Yesterday I blogged about the new Russian-Chinese Universal Credit Rating Group, and the over-all context in which, I believe, it must be viewed, namely, the announcement of the BRICSA development bank last year, and the eventual need for the BRICSA bloc to create a parallel system of international financial clearing. That, as I've observed on numerous occasions, will require in turn the development of space-based communications assets, and the ability to protect them.

No sooner said than done, as these two articles, shared with us by Mr. M.D., and Mr. K.C., attest:

Russia to boost military capabilities in Crimea, Kaliningrad, Arctic

While some of these moves are predictable - for example, the beefing up of Russian defense capabilities in its isolated Kaliningrad oblast(the northern half of the former German province of East Prussia, Kaliningrad being the city of Koenigsberg). This move is predictable and understandable given the American pivot of its bases into Eastern Europe, for Russia is protecting its energy flows, and hence its trade, to Western Europe from potential American interdiction against them. Similarly, beefing up its defenses in the Crimean peninsula and Arctic make sense from the Russian point of view given the context of the rising tide of tensions with the West over the Ukrainian crisis.

But there's one statement in the article that caught Mr. M.D.'s eye, and mine too, and it's this odd statement:

"A new branch of the Russian military, the Aerospace Defense Force, will be formed in 2015, ahead of schedule, through the merger of Air Force and Space Forces."


This might be viewed, and doubtless will be viewed in some quarters, as Russian bluff. Except for one significant thing: it comes from high echelons within the Russian general staff and Ministry of Defense. Additionally, Russia and China are currently the only nations with fully independent manned spaceflight capability(at least, in the public sense). And within the context of my hypothesized eventual establishment by the BRICSA bloc of a parallel system of international financial clearing, it makes sense, and could be taken as yet another small indicator that this is and will be the eventual goal. In this context, one should also recall last year's announcement by Russia and China that they will pool their global satellite positioning assets. The creation of an "Aerospace Defense Force" clearly implies the intention to protect space-based communications assets, essential to any modern system of international financial clearing, and, in a nation geographically as large as Russia, domestic clearing as well.

But there's more, and this brings us to the article shared by Mr. K.C.:

Is Russian Mystery Object a Space Weapon?

While the article points out the usual Russian secrecy surrounding its space missions, in the above context of the announcement of the creation of a Russian Aerospace Defense Force, which announcement occurred two months after the launch of the curious object, the likelihood of a satellite-killer weapons test becomes more likely:

"The orbital maneuvers of a mysterious object Russia launched earlier this year have raised concerns that the satellite may be a space weapon of some sort.

"The speculation centers on 'Object 2014-28E,' which Russia lofted along with three military communications satellites in May. The object was originally thought to be space junk, but satellite trackers have watched it perform a number of interesting maneuvers over the past few weeks, the Financial Times reported Monday (Nov. 17).

"Last weekend, for example, 2014-28E apparently met up with the remnants of a rocket stage that helped the object reach orbit. [The Most Destructive Space Weapons Concepts]

"As a result, some space analysts wonder if Object 2014-28E could be part of an anti-satellite program — perhaps a revived version of the Cold War-era "Istrebitel Sputnikov" ("satellite killer") project, which Russian officials have said was retired when the Soviet Union collapsed in the early 1990s."

In other words, my high octane speculation of the day is that this is indeed a satellite weapon, given this year's announcement by the Russians that they intend to create a new military service branch, an "Aerospace Defense Force", a key and necessary step to protect any such system of international financial clearing the BRICSA nations may develop, and essential to the current Russian system of domestic clearing.

So what to watch for, if these speculations be true? Watch for announcements of joint Russian-Chinese (or other BRICSA) military cooperation on space asset defense matters, coupled with announcements of joint space missions launching communications satellites for those nations, for the bottom line here, is if one factors in last year's developments - Russian announcements of GMO prohibitions and long-term inter-generational scientific study, the BRICS development bank, the Russian-Chinese satellite asset pooling - with this year's announcements of a Russian-Chinese credit rating agency, and now the announcements of a Russian Aerospace defense force and a possible satellite weapon, then the indicators are clear: Russia and China are not backing down, and 2015 is already shaping up to be an interesting year. And it's yet another indicator that the assumption that there are no weapons already in space is simply naive.

