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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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lchic - 06:49am Mar 14, 2002 EST (#528 of 546)

The last man hanged in Oz 1967 isn't dead .. not in the minds of those who have nightmares ... the defense council who wondered where he failed .. the journalists who watched the man's head put in a noose, the bag put over his head, and still hear the resounding thud-crash as the man fell and the rope broke his neck .. the man who tried to stop the hanging -- still has bad dreams ... the children of the man who grew up without a father ... see 14th March

The above man was innocent ... as are 1 in 7 of the Americans who are murdered by the State ...

Interesting to note that the depressed psychotic Yates woman in Texas was found by the insaneTexanJury to be sane .. if they live in a logical topsy-turvey world in Texas ... where lies are truth .. where logic is abandoned for crazyness ... and if the current leadership of the US is Texan ...

..... so here is a State that's happy to murder it's own ... happy to allow the public officials who carry out the murders to suffer for the rest of their lives

.... so here is the State that houses the illogical logic of Nuking the peoples of the world, of polluting the world .....

lchic - 08:33am Mar 14, 2002 EST (#529 of 546)

    US sets its sights on terrorist nuclear threats 12-03-2002 At the beginning of his 12 nation tour to prepare US allies for the next phase in the war against terrorism, US Vice-President Dick Cheney has warned of terrorist networks getting their hands on nuclear weapons. In a thinly veiled allusion to Iraq, the Vice-President warned of a 'potential marriage' between terrorists and rogue states with weapons of mass destruction. The terrorist nuclear threat is now uppermost in the minds of Pentagon planners. see-video
    Tony Jones speaks to US Ambassador Linton Brooks, deputy head of the National Nuclear Security Administration in Washington. Ambassador Brooks is the man charged with containing the nuclear threat against the US and stopping fissile material from getting into the hands of terrorists. Listen-interview

lchic - 08:37am Mar 14, 2002 EST (#530 of 546)

The illogical DickChaney 1990 logic is let lose again .. he's threatening to Nuke Saddam .. who might think 'Well if i'm a gonna i might as well nuke 'em back'

The dirt and filth and half life of 1990 activity still litters Southern Iraq .. folks who were there .. if still alive .. are suffering the long term life threatening effects of same.

almarst-2001 - 08:56am Mar 14, 2002 EST (#531 of 546)

Oil Motive -

"Some observers also see U.S. motives that go beyond exacting retribution for the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Bush is seen as wanting to pacify the territory around the oil-rich Caspian Sea basin so pipelines can be laid to extract an estimated $5 trillion in oil and natural gas to the West. One possible route for a pipeline would be through Georgia, bypassing Russian territory."

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