New Air Force Website Shows Satellite Missile Launching Platforms

by Scott Creighton

(screen-shot taken from Air Force website) So the Air Force is now waging war on three-fronts; the Air, Space, and Cyberspace… according to their new website. That main page has some nice CGI stuff that shows a bomber flying over the world, and what looks to be a global “cyber-net” of some kind (“winning hearts and minds” I guess).

But most disturbing of all, they actually have what can only be described as satellite missile platforms floating all across the globe pointing down at countries. Now did I miss something? Are we now in the business of floating weapons of mass destruction in space? Isn’t there like a treaty that prohibits this practice? Well, it looks like Ronnie Ray-gun is getting his magic after all.

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The Strategic Defense Initiative Organization, started up in 1983 or so, died under the Clinton administration. Part of the reason it did was our treaties with the rest of the world.

The Outer Space Treaty of 1967, which requires “States Parties to the Treaty undertake not to place in orbit around the Earth any objects carrying nuclear weapons or any other kinds of weapons of mass destruction, install such weapons on celestial bodies, or station such weapons in outer space in any other manner” and would forbid the US from pre-positioning in Earth orbit any devices powered by nuclear weapons and any devices capable of “mass destruction“. Wiki

Even though in 2005 Bush 43 got into a little hot water when a report came out that said they were looking to weaponize space and most liberals and “progressives” rightly jumped up and down when he pulled us out of the 30-year-old Antiballistic Missile Treaty in 2002, apparently someone thinks now just might be the time to move forward with Donald Rumsfeld’s opinion that the military “ensure that the president will have the option to deploy weapons in space.”  Spacewar

Let me make that clear right off the top, because you asked about the weaponization of space, and the policy that we’re talking about is not looking at weaponizing space,” White House spokesman Scott McClellan told reporters (In 2005). Spacewar

So apparently what Bush can’t even get away with, Obama can? Is that the way it works now? Weaponizing space? Parking WMDs over peoples homes in order to force them to bend to the imperial whims of people like Rahm Emanuel or maybe Sarah Palin in 2012?

The ‘Rods From God’ program aims to launch cylinders of tungsten, titanium or uranium from space to strike targets on the ground at speeds of about 11,500 kilometers per hour (7,200 miles per hour) with the force of a small nuclear weapon. Spacewar

“Change”? That kinda change would make Ronnie proud, now wouldn’t it?

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7 Responses

  1. So the Air Force is now waging war on three-fronts; the Air, Space, and Cyberspace..

    Four fronts. Ever hear of the Air Force’s “Operation Eagle Eye?

    Citizen!!! Now you too can get in on the exciting “War on Terror™” by turning in your neighbors, friends and ex-lovers to the Air Force’s Eagle Eyes program!!

    Got any hot terrorist tips? Send them to this email address: hqafosi.watch@ogn.af.mil

    Citizen, although this won’t be as lucrative as the DEA’s tip line that helped you make some quick cash ratting out someone smoking dope, you can be proud you helped the “War on Terror™” by helping us round suspected subversives and tossing them in one of the many Halliburton constructed detention facilities.

    Keep a sharp eye, of should we say Eagle Eye out for those “evil-doers” in your neighborhood. That is all

    From the Eagle Eyes web page.

    The Eagle Eyes program is an Air Force anti-terrorism initiative that enlists the eyes and ears of Air Force members and citizens in the war on terror. Eagle eyes teaches people about the typical activities terrorists engage in to plan their attacks. Armed with this information, anyone can recognize elements of potential terror planning when they see it. The program provides a network of local, 24-hour phone numbers to call whenever a suspicious activity is observed. You and your family are encouraged to learn the categories of suspicious behavior and stay attuned to your surroundings. If you observe something suspicious, send your input using this “Crimebusters” link, or alert local authorities.

    http://www.osi.andrews.af.mil/eagleeyes/index.asp

  2. Not one to be left out, the US Army is also encouraging alert citizens to rat out suspicious activity. I don’t know whether or not the number is still working, but several years ago, when this story first came out, I called the number and told them in not so sweet language what they could do with their spying on Americans program.
    Left my name, address and phone number, but they never got back in touch with me. That broke my heart!!!

    The documents obtained by NBC also indicate the Pentagon is now conducting surveillance at protests and possibly monitoring Internet traffic. One Pentagon briefing document stamped “secret” concluded: “e have noted increased communication and encouragement between protest groups using the [I]nternet.” The same document indicated the military is tracking who is attending protests in part by keeping records on cars seen at protests.

    The Washington Post is reporting today that the Pentagon has ordered a review of the military intelligence program following the NBC News report.

    The Pentagon’s domestic intelligence gathering has been done through a secretive program called TALON which allows military bases and other defense installations to file reports of suspicious activity into a consolidated database.

    The TALON program is so secret that even the number of reports in the database is classified. Also classified is the size and budget of the agency overseeing the database–the Counterintelligence Field Activity. The agency was created three years ago following the Sept. 11 attacks.

    The Pentagon also now has a toll-free number for citizens to report suspicious activity directly to the military. The number of the hotline is 1-800-CALL-SPY.

    1-800-CALL-SPY–recorded message.

    AMY GOODMAN: The Pentagon also now has a toll-free number for citizens to report suspicious activity directly to the military. The number of the hotline is 1-800-CALL-SPY.

    SPY HOTLINE: You have reached the U.S. Army Call Spy hotline. You may remain anonymous. Please leave a detailed message of the incident you wish to report. Your call is important. If you wish to be contacted, please leave your name and telephone number. If this is an emergency, please contact your local office of the F.B.I. Thank you.

    http://www.democracynow.org/2005/12/15/pentagon_caught_spying_on_u_s

  3. more free advertisement for the empire… bet they love this.

  4. Wait so you we’re equating conventional weapons to WMD’s?
    Or do we just not understand the difference and continue to use it liberaly in our lexicon?

    good grief ><

    • Well, it depends on who you ask. Example; America and Israel think that White Phosphorous weapons are just fine and dandy to use and therefore can be considered “conventional weapons”. Even thought the gas they release is caustic and the W.P. itself is almost impossible to put out (Napalm anyone?), they go right along and state that it does have certain uses that are legitimate. Well, I guess one could argue that, albeit unsuccessfully, but you could. The point is, the rest of the world views them, for the most part, as Weapons of Mass Destruction.

      Now, no one around here will argue, I hope, that a nuclear warhead isn’t a “weapon of mass destruction”. At no time will they be deployed to just take out a limited group of soldiers someplace… they wipe out cities. That’s a weapon of mass destruction. Now, I don’t know what the payload is on those. do you? They could very well be first strike weapons designed to force complicity with China or Russia or Iran or whomever. Therefore, they could, in fact, be weapons of Mass destruction.

      WMDs depend really on how you use them, for the most part, I mean a nuclear ICBM isn’t going to be used for anything else, unless it’s shooting asteroids out of the sky, and in that case, I guess it isn’t a WMD.

      I guess your point is that when someone else has them (or doesn’t as the case may be), and we want to illegally invade their country, then they become WMDs… if we have them, they are not.

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