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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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- 08:52pm Jul 25, 2001 EST (#7437
" Rushailo called the meeting ``constructive
and substantive,'' and said it was the ``the next step'' in the
process begun in Genoa.
" Rice was scheduled to meet with Putin on
" Moscow opposes U.S. plans for a missile
shield because it would violate the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile
Treaty, which Russia sees as a cornerstone of global stability.
The ABM treaty bans nationwide missile defenses, on the premise
that neither country would strike first without protection from
retaliation -- the principle of mutual assured destruction.
" The agreement to consult was seen by many as
an indication the two sides may be moving closer. But some
analysts suggest that Russia may be trying to use the talks to
drag out the issue and keep the United States from going ahead
with plans for the system. After returning from Genoa, Putin said
he had ``confirmed our adherence'' to the ABM treaty.
" ``Here in Russia, I am sure, nobody will
agree to liquidate the ABM treaty,'' said Pavel Felgenhauer, a
military analyst. ``Naturally, they are trying to play for
" The United States argues that it needs a
national missile defense to protect itself against possible
attacks by small hostile nations believed to be developing nuclear
" Rice flew to Moscow from neighboring Ukraine,
where she said she had secured a government promise to halt
weapons supplies to Macedonia.
" Ukraine is one of the main weapons suppliers
to the Macedonian government, which has been battling ethnic
Albanian rebels since February, and the United States says the
arms supplies could jeopardize peace efforts in the troubled
- 08:55pm Jul 25, 2001 EST (#7438
US Foreign Policy Charges Rejected By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
but there is a long, essentially uninterrupted string of
U.S. 'Go - It - Alone' Decisions By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
- 01:16am Jul 26, 2001 EST (#7439
and he'll take the low road : 10
days by train ... ...
- 01:20am Jul 26, 2001 EST (#7440
Putin seems to be shaping up as the world's number one re the
wheelings and dealings diplomatic.
Washington BBC correspondent following the Bwsh Euro-tour
noted that Bwsh is also learning his trade and ventured he may
move from being a locked-in isolationist to a multilateralist.
Let's hope these guys work for stability and peace.
- 03:05am Jul 26, 2001 EST (#7441
Cat: Animals have their own MD system. Known as scent marking.
Note here how the 'friendly cats' are happy more closely packed (as
per friendly nation) than the unrelated, outsider, (rogue
Some situations are frightening. loom large, and create fear to
the inexperienced. http://www.halo33.com/righttop1.jpg
Animals via sent marking cut out an area of territory that they
can control and maintain.
The USA via global encirclement are setting out to monitor and
control the world. If this is so. Then some of the arrogant abuse
noted on this thread with regards to certain non-USA nations shows
that there is a room for improved understanding and support of
nations that require assistance with economic development.
noted a tiered heirachy of needs. Where does MD fit? It should be
related to lower level security. And has become confused with an
expression of National Self-esteem.
Yet how much self-esteem can the USA assume when the MD program
is calculated in value for money terms.
The USA spends currently $1500 per head of population p.a. on MD.
And what does it get back in return?
Can someone supply the list of Doesn't work items and
projects that MD funding has been allocated to?
Seems like a long list!
Now if some smart Politician who wanted to be re-elected back
into 'power' thought about how better to use $1500 per head of
population - in her/his territory then voters would be interested.
Can expenditure on MD be justified when the USA has many unmet
needs. When the
W O R L D has unmet needs -- and where -- with
aid and help -- many embryo economies could start to flourish.
Flourishing they would work in and trade with the USA, make
alliances, partnerships, collaborations ... leading to jointly
improved economies, lifestyles, and living standards.
If Bwsh were to take a ROUND world trip, and go walk-about in the
poverty stricken areas of the world, he might see how better
to allocate American funds.
Bwsh is seen as his father's puppet. He has enough cash in the
bank not to want for anything. Rather than continue to create MD
dollar churn towards companies his father has ( conflicts of
)interest in ... Bwsh might determine he is in an office of power,
and has the capacity to make a significant difference in the world.
It's a matter of setting priorities, setting them right, and
setting out to help and assist the world to climb towards conditions
where individuals can participate more fully to self-actualise.
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