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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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tekonah - 08:10am Jul 16, 2001 EST (#7072 of 7079)

"The Firecracker Boys" (See book by Dan O'Neill re the old AEC's "Project Chariot") will never quit as long as they have Billions to buy their fireworks from the aerospace industries (now a major part of what President/General Dwight Eisenhower called the "military-industrial complex"). Even the Greek playwright Aristophanes knew in 421 B.C. this truth - when his drama "The Peace" was presented for the first time! It is the weapons makers who throw - and try to keep - beautiful Peace in a deep pit. Now would be a good time to produce it on Broadway, or better, Hollywood!

lunarchick - 08:31am Jul 16, 2001 EST (#7073 of 7079)

Alex Aussies throw a prawn on the barbie ... Oh here's a photo of Jiang laying a wreath to commemorate the thousands his State murders ... I was thinking re the BBQ matter and the dog ... - not logical to throw a hot dog on a bbq .. in relation to Korean context -- these guys like to eat dogs -- or so it is said.

lunarchick - 08:38am Jul 16, 2001 EST (#7074 of 7079)

Project Chariot links. Book .. Teller.

    Ingram In 1958, Edward Heller, father of the H-bomb, unveiled his plan to detonate six nuclear bombs off the Alaskan coast to create a new harbor. However, the plan was blocked by a handful of Eskimos and biologists, who succeeded in preventing massive nuclear devastation potentially far greater than that of the Chernobyl blast. An unprecedented account of one of the most shocking chapters of the Nuclear Age.

lunarchick - 08:53am Jul 16, 2001 EST (#7075 of 7079)

Nite! Don't look ...

meyernov - 09:28am Jul 16, 2001 EST (#7076 of 7079)

I think that this anti-missile paranoia that is going on in the US shows one more time how much the republican government ignores of real threats and foreign policy. Everyone knows that it's much easier to carry a nuclear bomb in a backpack to the US than to enter its airspace. Just have a look at Israel. Its army is one of the best equipped a best trained in the world but it can't do anything against determined and desperate palestinians who are ready to sacrifice their lives. Long-term foreign politics should aim at reducing the number of enemy states of the US rather than raising it's number with a provocative and stupid attitude due to complete ignorance of geopolitics and History.

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