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2108, 10 Feb 20

Russia Threatens U.S. Spy Satellite

One wonders how often this happens.

A top Space Force official has lashed out at Russia for trailing a US spy satellite with two spacecraft.

Gen John Raymond, the chief of space operations for America’s newly-minted Space Force, said the two Russian satellites began pursuing the multi-billion dollar US satellite in November and have at times flown within 100 miles it.

‘This is unusual and disturbing behavior and has the potential to create a dangerous situation in space,’ Raymond said in a statement to Business Insider.

‘The United States finds these recent activities to be concerning and do not reflect the behavior of a responsible spacefaring nation.’

The US has raised concerns about the matter to Moscow through diplomatic channels, Raymond told Time magazine, which first reported the stalking on Monday.

The confrontation marks the first time the US military has publicly identified a direct threat to a specific American satellite by an adversary.


2108, 10 February 2020


  1. Kevin Scheunemann

    Liberals: “But this shoult not happen! Trump is in bed with Putin!”

    Liberals are pouting children when it comes to actual reality.

  2. dad29

    One also wonders if it happened during the Obozo Administration and was just buried because “Reset”.

  3. Merlin

    The Russians have been ELINT gathering like this on sea, land, and air forever. They’ve never been shy about it, either. They’re not nearly as good at it as we are, but satellite trailing should come as a surprise to nobody. If they weren’t doing it…  that would be reason for suspicion.

  4. jjf

    Why is your head exploding, Kevin?  As Dad29 says, what if this had happened under Obama?  Let’s leave aside his conspiracy that somehow this would’ve been buried.

    If Obama had been sucking up to Putin, and then Putin did this, wouldn’t you say it’a a perfect correlation and causation, that because Obama was soft on Russia, that this happened?  But now that’s it’s Trump…

  5. Le Roi du Nord

    Question:  What is “actual reality” ?  Is it the opposite of “non-actual reality”?  Similar to “alternative facts?  Or more closely related to “the truth isn’t the truth” ?

    Just asking for Mrs. Olsen, my favorite English teacher.


  6. dad29

    If Obama had been sucking up to Putin, and then Putin did this, wouldn’t you say it’a a perfect correlation and causation, that because Obama was soft on Russia, that this happened?

    There’s no “IF” about it, jiffy.  Obama was a pansy-ass; the Russkies, Chinese, and Iranians snookered the effete snob every time they tried.

    As Merlin says, the Russkies have been doing ELINT for years…..not to worry, they did it while Obozo was riding his little trike, too.

  7. jjf

    Dad29, where are the Russians not getting what they want these days, and why?  Where are the Russians getting what they want, and why?

  8. dad29

    Don’t have time for your asinine questions, Jiffy.

    Just one example:  Trump has smacked the Russkies around by sending weapons to Ukraine while Pansy-Ass Obozo sent blankets and pillows to Ukraine.

  9. Kevin Scheunemann


    My head is not exploding. Just pointing out that Putin hates Trump. The Clinton Foundation was taking all the Russian money.

  10. jjf

    Putin hates Trump.  You have some evidence of that?

  11. Kevin Scheunemann

    See article Owen posted above.

    I cannot comprehend it for you.

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