NOW IT’S OFFICIAL: SPACE FORCE ORDERED
Well, now it's official, President Trump has ordered the US military to create a sixth service branch, the Space Force, in addition to the Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, Air Force, and Army, according to this story shared by Mr. H.B. and many others:
Trump orders creation of ‘Space Force’ as sixth military branch
In doing so, Mr. Trump is, in one sense, rather late to the game, for Mr. Putin some time ago ordered Russia's air forces to be subsumed under its Space Command:
Russian Military Merges Air Force and Space Command
In March of this year, the President made clear the reasons for why he viewed this step - now taken - as being essential:
On March 13, the President told an audience of service members at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar that he suggested to his administration the addition of a space force offhandedly, but ultimately took the idea more seriously given the importance of national security.
“Space is a war-fighting domain, just like the land, air, and sea,” Trump told the crowd. “I said, ‘Maybe we need a new force, we’ll call it the Space Force,’ and I was not really serious. Then I said, ‘What a great idea,’ maybe we’ll have to do that,” the President said.
“So think of that, Space Force,” Trump continued. “Because we are spending a lot and we have a lot of private money coming in, tremendous. You saw what happened the other day, and tremendous success. From the very beginning, many of our astronauts have been soldiers and Airmen, Coast Guard men and Marines. And our service members will be vital to ensuring America continues to lead the way into the stars.”
I have pointed out many times, and for many years, that in spite of the best intentions of some, the weaponization of space will inevitably come simply due to the vast increase of financial and economic commitment in space on the part of all space powers, China, Russia, Japan, India, the USA and so on. Assets have to be protected, and that is the simple bottom line. It was Lyndon Johnson, when he was Senate Majority leader in the late 1950s, who made the observation that space is the new "high ground," and he who controlled it was in the dominant position. Space is the sea lanes of the present and future.
That much is obvious, so where is the high octane speculation? As one might have guessed by now, this week I have been blogging about some unusual stories, not the least of which was Turkish President Erdogan's strange announcement that Turkey was going to open a base in Antarctica. In doing so, he tweeted that Turkey would be joining a group of "victorious nations" on that continent, and as readers will recall, I took those words as indicative of something more than mere political and rhetorical hyperbole, but as indicative of a real conflict, with a real opposition. The question is, who's the opposition?
In this respect, I want to recall two other strange incidents from recent years, first, the Chelyabinsk meteor incident, and Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev's strange comments made to the Russian media approximately a month before the incident, and the strange case of Comet Ouanamoua. (Incidentally, while writing this blog, searches for Comet Ouanamoua on a variety of search engines turned up virtually no stories about this strange visitor of a few months ago. Indeed, one search on a well-known search engine showed returned no results as of this writing). In the case of the Chelyabinsk incident, Medvedev called for an international effort to erect an asteroid detection and planetary defense system, and that if Russia could not gain such a system, it would have to build out such a system on its own. When asked how Russia would defend itself against asteroids, Mr. Medvedev indicates that it could be done with rockets and hydrogen bombs, or "other means" at Russia's disposal. He left those "other means" conveniently undefined. A month later, the Chelyabinsk meteor incident occurred, and some video captures did show a suspicious "object" perhaps taking out the meteor. In the case of Ouananoua (Hawaiian for "messenger"), a very elongated object, cylindrical in nature, was approaching the solar system, was all the talk of the space internet community - including our colleague Richard C. Hoagland - and then the comet appeared to have been deflected, and interest suddenly died, but not before Mr. Hoagland pointed out that some infrared signatures appeared on the surface of the object as the event was taking place, leading him to speculate that perhaps a nuclear weapon had been fired at it, impacted, and diverted the object.
Oh, and let's not forget the strange video of STS 48, the infamous space shuttle mission from several years ago, showing a strange dance of UFOs in space, and something shooting at them.
So what does this mean? Where's the high octane speculation? My speculation is simple: that behind all the arguments being advanced by various people - including this author - that with the increased commercialization of space comes inevitably the increased militarization of it as assets need to be protected from potential enemies, there might be yet a deeper story, one hiding behind, and using the commercialization as a cover story for the need to protect commercial assets, and the planet itself, from something or someone else. And by "someone else" I don't mean the usual suspects: the USA, China, Russia, Japan, India, France, Germany &c....
Mr. Trump has thus, I believe, merely given us a "coming out party" as one regular reader here, Mr. M. L. put it to me - as did Mr. Putin before him - to something already happening and, in my estimation, long under way.
After all, a missing $50,000,000,000,000 will pay for a whole lot of "space force."
See you on the flip side...
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Some are using a different spelling for the object:
Yes I ran it down and the spelling they’re using is Oumuamua.
What was and is that object that resembles a cylindrical spaceship made or coated with a stone. What under objects are moving around the solar system that our leaders are denialing exist?
I just don’t understand why the most probable potential enemy is never discussed. In the Revelation of Jesus, Jesus very plainly tells us that he has plans to return and:
1. Smash the earth (flatten the mountains) to pieces
Revelation 16 English Standard Version (ESV) 19 The great city was split into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell, and God remembered Babylon the great, to make her drain the cup of the wine of the fury of his wrath. 20 And every island fled away, and no mountains were to be found. 21 And great hailstones, about one hundred pounds[d] each, fell from heaven on people; and they cursed God for the plague of the hail, because the plague was so severe.
