Warning US could be ‘hit with most debilitating strike EVER’ in space ωαɾ with Russiα after chilling ISS threat
THE US could be hit with the most debilitating and destructive strike ever in a potential space wαr with Russiα, an expert warns.
Relations between Moscow and Washington have plunged to new lows amid the Ukrαiniαn crisis, and Russiα’s space agency warned that US sanctions could “destroy” cooperation on the International Space Station. Moscow claimed Washington needs its cooperation to prevent the ISS from falling on the US or Europe.
Geopolitical and space expert Brandon J Weichert told The Sun that Moscow has a decade to a 12-year advantage on the US in the galaxies.He said US defenses are in “no way fit” to deal with the challenges posed by Russiα. Weichert warned: “We are going to get hit very hard soon in space. It is going to be the most debilitating strike on America, possibly ever.
“And we may not recover from it in a timely fashion. This could be how we lose our first wαr on Earth is losing the wαr in space.”Weichert slammed the “arrogant” DC political class, claiming they didn’t foresee any rival challenging Washington’s dominance in the post-Cold-wαr world.
He said: “They thought there would never be a need for any kind of preventative or security measure because we thought we would always be dominant, and we thought no one would be crazy enough to challenge us. “Well here we are 30 years later, and you have Russiα, China, North Korea, and even Iran showing us that it was the wrong assumption.”
The expert feared that the US has a 60 percent chance of being pushed out of space by its rivals completely. President Biden unleashed a package of sanctions against Moscow on Thursday after Putin’s forces rolled into Ukrαine.
And, an additional 7,000 troops will be sent to Eastern Europe to bolster Nato’s defenses. Russiα’s invasion of the besieged nation saw Europe plunged into its biggest crisis since World War II.
Experts claim the world has not seen a crisis since the Cuban Missile Crisis in the 1960s. The flashpoint was the closest point the world came to a full-blown nuclear war. US intelligence feared that Kyiv could fall within 96 hours and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said it’s a “possibility” that Putin could move beyond the borders of Ukrαine. The Russiαn strongman may feel emboldened and seek to move on to other nations if successful. Troops have reportedly already been spotted in the BelaRussiα city of Brest – 10 miles east of the Polish border.
Biden told reporters Thursday: “He has much larger ambitions. He wants to, in fact, re-establish the former Soviet Union. That’s what this is all about.” Weichert said: “If Putin suspects the West will prop up a formidable anti-Russiαn resistance in a post-invasion Ukrαine, he will risk not only nuclear war but also will threaten to αttαck US assets in space and the ISS. “Putin fully understands the concept of asymmetrical warfare.”
He speculated that Moscow will ramp up its threats in cyberspace and nuclear warfare.
In December, Weichert warned that Moscow is plotting to launch a Pearl Harbor αttαck on the US in the cosmos. The Pearl Harbor αttαck of December 1941 left America reeling as Japanese forces bombed the US naval port.
In his book, Winning Space: How America Remains a Superpower, Weichert says that Russiαn co-orbital satellites, known as space stalkers, have been tailgating US satellites for years. He predicts that the stalkers will eventually hit the satellites, sending them crashing into the ground. Weichert believes Russiα is preparing to launch a “devastating” αttαck on American satellites at the time of its own choice.
He warned that before launching an αttαck on Washington’s satellites, Moscow would “engage in a series of escalations” with neighboring nations. Russiα conducted an anti-satellite weapon test (ASAT) in November where it destroyed one of its own satellites that had been in orbit since 1982. Blinken branded the test “dangerous and irresponsible” as it created a field of 1,500 pieces of debris, forcing the ISS crew to take shelter. State Department spokesperson Ned Price said the test marked an increase in the risk to astronauts and cosmonauts on the ISS.