This one happened a couple of weeks ago, but in the context of some other stories, and rising tensions between the US and its satrapies, and the BRICSA bloc, especially Russia (and China), this story may be hugely important.
Now, curiously, the Daily Telegraph is silent about exactly where the satellite was above the surface of the Earth when it had its sudden "heat spike," and that omission, to my mind, raises some red flags. Of course, sudden heat spikes in satellites, especially old ones, might occur if there was some sort of equipment malfunction, and for the moment, that is more or less what we're being carefully guided to believe. But then there was this article that was shared with me by a number of readers here:
Now, note that the date of the explosion of the satellite was March 3, and that the dates of the articles concerning China's x-ray pulse weapon were Feb 14th and Feb 4th respectively. Now, set that aside for the moment, and ponder this article:
(I guess we now know who's really calling the shots at SWIFT).
And finally, this:
Those last two articles were dated Feb 25thm and 26th respectively.
Let us also recall, in this context, Mr. Xi Jinping's recent statements that China backs Russia solidly in its position on the Ukraine crisis. Now add it all up, and an intriguing, and to my mind highly suggestive, sequence of events emerges:
- There is an article on China's new x-ray pulse weapon on Feb 4th;
- This is followed by another, more in depth article in Feb 14th;
- On February 25th, Great Britain warns Russia that it might press to remove Russian access from the SWIFT system of international financial clearing;
- On February 26th, the European Central Bank in Frankfurt-am-Main warns Britain that that removing Russian access to SWIFT could "undermine confidence in the whole system" (raising questions as to why that should even be the case); and then, finally,
- On March 3, 2015, an obsolescent US military weather satellite mysteriously "heats up" and then explodes.
All this brings us to today's high octane speculation:
Obviously, the Chinese x-ray pulse weapon could conceivably, though with great difficulty, be scaled up to the point of perhaps being able to take out an obsolescent US military satellite from the ground (or, again, with some difficulty, from a space-based platform). Exposure to such an x-ray weapon would, of course, generate sudden spikes of heat if that exposure were prolonged over time. Moreover, what China has, we may assume that the Russians also have, in some form or version. The Russians, partcularly during the Soviet era, were well known to have been working on similar types of directed energy weapons, not only for missile defense but for anti-satellite capability. Now as has been repeatedly emphasized on this site, international financial clearing (and reserve currency status) has traditionally been in the hands of those powers with the largest and most powerful navies, that can protect their trade and the mechanisms and routes of financial clearing. Translated into modern terms, that means not only navies in the traditional sense to protect underwater cables, but space assets able to communicate electronically, and that - like it or not - implies space and/or ground based assets to protect them.
And then, an obsolescent American military satellite, of no real value militarily, nor a part of that system of international clearing, suddenly heats up, and explodes.
My conclusion and high octane speculation? Well, as many of you who sent the articles about the Chinese x-ray pulse weapon yourselves suggested, this may have been a message, not only from China, but from Russia (and by extension, the whole BRICSA bloc?) that the space assets needed for international financial clearing are at risk, and that the Anglosphere might want to carefully reconsider excluding Russian access to SWIFT. In any case, whether the satellite was a victim of a weapons test-cum-message-and-demonstration remains to be seen, but the mere existence of that Chinese capability is a reminder that the West does not have a monopoly on exotic weapons. And it's also a reminder that those space-based assets for international financial clearing will have to be protected. And that means, like it or not folks, that weapons - exotic ones, and perhaps even strategically destructive ones - will inevitably make their way into space, if they haven't already.
See you on the flip side...