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Gates Says (U.S.) Will Share (Satellite Destruction) Data With China
Google News (AP) ^ | 2/21/2008 | Robert Burns and Lolita C. Baldor

Posted on 02/21/2008 12:11:09 PM PST by Pyro7480

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Robert Gates says the United States is prepared to share with China some of the information it has about this week's U.S. satellite shootdown.

His comments came after Beijing complained the missile strike could cause harm to outer space security and some countries.

Gates told reporters during a visit to Hawaii that the United States is prepared to share whatever it can "appropriately" share with China.

The Pentagon said earlier that debris from the obliterated satellite is being tracked over the Pacific and Atlantic oceans but appears to be too small to cause damage on Earth.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bobgates; china; dod; newworldodor; satellite; secdef
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To: oldbill

We may need them more than they need us financially. It really is disgraceful.


101 posted on 02/21/2008 9:06:52 PM PST by PghBaldy (Shut the heck up Michelle. You're making me really proud of McCain.)
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To: Old Sarge

Those guys should have been swept out of the Pentagon seven years ago.


102 posted on 02/21/2008 9:28:35 PM PST by trumandogz ("He is erratic. He is hotheaded. He loses his temper and it worries me." Sen Cochran on McCain)
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To: BIGLOOK

Lets sell them all they want to know, We’ll trade info on the paper you hold for 0.10 on the dollar.


103 posted on 02/22/2008 12:04:49 AM PST by Always Independent
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To: MeanWestTexan

104 posted on 02/22/2008 4:43:05 AM PST by Harrius Magnus (Pucker up Mo, and your dhimmi Leftist freaks, here comes your Jizya!)
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To: Lazamataz

Yeah, in the form of a framed and matted poster shot of the direct hit.

Hey China, We got your data, we got your data right here!


105 posted on 02/22/2008 5:46:28 AM PST by SueRae
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To: Non-Sequitur
Man oh man.....I am stunned.

Just when I thought Bush couldn’t get any worse.

106 posted on 02/22/2008 5:56:46 AM PST by servantboy777
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To: Tulane
>>No big deal.”

I’d like to think your right, but I just remember havin these lil commies generals on our battleships during the Clinton Administration.

Clinton transferring sensitive satellite technology to the commerce department so it would be easier to pass it off to the chi-coms.

Bush and Clinton are two peas in a pod.

107 posted on 02/22/2008 6:02:31 AM PST by servantboy777
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To: Pyro7480
For the sake of absolute accuracy in this thread, substitute "Bush" for "Gates", "State Department" and "Defense Department".

The buck stops with the President.

Leni

108 posted on 02/22/2008 6:03:41 AM PST by MinuteGal (Mitt and Fred are Still My Guys!)
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To: Pyro7480

No big deal, the Chinese and the Russians probably have all the data already. Plus, this is a golden opportunity to spread disinformation..


109 posted on 02/22/2008 6:45:45 AM PST by cardinal4
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To: 1rudeboy

I would bet there was a camera on the nosecone of that missle. We won’t wee it tho.


110 posted on 02/22/2008 8:01:11 AM PST by lakeman
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To: Pyro7480

The info gates ought to share with China is his upturned finger.


111 posted on 02/22/2008 10:02:18 AM PST by NeverForgetBataan
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To: lakeman

I would bet also that there is a missile in out inventory that could take out a satellite in a much higher orbit.

Just like the SR-71 was “retired” because we didn’t need aircraft recon anymore....C’mon, you know they have something that took its place. I don’t think the US military would rely on satellites that can be shot down as its sole source of high altitude aerial recon.


112 posted on 02/22/2008 10:11:12 AM PST by NeverForgetBataan
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To: NeverForgetBataan

I like the screen name. My great uncle died in the Bataan Death March. Did you see the movie “The Great Raid”? If so, did you like it?


113 posted on 02/22/2008 11:36:01 AM PST by Pyro7480 ("Jesu, Jesu, Jesu, esto mihi Jesus" -St. Ralph Sherwin's last words at Tyburn)
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To: Pyro7480
The secretary of defense regrets to inform you that your sons died because he is stupid.
114 posted on 02/22/2008 11:43:13 AM PST by JasonC
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To: Responsibility2nd
(Well, I better cool it with my thoughts. I’m gonna get deleted.)

Thanks for reminding me to keep my cool as well... Because I'm certain that we were thinking along the same lines... We are so naive in this country

115 posted on 02/22/2008 11:44:33 AM PST by GunnyB (Once a Marine, Always a Marine)
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To: Pyro7480

Threads (and the ASSumptions within this thread) are the reason I’ve not made any comments for over a year and this will be my last comment on the issue.

Some of you need to seriously back away from the keyboard and calm down.


116 posted on 02/22/2008 6:00:35 PM PST by MikefromOhio
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To: BlueStateBlues

Stupid post. Downright effing idiotic.


117 posted on 02/23/2008 5:23:44 AM PST by ItisaReligionofPeace
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To: Lazamataz
Just show the Chinese what brand of matches we used to light the fuse.

Works for me.

118 posted on 02/24/2008 5:29:52 AM PST by Northern Yankee (Freedom Needs A Soldier)
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To: Pyro7480
Hey, why not?

They’re going to get with their web-like spy network of ChiComs that they have in all strata of our society and in all levels of our industry.

I mean, if you can’t beat them, join them, right?

Unbelievable.

119 posted on 02/24/2008 5:32:28 AM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (If Hillary is elected, her legacy will be telling the American people: Better put some ice on that.)
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To: Pyro7480

I got 50 bucks that says we wont give the Chinese anything that we or they couldn’t figure out on their own. It’s a nice “goodwill” gesture but probably not very useful.


120 posted on 02/24/2008 9:22:50 AM PST by CougarGA7 (Wisdom comes with age, but sometimes age comes alone.)
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