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US Now Tracking Mystery Russian Satellite That Could Pose Threat

The democrats have spent the better part of two years telling us that our President was some sort of Russian double agent, or Kremlin spy, beholden only to boogeyman Vladimir Putin.

The logic behind the narrative is downright silly, especially when you consider the fact that our President has been firing off new sanctions for Russia on the regular, stemming from the alleged election “meddling” that went on during 2016.  Even more telling, however, is the fact that the Russians seem to be actively gunning for us with a slew of new weaponry.

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Earlier this week, a story broke regarding the possibly of Russian “laser cannons” capable of destroying sovereign nations’ orbiting satellites, and today, we are hearing about a possible Russian military orbiter that could herald in the arms race in space that so many of us fear.

A mysterious Russian satellite displaying “very abnormal behaviour” has raised alarm in the US, according to a State Department official.

“We don’t know for certain what it is and there is no way to verify it,” said assistant secretary Yleem Poblete at a conference in Switzerland on 14 August.

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She voiced fears that it was impossible to say if the object may be a weapon.

In typical Ruskie fashion, vagary reigns supreme.

Russia has dismissed the comments as “unfounded, slanderous accusations based on suspicions”.

The satellite in question was launched in October last year.

“[The satellite’s] behaviour on-orbit was inconsistent with anything seen before from on-orbit inspection or space situational awareness capabilities, including other Russian inspection satellite activities,” Ms Poblete told the conference on disarmament in Switzerland.

“Russian intentions with respect to this satellite are unclear and are obviously a very troubling development,” she added, citing recent comments made by the commander of Russia’s Space Forces, who said adopting “new prototypes of weapons” was a key objective for the force.

Ms Poblete said that the US had “serious concerns” that Russia was developing anti-satellite weapons.

Could this be the dawning of yet another conflict between these former Cold War foes?  Only time will tell.

One thing is for sure, however;  Russia and the US are not exactly buddy-buddy at the moment, despite what the left is attempting to tell us.

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