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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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- 10:25am Jul 21, 2001 EST (#7281
- 10:31am Jul 21, 2001 EST (#7282
What are they really for?
needs to come clean about his missile-defence ambitions
- 10:47am Jul 21, 2001 EST (#7283
.. Russian statement on Thursday could lead to a possible
confrontation in the months ahead over the treaty unless Presidents
George W. Bush and Vladimir Putin compromise during their meeting
this weekend in Genoa, or in subsequent discussions. The Bush
administration announced last week that it intended to begin work on
the site for a missile defense installation in Alaska next month.
- 08:49pm Jul 21, 2001 EST (#7284
Radar: Goebbels’ plan to destroy Britain’s radar defences.
- 09:10pm Jul 21, 2001 EST (#7285
Walter Mitty .. but who's the American one ? .. Try this ...
"It sounds like a brilliant plan. First you put a laser on a
plane, then fly that plane in endless circles near a country you
think might launch a nuclear missle at you. If it does -- boom! --
just shoot it down with your laser.
That, in a nutshell, is the first line of Gearge W. Bush's
planned defence against the launch of a longrange nuclear missile
from 'rogue state' such as .... .... " Roy Eccleston Washington
Correspondent 'The Australian' july 21-22, 2001. Inquirer p 21.
Reading the US edition of The
Australian, it seems that our boy 'Rupert Murdock' wasn't
backing Bush at the last election ... meaning .. Bush may not have
been seen as being good for - America - that economy - the USA
- 01:18am Jul 22, 2001 EST (#7286
I modestly propose that we abandon the new missile defense plan,
and instead, continue and expand the doctrine that has protected us
for over fifty years -- M.A.D.
My proposal is that we design and launch a network of radar
satellites that can detect and track missiles as soon as they're
launched (or perhaps we already have that). That way we will know
exactly which "rogue state" launched a given missile, so we'll be
prepared to retaliate in kind.
- 10:49am Jul 22, 2001 EST (#7287
Pardon me for not intelectualizing,I think that Bush is missing
the point. Which is that putting lazers in space is #$%@"crazy".
Because one could, does not mean one should! This will certainly
create a condition where the end of the world as we know it,can
occur much easier.I guess this is not my concept of defense? safety
does not come by increasing illwill ,emnity and envy. You don't have
to be a religious zealot to apreciate the lessons of the Bible. look
at Israel they have lot's of superior weapons and tech,hell they
even have the bomb . Are you telling me that, they are safe? People
are throwing rocks and achieving what tanks cannot.Stop bugging
George and think about the children.Find another way if you are so
smart.And if you are not ,have the wisdom to realise you do not have
the answers.Make life simpler ,not more complicated.we need clean
food ,clean water and clean hearts. Wake up man,it is all over in
the blink of an eye!
- 01:13pm Jul 22, 2001 EST (#7288
You can fool Republicans EVERY TIME! Once again the sharks gather
around the treasury waiting for their massive welfare windfall for
Missile Defense. Reagan lied to us - even had tests faked - and to
this day no one has figured out where the money has gone. Now we do
it again, including a stupid test of the type that the former Soviet
Union used to shoot down a U-2. Just get the missile close enough so
that the explosion will damage the incoming object. Some times it
works mostly it doesn't (Pentagon concedes that they had tried three
previous times before they had a success). Instead of putting the
whole administration and 5 of the USSC on trial, we are committing
another STUPID MISTAKE!
BURN THE FLAG, NOT THE CONSTITUTION!
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