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Technology has always found its greatest consumer in a nation's
war and defense efforts. Since the last attempts at a "Star Wars"
defense system, has technology changed considerably enough to make
the latest Missile Defense initiatives more successful? Can such an
application of science be successful? Is a militarized space
inevitable, necessary or impossible?
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- 07:52pm Mar 10, 2002 EST (#335
FLYING INTO TURBULENCE
"Unwarranted self-righteousness creates false perceptions of
invulnerability. Did Western Europe learn nothing from its follies
of the last century?"
This assumes that from no on, the Europe need the US protection.
Against Russia... or afainst each-other. Not all would agree. The
Russia, as other european countries before WWII where engaged
innumerous wars in differen combinations of forces, goals, reasons
and participants. The US wants to assume a permanent role of
supervisor over the misbehaving continent;)
"Incredibly, even the most acknowledged scientific beliefs can
be proven wrong by fresh, "out of the box", thinking"
But not the made above assumption?
"Criticism of the United States is coming from all quarters of
Western Europe, driven by jealousy"
Out of the American narcisism, superiority syndrom and mithology.
Applyes equaly to all nations, not just for the leat applicable one
as the Europe.
"Dr. S. Fred Singer, President of the Science &
Environmental Policy Project, states that NASA data confirms no
significant increase in temperature neither for Europe nor for the
United States over the past 7 decades."
Never mind Soth and North Poles. Why to worry if sun still bright
over my personal head;)
"The European press is also strangely silent about a monthly
toll in the hundreds of Chinese executions"
Could it be because the Chinese are not on the Crusade to convert
the World to their "superior" values. By using all means disposable
- money, covert actions and even by a brute force.
"The only reason anyone might oppose a strong defense is that
it weakens a potential aggressor's offensive capabilities."
Mr. Martin is or preneds to be unfamiliar with a notion of MAD
and meaning of Deterrance.
"Russia has already long been in violation of the Treaty by
deploying heavy anti-missile defense systems for years"
A pure and simple lie. The Treaty allowes to place a limited ABM
force around Capitals as Russians did around moscow and Americans
decided not to do around Washington. A good exmple af a Flying Lie;)
"Bush's scholarship record surpassed that of his erstwhile
opponent, Al Gore"
It surelly does not compliment the schools thet he attended;)
One must be blind tnot to see the reason for EU as the only way
to enable US-independent policy. Unfortunatly, that indeed will lead
to less democratic and more burocratic Europe. But that is a direct
result of US policy of hegemonism . As we all learned in physics,
"The force of Action is always equal to the force of
"For Europe to put its strategic energy supplies in the hands
Coming close to the source of a Washington's PAIN - the Europe
must depend on US controlled energy supplies.
"One must not lose sight of the fact that Russia is
concentrating its dynamism on becoming a superpower again."
Instead of diintegrating into the dust as was expected and
designed. The Washington seemingly does not like the word
"competition". Forget the anti-trust laws and the capitalistic
"alternative to Atlantcism and globalization"
True. If globalisation means US domination.
Mr Martin forgets a simple fact NO ONE LIKES HIS BOSS.
- 08:04pm Mar 10, 2002 EST (#336
Let's guess the name of that BOSS .... err ... err.... "does it
begin with a .. B?" ... err ...
re Penultimate post
For the last time before the hammer falls and the auction is
over .... going going for a boondoggle ... and for the last time
.... the very last time ... going .... going ... GONE!
"A boondoggle to you the man in the iron tricorne ...
Boondoggle for your antique collection Sir ... Check or cash?" mazza9
- 08:09pm Mar 10, 2002 EST (#337
What an exquisite boondoggle - - 50 years of effort --
about 140 billion dollars to the cost - - more deceptions and
evasions than one can easily think of (so many stories!) and nothing
works yet, except for some tactically feeble stunts, at 100
million per copy.
What a conversation piece!
- 08:11pm Mar 10, 2002 EST (#338
It seems the GREAT WAR for ENERGY SUPPLIES which was I believe
the reason for tw World Wars continues into the new Century.
Possibly with much worst consequences. For all. Including the US.
I don't believe even mazza will escape it hiding out in the UPPER
- 08:29pm Mar 10, 2002 EST (#339
Ummm there's enough H O T ~ A I R to take him yon
side of the stratosphere way out to nowhere space and beyond!
- 08:35pm Mar 10, 2002 EST (#340
Secret Plan Outlines the Unthinkable - http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-op-arkinmar10.story
- 08:45pm Mar 10, 2002 EST (#341
Zbigniew Brzezinski and the CFR Put War Plans In a 1997 Book –
It Is “A Blueprint for World Dictatorship,” Says a Former German
Defense and NATO Official Who Warned of Global Domination in 1984,
in an Exclusive Interview With FTW “THE GRAND CHESSBOARD –
American Primacy And It’s Geostrategic Imperatives,” Zbigniew
Brzezinski, Basic Books, 1997.
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