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    fyi WikiLeaks: US and China in military standoff over space missiles

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    By Tim Ross, Holly Watt and Christopher Hope9:00PM GMT 02 Feb 2011100

    The two nuclear superpowers both shot down their own satellites using sophisticated missiles in separate show of strength, the files suggest.
    The American Government was so incensed by Chinese actions in space that it privately warned Beijing it would face military action if it did not desist. The Chinese carried out further tests as recently as last year, however, leading to further protests from Hillary Clinton, the US Secretary of State, secret documents show.
    Beijing justified its actions by accusing the Americans of developing an “offensive” laser weapon system that would have the capability of destroying missiles before they left enemy territory....
    The “star wars” arms race was began in January 2007 when China shocked the White House by shooting down one of its weather satellite 530 miles above the Earth.
    The strike, which resulted in thousands of pieces of debris orbiting the earth, raised fears that the Chinese had the power to cause chaos by destroying US military and civilian satellites.
    In February 2008, America launched its own “test” strike to destroy a malfunctioning American satellite, which demonstrated to the Chinese it also had the capability to strike in space.
    I said back then that China was acting childish; that we could shoot down a satellite too. We've been a superpower for over 50 years, and China suddenly gets a little money, and thinks we're going to flinch.
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    Re: WikiLeaks: US and China in military standoff over space missiles

    It's hard to argue with one's banker.

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    Re: WikiLeaks: US and China in military standoff over space missiles

    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Di Salvo View Post
    It's hard to argue with one's banker.
    Really, I'd love to seen them try and sell their **** somewhere else or cash in their bonds. They are stuck, and stupid too. They're trying to do the same to Europe, and inflating the hell out of their own economy.
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    Re: WikiLeaks: US and China in military standoff over space missiles

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Really, I'd love to seen them try and sell their **** somewhere else or cash in their bonds. They are stuck, and stupid too. They're trying to do the same to Europe, and inflating the hell out of their own economy.
    China has its problems, but paralysis is not one of them. China can act. America is at war with itself. We have bigger problems than China. Imo we cannot compete in an arms race against China as long as Americans prefer spending on social welfare entitlements. The character of the American people has changed.

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    Re: WikiLeaks: US and China in military standoff over space missiles

    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Di Salvo View Post
    China has its problems, but paralysis is not one of them. China can act. America is at war with itself. We have bigger problems than China. Imo we cannot compete in an arms race against China as long as Americans prefer spending on social welfare entitlements. The character of the American people has changed.
    We don't have to compete in an arms race with them. We already have enough military to face anyone.
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    Re: WikiLeaks: US and China in military standoff over space missiles

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    We don't have to compete in an arms race with them. We already have enough military to face anyone.
    For the time being. Here's something you may find interesting:

    http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/...t_Briefing.pdf

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