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I did read the article and I believe the majority reason for the strike was to destroy any potentially senstive parts since they seemingly had no idea where it was coming down. Smash it to bits and the potential for stuff to survive greatly diminishes.<br><br>Regardless of what the NRO says, no one here, or posting in any forums anywhere knows or could even remotely know what was on that satellite, and what military hardware it might have contained. The pentagon isn't going to give a rats ass about an NRO recommendation.<br><br>Certainly there is a small grandstanding part, why not? You're killing two birds with one stone here, destroy sensitive materials and show others that we can slap something together anytime we wish. I however simply believe the larger bird was dealing with the classified stuff.<br><br><br><br>Hey I'm an F'n Jerk!®
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Eh, maybe not but kinda did. Now if he'd been wearing McGoohan's coat . . . <br><br><br><br><br><br><br>[color:white]xx</font color=white>[color:blue]I always deserve it. Really.</font color=blue><br><br>
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"Regardless. It was just cool to be able to show the rest of the world that we can swat away potential threats. Either home or abroad." <br><br>Let's advertise it? It only makes any potential enemies more ambitious not less. Carry a big stick and be a little bit softer about it.<br><br>We are what we repeatedly do. -Aristotle
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<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>I believe the majority reason for the strike was to destroy any potentially senstive parts <p><hr></blockquote><p>That's the bogus sub-plot that everyone is supposed to believe. The truth is that it was a puny capsule of failed electronics, never the size "a bus" as was claimed, that would simply have disintegrated upon re-entry. So that leaves us with an out-and-out weapons test - and to hell with keeping the cosmos free from twisted garbage.<br><br>km<br><br>
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