Weapons in Outer Space

Discussion in 'Politics & Law' started by viLky, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. viLky

    viLky ykLiv

    Might as well make a topic out of it since I'm seeing more and more reports about the subject.

    Source: The Associated Press: China warns of 'arms race in outer space'

    Source: A Russian reality check on space weapons - Space- msnbc.com
    Source: Russia proposes treaty to ban space weapons - space - 12 February 2008 - New Scientist (this one is old news, but I felt to add it due to the alluding to threats)

    Here was the response:

    ...and:
    Well, that's a relief. At least for now. =P

    I like how China handled this better than Russia did. China's Prime Minister is all relax and handling it appropriately while Russia like to make threats... or at least allude to making them. Heh.

    I'm in agreement with the treaty even if we can't get weapons up in space now due to technological and scientific problems. I think it's worth the sacrifice just to ease tension between Russia and the United States. And, of course, for future cases.

    I also have a slight fear that if we did begin to bring weapons into space that Russia would finally break and attack us. They'll be fearful that we'll hold power over them, and that we'll hover over our space weapons just to flex our power.
     
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