Re: old article - Spy satellites on demand

From: Graham (fostex@optushome.com.au)
Date: Sat Aug 07 2004 - 10:01:39 EDT

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    "A Y2K glitch has nothing to do with the availability of orbital elements."
    
    This paragraph was meant for the original poster who had just posted a
    Milstar
    sighting
    
    
    Graham
    
    
    
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Ted Molczan" <molczan@rogers.com>
    To: "SeeSat-L" <SeeSat-L@satobs.org>
    Sent: Saturday, August 07, 2004 11:32 PM
    Subject: RE: old article - Spy satellites on demand
    
    
    > Graham wrote:
    >
    > > Expect them to come aknockin.!
    > >
    > >  "We know China and Russia are working on lasers that can
    > > blind our satellites. By publicly broadcasting their
    > > location, we make their job easy -- point and shoot.
    >
    > Any country having the resources to pursue such a program, would find it
    > relatively easy to develop an independent satellite tracking capability.
    It is
    > well known that Russia has a robust satellite tracking capability. I do
    not know
    > about China, but satellite tracking is well within its technological
    grasp.
    > Certainly, I can not imagine any country making the success of such a
    program
    > dependent upon sources of orbital data not under its control, much less
    > hobbyists.
    >
    >
    > > "Other satellite issues are equally troubling. For example, it
    > > is known that the Milstar, the main U.S. battlefield
    > > coordinating satellite, was knocked out for three hours in a
    > > Y2K glitch. Without the Milstar, the U.S. military is
    > > essentially blind on the battlefield. Much of the satellite
    > > data used to fight the Gulf War was coordinated through the
    > > Australia-based facilities at Pine Gap. "
    >
    > A Y2K glitch has nothing to do with the availability of orbital elements.
    >
    > The author of the article in question, Anthony LoBaido, wrote an opinion
    piece
    > dated 2001 Sep 13, in which he speculated about "filthy Jay Leno
    monologues" and
    > other possible causes of the 9-11 tragedy:
    >
    > http://www.opinionjournal.com/best/?id=95001149
    >
    > http://www.dynamist.com/weblog/archives/2001/915.html
    >
    > excerpts:
    >
    > "Is New York the head of the "Great Satan"? All that is evil in the world
    can be
    > found in New York: MTV, the United Nations, the U.N. abortion programs,
    the
    > Council on Foreign Relations, New Age Church of St. John the Divine, Wall
    Street
    > greed, Madison Avenue manipulation and of course more confirmed AIDS cases
    than
    > the rest of America combined. Let's remember the filthy sodomite gay
    parade last
    > summer in New York. Let's remember all the New York politicians falling
    all over
    > themselves to praise this sick spectacle.
    >
    > And let's not forget that New Yorkers elected - by a landslide - the
    openly
    > Marxist, treasonous and abortion-mongering, occultic Hillary to a Senate
    seat.
    > All while fully knowing what she was all about."
    >
    > "Can the remnant in America help but honestly ask themselves: Is this the
    > fulfillment of Revelation chapters 17 and 18 (Mystery Babylon) or has God
    raised
    > up Shiite Islam as a sword against America?"
    >
    > Ted Molczan
    >
    >
    >
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