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Xairos Newsletter: December 6, 2021
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Xairos Newsletter: December 6, 2021
✍️ Theme of the Week

You Better Watch Out
Two weeks ago the Russians launched an extremely destructive and unnecessary anti-satellite missile.
Two months ago Russia started covertly amassing troops at the Ukraine border.
Last week Russia made the claim that their new 'Star Warrior' missiles could obliterate our GPS satellites ahead of a possible invasion of the Ukraine.
And it wasn't subtle; the direct quote from Russia Channel One TV host Dmitry Kiselyov: “if NATO crosses our red line, it risks losing all 32 of its GPS satellites at once.”
What is the red line, you ask?
Maybe, just maybe, this is a thinly-veiled threat that if Russia invades the Ukraine, and NATO responds, they will cripple Western communications and power by disrupting GPS.
And they don't need the 'Star Warrior' to wreak havoc - they can simply blind or jam the GPS satellites. After all, our satellites are attacked "every single day."
So be good for goodness sake!

Last Week's Theme: We Need to get the Bullseye off of GPS

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