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(Daily Mail)   That's no moon...wait, it's still the moon   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 105
    More: Obvious, Death Star, China National Petroleum Corporation, China National Space Administration, Lunar Exploration Programme Centre, lunar exploration, missiles, People's Liberation Army  
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2013-12-05 04:24:43 PM  
"It's coming right for us! In three days."

Better put some lasers up there otherwise it's pointless.
 
2013-12-05 04:26:25 PM  
s3.amazonaws.com
 
2013-12-05 04:29:18 PM  
Expert claims country wants to set up missile base on satellite by 2050

If man is still alive
If woman can survive
 
2013-12-05 04:31:47 PM  
www.sitcomsonline.com
 
2013-12-05 04:37:13 PM  
www.empireonline.com
knows a thing or two about heavily armed battlestations...wait....
 
2013-12-05 04:41:27 PM  
Yay, nothing more likely to get the west increasing funding to science and space than the threat of enemies putting missile bases on the moon, even if it is nonsense.

Of course the Chinese gotta beat the Nazis first, but when they wear each other out in the fighting we can swoop in and take 'em both out in one go.
 
2013-12-05 04:43:45 PM  
31.media.tumblr.com

On the other hand....

i.imgur.com
 
2013-12-05 04:49:18 PM  
One expert told the newspaper that the Earth's natural satellite could be turned into a giant weapon, which could be used as a military base where missiles could be directed at targets on Earth...

www.seoboy.com
 
2013-12-05 04:53:57 PM  
cbs929dave.files.wordpress.com
We will call it the Alan Parsons Project.
 
2013-12-05 05:21:08 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-12-05 06:07:17 PM  
I can't pay no doctor bills, but Chinese on the Moon.
 
2013-12-05 06:07:48 PM  
Dear god, this derpfest site even has a picture of the Death Star, in case the derpers forgot what it looks like.
 
2013-12-05 06:13:27 PM  
Does China want to turn the moon into a DEATH STAR?

Once again, the adage holds true.  If a headline ends in a question mark, the answer is "no."
 
2013-12-05 06:14:33 PM  
Why in the world would you want to launch missiles from the moon instead of your own orbital platform?

Flight time from the moon to Earth is going to be pretty long - the Apollo missions took at least about three days. You could reduce that but not by a huge amount.

You'll be working against a gravity well.

Any launch is going to be easy to detect.
 
2013-12-05 06:15:19 PM  

foo monkey: [upload.wikimedia.org image 299x475]


I was going with H Beam Piper's story "Edge of the Knife"
He was only 60-odd years off.

Fortunately, I will have relocated to New Zealand by then.

/fark Uruguay
//University of Montevideo Social Sciences department can EABOD
///tosh-ki waja, anyone?
 
2013-12-05 06:16:42 PM  
I'm sure they want to (honestly, who doesn't?) Are they trying to or even able to... NO.
 
2013-12-05 06:17:41 PM  
'Cause satellites are just too farking easy ya know?
 
2013-12-05 06:20:09 PM  

JesseL: Why in the world would you want to launch missiles from the moon instead of your own orbital platform?

Flight time from the moon to Earth is going to be pretty long - the Apollo missions took at least about three days. You could reduce that but not by a huge amount.

You'll be working against a gravity well.

Any launch is going to be easy to detect.


Besides, at that range, you'd be better designing a mass driver weapon and just drop rocks.

Of course, that's globally destructive, but honestly, it makes more sense than a missile site on the 'moon'.
 
2013-12-05 06:20:55 PM  
how do you say 'the long watch' in chinese?
 
2013-12-05 06:21:25 PM  
i.dailymail.co.uk

So *that's* what the Death Star looks like...
 
2013-12-05 06:22:37 PM  
We like the moon!
'Cause it is close to us
We like the mooooooooooon
 
2013-12-05 06:22:43 PM  
Good luck with that. I've heard the moon is a biatchy dominatrix. Or something.
 
2013-12-05 06:23:18 PM  
Daily Mail...Opposing Views...Raw Story.  What do these 3 have in common?
 
2013-12-05 06:24:09 PM  
You put solar panels to feed a large capacitor which feeds a rail gun then you fire very large chunks of molten rock that was created by robots back towards the earth and incredible speeds.  If you do the math right you have it hit the earth wherever you want and the kinetic energy would be quite amazing.   If you struck first, you could set it all in motion and have a shotgun effect with several pieces coming in at once.

However that isn't by 2050 more like 2150.
 
2013-12-05 06:24:35 PM  

FloydA: Does China want to turn the moon into a DEATH STAR?

Once again, the adage holds true.  If a headline ends in a question mark, the answer is "no.the article is stupid and the entire publishing staff should be rounded up and killed painfully"


FTFY.
 
2013-12-05 06:27:03 PM  
Hey China! You might wanna check whose flag is on the moon. We claimed it. No take backs.
 
2013-12-05 06:28:02 PM  

Jument: FloydA: Does China want to turn the moon into a DEATH STAR?

Once again, the adage holds true.  If a headline ends in a question mark, the answer is "no.the article is stupid and the entire publishing staff should be rounded up and killed painfully"

FTFY.


Well that's true of all Daily Fail articles even if they don't have a question mark in the headline.
 
2013-12-05 06:28:35 PM  

shanrick: Expert claims country wants to set up missile base on satellite by 2050


Nope. International treaty already set says the moon is free to be shared and explored by all nations -- peacefully.

