Sunday, February 04, 2007

Bush preparing to up the Ante and play a Dead Mans hand with China over our Military "Space Brain"!

That space war China and Russia didn't want is well on its way and will not be good for the U.S. You know without our satellite security Veil our entire military and intelligence system is absolutely worthless. "dead in the water".
Why should Bush care? He doesn't listen to good intelligence anyway. However, knowing China has been endeavoring in secret for 10 to 20 years for the ability to take down our Satellite system, Bush with his blind ignorance and obstinacy is preparing to sacrifice America and our entire military for his failed, mindless, new world "superiority" He does not know what China and Russia's combined ability is in the area of satellite destruction and is willing to risk our future. However, just read on and you will. It is not good!
As worldwide attention focuses on China’s first successful anti-satellite missile test, U.S. officials are questioning why some Chinese spacecraft are in orbits that bring them close to key U.S. satellites, according to military sources.
The big question is the scale and progress of the Chinese anti-satellite program, including whether the Chinese spacecraft are benign or time bombs that can someday be used to threaten the space assets on which the U.S. military and economy depend for everything from reconnaissance and dropping bombs to logistics, communications and navigation.
The Chinese spacecraft don't appear to be conducting any particular mission. Rather, "there is a menu of missions that could be performed that we are not yet clear about," said one source.
From what I understand, China has been attempting to develop anti satellite capabilities for some 20 odd years in response to our growing dominance of space and in a desire to counter our overwhelming military satellite superiority.
That destruction of a Chinese satellite by one of there missiles despite China saying it was innocent was anything but and was a direct warning and shot across our bow.
I hope we are all concerned that this is just a small sign that there is in fact a space war that now includes the U.S. on one side and China and Russia on the other. In light of what is preparing to happen. You should be very concerned. By international convention, a physical attack on a nation’s satellites is considered an act of war.
To date to my knowledge there has been no physical attack but the U.S. is expressing concern as to why China's satellites are simply hovering so close to ours? One air force program has as its public mission a desire to demonstrate the ability to maneuver on orbit and autonomously rendezvous with orbiting satellites. Critics say that such a maneuverable spacecraft could be used to ram enemy spacecraft or attack them with weapons.
A report that I posted last week may have been missed as it was a small part of a larger story I will repost as part of this story, to show we are lagging behind and China has already in possession of this capability. Knowing Bush is soon to attack Iran (In April by most estimates) Russia has pulled its war ships from our coast and it is assumed that China and Russia will come to Iran's aid, Bush really would be smart to pay these warnings heed.
We know that China has been for at least 10 years been developing anti satellite weapons that have to be deployed covertly so that in a crisis with America, China can shoot down some satellites as a deterrent message. You know damn well we have been doing the same thing preparing for that space war neither side wants. You know it just kills me because both sides deny weaponizing space but neither side will talk about it. I do understand that knocking out big pieces of our defense system is said to be difficult but in light of the following report I think it is possible and we better reevaluate what is getting ready to happen.
From what I believe this entire unfolding war scenario boils down to who has the best C4ISR (command, control, communications, computers Intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance). Neutralizing C4ISR is like cutting off the head of a chicken. It can run around in circles for a while, but will soon collapse and die. The same is true in warfare.
Having the mightiest and most modern armed forces in the world, America prides itself with having the most sophisticated and advanced C4ISR. US military spy satellites can gather intelligence data and disseminate it on a real time basis. US surveillance and reconnaissance satellites are so sophisticated that their sensors can detect objects on Earth as small as one-tenth of a meter in size, from several hundred miles up. Satellite sensors can also penetrate clouds and bad weather or see in the night. Some of these spy satellites can also monitor radio or telephone conversations.
Aside from communications, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, satellites are also used for navigation, most especially in guiding ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, aircraft and other smart weapon systems to their targets. Without satellite guidance, such "smart" and precision weapons turn into "dumb" bombs and directionless missiles.
The advances in C4ISR are rapidly revolutionizing warfare. Gathering, processing, disseminating, and acting on intelligence is now made possible on a real-time or near real-time basis on a global or regional level. Because of these developments, a new war principle is emerging in the modern battlefield: "If the enemy sees you; you are dead."
We are supposed to be far superior to China in our C4ISR capabilities, myself I wouldn't bank on it. China can't hope to catch up to us anytime soon so they have been concentrating their efforts on methods of destroying our aircraft carrier battle groups and most of our weapons systems as well as our communication systems.
For more than two decades they have been busy developing anti-satellite weapons. They have been developing maneuverable nano-satellites that can neutralize other satellites. They do their work by maneuvering near a target satellite and neutralizing the target by electronic jamming, electro-magnetic pulse generation, clinging to the target and physically destroying it, bumping the target out of orbit, or simply exploding to bring the target satellite down with it. I would be very concerned with this especially since I am sure they have been getting help from their military partner Russia.
If all else fails China can attempt to blind our satellites with land based laser systems but then so couldn't we. If worse comes to worst, China can always use its weapon of last resort, destroying adversary satellites with a high-altitude nuclear burst but again so couldn't we. At any rate this is a hell of a mess preparing to unfold and if America's C4ISR was compromised as seems possible America would be brought to its knees. All of this will be done in our environment we are supposedly concerned about as it is severely compromised already. What is wrong with man? We are seemingly preparing to commit Hari Kari in the name of national interest?

James Joiner
Gardner Ma

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