Russian sanctions lifted? We need those rockets…nothing will stop our piracy of space.
But here is the thing Putin, if the US is really a threat, why sell them these rocket engines? Why give your “enemy” any advantage?
Washington, which leveled widespread sanctions against Russia in an increasingly tenuous bid to isolate and undermine the stability of Moscow, has found itself humiliated and backtracking as it lifts bans on Russia’s RD-180 rocket engines.
And even as Washington does so, the US media finds itself still painting Russia as a villain even as the US finds itself forced to buy rockets from a nation it claims invaded Crimea, is fostering a “hybrid war” in eastern Ukraine, and is bombing US-backed “rebels” in Syria. It is worth mentioning that Russia’s RD-180 rocket engines, possessing unparalleled performance US firms have yet to match, will be used to launch payloads into Earth orbit for the US Department of Defense.
Popular Science in its article “Congress Moves to Lift Ban on Using Russian Rocket Engines” claims:
After Russia invaded Crimea…
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