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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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rshow55 - 08:48pm Mar 10, 2002 EST (#342 of 386) Delete Message

End of Secret Plan Outlines the Unthinkable -

" In recent months, when Bush administration officials talked about the implications of Sept. 11 for long-term military policy, they have often focused on "homeland defense" and the need for an anti-missile shield. In truth, what has evolved since last year's terror attacks is an integrated, significantly expanded planning doctrine for nuclear wars. _ _

mazza9 - 08:51pm Mar 10, 2002 EST (#343 of 386)
Louis Mazza

Almarst says:

"It surelly does not compliment the schools thet he attended;)"

President Bush received an MBA from Harvard.

Vice President Gore received an undergraduate degree from Harvard in Journalism. After spending a short tour in Viet Nam, as an Army journalist, Vice President Gore succeeded in flunking out of Law School and Divinity school.

What's your point?


almarst-2001 - 08:55pm Mar 10, 2002 EST (#344 of 386)

"President Bush received an MBA from Harvard....What's your point?"

The POINT is entirely YOURS;)

lchic - 09:12pm Mar 10, 2002 EST (#345 of 386)

All the information and course notes re the Harvard MBA are said to be freely available on the net --- the Harvard factor is the human networking part ... where only the 'rich' may wander !

Bush did his MBA way back in time ... much of what he learnt in the Sixties has been superceded ... any evidence he's done catch-up studies ?

lchic - 09:23pm Mar 10, 2002 EST (#346 of 386)

If the world is looked at in terms of American Nuke policy the areas targeted are closely connected.
If the world is looked at in curtural ways, then, people with the 'dot' languages would be known to have migrated to the USA ... leaving family behind.

mAzzA - didn't your buddy Bush migrate into the USA from Germany?

So the world is made up of language.
The language is spoken by people.
Language is culture.
People from all countries migrate to all other countries.
The world is interconnected!!!

The USA nuke policy assumes

    The world is not interconnected.
    That to pollute and nuclear waste people and areas has no consequence.
    That such an action would have no repecussions of a physical, psychological, legal or commercial nature - other things apart.
So whoever thought up this January Nuke Policy is a dickwit!
Whooooops ~ Wasn't you was it mAzzA?

mazza9 - 09:34pm Mar 10, 2002 EST (#347 of 386)
Louis Mazza


You choose to sling mud. Why aren't you man enough to own up to it? I didn't raise the issue you did.

I'm amazed at your total lack of intellectual honesty. My flabber is gasted!


mazza9 - 09:36pm Mar 10, 2002 EST (#348 of 386)
Louis Mazza


I see that you have the same penchant for name calling as the other lightweights who waste bandwidth here. Do you practice or does this low life behavior come naturally?


rshow55 - 09:50pm Mar 10, 2002 EST (#349 of 386) Delete Message

Mazza, it seems to me that your pattern is almost always to degrade the dialog - and to defocus anything that might be coherent. There's plenty of much higher class stuff from others.

MD345-346 lchic 3/10/02 9:12pm

And plenty of stuff much more coherent than "mere belief" on the feasibilty of missile defense.

MD84 rshow55 3/2/02 10:52am ... MD 85 almarst-2001 3/2/02 11:01am
MD86 rshow55 3/2/02 11:17am ...

Almarst tries to be honest - and he accepts points even when they go against them -- you seldom do more than distract.

You also have a knack, when issues of mass murder are being discussed, to ignore such "small things" and get indignant about trifles.

lchic - 09:54pm Mar 10, 2002 EST (#350 of 386)

Two more off topic diversionary posts mAzzA -- if only 'The Purse' required ideas not mere verbage!

mAzzA did you note how INTERCONNECTED the world and it's people are ?

rshow55 - 09:56pm Mar 10, 2002 EST (#351 of 386) Delete Message

Nuclear Arms for Deterrence or Fighting? By MICHAEL R. GORDON


"The reaction overseas to the policy shift was predictably harsh, with a Russian legislator asking if Americans "have somewhat lost touch with the reality in which they live."

One may question both their sanity and their human decency. I hope many do.

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