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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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- 11:38pm Mar 10, 2002 EST (#369
Like taken from my mouth: drasko5
"The Trial of Slobodan Milosevic" 3/10/02 8:55pm
- 11:40pm Mar 10, 2002 EST (#370
Shutters and blinds on US minds
What where why
when who how ?
- 11:42pm Mar 10, 2002 EST (#371
Man Who Waves At Stevie Wonder Draws Up Plans To Nuke Seven
Countries - http://www.bushwatch.net/bush.htm#comment
- 11:50pm Mar 10, 2002 EST (#372
It is quite amaising to find the US fascists arguing for the
individual and nation's freedom. While the "liberals" defending the
Empire and ready to distribute the "human rights" on the tips of
Is that what ancient Chinese had in mind wishing "May you live in
an interesting time"?
- 11:57pm Mar 10, 2002 EST (#373
3/9/02 4:36pm and 299-300
People need to be persuaded.
- 01:28am Mar 11, 2002 EST (#374
I don't know about other countries mentioned in the Pentagon Nuke
Hit list, but I do not think NK would be surprised about that at
all. For them, US message has always been...."we will nuke you next
time around." So nothing surprising there. I think the news
(although it has already been floated around since early 90s) is
that US made it official that the nuclear preemtive strike against
NK is a real possibility now and that US will try to nuke their
underground ICBMs and their launch network (currently unreachable by
anything in the US arsenal) so as to prevent any possibility of
retalitatory NK nuking of its own. So, we are back to the classical
cold war paradigm (albeit with much greater imbalance of power
between two nuclear protagonists) of one nuclear nation trying to
achieve "Unilaterally Assured Destruction" through the complete,
effective and 100% fail-proof first strike capability.......
For some reason, I think there will be an interesting response
from NK by early next year (much like 1998 televised special) to
such straightforward messages from US.....let us stay tuned.
Btw, I saw someone refering to Jesus earlier. Maybe this whole
Bush/Chenny/Rumsfeld/Wolforwitz shows are all part of their plan to
speed up His Return. Now if that is the case, I am all for it.
- 01:54am Mar 11, 2002 EST (#375
Oh, btw, if the leak was not pre cleared by Bush, he should find
out who did it and fire his behind. He did a great disservice to the
president and the country. This report should have been buried and
never see the light of the day...on the other hand, I can see a
congreeman or senator who felt compelled to leak it in the hope that
maybe he will be able to stop a couple of nut cases from seriously
and irrepairably damaging US's strategic interests, which have been
largely maintained over the years through various treaties &
agreements, etc that are based on the central presupposition that
the nukes are not to be intermingled with conventional offensive
punches. If it is no longer true as leaked report suggests, others
would be fools not to do the same, thus erasing US's overwhelming
advantage in conventional weapons.......no?
- 05:21am Mar 11, 2002 EST (#376
Did you screw your head on straight today? Give it another turn
.... got it in position ... put that glass of what you're supping
down .. Now re-read your postings ..
Folks have a duty to leak information when people have to
Next check out what the real world is saying http://talk.guardian.co.uk/WebX?230@@.eea1d61
- 08:05am Mar 11, 2002 EST (#377
"Folks have a duty to leak information when people have to
I've felt that duty, though it has sometimes been very
inconvenient and uncomfortable, because I've been a human being, and
also because I was instructed to do so under circumstances that
eventually occurred, and promised to do so.
I've been working at it pretty steadily since September 2000.
This is worth reading:
U.S. Tries to Dampen Fear Abroad on Policy by ERIC SCHMITT
- 10:50am Mar 11, 2002 EST (#378
"In Iran, the cabinet spokesman, Abdullah Ramezanzadeh, said
at a news conference that the United States was "capable of
attacking any country,"
And I believe he meant "morally capable" or rather
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