Star Wars - What We Really Want?
by Maya del Mar

Says Europe, "The United States is initiating global nuclear anarchy with missile defense." This is the response after months of high level U.S. emissaries talking up missile defense in Europe, most lately Colin Powell.

Mars in Sagittarius is conjoining Chiron in Sagittarius from May 1 until early September. Mars refers to war, Chiron to technology, and Sagittarius to expansion, particularly into space, into "the wild blue yonder."

We have in force another aspect that is hell-bent on defense strategy, and will do anything to achieve it: Pallas Athena is conjoined Pluto, both in Sagittarius on the sensitive U.S. ascendant. They meet three times this year, March 22, April 23 and finally on October 5. The first time they conjoined Mars, the second time Pluto, and the third time they will oppose Saturn. Saturn is responsibility, and there is a chance of stopping this rush to destruction then. Saturn is also permanence, and the Star Wars plan could be securely set for the future by then.

On May 1, as Chiron and Mars conjoined, Pres. Bush, speaking at Ft. McNair’s National Defense University, announced his plan to rush forward with full deployment of an anti-missile system at a cost of hundreds of billions in taxpayer dollars and in flagrant violation of the 1972 anti-ballistic missile (ABM) treaty.

The Bush-Cheney Administration presents this as a limited system. Not true. It is the first of three layers of the Pentagon’s plan to weaponize space, as described by the U.S. Space Command. A big glossy poster from the U.S. Space Command shows a huge American flag billowing across outer space with a Star Wars satellite poised above earth and the slogan "Masters of Space." Documents are readily available at

The Vision for 2020 report of the U.S. Space Command was issued in 1996, when Pluto entered Sagittarius. Its cover depicts a laser weapon shooting a beam down from space zapping a target below. Vision for 2020 then proclaims the U.S. Space Command’s mission: "dominating the space dimension of military operations to protect U.S. interests and investment. Integrating Space Forces into war-fighting capabilities across the full spectrum of conflict."

The report goes on to compare the U.S. effort to control space and the Earth below to how centuries ago, "nations built navies to protect and enhance their commercial interests," and how the great empires of Europe ruled the waves and thus the world.

Vision for 2020 stresses the role of space in managing the global economy. "The globalization of the world economy will also continue, with a widening gap between ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots.’" By controlling space and the Earth below, the U.S. will be able to keep those ‘have-nots’ in line.

In another place they say their mission is to "provide active and passive protection to assets that could be at risk during peacetime, crisis, or conflict." The U.S. Space Command is readying itself to be the enforcement arm for the global economy. Vision for 2020 also points out that "It is possible to project power through and from space in response to events anywhere in the world."

Donald Rumsfeld, now the U.S. Secretary of Defense, has been the guiding light behind the vision and the reports ever since during the Reagan Administration. The most recent one was issued by Rumsfeld to Congress on Jan. 11,2001.

It’s not only reports, however. In recent years some $6 billion/yr. plus funds from the black budget have gone into developing space military activities.

Cheney, his wife Lynne, and Rumsfeld have all been on the boards of major defense contractors. The Republican foreign policy was written by Bruce Jackson of Lockheed Martin, a kingpin in U.S. space warfare preparations.

Although U.S. citizens may not be familiar with the full scope of the plan, other nations are. On November 20,2000, because of U.S. plans, a resolution on "Prevention of An Arms Race in Outer Space" was voted on before the UN General Assembly. The resolution sought to reaffirm the Outer Space Treaty passed in 1967, and specifically its provision that space be set aside for "peaceful purposes." 163 nations voted in favor. The U.S., Israel, and Micronesia (fully supported by the U.S.) abstained.

Vision for 2020 is a very tragic vision, serving no useful purpose and many destructive ones. It does not meet any of our real threats; it only exacerbates them. It would reduce security astronomically, for the U.S. and for the rest of the world. Neptune gone wild is showing here. It’s truly an insane illusion.

(In fact, all of the top government principals have Neptune in hard aspect to important planets. Donald Rumsfeld has Neptune square Mars, as does the U.S., and further, his Moon conjoins the U.S. Neptune.)

"If the U.S. is allowed to move the arms race into space, there will be no return," says Bruce Gagnon, of the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space. The Global Network can be reached at 352-337-9274. E-mail them at, and check their website at

We have a narrow window to keep space for peace. Let’s use it.

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