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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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WHAT!?
1 posted on 02/21/2008 12:11:10 PM PST by Pyro7480
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To: Pyro7480

WTF?


2 posted on 02/21/2008 12:11:47 PM PST by KoRn (CTHULHU '08 - I won't settle for a lesser evil any longer!)
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To: Pyro7480

There has to be more to this story.


3 posted on 02/21/2008 12:12:56 PM PST by squidly
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To: KoRn

As soon as China cooperates on their Data from 30 days ago.


4 posted on 02/21/2008 12:13:14 PM PST by Orange1998
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To: Pyro7480
Gates told reporters during a visit to Hawaii that the United States is prepared to share whatever it can "appropriately" share with China.

I believe this is called "gloating" amongst us mere mortals. :)

5 posted on 02/21/2008 12:13:21 PM PST by Lazamataz (Why isnít this in Breaking News????)
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To: KoRn

They probably know more about this “event” than we do anyway. They just want to verify the data...... messy


6 posted on 02/21/2008 12:13:45 PM PST by tgbluesky
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To: Pyro7480

Just when you think this administration has sunk as low as it possibly can go, it surprises us yet again.


7 posted on 02/21/2008 12:13:48 PM PST by Non-Sequitur (Save Fredericksburg. Support CVBT.)
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To: squidly

There is. What we will share is the time and place of the intercept...and what debris was left after impact. We will also let them know how long we belive the debris will remain in orbit.

No big deal.


8 posted on 02/21/2008 12:14:19 PM PST by Tulane
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To: KoRn

I wonder what information they decided to appropriately “share” with us, when thy shot their own satellite down?


9 posted on 02/21/2008 12:14:30 PM PST by xroadie
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To: Non-Sequitur

Get hold of yourself lol they are just going to show them the video.


10 posted on 02/21/2008 12:14:38 PM PST by lakeman
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To: Pyro7480

Gates must be P—— Whipped.

He ought to tell the Chinese to...

(Well, I better cool it with my thoughts. I’m gonna get deleted.)


11 posted on 02/21/2008 12:14:56 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (John McCain. 2008ís version of Bob Dole.)
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To: Pyro7480

Just enough information to say, “look, HoChiMin what we will do to your stuff if you piss us off too bad.”


12 posted on 02/21/2008 12:15:06 PM PST by MeanWestTexan (Kol Hakavod Mossad!)
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To: Pyro7480

Herr Clinton would have probably gotten a better price for this information from the ChiComs. Maybe they were already shopping it for scampaign contributions.


13 posted on 02/21/2008 12:15:21 PM PST by weegee (Those who surrender personal liberty to lower global temperatures will receive neither.)
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To: Pyro7480

Share with China!!! Sure as soon as they give US a list of USA military secrets they $BOUGHT$ from liarClinton.... We are waiting:-()


14 posted on 02/21/2008 12:15:21 PM PST by geo40xyz ((McCain, Obama or Hillarybeast possibility of 4 Supreme Court Justices, Gore @UN. The WINNER is?))
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To: Pyro7480

....for a nominal fee, I hope.


15 posted on 02/21/2008 12:15:43 PM PST by JPJones (Democracy is the road to Socialism=Karl Marx)
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To: Non-Sequitur

Just when you think this administration has sunk as low as it possibly can go, it surprises us yet again.
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That’s silly.

We will not share anything they couldn’t confirm on their own. We will essentially tell them when and how we will destroy the satellite, and how much debris is left in orbit and for how long.

It’s not a big deal, and we are obligated by treaty to do it. So take a deep breath and relax.


16 posted on 02/21/2008 12:16:13 PM PST by Tulane
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To: Lazamataz

“appropriately” is the key word in there. No need for torches and pitchforks at this time. We really are jumping at shadows around here.


17 posted on 02/21/2008 12:16:27 PM PST by Uriah_lost (This space closed for a respectful mourning period...)
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To: Pyro7480

Bush’s Fault!


