Based on evidence from a series of images allegedly taken from NASA’s live ISS feed, UFO conspiracy theorists have jumped to the conclusion that the Pentagon may have weaponized the International Space Station (ISS) in low Earth orbit. However, skeptics have laughed at the suggestion and raised questions about the authenticity of the blurry images, saying they could be fake.
On May 24, 2016, YouTube conspiracy theorist Pete WDHCo uploaded images allegedly captured on NASA’s live ISS feed by Heather Oritz of California earlier that month. The images appear to show a mysterious missile-like object launched from the International Space Station (ISS) earthward.
After uploading the images, WHDCo, who also manages the conspiracy theory blog Nibiru-Elenin, solicited suggestions from fellow UFO hunters and conspiracy theorists, saying, “Interesting UFO or missile in space flies by or released from ISS. What was it — any ideas?”
UFO enthusiasts were nearly unanimous that the images prove that the ISS may have been weaponized secretly and that the “missile-like object” was likely a kinetic-energy weapon launched against a land-based target, most likely during test-firing of the new weapon system.
UFO blogger Scott C. Waring voiced concern about the alleged development and argued that Russia or the U.S. may have weaponized the ISS.
“Someone was watching the live NASA space station and caught a missile-like object shooting downward toward Earth,” he writes, and asks, “Has the space station been weaponized?”
“That has to be a test firing of a weapon from the station,” YouTube user Chuck McGuire comments.
“Kinetic non-nuclear atmosphere based weapons, aka ‘Star Wars,'” comments a UFO enthusiast who styles himself AwakenedToTruth and claims to be a disciple of Jesus Christ.
“It is definitely man made and does resemble air to surface missile,” according to Rich Guz.
“Is that something they are dropping from space on us? WTF,” exclaims enthusiast Naomi Starling. “They do have it — Thor’s hammer.”
But a skeptic suggested that the images were fake.
“If you think that is a real shot of Earth from the fake ISS then there is no hope for you,” the skeptic said.
“Right so it is a fake Earth and a fake ISS… oh, don’t tell me the real earth is flat right?” WDHCo responded.
The terms “Thor’s hammer” and “kinetic” weapons were in reference to alleged top secret space-based weapon system, also called “Rods from God,” developed by the Pentagon under a black budget program, according to conspiracy theorists.
Pentagon does not admit that it has satellites in orbit armed with kinetic-energy weapons, and defense analysts claim that the technology is still “very far out in years.”
But conspiracy theorists believe that Pentagon has deployed kinetic-energy weapons in space secretly and that they have been used at least once against a U.S. adversary.
Space-based kinetic-energy weapons are designed to take out land-based targets from orbit. They consist of projectiles or rods — made from special materials, such as tungsten — fired at very high speed from a satellite in orbit. The rods are fired against land-based targets at very high velocity and thus hit a selected land-based target with very high kinetic energy that triggers a very powerful explosion.
The destructive power of the missile thus comes from the kinetic energy of the projectile impacting at a very high velocity. This means that kinetic weapons — like meteors — do not require an explosive warhead.
This explains why they are called “Rods from God” or “Thor’s hammer.”
Waring speculates about who may have weaponized ISS. He expresses doubt that the U.S. government was responsible and suggests that the Russians may have been responsible.
“NASA gave most of the control of the station to the Russians a few years ago when the shuttles were decommissioned,” he writes, “So yeah, it is possible Russia armed it.”
But he thinks it may have been a UFO flying from the space station to Earth.
“So we narrowed it down to two objects,” he concluded, “an alien UFO or an alien tech military drone made by a government company disguised as public ones — like Bigelow Aerospace, QinetiQ, United Space Alliance, Boeing, Hughs Tech Service Co., Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems…”
But some conspiracy theorists insist that the ISS was weaponized by the U.S. and not the Russians. According to conspiracy theorists, such as Natural News’ Mike Adams, the U.S. recently fired kinetic weapons from space against China. The attack, according to conspiracy theorists, caused the deadly twin-blasts that devastated China’s busy Tianjin port in August 2015, killing more than 100 people.
According to Natural News, the U.S. fired the kinetic weapons against china in retaliation for alleged Chinese cyber-attacks against the U.S.
By launching a kinetic bombardment attack against China, the U.S. fulfilled a threat contained in its strategy statement that “Washington will consider using conventional weaponry in response to a cyber-attack.”
Other conspiracy theorists believe that the U.S. government launched the attack because officials panicked after learning that the Chinese were planning to crash the U.S. dollar and collapse the U.S. economy through a plan to introduce gold-backed currency and conduct a “fire sale” of China’s U.S. debt holding.
According to conspiracy theorists, the attacks were launched as a warning that the U.S. government was willing to risk war to defend its economy.
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