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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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- 07:59pm Aug 9, 2001 EST (#7833
Russia: The site - Kursk141.org - was launched : hopefully
the submarine will surface: http://www.guardian.co.uk/submarine/story/0,7369,534480,00.html
The official site of the Russian Government was
launched in the Internet on December 27, 1999. The site is
available at: www.pravitelstvo.gov.ru and
The significance of this development is well
beyond another official public information channel taking off in
the Internet. In fact it means a fundamental turnabout in
government information policies. From now on the latest first-hand
government news will be immediately available to all Internet
The official site of the Russian Government
comprises three sections: "Office of the Prime Minister", "Federal
Government Agencies and Departments" and "The Press Center". The
site reference sections provide biographies of the Prime Minister,
Cabinet Members and federal executive leaders. The Ministries'
pages contain statutes of federal executive bodies, provide
contact details and links to Web-sites of Ministries and
Daily news updates under the headings of "Official
Chronicle" and "Press Releases" are the most popular pages of the
site. These pages offer exclusive news earlier than information
agencies and TV.
The site is maintained by the Government
Information Department, who plans to further expand it to comprise
electronic versions of departmental publications, regulations,
interviews of Ministers and other top executive officials.
- 08:20pm Aug 9, 2001 EST (#7834
Newbies: using the 'search' button will give background on
subjects: eg Postol who featured on an Aussie MD docco
.. and academic freeedom of speech see lunarchick
MD has a white
elephant expensive - but useless - aspect.
- 10:46pm Aug 9, 2001 EST (#7835
NMD (National Missile Defense) is a great plan. The main reason
why the democrats are not agreeing with it is due to the
relationships with Russia and China over the ABM (Anti-Ballistic
Missile) Treaty. But if you look at the true facts you will see the
truth: 1- The ABM Treaty is dead; Russia has violated it numerous
times through there proliferation, by implementing their own TMD
(Theater Missile Defense), and also you have to look that it was
signed by the United States and the Soviet Union in 1972. If it was
still in affect Russia and the United States wouldn't be the only
nations bound by it, but rather all nations derived from the SU
would be included. 2- US/China/Russia relations have been weary many
times. This is not the brink. If they were so concerned about MD
then Russia would not have implemented their own TMD and the
Russia/China Friendship Treaty would not exist. 3- MD will not spark
an arms race. As I have stated numerous times Russia already has
their own missile defense system, and therefore this argument is
basically empirically denied. Also Russia has increased their
Vertical and Horizontal Proliferation since the ABM treaty was
signed. If anything it is the ABM Treaty creating the arms race. 4-
Despite what critics have said the MD tests have proven successful.
The TMD is the main lacking area and it had to be dilluted due to
the ABM Treaty. If it wasn't for the treaty then the tests would be
much more successful.
SO now I ask you this question.... Why scrap a Missile Defense
Possibility, which can save the lives of you, me, and everyone we
care about for a treaty, which has been void since the Soviet Union
ceased to exist. Instead, why not give president Bush and other
supporters of MD the confidence they need to move in the right
direction. Do the right thing.
- 02:00am Aug 10, 2001 EST (#7836
Cell division ... in Texicution terms is a shared-cell death row
Seems it's roly-poly, tumble fall, down-hill all the way, the sum
of the parts ( a few cells) is greater than the whole (a person) ...
Note how the President (see how i just upped his status by using
an upper case 'P') of the United States has concerns for the
teeny-weeny little stem cell
... and yet lacks concern for an amalgam of matured cells unified
... be it a child who commits a major crime, or a grown prisoner
who elsewhere would be re-educated/matured and recycled back into
.. or some off-shore 'other-rogue' person
.. so teenyweeny plastic stem cells have now become 'higher
beings' than regular folk ?
Next Bwsh will advocate 'voting rights' for hospital waste - in
- 02:14am Aug 10, 2001 EST (#7837
Bwsh accused of LOOSING it : http://www.guardian.co.uk/bush/story/0,7369,534615,00.html
"Instead of asserting our leadership, we are
abdicating it. Instead of shaping international agreements to
serve our interests, we have removed ourselves from a position to
shape them at all."
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