Death of Indian Man in Meteorite "Mishap" May Have Been Space Weapon Test

Just yesterday, Abreu Reported that American legislators "who may have at first been shocked to learn of the NSA's pervasive global espionage capabilities, have gone silent upon learning that these powers are shared by many other governments around the world, and NSA spokesmen have in private, according to a source, told lawmakers that US law was keeping the US behind rival signals intelligence agencies. In light of this new Global Espionage Race, the United States is seeking to expand its capabilities in a place where developing nations cannot easily rival: in space."

If it's one thing we've learned at Abreu Report it's that our "source" often doesn't privy us to privileged information, but rather drops hints about what's coming in the following days or months. It was no coincidence that we wrote yesterday about revelations proving that Pakistan's secretive Inter-Services Agency (ISI) was seeking to "tap worldwide internet traffic via underwater cables that would have given the country a digital espionage capacity to rival the US."

Over the past month, our source has made us aware of certain governments using cloaked Facebook accounts to track activist, which we reported on the 21st of January and was confirmed by the large-circulation Israeli daily Haaretz two days ago. 

If there's one thing you should know about South Asian politics is that if India is developing a formidable weapon, Pakistan is not too far behind. The two nuclear powerhouses are mortal enemies, and regularly engage in low-intensity kinetic border skirmishes over disputed Kashmir.

Just yesterday, the National reported that India was close to developing its own global-positioning satellite system, thus becoming "the fourth country in the world to operate its own satellite navigation system, giving it a strategic advantage over its neighbors, including Pakistan... The civilian service, which can be licensed out to companies, will be only slightly more accurate than GPS. Scientists have promised accuracy levels of within 10 meters on the ground and within 20 meters on the ocean. "  

Make no mistake about it, the Pakistanis see any forays by the Indians into space as a potential threat, and they're feeling cornered right now; if the Indians develop a space nuclear shield, it would take away the strategic edge that nuclear weapons confer on Pakistan and may give a future Indian Prime Minister incentive to risk all-out nuclear war between the two archenemies.

What did the bus driver overhear?
In light of recent Indian technological space progress, the Pakistanis are closely analyzing yesterday's death of a "bus driver of the Bharathidasan Engineering College" who became the first man in recorded civilization to be killed by a "meteorite." 

The Hindu reported that the Chief Minister of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu said on Sunday that "a mishap occurred yesterday when a meteorite fell on the campus of a private engineering college" and that compensation from a state fund would be made available to the victims.

One thing is certain in this whole affair: Pakistani bloggers already suspect that this death was a space weapons test, and that suspicion alone may spur a space arms race between the two countries. Another thing is certain: the Generals in the United States Pentagon don't want to be left behind, and the X-37B sub-orbital vehicle will be paying close attention to developments on the Indian subcontinent.

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