Wednesday (Feb. 20th) afternoon two F-15C EAGLES collided mid-air over the Gulf of Mexico during a "training" exercise some 77 miles from their departure point at Eglin Air Force Base (note: the pilots affiliated with this squadron are referred to as "The Gorillas"). The F-15 has had numerous malfunctions and accidents over the past year, and were grounded by the Air Force for a period of time late last year.
Another interesting sync with events from later the same evening...The F-15A EAGLE was once used to shoot down a satellite :
From January 1984 to September 1986, an F-15A was used as a launch platform for five ASM-135 anti-satellite (ASAT) missiles. The F-15A went into a Mach 1.22, 3.8 g climb of 65° and released the ASAT missile at an altitude of 38,100 feet (11.6 km). The F-15A computer was updated to control the zoom-climb and missile release. The third test flight involved a retired communications satellite in a 345 statute mile (555 km) orbit, which was successfully destroyed by sheer kinetic energy. The pilot, USAF Major Wilbert D. "Doug" Pearson, became the only pilot to destroy a satellite.
The ASAT missile was designed to be a standoff anti-satellite weapon, with the F-15A acting as a first stage. The Soviet Union could interpret a U.S. rocket launch with a spy satellite loss, but an F-15 carrying an ASAT would blend in among hundreds of F-15 flights.Some 26 minutes after the Moon, Lord of the Rings (Saturn), HEART of Leo (Regulus) alignment was taking place at approx. 10:00 pm EST (which, if you were lucky enough to see; was truly breathtaking), the U.S. Navy fired at and successfully fragmented the bus sized spy satellite, which was inoperable and carrying a payload of "toxic" fuel. At a total speculated cost of $30 million, one wonders about the "official" explanation regarding the U.S.'s concern for human life given the HIGHLY magickal atmosphere at the time of the operation. One which seems to have been awaiting the arrival of US Defense Secretary Robert Gates in order to officially give the command to "fire".
Less than 24 hours later...fire and chaos in Kosovo, as Serbian protesters (approx. 150,000 strong) rioted, setting fire to the U.S. Embassy in Belgrade (also attacked were the Croatian, British, Turkish, and Bosnian). Images of the Albanian flag have captured headlines from Kosovo since this past Sunday, when Pro-Independence supporters took up the DOUBLE EAGLE as their banner.
We see the heartbreaker/piercing/Deep Impact effect in full force recently. Two sided opposition...division, two sides of the same bloody coin.