, they have outsmarted them everywhere.

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Re: US General: Russia And China Building Space Weapons To Target US Satellites by cstr1000: 10:25pm On Dec 04, 2017
bonechamberlain:
this man grin well said. just like u stated the failed Syrian war changed the balance of power. as long as Assad remains in power the US had lost 50 percent of its leverage. failed war in Syria, failed war in Iraq failed war in Afghanistan, failed Libyan policy, failed in Ukraine about to fail in north Korea grin . countries are becoming wise, Russia has truly exposed the US, they have outsmarted them everywhere.
The last time i checked, the US still has over 700 military bases in different countres in virtually every continent , has support of the richest countries in Europe and the middle-east as allies.

What does the lose of Syria mean to America? Really, let us think about it.
How does it affect them apart from their bruised american Ego.
Re: US General: Russia And China Building Space Weapons To Target US Satellites by bonechamberlain(m): 10:54pm On Dec 04, 2017
cstr1000:

The last time i checked, the US still has over 700 military bases in different countres in virtually every continent , has support of the richest countries in Europe and the middle-east as allies.

What does the lose of Syria mean to America? Really, let us think about it.
How does it affect them apart from their bruised american Ego.
all those support and allies especially in the middle east are based on protection. the middle eastern countries are brutal regimes who only dance to the tune of the US as long as the US protects their eternal stay in power. eg Saudi. but the same saudi under the young ruler has seen the handwriting on the wall(sighting their failed Yemen war and their failed attempt to strangulate Qatar who immediately ran to Iran and turkey for help) and gradually shifting away from the US or becoming cautious. the issue of Syria has shifted the dynamics of power play in international politics. where the world is now gradually accepting bi-polarism or multi-polarism as against uni-polarism where the US was lord and master. now countries can pursue their own independent policy both foreign and national without being scared of what the US might think about it, knowing fully well that there us a Russia or China or Iran etc somewhere that they can run to when the US starts their bully show.

what has those 700 based achieved for the US nothing but to put fear on countries going against their dictate, the fear which is gradually fading out.

it just a matter of time before Europe gets emancipated from the US engineered Russophobia. first was brexit, Germany might be calling for another election soon as Merkel's party has failed to get a majority. worst of all Russia is winning in the "propaganda and diplomatic war".

more countries are beginning to support UN resolutions against Israel, something that wouldn't happen when the influence of the US was at all time high. And worst of all Trump has always supported Putin even against his own country. there is a lot going on.

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Re: US General: Russia And China Building Space Weapons To Target US Satellites by seunny4lif(m): 10:10am On Dec 05, 2017
bonechamberlain:
all those support and allies especially in the middle east are based on protection. the middle eastern countries are brutal regimes who only dance to the tune of the US as long as the US protects their eternal stay in power. eg Saudi. but the same saudi under the young ruler has seen the handwriting on the wall(sighting their failed Yemen war and their failed attempt to strangulate Qatar who immediately ran to Iran and turkey for help) and gradually shifting away from the US or becoming cautious. the issue of Syria has shifted the dynamics of power play in international politics. where the world is now gradually accepting bi-polarism or multi-polarism as against uni-polarism where the US was lord and master. now countries can pursue their own independent policy both foreign and national without being scared of what the US might think about it, knowing fully well that there us a Russia or China or Iran etc somewhere that they can run to when the US starts their bully show.

what has those 700 based achieved for the US nothing but to put fear on countries going against their dictate, the fear which is gradually fading out.

it just a matter of time before Europe gets emancipated from the US engineered Russophobia. first was brexit, Germany might be calling for another election soon as Merkel's party has failed to get a majority. worst of all Russia is winning in the "propaganda and diplomatic war".

more countries are beginning to support UN resolutions against Israel, something that wouldn't happen when the influence of the US was at all time high. And worst of all Trump has always supported Putin even against his own country. there is a lot going on.

Re: US General: Russia And China Building Space Weapons To Target US Satellites by bonechamberlain(m): 3:22pm On Dec 05, 2017
[quote author=seunny4lif post=62995967][/quote] chai, grin u know my best drink. abeg make lala make am 4 crates grin
Re: US General: Russia And China Building Space Weapons To Target US Satellites by seunny4lif(m): 6:55pm On Dec 05, 2017
grin grin
bonechamberlain:
chai, grin u know my best drink. abeg make lala make am 4 crates grin
Re: US General: Russia And China Building Space Weapons To Target US Satellites by Trapping(m): 2:43pm On Dec 06, 2017
bonechamberlain:
all those support and allies especially in the middle east are based on protection. the middle eastern countries are brutal regimes who only dance to the tune of the US as long as the US protects their eternal stay in power. eg Saudi. but the same saudi under the young ruler has seen the handwriting on the wall(sighting their failed Yemen war and their failed attempt to strangulate Qatar who immediately ran to Iran and turkey for help) and gradually shifting away from the US or becoming cautious. the issue of Syria has shifted the dynamics of power play in international politics. where the world is now gradually accepting bi-polarism or multi-polarism as against uni-polarism where the US was lord and master. now countries can pursue their own independent policy both foreign and national without being scared of what the US might think about it, knowing fully well that there us a Russia or China or Iran etc somewhere that they can run to when the US starts their bully show.

what has those 700 based achieved for the US nothing but to put fear on countries going against their dictate, the fear which is gradually fading out.

it just a matter of time before Europe gets emancipated from the US engineered Russophobia. first was brexit, Germany might be calling for another election soon as Merkel's party has failed to get a majority. worst of all Russia is winning in the "propaganda and diplomatic war".

more countries are beginning to support UN resolutions against Israel, something that wouldn't happen when the influence of the US was at all time high. And worst of all Trump has always supported Putin even against his own country. there is a lot going on.


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Re: US General: Russia And China Building Space Weapons To Target US Satellites by romme2u: 6:33pm On Dec 07, 2017
seunny4lif:

I know you don't want to lose your dish washer job
So, go back to work or else I will report you to your boss

Lucasbalo aka The dish washer
grin grin
10 years experience as a dish washer grin grin

shocked shocked

baba you badt gan ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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