Re: reasons for tracking

From: Markus Mehring (
Date: Mon Aug 09 2004 - 07:55:03 EDT

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    On Mon, 9 Aug 2004 17:07:34 +1000, you ("Graham" <>)
    >Ted wrote:
    >"Who are the others, and how might they act?"
    >The goverment.
    I guess you mean the U.S. government. I'm eager to hear from you in what
    way you think this would matter, especially to people who aren't even U.S.
    citizens, and based on what law someone could be "prosecuted" here.
    >Did you see the documentry on satellite tracking
    >which showed interviews with high ranking military personal
    >in uniform and the ex CIA personal who stated the Pentagon
    >were "pissed off" about hobbyist tracking classified sats?
    Well, not that I want to sound sarcastic, but if they're flying their stuff
    over our heads through internationally neutral space, they'd better not be
    surprised that someone, somewhere on this planet, actually raises the head
    and looks at that stuff, and tells others about it.
    And just to point out a -to me- fairly obvious thing that some people
    apparently tend to forget. The "hobbyists" in question here are people with
    binoculars and lawnchairs. Very mundane, very simple. So simple in fact
    that literally anyone can do the same, regardless of his intentions (and
    you can bet the "bad guys" can do much better with an army of manpower they
    might train and deploy easily, not to mention "rogue countries" with
    precision automated tracking technology). The accusation that amateurs in
    lawnchairs are an alleged threat to U.S. security is ludicrous and
    laughable, and makes me wonder about the level of actual intelligence to be
    found in intelligence circles.
    CU!	Markus
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