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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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mazza9 - 11:51pm Mar 16, 2002 EST (#624 of 632)
Louis Mazza


Why should Russian care about the ABM Treaty of 1972? They weren't a party to that treaty.


almarst-2001 - 11:58pm Mar 16, 2002 EST (#625 of 632)

More than 300,000 protest against EU summit -

Marching behind a banner that declared: "Against a Europe of capital -- another world is possible," the boisterous demonstrators trooped for almost three hours from Placa de Catalunya to the Mediterranean harborfront.

But for a third straight day, Spanish police at the border with France turned back cars and buses with people whom they suspected were planning to join Saturday's march.

"Some people think that they can do things that do not meet the approval of the vast majority of the population," said Spanish Interior Minister Mariano Rajoy. "Action had to be taken."

Could the Capitalism at peak of its triumphal march to Globalization sparked the revival of the indigineus International Brotherhood of Workers?

The most importand rule of Empire - the "Divide and Comquer", so successfully used against the Socialist's and Communist's movements by supporting all kind of ultra-nacionacinalistic and ultra-religious separatists, particularely the Islamic radicals, like a classic Frankenstein monster, turned against its creator in a mids of the Capital Globalisation drive. While at the same time reviving the sense of Working Class of the common Enemy.

A true double whammy.

almarst-2001 - 12:04am Mar 17, 2002 EST (#626 of 632)

mazza - mazza9 3/16/02 11:51pm "Why should Russian care about the ABM Treaty of 1972? They weren't a party to that treaty.

The ABM Treaty was signed at Moscow May 26, 1972, and ratified by the US Senate August 3, 1972. It entered into force October 3, 1972. -

One of the above must be wrong...

mazza9 - 12:16am Mar 17, 2002 EST (#627 of 632)
Louis Mazza

The 1972 ABM Treaty was a treaty between the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, {USSR}. I guess you haven't noticed but the USSR doesn't exist anymore.


almarst-2001 - 12:23am Mar 17, 2002 EST (#628 of 632)


It could be just curious to know that there are some Americans shearing your view of the World.

If not for the fact that so many in this country could cherish as the hero the "stright talking" senator MacCain proclaiming that the only remorse he has about the Vietnam war was the failor to "liberate" the Vietnamese. Save couple of millions of successfully "liberated" by death by the bombs, including those he personally dropped, on their cities and villages.

The Eichman expressed similar kind of sorry. Could he become the Hero of the Germans today?

lchic - 03:29am Mar 17, 2002 EST (#629 of 632)

The USA of 1972 doesn't exist any more either!

Nor does any 1972 Nation ... Nations, Federations change by the day.

That they do change and move to new and better positions of service for their constituents is to be applauded. That's progressive politics.

That the proposed changes from 1972-2002 aren't forward looking on the part of the USA ... that's what gives cause for concern.

    [ mAzzA on the 'diversion diversion' tack here ... what's he trying to divert attention from .. where's the cover-up .. ??!! ]

lchic - 03:38am Mar 17, 2002 EST (#630 of 632)

Begorra globalisation of St Paddy ..

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