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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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- 03:06pm Mar 28, 2001 EST (#1619
21 March 2001
For poor old Dubya, life keeps getting harder. All those problems
with Korea, missile defence and carbon dioxide emissions. And now
he's in the White House, they won't let him use e-mail either.
The deprivation is not a small one. In old-fashioned spoken word,
the 43rd President of the United States may be a bit of a duffer.
But, it seems, put the fellow in front of a computer screen, and the
words simply pour forth, fired off in pithy little messages all over
But, say his advisers, no more. The risk is not so much hackers,
but that even old friends cannot be trusted to keep their mouths
shut. A few clicks of the button and the unguarded Presidential
thought is in the cyberspace inboxes of half the world.
In truth, Dubya should be thankful. He at least escapes that
dreadful law of human communication, whereby the number of messages
increases to fill the means available to send them. True, he may
have to put pen to paper now; but unlike the rest of us, he will not
vanish in a Sargasso Sea of e-mail.
And anyway, since when did a President write his own letters?
- 03:32pm Mar 28, 2001 EST (#1620
Orihata may be "Mr Strategy" the top international strategist,
who writes in this Journal +
Clinton advisor - Motokazu has a great mind.
- 03:35pm Mar 28, 2001 EST (#1621
One of the most importand issues for Europe, outside Britain, is
The most importand energy resources outside Russia are
effectively in hands of US-British companies. For independent Europe
it is paramaunt to ensure at leat one more source of energy. The
Atomic reactors, particularelly after Chernobol, coupled with a
problem of nuclear waste, proved to be extreamly unpopular and
effectively blocked from future development. That, in my view, was a
primary reason the French and Germany tried to build a "special
relations" with Iraq - the major independed oil suplier in the Gulf.
In fact, that may be the real reason, the US and Britain are so
interested in sunctions and isolation of Iraq.
That leaves Russia as another major possible source. This is
particularelly importand for Germany, almost completely dependent on
oil and gas (the French provides in very large part of it needs
using the Nuclear Power). Additionally, the geography makes the
Russia and Eastern Europe the most "natural" markets for German's
expansion. It has become clear to Russia as well. It may be no
incident, the Putin was selected at least in part, due to his
extensive background in Germany.
What we may witness is a "great battle" for the Europe future and
its relation with today's Anglo-American dominant.
- 03:41pm Mar 28, 2001 EST (#1622
It may not have to be a "great battle" -- maybe a "good
negotiation" -- in the interest of many parties. A big question is
"who can talk to whom - coordinate with whom? "
This thread moves fast. I made a posting, and deleted it, so that
I can respond to the good questions here.
- 03:42pm Mar 28, 2001 EST (#1623
Don't assume that the American PEOPLE want to fight -- they want
to live and let live -- I can understand how that may be hard to
believe -- but the barriers to peace may not be very great.
- 03:48pm Mar 28, 2001 EST (#1624
Hopefully so. It seems to me, the Russia has no reasons to be an
enemy of US. Unless the US will try to isolate and diminish the
Russia in order to preserve its domination of Europe.
- 03:53pm Mar 28, 2001 EST (#1625
I don't think ANY nation loves to fight. Unfortunatly, the
foreign policy desisions are far from transparent, even in US. And
there are very significant behind-the-scene forces, including
military-industrial complex and enery companies who may not
neceserelly reflect the desire of general population. And they have
enough power over the cash-starved politicians and the media to
influence the population.
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