February 28, 2022

Meanwhile:In Space

Usual "Fog of War" caveats apply, but it appears that Russia has claimed it is seizing control of the International Space Station. 

According  to Brave's translation function, this says...

the garbage that your talented businessmen have ruined near-Earth orbit is produced exclusively by the engines of the Russian Progress MS cargo spacecraft. If you block cooperation with us, who will save the ISS from uncontrolled deorbiting and falling into the United States or... 

2:44 PM · Feb 24, 2022· Twitter for Android 487 Retweets 512 Quote Tweets 1,311 Likes Tip ROGOZIN 

@Rogozin · Feb 24 Replying to @Rogozin 

...Europe? There is also the option of falling a 500-ton structure on India and China. Do you want to threaten them with that prospect? The ISS does not fly over Russia, so all the risks are yours. Are you ready for them? Gentlemen, when you plan sanctions, check those who generate them for illness. Tip ROGOZIN @Rogozin · 

There's more on this herehere, and, here

Note that if the Russians want to take the station they certainly can. The only firearms on the station are likely the ones in the Soyuz capsule. 

However, that would be kind of pointless and silly. Furthermore de-orbiting a space station seems completely unlikely, as it's seems to have no tactical, strategic, diplomatic, or, propaganda upside for Russia. 

On the other hand, it IS 2022 and anything is possible. 

Also: we've seen this movie. 

Run Pixy Run!

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1 Well, there is already a Gundam ready to follow Operation British...

Posted by: cxt217 at Mon Feb 28 19:12:26 2022 (MuaLM)

2 There will be a high-value target in the form of many, nominally, American politicians gathered together tonight in DC.
Just a thought.

Posted by: jabrwok at Tue Mar 1 16:16:27 2022 (iyhH7)

3 Can they drop the colony on Brisbane instead?  There'd just be a big splash and no-one would really notice.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Tue Mar 1 21:24:26 2022 (PiXy!)

4 Oi oi oi, I thought Brisbane was good?
I visited Australia in 2007 (met Pixy too!) and one day I was having a lunch with another Australian. He said that he's from Brisbane, and that it was "boring" and it lacked "ethnic stores" because there were "no dark people". I was not fully repilled at the time, but I was *this* close to asking, "so, who's doing all the crime then?" But that's all I know about Brisbane.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Tue Mar 1 21:44:41 2022 (LZ7Bg)

5 The wild gyrations of the new Russian Science Module were just a test, eh?

Posted by: Mauser at Thu Mar 3 00:17:43 2022 (Ix1l6)

6 Bit late responding to Pete, but the point was not so much that Brisbane is bad as that it's under water.

A week later so is Sydney, so I guess it doesn't make a lot of difference now.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Mon Mar 7 09:08:42 2022 (PiXy!)

7 Ooh. Yeah that was too subtle.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Mon Mar 7 10:28:05 2022 (LZ7Bg)

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