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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

China Wants to Sign a Space Weapons Treaty

After their space weapon test earlier this month, China said Tuesday that it wants to sign a treaty to prevent the weaponization of space.

"We hold that space as the common heritage of all mankind and should be used for peaceful purposes. We are willing to enhance international cooperation in this regard," she said.

Yeah I'll bet the wolf wanted the sheepdog to sign a treaty of no weapons in the field with the sheep too. I think I'll pass.

Weapons in space are going to happen.


Darnell Clayton said...

I think what China really is saying is that they don't want arms in space as long as they are number three in the space power totem poll.

Ironically, one of their own military commanders admitted that we will probably see weapons in space in our lifetime (which I discussed on my blog) and with even some members of Congress calling for defenses in space.

On the bright side, a military space race may inspire our species to actually return to the moon (for good).

thomas Romer said...

yes. all we can do to convince the military that we have to have laser beams in outer space will get us out there again. science isn't enough… you have to be able to kill someone from there before we spend any real money on exploration.