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[THREAD] Let’s unpack @POTUS @realDonaldTrump’s incredible, very gutsy & commendable disclosure of apparently-classified satellite imagery of #Iran’s #Safir 🚀 launch “accident” 💥
… amateurs & experts are saying that this image — which @POTUS @realDonaldTrump declassified by virtue of tweeting it (as he maintains ultimate de-classification authority) — *may* be from @NatReconOfc’s USA-224 reconnaissance satellite 🛰…
… this is perhaps the first USA-224 image to be made publicly available. This multi-billion dollar “exquisite class” electro-optical satellite 🛰 was part of #NRO Launch 49, a mission w/ a similarly exquisite patch (below). In Latin, are the words “melior diabolus quem scies…”
… translating roughly to “better the devil you know [than the devil you don’t.]” If this declassified image was indeed from USA-224, then #Iran’s @Khamenei_ir, @Rouhani_ir, @JZarif, should take the hint…

@US_SpaceCom has more fearsome toys than a ~10-year old satellite. 😉🛰
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