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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: 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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