Saturday, January 20, 2007

China's Got Some "Splaining" To Do

Not that I am advocating violence, or anything. But, given that this administration is gearing up to attack, yet again, a soverign nation, one that actually holds elections regularly, a nation that has no nuclear weapons and has not attacked us, one has to wonder why China goes completely unchecked.

The U.S. government has asked China to clarify its intentions following the successful test of an anti-satellite weapon last week, that was reported this week by the publication Aviation Week and Space Technology. The State Department has also expressed concern about the space debris that resulted from the missile hit on an old Chinese satellite, saying it could endanger people in space and on the ground. VOA's Al Pessin reports from the Pentagon.

A senior State Department official says the United States wants China to explain why it developed an anti-satellite weapon, calling the move "inconsistent with the constructive relationship" on the use of space agreed to by the two countries' presidents.

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