18 posted on 02/21/2008 12:16:36 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (New York Times Endorsed!!!)
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To: lakeman

Already did.

Video of Spy Satellite Getting Shot Down

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1973884/posts


19 posted on 02/21/2008 12:16:50 PM PST by CarrotAndStick (The articles posted by me needn't necessarily reflect my opinion.)
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To: Pyro7480
Good deal. Here is what will share.

Yes, our system works.

Yes, you should be worried.

Now move your satelittes away from ours or we will demonstrate further.

20 posted on 02/21/2008 12:17:18 PM PST by Pistolshot (Remember, no matter how bad your life is, someone is watching and enjoying your suffering.)
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To: Lazamataz
This is the diplomatic version of giving the Chinese the finger.

L

21 posted on 02/21/2008 12:17:31 PM PST by Lurker (Pimping my blog: http://lurkerslair-lurker.blogspot.com/)
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To: lakeman
Get hold of yourself lol they are just going to show them the video.

Why do we have to? They can't get Fox News?

There was a satellite up there yesterday. It isn't there today. The reason why is because we hit it with a big missile. That's all we need to be telling anyone.

22 posted on 02/21/2008 12:17:49 PM PST by Non-Sequitur (Save Fredericksburg. Support CVBT.)
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To: squidly

I don’t have a problem with showing off to the Chinese just how good we are at hitting satellites. Sure, show them we can swat their missiles out of the sky. Let them figure out how we do it.


23 posted on 02/21/2008 12:17:57 PM PST by henkster (Go to the local welfare office or BMV to see what government health care will be like.)
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To: Pyro7480
I would share the data, too.

1. Here's a picture of a satellite in orbit. Much like any of your satellites, for example.
2. Here's us knocking it out of orbit with our cool tool. You don't have one of these.
3. See how little the pieces are? Teensy-Weensy. Like your... satellites could be.

< /data sharing>

24 posted on 02/21/2008 12:18:32 PM PST by kinsman redeemer (The real enemy seeks to devour what is good.)
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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.

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

Calm down, people.

25 posted on 02/21/2008 12:18:42 PM PST by Constitution Day
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To: Uncle Miltie
Bush’s Fault!

Well...yeah.

26 posted on 02/21/2008 12:18:43 PM PST by Non-Sequitur (Save Fredericksburg. Support CVBT.)
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To: squidly
I hope so Pyro. If not it sounds like Clitoon is in office.
27 posted on 02/21/2008 12:19:07 PM PST by nyconse
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To: Pyro7480

Chinese are probably concerned that some lead based paint might survive re-entry and land on their territory.


28 posted on 02/21/2008 12:19:15 PM PST by Renegade (You go tell my buddies)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Just wait till Hillary is CIC.

The Chinese will be fed up to their ying-yangs with US classified material.


29 posted on 02/21/2008 12:19:18 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (John McCain. 2008ís version of Bob Dole.)
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To: All

Just more of the nutty brain-dead liberal globalism eminating from the White Flag House

Did Obama already get elected? I missed it somewhere. Oh wait we still have BooshBama

Bleep the Commie Chinese. Let them whine

Cant believe some of the posters on here think this is “no big deal”...yikes


30 posted on 02/21/2008 12:19:44 PM PST by UCFRoadWarrior (McCain is a conservative...uh, yeah...right)
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To: Lazamataz

Gloating! Amazing how many on this post see it as being weak kneed.


31 posted on 02/21/2008 12:20:32 PM PST by rocksblues (Tagline on hold)
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To: Pyro7480

32 posted on 02/21/2008 12:20:43 PM PST by robomatik ((wine plug: renascentvineyards.com cabernet sauvignon, riesling, and merlot))
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To: kinsman redeemer
I'm sorry I said that.

Then again.

No, I'm not.

33 posted on 02/21/2008 12:20:52 PM PST by kinsman redeemer (The real enemy seeks to devour what is good.)
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To: Tulane
We will not share anything they couldn’t confirm on their own.

And you know this how?

