Some thoughts sent to WtR…

1. Crimea would still be Ukrainian if not for the coup in Kiev which overruled and nullified Ukraine’s constitution, and disintegrated its territories, violating and ending the Budapest memorandum. Crimea’s parliament announced that Ukraine no longer existed because of that. They were right, and Crimea had to choose their future identity…

2. Crimea’s 2014 referendum fully obeyed international and all laws. Those claiming it was not according to law are just inventing propaganda to be a naysayer because they don’t like that it happened. But it was fully lawful. What wasn’t lawful, however, is the coup in Kiev that nullified Ukraine’s constitution disintegrated its territories, and violated the Budapest memorandum…

3. The USA is projecting its own offenses onto others. The US has invaded Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria, and many others in recent years, murdering many millions of innocent people and laying waste to otherwise peaceful countries. But RU has not invaded any country during Putin’s tenure as president…

I would like to know who sent them. They hid behind a proxy, but they are correct and accurate…

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Russia develops space laser cannon to evaporate space junk…

SOVIET GROUND-BASED LASER The Soviet Strategic Defense Program involved extensive research on advanced technologies in the 1980s. The USSR already had ground-based lasers, conceptually illustrated here, capable of interfering with some US satellites…

MOSCOW, June 14 (Xinhua) — Russian scientists are developing a new space laser cannon that could shoot down potentially harmful space debris, according to local media reports.

The powerful “laser cannon” will be based on a three-meter optical telescope, which was first designed to monitor space for satellites and space junk, according to Russian TV network RT. The space trash destroyer will rid the space debris by piercing each junk with its laser beam until the object evaporates by the energy heat.

The new technology is currently under development by researchers at Scientific and Industrial Corporation “Precision Instrument Systems,” a subsidiary of Roscosmos, the Russian space agency.NASA estimated in 2013 that there were more that 500,000 pieces of space junk “the size of a marble or larger” orbiting around the Earth. They all travel at speeds up to 17,500 meters per hour, fast enough for a relatively small piece of orbital debris to damage a satellite or a spacecraft.

The rising number of space debris increased the potential danger to all space vehicles, especially to the International Space Station, space shuttles and other spacecraft with humans aboard.

Source: Russia develops space laser cannon to evaporate space junk – Xinhua | English.news.cn

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