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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 - 10:26pm Mar 10, 2002 EST (#360 of 386) Delete Message

I wonder what polls from Europe, or southern Africa, or South America would show. Could it be that some ideologues in the Bush administration have some things dangerously wrong?

Maybe they have some things right. But if they do, they'd do better about "hearts and minds" if they didn't so often lie, and support frauds, such as the MD boondoggle.

rshow55 - 10:28pm Mar 10, 2002 EST (#361 of 386) Delete Message

Nukes are not a "right answer" to any question at all. But the people in the "nuclear establishment" want to preserve their jobs, and promotion prospects - - and so they come up with ideas to suit.

lchic - 10:29pm Mar 10, 2002 EST (#362 of 386)

It's a long while since the Big K took a shoe to hit the bench and make a point at the UN ... perhaps that time has come again !

almarst-2001 - 10:32pm Mar 10, 2002 EST (#363 of 386)

President Bush will describe his broad strategy for the next stages of the war on terrorism on Monday, six months after the attacks on New York and Washington, suggesting that he may pursue the terrorist network of Al Qaeda even inside countries that do not ask for an American presence. -

If this is right for US, shouldn't it be right for others? mazza, What would be the Jesus's point of view? And, if it right for others, should we support India attacking the Pakistan? The Russia - attacking Gorgia, Pakistan and ... US for creating, arming and harboring the Islamic terrorists? And for preventing the Serbia and Montenegro to fight the terrorists?

That way seems the shortest one to Hell. And not even pawed with a good intentions either!;)

rshow55 - 10:45pm Mar 10, 2002 EST (#364 of 386) Delete Message

Jesus would ask how we could make the Golden Rule so that it actually worked .

lchic - 10:55pm Mar 10, 2002 EST (#365 of 386)

lost ... why else would they want to Nuke so many of our world's people ?

lchic - 11:15pm Mar 10, 2002 EST (#366 of 386)

Bosch had a take on hell :

almarst-2001 - 11:15pm Mar 10, 2002 EST (#367 of 386)

The DIRECT questions for mazza:

1. Do you agree that the world today faces the unprecedented military disballance in favor of US?

2. Do you agree that US military force composition and now its doctrine as well are offensive?

3. Do you agree that the US assumed the right to attack any nation which can potentially treaten the US interests as defined by some "shadow government"? The right of preventive strike even using the nuclear wearpons?

4 Do you approve the doctrine that all the reast of the nations have to chose to either being isolated, disarmed and marginolized or being destroyed unless falling in line with US vision of the world?

almarst-2001 - 11:34pm Mar 10, 2002 EST (#368 of 386)

Any recognisable face here? -

almarst-2001 - 11:38pm Mar 10, 2002 EST (#369 of 386)

Like taken from my mouth: drasko5 "The Trial of Slobodan Milosevic" 3/10/02 8:55pm

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