Could GPS become casualty of Kosovo?greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
According to www.russiatoday.com the Russians are really pissed off about the United States' going to war in Kosovo. There are calls from large segments of Russian society to do more than just symbolic responses. From the Russian perspective, the one thing that would satisfy the public thirst for revenge would be to start knocking down US GPS satellites. The Serbs would love this since it would seriously degrade US war making capabilities. It would be a low-risk action since no Americans would be directly injured by it. Such an action would allow the Russians to regain some face. Wouldn't it be wild if we go charging into Y2K without a GPS system?
-- No No (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 24, 1999
...yes, for you and your fellow apocalypse hopefuls, I'm sure it would be very inviting...
-- Y2K Pro (email@example.com), March 24, 1999.
So and after that we destroy the russian equivalent to GPS. Not much lost not much gained... war can be fought both way's and if you believe that we are only using friendly GPS data then its maybe time to wake up. GPS is helpfull but WAR can and will be fought without it. Why do you think the military is still training to use a map if it would not be for the fact that it realized a long time ago that GPS is only usefull during peace and smal conflicts where the opponent doesnt have the ability to destroy the satellites. Loss of GPS is someting that is a given in any MAJOR conflict.Iraq and the Serbs are just squirmishes.Russia knows its own system is a vulnerable as GPS so it probably will think twice befor destroying GPS satelites.
-- rickjohn (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 24, 1999.
Y2K Pro, After reading the last sentence in my original posting, I have to admit that the sentence seems flippant and ill-considered. I apologize.
-- No No (email@example.com), March 24, 1999.