See you on the flip side.


Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. johnycomelately on January 19, 2015 at 12:14 am

    Anti satellite?

    More like anti ‘Rod’s of God’. Those pesky tungsten rods in space sure can do some damage.

    I wonder if that ”meteor’ that fell on Russia was an early test of Russian anti aircraft capabilities.

  2. Freefall on January 18, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    Sometimes .. I feel as if i am sitting in the “Rod Laver Arena” watching a professionally psychotic tennis match .. but instead of there being two players .. there are 50 at one end … and 50 at the other .. Balls are flying everywhere .. RAKETS are tangled, twisted and broken .. no one knows what the hell is actually going on or where things are actually going .. the crowd has gone totally insane and the ONLY thing that makes any sense is that I am sitting in a chair surrounded by a bunch of lunatics .. Alex Collier once said ” You will feel as if you are living in a science fiction movie .. and YOU ARE” .. Nailed it !! .. Glad I’m not alone anymore .. Long live the Warriors of Light .. Cheers

    • DownunderET on January 18, 2015 at 2:42 pm

      John Anthony West said on many occasions that at the age of 13, he had figured out he had been born into a lunatic asylum, funny enough, I think he was right.

  3. DownunderET on January 18, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    Don’t forget, if they are announcing it, they have already don’t it. It’s as if we don’t have enough trouble down here on Earth, they have to take aim in space. And if the Secret Space Programe is operational, and the Russians “know” it’s operational, then another Mexican standoff will happen in places we can’t see. As much as this is space talk, the real story is “money”, that all encompassing thing that was invented by elites to crush the little guy. Maybe our Chaldean cousins have done a deal, who knows, but once that “trade deal” is done and with “whom”, then space becomes one giant cash register, KER CHING!!

  4. nines on January 18, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    Probably explains this morning’s Nike meteor….

  5. Aridzonan_13 on January 18, 2015 at 11:02 am

    It will be interesting indeed if any contigency (distraction) hostilities are fought with conventional Earth based weapons. Or have the Russians made alliances off world too that allow them access to the more exotic NE Navy based systems?? My guess is FedGov.Inc and the NE Navy assets can trump anything the Russians or Chinese have. Hence, their amazing levels of hubris. My best guess is that the big Russian meteor of a few years ago, was sent with love, via NE Navy spaced based assetts.

  6. Gaia Mars-hall on January 18, 2015 at 10:25 am

    What to watch for? Fireworks, big fireworks!

  7. marcos toledo on January 18, 2015 at 9:58 am

    If the CSA is complaining about Russian Space Command when will they explain to us what is the real missions of the XB47 & XB48 unmanned mini-shuttles. That they have sending on nearly two year orbital missions and why this technology has not been turn over to their pseudo-civilian front NASA to be upgraded to man carrying status. As replacement for the cancelled space shuttle NASA needs that technology to ferry personal and supplies to the ISS.

  8. MQ on January 18, 2015 at 8:38 am

    Another one bites the dust:

    Seems like “unauthorized access” to space is still being denied…

    • marcos toledo on January 18, 2015 at 7:18 pm

      Yes MQ if you don’t tow the line TPTB will blow up your equipment. Elon Musk step over it and his Space-X rocket was tapered with message stay in your place or else boom their goes your rocket.

    • DaphneO on January 19, 2015 at 10:45 pm

      I’ve had no trouble with ZeroHedge in Australia and that site opened up fine.

  9. WalkingDead on January 18, 2015 at 7:35 am

    The Wests dependence on its technological superiority may turn out to be its Achilles heel. Without its space based assets and high tech gadgetry of questionable superiority (think F-35 here) the Wests military might isn’t all that its hyped up to be. The Wests reliance on proxy forces and their constant arming of them is another inane move brought about by their arrogance. When the defecation hits the rotary oscillator, which it will eventually, we will have armed our enemies quite well. Even in the schoolyard, bullies are tolerated only so long before a group of those bullied does something about it to put an end to it.

  10. Sophia on January 18, 2015 at 6:25 am

    If the Bond movies were a form of metaphoric disclosure, then “Goldeneye” does rather come to mind.

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