/Jument: article is stupid and the entire publishing staff should be rounded up and killed painfully"
 
2013-12-05 06:28:35 PM  
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-12-05 06:28:57 PM  

hardinparamedic: [31.media.tumblr.com image 454x500]

On the other hand....

[i.imgur.com image 310x310]

Found this one today

img.fark.net
 
2013-12-05 06:29:03 PM  
Isn't there an international treaty preventing any country from claiming any territory on the Moon?
 
2013-12-05 06:31:03 PM  

JesseL: Why in the world would you want to launch missiles from the moon instead of your own orbital platform?

Flight time from the moon to Earth is going to be pretty long - the Apollo missions took at least about three days. You could reduce that but not by a huge amount.

You'll be working against a gravity well.

Any launch is going to be easy to detect.


The value of putting a missle base on the moon would be in second or "revenge" strike capabilities. Basically so your opponent couldnt hope to launch a surprise attack and destroy your ability to retaliate.
 
2013-12-05 06:31:19 PM  

JesseL: Why in the world would you want to launch missiles from the moon instead of your own orbital platform?

Flight time from the moon to Earth is going to be pretty long - the Apollo missions took at least about three days. You could reduce that but not by a huge amount.

You'll be working against a gravity well.

Any launch is going to be easy to detect.


Yeah, this. If you're going to put crap in space for orbital bombardment, wouldn't it be better in, y'know, *orbit*?
 
2013-12-05 06:32:04 PM  
It's outrageous that they would make this anouncement of their hostile intentions just two days before the anniversary of their attack on Pearl Harbor.

Talk about a tin ear.
 
2013-12-05 06:32:05 PM  

threadjackistan: JesseL: Why in the world would you want to launch missiles from the moon instead of your own orbital platform?

Flight time from the moon to Earth is going to be pretty long - the Apollo missions took at least about three days. You could reduce that but not by a huge amount.

You'll be working against a gravity well.

Any launch is going to be easy to detect.

The value of putting a missle base on the moon would be in second or "revenge" strike capabilities. Basically so your opponent couldnt hope to launch a surprise attack and destroy your ability to retaliate.


Subs are cheaper, by several orders of magnitude
 
2013-12-05 06:32:51 PM  

buckler: Isn't there an international treaty preventing any country from claiming any territory on the Moon?


Like the Chinese care about that?
 
2013-12-05 06:34:04 PM  

stratagos: threadjackistan: JesseL: Why in the world would you want to launch missiles from the moon instead of your own orbital platform?

Flight time from the moon to Earth is going to be pretty long - the Apollo missions took at least about three days. You could reduce that but not by a huge amount.

You'll be working against a gravity well.

Any launch is going to be easy to detect.

The value of putting a missle base on the moon would be in second or "revenge" strike capabilities. Basically so your opponent couldnt hope to launch a surprise attack and destroy your ability to retaliate.

Subs are cheaper, by several orders of magnitude


This.  And far more likely to hit what they're aiming at.
 
2013-12-05 06:35:08 PM  

FrancoFile: buckler: Isn't there an international treaty preventing any country from claiming any territory on the Moon?

Like the Chinese care about that?


I'm amazed you can type up a response without accidentally choking to death on your mouse.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-12-05 06:37:02 PM  
The Moon is a bad place to attack Earth from.
 
2013-12-05 06:37:56 PM  
t3.gstatic.com
 
2013-12-05 06:38:16 PM  
Sorry China, no can do. We already got our flag on it. ALL OURS!
 
2013-12-05 06:39:55 PM  

fusillade762: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x396]

So *that's* what the Death Star looks like...


That's a typo.  They meant Dogstar.

userserve-ak.last.fm
 
2013-12-05 06:40:19 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2013-12-05 06:42:55 PM  

ZAZ: The Moon is a bad place to attack Earth from.


dd-b.net
 
2013-12-05 06:45:36 PM  
Were Chinese on the Moon, we copied your Harpoons...
 
2013-12-05 06:46:30 PM  
Well, that explains the poor quality of the blueprints.

static1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-12-05 06:47:37 PM  

TomD9938: It's outrageous that they would make this anouncement of their hostile intentions just two days before the anniversary of their attack on Pearl Harbor.

Talk about a tin ear.



Germans aren't from China!
 
2013-12-05 06:48:15 PM  

Infernalist: stratagos: threadjackistan: JesseL: Why in the world would you want to launch missiles from the moon instead of your own orbital platform?

Flight time from the moon to Earth is going to be pretty long - the Apollo missions took at least about three days. You could reduce that but not by a huge amount.

You'll be working against a gravity well.

Any launch is going to be easy to detect.

The value of putting a missle base on the moon would be in second or "revenge" strike capabilities. Basically so your opponent couldnt hope to launch a surprise attack and destroy your ability to retaliate.

Subs are cheaper, by several orders of magnitude

This.  And far more likely to hit what they're aiming at.


Would you all kindly STFU
How are we gonna get a good old-fashioned 'Space Race' going again with that kinda attitude?!

CHINKS ON OUR MOON!
WE CANNOT ALLOW A MOON MISSILE GAP!
BACK TO THE MOON FUTURE!

 
2013-12-05 06:52:15 PM  
I'll be long dead by 2050.

You young farkers can farking deal with it.
 
2013-12-05 06:57:36 PM  

Infernalist: FrancoFile: buckler: Isn't there an international treaty preventing any country from claiming any territory on the Moon?

Like the Chinese care about that?

I'm amazed you can type up a response without accidentally choking to death on your mouse.


Huh?

You must have me confused with someone who believes in geopolitical theory instead of reality.

/I like France
//I don't always like the French
 
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