US-Japan working together to “defend space”, so imagine a scenario fighting a space-based war over asteroids?

"We were here first, this is our asteroid. If you want it you will have to fight for it."

“We were here first, this is our asteroid. If you want it you will have to fight for it.”

In a previous recent post, Japan’s move into space is well underway outlining how Mitsubishi Corporation can simultaneously manufacture eight satellites a month at their new underground bunker-like facility in Fuchu, Japan. Satellites are the major first step towards moving the economy into space because satellites will control all data networks including all financial transactions especially if some type of a digital currency is introduced.

As this “war on cash” (this makes about the 100th war on something or other) starts heating up initiated by “negative interest rates, which is a tax in case people haven’t grasped this fact yet, satellite technology will become a significant part of this low earth orbit economic infrastructure being built for a push into space. What if when they identify a asteroid loaded with rare minerals, the US-Japan joint effort here to defend space will find themselves destroying competing deep space meteorite-capture (asteroid prospecting) technology looking to profit off meteorite mining? Imagine fighting a war in space over an asteroid densely loaded with extremely rare minerals? One thing is for certain, earth economic systems are moving to space. It’s the only economic option considering there are more minerals floating around in deep space than have collectively been mined on earth.

In this Sputnik news article below, Japan is now working with the US on “defending threats from the space domain”. Although what types of “threats” aren’t discussed, we can postulate. What about an incoming asteroid? Then there is the threat from Russian satellites in which Russia announced the other day they have the capability to knock out satellites from a ground-based weapons system. Satellite communications are like sea lanes that had to be protected 200 years ago if trade was going to be conducted between nations. Since it seems apparent Russia and China are mutually working towards peaceful and mutually beneficial trade by the construction of the new silk road, why is it the Americans are “capturing” Japan to work with them at “defending” space from threats? Let’s postulate some more. Are the US and Japan going to defend space from a coming “alien invasion” as a pretext to further militarize space.
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Source: Sputnik

US-Japan Meet to Discuss Space Defense Collaboration

March 8, 2016

US and Japanese defense leaders recently met to discuss new bilateral initiative to defend against threats in the space domain.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — US and Japanese defense leaders recently met to discuss new bilateral initiative to defend against threats in the space domain, US Strategic Command (STRATCOM) said in a press release.

“Japan fully understands the rapidly growing threats being developed by some countries, and has fully committed to ensuring space security with the US in the Pacific theater,” STRATCOM Director of Plans and Policy Major General Clinton Crosier stated on Monday.

At the end of February, STRATCOM leaders met with their counterparts at the Japanese Ministry of Defense to further commitments on “space security partnering initiatives.”

The initiatives include improving resiliency in space, joint security initiatives, and better sensor integration between JAXA, Japan’s space agency, and STRATCOM.

Crosier maintained the US-Japanese bilateral talks will lead to “critically important” developments in the coming years to “increase our ability to protect our systems in a contested space environment.”

STRATCOM pointed out the bilateral talks also included discussion of joint cyber defense, and missile defense initiatives.

The United States and Japan began negotiating regional defense cooperation following Japan’s decision to reinterpret its constitution to allow for greater self-defense and regional engagement in security and stability.

 

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