2. Harvest humanity
Revelation 14 English Standard Version (ESV) The Harvest of the Humanity
14 Then I looked, and behold, a white cloud, and seated on the cloud one like a son of man, with a golden crown on his head, and a sharp sickle in his hand. 15 And another angel came out of the temple, calling with a loud voice to him who sat on the cloud, “Put in your sickle, and reap, for the hour to reap has come, for the harvest of the earth is fully ripe.” 16 So he who sat on the cloud swung his sickle across the earth, and the earth was reaped.
17 Then another angel came out of the temple in heaven, and he too had a sharp sickle. 18 And another angel came out from the altar, the angel who has authority over the fire, and he called with a loud voice to the one who had the sharp sickle, “Put in your sickle and gather the clusters from the vine of the earth, for its grapes are ripe.” 19 So the angel swung his sickle across the earth and gathered the grape harvest of the earth and threw it into the great winepress of the wrath of God. 20 And the winepress was trodden outside the city, and blood flowed from the winepress, as high as a horse’s bridle, for 1,600 stadia.[c] Revelation 14:20 About 184 miles; a stadion was about 607 feet or 185 meters.
3. Rule what is left of the nations with cruelty (with an iron rod).
Merriam Webster: Definition of rule with a rod of iron: to rule a country, area, group, etc., in a very strict and often cruel way. The dictator ruled (the country) with a rod of iron.
Revelation 19 English Standard Version (ESV) The Rider on a White Horse
11 Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war. 12 His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on his head are many diadems, and he has a name written that no one knows but himself. 13 He is clothed in a robe dipped in[b] blood, and the name by which he is called is The Word of God. 14 And the armies of heaven, arrayed in fine linen, white and pure, were following him on white horses. 15 From his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations, and he will rule[c] them with a rod of iron. He will tread the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty. 16 On his robe and on his thigh he has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords.
You might want to cast your net wider; consult the numerous ‘myths’ about space and atmospheric conflicts in humanity’s deep past. Check for radioactive areas in India, for example. Yes, humanity may re-encounter old friends & foes in the (near?) future… (Plus any higher-plane stuff going on…)
One thing to bear in mind is that the space industrial and military complex has for perhaps a hundred years or more been financing, controlling, and monetizing space. Perhaps the Space Council and the “new” 6th branch are about getting control of the money and corruption flows. A new bureaucracy with the domestic faction might be angling to catch a few big fish. Perhaps also, the current hidden systembis likely too corrupt to be reformed..
Remember Heinlein’s SF novel “The Moon is a Harsh Mistress”? At some point, a colony doesn’t want to be a colony…
The Beggars Guild…
Kelly, What little I’ve found coming out of the pentagon is that there is a large faction against the Space Force. You may have a point there. db
Most likely the biggest opponents to the “Space Force” are those who’ve been read into the SAP (Special Access Programs) and realize we ALREADY HAVE a space force code name “Solar Warden” active since at least 1985.
Try searching for asteroid instead of comet.
Now its official; meaning, now we’ll tell you what’s been happening behind your back sheeple.
One must never forget Smedley Butler. He stopped a fascist coup against FDR. He was the most decorated soldier, a medal of honor winner; but most importantly he summed up his job this way: “In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism.
These newly christened space cadets are working for who?
Private power, or Public power?
OTOH…. smedley was part of the racket.
Looking at the supposed trajectory.. it seems to skip off the disc that the planets rotate around..
I wondered if the Meteorite had anything to do with the large Cylinders (and spheres) flying around the Solar System..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDcfYTH5KfA that most regular readers here recognise as Norman Bergrun’s work.. And I often wondered about the Phobos II mission getting shot down by a mysterious Cylinder from Mars..
However.. I m surprised not to see any mention of Space Warden if we’re talking about Space Forces.. Before the unfortunate Space Chicken Sphere Alliance affair shamelessly ripped into Space Warden to fuel their delusions.. It was with the scottish McKinnon that we learnt about fleet to fleet transfers and off planet personnel.. This summary does a good job.. https://alienpolicy.com/solar-warden-ultra-secret-space-program-designed-using-alien-technology/
this article.. https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/darren-perks/solar-warden-the-secret-space-program_b_1659192.html?guccounter=1 confirms using black op contractors.. like in Canada…
Canada’s Flying Saucer… that Amercia says is theirs… Edison Syndrome..
Kahlypso, as an (ex) aerospace engineer, I always felt the Canadian ‘hoverboard’ was just an intel-op to divert and blackwash the public away from the UFO encounters going-on throughout that period. That garbage was only jet-engines being used to power a fan in the centerbody. Basically, a woefully-underpowered helicopter. Pitiful, especially given the ‘concept drawings’ of this being used for VTOL-to-Mach2 fighters. Good only to lull technically-naïve viewers to sleep…
I heard that the as-yet-unannounced US Space Force turned one of its advanced spysats skyward for the pass of “Comet Ouanamoua” and got this detailed view:
Seriously, I do wonder how US Space Force will cope with having SpaceX as its primary launcher: the old publicly-owned vs privately-owned quandry, in times of potential war. A bit like flying publicly-owned Wildcat fighters off of a privately-owned USS Enterprise flattop going into the Battle of Midway. “Tilt…”
On that note, the USAF just announced SpaceX won a competi tion [hah!] to launch its Air Force Space Command-52 satellite in 2020 on a three-booster Falcon Heavy rocket:
And finally, I just gotta share a comment following that article…
“What I’m waiting for is the ultimate surprise screw-you landing: one booster lands on Blue Origins’ launch pad, the other booster lands at Baikonur, and the center lands in ULA’s parking lot, blocking all the C-levels’ cars. (Obviously, there’s not enough fuel for this to happen.)”