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TRUMP: WE MAY HAVE A SPACE FORCE… ER… NEED TO DEVELOP ONE

So many people found this story and passed it along to me that I knew something was going on. But there's a story even here, if you'll permit me to talk about it a bit before we move along to the high octane speculations of the day.

As I said, so many people saw this story and passed it along, that I initially, when I saw the headlines, was inclined to dismiss it, even though there were so many people passing along various versions of it. But I had covered this story in previous blogs, particularly when the Pentagram announced that it needed a space force, and had actually created a command structure. And every now and then we hear further developments of that story. Thus, and quite frankly, when I saw my email inbox being filled with versions of this story, I didn't think much of it. But then  someone else sent along the same story, and when that happened, I took notice. That someone was this website's developer/tech/Dialogues host. Now, I knew that something in the story had caught his eye enough to make him send the story and draw my attention to it, so I went back and had another look.

Here's the story:

Trump’s ‘Space Force’ sounds a lot like the Space Corps his administration didn’t want

Now, in all honesty, I don't know what caught our developer's eye. He didn't tell me. But I can tell you what caught mine. It was this:

But that didn’t stop President Trump for advocating for a “Space Force” today. “My new national strategy for space recognizes that space is a war-fighting domain, just like the land, air, and sea,” Trump said at the rally. “We may even have a ‘Space Force’ — develop another one. Space Force. We have the Air Force; we’ll have the Space Force.”

OK. We probably all get the idea that space is a "war fighting domain."  Any full scale war between the US and any major power opponents will likely begin with space operations, with strikes against the opposing side's satellites and space-based systems. Mr. Trump's on-again off-again attitude to "space forces" is no surprise; the topic itself has flip-flopped more than a fish out of water through several administrations, but the matter always seems to come down to "we need it," to the simple military reality that space is the new ocean, and with commercial ventures in space being planned, sooner or later, for reasons we can all understand, that will mean the militarization and weaponization of space.

But that's not what caught my eye either. What caught my eye was the peculiar nature of Mr. Trump's remarks: “We may even have a ‘Space Force’ — develop another one. Space Force. We have the Air Force; we’ll have the Space Force.”  Now, I'm the first to admit, when it comes to remarks of Presidents, who tend to speak off the cuff as does Mr. Trump, that it's always a hazardous affair to over-parse remarks. I know full well, having spoken in public for many years, how one can intend to say one thing and say quite another, or have a slip of the tongue, or even not remember a particular fact correctly, or, remembering it correctly and having it clear in one's mind, one nevertheless says something else. Ask anyone in radio or television or who does a lot of public speaking if these sorts of things are familiar to them, and they will say yes.

With that caveat in mind, on to my "over-parsing" and high octane speculation of the day. The way the president paints the story, he was sitting in the Oval Office one day, and had a flash of inspiration about space forces, and here we are. Well, maybe so, but I doubt it. I'm not buying it, Mr. President. As I noted above, space as a war fighting domain is just the reality of modern warfare; everyone knows it from Bangkok to Beijing and Bangor. And Mr. Trump, like any other president, would have received a briefing on the extent of US space forces at some point, even if only of a cursory nature. Russia, after all, has already made the move to place all its air forces under a wider command structure that includes space.

It's the remarks themselves, those three sentences, that leapt out at me: "We may even have a 'Space Force' - develop another one. Space Force, We have the Air Force; we'll have the Space Force." There are "parsing possibilities" galore here, but I cannot help put it out of my mind that what Mr. Trump did in his speech in California was that he went off script, and let something slip, which he quickly attempted to correct, and then realized the correction itself was a further slip, and then amended the correction. So here's the way I'm reading these sentences:

1) Admission of an existing Space Force: "We may even have a 'Space Force'

2) Realization of the slip of the tongue, and attempt to amend the slip: " - develop another one."

3) Realization that the amendment only adds confirmation of the admission, and an amendment is made to explain the word 'another': "We have the Air Force, we'll have the Space Force."

Now, admittedly, this may be parsing his words a too closely, for all the reasons I've outlined above. But placing them in the context of the whole hypothesis of a "secret space program", beginning with Ronald Reagan's memoirs' admission that the USA had a space lift capacity of about 300 persons - when our then-existing space shuttle capacity was far below that - makes Mr. Trump's remarks all the more noteworthy, and, in a week that saw Mr. Putin revealing the existence of a whole new, and very deadly, class of strategic delivery capabilities, perhaps the remarks weren't a slip of the tongue at all, but a message...

See you on the flip side...

15 thoughts on “TRUMP: WE MAY HAVE A SPACE FORCE… ER… NEED TO DEVELOP ONE”

  1. I am so well reminded of something I saw on a TV episode in my teens [early 1980’s] of a man who had videotaped on an 8 mil camera a light brighter than the sun over the skies of San Francisco. He actually mailed his original copy in to CIA and was terribly upset when he got it returned it turned out to be a very poor copy of the original he had sent in. CIA had kept the original.

