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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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- 09:45pm Mar 20, 2001 EST (#1212
Discussion re Indian Defense Minister (filmed taking cash re a
supposed Arms Deal) ...
"Should Journalists revert to secretive methods to expose truth"
... some Indians say yes, others say this guy was 'The finest
Finance Minister India has ever had .. ' I still don't have the
actual LINK that has this 'bribe take' playing !
Shows how the public 'can neither think nor look - straight' even
- 09:50pm Mar 20, 2001 EST (#1213
I note Bush isn't into workers rights! Will his
homeground popularity start to SLIP .. how are the polls going ?
- 09:52pm Mar 20, 2001 EST (#1214
Z tv India will repeat the broadcasts of the Defense minister
taking bribes ... for those who missed them first time round.
"Indian Express" newspaper.
- 09:55pm Mar 20, 2001 EST (#1215
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Moscow
reacted furiously on Tuesday to weekend comments by Defense
Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, who repeated charges that Russia's
exports of rocket and nuclear know-how had forced it to build a
In an interview with the London Sunday Telegraph newspaper,
Rumsfeld branded Russia "an active proliferator," a phrase that
sparked uproar in Moscow when he first coined it last month.
He said the transfer of sensitive technology from Russia was
helping hostile states like Iran and North Korea build weapons of
mass destruction that could threaten the United States.
"The reason for these groundless, Cold War-style accusations
becomes clear when these two exponents of military theory start
listing the fragile 'reasons' for the creation of a national missile
defense system (NMD)," said the ministry, referring to Rumsfeld and
his deputy Paul Wolfowitz.
"It would appear that the new Pentagon leadership is experiencing
some difficulty in adapting to the realities of the
post-confrontational period," the statement said.
Washington says it needs a limited shield to counter the
perceived threat posed by "rogue" states, and has vowed to push
ahead with a $60 billion NMD scheme even at the cost of a landmark
treaty which bans such systems.
Moscow opposes the scheme and any revision of the 1972
Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty (ABM), saying the missile shield would
undermine its own deterrent and trigger a new arms race.
Rumsfeld, who was also defense secretary under president Gerald
Ford in the mid-1970s, said NMD was a direct of result of Russia's
willingness "to sell anything to anyone for money."
Washington should use the billions of dollars it has given Moscow
in aid and business to extract a pledge to halt the trade, he added.
But Russia's Foreign Ministry accused Rumsfeld, who has dismissed
the ABM treaty as "ancient history," and Wolfowitz of behaving like
a Cold War warrior trapped in a time warp.
"After eight years outside the corridors of power, senior members
of the U.S. military agencies appear not to understand how much the
world has changed during this time," it added.
"It is alarming that the categorical comments of Mr. Rumsfeld and
Mr. Wolfowitz clearly go against the public position of the new U.S.
President George W. Bus
- 10:01pm Mar 20, 2001 EST (#1216
- Panic leads to LIE
Begs the question of how people react to make uncertain
circumstances seemingly more certain!
- 11:57pm Mar 20, 2001 EST (#1217
Hanan Ashrawi, a prominent Palestinian lawmaker, was
slightly wounded in a leg when Israeli soldiers lobbed a stun
grenade at the demonstration. Palestinian officials said several
other women had also been wounded (nyt)
- 12:04am Mar 21, 2001 EST (#1218
- 05:20am Mar 21, 2001 EST (#1219
Conventional warfare is said to be devised by the 'evil' minded,
in respect of the fact that 80% of women going through refugee camps
in all countries have been abused, tortured, raped. This is done in
a devised systematic manner -- to order(s).
The Unitied Nations now have a permenant war court set up in the
Hauge to investigate crimes against women.
Mindsets re war do change .. the boiling tar, wheel and iron
maiden ... are no longer 'enjoyed'. The quesion is how to prevent
war, and here improved communication seems to be an ideal.
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