Wednesday, May 18, 2005

America's Manifest Destiny: Outer Space

"Another Air Force space program, nicknamed Rods From God, aims to hurl cylinders of tungsten, titanium or uranium from the edge of space to destroy targets on the ground, striking at speeds of about 7,200 miles an hour with the force of a small nuclear weapon." Is this disturbing to anyone else? I think it's common knowledge that our weapons are not as accurate as we'd like them to be. Now we'll have them in space as well where things are more likely to go wrong. We've been wanting lasers in space for a long time. Finally! Let's get on this people. "A fourth seeks to turn radio waves into weapons whose powers could range "from tap on the shoulder to toast," in the words of an Air Force plan." Does the FCC know about this? This is Bush's next project isn't it? We got to combat terrorism and the best way to do that would be to have deadly radio waves available from space. We have to show that we are the greatest nation--not in terms of health care or economy or education or the environment but in space warfare. The future's so bright we gotta wear--AHHH watch out for that laser!

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