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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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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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