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China's sends probe to moon

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It is against current international law to install weapons or military installations in space, that includes the moon. (I think, please correct me if I'm wrong).

As others have said; the moon is filled with resources potentially worth an enormous amount of money here on Earth. Moon mining is going to happen sooner or later, and I hope a colony next, and maybe they will offer decent well paid jobs on the moon. I would be up for that:)
International Law means nothing: Russia invading Ukraine, Bashar al-Assad gassing his own people, ISIL cutting people's heads off, North Korea development of nukes, China making islands in the South China Sea? International Law my ass.
 
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International Law my ass.
But everybody gets pissed when we(the US) round up NATO and go kick someone's ass, without some HUGE MAJOR reason to do so. So what are you gonna do?

Oh...and BTW...it's not like we've stood by and done NOTHING in regards to those things on your list. The US has responded to every one of them(at least in some minor, and/or less provocative, way).
 

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So here I thought the OP posed a serious question. Based on many of the funny answers, I may have not been in on the joke.
:wtf::laugh:
 
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Could be they are looking for spot to build yet another manufacturing plant - A really big one to make even more of their cheap-assed crap to sell (In intergalactic markets no less) and could be negotiating with those guys to get some of their cheap labor too.
Would make the "Made in (Or By?) China" mark really big around the galaxy while painting all the rest of earth as makers of cheap, low quality crap; Shipping out in bulk quantity to such outlet venues like Gazorpazorp-Mart or something. :twitch:

Or....... Could be for legitimate research - Only they could say why at this point.
 
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Everytime you eat, it's like sending a probe to Uranus.
 
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Yep. That's called "avoiding blame." No cold war era country would be dumb enough to do it in their own prisons.

Don't be so niave.
But make it so damn obvious in another? Please, don't be so silly. Wouldn't be first time either a UK agent was found dead. Last time though, he made a mistake locking himself in his luggage. Lol

As a note, US and UK already blame Russia for killing their own "dissidents" in Russian jails, so what would it matter if they actually did it "again"? That is were the narrative falls apart.
 
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But everybody gets pissed when we(the US) round up NATO and go kick someone's ass, without some HUGE MAJOR reason to do so. So what are you gonna do?

Oh...and BTW...it's not like we've stood by and done NOTHING in regards to those things on your list. The US has responded to every one of them(at least in some minor, and/or less provocative, way).
My point is that International Law is rarely enforced with a few exceptions. "International law is consent-based governance. This means that a state member may choose to not abide by international law, and even to break its treaty." Why do we have international law if countries do not have to follow it? When I break the law and get caught, I PAY the consequences. When countries break international law why don't MORE countries speak up and denounce this? Instead, they remain quiet with their heads stuck in the sand.
 
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