    It is such events that brings to my mind the words of author Keel:

    “The U.S. Government is being taken over by the space people!”
    “This rumor spread throughout the country in 1967, an updated version of the old devil theory. Actually, it got its start in 1949 when James V. Forrestal, the brilliant secretary of defense in the Truman cabinet, went bananas and raced through the corridors of the Pentagon screaming, “We’re being invaded, and we can’t stop them!” He was convinced that his phones were being tapped and some enormous conspiracy was underway. Soon after he was placed in a hospital he leaped out a window to his death. While the press blamed his paranoia on the tensions of the cold war, the UFO enthusiasts knew better. Air force Intelligence had compiled a Top Secret Estimate of the Situation following their UFO investigations in 1947-48. Their conclusion, according to the late Capt. Edward Ruppelt, was that flying saucers were extraterrestrial. Forrestal, so the story went, was one of the few to read that report before Air Force Chief of Staff Hoyt Vandenberg ordered all copies destroyed and it blew his mind.
    Two other top military men, Gen. George C. Marshall and Gen. Douglas MacArthur were obsessed with the flying saucer phenomenon. MacArthur made several public statements declaring the next war would be fought against ‘evil beings from outer space.’ A fabled “think tank,” the Rand Corporation, was assigned to feed UFO data into a computer and fight an imaginary war with those evil beings. Since we wouldn’t know where they are from, what their technology was, or how to attack their bases, the computer advised us to surrender.”

    I think the events of the Mothman of Virginia was the turning point for our governments to study and analyse. That event scared people in power.
    What they think is aliens from another galaxy lol the bible teaches quite clearly. Everything that occurred in Virginia is explained perfectly in the book of Job.
    The author Gerry Fox in his book Climate Change the Work of God which one can glean here https://www.amazon.com/Climate-Change-Work-God-Gerry-ebook/dp/B079274TQQ?SubscriptionId=AKIAILSHYYTFIVPWUY6Q&tag=duckduckgo-d-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B079274TQQ
    explains it perfectly.

    Redefining God as an alien is a very dangerous matter for does it not lead us to what is written in Revelations about man going to war against God Himself?

    Imagine:
    “They will make war against the Lamb, but the Lord will overcome them because He is Lord of lords and King of kings-and with him will be His called, chosen and faithful followers.” {Rev. 17:14}

    Wow, and so could the evolution and prowess of our military industrial complex now actually embolden some into thinking that they can take on even God or what purports to be god by way of aliens which is all the rage today?

  2. No.. I think that this is Trump setting up the stage to disclose SSP.

    ‘another one’…
    Whilst it could indeed be a slippage of the tongue.. i dont believe that this guy is doing anything ‘by mistake’.

    Either admitting that one is ALREADY THERE is a warning to someone.. or admitting that another will be built (in order to defend us from the Aliens. or the Meteorites.. or to blast the crap out of anyone who comes near MY asteroids..) which is just as mind blowing… (I wonder if they’ll see any Blue Space Chickens up there…?? Although…. mindblown yesterday – The Bird Men – they are Saint Michael.. From the word Mikal – which has lots to do with clean water. They’re even in petroglyphs in UK.. I thought that they were only in mesopotamia/america.

  3. So, the question remains. How is any administration going to admit to having a Space Navy w/o serious consequences? Much less one that has gone rogue? No matter how they spin it, the Godzillian carnage and theft caused by it’s creation still has to be explained. Many a secret would have to be revealed. The other question is, could Western Civ handle it?

  4. I read this last week and immediately understood it to mean exactly that: a space force develop another space force. Trump is not a stupid man and when he wants to, he sends his messsges out very clearly for those who wsnt to listen.

  5. Think the Stormtroopers from the Star Wars franchise to make sure there are no escapes from the prison-slave world our masters are planning. After the culling of the herd and it’s reduction to starving beasts of burden and torture toys.

    1. Marcos.. that sounds like crazy talk.. you forgot to mention the part where we are their food as well .. not just beasts of burden.. we’re the livestock that they eat.

      This is my body.. this is my blood.

  6. Beyond the usual SSP questions, I believe this was a simple acknowledgment of neocon desires to weaponize space. Before this, there was all the usual ‘virtue signaling’ of space to be a de-militarized zone. In spite of the ‘high ground’ realities. Now, the PTB have officially given the go-ahead for the militarization of space. Hmmm.

    I also credit this remark to Trump being virtually-surrounded by generals and ex-generals. For better and worse, they see things ‘differently’ than politicians. The best actually tell the truth directly, rather than mealy-mouthing like politicians. So again, we may be being told about the militarization of space, directly from the horse’s mouth. Hmmm.

    I believe this all ties back to the ‘truth’ that the PTB will not allow loss of financial control. What is the old Clausewitz phrase, “War is merely the continuation of policy by other means.” ?

  7. Warmongers in space must be a beautiful sight with all the explosions.
    Same culprit I suppose, Russia, Russia, Russia…..

  8. This sort of play on words is often used by former Italian PM Berlusconi, who says something then amends it or denies having said it. In his own words (apparently…), “If I didn’t tell the occasional lie nobody would believe me”.

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