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Greece signs Artemis Accords

Greece yesterday became the 35th nation to sign the Artemis Accords, joining the American alliance established by these bi-laterial individual agreements between the U.S. and each nation.

The full list of signatories to the Accords is now as follows: Angola, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Columbia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Poland, Romania, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, the Ukraine, and the United States.

The original goal of the Artemis Accords, established during the Trump administration, was to create an alliance focused on allowing property rights in space that would also act to establish legal rules to protect those rights, something that the Outer Space Treaty forbids. It appears that under the Biden administration those goals have increasingly been pushed aside for the globalist goals of the UN. The language of NASA’s press release illustrates this:

“As humanity embarks on a great adventure, returning to the Moon and preparing for traveling beyond the Moon, the Artemis Accords serve as a beacon of collaboration and cooperation among nations, paving the way for a sustainable and peaceful exploration of space,” said [Giorgos Gerapetritis, Greek’s foreign minister].

The Artemis Accords reinforce and implement key obligations in the 1967 Outer Space Treaty. They also strengthen the commitment by the United States and signatory nations to the Registration Convention, the Rescue and Return Agreement, as well as best practices NASA and its partners support, including the public release of scientific data. [emphasis mine]

The highlighted word is one of the many buzzwords used by globalists to signal their priorities, similar to the use of the term ” equitable access” by Belgium officials when it signed the accords in January. Rather than focus on allowing private enterprise and freedom, the focus now is to establish rules to control what people do.

The right leadership from the United States could change this shift in focus, but right now the U.S. does not have such leadership.

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6 comments

  • Icepilot

    FYI
    “Belguim” – Belgium

  • Icepilot: Thank you. Fixed.

  • ” . . . paving the way for a sustainable and peaceful exploration of space,”

    What does that even mean, in an environment with infinite resources? And, really, isn’t the Progressive attempt to define the conversation a form of micro-aggression? That’s not very peaceful.

  • Max

    An environment with infinite resources? Resource scarcity is what the deep state is counting on for control of everything. Micro aggression will turn into overt aggression!

    The playbook for 2025 as written in 2008. The New World order who formed the world economic forum got a lot of things wrong as we approach 2025. You can read about their expectations, and then how they used world events and manipulation to make their dreams come true for a one world economic system. (spoil alert, state driven capitalism like China’s is the model)
    I could not find any mention of space related subjects.
    Disappointing.
    https://www.dni.gov/files/documents/Newsroom/Reports%20and%20Pubs/2025_Global_Trends_Final_Report.pdf

    It has predictions of rogue actors, the decline of the bricks nations, and of the United States from world events, the rise of organized crime, the push for illegal aliens to cross over into countries with the declining population for crisis, managed by control legislation etc…
    Looking at these predictions through today’s eyes, these weren’t predictions but expectations of the state managing the international crime syndicates, without fear of intervention as depicted on the TV propaganda shows, for a desired outcome. It has now gotten away from them… The beast they created has a life of its own now. knowing when and how to take advantage of a crisis has led to individual profiteering which appears to have sunk the “New World order ship” before it left dock. Apparently there’s “no honor among thieves” even if they believe in the cause.
    Nevertheless, the screws continue to tighten as freedoms disappear. “You will own nothing and be happy”… Or else.

  • pzatchok

    Why are we happy that a nation with little to no space program or even much hope of a space program. is signing an agreement about space?

    That is like cheering that China and India signed the climate treaty to not pollute the planet and didn’t do a thing to stop their own pollution. And have no plans to even slow down in the future.

  • sippin_bourbon

    Sustainable. It is a foot in the door to use environmental law to limit access to Space.

    See Boca Chica.

    Oh Belgium, man. Belgium!
    -Z. Beeblebrox.

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