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Russian military leaders have expressed concern about US plans
for a national missile defense system. Will defense technology be
limited by possibilities for a strategic imbalance? Is this just SDI
all over again?
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- 10:18am Mar 8, 2001 EST (#879
Excert from pobee2
"Bush's Foreign Policy" 3/8/01 6:42am
"I am a Korean. I am from South Korea. I am now living in
Sweden and am always asked which part I am from. I am fed up with
answering only the half of my nation to be my nationality. My father
in law is in North Korea but our family don't know if he is alive or
not. We do hope unification of Korea and this is the problem which
is to be solved between north and south.
I want to ask Mr. President of USA, what kind of threat is he
feeling now? President Kim in neighboring South Korea also feel
threat and so he try to talk with isolated North Korean leader. But
why the president of USA try to deter their efforts. Is Bush's
threat that of declining military industry or lack of foreign policy
leadership? If you put yourself in korean's place, you surely be
angry at Bush's policy."
- 10:25am Mar 8, 2001 EST (#880
Excert from - artemis130
"Serbia After Milosevic" 3/7/01 11:34pm
"almarstel2001 - 10:53pm Mar 7, 2001 EST (#151 of 152) - TIME
- "NATO's New Balkan Solution: Bring in the Serbs" - http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,101704,00.html
Yes, I very much remember the farce called Rambouillet,
followed by the biggest US propaganda blitz since WWII and in my
living memory. I also remember how many of the same board members
here were predicting exactly what we now see.
The withdrawal of OSCE monitors under the wing of Willy Walker
et.al., the hourly cellcoms between Thaci and Albright, the brain
dead congress members arguing to arm the KLA and step back, the
conscious and cowardly decisions to bomb civilian targets in efforts
to attain zero risk to NATO troops and on and on.
Not that any of us need to be reminded but others I think now
understand how corrupt; how pathologically addicted to taking
foolish risks; how ready to take advantage of any opportunity to
play to an audience's emotions for votes and some fictitious legacy
and, not to put it beyond him, how ready to even pad his library
funds with the likes of KLA drug money laundered through Ruder Finn,
this past president was.
Some of you may not agree but as far as I'm concerned - you
could just as easily put Milosevic or Clinton at the end of that
last paragraph. Two pustulant peas in the same political pod.
- 11:23am Mar 8, 2001 EST (#881
Is there any place on the web where competent people (engineers
with names, for example) are saying that MD is feasible, or that MD,
as presently proposed, would materially improve US security if it
Have engineers with names EVER said, right out, with their
professional engineering tickets and reputations on the line - that
MD was "feasable?"
I know people have said "let's try." But in 20 years, does
anybody know of anybody reputable who has actually come out, in
public, and said --- I've looked at the technology -- and this thing
is technically feasible?
My search skills aren't up to Lunarchick's, or a lot of other
people who may be reading this.
Has anybody standing in the position of a competent, detail
checking engineer EVER said missile defense was FEASIBLE?
Is anybody with a name, and a technical reputation, doing so on
detailed technical grounds NOW ?
- 11:27am Mar 8, 2001 EST (#882
In the course of attending to this tread, and related ones I've
done a bit of looking around -- and Dawn Riley has come up with all
sorts of interesting references --- but nothing remotely like
anybody saying "this is feasible."
Am I missing something?
. If 20% of all the money "spent" on Star Wars
had been STOLEN -- would anybody know?
Would THE NEW YORK TIMES and other news organizations be
able to MISS THIS?
(With current rules of engagement, my own guess is "they
- 05:54pm Mar 8, 2001 EST (#883
- 07:49pm Mar 8, 2001 EST (#884
A piece from last year still makes valid points about the US
nuclear posture. But it also illustrates points where the the
Bush administration, which is committed to large nuclear weapon
reductions, without negotiation, is taking worthwhile steps that are
advances over the Clinton administration position.
WE SAY, NOT AS WE DO: Defense: The world can see through our
hypocritical preaching about nuclear arms control by Robert
Scheer The Los Angeles Times March 28, 2000
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