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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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almarst-2001 - 11:38pm Mar 10, 2002 EST (#369 of 379)

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

lchic - 11:40pm Mar 10, 2002 EST (#370 of 379)

Shutters and blinds on US minds
What where why when who how ?
almarst-2001 3/10/02 11:34pm

almarst-2001 - 11:42pm Mar 10, 2002 EST (#371 of 379)

Man Who Waves At Stevie Wonder Draws Up Plans To Nuke Seven Countries -

almarst-2001 - 11:50pm Mar 10, 2002 EST (#372 of 379)

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 cruise missiles.

Is that what ancient Chinese had in mind wishing "May you live in an interesting time"?

rshow55 - 11:57pm Mar 10, 2002 EST (#373 of 379) Delete Message


MD296 rshow55 3/9/02 4:36pm and 299-300

People need to be persuaded.


manjumicha2001 - 01:28am Mar 11, 2002 EST (#374 of 379)

Hi guys,

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.

manjumicha2001 - 01:54am Mar 11, 2002 EST (#375 of 379)

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

lchic - 05:21am Mar 11, 2002 EST (#376 of 379)

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 know!


Next check out what the real world is saying

rshow55 - 08:05am Mar 11, 2002 EST (#377 of 379) Delete Message

"Folks have a duty to leak information when people have to know!"

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

almarst-2001 - 10:50am Mar 11, 2002 EST (#378 of 379)

"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 IMMORALLY.

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