Trump’s War-in-Space Force

February 10th, 2020 - by Karl Grossman / Envio Close-Up

Trump Space Force: Turning the Heavens Into a War Zone

Karl Grossman / Envio Close-Up

 (February 8, 2020) — Unless it’s stopped, Donald Trump will have opened space to war.

Trump’s establishment of a US Space Force as the sixth branch of US armed forces has come despite the landmark Outer Space Treaty that designates space as a global commons to be used for peaceful purposes.

Trump and the US military claim a Space Force is needed because China and Russia have been moving into space militarily. But, in fact, China and Russia — along with US neighbor Canada — have for decades been seeking to expand the Outer Space Treaty, which prohibits weapons of mass destruction in space, to banning all weapons in space.

The US has repeatedly voted against this — the Prevention of an Arms Race in Outer Space, or PAROS treaty — essentially vetoing it at the UN.

And despite their efforts to expand the Outer Space Treaty, China and Russia — with the US moving ahead to achieve what Trump calls “American dominance in space” — will meet the US in kind.

They’d be followed by other nations. And the heavens will be turned into a war zone.

Trump Mocked As ‘Space Farce’ After Saying America Is No. 1 In The Universe: The president boldly went where no claim has gone before.

Ed Mazza / Huffington Post

 (January 21, 2020) — President Donald Trump made a boast on Monday that was big, even by his usual braggadocious standards. He claimed the United States was “number one in the universe by far.” 

Before departing for Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting, the president tweeted: 

Heading to Davos, Switzerland, to meet with World and Business Leaders and bring Good Policy and additional Hundreds of Billions of Dollars back to the United States of America! We are now NUMBER ONE in the Universe, by FAR!!

The claim caused “number one in the universe” to trend, with tweets such as these:

George Conway: Just remember, @realDonaldTrump, when you’re not actually in the room, all those people at Davos will be taking about what an idiot you are.

Outspoken: The universe?! You’re a space farce !

John Wheeler: We’re NUMBER ONE in the Universe, Y’all! And it’s gonna keep on getting better! He’s gonna bring Hundreds of Billions of Dollars back to the United States of America! Then we’ll be NUMBER ONE in the Meta-Universe and in God’s Kingdom too!

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