May 14, 2014, - 9:00 am
In early March, when the U.S. began threatening Russia and Putin over its conflict with Ukraine, I warned that the Russians would stop selling the U.S. necessary rockets we need for our military readiness and ongoing national security operations and that it would stop giving American astronauts rides to the International Space Station. And, like the online Cassandra I typically am, everyone doubted me (and the Obama Administration laughed at the suggestion) . . . and, yet again, it came true. Just as I predicted.
Russia is now telling us that we can get to the space station on trampolines (as I told you back in early March, we’ve been getting there on the Russia’s Soyuz):
“After analyzing the sanctions against our space industry, I suggest the U.S. delivers its astronauts to the ISS with a trampoline,” Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, the recipient of a U.S. asset freeze and travel ban, said Tuesday, referring to the international space station.
And Russia is also now saying, as I predicted, that it won’t sell us the RD-180 rocket engines we desperately need for our military communications satellites.
Russia said it will no longer export rocket engines to the U.S. to launch military satellites. . . . Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin told reporters in Moscow today that Russian engines can be used only to launch civilian payloads, amid tensions over Russia’s support for separatists in Ukraine and the U.S. and European economic sanctions that have followed.
Reader “There Is No Santa Claus”:
Debbie, you warned us of this! Gee! Maybe the U.S. will have to buy Israeli-made Shavit rocket engines after all.
Yup told ya so. Sadly, it all came true. But was this really so unforeseeable? Apparently, since the Obama Administration didn’t think twice about it, and now we’re screwed.
And as far as the Obamaniks buying rocket engines from Israel, well you know how they feel about Israel. It isn’t warm and fuzzy the way they feel about their new neo-Nazi buds in Ukraine.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure this out. It apparently just takes a moron Prez to figure out how to ground rocket scientists by siding with Nazi creeps on the other side of the world in a conflict in which we have no legit interest.
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