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    Challenges loom as Obama seeks space weapons ban

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    Presumably this would include the banning of weapons that disable satellites?
    What about spy satellites?
    Are these considered to be weapons?

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    Re: Challenges loom as Obama seeks space weapons ban

    Why the hell is that dumb dick seeking a space weapons ban? Who the hell has got them or about to get them? What is this, a preemptive ban?
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    Re: Challenges loom as Obama seeks space weapons ban

    I would like to see a Space Weapons ban.
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    Re: Challenges loom as Obama seeks space weapons ban

    Quote Originally Posted by jujuman13 View Post
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    Challenges loom as Obama seeks space weapons ban | U.S. | Reuters

    Presumably this would include the banning of weapons that disable satellites?
    What about spy satellites?
    Are these considered to be weapons?
    I'm sure teh communists and terrorists on Mars are excited about this.

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    Re: Challenges loom as Obama seeks space weapons ban

    Quote Originally Posted by jujuman13 View Post
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    Presumably this would include the banning of weapons that disable satellites?
    What about spy satellites?
    Are these considered to be weapons?
    And we should all fight like gentleman by standing in lines and taking turns shooting volleys at one another. That is how wars are fought.

    This ban is senseless. If space weapons become practical and/or useful then China, Russia, the US, or any other major power is going to build them regardless of treaties.

    Treaties go out the window when inevitable war occurs. The winners prosecute the losers for broken promises.
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    Re: Challenges loom as Obama seeks space weapons ban

    Quote Originally Posted by scourge99 View Post
    And we should all fight like gentleman by standing in lines and taking turns shooting volleys at one another. That is how wars are fought.

    This ban is senseless. If space weapons become practical and/or useful then China, Russia, the US, or any other major power is going to build them regardless of treaties.

    Treaties go out the window when inevitable war occurs. The winners prosecute the losers for broken promises.
    I don't know man. This seems to be holding up quite well: South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty (1985) | Nuclear Arms Control Treaties | atomicarchive.com
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    Re: Challenges loom as Obama seeks space weapons ban

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    How is this South Pacific region a strategic location for nuclear weapons?

    I would still argue that if for some reason nuclear weapons would become of vital importance in the area for some reason then a country may choose to remove itself from the treaty while trying to avoid foreign and domestic media condemnation.

    That is, treaties are fairly useless in and of themselves without enforcement, which no strong country will readily submit itself to. A treaty violation merely helps others countries masquerade as having the high moral ground on an issue.
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    Re: Challenges loom as Obama seeks space weapons ban

    "It's politically sensitive, but it's going to happen. Some people don't want to hear this, and it sure isn't in vogue, but — absolutely — we’re going to fight in space. We're going to fight from space and we're going to fight into space. That’s why the US has development programs in directed energy and hit-to-kill mechanisms. We will engage terrestrial targets someday — ships, airplanes, land targets — from space." - Commander-in-Chief of US Strategic Command (1994-1996), Joseph W. Ashy

    Seriously, this would be a stupid ban. Without the potential for military development, nobody is going to spend the money to develop technologies we need to make space travel a reality. It would be like banning the use of jet aircraft for military purposes in the 1940s.
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    Re: Challenges loom as Obama seeks space weapons ban

    I am opposed to this space weapons ban because it also bans our most powerful designs for space crafts (like the Orion)
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    Re: Challenges loom as Obama seeks space weapons ban

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    I would like to see a Space Weapons ban.
    Not me. When aliens come with their space weapons, how will we be able to defend ourselves without them? Atleast I know that Captain will have his lightsaber handy- I'll just stick with him.
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