We will essentially tell them when and how we will destroy the satellite, and how much debris is left in orbit and for how long.

The when was yesterday. The how was a missile. As to the rest, let them send someone up to count the pieces.

34 posted on 02/21/2008 12:21:18 PM PST by Non-Sequitur (Save Fredericksburg. Support CVBT.)
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To: Pyro7480

In negotiations, it is sometimes desirable if your opponent understands his and your best alternatives to a negotiated agreement. Translation: “I’ve got ‘hand’.”


35 posted on 02/21/2008 12:22:12 PM PST by Dilbert56 (Harry Reid, D-Nev.: "We're going to pick up Senate seats as a result of this war.")
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To: robomatik; pookie18

That is the funniest damn cartoon I’ve seen this year!


36 posted on 02/21/2008 12:22:21 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (John McCain. 2008ís version of Bob Dole.)
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To: robomatik

Good One! LOL


37 posted on 02/21/2008 12:22:34 PM PST by kinsman redeemer (The real enemy seeks to devour what is good.)
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To: Pyro7480

This shows to the world we can take out any missiles coming our way. A great message to Iran and North Korea!


38 posted on 02/21/2008 12:23:48 PM PST by Halo-JM
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To: KoRn

will disclose information that is “appropriate” to share: “OK boys, missle went up, very big explosion, satellite came down in very small pieces, that’s all.”


39 posted on 02/21/2008 12:24:07 PM PST by Ahithophel (Padron@Anniversario)
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To: Pyro7480

Send them the data via missle......


40 posted on 02/21/2008 12:24:44 PM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: Pyro7480

WHY?????

NATION IS STUCKONSTUPID!!!


41 posted on 02/21/2008 12:25:05 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Tim 1:4; Gal 1:6-10; 1Cor 2:2; Matthew 22:30; Mark 12:25; Luke 20:34-35; 2Thess 2:11; Jude 1:3)
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To: squidly
There has to be more to this story.

There is. Our government wants China to keep buying our debt and wants to utilize their slave labor force. So we cave into Chinese demands.

Borrow and spend doesn't sound so great anymore, huh?
42 posted on 02/21/2008 12:26:48 PM PST by mysterio
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To: Pyro7480

If we’re sharing ACCURATE data with the ChiComs, Gates and those directing him are utter idiots.

Sigh.


43 posted on 02/21/2008 12:27:50 PM PST by VictoryGal (Never give up, never surrender!)
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To: Pyro7480

No big deal, just enough info to let them know what we can do if they piss us off.


44 posted on 02/21/2008 12:27:56 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: Pyro7480

45 posted on 02/21/2008 12:30:20 PM PST by robomatik ((wine plug: renascentvineyards.com cabernet sauvignon, riesling, and merlot))
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To: Pyro7480

China will get everything it demands.

Else they will cut off their flow of cheap goods.
Or stop rescuing Wall Street and our banks.
Or stop letting every Navy four-star admiral suck up to them.

Kids in grade school today will be subjects in the Chinese colony of the United States in 2048. They will have few freedoms, but they will have their Playstations XVII and cheap clothes, all the same color and design.

The good news? At least the quality of education will probably improve under the Chinese rule.


46 posted on 02/21/2008 12:31:41 PM PST by oldbill
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To: Pyro7480

FIRE HIM NOW! AND HIS BOSS ALSO.


47 posted on 02/21/2008 12:32:17 PM PST by cva66snipe (Proud Partisan Constitution Supporting Conservative to which I make no apologies for nor back down)
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To: Pyro7480

I guess there are more Clinton holdovers at the DoD than I thought.


48 posted on 02/21/2008 12:33:08 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: Tulane
Thank you for the explanation. Yet somehow this thread would be incomplete without at least some mild hysterics. ; )
49 posted on 02/21/2008 12:33:25 PM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Pyro7480

Gives new meaning to the phrase: If it flies it dies.


50 posted on 02/21/2008 12:37:32 PM PST by Halo-JM
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