Friday, January 09, 2004

"Mooning Mars" project is the PNAC recommendation to put offensive weapons in space 

Of course aWol's Martian Adventure is a stunt, and of course his motivations are crassly political...

But I wasn't being cynical enough. No matter how hard I try, I can never be cynical enough with Bush

aWol's "Mooning Mars" project is really about laying the groundwork for putting offensive weapons in space— Mars being the God of war, eh?

All we have to do is check out what PNAC says, since that neo-conservative document has served as the blueprint for Bush foreign and military policy. From the PNAC's Rebuilding America's Defenses: Strategy, Forces and Resources For a New Century (PDF):

To ensure America's control of space in the near term, the minimum requirements are to develop a robust capability to transport systems to space, carry on operations once there, and service and recover space systems as needed. As outlined by Space Command, carrying out this program would include a mix of re- useable and expendable launch vehicles and vehicles that can operate within space, including "space tugs to deploy, reconstitute, replenish, refurbish, augment, and sustain" space systems. But, over the longer term, maintaining control of space will inevitably require the application of force both in space and from space, including but not limited to anti- missile defenses and defensive systems capable of protecting U.S. and allied satellites; space control cannot be sustained in any other fashion, with conventional land, sea, or airforce, or by electronic warfare. This eventuality is already recognized by official U.S. national space policy, which states that the "Department of Defense shall maintain a capability to execute the mission areas of space support, force enhancement, space control and force application."

And whaddaya know... Just the other day David "I'm writing as bad as I can" Brooks was calling anyone who wanted to look at the role of the PNAC in American political life a "full mooner [sic!]"... Concidence? You be the judge.

See below for Brook's brilliant disinformational strategy about the PNAC.

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