Lessons of the Falklands suggest Syria would be a very bad war to engage in.

The attack proposed against Syria is essentially one on a land-based force from a sea-based force.  The last time the world witnessed a war of this kind was 1982 when the British Task Force retook The Falklands Islands.  The Exocet missile was able to sink British ships, as were bombs dropped by planes.  It was not a straightforward operation, with a tiny number of Harriers just able to keep it afloat against the Argentine Air Force.  The biggest loss of life was in The Belgrano sunk by a torpedo from a submarine.  The story on both sides was one of ships being no longer able to project power against land-based forces, and survive modern anti-ship weaponry.  Or rather they were barely able to do so, maybe for the last time in history.

HMS Sheffield

That was approaching forty years ago.  The rate of increase in capability of anti-ship missiles, torpedoes and bombs since then has accelerated into another era.  Russia has the most advanced defensive weaponry that exists, and many US military experts have warned of the consequences of engaging with Russia.

While Trump, Macron and May prepare to send their young men and women into harm’s way to deal with their false flag fake chemical attack, they might pause for a second and wonder why the Illuminati wants them engaged in war on this occasion.  The aim of the cabal this time could be different.

Instead of western military forces quickly establishing air supremacy,  thereby dictating terms on the ground, this war could be the reverse.  The vulnerability of ships, submarines and aircraft to modern missiles and lasers could merely ensure that many ships and submarines are sunk, planes shot down and the attacking forces are defeated.

Russia could then project political power far afield, while Europe becomes a backwater, and the US becomes a zone of political and economic catastrophe.  The hubris of Trump, Macron and Blair/May will become the nemesis of their countries.

The country that might survive it all unscathed could possibly be China, where the Illuminati might already have stored their wealth in preparation.  The centre of One World Government would then shift from America to Asia, with the remnants of democracy in Europe and America bypassed.  It is the habit of the Illuminati to destroy the people and the countries that lift them up to greater and greater power, once their usefulness is passed.  Britain, America and France would qualify.

Expert: U.S. Military ‘Over a Decade’ Behind China, Russia on Space Defense

WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. military satellites used to warn of a missile strike or to deploy nuclear weapons are vulnerable to attacks by the Chinese and Russian armed forces, which have eclipsed their American counterparts in developing some significant space warfighting capabilities, experts cautioned lawmakers.

Specifically, the United States is “over a decade” behind in developing a system to counteract the advancements made by China and Russia in the anti-satellite (ASAT) weapons domain, Douglas Loverro, the former U.S. deputy assistant secretary of defense for space policy, warned a House panel.

Echoing the U.S. intelligence community in written testimony prepared for a House Armed Services Committee hearing on Wednesday, the former Pentagon official noted:

While China and Russia are driving through generations of ASAT systems every three to five years, it is taking us over a decade to even begin to field a system responsive to their first-generation threat.

Stated more clearly, when it comes to strategic missile warning and nuclear command and control, the evolved US response to the ASAT threat we see being deployed today will be ready near the end of the next decade; meanwhile, the threat will have [leaped] forward two more generations, and likely made our response moot.

The U.S. armed forces consider “maintaining space superiority” one of its primary goals, top American military officials have recently stressed, noting that “space is now a warfighting domain.”

William Carter from the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) warned lawmakers in January that China is “rapidly closing the gap” with America in developing “cyber capabilities, anti-satellite weapons, electronic warfare tools, hypersonic weapons, artificial intelligence, and quantum technologies.”

Carter pointed out that China has deemed satellites to be the U.S. military’s “Achilles heel.”

While testifying before the House panel on Wednesday, Todd Harrison, another CSIS expert, reiterated that the American armed forces’ “dependence on space across the full spectrum of conflict” renders the U.S. vulnerable to its top ASAT domain rivals, Russia and China.

“Adversaries can use forms of attack against our space systems that are difficult to detect, attribute, and deter. … Much remains to be done to improve the readiness of our national security space forces for the wide range of threats,” Harrison noted in his written testimony.

Two of the three witnesses flat out told House lawmakers on Wednesday that the American military is not ready to take on adversaries like Russia and China in space.

Retired Gen. Robert Kehler, who served as the head of U.S. Strategic Command (STRATCOM)—charged with overseeing America’s space warfighting capabilities—testified:

The United States is perilously close to losing the significant advantages that come from being the world’s leading spacefaring nation, and time is not on our side.

From simple (and widely available and affordable) GPS jammers in the hands of extremists to highly sophisticated anti-satellite (ASAT) weapons in the hands of near‐peer competitors like Russia and China, today’s military commanders are facing serious threats in a domain that is increasingly congested, contested, and competitive. Our space advantages have eroded and will continue to do so if action is deferred or delayed.

Consistent with the general’s warnings, Loverro, the former Pentagon official, explicitly said America’s space warfighting forces are not yet ready for conflict.

“We are not ready, or more properly, we are not on a firm path to be ready,” he told lawmakers.

Nevertheless, Loverro stressed that while the U.S. military and intelligence community stands ready to maintain America’s dominance in space, they lack the tools to do so, adding:

No adversary should mistake that statement an invitation to attack. The fact of the matter is that US space capabilities are robust and, faced with any attack that could be mounted today, I am fully confident that they will continue to provide the US with sufficient warfighting edge to assure an adversary’s defeat.

But as we move into the future, as our adversaries begin to close the gap in other warfighting domains, and as they continue to field and expand their counterspace capabilities, that calculus could change.

http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2018/03/14/expert-u-s-military-decade-china-russia-space-defense/

 

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