Comments:US Navy successfully destroys disabled spy satellite
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Just a copy of an earlier comment from an earlier article 
Grow up US.
The US is once again acting like a spoilt child. Early last year they were 'concerned' when China did exactly what they are proposing to do now. The US needs to stop making up one set of rules for themselves and another for everyone else, and accept that they are no longer the only 'big kid on the block'. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 03:00, 17 February 2008 (UTC)
We didn't know about the what China did until a week later. The U.S., on the other hand, has given quite a bit of ahead notice.
(188.8.131.52 16:13, 21 February 2008 (UTC))
- As an aside, what where the reasons for China shooting down their weather satellite, other than it being old?; I mean the U.S. was willing to admit their expensive spy satellite malfunctioned almost immediately (just hours after launch), which is rather embarrassing in my opinion. I don't see how admitting that a new satellite died could be used politically against China. It is stated in this articles that most of the resulting debris fell to earth. Did the debris from China's satellite follow the same fate, or are there still many pieces in orbit? (184.108.40.206 16:23, 21 February 2008 (UTC))
- The U.S. military likely knew about China's anti-sat test as soon as it happened. NORAD keeps track of all objects in orbit around Earth, including space junk. They would know very quickly if something is destroyed, even if the object is inert. --Kitch - (talk) 21:51, 22 February 2008 (UTC)
China and "outer space security"
To the commentor above complaining... this is an entirely different situation. The satellite destroyed by the United States posed a danger to Earth, and at the very least its destruction posed no danger to anything else in orbit. China paid no regard to anything when it did its test a year ago, destroying a weather satellite at a height of 500 miles. The debris from that could easily harm the International Space Station, the Hubble Space Telescope, or any of a host of objects currently in low-earth orbit. Hell, it could easily jeopardize future Shenzhou manned flights--did China think of that? China is a hypocrite when it claims it is concerned about "outer space security". --Kitch - (talk) 17:17, 21 February 2008 (UTC)
Another stunning victory for the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!!!!!!!
Wait, what? It was already disabled? Doh!
And it was our OWN satellite? Doh!
And it really wasn't a threat anyway?! DOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH -220.127.116.11 18:04, 21 February 2008 (UTC)
- I love idiots who say stupid things and don't have the balls to have an account and identify themselves. --Kitch - (talk) 18:36, 21 February 2008 (UTC)
- We love you too. I guess. Sorry for any offense caused by my stupidity, expression thereof, being a eunuch, or anonymity. -18.104.22.168 19:22, 21 February 2008 (UTC)
- I have to say this, as someone else who doesn't have a wikinews account: well played. (22.214.171.124 02:23, 23 February 2008 (UTC))
The US Navy once again flamboyantly demonstrates it's military capabilities in this sector. How much money is being spent? The taxpayers must know. - kjinnra_nemesis
'guns dont kill people, people kill people' this, ladies and gentlemen, is wrong. Guns, knives, bombs and missiles kill people. Get rid of them, spend the money on food and therapy for the kids who feel the only way out is by maiming and killing their fellow pupils. Maybe then the american psyche will be less violent. - kjinnra_nemesis